If you have always enjoyed drawing but you want to be able to create something worth framing, consider signing up for a sketching class. You owe it to yourself to take some time on a regular basis to recharge and develop your artistic side. Even if you don’t end up as the next Picasso, drawing is a great release from the tensions of the day. These classes, located around Atlanta, can also help you develop an appreciation for artwork as you visit galleries and museums in the future.

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
980 Briarcliff Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 872-5338

Callanwolde is a beautiful facility located in an historic building in Midtown, the perfect spot to develop your artistic inspirations. The center offers a variety of arts classes for children and adults, including beginning and intermediate drawing, watercolor, figure drawing, freehand drawing and more. There are even classes in Chinese brush painting if you want to expand your talents in a more exotic direction. Members of the center receive a 10-percent discount on classes, so if you are going to take a few classes, it may merit joining.

Art Institute Of Atlanta
6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30328
(770) 394-8300

Of course, the Art Institute of Atlanta is another great place to look for drawing and sketching classes. There are a variety of classes in all aspects of visual art, including drawing, 3D design, color theory, art and visual culture, and more. You can talk with a representative of the school to find out what classes are the best for your particular level and interests. There are two locations, one in Dunwoody and one in Decatur.

Spruill Center For The Arts
5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30338
(770) 394-3447

The Spruill Center is one of Dunwoody’s most welcoming sights, with its large sign assuring visitors that everything will be okay. This artistic center has classes throughout the year in various types of media. There are classes available for adults, teens and children, at all levels. You can choose from visiting artist workshops, regular classes or short and sweet workshops for a more intensive experience.

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Emory University
201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
(404) 727-6123

Emory is one of Atlanta’s best universities, and naturally it is a great place to explore some additional education. The university offers a variety of art classes, including beginning drawing, at a cost of $180. The next session begins March 17 and ends May 5, 2015. You will learn from an experienced instructor and develop basic drawing techniques and analytical skills. And, of course, you’ll have fun!

di Domizio’s Art Center
6030 Sandy Springs Circle
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(770) 634-7082

Chris di Domizio offers an academic program in drawing and painting at a cost of $225 for eight weeks. The classes are three hours long and are offered several days a week to fit your schedule. There are students of all levels in each class, so beginners don’t need to be shy about joining. This class’s goal is to help you express your personal message through your creations.

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