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.

2018 Fee Increase
Attention Patrons: As a Cobb County Arts Center, we are governed by the Cobb County Board of Commissioners (BOC) and are tax subsidized. All program and rental fees are set and approved by the BOC including non-resident rates. In November 2017 and after a comprehensive fee study of the metro area, the BOC approved a new fee structure and a new non-resident rate that is being implemented at the Cobb Art Centers for Spring 2018 programs. Non-residents will now pay the resident rate plus and additional 50% to the registration fee and rental fees since our facility budgets are funded by the taxes collected by Cobb residents. If you have any questions, or concerns please contact the Coordinator at the facility you wish to attend and they will be happy to provide more information.


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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 136.00 Non-Resident 204.00 Supply Fee 28.00
Making Pots with Ann and Renee
14859 Tuesdays March 20-May 15 10:30am-12:30pm
Pottery with Renee
14883 Tuesdays March 20-May 15 7:00-9:00pm
Pottery with Darra
14917 Wednesdays March 21-May 16 7:00-9:00pm
Pottery with Renee
14914 Thursdays March 22-May 17 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.
14870 Mondays March 19-May 14 10:00am-12:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 112.00 Non-Resident 168.00 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.
14878 Wednesdays March 21-May 16 10:00am-12:30pm
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.
14812 Saturday March 17 10:00am-5:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 87.50 Non-Resident 131.25  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.
14860 Tuesdays March 20-May 15 6:30-8:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 84.00 Non-Resident 126.00

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.
14858 Wednesdays March 21-May 16 10:00am-12:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 112.00 Non-Resident 168.00

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.
14867 Wednesdays April 11-25 1 7:00-9:00pm
14906 Mondays April 30-May 14 10:00am-1:00pm
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 Savannah Hensley.
14871 Wednesdays March 21-May 16 9:30-11:30am
Class Fee: Resident 112.00 Non-Resident 168.00

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. 6 weeks. Taught by Teresa Barnes.
Class Fee: Resident 150.00 Non-Resident 225.00
14875 Tuesdays March 20-May 1 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! 1 day.  Please register with Ticketleap. Taught by Rachel Vanatta.
Instructor website: NectarJewelry.com.
14886  Tuesday   March 27 10:00am-1:00pm Click here to register.
14885  Tuesday   April 24  10:00am-1:00pm Click here to register.
Class Fee: Resident 80.00 Non-Resident 120.00 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.
14889 Tuesdays March 20-May 1 5:30-8:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 102.00 Non-Resident 153.00 Supply Fee: 20.00

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.
14882 Wednesdays   March 21-May 16 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. 8 weeks. Taught by Karl Kroeppler.
14908 Thursdays March 22-May 17 7:00-9:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 112.00 Non-Resident 168.00

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 112.00 Non-Resident 168.00
14857 Mondays March 19-May 14 10:00am-12:00pm (Beginner)
14880 Mondays March 19-May 14 12:00-2:00pm (Intermediate)
Class Fee: Resident 102.00 Non-Resident 168.00
14855 Mondays March 19-May 14 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.
14881 Thursdays March 22-May 17 10:00am-12:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 170.00 Non-Resident 255.00

What To Do With All Those Photos (age 16+)
This class designed for those who want to learn to manage their images and gain peace of mind. 1 week. Taught by David Batley.
14910 Thursday March 1  7:00-9:00pm
Class Fee: 25.00 Non Resident 37.50

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.
14915 Thursdays March 22-May 17 11:00am-3:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 112.00 Non-Resident 168.00

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
14925 Wednesdays March 28-May 9 10:00am-12:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 90.00 Non-Resident 135.00

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.
14926 Wednesday March 21 9:30am-1:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 45.00 Non-Resident 67.50 Supply Fee: 10.00

Ocean Wave – Painting with Wool  (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 the felt fabric. Get in the mood for summer! Finished pieces will be stretched in an embroidery hoop so it is suitable for hanging. Taught by Camille Morgan. 1 week.
14891 Saturday May 19 2:00-4:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 25.00 Non-Resident 37.50 Supply Fee: 10.00

Spring Tulip Painting with Wool (age 16+)
This is a fun intro workshop 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 felt fabric. Finished Spring Tulips piece will be stretched in an embroidery hoop so it is suitable for hanging. Taught by Camille Morgan. 1 week.
14893 Saturday May 5 2:00-4:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 25.00 Non-Resident 37.50 Supply Fee: 10.00

3D Dry Felted Bunny (age 16+)
This is a fun intro workshop 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 bunny. We will build a wire to make his ears pose-able and we will even make him a little carrot treat! Taught by Camille Morgan. 1 week.
14894 Saturday April 14 2:00-4:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 31.25 Non-Resident 46.88 Supply Fee: 10.00

3D Felted Easter Egg (age 11+)
This is a fun intro workshop 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 fancy felted easter egg. We will decorate and use a little clay pot as an egg stand. Taught by Camille Morgan.  1 week.
3583 Saturday March 24 2:00-4:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 25.00 Non-Resident 37.50 Supply Fee: 10.00

3D Border Collie Felted Dog (age 11+)
This is a fun intro workshop 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 dog. 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.
3587 Saturday March 10 11:00am-1:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 31.25 Non-Resident 46.88 Supply Fee: 10.00

3D Felted Cactus (age 11+)
This is a fun intro to the cool process of needle felting. This is a dry felting process using a barbed needle and wool roving to create a set of 3 cactus plants in little clay pots. Perfect for those without a green thumb! 1 week. Taught by Camille Morgan. 1 week.
3586 Saturday April 21 1:30-4:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 37.50 Non-Resident 56.25 Supply Fee: 10.00