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.

Due to Spring Break there will be no classes at The Art Place on the week of April 2-7.

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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 Colleen Casey & Sherran Reeves.8 weeks.
14863 Tuesdays March 20-May 15 3:30-4:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 80.00 Non-Resident 120.00 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 Colleen Casey & Sherran Reeves. 7 weeks.
14864 Tuesdays March 27-May 15 4:45-6:10pm
Class Fee: Resident 100.00 Non-Resident 150.00 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.
14865 Wednesdays March 21-May 16 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. Taught by Carly Lyon. 2 weeks.
14866 Thursdays March 22-29  3:00-4:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 20.00 Non-Resident 30.00 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. Taught by Carly Lyon. 8 weeks.
14919 Wednesdays March 21-May 16 5:00-6:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 102.00 Non-Resident 153.00 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.
14888 Saturday April 14 11:00am-12:00pm
14887 Saturday May 5 11:00am-12:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 15.00 Non-Resident 22.50 Supply Fee: 5.00

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.
14868 Saturdays March 24-May 19 10:00-11:00am (age 4-6)
14869 Saturdays March 24-May 19 11:00-12:00pm (age 7-9)
Class Fee: Resident 80.00 Non-Resident 120.00

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.
14922 Tuesdays March 20-May 15 5:15-6:25pm
Class Fee: Resident 88.00 Non-Resident 132.00

Visual Art for Youth

Cartoons, Drawing, and Painting (age 8-13)
Begin with Step-by-Step instruction and move to each student’s individual adaptation with guided drawing. Cartoons, still life, landscapes included. This instruction enables students to break down the subject and focus on contour drawing. Results are always impressive and helpful in completing school projects! 6 wks. Taught by Stephanie McFerrin
14890 Tuesdays March 20-May 1 4:30-5:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 60.00 Non-Resident 90.00 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. 6 weeks.
14856 Mondays March 19-April 30 4:45-5:45pm
Class Fee: Resident 51.00 Non-Resident 76.50 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.
14872 Wednesdays   March 21-May 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 9-12)
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! 7 weeks. Taught by Kip Rogers.
14873 Tuesdays March 27-May 15 4:45-6:10pm
Class Fee: Resident 85.00 Non-Resident 127.50 Supply Fee: 10.00

Illustration Arts with Melanie (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. Taught by Melanie Ponchoto. 8 weeks.
14879 Thursdays March 22-May 17  5:00-6:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 102.00 Non-Resident 153.00 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. 6 weeks.
14897 Tuesdays March 20-May 1 5:00-6:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 51.00 Non-Resident 76.50 Supply Fee: 10.00

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. 6 weeks. Taught by Amy Durant.
14896 Tuesdays March 20-May 1 3:45-5:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 63.75 Non-Resident 95.63 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.
14916 Mondays March 26-May 21 4:45-6:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 85.00 Non-Resident 127.50  Supply Fee 10.00

Young Picassos (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 rule the day while they work on cognitive and manipulative skills. In addition to learning to draw and use art disciplines, students will be introduced to beginning painted paper collage work. 4 weeks. Taught by Kirsten Hirt.
14923 Wednesdays April 11–May 2 3:45-4:45pm
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. Amy at the helm! Taught by Amy Durant. 6 weeks.
14854 Mondays March 19-April 30 3:30-4:45pm
Class Fee: Resident 63.75 Non-Resident 195.63 Supply Fee 10.00