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


Registration will open at 9:30am on Wednesday, May 1st.

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


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.
Making Pots with Ann and Renee
9625 Tuesdays August 27-October 29 10:30am-12:30pm
Pottery with Renee
9622 Tuesdays August 27-October 29 7:00-9:00pm
Pottery with Darra
9621 Wednesdays August 28-October 30 7:00-9:00pm
Pottery with Renee
9623 Thursdays August 29-October 311 7:00-9:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 170.00 Non-Resident 255.00 Supply Fee 35.00
Monday Beginner Pottery on the Wheel with Bob Petersen
9616 Mondays August 26-November 4 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.
9615 Mondays August 26-November 4 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.
9624 Wednesdays August 28-October 30 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.
9595 Saturday November 2 10:00am-5:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 87.50 Non-Resident 131.25 Supply Fee 10.00

Gift Giver’s Workshop
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.

9570 Saturday November 9 11:30am-1:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 30.00 Non-Resident 45.00 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! 10 weeks. Supply list online. Taught by Karl Kroeppler
9608 Tuesdays August 27-October 19 6:30-8:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 127.50 Non-Resident 191.25

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. Teacher TBA. 10 weeks.
9615 Wednesdays August 28-October 30 10:00am-12:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 140.00 Non-Resident 210.00

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. Supply list online. No class the week of Fall Break. 8 weeks. Taught by Melanie Ponchot.
9605 Thursday August 28-October 16 7:00pm-8:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 136.00 Non-Resident 204.00

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.
9620 Thursdays August 29 – October 17 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. 8 weeks/4 weeks
9578 Tuesdays August 27-October 15 10:00am-12:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 200.00 Non-Resident 300.00
9599 Tuesdays November 5 – December 3 10:00am-12:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 100.00 Non-Resident 150.00

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. 10 weeks.
9600 Tuesdays August 27-October 22 6:00-9:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 153.00 Non-Resident 229.50 Supply Fee: 20.00

Introduction to Needle Felting (age 11+)
Learn to paint with wool! Instruction and guidance given as you work on your piece. We will start off creating a fiber art hanging so bring a landscape reference image to work from. Supply list online at theartplace.us. Class Will Not Meet September 25th! 8 weeks. Taught by Camille Morgan.
9565 Wednesdays August 28-October 23 10:00am-12:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 136.00 Non-Resident 204.00

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. 10 weeks.9603 Wednesdays August 28-October 30 2:00-4:00pmClass Fee: Resident 140.00   Non-Resident 168.00 9584 Wednesdays November 13 – December 11 2:00-4:00pm (4 weeks)
Class Fee: Resident 56.00   Non-Resident 56.00

Painting with Oil & Acrylics (age 16+)
Whether a beginner or experienced artist come and enjoy paintg in a relaxed studio style atmosphere. Instructor may include painting with
other materials and textures. Supply list online. 10 weeks. Taught by Karl Kroeppler.
9614 Thursdays August 29-November 7 7:00-9:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 140.00 Non-Resident 210.00

Oil & Acrylics (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.
Beginner Oil and Acrylics taught by Karl Kroeppler
9619 Mondays August 26-November 4 10:00am-12:00pm
Intermediate Oil and Acrylics taught by Camille Morgan
9613 Mondays August 26-November 4 5 12:00-2:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 170.00 Non-Resident 255.00 (2hrs)
All Levels Oil an Acrylics taught by Camille Morgan
9606 Mondays August 26-November 4 6:30-8:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 127.50 Non-Resident 191.25 (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.
9604 Thursdays August 29-October 17 11:00am-3:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 112.00 Non-Resident 168.00


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


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. 10 weeks. Taught by Sherran Reeves.
9601 Tuesdays August 27-October 29 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 Sherran Reeves.
9611 Tuesdays August 27-October 29 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. Taught by Aubrey Davis.
4386 Wednesdays August 28-October 30 3:30-4:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 100.00 Non-Resident 150.00 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 Aubrey Davis.
9562 Thursdays September 12-19 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 Aubrey Davis
9612 Wednesdays August 28-October 30 5:00-6:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 127.50 Non-Resident 191.25 Supply Fee: 28.00

Clay Craze (age 6-8)
A fun, one-day workshop where kids will explore clay concepts like pinch pots, coils, slabs and glazing! Each project will be glazed, fired and ready to pick up 2-3 weeks after class. 1 day. Basic techniques will be used to build simple yet fun art pieces. Dress to get messy. 1 day.  Taught by Nikita Raper.
10012 Saturday  September 28  12:00 -1:30pm
10013 Saturday  October 19  12:00-1:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 22.50 Non-Resident 33.75 Supply Fee: 8.00

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.
9559 Saturday September 14 11:00am-12:00pm
9560 Saturday September 28 11:00am-12:00pm
9561 Saturday October 3 11:00am-12:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 15.00 Non-Resident 22.50 Supply Fee: 5.00

Do You Want to Build a Snowman? Workshop (age 9-14)
Come join us in making an adorable snowman out of clay. The snowman will make a wonderful piece to add to your holiday decor for years to come. Taught by Erin Wingham. 1 day.
9571 Saturday November 16 10:00am-12:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 30.00 Non-Resident 45.00 Supply Fee 10.00

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.
9568 Thursday October 17 4:30-6:00pm Nativity
Class Fee: Resident 30.00 Non-Resident 45.00 Supply Fee 10.00
9569 Thursday October 24 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.
9588 Saturdays August 31 – October 19 10:00-11:00am (age 4-6)
9589 Saturdays August 31 – October 19 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.
9596 Thursdays August 29-October 17 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.
9597 Tuesdays August 27-October 15 5:00-6:10pm
Class Fee: Resident 88.00 Non-Resident 132.00

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 Camille Morgan. 8 weeks.
9586 Mondays August 26-October 21 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.
9606 Wednesdays August 28-October 16 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 Stephanie McFerrin.
9582 Tuesdays August 27-October 15 4:45-6:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 100.00 Non-Resident 150.00 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. No class the week of Fall Break. 8 weeks. Taught by Melanie Ponchot.
9602 Thursdays August 29-October 24 5:00-6:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 102.00 Non-Resident 153.00 Supply Fee: 10.00

Picasso’s Apprentice (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. Many other hands-on projects will be taught in the spirit of discovery and creativity. Fun will rule the day while they work on cognitive and manipulative skills. 8 weeks. Taught by Ayanna Daughtry.
9594 Wednesdays August 28 – October 16 3:45-4:45pm
Class Fee: Resident 80.00 Non-Resident 120.00 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. Taught by Ayanna Daughtry.
9583 Wednesdays September 4-25 10:00-10:45am
9582 Wednesdays October 2-23 10:00-10:45am
Class Fee: Resident 60.00 Non-Resident 90.00 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. Camille at the helm! Taught by Camille Morgan. 8 weeks.
9593 Mondays August 26-October 21 3:30-4:45pm
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 Erin Wingham. 1 day.
9564 Saturday September 14 10:00am-12:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 30.00 Non-Resident 45.00 Supply Fee 10.00

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