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