Arts Education and Classes


  • Adult Classes
    & Workshops
  • Children's Classes
    & Workshops
  • Teaching
    Artists
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    Camps
  • Artists
    in Schools

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

Fall 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 & former students
Tuesdays, 6 – 8 pm
Session 1: Oct. 7th – Dec. 2nd
NOTE: There will be no classes on the 4th week of November
due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

(Waiting on Joseph for updated description)
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.
$95 for 8 classes (material list provided)

MUSIC CLASSES

Private Piano & Guitar Lessons
Neil Pollock, Instructor
Ages 8 through adult
Day & time is arranged with instructor; please call the art center 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

Eleanor Bennett, Instructor
All ages welcomed
Wednesdays, 1 – 7 pm
Thursdays, 1 – 5 pm
Time-slot is arranged with instructor; please call the art center 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; Sept. 20th, Oct. 18th, Nov. 15th, Dec. 13th
Learn the basics of the mountain dulcimer, tunings, proper finger techniques, and strumming traditional folk songs.
$5 per lesson


SPECIAL CLASSES

Cooking Classes
Whitney House
, Instructor
Ages 5 and over welcomed
Want to make better use of your kitchen? Want to teach your little ones about food prep and kitchen safety? Learn how to make healthy, delicious snacks, party foods and fun dishes! Taught by Whitney House – private chef, food blogger and healthy choice expert – Whitney brings you her fun and creative touches in the kitchen this fall at the CAC! Ideal for parents and children, ages 5 and over. Class size is limited so sing up today!
$25 per person ($10 for children under 12)
$7 material fee payable to the instructor on the day of class

Watching the Game
Saturday, Sept. 27th, 11am – noon
Healthy chili and corn muffins
Also, tips on food & kitchen safety and presentation of your dishes

Hosting A Brunch
Saturday, Oct. 11th, 11am – noon
Savory tomato pie, Chive polenta cakes, Berries in chocolate bowls
Also, tips on food & kitchen safety and presentation of your dishes

30 Minute Holiday Party
Saturday, Dec. 6th, 11am – 1pm
Pressed for time at the holidays? Whitney will guide you to classic holiday dishes made more simply and healthier spins on the classics!
Also, tips on food & kitchen safety and presentation of your dishes

MUSIC CLASSES

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

Fall 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

Aspiring young artists, ages 5 through teens, learn drawing and painting techniques and experiment with various art mediums to increase their artistic abilities to help them grow their creative skill and style. Through process and technique, children learn about color, form, and texture while creating 2D or 3D designs. Each month includes weekly, sequential 1 ½ hour classes. $60 monthly; $6 materials fee paid to instructor

Illustration & Storyboard Art – An Introduction
Joseph Falligan, Instructor
Teens, adults & former students
Tuesdays, 6 – 8 pm
Session 1: Oct. 7th – Dec. 2nd
NOTE: There will be no classes on the 4th week of November
due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

(Waiting on Joseph for updated description)
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.
$95 for 8 classes (material list provided)
$85 for 6 classes (includes materials)

Classical Drawing Lessons
Keith Wilson, Instructor
For ages 7 -14
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8 pm OR Thursdays 10:30am – noon
Session 1: Wednesdays, Oct. 29th – Dec. 10th ; Thursdays, Oct. 30th – Dec. 11th
NOTE: There will be no classes on the 4th week of November due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
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, stocked photo references and life displays. We will 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
Day & time is arranged with instructor; please call the art center 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

Eleanor Bennett, Instructor
All ages welcomed
Wednesdays, 1 – 7 pm
Thursdays, 1 – 5 pm
Time-slot is arranged with instructor; please call the art center 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; Sept. 20th, Oct. 18th, Nov. 15th, Dec. 13th
Learn the basics of the mountain dulcimer, tunings, proper finger techniques, and strumming traditional folk songs.
$5 per lesson

SPECIAL CLASSES

Cooking Classes
Whitney House
, Instructor
Ages 5 and over welcomed
Want to make better use of your kitchen? Want to teach your little ones about food prep and kitchen safety? Learn how to make healthy, delicious snacks, party foods and fun dishes! Taught by Whitney House – private chef, food blogger and healthy choice expert – Whitney brings you her fun and creative touches in the kitchen this fall at the CAC! Ideal for parents and children, ages 5 and over. Class size is limited so sing up today!
$25 per person ($10 for children under 12)
$7 material fee payable to the instructor on the day of class

Watching the Game
Saturday, Sept. 27th, 11am – noon
Healthy chili and corn muffins
Also, tips on food & kitchen safety and presentation of your dishes

Hosting A Brunch
Saturday, Oct. 11th, 11am – noon
Savory tomato pie, Chive polenta cakes, Berries in chocolate bowls
Also, tips on food & kitchen safety and presentation of your dishes

30 Minute Holiday Party
Saturday, Dec. 6th, 11am – 1pm
Pressed for time at the holidays? Whitney will guide you to classic holiday dishes made more simply and healthier spins on the classics!
Also, tips on food & kitchen safety and presentation of your dishes

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.

 


Whitney 3. Whitney House owns Vinthea Catering and is a private chef, food blogger and healthy choice expert. Creativity and safety in equal measure reign in her kitchen. Making healthy choices and making cooking an enjoyable and shared family activity are her passions.


 

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.

WYNN WORKSHOPS 2013

Click here for printable WYNN WORKSHOP Camper Registration Form

Click here for printable WYNN WORKSHOP Flyer

WYNN WORKSHOPS: 2013 SUMMER ARTS WORKSHOPS

The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County presents its annual Wynn workshops for children and young people (from 7 to 17 years old) who are interested in in-depth arts instruction exploring a single art form. CAC offers the opportunity to study dance and creative movement with dancer and choreographer Joi Jamison (June 10th – 14th), an introduction to guitar with musician and music teacher Neil Pollock (June 17th – 21st), and concept and storyboard art with cartoonist and illustrator Joseph Falligan (June 24th – 28th). The 2013 Wynn Workshops are scheduled weekly from the beginning of June, Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Fees for each week of half-day arts camp are $65 for the first child ($50 for CAC family level members) with a $5 discount for siblings who are registered for the same weekly workshop session. All materials and art supplies are supplied and covered in the fee. Campers should bring their own mid-morning snack and plan to have lunch at home after their half-day workshop sessions.

JUNE 10 - 14, 2013
Joi Jamison - Dance & Creative Movement

JUNE 17 - 21, 2013
Neil Pollock - Introduction to Guitar

JUNE 24 - 28, 2013
Joseph Falligan - Concept & Storyboard Art

Wynn Workshops

Summer Arts Camp

At Hunter Memorial Park

 June 23-27, 2014
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Click here for printable 2014 SUMMER ARTS CAMP Registration Form

Click here for printable Photo Release Form for Minors

The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County, in partnership with the Douglasville Department of Parks and Recreation, offers a full week of intensive hands-on arts exploration of the wonderful world of the arts during its 2014 Summer Arts Camp. Children, 7 to 11 years old, will explore the visual and performing arts, while working with five expert and experienced teaching artists. Campers (maximum of 50 can be registered) are divided into five groups of ten children by age. Teaching artists to be announced soon!

Fees for the week are $100 for the first child ($75 for CAC members) with a $5 discount for siblings. Early drop off (8:30 a.m.) and late pick up (5:00 p.m.) can be arranged for an additional fee of $25 payable to the City of Douglasville - the CAC will collect the additional payment at the time of registration.

Daily schedule will include five art-making sessions, morning and afternoon breaks (snacks provided by the City of Douglasville Department of Parks and Recreation) and lunch (campers bring their own). On the final afternoon, Friday, June 27th, the campers will share with parents and friends an original performance and an exhibit of their artworks at the Celebration of Success. Families, friends and the community are invited to attend!

RSVP at the official Facebook Event Page to stay up-to-speed with all the news & updates.

Summer Arts Camp

SPRING BREAK ARTS CAMP

At Deer Lick Park

The theme for the 2014 Spring Break Arts Camp was “Elements of a Superhero Within.” Students explored and interpreted the physical elements of Fire, Water, Earth, and Wind, while also taking a deeper look into what characteristics makes someone a Superhero – in both, the comic books and in real-life. To take a look at some of the images from our much acclaimed Spring Break Arts Camp, simply click HERE.

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Spring Break Art Camp

ARTISTS IN SCHOOLS 2013

The Georgia Shakespeare Festival performs "Metamorphoses"  at Chapel Hill High School in February 2013

Lee Bryan
March 2013
Pre-K - 3rd grade
Atlanta-based puppeteer, Lee Bryan or "That Puppet Guy" is nationally recognized touring artists who combines live vocal characterizations and songs with innovative puppet designs. Classic life lessons were learned at this year's performance of "Aesop's Fables."

Georgia Shakespeare Festival
February 2013
Dramatic performance from the Georgia Shakespeare Festival at Oglethorpe University with question & answer with the players. This year's performance was "Metamorphoses."