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.


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Pottery for Adults

Beginning and Intermediate Pottery (age 16+)
Beginner and intermediate students alike are welcome to learn and create pottery on the wheel. 8 weeks.
Class Fee: Resident 106.00 Non-Resident 131.00 Supply Fee 28.00
Making Pots with Ann and Renee
14786 Tuesdays January 16-March 6 10:30am-12:30pm
Pottery with Renee
14765 Tuesdays January 16-March 6 7:00-9:00pm
Pottery with Darra
14817 Wednesdays January 17-March 7 7:00-9:00pm
Pottery with Renee
14813 Thursdays January 18-March 8 7:00-9:00pm

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. 8 weeks.
14774 Mondays January 22-March 12 10:00am-12:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 106.00 Non-Resident 131.00 Supply Fee 28.00

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. 8 weeks.
14782 Wednesdays January 17-March 7 10:00am-12:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 120.00 Non-Resident 145.00 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.
14812 Saturday February 24 10:00am-5:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 65.00 Non-Resident 90.00 Supply Fee 10.00

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! 8 weeks. Supply list online. Taught by Kip Rogers.
14766 Tuesdays January 16-March 6 6:30-8:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 90.00 Non-Resident 115.00

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. 8 weeks.
14764 Wednesdays January 17-March 7 10:00am-12:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 96.00 Non-Resident 121.00

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.
14771   Thursdays  January 18-February 1 7:00-9:00pm
15382 Tuesdays February 6-20 10:00am-12:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 60.00  Non-Resident 85.00

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. list online. 8 weeks. Taught by Savannah Hensley.
14775 Wednesdays January 17-March 7 9:30-11:30am
Class Fee: Resident 96.00 Non-Resident 121.00

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. 4 weeks. Taught by Teresa Barnes.
Class Fee: Resident 100.00 Non-Resident 125.00
14779 Tuesdays January 16-February 6 10:00am-12:30pm
14780 Tuesdays February 13-March 6 10:00am-12:30pm

Metals and Jewelry Workshop (age 16+)
In this 3-hour workshop, an Instructor guides students through the hand-making of a sterling-silver or brass keepsake. Students will learn beginning jewelry design techniques including letter stamping, piercing, sawing, and finishing one custom pendant or keepsake of their choice. For this class, some tools are provided, but students must supply their own materials. A materials list will be provided at registration, along with a list of merchants where the materials may be found. Students should also bring a sketchbook and any ideas (magazine cutouts, internet or reference photos, etc) for inspiration, so start gathering ideas now! After consulting with the instructor, the students will begin their custom piece! Taught by Rachel Vanatta.
Instructor website: NectarJewelry.com. 1 day.
14787  Tuesday   January 30 10:00am-1:00pm
14788  Tuesday   February 27  10:00am-1:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 80.00 Non-Resident 105.00 Supply Fee 15.00

Mosaics for All (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.
14791 Tuesdays January 16–February 20 5:30-8:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 85.00 Non-Resident 110.00

Knitting with Coleen (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.
13455 Wednesdays   January 17-March 7 2:00-4:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 108.00   Non-Resident 133.00

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. 8 weeks. Taught by Karl Kroeppler.
14808 Thursdays January 18-March 8 7:00-9:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 96.00 Non-Resident 121.00

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. 8 weeks.
Class Fee: Resident 96.00 Non-Resident 121.00
14763 Mondays January 22– March 12 10:00am-12:00pm (Beginner)
14784 Mondays January 22- March 12 12:00-2:00pm (Intermediate)
Class Fee: Resident 90.00 Non-Resident 115.00
14761 Mondays January 22- March 12 6:30-8:00pm (All Levels)

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.
14785 Thursdays January 18-March 8 10:00am-12:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 150.00 Non-Resident 175.00

Visual Art Studio Time (age 16+)
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.
14815 Thursdays January 18– March 8 11:00am-3:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 65.00 Non-Resident 90.00

Zentangle® Intermediate/Advanced (age 14+)
An easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns while increasing focus & creativity, reducing stress and providing artistic satisfaction. PREREQUISITE: Zentangle Workshop for beginners. Taught by Karen McElroy. 6 weeks
14824 Wednesdays January 24–February 28 10:00am-12:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 105.00 Non-Resident 130.00

Zentangle® Workshop for Beginners (age 14+)
This class for beginners. An easy- to- learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns while increasing focus & creativity, reducing stress, and providing artistic satisfaction. Taught by Karen McElroy. 1 day.
14825 Wednesday January 17 9:30am-1:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 35.00 Non-Resident 60.00 Supply Fee: 10.00

Dry Felted Pet Portrait (age 16+)
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 burlap. Finished pieces will be stretched in an embroidery hoop so it is suitable for hanging. Remember to bring a picture of your furbaby to work from. Taught by Camille Morgan. 4 weeks.
16102 Thursdays February 8-March 1 10:30am-12:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 66.00 Non-Resident 91.00

Dry Felted Winter Landscape (age 16+)
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 burlap. Finished pieces will be stretched in an embroidery hoop so it is suitable for hanging. Taught by Camille Morgan. 1 week.
16103 Saturday February 10 11:00am-1:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 20.00 Non-Resident 50.00 Supply Fee: 10.00

3D Dry Felted Fawn (age 16+)
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 fawn. We will build a wire armature for the little guy so when he is complete he will be pose-able. Taught by Camille Morgan. 1 week.
16104 Saturday February 17 11:00am-1:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 20.00 Non-Resident 50.00 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. 8 weeks.
14767 Tuesdays January 16-March 6 3:30-4:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 84.00 Non-Resident 109.00 Supply Fee 23.00

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. 8 weeks.
14768 Tuesdays January 16-March 6 4:45-6:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 95.00 Non-Resident 120.00 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.
14769 Wednesdays January 17-March 7 3:30-4:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 85.00 Non-Resident 110.00 Supply Fee 19.00

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.
14770 Thursdays January 18-25 3:00-4:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 20.00 Non-Resident 40.00 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 Darra Jannuzzo.
14819 Wednesdays January 17-March 7 5:00-6:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 90.00 Non-Resident 115.00 Supply Fee 25.00

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.
14789 Saturday January 20 11:00am-12:00pm
14790 Saturday February 3 11:00am-12:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 18.00 Non-Resident 36.00 Supply Fee: 4.00

 

Drama 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.
14772 Saturdays January 20-March 10 10:00-11:00am (age 4-6)
14773 Saturdays January 20-March 10 11:00-12:00pm (age 7-9)
Class Fee: Resident 75.00 Non-Resident 100.00

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.
14821 Thursdays January 18-March 8 5:00-6:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 85.00 Non-Resident 110.00

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.
14822 Tuesdays January 16-March 6 5:00-6:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 85.00 Non-Resident 110.00

 

Visual Art for Youth

Abstract Hearts: Canvas Fun (age 7-14)
Paint and abstract Valentine “Heart” themed canvas. Experiment with lines, shapes and colors to create a canvas with a “Picasso Cubist Inspiration” for a starting place. Have fun collaborating with your classmates. Bring a snack as we will take a short break during class. Taught by Stephanie McFerrin. 1 day.
14814 Saturday February 10 10:00am-12:00pm
15423 Saturday February 10 12:30-2:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 20.00 Non-Resident 40.00 Supply Fee: 10.00

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.
15302 Mondays January 22-March 12 4:45-5:45pm
Class Fee: Resident 80.00 Non-Resident 105.00 Supply Fee 10.00

Discover Drawing for Teens (age 12-17)
Learn drawing basics and fundamentals while exploring interesting subject matter. Weekly exercises along with those of longer duration will build skill and confidence level. Supply list is provided at the first class. 8 weeks. Taught by Anita Hunter.
14776 Wednesdays January 17-March 7 6:45-8:45pm
Class Fee: Resident 96.00 Non-Resident 121.00

Drawing and Painting for Middle School (age 9-12)
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.
14777 Tuesdays January 16-March 6 4:45-6:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 90.00 Non-Resident 115.00

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.
15350 Mondays January 22-March 5 6:45-8:45pm
Class Fee: Resident 105.00 Non-Resident 130.00

Illustration Arts with Heather Lund (age 10-14)
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.
14783 Thursdays January 18-March 8 5:00-6:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 96.00 Non-Resident 121.00 Supply Fee: 10.00

Mini Masterpieces (age 5-10) (Formerly Artist Trading Cards)
Students will learn fun and engaging art techniques while making Artist Trading Cards. ATC’s can be kept, traded, or given as gifts and keepsakes. Pick several to frame and showcase around your home. Each student will be provided a binder to keep their growing collection of one-of-a-kind multi-media art. All techniques learned in class are transferable to large scale works should the student decide to make them again at home. Taught by Amy Durant. 8 weeks.
15313 Tuesdays January 16-March 6 5:00-6:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 80.00 Non-Resident 105.00 Supply Fee: 10.00

My 1st Drawing & Multi-Media Class with Ms. Nelah (age 4-5)
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. Weekly lessons come home ready for posting on the fridge! Fun will be the rule of the day while they work on cognitive and manipulative skills! 8 weeks.
14792 Wednesdays February 7-March 7 3:45-4:45pm
Class Fee: Resident 60.00 Non-Resident 85.00

Let’s Paint! Watercolor & Acrylics (age 5-8)
Express your creativity while you learn acrylic and watercolor techniques in this fun and supportive class. Explore color mixing. Create solid composition. We will use traditional and new techniques to accomplish our creative goals. We are processed oriented and a finished painting will go home each week. 8 Weeks. Taught by Amy Durant.
15349 Tuesdays January 16-March 6 3:45-5:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 80.00 Non-Resident 105.00 Supply Fee 15.00

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.
14816 Mondays January 22-March 12 4:45-6:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 90.00 Non-Resident 115.00

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. Taught by Amy Durant.
14810 Wednesdays January 17-February 7 10:00-10:35am
14811 Wednesdays February 14-March 7 10:00-10:35am
Class Fee: Resident 75.00 Non-Resident 100.00 Supply Fee: 12.00

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.
14760 Mondays January 22-March 12 3:30-4:45pm
Class Fee: Resident 80.00 Non-Resident 105.00 Supply Fee 10.00

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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