Sautee Nacoochee, GA

HERITAGE SERIES: Bobbin Lace Bookmarktip
HERITAGE SERIES: Bobbin Lace Bookmark
Instructor Nancy Baldwin

Lace making has been around since antiquity. There are many ways to make it and many types of bobbins to use. Many of those bobbins are quite beautiful! Come learn how to make a bookmark out of bobbin lace. Nancy will have everything you need to complete this fun and functional project!

The class is another installment in our Heritage Art and Craft Series. Call Jim Thomas at 706-878-3300 for more information.

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Date: Saturday, January 13, 2024
Time: 10am to 2pm.
Place: SNC Art Studio
Registration Fee (pay to SNCA): $45
Supply Fee (pay to instructor): $10
Ages: adults, children over 10 with enrolled adult
Minimum Class size: 2
Maximum Class size: 6
Registration deadline: Wednesday, January 10 at 5pm

Instructor Tom Slavicek

You will have time to make a leather shoulder bag of your choice, or choose from any of the following projects: Leather belt, wallet, passport wallet, journal, phone belt pouch, drawstring pouch, lady's wallet, clutch purse and more.

Depending on the project you will be able to learn techniques of cutting leather and stitching styles. If desired, you can learn how to use a wood burning tool to inscribe a design directly on to the leather and then colorize it.

All leathers, materials, tools and instructions are provided, along with templates. No artistic ability is necessary, nor is any previous leather working experience. You do not need to bring anything except lunch, enthusiasm, and your desire to make something beautiful.

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Dates: Tuesday, January 30
Time: 10am to 4:00pm (Bring a snack or lunch)
Place: SNC Art Studio
Cost: $85 +$15 Art Supplies Fee provided by Instructor
ClassMinimum: 5
ClassMaximum: 12
RegistrationDeadline: January 25 at 5:00pm, $25 deposit required to hold your space
To register contact : Jim Thomas at 706-878-3300

Instructor Gene Pease

No experience necessary! In about 4 hours, with no prior skill and very little preparation, you'll learn:

  • Tools needed to make a basic coiled fabric basket
  • Basics of coiled fabric basket construction
  • One or two fabric basket stitches
  • How to finish a basic coiled fabric basket

By the time the class is finished, you will have created 1 coiled fabric basket about 3 inches wide x 4 inches tall with straight sides. No sewing with needle and thread, no machine or glue required!

Gene's fabric baskets are made the old fashioned way - with a twist. She covers a cordage with beautiful fabrics just like they did in the olden days. She also weaves the fabric in and around the coils just like they did in the olden days. No sewing machine, sewing needle, thread or glue is used in the making of these baskets. The new twist is that instead of cotton cordage or grass cordage, she uses plastic shopping bags! She stretches those ubiquitous bags out, rolls them up, then hides them so no one will ever see those bags again. She's hidden about 7,000 plastic bags in beautiful fabric baskets!

Gene's appreciation for textiles and creative talents include hand weaving, wet and needle felting, crochet, twining, cross stitch, ribbon and floss embroidery and the very old fashioned filet lace.

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Dates: Friday, February 9, 2024
Time: 10am - 2:00pm
Place: SNC Art Studio
Cost: $65. All materials are supplied.
ClassMinimum: 2
ClassMaximum: 8
Registration: Contact Jim Thomas 706-878 3300
Registration deadline: Wednesday, February 6 at 5pm

HERITAGE SERIES: Macrame, A knotty look at sailors!tip
HERITAGE SERIES: Macrame, A knotty look at sailors!
Instructor Cherica Voyles

Macrame is a relaxing and meditative fiber art technique of typing knots in a cord to make designs. We'll cover a tiny bit of history, the creative process and basic knots. You will make both a small and a large piece during this full day class.

The class is an installment in our Heritage Art and Craft Series. Call Jim Thomas at 706-878-3300 for more information.

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Dates: Saturday, March 9
Time: 9am to 4pm. Please bring lunch or snacks!
Place: SNC Art Studio
Registration Fee (pay to SNCA): $90
Supply Fee (pay to instructor): $25
Ages: adults only
Minimum Class size: 4
Maximum Class size: 10
Registration deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 5pm


Meditation is said to be mind's gift to itself. In this 15-to-20-minute guided meditation beginners as well as advanced practitioners will use breath, visualization, and mantra to rest in the nature of mind. A brief introductory talk will be given for those new to meditation and/or curious about basic Buddhist principles. We will have a few available cushions but bringing your own can only help. There is no charge, but donations for the space and tea are happily accepted. Contact Eric Graves at with any questions.

Dates: Wednesdays
Time: 7:00-8:00pm
Place: Community Hall
Cost: donation welcome


Bring your supplies, what you want to paint and join the camaraderie of other local artists. There is not a set fee for these classes. However, donations are welcome.

Please contact Allison Hawkins at or Cathy Bente at to let them know you will be attending no later than noon on the Wednesday, the day before the class. Limited space, so we need to know how many will be coming to paint. Thanks! Have fun!

Dates: every Thursday
Time: 1pm-4pm
Place: SNC Studio
Cost: no set fee. However, donations are welcome.
ClassMaximum: 12

Instructor Charlene Hammersen

The yoga classes offered will be a blend between Hatha Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, and Meditative practices. Each week we will explore one or a blend of these styles. Please bring a yoga mat, yoga blocks, a blanket or towel, and a bolster if you have one.

Contact information for Charlene Hammersen: 706-892-7211 or The fee for this class is by donation.

Dates: Mondays
Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Place: Community Hall
Cost: donation requested