Classes

To register for classes, please return the registration and the release and waiver forms to the Cherokee Arts Center with cash or check made out to CCAC.

*All Classes and Workshops must be registered for at least one week in advance!

We are SO excited to announce our new Fall Schedule!!!  There truly is something for everyone in the family. Kids, teens, and adults, will find where their passion lies here at the Cherokee Arts Center!


*All Classes and Workshops must be registered for at least one week in advance!

NEW! Musical Theatre Classes!


Theatre for Young Stars
Intro: Ages 5yrs – 6yrs
Thursdays 4-5pm

$49 (4 weeks)
Starts September 4th

This fun-filled class is for our Broadway Babies! Students will learn about many aspects of theatre: stage directions, improvisation games, vocal technique, choreography, overcoming stage fright and much more! The students will perform a number from a Broadway or movie musical at the end of each semester for friends and family! This class is an encouraging environment that will allow your child to develop their theatrical passions and find their inner star! 

Level 1: 1st Graders
Thursdays 5-6pm
    $49 (4 weeks)
Starts September 4th

This class is a continuation class for our Broadway Babies! Students will learn about many aspects of theatre: stage directions, improvisation games, vocal technique, choreography, overcoming stage fright and much more! The students will perform a number from a Broadway or movie musical at the end of each semester for friends and family! This class is an encouraging environment that will allow your child to develop their theatrical passions and find their inner star!



Intermediate Musical Theatre:
Tuesdays 4-5pm
$49 (4 weeks)
Starts September 2nd

 Tuesdays 4-5 pm
Level 2: Grades 2nd – 5th
Tuesdays 5-6pm
Level 3: Grades 6th – 9th
 
This performance-based class will feature songs, dances, and scenes from the best of Broadway! Each session will offer a new musical review for your child to be a part of. This group will perform their review at the end of each semester on the stage!

NEW!  Youth Improv Classes
Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm

$49 (4 weeks)
Starts September 2nd
 
 

Improvisation is an excellent tool for improving verbal expression, enhancing listening skills, building body awareness, and boosting self-confidence. It’s also FUN!

Our youth classes provide individual attention from experienced coaches who have worked with youth and teen improvisers for many years. Students explore the concepts and skills of improv through games and exercises, and most classes culminate in a showcase performance for family and friends.


 
 

 

 

 NEW! Mommy & Me Masterpieces

Ages 18 months- 4 years
Tuesdays 10:30-11:30

 Starts September 2nd 
$20 per class +$5 for each additional child
Reservations Required

This is a parent/child class which will explore the many mediums of art in a fun and free flowing environment. We will celebrate “messes” and encourage experimentation! Children will become familiar with: paint, clay, fiber art, drawing and printing. They will learn about famous artists such as Vincent vanGogh and Claude Monet! At the end of each class, the child will have a “Mommy & Me Masterpiece” to take home.


     

     
NEW! Kids Introduction into Fiber Arts Class
Ages 8 -12
Thursdays 5:00-6:00 pm

Starts September 4th
$75 (4 weeks)


   
In this introduction to the fiber arts , students will weave, sew, print onto textiles, dye fabrics and explore cloth batik.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW!  Handbuilding Ceramics Class 
Open to All Ages
Saturdays 11:00 am -12:00 pm

 Starts September 6th
$75 (4 weeks)

Students will learn a variety of handbuilding ceramic techniques . We will fire & glaze each piece.


 

 

 

Kim Bates- Digital Photography Class     $90

Photography by Kim Bates 

Starts September 4th
 Thursdays  6:30 to 8:30pm   12 yrs and up  (4 weeks) 
Bring 2-3 recently taken photos, your camera and its
instructions.  No digital camera? You can even use your cell phone!

 

 


Elly Hobgood Paint Group  $30

"Ruffles and Ridges" Watercolor by Elly Hobgood

September 6th 1 pm – 5 pm &

NEW! Now offering Weekday Classes too! Wednesday September 3rd 12:30-4:30 pm       

Come and paint our watercolor projects geared towards
those with some watercolor experience. 
 

 

 

John Horne  -  Drawing Classes 

"Front Porch II" Mixed Medium by John Horne

 
Teen Drawing Starts September 6th        $80
Saturdays  12:45-2:00pm            Teen (4 Weeks)           
Young artists of all levels are encouraged to explore various mediums with
hands - on demonstrations & examples by interactive instruction.

 

 

 

Linda Maphet’s -Oil & Acrylic Painting

 "Fiddler" Oil by Linda Maphet

 

                             Tuesdays 1:00-3:00pm    Adults & Teens                    (4 weeks)      $100                                       Thursdays   1:30 pm - 3:30 pm     Adults & Teens      (4 weeks)       $100

A traditional approach to drawing into painting in acrylics and oils through guided instruction.
Starts September 2nd

 

 

 

Jim Rivera - C.A.C.I.- Cherokee Arts Center Improv         $52
 Starts September 2nd  
 Tuesdays from 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
Ages 15 and up (4 weeks)

         
Photo by Lisa Kaye Kinsler

Feedback from the Improv Students!
"Absolutely loved it! Looking Forward to the next class!"
"Jim did a great job fostering creativity from the Group"
"Jim has a great grasp of where he is taking this course!"
"Great energy!"

Interested in Acting or Comedy?  Interested in being creative and want to learn more about Improvisational theater?  Have free time on Tuesdays from 6:30 -8:30 pm?  Improv is proven to:

Enhance your Self-Confidence!
Enhance your Listening and Observations Skills!
Enhance Public Speaking Skills!
Enhance Comfort in Social Settings!
Enhance Brainstorming Abilities!
Enhance Team Building Skills!
Have a Great Time!

Cherokee Arts Center Improv is dedicated to the proposition that all things can be funny, amusing, entertaining, hilarious, absurd, comical, ludicrous, whimsical, bizarre, droll, farcical, comic, or facetious.
We will entertain!