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~ Wonderful Wednesdays ~

Workshops geared for children aged 10-15 will be offeredby the CAC's expert Teaching Artists in a variety of creative art forms on these Wednesdays: July 13th, 20th, and 27th, from 2 - 4 pm. The cost is $10 per workshop - which includes all materials - or $8 for CAC members; pre-registration is required at the CAC.  Call 770-949-2787 for more information.

Live and Learn!

The Cultural Arts Center offers a variety of classes for many interests and levels of experience.  Some classes are offered at the Arts Center, some at Recreation Centers in the community.  Explore your own creativity with our expert teaching artists and have fun doing it! 

Call 770-949-2787 for more information.
Registration for summer classes is May 20th - 31st.

photography  mosaic tables printmaking   claymation   music  painting  stained glass cartoons

Thanks to ARG! Cartoon Animation Studio for the dancing letters.

Summer Art Classes at the CAC


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8652 Campbellton Street
Douglasville, GA
770/949-ARTS (2787)

CLAYMATION & STOP-ACTION MOVIE MAKING
with MISTI FREEMAN ~ NEW!

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(for students 10-15 years old)
Mondays, 10 am – noon
6/6 - 7/18/2005  (no class during week following the Fourth of July)

Learn to create movies using clay figures and found objects such as Barbies and G.I. Joes. Have you ever wondered how movies such as Chicken Run, Wallace and Grommet, and Gumby were created? This class teaches you the basics that you need to know to make your own claymation and stop-action movie.

$90 for 6 sessions plus an estimated $10 for materials (all students must bring a video camera and tape to participate).

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"MUSIC TOGETHER" with PAMELA DILLARD

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Creative Discovery through Music Together
      for Very Young Children and Their Parents

(from birth to four ½ years old, with parent)
Tuesdays, 9:15 - 10 am and 10:15 - 11 am
6/7/2005 – 7/26/2005
Music Together is a research-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum developed by the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, New Jersey. Incorporating playful activities and caregiver participation, Music Together is an informal way of experiencing music, singing, rhythm chants and movement while having lots of fun! Activities focus on the children, while showing caregivers how to be musical and helping them to nurture their childrens' natural love of music.

$135 for the eight-week session includes all materials (professionally recorded CD & cassette tape, illustrated songbook, instruments & musical props provided)

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PAINTING with CAROL MacDONALD

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French Impressionist Style Oil Painting for Adults

Thursdays, 7 - 9:30 pm
6/9 - 7/7/2005
Do you love the Impressionist style of painting? Are your favorite artists Monet, Degas, Seurat, Cassat and Renoir? If so, this class is for you. We will learn the French Impressionist masters' techniques and discover the power of color and composition in oil paintings.

$55 for six sessions, plus an additional $50-$70 in materials including paint, brushes, palette and easel.

Watercolor Painting for Adults

Wednesdays, 7 - 9:30 pm
6/8 – 7/6/2005
Learn the basics of watercolor ~ brush strokes, washes, paper sizing, and more! Our instructor studied watercolor in the style of Charles Reid and worked with noted painter Janet Fish. Learn all about these masters' techniques in a class for novice painters and those with experience in the medium.

$55 for six sessions plus materials costs including paint, brushes, palette and easel.

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CARTOONING & COMIC BOOK DRAWING with JOE FALLIGAN

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Cartooning & Comic Book Art for Younger Kids

(for students 7-12 years old)
Thursdays, 4:30 to 6 pm (ongoing)
6/2/2005 - 7/7/2005
Learn how to draw your favorite action heroes, create your own cartoon characters, and find out how to tell a story with pictures in this exciting drawing adventure taught by our very own super hero, expert illustrator Joseph Falligan.
$90.00 for six sessions

Cartooning & Comic Book Art for Older Kids

(for students 13 years old and up)
Thursdays, 6 - 8 pm (ongoing)
6/2/2005 - 7/7/2005
Learn how to draw your favorite action heroes, create your own cartoon characters, and find out how to tell a story with pictures in this exciting drawing adventure taught by our very own super hero, expert illustrator Joseph Falligan.
$90.00 for six sessions

Sketching for Adults - Adult Beginner Class

Tuesdays, 6 - 8 pm(ongoing)
6/7/2005 – 7/5/2005
Ever wondered if you could draw? Here's your opportunity to explore and develop that hidden talent. Artist Joseph Falligan will help you understand the basic principles, assist you with techniques and open your eyes to the artist within.
$75 for six sessions

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PHOTOGRAPHY with JENNIFER JULIAN

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Creative Photography for Young People

(for students 10 – 15 years old)
Tuesdays, 4 - 6 pm
6/28/2005 - 8/2/2005

We will learn what it means to see with your camera; how to express yourself through photography. There will be classes on the fundamentals of art (composition, shape, line and form, etc.) and how they apply to photography, weekly assignments and group critiques. This class is about possibilities, not boundaries!!
$110 for six sessions

CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY (for Adults)

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
6/28/2005 – 8/2/2005

This class is for those with digital cameras and for those that use film, for those who like to use 'automatic' and for those who want to explore manual controls. There will be will be a class photo shoot, a field, classes on the fundamentals of art (composition, shape, line, form, etc.) and how they apply to photography, weekly assignments and group critiques. This class is about possibilities, not boundaries!
$110 for six sessions

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STAINED GLASS with MACK PORTER (for adults)

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Saturdays, 10 am - noon
6/4/2005 - 7/16/2005 (no class on Fourth of July weekend)

It's back! Adults and advanced high school students will learn to design and create a stained glass panel with individualized assistance during this excellent introduction to the art of stained glass at the Wynn Building. Instruction will include design, cutting, fitting and construction of glass panels. The class covers awareness of styles of stained glass, i.e. classical, art nouveau, art deco, Victorian, modern and abstract.

$75.00 for six sessions plus an estimated $60 for materials (due at the first class).

WORKSHOPS


MOSAIC TABLE MAKING WORKSHOP with HELEN HEDWIG

Meet the Instructor

Wednesday & Thursday evenings, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
June 22 & June 23

Back by popular demand! Learn how to make an unique mosaic design for a small table in two evening learning sessions! Everything you need to create a beautiful end table with a mosaic top on a metal base for your home is provided with expert instruction from one of our area’s most accomplished and experienced ceramic artists.

$50 for the two-night workshop plus $30 for materials (due at the first class)

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PRINT MAKING WORKSHOP FOR KIDS with MARIANA DEPETRIS

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(for students 9 - 12 years old)
Wednesday & Thursday, 4 – 7 pm
June 1st & June 2nd

In this two-session workshop students will explore the world of relief printmaking by creating stamps first, then an actual block using different tools and gauges. We will focus on working with values and contrast. Each student will finish by printing a small edition that will be collated and bound into a small book. We will decorate the books with exotic papers and beads. At the end of class we will bind all of their work into a book.

$75 for the two-session workshop plus a materials fee of $15 (due at the first class).


Art Classes winding down at Jessie Davis Park

co-sponsored by the CAC*
7775 Malone Street , Douglasville
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HISTORIC DOWNTOWN DOUGLASVILLE MURALS with JOE FALLIGAN

(for students 11 - 17 years old)
Wednesdays, 5 - 6:30 pm
4/13 - 5/17/2005

Learn how to paint murals working from historical photographs of our hometown with expert illustrator Joseph Falligan. The series of murals created by participating young artists will be installed in vacant storefronts of the historic downtown district in a project sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority.

$30 for the six-week session including all materials

DECORATIVE DESIGN IN MULTI-MEDIA with MACK PORTER

(for senior citizens)
Mondays, 10 - 11:30 am
4/11 - 5/15/2005

Participating seniors will learn about decorative design and select projects from a variety of mediums including floorcloths (painted canvases used as small area rugs), stained glass window medallions and other crafts from Mack Porter. Designs and drawings will emphasize repetition, color schemes, historical styles and composition to create a wonderful unique art object to be used and

$30 for six sessions including all materials


Art Classes winding down at Hunter Park

co-sponsored by the CAC*
8830 Gurley Road, Douglasville
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PHOTOGRAPHY with JENNIFER JULIAN

Creative Photography for Young People

(for students 10 – 15 years old)
Tuesdays, 4 - 6 pm
3/22/2005 - 5/3/2005

We will learn what it means to see with your camera; how to express yourself through photography. There will be classes on the fundamentals of art (composition, shape, line and form, etc.) and how they apply to photography, weekly assignments and group critiques. This class is about possibilities, not boundaries!!
$110 for six sessions (no class April 5th)

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INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING, PAINTING & CARTOONING with PAM KELSEY

(for students 9 - 12 years old)
Fridays, 4 – 5:30 pm
4/15 – 5/20/2005

Children will join one of Hunter Park's most popular instructors for a creative experience – drawing with charcoals, pastel and pens, painting with watercolor and tempera, and learning about cartooning, telling a story in pictures. Elements of composition, color, texture and scale will be explored.
$60.00 for six sessions including all materials

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BEGINNING IN CLAY with HELEN HEDWIG

(for students 7 - 10 years old)
Tuesdays, 4 -5:30 p.m.
4/12 - 5/16/2005

Helen Helwig's students will learn a variety of sculpture and hand-building techniques using stoneware clay. This is a fun and easy class with a material (clay) that is exciting and satisfying to use. We will create slab bowls with textural and stamping techniques. We will create small sculptures using modeling and carving methods. Small jewelry pieces and beads are easy to make using these clay techniques. After the pieces are created and dried, they will be fired in a kiln. Then the students will learn glazing techniques to finish their clay pieces.

$60 for the six-week session includes materials


* The classes at Hunter Park and Jessie Davis Park were supported by a Fast Track grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts awarded to the Douglasville Department of Parks and Recreation and cosponsored by the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County.


Coming this Fall ~ More classes & workshops!
Reserve your spot now by calling 770-949-arts (2787)

Meet all of the CAC's Teaching Artists ~ click here for brief bios.

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Please contact the Cultural Arts Council for more information at 770-949-2787.   Live and Learn!

The programs of the Cultural Arts Center are supported in part by the City of Douglasville and the Douglas County Commission, and by the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations from the General Assembly. The Georgia Council for the Arts is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that "a great nation deserves great art."

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