Visual Arts

Classes/Workshops & Registration Portal

Visual Arts Classes at the Creative Arts Guild offer students of all ages and skill levels an opportunity to explore art in a supportive and nurturing environment that welcomes exploration, discovery and development of skill, and technique. Please email, call 706-259-0093 with Visual Arts related questions, or feel free to contact your specific Visual Arts teacher if their contact information is listed in the class information. For information about our Visual Arts classes and workshops and to register, check out the Registration Portal.

Registration Portal

Department Guidelines



In this class Petit Picassos and the Adult of their choice will get creative (and messy)! This class is very much about the process and not necessarily about the finished product. Get ready to have fun with your child while sparking the imagination and creativity. Pricing includes supply fee.

18mos - 4 years

Mondays, 5:15-6:00pm



Instructor: Melissa Herz

18mos - 4 years

Tuesdays, 12:15-1:00pm

$65/month Instructor: Paula Plott Gregg



Students will learn how to express their imaginations while exploring drawing, painting, sculpture, and fine craft techniques. Each child will create multiple artworks while gaining a better understanding of the creative process. Pricing includes supply fee.

6-10 years Mondays, 4:00-5:00pm $65/month Instructor: Melissa Herz
8-13 years Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm $65/month Instructor: Paula Plott Gregg



In this class watercolor, acrylic, and oil paints will be introduced and used. While this is a structured course on painting methods, students' interest on subject matters will be taken into consideration. Pricing includes supply fee.

12 years+ Thursdays, 4:00-5:30pm $80/month Instructor: Sandra Babb




This course focuses on acrylic painting techniques, materials, color theory, and composition. This course will be taught with the knowledge that discoveries will follow naturally, and technique and color will be emphasized. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students are welcome. A materials list will be provided. Contact the instructor, Sandra Babb, at with questions. Students bring their own supplies.

18 years and up

Thursdays, 10am-12pm $65/Month,
$20 Drop-In Rate



Seeing is key! Hone observation skills through drawing exercises in gesture, shape, line, value, perspective, and volume. Learn the use of drawing tools. Contact instructor Sandra Babb 423-237-9464 or for supply list.

18 years and up

Thursdays, 12:30-2:00pm $65/Month,
$20 Drop-In Rate



This 6-week adult pottery class offers an introduction to clay, hand-building techniques, and the use of the potter's wheel. For questions and more information about the class, contact the instructors, Dan and Mary DeFoor, at Pricing for beginners includes supply fee. Pricing for Advanced students includes supply fee up to 25lbs of clay. Additional clay may be purchased or students are welcome to bring their own.

September 11 - October 19

Beginner 18 years+ Mondays, 7:00-8:30pm
Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm
Advanced 18 years+ Mondays, 6:00-8:30pm
Thursdays, 6:00-8:30pm



In this course, students will practice the methods of expressive acrylic painting while exploring a variety of subject matter and receiving instructor feedback on work.  This class is especially geared towards those with some acrylic painting experience (Sorry, not suitable for beginners).  Approaching painting as play will be emphasized while focusing on solid technique and other important skills.  Students will also be given "Monthly Challenges" for painting projects to work on at home and bring in for critique. Students will provide their own materials. Please see our registration portal for material suggestions. This is offered as one workshop per month. You must register for each workshop you would like to attend. Dates are listed below.

18 years and up


August 25
September 22
October 20
November 17
December 15
January 19
February 16
March 15
April 19
May 17

11:00am-2:00pm $40 per workshop Instructor: Bradley Wilson



Each month students will complete projects from different mediums of the art world - jewelry making, acrylic painting, and everything in between. Keep an eye on our social media for upcoming class topics. Students are invited to bring their own adult beverage if they'd like - beverages will also be available for purchase through the Guild. Cost of class includes all materials.

21 years and up


August 24
September 21
October 19
November 16
December 14
January 18
February 15
March 14
April 18
May 16

5:45-7:45pm $80 per workshop

Instructor: Paula Plott Gregg



Join Melissa Herz and create your own festive Fall floral arrangement inside a pumpkin that will be perfect for your Thanksgiving table! There will be hands-on instruction; no experience is needed. Cost includes all materials and beverages for those 21+

21 years and up

Wednesday, November 15

5:30-7:30pm $80

Instructor: Melissa Herz


More Art Opportunities

Private Art Lessons

Private art lessons are available for students of all ages. With private lessons, the student can concentrate on any medium they choose. The student will meet one-on-one with the art instructor weekly. If you are interested in taking private art lessons, please call 706.278.0168. $45 per hour.

Art Parties

Celebrate birthdays and other special occasions with a party at the Creative Arts Guild! We can accommodate any age and build a custom themed party and activity. Click Here to be re-directed to our Rental page; scroll down for more information about pricing.

Visual Art Department Guidelines:

Registration: Visit our Registration Portal to register for classes. Registration is taken throughout the year and on first come-first serve basis. A $30 Yearly Registration Fee will be charged at time of Registration for fall classes. Classes with less than 3 students are subject to close due to low attendance or registration. Families of the closed class will be contacted prior to the last day. Staff members will assist in finding placement in another class.

Tuition and Withdrawal Policy: Visual Art classes are billed out monthly. Tuition is billed out the 1st of the month. A $10 late fee will incur if tuition is not paid by the 10th of the month. Registering for a class and/or lesson is a commitment to attend as scheduled. If for any reason you or your student cannot continue, you must notify the Guild/Instructor by completing a withdrawal notice. Accounts are charged for classes until a withdrawal request is received. 30-day notice must be given for classes/lessons. Students withdrawing from class or lessons with less than 30-day notice must pay for the following month.

Makeup Classes: If a teacher cannot attend a class they will arrange for a substitute, in the event that no substitute can be found the teacher may offer a make-up class. In the event that classes are canceled due to inclement weather, classes will be made up at the discretion of the teacher. For more questions about make-up classes or make-up policy please email