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.

Drawing is the foundation of all visual art. Classes will introduce a fundamental element of drawing through a brief lecture with examples from art history, followed by a technical demonstration and a teacher-assisted project. Students can continue building their skills with work at home on the technique. Classes will move into explorations of abstraction and new media, creating your own content and developing a critical eye. Please contact ewarner@carrollton-ga.gov for more information.
Ages: 15+ (Students ages 12 – 14 may participate, but must be approved by the instructor.)
Member: $265 per semester / Non-Member: $315 per semester (Fees can be paid in monthly installments)

Instructor: Scott Foxx

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
Class Size: 2 10
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 registration receipt.
Ages: 18+
Class Size: 8 – 12
Member: $70 per month / Non-Member: $80 per month

Instructor: Marilyn Collins, MFA Fine Art

This multi-week course for either beginning or experienced artists looking to expand their watercolor skills will explore new techniques, student-driven projects between classes and sketchbook development. Some materials will be provided by the student with others by the instructor for in class use. Preservation, framing and presentation will also be discussed. A supply list will be on your registration receipt.
Ages: 18+
Member: $50 per 4 week session / Non-Member: $60 per 4 week session
Instructor: Scott Foxx

An introductory course in watercolor painting that includes basic color theory, paint mixing and application and the basics of strong composition. A supply list will be on your registration receipt.
Ages: 13 – 18
Member: $140 per semester / Non-Member: $160 per semester (Fees can be paid in monthly installments)

Instructor: Gwyn Akers

This class will teach students what goes into creating costumes for a theatrical production. Students will read two plays and design an overall concept for costumes while maintaining a Costume Bible.
Ages: 15– 18 years old (Interested adults please email ewarner@carrollton-ga.gov)
Member: $65 / Non-Member: $75
Instructor: Craig Jones

Open Studio allows those who work independently with clay and do not need hands-on instruction to have a working space to create their ceramic pots, sculptures and 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 assist with orientation and kiln firings. For more information, please contact the arts center.
Member: $50 per month / Non-Member: $60 per month
Fees with Clay Included: Member: $70 per month / Non-Member: $80 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

This class focuses on proper exposure, composition and getting the most out of your camera. You will need to bring a camera that is capable of shooting in manual mode.
Ages: 14+
Member: $100 / Non-Member: $125

Instructor: Andrew Agresta

Create pinch pots to be fired in a live barrel/pit fire. The firing process creates smokey, flashing and flowing mixed pinks, grays and blacks on pottery that really stands out. This class is fun for both teens and adults.
Ages: 12+
Member: $20 / Non-Member: $25

Instructor: Marcella Kuykendall

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, visit: https://carrolltonartist.com/.