We offer a variety of visual arts classes and workshops for all ages and skill levels. All classes are taught by experienced instructors.  Check out our visual arts class options.

Participants will learn the basics of fusing glass in a kiln, including cutting glass, setting up a design and assembling and preparing your creations for firing. All materials and tools are included. Glass experience not needed.  Must be able to grip and handle cutting tools similar to handling a small hammer and pliers. Please wear closed toed shoes to the workshop.

Ages: 13+

Members: $170; Non-Members: $180
Instructor: Elizabeth Mobley

Artists will learn to render both realistic and stylized drawings of the three-dimensional forms and textures found in the world around us and explore shape, line, value and texture using various color and grayscale drawing media. A supply list will be provided on receipt after registering.
Ages: 16+
Member: $275 per semester / Non-Member: $325 per semester (fees can
be paid in monthly installments)

Instructor: Amy Watts

This class is an introduction to the fundamentals of sculpting with clay, including techniques like coiling, slabbing and pinching and the beginning stages of wheel throwing. We will also focus on pre-fire surface methods like colored clay slips and post-fire glazes. All materials are provided within price.
Ages: 8 – 12
Member: $140 per semester / Non-Member: $160 per semester (fees can
be paid in monthly installments)

Instructor: Cecilie Redding

This beginner class teaches adults to build with clay using basic hand techniques, glaze and underglaze application, surface decorating and the potter’s wheel. Lessons will balance between concept-based projects, step-by-step demonstrations and independent creating. No experience is necessary to take part in this program.
Ages: 16+
Members: $250 per semester / Non-Members: $300 per semester

Instructor: Cecile Redding

This class introduces hand building and the pottery wheel to young artists. Students will learn how to make basic forms on the wheel, some hand-building techniques and surface adornments. Students will make a small selection of work to be displayed during the semester.
Ages: 13 – 18
Member: $140 per semester / Non-Member: $160 per semester (fees can
be paid in monthly installments)

Instructor: Cecilie Redding

This course is for beginning and intermediate students. It includes basic fundamentals within group assignments plus individual instruction for intermediate students. A class exhibit will finish the semester. Supply list will be provided on receipt after registering.
Ages: 18+
Member: $250 per semester / Non-Member: $300 per semester (fees can
be paid in monthly installments)

Instructor: Marilyn Collins

Beginners and more advanced artists learn to use the medium of watercolor. More skilled artists will work on projects that are self-driven with verbal critiques and tutoring. Beginning artists will have more supervision and instruction. A supply list will be on the registration receipt.
Ages: 18+
Member: $190 per semester / Non-Member: $240 per semester (fees can
be paid in monthly installments)

Instructor: Wanda Cox

Artists will work from photos and learn to achieve a vibrancy that is only possible with pastels. Students will learn the basics of color, texture, value, composition and materials. More skilled students will be able to work on self-driven projects with verbal critiques and tutoring. A supply list will be on the registration receipt.
Ages: 18+
Class Size: Minimum: 4
Member: $250 per semester / Non-Member: $300 per semester (fees can
be paid in monthly installments)

Instructor: Wanda Cox

Open Studio allows those who are familiar with the ceramic process that don’t need hands-on instruction and feel confident working independently to share our space, equipment and materials to create with clay. A monitor will be present to assist with orientation. Tools and kiln service are provided, but clay and glazes are not.
Member: $50 per month / Non-Member: $60 per month

Students receive one-on-one instruction in painting, drawing, mixed-media, clay, realistic and abstract art while discovering the world of famous artists like Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol and Georgia O’Keefe. All materials are provided.
Ages: 8 – 12
Member: $130 per semester / Non-Member: $140 per semester (fees can
be paid in monthly installments)

Instructor: Marcella Kuykendall

Take your significant other on an art adventure. Have fun creating portraits of each other while sipping on a glass of wine. Couples will learn life-drawing techniques using color media. Start your date night here and enjoy eating at one of Carrollton’s downtown restaurants after the session.
Ages: 21+
Class Size: 3 – 6 couples
Member: $50 per couple/ Non-Member: $60 per couple

Instructor: Ashan Pridgon

Learn fun ways to combine linoleum block printing with mixed media materials and collage. Students will discuss the basics of printing, experiment with materials to add gusto to their art and carve their own printing block to take home.
Ages: 18+
Class Size: 3 – 10
Member: $60/ Non-Member: $70

Instructor: Marcella Kuykendall

Participants make a glass vase, cut glass, set up a design and prepare the work of art for firing. All materials and tools are included. Glass experience is not required. Must be able to grip and handle cutting tools (small hammer and pliers) and wear closed-toed shoes and craft gloves. Glass will need to be fired twice and will be ready for pick-up the following week. Registration deadline is September 27, 2021.
Ages: 13+
Fees: Member: $50 / Non-Member: $60

Instructor: Elizabeth Mobley

Participants learn to reshape, combine and juxtaposition found objects and upcycled materials to create works of art.
Ages: 18+
Member: $35 per person; Non-Member: $45 per person

Instructor: Alan Kuykendall

Join artist Arthur Wilson and Silica Burns Glass to create your own blown glass works of art. All materials are included.
Ages: 6 – Adults, (Young children must be assisted by an adult)
Member: $100 per person; Non-Member: $120 per person

Instructor: Arthur Wilson

The three main objectives of the Carrollton Artists Guild are to educate, inspire and promote its members. The guild is responsible for the annual Arts Festival of Carrollton, an annual juried gallery show, a holiday gallery show, workshops, artist demonstrations and solo shows in a variety of locations in the community. Student artists may join when accompanied by adults. Otherwise, artists need to be 18 or older to join.

Meeting Schedule: Second Tuesdays, 6:30pm

Annual Membership Dues: $20 Students, $30 Single, $45 Families

For more information, email contact@carrolltonartistguild.com.