Summer is for Fun, Relaxation, and Creativity with the CAC’s Art Classes!

Summer is for Fun, Relaxation, and Creativity with the CAC’s Art Classes!

Douglasville, GA – The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County (CAC) is unveiling its new summer classes for July & August. The CAC’s art classes are a great way to discover new hobbies like sewing, acting, and candle making. Classes range from beginner through intermediate and there are options for all ages. All classes are held at the Cultural Arts Center located at 8652 Campbellton St. and taught by passionate local artists. To get started visit the CAC’s website at artsdouglas.org.

Have a child ages 7-12 who just can’t choose between art forms? Sign them up for the Summer Sampler Arts Camp so they can enjoy a different art form each day of the week at the Cultural Arts Center. Teachers will be covering sewing, painting, drawing, and more. The fun starts July 22nd – 26th from 10 am – 3 pm. Or, if you already have a serious artist in the making, they can attend Kobe Apare’s Summer Splash Beginner Paint Class for Kids. Summer Splash meets from 6 to 8 pm every Tuesday in July.  Each week, they’ll explore painting materials and techniques, experiment with color and composition, and create their own nature-inspired and still-life paintings.

Intermediate sewers can join Natisa Williams on July 13th and 27th from 10 am – 1 pm to increase their garment construction skills. Experienced, professional painter Suzy Schultz will offer an in-depth, 5-hour watercolor still-life workshop on July 20th, and in August, blanket-making expert, Padma Jonnevithula, returns with an encore of her You & Me – Snuggly Blanket Workshop.  The Snuggly Blanket Workshop is a 3-hour, peaceful Sunday afternoon spent relaxing with other folks learning to crochet while making yourself a cozy throw to take home.  It takes place on August 11.

The film, stage, and television business has never been so fruitful in Douglas County before, and it’s only going to get bigger! The CAC brings opportunities for young kids and older youth to get started in the acting business, such as Tammy Barton’s 3-Day 5-Minute Play camps which group like aged children and teens into learning segments to optimize their experience. Both groups experience an audition, placement, how to memorize lines, blocking, costume creation, and more as they prepare to present their 5-minute plays to an invited audience at the conclusion of the program. Teens aged 13-17 will meet on July 8, 9, and 10th from 3:45 pm to 5:15 pm.  Children age 5-8 will meet on the same days from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.

Tweens have not been forgotten by the CAC this season.  Youths aged 8-12 will also be able to begin their film-industry journey from an entirely different perspective in the all-new Movie Talk Camp.  Presented by Donetta Booker from Lift 2 Enrich Creative Writing Programs, this one-of-a-kind program delves into every aspect of filmmaking, from writing scripts to acting, directing, videography, and stage makeup.  It’s a fun and educational way for participants to fuel their passion for cinema, enhance their storytelling skills, and explore exciting career opportunities.

In addition to the CAC’s standard arts and crafts activities, the organization will offer a lineup of opportunities to discover spiritual and mental healing this Summer. Orisha Bowers of Orixa Wellness will lead a Guided Meditation experience on July 17th at 6 pm, and a tranquil Healing Sound Bath workshop on August 21st at 6 pm.  The goal of Orisha’s work is to ignite an abundance of peace in those who attend.

Don’t miss out on any of the creative fun! Summer classes are underway at the CAC. From DIY projects to beginner workshops to even a class sampler, the fun never stops during the CAC’s summer art classes. Call the CAC at (770) 949-2787 or visit artsdouglas.org to get started.

The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County, located at 8652 Campbellton Street in historic downtown Douglasville, Georgia, is open Mondays through Fridays, 9 am to 5 pm. For directions and more information, visit www.artsdouglas.org or contact the Cultural Arts Council at 770.949.2787.

The mission of the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County is to nurture, guide and stimulate the enjoyment of and participation in the arts among Douglas County residents by providing an atmosphere conducive to the arts, broadening the spectrum of quality exhibits and performances available to the community, and fostering individual interactions with the arts through a wide range of satellite groups. The Cultural Arts Council is supported in part by the City of Douglasville and the Douglas County Board of Commissioners.