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.

Learn to render realistic and stylized drawings of the three-dimensional forms found in the world around us and explore shape, line, value and texture using 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

An introduction to the fundamentals of sculpting with clay, including coiling, slabbing, pinching, colored clay slips, glazes and the beginning stages of wheel throwing. All materials are provided.
Ages: 8 – 12
Class Size:
Up to 10
Member: $140 per semester / Non-Member: $160 per semester (fees can
be paid in monthly installments)

Instructor: Cecilie Redding

Adults learn skills for building with clay including basic hand building techniques, glaze and underglaze application, surface decorating and the potter’s wheel. No experience is necessary.
Ages: 16+
Members: $250 per semester / Non-Members: $300 per semester

Instructor: Cecile Redding

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+
Class Size: 8 – 12
Member: $250 per semester / Non-Member: $300 per semester (fees can
be paid in monthly installments)

Instructor: Marilyn Collins

The class is for both beginner and more advanced watercolor artists. More skilled artists work on self-driven projects with verbal critiques and tutoring. Beginning artists will have more supervision and instruction. A supply list will be on your registration receipt.
Ages: 18+
Member: $250 per semester / Non-Member: $300 per semester (fees can be paid in monthly installments)

Instructor: Wanda Cox

Learn the basics of color, texture, value, composition and materials and how to achieve a vibrancy that is only possible with pastels. More skilled students will work on self-driven projects with verbal critiques and tutoring. A supply list will be on your 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 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
Class Size: 2 – 10

Member: $130 per semester / Non-Member: $140 per semester (fees can
be paid in monthly installments)

Instructor: Marcella Kuykendall

Learn to fuse copper between glass, emboss and add color. Pack a lunch for this full day workshop.

Ages: 18+
Class Size: 4 – 8
Member: $90 / Non-Member: $100
Instructor: Elizabeth Mobley

Take your significant other or bestie on an art adventure. Practice drawing and painting techniques and create portraits of each other while sipping on a glass of wine. This workshop pairs well with a post-session dinner at one of Carrollton’s downtown restaurants. 

Ages: 21+
Class Size: 3 –  6 couples
Member: $50 per couple/ Non-Member: $60 per couple
Instructor: Ashan Pridgon

Create fun pinch pots to be fired in a live barrel/pit fire during Art Takeover. The firing process creates smokey, flashing and flowing mixed pinks, greys and blacks on decorative pottery. Learn to add funky textures and patterns or turn your pieces into monsters.

Ages: 13+
Class Size: 3 –  10
Member: $25 / Non-Member: $35
Instructor: Marcella Kuykendall

Learn about tools, carving, line styles, preparation of linoleum, printing on a press, inking, storing, how to deckle paper and creating multiples of your prints.

Ages: 18+
Class Size: 5 – 15
Member: $65 / Non-Member: $75
Instructor: Kara Hayden

A collagraph is a form of printmaking in which different materials are glued to a board, rolled with ink and printed from. This workshop will experiment with materials and forms to create beautiful art.
Ages: 13+
Class Size: 4 – 8
Member: $25 / Non-Member: $35
Instructor: Marcella Kuykendall

Bring your sister, mother, daughter, auntie or BFF to the center and create a unique portrait of each other. Learn basic painting and drawing skills along the way. Wine will be provided!

Ages: 21+
Class Size: 3 –  6 couples
Member: $50 per couple/ Non-Member: $60 per couple
Instructor: Ashan Pridgon

Introduces participants to the basics of designing and creating silver jewelry through the development of a ring with a stone. Sawing, filing, soldering, stone setting and finishing will be explored.
Ages: 19+
Class Size: 6 – 9
Member: $130 / Non-Member: $140
Instructor: Debra Cobia

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.