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Classes & Workshops

How to Register

Register & pay online or in person today – but don’t wait, spaces will fill up fast! Questions? Call us at 770.949.2787. For additional information please email Joi Jamison at

Registrations & Payments are due one week before the first class date.

  1. Click HERE to download the Class Registration Form.
  2. Upon completion, you may scan and send the form via email to Joi Jamison –Arts Education Coordinator Other options of submission: mail registration form to P.O. Box 2018 Douglasville, GA 30133, or drop off form by our office during regular business hours.
  3. To make a payment, find the PayPal button below - clicking it will take you to our PayPal page. In the Description Box, please enter “(Name of Class) – (Name of student),” and continue filling out the payment form. Other options for payment: mail in a check to P.O. Box 2018 Douglasville, GA 30133; drop it off by our office during regular business hours.
  4. You will get a confirmation email from us when we receive the registration form and payment.

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CAC Arts Education programs are made possible with funding assistance from the Greystone Power Foundation.

We Value the Arts

CLASSES & Workshops

Classical Drawing Lessons

Classical Drawing

Ann Cockerill | Ages 7 - 14

Tuesdays: January 17th – February 21st
Time: 5:30—7:30pm

Children will experience an introduction to drawing fundamentals and advanced techniques, using a selection of graphite and/or charcoal pencils (with supporting tools) utilizing personal photo preferences. Materials are provided.

$100.00 for (6) week session ($90.00 CAC Member)

Paint and Sip Night Out

Adrienne Jackson | Adults Only

Fridays: Jan. 27th, Feb. 24th, March 31st and April 28th
Time: 7:00—9:00pm

Relax, relate and release while attending one or all four of these fun adult only art sessions with a twist. Students will receive instruction on developing their own painting creation that they will take home at the end of the evening. Enjoy art entertainment with family and friends over light refreshments and music. No worries, no experience or supplies are needed - just you! Minimum of (4) students needed.

$25.00 per class ($20.00 CAC member)
$80.00 for all (4) classes ($70.00 CAC member

Intro to Oil Painting

Adrienne Jackson | Adults Only

Mondays: January 23rd – March 13th
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

This course is an introduction to a more classical oil painting technique with emphasis on the fundamentals of artistic expression. Paintings will focus on still –life work as well as observational techniques that enhance the students understanding of realism. Previous painting experience not required but some experience is recommended. Minimum of (3) students needed for this class.

$110.00 for 8 week session ($100.00 CAC member)

Portrait Photography Workshop

Shannon Belletti | Ages 16 - Adults

Sunday: February 5th (Theme: Love is in the Air)
Sunday: March 5th (Theme: March Into Spring)
Time: 2:00 -5:00pm

Learn to take better portraits outdoors while using available natural light. A model will be provided along with hands on guidance to help you hone your posing techniques as well, based off the selected theme. Note: Film or digital camera will be needed, SLR preferred but not required. Class will begin at the CAC and move to an off-site location. A $5.00 parking will be required at the off –site location.

$35.00 per workshop ($25.00 CAC member)
$55.00 for both workshops ($45.00 CAC member)

Focus on Photography

Shannon Belletti | Ages 16 - adults

Thursdays, March 16th - April 20th
Time: 6:00—8:00pm

Learn the art and science of taking great pictures through lecture and hands on practice. By the end of the session students will know how to use the SLR camera features and never use “AUTO” again. A minimum of 3 students is required for this class. Note: Film or digital SLR camera is needed to participate in this class.

$120.00 for (6) week session ($110.00 CAC Member)

New Year –New You Collage Making

Marigold Edwards | Adults Only

Saturday: January 28th
Time: 3:00 – 5:00pm

Students will develop goals for personal, family and career to create a vision board. Participants will leave the workshop with a piece of art they have created and a clear picture of what the plan on accomplishing in the months to come.

$15.00 workshop fee

Violin / Cello Lessons

Private String Lessons

Eleanor Bennett | All ages welcomed

Mondays: January 23rd – April 24th
Ongoing monthly classes

Time range: 1:00 — 5:30pm; Slots are arranged with instructor. Please call the Arts Council for more information, 770.949.2787. Private lessons will include technique, music reading, music theory, practice and performance. Students perform in recitals at the CAC and at various events within the community.

$100.00 a month; weekly 30 minute class ($90.00 CAC member)
$140.00 a month; weekly 45 minute class ($130.00 CAC member)
$150.00 a month; weekly 60 minute class ($140.00 CAC member)

Little Dreamers

Courtnee Miles | Ages 4 - 10

Saturdays: January 28th – March 4th
Time: 10:00 – 11:00am (single drop in class)
11:00 – 12:00noon (six week session)

This workshop will introduce young artists to the elements of the theater through acting, character development, singing, design and team building by using their imagination and retelling popular stories. This class is a great way to develop an awareness of personal space and to hone focus skills. A minimum of 4 students is required for this class. Registration should be completed (3) days prior to the start of each class.

$25.00 per session ($20.00 CAC member)
$120.00 (6) week session ($100.00 CAC member)

Yoga Under The Sun

Taylor Ferguson | Ages 15— Adults

Saturdays: April 15th - May 6th
Time: 2:30—3:30pm

Enjoy a 60 minute full body athletic yoga class outdoors while exploring many postures and fundamental principles of Vinyasa Yoga. The class will focus on use of breath while building a foundation that will ignite every muscle through movement. Note: Comfortable work out attire and a yoga mat are required. Registration is being requested by April 1st.

$75 for full (4) week session ($65 CAC member)

Fashion Design 101

Carmen LeBron | Ages: 12 –17

Saturdays: January 21st— March 4th
Time: 12:30—2:30pm

During this (7) week session students will be introduced to the world of fashion by teaching them how to create a collection and how to follow fashion trends. Students will investigate the interdisciplinary nature of drawing and painting with watercolors and design. The session will conclude with a final class fashion show. A minimum of 4 students is required for this class.

$120.00 (7) week session ($110.00 CAC member)

Intro to Fused Glass

Elizabeth Mobley | Ages: 16—Adult

Wednesdays: January 25th— February 15th
Time: 6:00—8:00pm

Students will be introduced to the world of fused glass by creating 4-5 pieces during this (4) week session. Students will use a variety of glass to create coasters, jewelry, cabochons and a plate. NOTE: All materials and firing provided. Students must wear closed in shoes.

$120.00 (4) week session ($110.00 CAC member)

Beginners and Beyond: Fused Glass 101

Elizabeth Mobley | Ages: 16—Adult

Wednesdays: March 15th — April 5th
Time: 6:00—8:30pm

In this 4-week class, students will learn the fundamentals of fusing glass with practicing techniques. Using a variety of glass, students will complete 5-6 pieces to include a tile, cast items using a mold, a plate and a bowl. NOTE: Firing and materials are included within the class fee. Students must wear closed in shoes.

$140.00 (4) week session ($130.00 CAC member)


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Classes & Workshops

Teaching Artists

Meet Our Teaching Artists:

Shannon BellettiShannon Belletti received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University at Austin. Although she began her career as a graphic designer, she quickly discovered a passion for photography. She has been a professional photographer for over ten years. She has won numerous awards including “Best Photographer in Atlanta” and has photographed weddings around the world.

Eleanor BennettEleanor Bennett has a degree in Violin Performance from Georgia State, Teaching Certification from Michigan State University, and a Masters in Music Education from Georgia State. A registered Suzuki Method teacher and a member of the Cobb Symphony Orchestra, she has performed with the Atlanta Community Orchestra just to name a few.



AnnCockrill Ann Cockerill has always had a love for painting and drawing since a very young child. She is a graduate of Lagrange College. Her medias range from watercolor, oil, and pastel to the new Chroma Interactive paint in styles from realistic to impressionistic. She has won numerous awards nationwide and her paintings can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the world.


Marigold Edwards Marigold Edwards, is an educator from London, United Kingdom specializing in personal leadership. She motivates and inspires her class participants to excel. She graduated from two UK universities and has traveled the world helping people become their best selves.


Taylor FergusonTaylor Ferguson, holds a B.A. degree in dance education from University of South Carolina and a B.S. degree in exercise science. She has trained with The Georgia Ballet, Orlando Ballet and Dance Theatre of Harlem. She has danced professionally with Dance Canvas, Ballethnic Dance Company, Atlanta Ballet and has just recently completed her Corepower Yoga training.



Adrienne JacksonAdrienne Jackson attended UGA to study visual arts to develop painting and foundational drawing skills. In addition she has continued her skills development through figure drawing classes and mentorships from other artists. She has been influenced by several contemporary artists, but enjoys traditional painting in oil, watercolors and ink drawings. She is excited about bringing her expertise here to the CAC this quarter.

Carmen LebronCarmen Lebron is a native of Puerto Rico and earned her fashion design degree at Miami International University of Art & Design. She has taught art in various art schools and centers. Her illustrations have been featured in major magazines and newspapers.



Courtnee MilesCourtnee Miles holds a degree in broadcast journalism from Hampton University. She has written several publications and is a contributing writer for She works with the Alliance Theater as a teaching artist introducing young children to the craft of acting. She has also worked with CBS Radio Atlanta and Lucky Dog Film works. She was one of the CAC’s featured teachers for summer arts camp 2016.


Elizabeth MobleyElizabeth Mobley began making stained glass art such as panels, sun catchers and three dimensional buildings back in 2005. She describes glass as being diverse, having many methods to transform glass. She has had her work featured here at the CAC and the Spruill Center for the Arts. She has also participated in the Decatur Arts Festival, Taste of Marietta and Mable House of South Cobb Arts Alliance.


Want to Teach an Arts Class?

Artists or craftspeople interested in teaching a class or workshop are encouraged to contact the Arts Council at 770-949-2787. We are interested in one-session workshops, short-term classes, and semester long classes. We are interested in theatre, dance, literary, musical, visual art and craft disciplines.


Parents, mark your calendars! The 2017 Spring Break Arts Camp at Deer Lick Park will be held from April 3rd thru the 7th. Please fill out the registration form linked just above the PayPal button below! Take a look at the images and video below to see all the fun we had in 2016.

Spring Break Arts Camp

Click HERE  to see a photo album with a few select images from the art camp and final presentation.

Kaleidoscope Video Screenshop

Also, you can click on the image above to enjoy the video project this year’s children completed in Mr. Cristhtian's class. This video showcases the student’s work throughout the week on symmetry and geometry to create the kaleidoscope background used here; afterwards they engaged their performance portion of the art camp to create a short self-portrait.

CLICK HERE to download the Arts Camp Registration form. Once filled, please email to or drop it off by our office.

Spring Break Arts Camp

Summer Arts Camp

2017 Summer Arts Camp at Hunter Park
Monday-Friday, June 19th thru the 23rd
From 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Stay tuned for more information and registration forms.

Group Roar

Hats off to the amazing group of campers, teachers and counselors –
It's A Jungle Out There - and In Here Too
was a phenomenal success!

SAC2016 teachers
Summer Arts Camp Teachers

SAC2016 counselors
Summer Arts Camp Counselors

Stay tuned for images from Friday’s “Celebration of Success”

Art exhibit