Cobb County P.A.R.K.S. Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Registration fees are 100% refundable when the department cancels the activity. A participant wishing to withdraw from a class that has not been cancelled by the department must provide a request at least seven days before the scheduled start of the class. They may receive 100% credit to the family’s account or may request a refund. Within the week prior to the scheduled start of a class refund/credits will not be given except for verified medical/hardship cases. Refunds for payment made by cash or check will be received approximately 2-4 weeks after the refund is requested.  Senior Services Special Events and Trips are non-refundable.

CivicRec: New Registration System Implementation

Due to Cobb County’s transition to a new registration system, CivicRec, Winter class registrations will be suspended starting December 15th and will restart on January 2nd. If you are already registered for a Winter class or register before December 15th, no further action is needed to start your class. Beginning December 27th a link will be available on the parks home page (www.CobbParks.org) to log into CivicRec using your email address that was used in the previous registration system. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this process. We look forward to seeing you this winter! For more information click here.


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Be sure to look under the “Arts” tab and select “The Art Place” as your location to only view classes at our location.

Pottery for Adults

Beginning and Intermediate Pottery (age 16+)
Beginner and intermediate students alike are welcome to learn and create
pottery on the wheel. 10 weeks.
Making Pots with Ann and Renee
4411 Tuesdays August 28-October 30 10:30am-12:30pm
Pottery with Renee
4407 Tuesdays August 28-October 30 7:00-9:00pm
Pottery with Darra
4409 Wednesdays August 29-October 31 7:00-9:00pm
Pottery with Renee
4410 Thursdays August 30-November 1 7:00-9:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 170.00 Non-Resident 255.00 Supply Fee 35.00
Monday Beginner Pottery on the Wheel
4509 Mondays August 27-November 5 7:00-900pm
Class Fee: Resident 140.00 Non-Resident 210.00 Supply Fee 35.00

Creative Sculpture (age 18+)
Release your inner artist while learning easy ways to sculpt. We will explore form and function while creating fun and useful clay projects. Taught by Coleen Carey-Mitchell. 10 weeks.
4408 Mondays August 27-November 5 10:00am-12:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 140.00 Non-Resident 210.00 Supply Fee 35.00

Intermediate Handbuilding Techniques with Darra (age 18+)
Students will be given instruction for handbuilding projects that focus on
learning and combining intermediate pottery techniques. This is a high-energy, interactive and hands-on class for students looking to take their clay to the next level. Students will be required to utilize demonstrated techniques and
encouraged to explore ways to incorporate these techniques in their own unique way. Intermediate wheel option only available to students with at least 2 wheel classes. 10 weeks.
4413 Wednesdays August 29-October 31 10:00am-12:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 170.00 Non-Resident 255.00 Supply Fee 35.00

Raku Workshop (age 16+)
This workshop is for people who have already experienced Raku. No
beginners please. Bring 8-10 bisque pieces; please use raku clay. Glaze night optional. 1 day. Taught by Renee Speenburgh.
4374 Sunday November 4 10:00am-5:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 87.50 Non-Resident 131.25 Supply Fee 10.00

Gift Giver’s Workshop (16+)
Take the stress out of holiday shopping with this fun, adult workshop! Receive step by step instruction with 3
project options to have beautiful, handmade pieces to place under the tree this year! Each project will be glazed, fired
and ready to pick up 2-3 weeks after class. 1 day. Taught by Nikita Raper
7275  Saturday November 10 11:30am-1:30pm
Class Fee: Resident: 30.00 Non-Resident: 45.00 Supply Fee:10.00

Performing Arts for Adults

Intro to Improv
This class covers the basics of improvisation, starting with the fundamentals of agreement and the “yes-and” mentality. Students learn the essential mechanics of improv and how to create improvised scenes in an environment that promotes positivity, listening and cooperation. Taught by Dad’s Garage.
5982 Saturday September 29 2:00-4:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 30.00 Non-Resident 45.00

Visual Art for Adults

Beginning Portrait and Figure Drawing (age 14+)
In this class we will explore the basics of Portrait and Figure drawing with a Step by Step approach. Students will be able to draw faces and figures with confidence! 10 weeks. Supply list online. Taught by Kip Rogers.
4391 Tuesdays August 28-October 30 6:30-8:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 105.00 Non-Resident 157.50

Beginning Watercolor (age 16+)
Beginning watercolor students will enjoy individual attention as they study design, color and general watercolor techniques. Instructor will provide plenty of demonstrations and instruction. Supply list online at theartplace.us. Taught by Cara Young. 10 weeks.
4396 Wednesdays August 29-October 31 10:00am-12:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 140.00 Non-Resident 210.00

Creative Digital Photography (age 16+)
This class is designed to take the mystery out of operating all the great features of your digital camera. We will cover basic techniques beyond shooting in the ‘automatic’ mode; lens selection, creative lighting and more. Bring your digital camera (SLR type, advanced point & shoot, or mirrorless/four thirds) and instruction book. 3 weeks. Taught by David
Batley.
4370 Tuesdays September 4-18 7:00-9:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 75.00 Non-Resident 112.50

Discover Drawing for Adults (age 16+)
Learn drawing basics and fundamentals while exploring interesting
subject matter. Weekly exercises are sure to build skill and enjoyment of drawing. Supply list online. 8 weeks. Taught by Melanie Ponchot.
4399 Wednesdays August 29-October 17 9:30-11:30am
Class Fee: Resident 112.00 Non-Resident 168.00

Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor Painting (age 16+)
Intermediate watercolor students will enjoy the individual attention as they study design, color and general watercolor techniques. 8 weeks. Taught by Karen Bradshaw.
4144 Thursdays September 20-November 8 10:00am-12:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 170.00 Non-Resident 255.00

Glass Elements: Fusing and Slumping (age 14+)
Create your own masterpiece with glass fusing and slumping techniques. For those with previous experience who want to make larger more
intricate works. Projects ready two weeks after the last class. All levels welcome. Supply list will be distributed at the first class. Taught by Teresa Barnes.
4404 Tuesdays August 28-October 2 10:00am-12:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 150.00 Non-Resident 225.00 (6 weeks)
4343 Tuesdays October 16-November 6 10:00am-12:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 100.00 Non-Resident 150.00 (4 weeks)
4403 Tuesdays November 13-November 27 10:00am-12:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 50.00 Non-Resident 75.00 (2 weeks)

Beginning Mosaics with Julie Mazzoni (age 12 +)
Learn the mosaic technique with Julie Mazzoni to guide you. Instructor will cover tools, materials and steps to creating your one of a kind mosaic. Optional supply list available online. Taught by Julie Mazzoni. 6 weeks.
4389 Tuesdays August 28-October 2 5:30-8:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 120.00 Non-Resident 180.00 Supply Fee: 20.00

Open Studio Mosaics with Julie Mazzoni (age 12 +)
This “Open Studio” mosaics class and your glass-tastic ideas come
together with one-on-one project support and Ms. Julie by your side. Each student is responsible for coming up with their own projects and substrates to create one of a kind projects out of most any material you desire. What majestic scenery can you create by experimenting with
mosaic medium and your imagination? Workshop concludes with the
discussion of grouting and other finishing touches to make your
masterpiece complete. Ms. Julie will be on-hand from 6:30-8:30pm each class. Prerequisite: student teacher consultation before class studio starts to determine type of materials, tools and support needed. Taught by Julie Mazzoni. 6 weeks.
4429 Tuesdays October 9-November 13 5:30-8:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 120.00 Non-Resident 180.00 Supply Fee: 20.00

Snowflake Micro Mosaics (age 12+)
This class will use beads and specialty glass in a small format to create a unique snowflake mosaic. 3 Weeks.
4225 Tuesdays November 27-December 11 5:30-8:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 90.00 Non-Resident 135.00 Supply Fee: 10.00

Illustration Arts for Adults (age 16+)
This course (designed for adults 16+) will teach illustration techniques meant to enhance drawing skills, explore playful approaches to art-making, and cultivate individualized aesthetics. Students will create imaginative drawings based on a prompt, evolve their creative process, invent playful characters, and develop finished portfolio pieces. Independent projects will also be encouraged. Supply list provided on the first class. Taught by Melanie Ponchot. 8 wks.
4505 Thursdays August 30-October 18 6:45-8:15pm
Class Fee: Resident 112.00 Non-Resident 168.00 Supply Fee: 10.00

Knitting Basics (age 18+)
Whether you’re a beginner starting from scratch or a knitter who wants to revisit knitting basics, this class is for you. Learning how to knit is fun and easy using the English Method of knitting. Coleen Carey-Mitchell will take students step-by-step and explain yarn weights, needle sizes, common abbreviations, simple pattern reading and stitch counting. You will learn 2 cast on methods, the pearl stitch and how to cast off. We will finish
projects like the professionals by learning how to weave in ends and join seams. Supply list online. 8 weeks.
4412 Wednesdays  August 29-October 17 2:00-4:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 112.00   Non-Resident 168.00

Painting with Oil & Acrylics (age 16+)
Whether a beginner or experienced artist come and enjoy painting in a relaxed studio style atmosphere. Instructor may include painting with
other materials and textures. Supply list online. 10 weeks. Taught by Karl Kroeppler.
4400 Thursdays August 30-November 1 7:00-9:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 140.00 Non-Resident 210.00

Oil & Acrylics with Kip Rogers (age 14+)
Class is conducted with a studio feel. All levels and intermediate classes are listed below. Supply list online at theartplace.us. 10 weeks.
4397 Mondays August 27-November 5 10:00am-12:00pm (Beginner)
4401 Mondays August 27-November 5 12:00-2:00pm (Intermediate)
Class Fee: Resident 140.00 Non-Resident 210.00 (2hrs)
4390 Mondays August 27-November 5 6:30-8:00pm (All Levels)
Class Fee: Resident 105.00 Non-Resident 157.50 (1.5hrs)

Visual Art Studio Time (age 18+)
During this open studio time (with no instructor) painters may come and paint at your own pace using your own oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, etc. A class monitor will be selected from the group to take roll and keep the room organized, etc. There will not be instruction. FREE to those
currently registered for a Visual Arts Class. 8 weeks.
4373 Thursdays August 30-October 18 11:00am-3:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 112.00 Non-Resident 168.00

2D Felting Workshops (age 11+)
This is a fun intro to the cool process of needle felting also known as wool painting. This is a dry felting process using barbed needle and wool roving to “paint” and create a felted image on the felt fabric. Look online at theartplace.us for full descriptions. Taught by Camille Morgan. 1 day.
4200 Saturday November 3 10:00am-12:00pm Felted Acorn Painting
4257 Saturday September 29 10:00am-12:00pm Felted Eye Glass/ Cellphone Case
Class Fee: Resident 25.00 Non-Resident 37.50 Supply Fee: 10.00

3D Felting Workshops (age 11+)
This is a fun intro to the cool process of needle felting also known as wool painting. This is a dry felting process using barbed needle and wool roving to “paint” with wool. Look online at theartplace.us for full descriptions. Taught by Camille Morgan. 1 day.
4278 Saturday October 13 10:00am-1:00pm 3D Felted Black Cat
4201 Saturday December 1 10:00am-1:00pm Felted Ornaments
Class Fee: Resident 37.50 Non-Resident 56.25 Supply Fee: 10.00
4205 Saturday September 8 10:00am-1:30pm 3D Dry Felted Unicorn
Class Fee: Resident 43.75 Non-Resident 65.63 Supply Fee: 10.00

Polymer Clay Workshops (age 11+)
Get started learning polymer clay basics. All materials supplied by instructor and included in your supply fee. Look online at theartplace.us for full descriptions. Taught by Connie Clark. 1 day.
4285 Saturday September 15 12:30-4:30pm Jewelry Components & More
4368 Saturday October 6 12:30-4:30pm Earrings: Start to Finish
4384 Saturday December 1 12:30-4:30pm Gingerbread Ornaments & Brooches
Class Fee: Resident 50.00 Non-Resident 75.00 Supply Fee: 10.00

 

Pottery for Youth

Clay 101 Fun (age 5-7)
Come play in the clay and learn all about its properties. We will learn handbuilding techniques while making fun projects. 10 weeks. Taught by Colleen Casey & Sherran Reeves.
4385 Tuesdays August 28-October 30 3:30-4:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 100.00 Non-Resident 150.00 Supply Fee 20.00

Clay 102 Fun (age 8-12)
Learn to refine your handbuilding skills in this hands on, fun class. We will pinch, coil, slab and extrude while we make our clay projects. 10 weeks. Taught by Colleen Casey & Sherran Reeves.
4395 Tuesdays August 28-October 30 4:45-6:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 125.00 Non-Resident 187.50 Supply Fee 20.00

Clay Creations: Intro to Clay! (age 7-11)
In this intro into clay class your young artist will learn basic skills to create animals, decorative pieces, garden objects and more! Clay is a great way to develop cognitive and manipulative skills in young hands. 8 weeks.
4386 Wednesdays August 29-October 17 3:30-4:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 80.00 Non-Resident 120.00 Supply Fee: 20.00

Clay Experience (age 4-6)
Come and join us as we create a one of a kind clay project in two weeks!
In this hand-build ceramics workshop students will experience clay through making a project taught by the teacher. Students will either use slab, pinch or coil rolling skills. Basic techniques will be used to build
simple yet fun art pieces. Dress to get messy. 2 weeks. Taught by Carly Lyon.
4363 Thursdays September 20-27 3:00-4:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 20.00 Non-Resident 30.00 Supply Fee: 8.00

Wild on the Wheel (age 9-15)
Children will explore the exciting experience of throwing on the wheel.
Students are required to bring a towel to each class. 8 weeks. Taught by Carly Lyon
4392 Wednesdays August 29-November 7 5:00-6:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 127.50 Non-Resident 191.25 Supply Fee: 28.00

Mommy & Me Clay Play (age 3-5)
Following the Instructor’s step-by-step instruction, you and your child will learn how fun it is to play in clay. Each project will be glazed, fired and ready to pick up 2-3 weeks after class. 1 day.
4361 Saturday September 29 11:00am-12:00pm
4362 Saturday October 13 11:00am-12:00pm
4264 Saturday November 3 11:00am-12:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 15.00 Non-Resident 22.50 Supply Fee: 5.00

Nativity/Wisemen Workshop
Come start or continue your tradition of handbuilding your very own nativity or wisemen scene. Nativity scenes are complete with Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus and a sheep. Wisemen scenes are complete with the three wisemen and a camel. Take both workshops to complete your set. This workshop is an annual favorite and sure to bring joy for years to come. Projects ready for pick up two weeks after class. 1 day. (Nativity 10/25/18) and (Wisemen 11/1/18).
4433 Thursday October 25 4:30-6:00pm Nativity
Class Fee: Resident 30.00 Non-Resident 45.00 Supply Fee 10.00
4434 Thursday November 1 4:30-6:00pm Wisemen
Class Fee: Resident 30.00 Non-Resident 45.00 Supply Fee 10.00

Performing Arts for Youth

Creative Dramatics (age 4-9)
Creative Dramatics is an intensive drama class that approaches the
fundamentals of drama in a unique and creative way. The last class will serve as a demonstration for friends and family. 8 weeks. Taught by Beth Anderson.
4378 Saturdays September 8-October 27 10:00-11:00am (age 4-6)
4379 Saturdays September 8-October 27 11:00-12:00pm (age 7-9)
Class Fee: Resident 80.00 Non-Resident 120.00

Young Actors Performance Academy I (age 6-8)
In this theater focused class we will introduce students to stage direction, acting exercises, improvisation, storytelling, and place/imagination work. 8 weeks. Taught by Shirnest Tolbert.
4388 Thursdays August 30-October 18 5:15-6:25pm
Class Fee: Resident 88.00 Non-Resident 132.00

Young Actors Performance Academy II (age 9-14)
In this class students learn to apply their technique work (from YAPA I) to a variety of scripts. The final day will be a presentation for parents. Taught by LeeAnna Lambert. 8 weeks.
4387 Tuesdays August 28-October 16 5:00-6:10pm
Class Fee: Resident 88.00 Non-Resident 132.00

Pre-Ballet/Tap Dance (age 3-5)
In this 45 minute class young students will be introduced to the grace and flexibility of ballet and the fun, upbeat rhythms of tap dance. Your child will love learning dance steps in a fun and creative way, using props and imaginative music! Please supply your child with any color leotard, tights, black tap shoes and pink ballet shoes (with elastic on top of foot). Presentation on the last class of what we learned. Taught by Andrea Hall. 8 wks.
4315 Wednesdays September 5-October 24 4:00-4:45pm
Class Fee: Resident 80.00 Non-Resident 120.00

Visual Art for Youth

Creative Drawing and Painting (age 5-8)
Come Draw, Paint and Create in this fun loving environment. Each lesson is designed to build basic artistic skills that help youth express their inner creativity. Students will learn color theory, shading/value study, line and composition. Four weeks of drawing + four weeks of painting = eight great weeks of art making! Taught by Amy Durant. 8 weeks.
4382 Mondays September 10-October 29 4:45-5:45pm
Class Fee: Resident 80.00 Non-Resident 120.00 Supply Fee 10.00

Discover Drawing for Teens (age 12-18)
Learn drawing basics and fundamentals while exploring interesting subject matter. Weekly exercises and those of longer duration will build skill and
confidence level. 8 weeks. Taught by Michael Hunter.
4398 Wednesdays August 29-October 17 6:45-8:45pm
Class Fee: Resident 112.00 Non-Resident 168.00 Supply Fee: 10.00

Drawing and Painting for Middle School (age 9-13)
In this class we will paint one week and draw the next. Lots of different
materials will be used. From Realism to Impressionism, the students will learn different techniques! 8 weeks. Taught by Kip Rogers.
4394 Tuesdays August 28-October 16 4:45-6:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 85.00 Non-Resident 127.50 Supply Fee: 10.00

Exploring Sculpture: 3D Forms & Mixed Media for Teens (age 12-17)
In this sculpture course teens will explore 3D forms and mixed media
processes. This class is designed to teach both foundational skills in
abstract and representational forms and to introduce experimental and
expressive concepts to help teen artists develop their artistic voice. Supply list provided at first class. Taught by Michael Hunter. 7 weeks.
4405 Mondays August 27-October 15 6:45-8:45pm
Class Fee: Resident 119.00 Non-Resident 178.50 Supply Fee 10.00

Fall Canvas Fun (age 7-14)
Paint an abstract Fall themed canvas. Students will explore various options through directed sketching before beginning their painting to allow for individuality and creativity. Have fun collaborating with the class and enjoying an art studio morning! Bring a snack as we will take a short break during the workshop class. Taught by Stephanie McFerrin. 1 day.
4366 Saturday October 6 9:00am-12:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 30.00 Non-Resident 45.00 Supply Fee: 10.00

Illustration Arts with Melanie (age 10-15)
This class will teach illustration techniques meant to define each student as an individual artist, helping them discover, shape and brighten their
personal style. There will be a strong focus on sketchbook usage and
Subliminal Drawing, a mark form of art. Supply list is provided at the first class. 8 weeks. Taught by Melanie Ponchot
4402 Thursdays August 30-October 18 5:00-6:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 102.00 Non-Resident 153.00 Supply Fee: 10.00

My First Drawing & Collage Art with Ms. Nelah (age 4-6)
Do you have a preschooler or kindergartner that finds joy in art and would like a chance to learn simple, easy to repeat drawing and multi-media lessons? This class not only includes drawing but introduction to watercolor, oil or chalk pastels, and markers in a multi-media lesson format. Collaging will be taught as well. Weekly lessons come home ready for posting on the fridge! Fun will rule the day while they work on cognitive and manipulative skills. In addition to learning to draw and use art disciplines, I will introduce them to beginning painted paper collage work. Class Will Not Meet (Sep. 24-29th) Fall Break Week!!! 8 wks.
4372 Wednesdays August 29-October 24 3:45-5:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 85.00 Non-Resident 127.50 Supply Fee 10.00

Picasso Toddlers Mommy & Me (age 2-3)
We will have lots of fun exploring various mediums from watercolors to clay, printmaking and everything between! We will dance and sing to some fun art songs and play a few art games while creating beautiful artworks along the way! 4 weeks.
4375 Wednesdays September 5-26 10:00-10:45am
4376 Wednesdays October 3-24 10:00-10:45am
Class Fee: Resident 60.00 Non-Resident 90.00 Supply Fee: 10.00

Water Based Painting for Middle School (age 9-12)
Learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting in a fun learning
environment. Each week a finished painting comes home in this painting step by step class. 8 weeks. Taught by Kip Rogers.
4393 Mondays August 27-October 22 4:45-6:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 85.00 Non-Resident 127.50 Supply Fee 10.00

Watercolor Fun Workshop (age 7-14)
Practice contour drawing and watercolor. This fast paced drawing and painting class to inspire students to continue on their own with drawing and painting. Bring a snack as we will take a short break during class. Taught by Stephanie McFerrin. 1 day.
4367 Tuesday October 23 4:00-6:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 25.00 Non-Resident 37.50 Supply Fee 10.00

Youth Watercolor/Acrylic Painting (age 6-10)
Come learn to paint in this fun all levels acrylic and watercolor painting class! We will study color mixing, composition, painting techniques, and more in this hands-on process oriented class. Lots of fun and art projects will be made with Ms. Amy at the helm! Taught by Amy Durant. 8 weeks.
4377 Mondays September 10-October 29 3:30-4:45pm
Class Fee: Resident 85.00 Non-Resident 127.50 Supply Fee 10.00

 

Check out our Felting (age 12+) and Polymer Clay (age 11+) workshops in the Adult Visual Arts section!

 

Be sure to look under the “Arts” tab and select “The Art Place” as your location to only view classes at our location.

 

Cobb County P.A.R.K.S. Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Registration fees are 100% refundable when the department cancels the activity. A participant wishing to withdraw from a class that has not been cancelled by the department must provide a request at least seven days before the scheduled start of the class. They may receive 100% credit to the family’s account or may request a refund. Within the week prior to the scheduled start of a class refund/credits will not be given except for verified medical/hardship cases. Refunds for payment made by cash or check will be received approximately 2-4 weeks after the refund is requested.  Senior Services Special Events and Trips are non-refundable.


Click here for supply lists and studio calendars