Visual Arts

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Registration PortalDepartment Guidelines

Creative Arts Guild COVID Guidelines

For more information or questions, contact Savannah Thomas at or 706.279.3129.


Art Talk - Paul Caponigro: The Impact + Influence
Thursday, February 18; 6:30pm

Join exhibiting photographers Paul Caponigro, David Dennard, and Pradip Malde in a virtual panel discussion led by Gallery Director Savannah Thomas. Admission is free, but registration is encouraged. More information and a link to register is coming soon!

Art Classes for Children and Teens

Discovering Art — Waugh Street

Children will have the opportunity to learn about art while experimenting with a variety of media. Students will learn how to express their imaginations while exploring drawing, painting, sculpture, and fine craft techniques. Each child will create multiple artworks while gaining a better understanding of the creative process. 

5-9 Years Wednesdays 4-5 pm 520 W Waugh St $120/9-Week Session $10 Supply Fee/Session Sarah Carnline
10-13 Years Wednesdays 5-6 pm 520 W Waugh St $120/9-Week Session

$10 Supply Fee/Session

Sarah Carnline
Painting Exploration for Teens

Not Meeting Jan 7 - Mar 4
Classes Resume March 11th

In this class watercolor, acrylic, and oil paints will be introduced and used. While this is a structured course on painting methods, students' interests on subject matters will be taken into consideration.

Contact the instructor, Sandra Babb, at for more information.

12 & Up Thursdays 4 - 5:30 pm 520 W Waugh St $180/9-Week Session $20 Supply Fee/Session Sandra Babb

Art Classes for Adults: 

Adult Acrylic (Beginner - Advanced)

Not Meeting Jan 7 - Mar 4
Classes Resume March 11th

This course focuses on acrylic painting techniques, materials, color theory, and composition. This course will be taught with the knowledge that discoveries will follow naturally, and technique and color will be emphasized. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students are welcome.
A materials list will be provided. Contact the instructor, Sandra Babb, at with questions.

18 Years
and Older


10 am - 12 pm 520 W Waugh St $135/Session
Sandra Babb
Live Model Open Studio (All Levels Welcome)

Our Live Model Open Studio provides an opportunity for artists of every level to practice the principles of line, mass, composition, anatomy, foreshortening, values, color, and other components of classical fine art. This is where artists can directly apply their chosen tactile medium across many styles, engaging in the practice of visually translating the spirit and meaning of the human form. Feel free to sketch, draw, sculpt, or paint – odorless solvents only. 

18 Years
and Older

Contact Savannah Thomas
with questions regarding
upcoming sessions:

9am-12pm 520 W Waugh St $30 Drop-In Students
Sandra Babb
Adult Potter (Beginner and Advanced)

This six-week adult pottery class offers an introduction to clay, hand-building techniques and the use of the potter’s wheel. For questions and more information about the class, contact the instructors, Dan and Mary DeFoor, at


April 5, 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10

6:30 - 8 pm 520 W Waugh St $115/Session $30 Supply Fee/Session Dan and Mary DeFoor

April 5, 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10

5:30 - 8 pm 520 W Waugh St $150/Session $30 Supply Fee/Session Dan and Mary DeFoor


More Art Opportunities:

Private Art Lessons
Private art lessons are available for students of all ages. With private lessons, the students can concentrate on any medium they choose. The student will meet one-on-one with the art instructor weekly.

If you are interested in taking private art lessons, please call 706.278.0168 or 706.217.6677.
$30 per hour

Art Parties
Celebrate birthdays and other special occasions with an Art Party at the Creative Arts Guild! We can accommodate any age and build a custom themed party and art activity just for you! What medium does the child or adult particularly enjoy? We will create an art activity specifically to fit that interest. The party includes 1 hour of instruction time and all the supplies needed to create a work of art for each guest to take home and an additional 30 minutes for party time. We will supply paper products.

Call  706.278.0168 for more information and to check available times.
$200 for up to ten guests, $15 for each additional guests. $100 deposit required to hold the date.

Visual Art Department Guidelines:

Visit our Registration Portal to signup for a class. Registration is taken throughout the year and on first come-first served basis. A $30 Yearly Registration Fee will be charged at time of Registration for fall classes.

Sessions and Tuition
Visual Art sessions are 9-weeks. Students enrolling into session classes will be enrolled in all 4 sessions at the time of registration. Your account will automatically be billed for the subsequent sessions two weeks prior to the start date. Subsequent session must be paid the week before the session starts to secure your spot in the class. If payment is not made by the time the session starts, the student will be dropped from the class. This is to ensure fairness to all students as we have waiting lists for several of our classes. If you are not planning on attending all sessions, please let the front desk know so that your spot will be released from future sessions and your account will not be billed.

Session 1: August 12 — October 11

Session 2: October 14 — December 20
(Please Note: No Classes The Week of Thanksgiving)

Session 3: January 6 — March 6

Session 4: March 8 — May 15
(Please Note: No Classes March 30 - April 3)

Summer Session: June 1 - July 31
(Please Note: No Classes June 29 - July 3)

Makeup Classes
If a teacher cannot attend a class they will arrange for a substitute and in the event that no substitute can be found, the teacher may offer a makeup class the event that classes are canceled due to inclement weather, classes will be made up at the discretion of the teacher. For more questions about makeup classes or our makeup policy please email

Guild Policies and Procedures

Registration Fees
Each Visual Arts, Gymnastics, Dance and Music family is charged a registration fee of $30 per family per year. This fee helps to cover administrative costs, overhead, and to offset the cost of the online registration system throughout the year. This fee also holds your student's spot in their class. Registration fees are billed once yearly per family and covers all members of the household in any Guild classes with which they participate.

Withdrawal Policy
Registering for a class and/or lesson is a commitment to attend as scheduled. Visual Art classes are billed in session so the Guild must be notified before the next session begins. Students withdrawing from a session after the session has started are responsible for those sessions fees.