ART

CLASSES

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

The NGAA Center for the Arts 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.

CALLIGRAPHY WRITING CLASS - FULL

Ages 16+

Learn to write in calligraphy - making signs, gift tags, note cards, envelopes, etc.

January 14, 21, 28, and February 4 | 6:15 to 7:45 PM

Instructed by D. Brinkley

Members $75 & Non-members $90

(plus $10 supply fee paid to instructor)

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.

February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2020 | 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)

ART CULTURE: DRAWING & PAINTING

Class Size 4-10 | Ages 7-12

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: January 14 – February 18 | 5:00 to 6:30 pm 

Instructed by N. Andreas

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

INTRO TO WOODCARVING

Ages 16+

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

Tuesdays: January 14 – February 18 | 7:00 to 9:00 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)

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.

January 18 or February 15 | 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 NGAA 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.

January 25 or March 21 | 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 NGAA member, cost is $120.00 combined)

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

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!

March 7th | 9:00 to 12:00 pm

Instructed by C. Anderson

Members $30 & Non-members $40

Ages 16+   Class size 3-5

POTTERY WHEEL CLASS - FULL

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

Mondays - (8 weeks) January 27 - March 16 [FULL]

Thursdays (8 weeks) January 16 – March 5 [FULL]

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

Members $205 & Non-members $235 (Includes $25 supply fee)

HANDBUILDING WITH CLAY SLABS

Ages 16+ 

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

Thursday (3 weeks) March 12, 19, and 26, 2020 | 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Instructed by R. Shivers

Members $75 & Non-members $90

OPEN STUDIO CLAY – POTTERY WHEEL INDEPENDENT STUDY

Throw clay on the Pottery Wheel working on your own guidance and projects. Students must have special permission from the Education Director to register for this class

Thursday (3 weeks) March 12, 19, and 26, 2020 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Members $75 & Non-members $90

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 through PayPal are accepted and are automatically deposited.

CANCELLATIONS

The North Gwinnett Arts Association 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 North Gwinnett Arts Association 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, North Gwinnett Arts Association will charge a $1.00 per minute late fee.

The North Gwinnett Arts Association 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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