Arts Education and Classes


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Classes & Workshops

How to Register

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 programmingartsdouglas@earthlink.net. 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.

Click here for a printable SUMMER CLASSES flyer

Summer 2016

Explore your creativity with our expert teaching artists! Come learn with us and get involved.

Register & pay online or in person today! Spaces will fill up fast! Contact the CAC at www.artsdouglas.org or call us at 770.949.2787. For additional information please email Joi Jamison at programmingartsdouglas@earthlink.net.

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

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: Become a CAC member at the $30 level or higher, and save 10% on your classes.

We Value the Arts

ART CLASSES & Workshops

Classical Drawing Lessons

Classical Drawing
Keith Wilson, Instructor
Ages: 7—14 years old
Thursdays: May 26th—July 7th
Saturdays: May 28th— July 9th
Time: 10:30—12 noon
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 provided)
$100.00—for (7) week session

Keith-Draw


Acrylic Painting 101
Jassana Isaac, Instructor
Ages: 7 –12 years old
Tuesdays, beginning June 7th - July 26th
Time: 4:00 –5:00pm,
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.
$110.00 for 8 week session (materials not included)
Material Fee: $50.00 (paid directly to instructor)


Paint & Sip Night Out
Jassana Isaac, Instructor
Adults Only
Friday, June 17th (Session One)
Friday, July 15th (Session Two)
Time: 7:00—9:00pm
Come out and enjoy step by step art entertainment with family and friends over light refreshments and music. No worries...no experience is needed, nor supplies….just you and you’re special someone.
$25.00 per person /per session


Vision Boards

Unwind Your Mind Vision Board Workshop
Marigold Edwards, Instructor
Adults Only
Thursday, June 30th
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Adults will develop goals for personal, family and career aspiration to create a vision board. By the end of the workshop participants will have a piece of art that they have created and a crystal clear picture of what they will accomplish. Unwind your mind!
$15.00 per person (materials provided)


MUSIC CLASSES

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Private Voice Lessons
Meagan Mayne, Instructor
Ages 7 years old - adult
Ongoing monthly classes
Wednesdays, beginning June 8th – August 1st
Time-slot is arranged with instructor:
Please call the Arts Council for more information.
Time range: 10:00 - 3:00pm
Students will learn vocal literature in English as well as other languages including Italian, French and German.
$100 per month; 4 weekly 30-minute lessons
$150 per month; 4 weekly 45-minute lessons


Music for Little Mozart
Group or Private Lessons
Meagan Mayne, Instructor
Ages: 4 - 6 years old
Wednesdays, 5:00– 6:00pm; June 8th— July 27th
The focus will provide classroom instruction and its comprehensive approach to musical learning that develops singing, movement and listening skills. This course is designed for children who have had no prior musical education. Materials included.
$150— (8) week session


Raise Your Voice
Group Voice Lessons
Meagan Mayne, Instructor
Ages: 7 - 12 years old
Wednesdays, 6:15 - 7:15pm— beginning June 8th – July 27th
Students will learn music as an ensemble, preparing for an end of summer 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.
$150.00— (8) week session


Violin / Cello Lessons

Private String Lessons
Eleanor Bennett, Instructor
All ages welcomed
Ongoing monthly classes
Mondays, beginning June 6th – August 31st (no class on July 4th)
Time –slot is arranged with the instructor, please call the Arts Council for more information.
Time range: 3:00—8:00pm
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 within the community.
$100.00 per month—for weekly 30 minute class
$150.00 per month—for weekly 45 minute class
$160.00 per month—for weekly 60 minute class


Let's String Along with Stu– Ukulele Lessons - 8-12
Stu Zonder, Instructor
Ages: 8—12 years old
Mondays: June 6th—August 1st ( no class on July 4th)
Time: 2:00—3:00pm
This class will introduce young students to the joy of playing ukulele and singing along. The focus will be on learning chords and rhythms taught while learning contemporary & classic songs from Bruno Mars to the Beatles. Ukulele is great fun! There is a minimum of (5) students required for this class. Registration deadline is Friday, June 3rd.
$125.00—(8) week session
Note: Ukulele will need to be purchased separately prior to the start of the class. Instructor will give more details once registered.


Let’s String Along with Stu—Ukulele Lessons  -Teens and Adults
Stu Zonder, Instructor
Teens (16+) and Adults Only!
Mondays: June 6th—August 1st (no class on July 4th)
Time: 11:00—12 noon
Teens and adults will be introduced to the joys of playing ukulele and singing along. The focus will be on learning chords & rhythms of several styles from current music to classic rock, reggae & standards. A minimum of (5) students is required for this class. Registration deadline is Friday, June 3rd.
$125.00—(8) week session
Note: Ukulele will need to purchased separately prior to the start of the class. Instructor will give more details once registered.


Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer Group Lessons

Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer
Group Lessons
Tom Stavran, Instructor
All ages welcomed
Saturdays: June 18th/ July 16th/ August 20th
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Learn the basics of the mountain dulcimer, tunings, proper finger techniques, and strumming with traditional folk songs. All acoustic instruments are welcomed.
$5.00 per lesson

Tom-Dulcimer


ACTING CLASSES

Little Dreamers Creative Drama Workshop
Courtnee Miles Instructor
Ages: 4 - 6 years old
Saturdays: July 23rd— August 27th
Time: 11:00– 12:00noon;
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.
$100.00— (6) week session

WRITING CLASSES

Journaling Your Journey –Bridging the Generational Gap of Creative Writing
Mona Scott, Instructor
Ages: Adults Only (30 years old and up)
Mondays: June 6th— July 18th (no class on July 4th)
Time: 6:00– 7:00pm
“Journaling your Journey” – pass on your legacy through the written word. Students will learn fun, simple tools to begin writing their memoir, short story or autobiography. Students will also build a writing journal in this creative writing class.
$75.00— (6) week session


HOW TO ORDER

  • Make sure you are on the correct event page before you place your order.
  • Select the type of ticket or purchase you'll be making from the dropdown menu above the PayPal button.
  • Click the Pay Now button. This will bring you to the PayPal site.
  • In the description line: type in the number of tickets/name of class/event sponsorship you are buying.
  • In the item price line: type in the total amount being paid (it does NOT auto-calculate, you have to fill it in manually).
  • In the quantity line: ignore it. It reflects one order not the number of tickets/reservations/sponsorships you are buying.
  • Click Update.
  • Once we've receive the payment, you will be contacted to confirm the payment.
Classes & Workshops
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

Meet Our Teaching Artists:

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.

 


Marigold EdwardsMarigold Edwards, is an educator from London, specializing in personal leadership. She motivates and inspires class participants to excel. Marigold received a Master’s degree from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK; she has traveled the world helping children and adults become their best selves.

 

 

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 summer.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Courtnee MilesCourtnee Miles holds a degree in broadcast journalism from Hampton University. She has written several publications and is a contributing writer for BroadwayWorld.com. 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.

 

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.

 

 

 

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 here at the CAC.

 

 

 

Keith WilsonKeith Wilson holds a fine arts degree from the Atlanta College of Art and later earning degrees in Landscape Design and Fine Arts. He has completed dozens of commissioned art projects.

 

 

 

Stu ZonderStu Zonder is a professional musician and teacher for 40 years. Having performed as a solo, in duets and bands, he is well versed in many styles of music. He has taught guitar for over three decades and ukulele for six years. He is an endorsed artist and teacher for Kanoa Ukulele Company and Kala Brand Music Company.

 


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 programmingartsdouglas@earthlink.net. We are always looking for new teachers who are eager and passionate about teaching the arts.

Summer Arts Camp

Summer Arts Camp
June 20 – 24, 2016
Hunter Park
Monday-Friday; 9am-4pm
$125 ($115 CAC Members)
$5 Sibling Discount

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 during the 2016 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 (to be announced soon). Instructors use a variety of teaching methods to stimulate imaginations while continuously cultivating creative expression, confidence, self-discovery, and respect for others.

Fees for the week are $125 for the first child ($115 for CAC members) with a $5 discount for siblings. Please stay tuned for early drop-off and late pick-up availability.

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How to Register

1. Click HERE to download the Registration Form.
2. Upon completion, you may scan and send the form via email to Joi Jamison –Arts Education Coordinator programmingartsdouglas@earthlink.net. 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 “SBAC – (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.

Summer Arts Dance Group

Summer Arts Camp 3-D

Summer Arts Camp 2-D

Summer Arts Camp drumming

HOW TO ORDER

  • Make sure you are on the correct event page before you place your order.
  • Select the type of ticket or purchase you'll be making from the dropdown menu above the PayPal button.
  • Click the Pay Now button. This will bring you to the PayPal site.
  • In the description line: type in the number of tickets/name of class/event sponsorship you are buying.
  • In the item price line: type in the total amount being paid (it does NOT auto-calculate, you have to fill it in manually).
  • In the quantity line: ignore it. It reflects one order not the number of tickets/reservations/sponsorships you are buying.
  • Click Update.
  • Once we've receive the payment, you will be contacted to confirm the payment.
Summer Arts Camp

SPRING BREAK ARTS CAMP

Way to go – Spring Break Arts Camp 2016: Kaleidoscope Dreams was a great success!

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.