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 and mail to 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 Class

Last Wednesday of the Month - 1:00-4:30 pm
April class: April 24
May class: May 29
**No Class June/July

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


Potter's Wheel and Fun Handbuilding

Tuesdays - 1:00-3:00 pm
April classes: 9, 16, 23, 30

**No classes May-July

Instructor: Barbara Murphy

Age Groups: Adults/Teens 14 and up
Beginners and Intermediate levels are welcome.

**Please Note: We recommend that you take this class for 2 consecutive months to so that your clay piece will be completed, from building, to designing, glazing and firing. 

In this course you will learn the basics of both handbuilding and wheel pottery.  In handbuilding, we teach the methods of forming clay such as slab, coil, and pinch pots. In wheel,  throwing is introduced, along with how to wedge and center clay. This fun class lets you play with the clay!

Cost $100 + $25 Supply Fee/person/per monthly class


Spiritual Magic Mud Ceramics
*All classes are the same*

Class A: Tuesdays - 5:30-7:00 pm
             Fridays - 5:30-7:00 pm
             April classes: 02, 05, 09, 12, 16, 19, 26
             May classes: 07, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31

June/July Classes
Class A: Tuesday/Thursday - 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Class B: Tuesday/Thursday - 2:30-4:00 pm
Class C: Wednesday/Friday - 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Class D: Wednesday/Friday - 2:30-4:00 pm

Instructor: Kevin Gandy

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Ceramics...whatever your skill level, you will progress.
Handbuilding or Potter's Wheel
Cost: $225 + $25 Materials fee/person/per monthly class 


Oil/Acrylic Painting Techniques & Color Theory

Wednesdays - 6:00-8:00 pm
April classes: 3, 10, 17, 24
May classes: 1, 15, 22, 29
NOTE: The May class will not meet on May 8

**No classes June-August

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/per person/per monthly class




Basic Ballroom Dance

April Classes: Swing, Cha Cha, Foxtrot
Tuesdays - 6:30-8:00 pm
April classes: 2, 9, 16, 23

May Classes: Tango, Samba, Waltz 
Tuesdays - 7, 14, 21, 28

**No classes June/July

Instructor: Robert (Bob) Salas

Why take a ballroom dance class
-Dancing is great exercise
-People who can really dance are cool
-You'll be the star at partie

Both individuals and couples welcome
Suggested attire: Smooth rubber or leather soled shoes.
Cost: $80 Total/per person/per monthly class

Basic Digital Photography

Thursdays - 6:00-8:00 pm
April classes: 4, 11, 18, 25
May classes: 2, 9, 16, 23

**No classes June/July

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 4 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/per person/per monthly class



Teen and Adult Drawing

13 years and up
Saturdays - 1:00-3:00 pm
April classes: 6, 13, 20, 27
May classes: 4, 11, 18, 25

**Beginning June 25, class moves to Tuesdays.    11:00 am-1:00 pm
June 25, July 2, 9, 16
July 23, 30, August 6, 13
  August 20, 27, September 3, 10

Instructor: John Horne

Artists of all levels are encouraged to explore various mediums with hands-on demonstrations. This is progressive drawing class focused on teenage artists of all levels and an excellent choice for high school AP Studio & Portfolio Preparation. This class helps 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. Using large paper (18x24), initially in graphite/charcoal (vine & compressed), builds a an understanding of value, then on to color.

$100/per person/per monthly class 

Oil & Acrylic Painting

Thursdays - 1:00-3:00 pm
April classes: 4, 11, 18, 25
May classes: 2, 9, 16, 23
June classes: 6, 13, 20, 27
July classes: 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1

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/per person/per monthly class + $10 Supply Fee paid to the Instructor  




Pre-Teen Art Drawing

Ages 8-12 years
Thursdays - 4:00-5:30 pm
April classes: 4, 11, 18, 25
May classes: 2, 9, 16, 23
**No classes June-July

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/per person/per monthly class 


Intro to Weaving

Wednesdays - 2:00-5:00 pm
April-May classes: April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8

**Moving to Tuesdays beginning May 14
May/June classes: May 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18
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/per person/per 6 week class