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Classes & Workshops

Explore your creativity with our expert teaching artists! This summer, the CAC is excited to heat things up with a variety of classes from music, fused glass, photography, and yoga, African drumming, classical drawing, acrylic painting and much more. We have something for everyone across all ages, so come join the fun! Take a look below for details on fees, schedules, class descriptions and get registered today.

Come learn and experience the arts with us!

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 programmingartsdouglas@earthlink.net.

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 2017

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

We Value the Arts

CLASSES & Workshops

Classical Drawing Lessons

Classical Drawing

Mia Kubasa | Ages 6 –16
Wednesdays: May 31st—July 19th (12 –16 years old) **No class July 5th**
Saturdays: June 3rd — July 22nd (6 –11 years old) **No class July 1st**
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 provided.

$100.00 for a (7) week session ($90.00 CAC Member)


Intro to Oil Painting

Adrienne Jackson | Adults Only

Mondays: June 5th—July 17th (Session One) **No class June 26th**
July 24th - August 28th (Session Two)
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm

This class is an introduction to a classical oil painting technique with an emphasis on technique development. Paintings will focus on still-life work and observational techniques that enhance a student’s understanding of realism. Previous experience in painting/drawing recommended. Materials provided.

$100.00 for (6) week session ($90.00 CAC Member)


Paint and Sip Night Out

Adrienne Jackson | Adults Only

Fridays: May 26th/ June 30th/ July 28th/ Aug. 25th
Time: 7:00—9:00pm


Come out and enjoy a jump start to your weekend with step by step art entertainment alongside friends, co-workers, family, etc. Light refreshments provided and feel free to bring your own. No worries, no experience or supplies are needed.

$25.00 per session ($20.00 CAC Member)
$80.00 for all (4) sessions ($70.00 CAC Member)


Focus on Photography

Shannon Belletti | Ages 16 - Adults

Wednesdays: May 17th – June 21st
Time: 6:00—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. Note: Film or digital SLR camera will be needed.

$120.00 (6) week session ($110.00 CAC member)


Studio Lighting Workshops

Shannon Belletti | Ages 16 - adults

Sundays: July 2nd (Still Life) /Aug 13th (Portrait)
Time: 2:00—5:00pm


Still Life Workshop: Students will bring in a variety of small objects to create their own tabletop scene to photograph using a sweep table setup. Portrait Workshop: Students will learn 5 common light patterns for studio portraiture along with light ratios and posing techniques. Note: Film or digital SLR camera will be needed.

$65.00 for both workshops ($55.00 CAC member)
$35 per workshop ($25.00 CAC member)


Beginners Fused Glass

Elizabeth Mobley | Ages: 16—Adults

Wednesdays: July 26th –August 16th
Time: 6:00—8:30pm

Students will learn the basics of fusing glass during this (4) week series. Students will work on various techniques, learn about firing schedules and have lots of hands fun creating (4-5) fused glass pieces. All materials, tools and firings included. Closed toe shoes required.

$80.00 (4) week session ($70.00 CAC member)
$75.00 materials fee (paid directly to instructor first day of class)


Fused Glass Workshop

Elizabeth Mobley| Ages 16—adults

Fridays: June 30th – “Glass Garden Stake”
July 14th – “Glass Platter”
August 4th - “Wind Chimes”
August 25th— “Zen on Glass”
Time: 6:00 –9:00pm

Learn how to create and complete your own art on glass in these fun themed based workshops. Light snacks and beverages provided by instructor. Materials included.

$60.00 per workshop ($50 CAC Member)


Violin / Cello Lessons

Private String Lessons

Eleanor Bennett | All ages welcomed

Mondays; June 5th – August 28th
Ongoing monthly classes
Time range: 3:00 — 8:00pm;
Specific slots are arranged with instructor.

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 month; weekly 30 min class ($90 CAC member)
$150 month; weekly 45 min class ($140 CAC member)
$160 month; weekly 60 min class ($150 CAC member)


Media Arts Prep 101

Joseph Falligan| Ages 14—22 years old

Thursdays: June 1st - July 20th
Time: 6:00 –8:00pm

Students will learn animation-video game design, concept art, character design and more. This class is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in media arts or gaining more knowledge on the field.

$110.00 for (8) week session ($100 CAC Member)


Explore your Decor!

Therra Howard | Ages 16 -adults

Tuesdays: June 6th - 27th
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm

Get that perfect Pier One look in your home without breaking your bank. Students will create a variety of home decor items that can stand alone or be displayed to make any room pop with style. A final interior design presentation will take place on the final class day.

$100.00 for (4) week session / $90.00 CAC Member


Hand-Drumming 101

Sadi Sobhan | Ages 15 -adults

Tuesdays, July 11th—August 8th
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm

Learn fundamentals of hand-percussions through this hands-on beginner course. Class time will be divided into beginner instructions on technique and sound production, drills to expand vocabulary and learn basic accompaniments. NOTE: Drum rental is included with this class. Specific details on the drum will be provided once registered.

$120 for (5) week session ($110 CAC Member)
$25.00 per drop in class ($20 CAC Member)


Summer Yoga under the Sun

Taylor Ferguson | Ages 16 - adults

Mondays: June 5th - June 26th
Time: 6:00– 7:00pm

Enjoy a friendly Vinyasa yoga class this summer. This is a foundation-building class where you will work every muscle, ignite your breath and find your center. Come turn your stress into sweat in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.

$75.00 for (4) week session ($65.00 CAC Member)
$25 drop in weekly class ($20.00 CAC Member)


Artsy Crafty Workshops

Renecia Harmon | Ages 6—17

Saturdays: June 3rd & June 17th (Age 6-12)
July 8th & July 16th (Age 13—17)
Time: 2:30– 4:00pm

Session One: Duct Taping 101—Students will learn basics of duct taping. Students will compose a personal wallet, purse, flower pencil or ring of choice. Session Two: Emoji Pillow Making—Students will learn hand sewing techniques in order to compose an original emoji pillow.

$55.00 for both workshops ($45.00 CAC Member)
$35 single workshop ($25.00 CAC Member)

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. “ -Edgar Degas


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Classes & Workshops

Teaching Artists

Meet Our Teaching Artists:

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

 

 

Joseph FalliganJoseph Falligan studied Theology at Jameson Christian College in Philadelphia and studied medical Illustrations at The Art Students League in New York City and New York School of Visual Arts. He is trained as a medical illustrator. He is dedicated to working with young people and teaching them to enjoy and learn from their own creativity in the visual arts, especially media arts.

 

 

Taylor FergusonTaylor Ferguson, was born in Atlanta, GA and grew up training with the Georgia Ballet. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Art in Dance Education and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. She has performed professionally around the US. She currently teaches dance and yoga and recently received her dance 200 hour Power Teacher training and Yoga Sculpt through Core Power Yoga.

 

 

Renecia_HarmonRenecia Harmon is a lover of Do-It-Yourself Projects. She received a Masters of Art in Teaching from the University of Georgia. She is the owner of What’s She Creating Enterprises, LLC, a company specializing in Fashion/Style, Art & Design projects. She currently teaches online sewing via YouTube and is looking forward to expanding her craft as a teaching artist with the CAC.


Therra_Howard Therra Howard started her professional work at The Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Atlanta working special events; setting up weddings, birthday parties, retirement parties and even business meetings. One special dinner then turned into a five star restaurant experience and her business “Therrations took flight from that moment. She then continued her craft at leasing offices throughout Metro Atlanta specializing in contracted unique home and office décor settings. She looks forward to bringing her expertise of room décor on an affordable budget to the Douglasville community.

Mia_Kubasu Mia Kubasu is new to the Georgia area. A native of Arizona, she holds a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Arizona State University and Associates degree from Rio Salado College. She has an extensive background in painting, photography and interior design; teaching and creating art programs for children across the US. She is also the owner of Me’a of Artistry which is a photography service that specializes in portrait photography.

 

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 returning for a third quarter as a teaching artist with the CAC..

Elizabeth MobleyElizabeth Mobley began making stained glass art such as panels, sun catchers and three dimensional buildings back in 2005. She describes glass as being diverse, having many methods to transform glass. She has had her work featured here at the CAC and the Spruill Center for the Arts. She has also participated in the Decatur Arts Festival, Taste of Marietta and Mable House of South Cobb Arts Alliance.

 

Sadi Sobhan Sadi Sobhan has been teaching, studying and performing West African Drumming music since 2008. His experience in Indian Classical, Bangla Folk and traditional music led him to fall in love with songs and rhythms from West Africa. He is currently a member of Ten Blocks Away, a local Percussion Ensemble focused on West African music made of teachers and professionals practicing the art form.

 

Want to Teach an Arts 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 art and craft disciplines.

Summer Arts Camp

REGISTER NOW!

2017 Summer Arts Camp at Hunter Park
Monday-Friday, June 19th thru the 23rd
From 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

FEES: $125.00 – First Child ($115.00 for CAC Members) | $5.00 Sibling Discount
All fees MUST be paid at the time of registration, and no later than Thursday, June 15th.
NOTE: Parents are able to drop off children no earlier than 8:00am daily.
Late pick-up is between 4:30 - 5:30 PM. The fee per day for either of these services is $10.00.
Please call the CAC for more details on this service. Make checks payable to the CAC.

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 programmingartsdouglas@earthlink.net.

  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 “SAC2017 – (Name of student);” in the “Price per item” box type in the amount. Continue filling out the payment form through PayPal. 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 Class

Group Roar

SAC2016 teachers
Summer Arts Camp Teachers

SAC2016 counselors
Summer Arts Camp Counselors

Art exhibit

SPRING BREAK ARTS CAMP

SAVE THE DATES: April 3—7
Parents, mark your calendars! The 2017 Spring Break Arts Camp at Deer Lick Park will be held from April 3rd thru the 7th. Please fill out the registration form linked just above the PayPal button below! 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.