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 summer 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

Learn to render realistic drawings of the three-dimensional forms and textures found in the world around us. Explore shape, line, value and texture using charcoal and graphite. A supply list will be provided.

Ages: 16+

Members: $50 per month; Non- Members: $60 per month
Instructor: Amy Watts

Adult students learn basic clay hand building techniques, glazing and underglaze application, surface decorating and using the potter’s wheel. Lessons will balance between concept-based projects, step-by-step demonstrations and independent creating. No experience is necessary.

Ages: 16+

Members: $50 per month; Non- Members: $60 per month
Instructor: Cecile Redding

Class will focus on drawing and painting in acrylics while getting familiar with supplies and understanding the medium. The course is designed for beginners-advanced and will focus on new techniques and subjects monthly. This program will not meet during the month of August.

Ages: 18+

Members: $50 per month; Non- Members: $60 per month
Instructor: Tom Hays

Artists learn to use the medium of watercolor. The class is for both beginners and more advanced artists. More skilled artists will work on self-driven projects with verbal critique and tutoring. Beginning artists will have more supervision and instruction. A supply list will be provided at registration.

Ages: 18+

Members: $50 per month; Non- Members: $60 per month
Instructor: Wanda Cox

Working from photos, students learn the basics of color, texture, value, composition and materials to achieve a vibrancy that is only possible with pastels. More skilled students will work on self-driven projects with verbal critique and tutoring. A supply list will be provided at registration.

Ages: 18+

Members: $50 per month; Non- Members: $60 per month
Instructor: Wanda Cox

Open Studio gives those who work independently with clay working space to create ceramic pots, sculptures and other projects. Basic hand tools, pottery wheels, an extruder, a slab roller, worktables, shelf space and kiln service are provided. Participants provide their own glazes and clays. A studio tech will be present to assist with orientation and kiln firings. Weekday hours may be subject to change during the summer due to summer camps.

Ages: 18+

Members: $50 per month; Non- Members: $60 per month
Supervisor: Cecile Redding

Bring life to a monster-themed mosaic piece. Pre-cut glass will be assembled for this easy glass project. Experience not needed. Please wear closed toed shoes. Glass will be fired and ready for pick-up the following week.

Ages: 8 – 12

Members: $35; Non-Members: $45 All materials included
Instructor: Elizabeth Mobley

Students will create a glass tile that will be installed in a night light fixture. No glass experience required. Must be able to grip and handle a cutting tool, similar to handling a small hammer. All tools and materials included. Glass will be fired and ready for pick-up the following week.

Ages: 13+

Members: $40; Non-Members: $50 All materials included
Instructor: Elizabeth Mobley

In our Do-It-Yourself painting workshops, an instructor will guide you through the steps of making your own canvas masterpiece. No experience is needed, just a few spare hours, some good buddies and a desire to make art. Just bring an apron or smock.

Ages: 18+

Members: $55; Non-Members: $65 All materials included
Instructor: Scott Foxx

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.