Visual Arts

Classes/Workshops & Registration Portal

Registration PortalSpecial WorkshopsDepartment Guidelines

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

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. 

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

6-13 Years Wednesdays and Fridays 4-5 pm 520 W Waugh St $105/ 8-Week Session $10/Session Savannah Thomas 
Painting Exploration for Teens

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 Tuesdays and Thursdasy Time TBA 520 W Waugh St $155/ 8-Week Session $20/Session Sandra Babb

Art Classes for Adults: 

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. Contact Savannah Thomas with questions:

18 Years
and Older
July 11 9am-12pm 520 W Waugh St $30 Drop-In Student
Sandra Babb

Summer Camps and Classes:

Children and Teens Art Camps, 520 W Waugh Street

Morning Art Camps for Young Artists (Ages 5 - 9)

Session 1, July 6 – 9: Art in Nature with Melissa Herz
Session 2, July 13 – 16: Painting Puppies & Collaging Kitties with Sandra Babb
Session 3, July 20 – 23: “My Kid Could Do That!” with Savannah Thomas
Session 4, July 27 – 30: Out of This World Art with Melissa Herz

$160/Week, Includes Supplies
10% Discount Offered for Siblings or Enrollment in Multiple Weeks. Please Call to Register and Receive Discount.

Ages 5 - 8 Monday - Thursday 9 am - 12 pm 520 W Waugh St $160/Week
Afternoon Art Camps for Preteens (Ages 10 -14)

Session 1, July 6 – 9: Art in Nature with Melissa Herz
Session 2, July 13 – 16: Painting Puppies & Collaging Kitties with Sandra Babb
Session 3, July 20 – 23: Adventures in Art with Paula Plott Gregg
Session 4, July 27 – 30: Out of This World Art with Melissa Herz

$160/Week, Includes Supplies
10% Discount Offered for Siblings or Enrollment in Multiple Weeks. Please Call to Register and Receive Discount.

Ages 10 -14 Monday - Thursday 1 pm - 4 pm 520 W Waugh St $160/Week

Art in Nature
Art in Nature campers will explore their natural surrounding and experiment with art making using both found objects in nature and repurposed items. Guided by Melissa Herz, they will spend their week learning new skills and creating a collection of artworks inspired by their observations of the world around them.

Painting Puppies & Collaging Kitties
Join the Creative Arts Guild for this exciting new Art Camp! Each day, a special animal friend will visit the class from Animal Hospital of Whitfield County. Campers will enjoy a special lesson about the visiting animal led by veterinary staff before creating a new masterpiece inspired by their friend of the day. A piece from each camper will be selected to be made into a print to hang in the lobby of Animal Hospital of Whitfield County.

“My Kid Could Do That!” (Ages 5 – 9 Only)
Taught by Creative Arts Guild Gallery Director, Savannah Thomas, this camp will explore art through the lens of line, color, pattern, and texture. Your child will have fun creating stimulating work with a variety of materials and mediums while learning about abstract expressionism, pop art, and folk art.

Adventures in Art (Ages 9 – 14 Only)
Join Paula Plott Gregg for this adventure-filled four-day camp as students explore and challenge themselves with new techniques. Student artists will have fun — and get a little messy — as they embark on creative projects using clay, collage, wood, and mixed media to make their own masterpieces.

Out of This World Art
Over the course of this four-day camp, we will delve into space and learn more about the universe around us. Combining art, science, and LOTS of imagination, campers will be creating works of art that are truly out of this world!


Adventures in Acrylic Painting with Bradley Wilson

Let go and begin making paintings that are bold, expressive, and satisfying.  We’ll explore acrylic painting techniques that will open a world of creative possibilities.  Learn how to paint faster than your “inner critic” can judge (which will vastly improve your paintings), and discover compositional and color-mixing secrets that will make your paintings look amazing. This workshop will inspire both beginners and those with previous painting experience.

For more info and a detailed supply list, please contact Bradley Wilson, at

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Friday - Sunday, June 5 - 7

10 am - 4:30 pm $110 + $10 Supply Fee (Paid to Instructor)
Monday - Friday, June 29 - July 3 10 am - 4:30 pm $175 + $20 Supply Fee (Paid to Instructor)
Friday - Sunday, August 7 - 9 10 am - 4:30 pm $110 + $10 Supply Fee (Paid to Instructor)


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.