ART

CLASSES

Our classes offer an intimate, exceptional learning experience in an inspiring setting with locally and nationally recognized artists and educators.

The Suwanee Arts Center provides an all-around curriculum from novice to advanced levels, and it extends maximum accessibility in a broad range of programs that strive to develop the individual's artistic interests and abilities.

Scholarships are open to students who attend school or reside in Gwinnett County.  Priority consideration is given to students who show financial need.

All workshops will take place outdoors in Suwanee Town Center.

(If weather or covid numbers prevent in person workshops, kits will be available for pick up with printed instructions and a zoom video.)

NATURE PRINTMAKING - Canceled

Ages 6-12 and parent/guardian

During this outdoor "Mom or Dad & Me" inspired workshop, each child and their parent will learn about printmaking and go on a nature walk together. We will discuss the Elements of Art and finding natural beauty in the world around us. Using natural materials gathered on our walk, students will create monoprints using gelli plate printmaking. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear "play clothes" that can get dirty.

Dates: Saturday, January 9, 2021

Please choose between session A or B

Session A: 10:30 am - 12 pm

Session B:  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Instructor: A. Arnold

Max students 10 per session

SAC Members $60 /  Non SAC members $90

Each registration fee includes attendance by one child, one adult, and a $10 supply fee.

LANDSCAPE PAINTING - Canceled

Ages 16+ 

In this intro to landscape painting workshop, held outdoors in Suwanee Town Center, we will be developing the skills needed to translate what we see onto a flat surface. Whether you are just beginning your journey as a landscape painter or you are looking to hone your skills, this workshop can move you forward.​ We will incorporate painting exercises and work on paintings based on your own photos during our workshop time.

Saturday, January 9, 2021 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 

Instructor: C. Knight

Max students 12

SAC Members $35 / Non SAC Members $50

Price includes $10 supply fee

ANDY GOLDSWORTHY NATURE SCULPTURE - Canceled

Ages 6-12 and parent/guardian

During this outdoor "Mom or Dad & Me" inspired workshop held in Suwanee Town Center, each child and their parent will learn about the work of contemporary artist Andy Goldsworthy and go on a nature walk together. We will discuss the Elements of Art, finding natural beauty in the world around us, and explore some basic photography skills. Using natural materials gathered on our walk, students will create earthwork sculptures and photograph their own work. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring a device (cell phone, tablet, camera) to use for photos. A few devices will be available for students who do not have their own.

DATE:  Saturday, January 23, 2021

Please choose between session A or B

Session A:  10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Session B:  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Instructor: A. Arnold

Max 10 students per session

SAC Members $60 / Non SAC Members $90

Each registration fee includes attendance by one child, one adult and includes a $10 supply fee.

Photo credit - Thomas Hennings

HANDBUILT MUG WORKSHOP

Age 8 and up

Experience the therapeutic qualities of working in clay in this relaxed, socially distanced outdoor setting in Suwanee Town Center. Students will add texture to slab-rolled clay and use basic hand-building skills to produce a one-of-a-kind mug that can be used to enjoy your favorite hot beverage. Students will select a glaze of their choice, and mugs will be ready for pickup in three weeks. This workshop is open to ages 8 and up and all skill levels are welcome. Bring your imagination and enjoy the afternoon!

DATE:  Saturday, January 30, 2021 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Instructor: Y. Panchal

Max students 12

SAC Members $40 / SAC non Members $55

Price includes a $15 supply fee

DRAWING WORKSHOP - Canceled

Ages 16+

During this basic to intermediate outdoor workshop held in Suwanee Town Center, the instructor will introduce contour drawing techniques as students explore the nature and architecture of Suwanee Town Center. Beginners will come away knowing that they can draw better than they ever thought. More experienced artists will enjoy and benefit from the drawing exercises and practice. The visual sketching exercises will be aimed at increasing proficiency and range from simple to more complex.

DATE:  Saturday, January 23, 2021

Please choose between Session A or B

Session A:  10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Session B:  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Instructor: L. Brady

Min 5/Max 8 students

SAC Members $25 / Non SAC Members $40

(students responsible for own supplies, Sketch pad, drawing pencils, pens, eraser, charcoal, teacher will advise)

NOTE CARDS WORKSHOP

Ages 16+   Class 

Join Carol Knight outdoors in Suwanee Town Center in a workshop to create note cards from your own small works. Carol will take students through an exercise to create a new piece of art, maximize the composition and frame it as the front of a one of a kind greeting cards. Participants will also learn how to take existing drawings, paintings, and photographs and make them into cards that can be used for a personalized note, birthday card, condolences, and get well soon cards. 

DATE:  Saturday, January 30, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Instructor: C. Knight

Max 12 students

SAC Members $35 / Non SAC members $50 

Price includes a $10 supply fee

Ages 16+   

POTTERY WHEEL CLASS

Learn the basics – throwing bowls, mugs, and cylinders; glaze your own creations.

Check back later for more details.

DATE:

Instructor: R. Shivers

PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS

Check back for details.

DATE:

Instructor: C. Anderson

CLASS & REGISTRATION POLICIES

REGISTRATION

Classes/camps are filled on a first-come, first served basis.

Please note that no student’s space will be held without FULL PAYMENT of class fees.

Credit card payments accepted through registration on website or by calling 678-878-2818.

CANCELLATIONS

The Suwanee Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class or camp due to insufficient enrollment or inclement weather. Full refunds are issued for cancelled classes. We make every effort to notify students of postponements and cancellations at least 24 hours before the first scheduled class. Dates and times are subject to change as necessary.

The Suwanee Arts Center may elect to postpone a class in order to accept additional registrations to meet minimum enrollment requirements.

REFUNDS

To withdraw from a class and receive a refund, the request must be made at least 7 days prior to the first day of your class/camp.

ABSENTEE POLICY

Make-up classes and credit for missed classes are different for each class. Please see instructor for details.

CLASSES & CAMP POLICIES

We do not provide supervision of children before or after classes. We ask that you arrive promptly to all programs and do not leave children unattended. For parents who are late picking-up their child, Suwanee Arts Center will charge a $1.00 per minute late fee. The Suwanee Arts Center reserves the right to substitute instructors when necessary.

Classes may be canceled due to inclement weather or Gwinnett County Public School weather/holiday closings.