Maybe you’ve seen the movie “Ghost” a few too many times or maybe you’ve always had the desire to express yourself in clay. The new year is a great time to try out a new hobby. Give ceramics a shot at one of the many arts studios located around town. Picking up a new skill is an easier resolution to keep than that annual diet, right? The classes also make a great gift for the friend who seems to have everything.
Spruill Center for the Arts
5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA, 30338
(770) 394-3447 Ext. 233
The Spruill Center for the Arts is conveniently located near Perimeter Mall, and you’ll quickly find yourself enchanted by this little community. The center has a wide range of classes available for all experience levels. Whether you want to get started throwing pots or you’re more into the magic of mosaics, there is a class you will enjoy. Check out the website for the full schedule – weekday, weekend and evening classes are all available.
175 Laredo Drive
Decatur, GA 30030
Mudfire has a different approach to ceramics education. Rather than the structured class schedules of other organizations, Mudfire prefers a more laid-back approach. Whatever your level of ceramics experience, you can pop in to the studios and find your own space to work at your convenience. There are free demonstrations and loosely organized small educational seminars as well, but the real push with this group is to interact with the other artists and develop relationships to enhance your experience.
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art
30 Atlanta St. S.E.
Marietta, GA 30060
The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art offers several different adult art classes, including an open ceramics studio class. During this four-week session, students of all levels will have access to an experienced instructor who will guide them through making whatever creations they wish to form. The class begins on January 16 and is held on Thursday evenings. Discounts are available for members of the museum.
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John’s Creek Arts Center
6290 Abbotts Bridge Road, Building 700
Johns Creek, GA 30097
The John’s Creek Arts Center has one of the most expansive schedules of art classes offered in Atlanta. Whether you are strictly into ceramics or you would like to explore other methods of pottery, the center has classes for all skill and experience levels. Check out the website for more specific information regarding the class schedules. These are also among the more affordable classes offered.
Callenwolde Fine Arts Center
980 Briarcliff Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30306
If you live or work in Midtown, Callenwolde may be the most convenient spot for you to indulge your artistic side. Among the many artistic offerings at the center are adult pottery classes. This is the place to go to act out your Demi Moore sculpting visions from “Ghost.” Discounts are available for members. Contact the center by telephone for specific class information and schedules.
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