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


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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. 8 weeks.
Class Fee: Resident 136.00 Non-Resident 204.00 Supply Fee 28.00 Pottery with Renee
6899 Mondays January 14–March 11 7:00-9:00
7156 Mondays March 18-May 13 7:00-9:00 6886 Tuesdays January 15-March 5 7:00-9:00pm
Making Pots with Ann and Renee
6890 Tuesdays January 15-March 5 10:30am-12:30pm
6979 Tuesdays March 19-May 14 10:30am-12:30pm
Pottery with Renee
6886 Tuesdays January 15-March 5 7:00-9:00pm
6976 Tuesdays March 19-May 14 7:00-9:00pm
Pottery with Darra
6888 Wednesdays January 16-March 6 7:00-9:00pm
6977 Wednesday March 20-May 15 7:00-9:00pm
Pottery with Renee
6889 Thursdays January 17-March 7 7:00-9:00pm
6978 Thursdays March 21-May 16 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.
6887 Mondays January 14-March 11 10:00am-12:00pm
6971 Mondays March 18-May 13 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.
6892 Wednesdays January 16-March 6 10:00am-12:00pm
6980 Wednesdays March 20-May 15 10:00am-12:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 136.00 Non-Resident 204.00 Supply Fee 28.00

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.
6853 Saturday March 9 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 Karl Kroeppler.
6870 Tuesdays January 15-March 5 6:30-8:00pm
6975 Tuesdays March 19-May 14 6:30-8:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 120.00 Non-Resident 180.00

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.
6875 Wednesdays January 16-March 6 10:00am-12:00pm
6969 Wednesdays March 20-May 15 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.
6849   Wednesdays  January 16-30 10:00am-12:00pm
6850 Thursdays January 17 31 6:30-8:30pm
6943 Wednesdays March 20-April 3 10:00am-12:00pm
6944 Thursdays March 21-April 11 6:30-8:30pm
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. list online. Taught by Melanie Ponchot.
Class Fee: Resident 84.00 Non-Resident 126.00
6878 Wednesdays January 16-February 27 10:00am-12:00pm 6 weeks . No class 1/21 or 2/20.
Class Fee: Resident 112.00 Non-Resident 168.00
6956 Wednesdays March 20-May 15 10:00am-12:00pm 8 weeks.

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
6882 Tuesdays January 15-February 26 10:00am-12:30pm
6981 Tuesdays March 19-April 30 10:00am-12:30pm

Beginner Intermediate Mosaics (age 12 +)
Learn Mosaic glass design basics with Julie Mazzoni, our resident Mosaic Artist. What majestic scenery can you create by experimenting with mosaic medium and your imagination? Class concludes with the discussion of grouting and other finishing touches to make your mosaic masterpiece complete. Tools, some glass and other materials needed will be discussed on first class. Taught by Julie Mazzoni. 6 weeks.
6868 Tuesdays January 15–February 19 5:30-8:30pm
6973 Tuesdays March 19-April 30 5:30-8:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 120.00 Non-Resident 180.00

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.
6891 Wednesdays   January 16-March 6 2:00-4:00pm
6972 Wednesdays March 20-May 15 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 …
textures. Supply list online. 8 weeks. Taught by Karl Kroeppler.
6879 Thursdays January 17-March 7 7:00-9:00pm 6970 Thursdays March 21-May 16 7:00-9:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 112.00 Non-Resident 168.00

Oil & Acrylic Painting (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.
Taught by Karl Kroeppler
Class Fee: Resident 160.00 Non-Resident 240.00
6876 Mondays January 14– March 11 10:00am-12:00pm (Beginner)
6982 Mondays March 18-May 13 10:00am-12:00pm (Beginner)
Taught by Camille Morgan
Class Fee: Resident 160.00 Non-Resident 240.00
6880 Mondays January 14- March 11 12:00-2:00pm (Intermediate)
6983 Mondays March 18-May 13 12:00-2:00pm (Intermediate)
Taught by Camille Morgan
Class Fee: Resident 120.00 Non-Resident 180.00
6869 Mondays January 14- March 11 6:30-8:00pm (All Levels)
6974 Mondays March 18-May 13 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.
6893 Thursdays January 17-March 7 10:00am-12:30pm
6984 Thursdays March 21-May 16 10:00am-12:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 170.00 Non-Resident 255.00

Scarf Embellished Felted Flower (age 16+)
Let’s make a fabulous scarf while learning to dry needle felt! This dry felting process uses a barbed needle to embed pure dyed wools. Also referred to as wool painting, you are sure to walk away feeling a sense of accomplishment. Supply list provided online at www.theartplace.us. 1 day. Taught by Camille Morgan.
6843 Saturday January 26 2:00 –4:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 25.00 Non-Resident 37.50

Visual Art Studio Time (age 16+)
During this open studio time (with no instructor) painters and other 2-D visual arts students may come and paint/work 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.
6852 Thursdays January 17– March 7 11:00am-3:00pm
6968 Thursdays March 21-May 16 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.
youthclasses


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 Sherran Reeves and Colleen Casey. 8 weeks.
6864 Tuesdays January 15-March 5 3:30-4:30pm
7130 Tuesdays March 19-May 14 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 Sherran Reeves and Colleen Casey. 8 weeks.
6874 Tuesdays January 15-March 5 4:45-6:00pm
7129 Tuesdays March 19-May 14 4:45-6:00pm
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. Aubrey Davis. 8 weeks.
6865 Wednesdays January 16-March 6 3:30-4:30pm
6957 Wednesdays March 20-May 15 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. 2 weeks. Taught by Aubrey Davis.
6842 Thursdays January 24-31 3:00-4:00pm
7223 Thursdays April 18-25 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.
6871 Wednesdays January 16-March 6 5:00-6:30pm
6960 Wednesdays March 20-May 15 5:00-6:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 102.00 Non-Resident 153.00 Supply Fee 28.00

Intermediate Clay (age 9-12)
Join us in creating clay projects that will incorporate basic skills as well as learning about underglazes and glazes. This will be a handbuilding class where students will have the chance to create several fun projects. 8 weeks. Taught by Erin Whigham.
7158 Saturdays January 19-March 9 10:00-11:00am
7159 Saturdays March 23-May 18 10:00-11:00am
Class Fee: Resident 80.00 Non-Resident 120.00 Supply Fee: 20.00

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.
7132 Saturday February 2 12:00 -1:30pm
7133 Saturday April 13 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. Taught by Nikita Raper.
6937 Saturday February 2 10:00-11:00am
6938 Saturday April 13 10:00-11:00am
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.
6857 Saturdays January 19-March 9 10:00-11:00am (age 4-6)
6858 Saturdays January 19-March 9 11:00-12:00pm (age 7-9)
6950 Saturdays March 23 -May 18 10:00-11:00am (age 4-6) 6951 Saturdays March 23 -May 18 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.
6867 Thursdays January 17-March 7 5:15-6:25pm
6959 Thursdays March 21-May 16 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.
6866 Tuesdays January 15-March 5 5:00-6:10pm
6958 Tuesdays March 19-May 14 5:00-6:10pm
Class Fee: Resident 88.00 Non-Resident 132.00

VISUAL ART FOR YOUTH

Saturday Workshops with Stephanie McFerrin (age 7-12)
Create Valentine themed artwork in February or a Multimedia project in March. These two workshops are unique and sure to be enjoyable. Experiment with lines, shapes and colors to create a inspired projects. Bring a snack as we will take a short break during class. 1 day.
6845 Saturday February 9 10:00am-2:00pm *Valentine Themed
6846 Saturday March 9 10:00am-2:00pm *Multimedia
Class Fee: Resident 45.00 Non-Resident 67.50 Supply Fee: 12.00

Art Around The World (age 5-9)
Join in on this fun adventure to “travel” the world through art. We will explore art techniques from various countries to create drawing, painting, and mixed media projects. During each lesson, we will discuss art elements and work on art making expressions sure to fascinate your imagination. Taught by Erin Whigham. 8 weeks.
6859 Thursdays January 17-March 7 3:45-4:45pm
6952 Thursdays March 21-May 16 3:45-4:45pm
Class Fee: Resident 85.00 Non-Resident 127.50 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 Camille Morgan. 8 weeks.
6861 Mondays January 14-March 11 4:45-5:45pm
6954 Mondays March 18-May 13 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 along with those of longer duration will build skill and confidence level. Supply list is provided at the first class. Taught by Michael Hunter. 8 weeks.
6964 Wednesdays January 16-March 6 6:45-8:45pm
7131 Wednesdays March 20-May 15 6:45-8:45pm
Class Fee: Resident 112.00 Non-Resident 168.00 Supply Fee: 10.00

Dive Into Drawing (age 8-11)
During this class, students will use real life objects and learn how to create realistic drawings through use of shadows and highlights. We will talk about how the art elements can make your art really POP and stand out! 8 weeks. Taught by Erin Whigham.
6860 Thursdays January 17-March 7 5:00-6:00pm
7035 Thursdays March 21-May 16 5:00-6:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 80.00 Non-Resident 120.00 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 Kip Rogers.
6962 Tuesdays January 15-March 5 4:45-6:00pm
7126 Tuesdays March 19-May 14 4:45-6:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 100.00 Non-Resident 150.00 Supply Fee: 10.00

Illustration Arts with Melanie Ponchot (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. *6 weeks/ 8 weeks.
6965 Thursdays January 17-February 28 5:00-6:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 76.50 Non-Resident 121.00 Supply Fee: 10.00
7127 Thursdays March 21-May 16 5:00-6:30pm
Class Fee: Resident 102.00 Non-Resident 153.00 Supply Fee: 10.00

My 1st Drawing & Multi-Media Class with Ms. Nelah (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 be the rule of the day while they work on cognitive and manipulative skills! 8 weeks.
6851 Wednesdays January 30-February 27 3:45-5:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 53.25 Non-Resident 79.88 Supply Fee: 10.00

Picasso Toddlers Mommy & Me (age 2-3)
We will have lots of fun exploring various mediums from watercolors printmaking and everything between! We will explore various art techniques while creating beautiful artworks along the way! 4 weeks. Taught by Ayanna Daughtry.
6854 Wednesdays January 16-February 6 10:00-10:45am
7140 Wednesdays March 20-April 17 10:00-10:45am
Class Fee: Resident 60.00 Non-Resident 90.00 Supply Fee: 10.00

Picasso’s Apprentice (age 4-6)
We will have lots of fun exploring various mediums from watercolors to collage, printmaking and everything in between! We will play art games, learn artistic techniques and create beautiful artworks along the way! 6 weeks. Taught by Ayanna Daughtry.
6948 Wednesdays March 20–May 1 3:45-4:45pm
Class Fee: Resident 60.00 Non-Resident 90.00 Supply Fee: 10.00

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.
6872 Mondays January 14-March 11 4:45-6:00pm
6961 Mondays March 18-May 13 4:45-6:00pm
Class Fee: Resident 100.00 Non-Resident 150.00 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 as your guide! Taught by Camille Morgan. 8 weeks.
6856 Mondays January 14-March 11 3:30-4:45pm
6949 Mondays March 18-May 13 3:30-4:4:45pm
Class Fee: Resident 85.00 Non-Resident 127.50 Supply Fee 10.00


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


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