Arts Education and Classes


  • Adult Classes
    & Workshops
  • Children's Classes
    & Workshops
  • Teaching
    Artists
  • Art
    Camps

Adult Classes

How to Register for Class

  1. Download and fill out the Registration Form (front & back) linked below.
  2. Mail it to the address on the form, email it to cultureadmin@earthlink.net, or drop it off in our office during regular business hours.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page to pay via PayPal; attach a check to your form when using mail, or drop off your payment when you turn in the form at our office.
  4. You will get a confirmation email from us when we receive the registration form and payment.

Please note: Registrations & Monthly Payments are due one week before the first class date.

Click here for a printable FALL CLASSES flyer

Click here for a CAC Class & Workshop Registration Form

Winter 2014

Explore your own creativity with our expert teaching artists! This spring the CAC offers a wide variety of arts instruction with something for everyone to enjoy - dulcimer, illustration, guitar, painting, piano, strings & voice.

For private lessons, discussion regarding level, interest and background is suggested with teacher before payment. For more information, call 770.949.2787.

ART CLASSES

Illustration & Storyboard Art – An Introduction
Joseph Falligan, Instructor
Teens & adults
Tuesdays, 6 – 8 pm
Session 1: January 6 – February 24
Session 2: March 10 – April 28
Design for Comics, Graphic Novels, Medical Illustrations & more! Learn to draw, ink or color comic books or graphic novels, films or animated features from a script and create visual representations of a story. Learn to draw for medical textbooks, advertisements, and exhibits, using traditional and computer-generated images. (Material list provided)
$95 for an 8 class session
$60 for 4 classes in a session

A Decade of Deco: The Arts of New York City in the 1920’s
Lisa Street, Lecturer
Adults only
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1:30-2:30pm
There is a minimum of 5* attendees required for this lecture, so please don’t wait to register.
1920's New York City was the epicenter for a transformation in the arts world. Architecture changed with the Art Deco style, the Harlem Renaissance flourished, noted poet Vachel Lindsay helped an up-and-coming poet, Langston Hughes, gain prominence, artists like Marchel Duchamp changed how we view art and artists like Georgia O'Keefe and Alfred Stieglitz challenged conventions and other artists. It was a whirlwind, heady time in New York and in the arts scene. Join us for a lively lecture and discussion about this pivotal time and place.
$15 per person*

MUSIC CLASSES

Private Piano & Guitar Lessons
Neil Pollock
, Instructor
Ages 8 through adult
Fridays, first class begins Jan. 9th
Time-slot is arranged with instructor; please call the Arts Council for more information.
Private piano and guitar lessons include technique, music reading, ear training, music theory, practice & performance. Lessons are offered to beginners and others who are continuing their piano and guitar training. All technique levels are welcome.
$100 monthly ongoing classes; 4 weekly 30-minute lessons
$150 monthly ongoing classes; 4 weekly 45-minute lessons


Violin / Cello Lessons
Eleanor Bennett
, Instructor
All ages welcomed
Mondays, 1-5pm: first class begins Jan. 12
Wednesdays, 1 – 8 pm; first class begins Jan. 7
Thursdays, 1 – 8 pm; first class begins Jan. 8
Time-slot is arranged with instructor; please call the Arts Council for more information.
Private lessons will include technique, music reading, music theory, practice and performance. Students perform twice a year in recitals at the CAC and at various events in the community. Students are also encouraged to participate in one of the many youth orchestras in Atlanta and the surrounding community
$100 monthly ongoing classes; 30-minute lessons
$150 monthly ongoing classes; 45-minute lessons
$160 monthly ongoing classes; 60-minute lessons


Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer Group Lessons
Tom Stavran
, Instructor
All ages welcomed
Saturdays, 10 am; Jan. 24, Feb. 21, March 14, April 18
Learn the basics of the mountain dulcimer, tunings, proper finger techniques, and strumming traditional folk songs.
$5 per lesson

Adult Classes
NOTE: If you are a CAC member, please contact the CAC
to receive your discount for classes and events at
770-949-2787. Please send your registration form to cultureOM@earthlink.net

Children's Classes

How to Register for Class

  1. Download and fill out the Registration Form (front & back) linked below.
  2. Mail it to the address on the form, email it to cultureadmin@earthlink.net, or drop it off in our office during regular business hours.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page to pay via PayPal; attach a check to your form when using mail, or drop off your payment when you turn in the form at our office.
  4. You will get a confirmation email from us when we receive the registration form and payment.

Please note: Registrations & Monthly Payments are due one week before the first class date.

Click here for a printable FALL CLASSES flyer

Click here for CAC Class & Workshop REGISTRATION FORM

Winter 2014

Explore your own creativity with our expert teaching artists! This spring the CAC offers a wide variety of arts instruction with something for everyone to enjoy - dulcimer, illustration, guitar, painting, piano, strings & voice.

Register today! Come learn with us & have fun doing it!

For private lessons, discussion regarding level, interest and background is suggested with teacher before payment. For more information, call 770.949.2787.

ART CLASSES

Illustration & Storyboard Art – An Introduction
Joseph Falligan, Instructor
Teens & adults
Tuesdays, 6 – 8 pm
Session 1: January 6 – February 24
Session 2: March 10 – April 28
Design for Comics, Graphic Novels, Medical Illustrations & more! Learn to draw, ink or color comic books or graphic novels, films or animated features from a script and create visual representations of a story. Learn to draw for medical textbooks, advertisements, and exhibits, using traditional and computer-generated images. (Material list provided)
$95 for an 8 class session
$60 for 4 classes in a session

Classical Drawing Lessons
Keith Wilson,
Instructor
For ages 7 -14
Thursdays or Saturdays 10:30am – 12pm
There is a minimum of 5 students required for each class, so please don’t wait to register.
Session 1: Thursdays, January 15 – February 19
               Saturdays, January 17 – February 21
Session 2: Thursdays, April 9 – May 21
               Saturdays, April 11 – May 23
NOTE: There will be no classes on April 23rd & April 25th
This course will introduce drawing fundamentals and advanced drawing techniques using a selection of graphite and charcoal pencils with supporting tools. Students will utilize personal photo references, stock photo references and life displays. Explore art techniques of the “Classical Art Masters” that will require problem solving abilities, patience, focus, listening and comprehension skills. During the six week sessions, a few artistically based careers will be profiled giving exposure to lucrative future possibilities within the art world.
$85 for 6 classes (includes materials)

MUSIC CLASSES

Private Piano & Guitar Lessons
Neil Pollock
, Instructor
Ages 8 through adult
Fridays, first class begins Jan. 9th
Time-slot is arranged with instructor; please call the Arts Council for more information.
Private piano and guitar lessons include technique, music reading, ear training, music theory, practice & performance. Lessons are offered to beginners and others who are continuing their piano and guitar training. All technique levels are welcome.
$100 monthly ongoing classes; 4 weekly 30-minute lessons
$150 monthly ongoing classes; 4 weekly 45-minute lessons


Violin / Cello Lessons
Eleanor Bennett
, Instructor
All ages welcomed
Mondays, 1-5pm: first class begins Jan. 12
Wednesdays, 1 – 8 pm; first class begins Jan. 7
Thursdays, 1 – 8 pm; first class begins Jan. 8
Time-slot is arranged with instructor; please call the Arts Council for more information.
Private lessons will include technique, music reading, music theory, practice and performance. Students perform twice a year in recitals at the CAC and at various events in the community. Students are also encouraged to participate in one of the many youth orchestras in Atlanta and the surrounding community
$100 monthly ongoing classes; 30-minute lessons
$150 monthly ongoing classes; 45-minute lessons
$160 monthly ongoing classes; 60-minute lessons


Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer Group Lessons
Tom Stavran
, Instructor
All ages welcomed
Saturdays, 10 am; Jan. 24, Feb. 21, March 14, April 18
Learn the basics of the mountain dulcimer, tunings, proper finger techniques, and strumming traditional folk songs.
$5 per lesson

DANCE CLASSES

Let’s Move Mondays with Joi
Joi Jamison
, Instructor
Ages 5 -12 years old; open to male & female students
Mondays, 5:30 to 7 pm
Session 1: January 12 – March 30
Session 2: April 13 – July 6
NOTE: There will be no class on May 25th
During the weekly dance education classes, various style of dance will be taught including: Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Salsa/ Caribbean, African, Folk, Ballroom/ Line, Creative Expression. Each week, students will learn basic fundamentals of various dance forms and why dance is essential for today’s youth. Each class begins with an interactive warm-up, followed by the learned dance discipline of the week, and finally a cool down. The class officially ends with a Q&A session at the end. During the end of the (3) month session a final performance will take place showcasing all of what the students have learned.
$65 for 4 classes

Children's Classes
NOTE: If you are a CAC member, please contact the CAC
to receive your discount for classes and events at
770-949-2787. Please send your registration form to cultureOM@earthlink.net

Teaching Artists

Eleanor Bennett 1. Eleanor 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, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra.


Joe Falligan 2. Joe Falligan was trained as a medical illustrator and he is dedicated to working with young people and teaching them to enjoy and learn from their own creativity in the visual arts, especially comic book art. Falligan works as a cartoon illustrator.

 


Tom Stavran 3. Dr. Lisa Street has taught Art History at the University of West Georgia, Oglethorpe University, and Emory University, among others, for more than 25 years. She views art movements holistically, noting how architecture, music, dance and social movements are all interconnected with the visual arts. A member of the ABWA, Lisa has authored children’s books and is an antiques dealer.

 

Neil Pollock 4. Neil Pollock has played professionally and he has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe performing solo concerts. Pollock teaches beginning, intermediate, and advanced piano, organ, and guitar for children and adults. He also offers Master classes for those wishing to go beyond the regular lesson plan.


Tom Stavran 5. Tom Stavran is a dulcimer player who has played in area churches as well as at the Sheep to Shawl weekend at the Atlanta Historical Society. He focuses on traditional folk songs as well as gospel hymns.

 


 

Keith Wilson 6. Keith Wilson moved to Atlanta to pursue a fine arts degree at the Atlanta College of Art. After earning degrees in Landscape design and Fine Arts, he completed dozens of commissioned art projects. Keith currently works as a Deputy Sheriff for the Fulton County Sheriff's Office and he operates Lamdan Designs, an artistic services company that creates custom art products.

 

Tom Stavran 7. Joi Jamison, a native of Virginia, is a professional dancer and choreographer with dance experience choreographing talent shows, cheer camps, pageants, workshops, and award shows. Since 2008, she has taught youth and adult dance classes at dance studios throughout Metro Atlanta and has worked closely with the CAC on various enrichment programs.

 

SPRING BREAK ARTS CAMP

April 6-10, 2015 at Deer Lick Park

For ages 7 – 11
$100 ($90 CAC members)
$5 sibling discount!

This interdisciplinary multi-arts program guided by 5 artists is the perfect way to keep children engaged and constructively active during spring break. Dance, visual arts and music blend around a central theme to challenge the students to express themselves with more confidence through the arts.

HOW TO REGISTER:

  1. Click HERE  to download the 2015 Registration Form. Please make sure to fill-out both pages.
  2. Upon completion, you may scan both pages and send it via email to cultureadmin@earthlink.net. Other options of submission include mailing it (along with a check) to P.O. Box 2018 Douglasville, GA 30133, or dropping it off by our office during regular business hours.
  3. To make a payment, scroll to the bottom of the page to find a PayPal button - clicking it will take you to our PayPal page. In the description box, please enter “SBAC 2015 – (Name of your child)” and the total amount. Other options for payment include mailing in a check to P.O. Box 2018 Douglasville, GA 30133, or dropping it off by our office during regular business hours.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Cristhtian Molina at 770.949.2787 during regular business hours.


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Summer Arts Camp

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Summer Arts Camp 2014