Registering for classes is easy. Just return the registration form and the release and waiver form (for students under 18) to the Cherokee Arts Center with a check made out to Cherokee Arts Center (94 North Street, Canton, GA  30114).  You can also register in person, with cash, check or credit-card,

or give us a call  with a credit-card: 770-704-6244.  


*Registration for all Classes and Workshops should be at least one week in advance*


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Watercolor Basics Workshop

with Dylan Scott Pierce

Friday & Saturday, March 8 & 9

10:00 am-4:00 pm

We're thrilled to have renowned artist, Dylan Scott Pierce, back with us for a 2 day workshop. Dylan will pack this event with the basics of watercolor, including techniques on color control.


                              You will learn:

                              ~gradual washes

                              ~transparent layering

                              ~losing edges

                              ~matching wetness

                              ~wet into wet

                              ~dry into damp

                              ~complementary grays

                              ~negative painting

                              ~warm to cool color theory

                              ~juxtaposing colors


By the end of the workshop you will have painted a simple painting incorporating all of these techniques.

Includes several demonstrations and one-on-one instruction.

Cost: $200 for both days

*For an additional $25, students may use supplies made available by the instructor.

A supply list will be emailed to each student prior to the workshop.




 Introduction to Clay Sculpture

Fridays - 12:30 - 2:30 pm

January classes: 11, 18, 25

February classes: 1, 8, 15, 22

March classes: 1, 8, 15, 22

Instructor: Julie Bradley Nunn

Bring clay to life in ways only you can imagine through sculptural clay art. Explore form, scale, proportion, surface treatments and various sculpting techniques in a fun and creative learning environment. Here you will have the opportunity to create your sculptures without owning the necessary tools and equipment that are required to produce this special art form. All studio equipment, tools and supplies are available for use giving you the freedom and time to build your own set of personal tools and supplies. Eash 4 week class will focus on a new technique, process or tool that can be incorporated into your sculptures as you build your skills. Each student will receive a 25 lb. bag of sculpting clay and the opportunity to fire their piece(s) whcn completed.  Scuoptures in process can be taken home to be worked on if desired. Classes are small to allow for individual instruction. All skill levels are welcome!. The first 4-week class will concentrate on the creation of your sculpture. By the third 4-week class the focus will be on firing, decorating and finishing.  

Cost: $75 + $25 supply fee/person

The $25 supply fee covers your clay and tool usage


 Watercolor Class


Last Wednesdays - 1:00 - 4:30 pm

January class: January 30

February class: February 27

March class: March 27

Instructor: Gary Curtis

Beginners & Intermediate levels are welcome.  

Students will learn how to control watercolor, which is commonly thought to be elusive...with a mind of its own.  Whatever your skill level, you will see your work grow as you discover new directions in color & composition.  Through demonstrations, lecture, and individual critique you will experience a different approach to this provocative medium.

Cost: $40/person/class

Potters Wheel and Fun Handbuilding Class

Tuesdays - 1:00 - 3:00 pm 

January classes: 8, 15, 22, 29

February classes: 5, 12, 19, 26

March classes: 5, 12, 19, 26

Instructor: Barbara Murphy

Age Groups: Adults/Teens 14 and up

Cost $100 + $25 Supply Fee

Beginners and Intermediate levels are welcome.  Limited Space so sign up now!

In this course you can learn the basics of both handbuilding and wheel pottery.  In handbuilding, you will learn about methods of forming clay such as slab, coil, and pinch pots.  In wheel, you will learn beginning throwing, how to wedge and center clay.  This will be a fun class where you can play with the clay to see what it can do.  


Spiritual Magic Mud

by The Gandyman

2 Classes - A & B

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Ceramics

Each class meets twice a week for 3 weeks 

Class A: Wednesdays - 12:30-2:00 pm & Saturdays - 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Class B: Wednesdays - 5:30-7:00 pm & Saturdays - 2:30-4:00 pm

February 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23

March 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23

Instructor: Kevin Gandy


Whatever your skill level, you will progress.

Handbuilding or Potter's Wheel

Cost: $150 + $25 Materials fee

Oil/Acrylic Painting Techniques and Color Theory


Wednesdays - 6:00-8:00 pm

March classes: 6, 13, 20, 27

Instructor: Tracy Edge Hume

No experience is necessary since this class covers the basics of a painting from start to finish. We will cover color mixing, paint application, brushes, mediums, varnish and more. The student will be exposed to different painting approaches used by most artists.

Cost: $100

Basic Ballroom Dance Lessons

*Basic & Intermediate Classes*

Thursdays - 6:30 - 8:00 pm

January/February classes: January 31, February 7, 14, 28     

*Note: Feb. 21, class will not meet*

March classes: 7, 14, 21, 28

Instructor: Bob Salas


3 reasons why you should take a ballroom dance class:

-Dancing is great exercise

-A person who can really dance just seems cool

-You may one day need to know a few dance moves

This class will offer the basic steps of three dances - swing, foxtrot and cha-cha.
Both individuals and couples welcome.
Suggested attire: Smooth rubber or leather soled shoes.

Cost: $80 Total

Basic Digital Photography 

 Thursdays - 6:00 - 8:00 pm

January classes: 10, 17, 24, 31

February classes: 7, 14, 21, 28

March classes: 7, 14, 21, 28

Instructor: Kim Bates

This is an eight hour photographic learning experience featuring a "Hands On" approach to helping students to understand basic photographic principles, composition, exposure, lighting, creativity in photographic art, and their own digital camera. The course is divided into four - two hour sessions and will include assignments to practice what has been taught in each lesson. The emphasis will be to get the camera off of "Auto" and explore the creative possibilities in the amazing world of Digital Photography.

Please bring your digital camera, camera manual, 4-6 recent photos printed or on your laptop and your creative mind.

Cost: $90 Total

Teen and Adult Drawing Class

13 years and up

Saturdays - 1:00-3:00 pm

January classes: 5, 12, 19, 26 

February classes: 2, 9, 16, 23

March classes: 2, 9, 16, 23

Instructor: John Horne

Young artists of all levels are encouraged to explore various mediums with
hands-on demonstrations & examples by interactive instruction.

A progressive drawing class focused on teenage artists of all levels and an excellent choice for high school AP Studio & Portfolio Preparation. A great class for students who need to develop their work, focus skills and are looking to experiment with their portfolios. Highly recommended for junior and senior high school students. Students work in a project-based format to create 3 and 4 dimensional drawings! The basic tenets/principals of drawing and rendering are incorporated within the process and each project moves students further along in their development. Initially we work mostly from photos, which are student or instructor provided. Beginner to intermediate students draft outlines w/grids to better learn and create proportional perspective. We will work large (18x24), initially in graphite/charcoal (vine & compressed), to build a good understanding of value, then we move onto color.

$100 for a 4 Week Course

Fun 4 Everyone Improv Class

Saturdays - 11:00 am-12:00 pm

8 week course: February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23

Instructor: Mariclare Scott


In this hilarious Improv Class, you will hone several skills while laughing through the whole 8 weeks.

The skills you'll hone are focus, awareness, listening and courage.

Join Mariclare Scott for an 8-week course in FUN!

Cost: $200 total 

Oil & Acrylic Painting Class

Thursdays - 1:00 - 3:00 pm

January classes: 10, 17, 24, 31

February classes: 7, 14, 21, 28

March classes: 7, 14, 21, 28

Instructor: Linda Maphet

Adult & Teen

The great masters believed in the importance of drawing skills as the foundation for a good painting. Linda's class is a traditional approach to acrylic & oil painting, beginning with improved drawing skills and continued personal guided instruction.  For the first couple of classes, students will start with the foundation in drawing so pencil and paper will be provided. 

Cost: $100 + $10 Supply Fee paid to the Instructor  


Pre-Teen Art Drawing Class

Ages 8-12

Thursdays - 4:00 - 5:30 pm

January classes: 10, 17, 24, 31

February classes: 7, 14, 21, 28


March classes: 7, 14, 21, 28

Instructor: Denise Van Balen


 This class is designed for all students regardless of artistic ability. The essential goal of this class is to help students appreciate craftsmanship and artistic beauty in their world through the development of skills and techniques inherent in the creation and appreciation of fine art. 

The main emphasis is on learning drawing skills and design concepts. We will explore the creative process in both 2-D and 3-D art, including using correct proportions and perspective while exploring various shading techniques. 
This is a process and goal oriented class with an emphasis on personal creativity and skill development. 

Cost: $65 Total


Intro to Weaving

Wednesdays - 2:00-5:00 pm

January-February classes: 01/09, 01/16, 01/23, 01/30, 02/06, 02/13

February-March classes: 02/20, 02/27, 03/06, 03/13, 03/20, 03/27

April-May classes: 04/03, 04/10, 04/17, 03/24, 05/01, 05/08

Instructor: Jane Wimmer

This 6 week class is structured as an individual learning experience for students interested in advancing their weaving skills, from beginners to imtermediate levels.

Knowledge of planning a project and 'dressing' a loom is stressed for most beginning level students.

Emphasis on color and weave design is also part of the class. The studio has 6 floor looms and a large selection of yarn.

Space is limited.

Cost: $150 Total