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 amandaw@creativeartsguild.org, 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.

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Department Guidelines

Summer 2024 Camps & Workshops


SUMMER CLASSES & WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

ACRYLIC PAINTING (BEGINNER-ADVANCED)

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 sandra@babb.com with questions. Students bring their own supplies.

18 years and up

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

 

WORKSHOP: EXPRESSIVE PAINTING IN ACRYLICS (INTERMEDIATE + ADVANCED)

*NOW OFFERED TWICE A MONTH* 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

Fridays
June 14: Structurally Unsound Dwellings
June 21: Channeling Kandinsky
July 12: Abstract Ballerinas
July 19: Unfinished Painting Day

12:30pm-3:30pm $40 per workshop Instructor: Bradley Wilson

 


 

SUMMER 2024 ART CAMPS

All prices include supplies. Please register through our online registration portal, but please call to register to receive a $10 discount for registering siblings or for enrolling in multiple weeks. Please bring a water bottle and clothes that are comfortable and can get messy.

ART CAMPS FOR AGES 3-4
LIL' PIRATE & MERMAID CAMP - July 8-11, 9:00-11:15am | $160
Ahoy, mateys! Join Captain Creative and his crew each day reading about both pirates and mermaids and engaging in themed crafts, music, and games.

 

ART CAMPS FOR AGES 5-9 | 9am-12pm
FAIRY HOUSES - June 3-6

Instructor: Paula Plott Gregg | $200
Clap if you believe! Join us for a twinkling of enchantment and a bit of wonder as campers combine magic, imagination, building, and creating. Campers will get to construct, decorate, and furnish their very own fairy house to take home at the end of the week.

THERE IS SCIENCE IN MY ART - June 17-20
Instructor: Melissa Herz | $190
Let your kids explore the wonders of art and science. This camp will include a lot of hands-on learning of how and why some things are the way they are. Some of the fun projects we will embark on will include kinetic clay, watercolor & oil painting, spin art, volcanoes, sun prints, and shadow drawing. Bring a water bottle and a snack!

ANIMAL ART - June 24-28
Instructor: Melissa Herz | $190
Each day a special animal friend will visit the class from the Animal Hospital of Whitfield County. Campers will enjoy a special lesson about the visiting animal led by veterinary staff before creating a new masterpiece inspired by their friend of the day. Bring a water bottle and a snack!

JUNGLE BOOK MULTI-DISCIPLINARY CAMP (Ages 5-10) - July 8-11 | $215
We will get down to the bare necessities in this fun filled multi-disciplinary experience for kids. Campers will sing, dance, and create jungle themed art and instruments. The week will culminate in a performance for families and friends on Thursday before the camp concludes.

ROYAL TEA PARTY MULTI-DISCIPLINARY CAMP (Ages 5-10) - July 15-18 | $215
Hear ye, hear ye, all little Princes and Princesses are hereby invited to our royal tea! Campers will spend the week in both visual art and culinary arts classes preparing for the ultimate tea party. On Thursday, each camper and one adult of their choosing will be able to attend the tea and sample all of the delights the little royals have been cooking up during the week.

 

ART CAMPS FOR AGES 6-10 | 9am-12pm
IN MY ART ERA! SWIFTIE MULTI-DISCIPLINARY CAMP - June 10-13 | $200

Join fellow Swifties for musical and artfull bliss! We’ll sing our hearts out to Taylor’s greatest hits, create personalized fan art for the different "Eras", and even choreograph our own tour-worthy dance routine. From crafting Taylor-inspired accessories to engaging Taylor themed games about our favorite pop sensation, this camp session is a haven for Swifties to come together, celebrate their shared love for Taylor Swift, and make new friendships and memories that will last forever.

 

ART CAMPS FOR AGES 10-14 | 1-4pm
ADVENTURES IN ART - JULY 15-18
Instructor: Paula Plott Gregg | $200
In this adventure-filled four day camp, students will explore and challenge themselves with new techniques and mediums. Student artists will have fun and get a little messy as they embark on creative projects using collage, wood, and mixed media to make their own masterpieces.

CREATIVE EMBROIDERY - July 29-August 1
Instructor: Audrey Batts | $165 per student
In this workshop, students will be taught the basics of hand embroidery including the tools used (and how to safely use them), how to start a project, and the basic stitches used to create their own embroidery hoop art. The students will leave the class with the knowledge to complete an embroidery hoop from start to finish. Participants should not expect to complete his/her project during class time but will leave with their tools and supplies so they may finish their projects outside of class. No prior sewing or needlework skills are required, just the willingness to try something new and the ability to be safe with sharp objects. *$10 discount does not apply to this camp.  

INTRODUCTION TO PROCREATE - June 3-6
Instructor: Melissa Herz | $100 per student
This beginner Procreate class has everything you need to know about how to use Procreate.  We will cover everything that new beginners need to know: brushes and other essential tools, gestures, layers, mask, working with color, the best file formats for sharing your artwork and organizing your files.  Students will need a touch screen computer or tablet and a stylus or Apple pencil.  The Procreate program will need to be purchased and added to your device before the camp. *$10 discount does not apply to this camp. 

 

ART CAMPS & WORKSHOPS FOR TEENS (Ages 11-17) | 1-4pm
BLOCK PRINTING FOR TEENS - June 17-20
Instructor: Bradley Wilson | $185
Discover the fun of block printing in this engaging class tailored for teens! Explore the fusion of arts and crafts as you delve into the captivating world of block printing. Students will learn the basics of printing and experiement with multiple prints and different inks. Join us for a hands-on exploration of block printing and unleash your creativity!

TEEN PAINTING - June 24-27
Instructor: Sandra Babb | $185
In this class watercolor, acrylic, and oil paints will be introduced and used. While this is a structured course on painting methods, students' interests on subject matters will be taken into consideration.

WATERCOLOR FOR TEENS - July 8-11
Instructor: Bradley Wilson | $185
Dive into the vibrant world of watercolor painting in this enriching class designed specifically for teens! Watercolor is a dynamic medium celebrated for its versatility in capturing landscapes, still life, and portraiture with ease. Delve into the captivating realm of watercolor, renowned for its ethereal and translucent qualities, ideal for conveying emotion and setting atmospheric tones.

CREATIVE WRITING - June 3-6
Instructor: Bradley Wilson | $150
Middle Schoolers (11-13yrs): 9am-12pm
High Schoolers (14-17yrs): 1-4pm
Unlock your creative potential and hone your writing skills in this engaging course specifically designed for teens. Explore the fundamentals of storytelling, including crafting compelling characters and vivid settings that captivate your audience. Learn essential editing and revising techniques to polish your work to perfection. Tailored for ages 11-17, this workshop offers a supportive environment where you will receive constructive feedback and guidance throughout your writing journey. Led by experienced instructor and published author Bradley Wilson.


2024-2025 CLASSES

CLASSES FOR CHILDREN & TEENS

Art Tots (Projects with Paula) - 18mos-4yrs
Paula Plott Gregg | Tuesdays, 12:15-1:00pm | $75/month
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 imagination and creativiey. Pricing includes supply fee.

Discovering Art with Melissa Herz
5-7yo | Tuesdays, 4:15-5:00pm | $65/month
8-10yo | Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00pm | $65/month
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.

Projects with Paula Plott Gregg
18mos-4yrs | Tuesdays, 12:15-1:00pm | $75/month
8-13yrs | Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm | $80/month
Students will experiment with different mediums and materials to create unique projects and artwork. Pricing includes supply fee.

Painting Exploration for Teens with Sandra Babb - 12yrs+
Thursdays, 4:00-5:30pm | $80/month
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.

 

CLASSES FOR ADULTS

Acrylic Painting (Beginner-Advanced) - 18yrs+
Sandra Babb | Thursdays, 10:00am-12:00pm | $65/month or $20 drop-in rate
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. Students will provide their own supplies. Contact the instructor with questions: sandrababb93@gmail.com

Drawing for Adults (Beginner-Advanced) - 18yrs+
Sandra Babb | Thursdays, 12:30-2:00pm | $65/month or $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 Sandra Babb for supply list: sandrababb93@gmail.com

Adult Pottery - 18yrs+
Beginner | Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm (Sept. 4th-Oct. 9th) | $160/session
Advanced | Mondays (Sept. 9th-Oct. 14th) OR Thursdays (Sept. 5th-Oct. 10th), 6:00-8:30pm | $200/session
This six-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 angelvillepottery@gmail.com. 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.

Thirsty Thursdays Art Workshops with Paula Plott Gregg - 21yrs+
Thursdays (Aug. 22nd-May 15th), 5:45-7:45pm | $80 per workshop
Each month, students will complete projects in different mediums of the art world - everything from jewelry making to acrylic painting and more! Check our social media for updates on upcoming projects. Participants are welcome to bring their adult beverage of choice or purchase through the Guild.

Expressive Painting in Acrylics Workshops with Bradley Wilson - 18yrs+
Fridays: August 9, August 16, September 13, October 11, October 18, November 15, November 22, December 13, December 20, January 10, January 17, February 14, February 21, March 14, March 21, April 11, April 18, May 9, May 16
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 two workshops per month. You must register for each workshop you would like to attend.


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. Each Visual Arts, Dance and Music family are charged a registration fee of $40 per family per year. This fee helps to cover administrative costs, overhead, and to offset the cost of the online registration system throughout the year. This fee also holds your student's spot in their class. Registration fees are billed once yearly per family and covers all members of the household in any Guild classes in which they participate.

Tuition and Withdrawal Policy: Visual Arts classes are billed out monthly. Tuition is billed out on the 1st of the month. A $10 late fee will incur if tuition is not paid by the 10th of the month. Pottery classes are billed by the session and must be paid for at the time of registration. 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 us via our Registration Portal. Accounts are charged for classes until a withdrawal request is received. 30-day notice must be given for classes that are billed monthly. Students withdrawing from class of less than 30-day notice must pay for the following month. Notification via phone or in person is required to drop from a workshop or a camp. Request for withdrawal received at least 3 weeks prior to the start date will receive a full refund, less a $20 cancelation fee. 50% refund if cancelled 2 weeks before and no refund if cancelled the week before the start of the workshop or camp.

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 amandaw@creativeartsguild.org.