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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.
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Fall 2016

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

We Value the Arts

ART CLASSES & Workshops

Classical Drawing Lessons

Classical Drawing
Keith Wilson | Ages 7 - 14

Thursdays: Sept. 15th, 22nd and 29th/ Oct. 20th, 27th and Nov. 3rd
Saturdays: Sept. 17th and 24th/Oct. 1st, 22nd, 29th and Nov. 5th
Time: 10:30—12:30pm

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)


Acrylic Painting 101
Jassana Isaac | Ages 7 - 12

Saturdays, Sept. 17th, 24th and Oct. 8th, 22nd
Time: 1:00 –2:00pm (Ages 7-12)
2:30—3:30pm (Adults)

Attend one or all four of these fun drop in sessions. Students will create artwork using acrylic paint. Students will learn traditional painting techniques. Elements of art and principles of design are integrated into student projects while in this class. Note: Students will need to have a 16X20 canvas for this class. All other materials will be provided.

$20.00 per class ($15.00 CAC Member)

Intro to Watercolors
Adrienne Jackson | Adults Only

Tuesdays, Sept. 13th - Nov. 1st
Time: 10:00am – 12:00noon

Students will learn techniques like layering and washes, mixing colors, using negative spaces, composition and other design principles. You will learn these skills through short exercises, several small painting projects as well as one larger piece chosen by the student. Prior drawing skills are recommended, but not required. A minimum of 4 students is needed for this class to take place. A $45.00 materials fee will be paid directly to instructor once registered for the class.

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

Creative Bookmaking
Ernie Hendrix | Ages 16 - Adults

Thursdays, November 3rd, 10th and 17th
Time: 6:00 -8:00pm

Students will make a hand-made book that opens out into a 7 pointed star and ties with ribbons for display. The cover features Japanese papers and the interior pages will be decorated with Asian motifs. The finished project is one that will be cherished. A minimum of (4) students is required for this class. Note: An additional $10.00 non –refundable materials fee will be paid directly to instructor once registered for the class.

$65.00 for (3) week session ($55.00 CAC Member)

Focus on Photography
Shannon Belletti | Ages 16 - adults

Thursdays, Sept. 15th— October 20th
Time: 6:30—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)


Private Voice Lessons
Meagan Mayne | Ages 13—Adults

Wednesdays, Sept. 14th - Dec. 21st
Ongoing Monthly Classes

Time range: 12:00am - 6:00pm. Slots are arranged with instructor. Please call the Arts Council for more information, 770.949.2787. Students will learn vocal literature in English as well as other languages including Italian, French and German.

$100.00 per month, 4 weekly 30-minute lessons ($90.00 CAC Member)
$150.00 per month, 4 weekly 45-minute lessons ($140.00 CAC Member)


Raise Your Voice
Meagan Mayne | Group Voice Lessons | Ages 7 - 12

Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30pm
Sept. 14th - Oct. 26th (Session One)
Nov. 2nd - Dec. 21st (Session Two)

Students will learn music as an ensemble, preparing for an end of quarter performance. In addition to learning performance pieces, students will learn skills in sight singing as well as proper warm up methods.
A minimum of 4 students is required for this class. No class on November 23rd.

$130.00 per (7) week session ($120.00 CAC Member)

Violin / Cello Lessons

Private String Lessons
Eleanor Bennett | All ages welcomed

Mondays; Sept. 12th – Dec. 19th
Ongoing monthly classes

Time range: 3:00 — 8:00pm; 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)
$150.00 a month; weekly 45 minute class ($140.00 CAC Member)
$160.00 a month; weekly 60 minute class ($150.00 CAC Member)

Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer Group Lessons

Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer
Tom Stavran | Teens - Adults

Saturdays; Sept. 24th, Oct. 15th and Nov. 19th
Time: 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Learn the basics of the mountain dulcimer – tuning, strumming, finger picking, both right and left hand techniques. Learn old folk songs, waltzes, hymns, etc. No prior musical experience is necessary.

$5.00 fee per class



Little Dreamers
Courtnee Miles | Creative Drama Workshop | Ages 4 - 10

Mondays, Sept. 19th - Dec. 12th
TTime: 6:00 - 7:00pm

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 re-telling 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 each weekly drop in workshop. No class on October 31st.

$20.00 per session ($15.00 CAC Member)


Journaling Your Journey –Bridging the Generational Gap through
Creative Writing

Mona Scott | Ages 30 and up

Mondays, Sept. 12th - Oct. 24th (Session One)
Nov. 14th - Dec. 19th (Session Two)
Time: 6:00 - 7:15pm

“You have something to say” –Come and journal your journey and leave your legacy through words in this creative writing workshop. Learn fun, creative techniques and share with others. Students will present a vision board reflecting a short story they have written in their final class. A minimum of 5 students is required for this class. A workbook is included. *No class on September 24th.*

$75.00 for 6 week session ($65.00 CAC Member)


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Classes & Workshops

Teaching Artists

2016 Fall Group Picture of Teachers

Meet Our Teaching Artists:

Shannon BellettiShannon Belletti received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University at Austin. Although she has begun 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.



Ernie HendrixErnie Hendrix has been very active in the arts for many years, making jewelry and teaching bookmaking and polymer clay classes. She has her own studio – Gypsy Gold because of her love for big, bright earrings. She is a member of the Douglas County Artists Guild and has won awards as a watercolor artist in NOVAS and Georgia National Fair just to name a few.


Jassana IssacJassana Issac graduated from Adelphi University in New York with a degree in Arts Education. Since relocating to Atlanta she has started her own arts entertainment business - Artsie Self, LLC. She is excited to be sharing her passion for art and teaching acrylic painting classes here at the CAC. This will be Jassana’s second quarter returning as a teaching artist.


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.

Meagan MayneMeagan Mayne has performed in approximately 30 US states as well as Poland, Cambodia and Singapore. She holds a B.A. in music from Valdosta State University. She has a sincere passion for teaching youth and adult voice and piano lessons and has been teaching at the CAC for a year.



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 recently was one of the CAC’s featured teachers for summer arts camp.


Tom StavranTom 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. Tom focuses on traditional folk songs as well as gospel hymns. He has been teaching at the CAC for several years.



Mona_ScottMona Scott is an expressive arts therapist. She is a children’s book author, having published three books, two manuals and a workbook. She has taught creative writing to teens, adults and senior citizens. Mona has also been a featured author at the CAC and is excited to bring her creative writing class to the Douglasville community this fall.


Keith WilsonKeith Wilson earned his degree in Landscape Design and Fine Arts from Atlanta College of Art. Keith currently works as a Deputy Sheriff for the Fulton County Sheriff's Office and operates Lamdan Designs, an artistic services company that creates custom art products.



Want to Teach an Arts Class at the CAC?
Artists interested in teaching an art class or workshops are encouraged to contact the Arts Council at 770-949-2787 or email Arts Education Coordinator: Joi Jamison at We are always looking for new teachers who are eager and passionate about teaching the arts.


Parents, mark your calendars! The 2017 Spring Break Arts Camp at Deer Lick Park will be held from April 3rd thru the 7th. Please stay tuned for information on how to register! 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.

Summer Arts Camp

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