Arts Education and Classes


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

Adult Classes

How to Register

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

  1. Click HERE to download the 2015 Class Registration Form.
  2. Upon completion, you may scan and send the form via email to cultureadmin@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 2015

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

Illustration & Storyboard Art – An Introduction
Joseph Falligan, Instructor
Teens & adults
Tuesdays, 6 – 8 pm
Session 1: May 5 – June 23
Session 2:
July 7 – August 25
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

Paris Lecture

The Arts of Paris in the 1870’s
Lisa Street,
Lecturer
Adults
Sunday, June 7, 1pm
Despite the violent transition from the Second Empire to the Third Republic, Paris was transformed in the 1870’s with the construction of huge public gardens designed by Adolphe Alphand – register to see the plans and photographs of these gardens. Explore the prints of botanical illustrators, such as Riocreux and Faguet, who took advantage of new scientific collections of flowers to make their studies. The lecture will look at sculpture by Falguière, Mercié, and Rodin, who participated in making the hundreds of statues commissioned for the new parks. Also, the lecture will examine the paintings of Impressionists: Morisot, Pissarro, Renoir, and Monet, who went outside to paint the abundance of flora in and around Paris in
this decade of contrasts.
$10 per person

Vision Boards

Family Fun with Vision Boards
Marigold Edwards,
Instructor
7 years old & up
Thursdays, 5 – 7 pm
Session 1:
May 7 & 14
Session 2:
June 4 & 11
Session 3:
July 2 & 9
Session 4:
August 6 & 13
Two fun and interactive classes for families with the aim of creating an artistic representation of personal/ family goals and career/educational aspirations by creating a vision board (collage of pictures). By the end of the two classes, participants will have a piece of art that they have created, a crystal clear picture of what they would like to accomplish and a solid plan for its accomplishment. (Materials provided)
$30 per session (2 classes)

MUSIC CLASSES

Private Piano & Guitar Lessons

Private Piano & Guitar Lessons
Neil Pollock
, Instructor
Ages 8 through adult
Fridays, first class begins May 8
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

Violin / Cello Lessons
Eleanor Bennett
, Instructor
All ages welcomed
Mondays, 1-5pm: first class begins May 4
Wednesdays, 1 – 8 pm; first class begins May 6
Thursdays, 1 – 8 pm; first class begins May 7
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

Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer Group Lessons
Tom Stavran
, Instructor
All ages welcomed
Saturdays, 10 am; May 23, June 20, August 15
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

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

  1. Click HERE to download the 2015 Class Registration Form.
  2. Upon completion, you may scan and send the form via email to cultureadmin@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 2015

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

Illustration & Storyboard Art – An Introduction
Joseph Falligan, Instructor
Teens & adults
Tuesdays, 6 – 8 pm
Session 1: May 5 – June 23
Session 2:
July 7 – August 25
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

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, July 23 – August 27
               Saturdays, July 25 – August 29
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)

Vision Boards

Family Fun with Vision Boards
Marigold Edwards,
Instructor
7 years old & up
Thursdays,
5 – 7 pm
Session 1:
May 7 & 14
Session 2:
June 4 & 11
Session 3:
July 2 & 9
Session 4:
August 6 & 13
Two fun and interactive classes for families with the aim of creating an artistic representation of personal/ family goals and career/educational aspirations by creating a vision board (collage of pictures). By the end of the two classes, participants will have a piece of art that they have created, a crystal clear picture of what they would like to accomplish and a solid plan for its accomplishment. (Materials provided)
$30 per session (2 classes)

Kids Art Class - Cat

Kids Art – An Exploration of American Artists
Jade Weatherington, Instructor
6 – 12 years old
Fridays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Ongoing monthly classes
Starting Dates: May 8, June 5, August 7
NOTE: No class during the month of July
Students will learn about American artists through history and recreate their own versions of the famous works. Students will use a variety of materials, such as watercolor, acrylics, pastels, and other non-traditional materials like plastic forks & Q-tips. (Materials provided)
$80 per month (4 classes)

MUSIC CLASSES

Private Piano & Guitar Lessons

Private Piano & Guitar Lessons
Neil Pollock
, Instructor
Ages 8 through adult
Fridays, first class begins May 8
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

Violin / Cello Lessons
Eleanor Bennett
, Instructor
All ages welcomed
Mondays, 1-5pm: first class begins May 4
Wednesdays, 1 – 8 pm; first class begins May 6
Thursdays, 1 – 8 pm; first class begins May 7
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

Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer Group Lessons
Tom Stavran
, Instructor
All ages welcomed
Saturdays, 10 am; May 23, June 20, August 15
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

Move-it Monday Dance Master Class
Ms. Joi Jamison, Instructor
Ages 5 -12 years old; open to male & female students
Monday, June 15, 9am – 1pm
NOTE: Non-refrigerated lunch must be provided by parents.
This class will include learning various styles of dance such as jazz, modern, lyrical, hip hop, etc. and end with a final mini performance. It will be open to students (5-11 years old)...female and male. A interactive lesson will also be included. Come experience the art of dance and creative expression with dance teaching artist - Ms. Joi. You do not want to miss this fun, exciting and educational day of dance. Register your child today!!!!
$45 per child

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.

 

 

Marigold Edwards3. Marigold Edwards is an exceptional 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.

 

Tom Stavran4. Joi Jamison, a native of Virginia, is a professional dancer and choreographer with a dance resume that began in 1999 – choreographing talent shows, cheer camps, pageants, workshops, and award shows. Since 2008, she has taught youth and adult dance classes at various dance studios throughout Metro Atlanta and has worked closely with the CAC on various enrichment programs.

 

Neil Pollock5. 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 6. 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.

 

 


Lisa Street 7. 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.

 

Jad Weatherington8. Jade Weatherington has worked as an educator for 8 years and has a license in Family Education. During the summer, Jade has taught art camps that allow children to freely express themselves while learning about the great American artists.

 

 

Keith Wilson9. 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.

 

Want to Teach an Art 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, and craft disciplines.

Summer Arts Camp

We did it! This year’s “Flashback Art” camp was truly a huge success and a great week for everyone. Stay tuned for more info on the 2016 Summer Arts Camp – you won’t want to miss what we’re planning for next year!

Take a look at a few photos from this year’s art camp and feel free to share them with your Facebook friends!

Click HERE to see photos from the camp during the week.

Summer Arts Camp

 

Click HERE to see photos from the Celebration of Success.

Summer Arts Camp

SPRING BREAK ARTS CAMP

Stay tuned for more info on
the 2016 Spring Break Arts Camp!

Summer Arts Camp

Did you miss the fun this year? Take a look at the photos from this year’s camp on our Facebook page – you won’t want to miss what we’re planning for next year!

Click HERE to see the first of two albums.

Summer Arts Camp

Click HERE to see the second of two albums.

Summer Arts Camp