Classes & Workshops

 

 

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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WORKSHOPS

  

Watercolor Workshop 

December 7, 8

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Dylan Scott Pierce

This sought-after 2 day workshop will be focused on how to use limited palettes and color schemes to tell a story with each painting. Dylan will demonstrate, with over a dozen small quick paintings, how color can change the mood and story of a scene, as students practice on their own small paintings.

Dylan will discuss how to have more clarity of a painting's message and how to choose

a dominant color and color scheme to help reinforce the message.

Cost: $200 Total (Supplies not included)

Call Cherokee Arts Center for supply list.

 

 

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CLASSES


 

Introduction to Clay Sculpture

Fridays 12:30 - 2:30 pm

 4 week course - November 2, 9, 16, 30 (no class week of Thanksgiving)

Instructor: Julie Bradley Nunn

*Taking all 12 classes gives you time to fire your creation*

Join this exciting 3 month class, offered in 4 week courses

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: $100 + $25 supply fee/person

The $25 supply fee covers your clay and tool usage.


 Watercolor Class

Wednesday, October 24

Wednesday, November 28

1:00 - 4:30 pm

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 & Fun Handbuilding Class

November 5, 12, 26, December 4

4 Tuesdays 1:00 - 3:00 pm 

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.  

 

Basic Ballroom and Latin Dance Lessons

4 Thursdays - November 1, 8, 15, 29* (No class November 22)

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Instructor: Bob Salas

 

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 

4 Thursdays - November 29, December 6, 13, 20

 6:00 - 8:00 pm

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

Three 4 week classes

Saturdays - 1:00-3:00 pm

November 3, 10, 17, December 1 (No class November 24)

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

Oil & Acrylic Painting Class

4 Thursdays - November 1, 8, 15, 29* (No class November 22)

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Linda Maphet

Adults & Teens     

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 acrylics & oils 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 for class lesson with $10 Supply Fee directly to the Instructor  

 

Pre-Teen Art Drawing Class

Ages 8-12

4 Thursdays - November 1, 8, 15, 29* (No class November 22)

4:00 - 5:30 pm

Instructor: Denise Van Balen

 An art class for pre-teens with an emphasis on drawing.

Cost: $65 Total