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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ADULT CLASSES

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.
Class Fee: Resident 132.00 Non-Resident 157.00 Supply Fee 32.00
Making Pots with Ann and Renee
12905   Tuesdays        August 29– October 31   10:30am-12:30pm
Pottery with Renee
12872   Tuesdays       August 29– October 31   7:00-9:00pm
Pottery with Darra
12935   Wednesdays   August 30-November 1   7:00-9:00pm
Pottery with Renee
12932   Thursdays      August 31-November 2   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. No class September 4.10 weeks.
12888   Mondays   August 28-November 6   10:00am-12:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 132.00 Non-Resident 157.00 Supply Fee 32.00

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.
12898   Wednesdays   August 30-November 1   10:00am-12:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 150.00 Non-Resident 175.00 Supply Fee 32.00

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.
12931   Saturday   November 4   10:00am-5:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 65.00 Non-Resident 90.00 Supply Fee 10.00

Visual Art for Adults

Beginning Portraiture (age 14+)
This class will give the basics in portrait drawing and figure framing. Shading and likeness will be our focus in portrait. Shading and anatomy will be our figure focus. 10 weeks. Taught by Kip Rogers.
12875   Tuesdays   August 29– October 31   6:30-8:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 80.00 Non-Resident 105.00

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. 10 wks.
12871   Wednesdays   August 30-November 1   10:00am-12:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 120.00 Non-Resident 145.00

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.
12884    Tuesdays         September 26-October 10   10:00am-12:00pm
12885    Wednesdays    September 27-October 11    7:00-9:00pm
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. 10 weeks. Taught by Savannah Hensley.
12889   Wednesdays   August 30– November 1   9:30-11:30am
Class Fee: Resident 96.00 Non-Resident 121.00

Figure Drawing (age 15+)
In this class we will study the figure from photos to the live model. Learning to draw the figure first then moving to the finished work. A model fee of $25 will be divided between students when present). 10 weeks. Taught by Kip Rogers.
Class Fee: Resident 90.00 Non-Resident 115.00
12893   Thursdays   August 31-November 2   1:00-2:30pm

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
12894   Tuesdays   August 29-September 19      10:00am-12:30pm
12895   Tuesdays   September 26-October 17    10:00am-12:30pm
12896   Tuesdays   October 24-November 714   10:00am-12:30pm
Holiday session – 2 weeks.
Class Fee: Resident 50.00 Non-Resident 75.00
12897   Tuesdays   November 28-December 5   10:00am-12:30pm

Intermediate 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.
12903   Thursdays   September 7-October 26  10:00am-12:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 150.00 Non-Resident 175.00

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.
13478  Tuesday   September 19   10:00am-1:00pm
13479  Tuesday   October 10   10:00am-1:00pm
13480  Tuesday   November 7   10:00am-1:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 80.00   Non-Resident 105.00   Supply Fee 15.00

Mosaics with Julie Mazzoni (age 12 +)
Students will work on instructor-provided projects with guidance in cutting and layering techniques with dazzling results! 6 weeks/4 weeks
Class Fee: Resident 180.00 Non-Resident 160.00 Supply Fee 20.00
12874   Tuesdays   August 29-October 3   5:30-7:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 120.00   Non-Resident 145.00   Supply Fee 15.00
12874       Tuesdays  October 10-October 31 5:30-7:30pm

Holiday Mosaics with Julie Mazzoni (age 12 +)
Students will work on instructor-provided projects with guidance in cutting and layering techniques with dazzling results! No class week of Thanksgiving.
Class Fee: Resident 120.00   Non-Resident 145.00   Supply Fee 15.00
12873   Tuesdays  November 14-December 12  5:30-7:30pm

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. 10 weeks.
13455 Wednesdays   August 30-November 1 2:00-4:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 108.00   Non-Resident 133.00
3 Week Extension—Class Fee: Resident 35.00   Non-Resident 50.00
13463 Wednesdays   November 15-December 9 2:00-4:00pm

Oil & Acrylics with Kip Rogers (age 14+)
Class is conducted with a studio feel. All levels and intermediate classes are listed below. 10 weeks.
Class Fee: Resident 120.00 Non-Resident 145.00
12870   Monday   August 28-November 6   10:00am-12:00pm (Beginner)
12902   Monday   August 28-November 6   12:00-2:00pm (Intermediate)
Class Fee: Resident 100.00 Non-Resident 125.00
12867   Monday   August 28-November 6   6:30-8:00pm (All Levels)
4 week extensions—Class Fee: Resident  48.00  Non-Resident 73.00
12869 Monday  November 13-December 11 10:00am-12:00pm (Beg.)
12901 Monday  November 13-December 11 12:00-2:00pm (Inter.)

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.  10 weeks.Taught by Karl Kroeppler.
12928   Thursdays   August 31-November 2   7:00-9:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 120.00 Non-Resident 145.00

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. 10 weeks.
12933   Thursdays   August 31-November 2   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.  5 weeks
12944   Wednesdays   September 6-October 4      10:00am-12:30pm
12945   Wednesdays   October 18-November 15   10:00am-12:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 90.00 Non-Resident 115.00 Supply Fee: 20.00

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.  1 day.
12946   Wednesday   August 30    9:30am-12:30pm
12947   Wednesday   October 11   5:00-9:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 35.00 Non-Resident 60.00 Supply Fee: 10.00

Zentangle® for the Holidays (age 14+)
Learn to create beautiful images using repeated patterns with a certified Zentangle® teacher. Zentangle offers a great way to increase creativity, improve artistic enjoyment, cultivate mindfulness and manage stress. Beverages and a snack/dessert will be provided, feel free to bring your snack of preference. 1 day.
12943   Wednesday   November 29   10:00am-3:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 35.00   Non-Resident 60.00  Supply Fee: 20.00

 

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YOUTH CLASSES

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. Taught by Ann Berman. 10 weeks.
12880   Tuesdays   August 29-October 31   3:30-4:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 105.00 Non-Resident 130.00 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. Taught by Ann Berman. 10 weeks.
12881   Tuesdays   August 29-October 31   4:45-6:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 118.00 Non-Resident 143.00 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. Taught by Ann Berman. 8 weeks.
12882   Wednesdays   August 30-October 25   3:30-4:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 85.00 Non-Resident 110.00 Supply Fee 16.00

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.
12883   Thursdays   October 5-12   3:00-4:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 20.00 Non-Resident 40.00 Supply Fee 5.00

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. 10 weeks. Taught by Darra Jannuzzo.
12937   Wednesdays   August 30-November 1   5:00-6:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 112.00 Non-Resident 137.00 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.
12908   Saturday   September 9   11:00am-12:00pm
12909   Saturday   October 7        11:00am-12:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 18.00 Non-Resident 36.00 Supply Fee: 2.00

Nativity Workshop/ Wisemen Scene Workshop (age 6+)
Come handbuild your very own nativity or Wiseman scene. Each Nativity scene will include Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus and a sheep. Each Wisemen scene will include the Wisemen and a camel. The projects will be ready to pick up two weeks after class. Nativity and Wisemen workshops are on different days with separate fees. Take both days to complete your scene. 1 day each. Taught by Renee Speenburgh.
Nativity       12938   Thursday   October 12   4:30-6:00pm
Wisemen    12912   Thursday   October 19   4:30-6:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 28.00 Non-Resident 53.00 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.
12886   Saturdays   September 16-November 4   10:00-11:00am (age 4-6)
12887   Saturdays   September 16-November 4   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 8 week theater focused class we will introduce students to stage direction, acting exercises, improvisation, storytelling, and place/imagination work. 8 weeks. Taught by Shirnest Tolbert.
12939   Thursdays   September 7-October 26   5:00-6:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 85.00 Non-Resident 110.00

Young Actors Performance Academy II (age 9-14)
In this 8 week 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. 8 weeks.
12940   Tuesdays   September 5 —October 24   5:00-6:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 85.00 Non-Resident 110.00

One on One Lessons for Youth

Do you have a young musician who would like extra time to improve skills already learned? In these 30 minute sessions, whether your child is a beginner or intermediate student in piano or voice, our instructors will help them advance through lessons and exercises appropriate for their level. Each time have a barcode assigned for your convenience. More times may be added if the instructor is available. 8 weeks.
Class Fee: Resident $200.00 Non-Resident $225.00

Piano or Vocal Lessons (9+) with Genevieve Cardos
Tuesdays September 5-October 24

12916   4:30-5:00pm

Tuesdays September 19-November 7

12913   3:00-3:30pm
12914   3:30-4:00pm
12915   4:00-4:30pm
12917   5:00-5:30pm
12918   5:30-6:00pm
12919   6:00-6:30pm
12920   6:30-7:00pm
12921   7:00-7:30pm

Visual Art for Youth

Art Trading Cards  (age 5-9)
Get ready to make art and new friends. Art cards are 2.5″ x 3.5″ blank cards just waiting for your mini masterpiece. Each week we’ll make at least two cards, one to keep and more to trade. Markers, pencils, stamps, watercolors, and more will be used in this class. 6 weeks. Taught by Amy Durrant.
13488   Wednesdays    September 6-October 11      4:00-5:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 80.00   Non-Resident 105.00

Acrylic and Watercolor Painting (age 6-10)
All kids have used some form of water-based paint. Come explore acrylic and watercolor technique with a step by step format. A finished painting each week! 8 weeks. Taught by Kip Rogers.
12866   Tuesdays   August 29-October 17   3:30-4:45pm
Class Fee: Resident 82.00 Non-Resident 107.00

Basic Drawing for Youth (age 9-14)
Basic drawing is our focus in this class from shading to perspective with different mediums. Explore technical and creative aspects of drawing. 8 weeks. Taught by Kip Rogers.
12868   Tuesdays   August 29-October 17   4:45-6:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 90.00 Non-Resident 115.00

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 online at theartplace.us. 8 weeks. Taught by Anita Hunter.
12890   Wednesday   August 30-October 18   6:45-8:45pm
Class Fee: Resident 96.00 Non-Resident 121.00

Drawing and Painting for Youth (age 8-14)
Kids love drawing and painting. In this class we will paint one week and draw the next, learning basic techniques along the way. Creativity and craftsmanship will be encouraged. 8 weeks. Taught by Kip Rogers.
12891   Mondays   August 28-October 23   4:45-6:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 78.00 Non-Resident 103.00

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.
12899   Thursdays   August 31-October 19   5:00-6:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 96.00 Non-Resident 121.00

My 1st Drawing & Multi-Media Class with Ms. Nelah (age 4-5)
Do you have a preschooler or kindergartener 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! No class September 27. 8 weeks.
13466    Wednesdays    August 30-October 25 3:45-4:45pm
Class Fee: Resident 85.00   Non-Resident 110.00

Cartoons, Drawing and Painting (age 6-10)
With guided instruction the class will cover a wide range of subjects to include cartoons, still-life and more. This instruction enables students to break down the subject into identifiable lines and shapes which leads to confidence in drawing skills. This is a process-oriented drawing and painting class. Skill acquisition and creative expression will be encouraged in a fun-filled learning environment. This class may be repeated as content changes. 5 weeks. Taught by Stephanie McFerrin.
12876   Wednesdays   September 6-October 11   5:00-6:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 60.00 Non-Resident 85.00 Supply Fee 10.00

Child Parent/Grandparent Painting Fun!!!(age 4-10)
Have fun collaborating with your child. Bring a snack, bring your coffee, bring your favorite CD to play, come prepared to have fun! Fee covers one adult and one child who will create one painting together! 1 day. Taught by Stephanie McFerrin.
Halloween Fun!        12878             Saturday    September 9    10am-12pm
Winter Holiday Fun! 12879 Saturday    November 11   10am-12pm
Class Fee: Resident 20.00  Non-Resident 40.00   Supply Fee: 10.00

Water Based Painting for Early Artists (age 5-9)
Learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting in a fun learning environment. This class will teach line, shape, color and texture. No class Labor Day.10 weeks. Taught by Kip Rogers.
12934   Mondays   August 28-November 6   3:30-4:45pm
Class Fee: Resident 82.00 Non-Resident 107.00

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! 5 weeks. Taught by Amy Durrant.
12929   Wednesdays   August 30-September 27   9:30-10:15am
Class Fee: Resident 75.00 Non-Resident 100.00 Supply Fee: 10.00

Young Picassos (age 3-4)
We will have lots of fun exploring various mediums from watercolors to clay, printmaking and everything between! Little ones will learn about the elements of art (line, shape, colors, texture and form). We will dance and sing to some fun art songs and play a few art games while creating beautiful artworks along the way! Each session will focus on a new theme so every session is different! 5 weeks. Taught by Amy Durrant.
12941   Wednesdays   September 6-October 4   3:00-3:45pm
12890   Wednesdays   October 11-November 8     3:00-3:45pm
Class Fee: Resident 72.00 Non-Resident 97.00 Supply Fee 9.00

 

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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.


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