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.

BRUSH PEN CALLIGRAPHY - ZOOM CLASS

Ages 16+ 

Learn the basics of Copperplate Calligraphy in four ZOOM sessions. Using a brush pen

you will practice the basic strokes, apply the strokes to letters, and then connect letters.

This calligraphy class builds a strong foundation for script style lettering. The skills

learned will enable you to create lovely gift tags, notecards, envelopes, and signs.

Dates: Tueday CANCELLED

Time:  6:00 - 7:30 pm

Instructed by D. Brinkley

SAC Members $70 /  Non SAC members $85 (plus $10 supply fee paid to instructor)

Pick up Calligraphy supply kit in Art Center 

PHOTOGRAPHY WITH YOUR SMART PHONE

Ages 16+ 

Capture quick photos and up your photo composition with this photography session using your iPhone/Smartphone. Everyone uses their phone to take memories of family, places, and things to remember - now make those photos better!

CANCELED | 9:00 to 12:00 pm

Instructed by C. Anderson

Members $30 & Non-members $40

INTRO TO PHOTOGRAPHY PART 1

Ages 16+

Making your photos better through a hands-on camera class with a professional photographer, explore the elements of photography, instruction through field trip explorations, types of composition, assessment, light effects, subject focus, etc.

CANCELED | 9 to 4 PM

Instructed by C. Anderson

Members $70 & Non-members $90

(If registering for BOTH Intro Photography Part 1 and Part 2 sessions as a SAC member, cost is $120.00 combined)

Gallery morning and Town Center Park afternoon. Return to the Gallery from 3-4 pm.

INTRO TO PHOTOGRAPHY PART 2

This is the second session of the Photography course and students may register for this session after taking Part 1 or by taking a previous photography class with this instructor.

CANCELED | 9 to 4 PM

Instructed by C. Anderson

Members $70 & Non-members $90

(If registering for BOTH Intro Photography Part 1 and Part 2 sessions as a SAC member, cost is $120.00 combined)

Gallery morning and Town Center Park afternoon. Return to the Gallery from 3-4 pm.

DRAWING CLASS

Ages 16+ | Class Size 4-8

A basic to intermediate class demonstrating to beginners that they CAN draw better than they ever thought, and more experienced artists will enjoy and benefit from the drawing exercises and practice. The visual sketching exercises are aimed at increasing proficiency and range from simple to more complex.

CANCELED | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Instructed by L. Brady

Members $85 & non-members $105

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

WATER COLOR CLASS

Ages 16+ | Class Size 4-8

Beginning to Intermediate instruction learning brush handling, importance of values, the absolute magic of color blending that happens only with watercolor, and some composition study.  Many fun exercises will emphasize material learned.

CANCELED | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Instructed by L. Brady

Members $85 & non-members $105

(students responsible for own supplies: Paints - Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue,
Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium yellow (medium) [optional Burnt Sienna and Raw Sienna or Yellow Ochre]; Brushes - Various sizes, large to small, flat and round; watercolor paper pad, sketchbook, pencil)

ART CULTURE: DRAWING & PAINTING

Class Size 4-10 | Ages 6-12

Discover the world through art! Hands on projects that improve your child’s drawing and painting skills via a wide range of media – clay, watercolor, acrylics, oil, pastel, and mixed media.

Tuesdays: CANCELED| 5:00 to 6:15 pm 

Instructed by N. Andreas

Members $125 & non-members $140 (supply fee included)

INTRO TO WOODCARVING

Entry Level | Ages 16+

Learn to carve and paint a miniature canvasback decoy.  Students must provide pencil and measuring device. 6 week session.

Wednesdays: CANCELED | 6:00 to 8:00 pm 

Instructed by G. Weeks, Master Carver

Members $135 & non-members $160 

Supply costs (paid to teacher $40.00 for knife, wood, sandpaper, paint, brush)

Ages 16+   Class size 3-5

POTTERY WHEEL CLASS

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

Mondays - CANCELED

Thursdays - CANCELED

from 6:30 - 8:30 pm | Instructed by R. Shivers

Members $160 & Non-members $185 (Includes $25 supply fee)

HANDBUILDING WITH CLAY SLABS - in person class FULL

(maximum students 6)

Learn the beginning fundamentals of working with clay slabs including forming, texturing, and joining.

Date: Thursday (3 weeks) October 15, 22, and November 5

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm (CLASS FULL)

Instructed by: R. Shivers

SAC Members $75 / Non SAC members $90

Registration deadline - October 8

INTRO TO PHOTOGRAPHY PART 2

This is the second session of the Photography course and students may register for this session after taking Part 1 or by taking a previous photography class with this instructor.

Saturday CANCELED | 9 to 4 PM

Instructed by C. Anderson

Members $70 & Non-members $90

Gallery morning and Town Center Park afternoon. Return to the Gallery from 3-4 pm.

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. 

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