Sautee Nacoochee, GA

ADULT CLASSES

MOVING THE HORIZON
AND RAISING THE BAR

The Center offers varied programs for young adults to seniors. Our goal is to offer opportunities for continued growth and self expression - Visual Arts, Music and Dance, and Physical Fitness not to mention special presentations on all manner of things to enrich your life and make the most of your experience.

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Check out all the activities listed below and sign up for a new experience by calling the center at 706-878-3300.

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FABRIC BASKET CLASS
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.

More information

Dates: Saturday, August 13
Time: 10am - 2:00pm
Place: SNC Art Studio
Cost: $65. All materials are supplied.
Lunch: Bring a snack or your lunch
ClassMinimum: 2
ClassMaximum: 8
Registration: Contact Jim Thomas 706-878 3300
Registration deadline: Wednesday, August 10

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ENCAUSTIC LANDSCAPE CLASS
Instructor Donna Persinger

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Dates: Saturday, Sept 10
Time: 1:00 - 4:00pm
Place: SNC Art Studio
Cost: $75 class fee, includes all materials. Prepayment required.
ClassMinimum: 3
ClassMaximum: 10
Registration: Contact Jim Thomas 706-878 3300
Registration deadline: Wednesday, Sept 7

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Instructor Dawn Columbo

Clay leaves are easy to create from air dry clay, and they are beautiful as jewelry or decor. You may make approximately three leaves, depending on size. Leaves will be available, or you can find and bring your own (small to medium size).

The first class will concentrate on creating the clay leaves. In the second class you will paint and varnish the leaves to resemble nature, or any inspiration. Strings and cords will be available. We will discuss ways to display them as decor.

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Dates: 2 Saturdays, Sept 17 & 24
Time: 10:30am to noon
Place: SNC Art Studio
Part One Cost Sept 17: $30 class fee, includes all materials.
Part Two Cost Sept 24: $20 class fee, includes all materials.
ClassMaximum: 10
Registration: Contact Jim Thomas 706-878 3300

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Workshop: Plein Air Painting Made Simple
Instructor George Van Hook

Participants will be meeting on location and painting all day from 9 to 4 with a lunch break. Workshop includes live demos and individual attention. Please bring your own plein air equipment, supports and media (oil, watercolor, acrylic). We will begin each day with a demo by the artist. At that time, he will discuss composition, laying out the pallet, proper use of materials and all other aspects of plein air painting. We will then break into groups and paint individually. George will then provide individual instruction helping solve the issues for each artist.

After lunch, George will do a quick demo to refresh the ideas presented at the start. Painters will begin a second painting for the afternoon with additional individual instruction. After 4 p.m. we can simply paint as a group. George has found this to be the most congenial and beneficial experience of the day. Evenings may be spent enjoying one another's company in conversation about their experiences of the day.

More information

Dates: Wed - Fri, Oct 5-6-7
Time: 9am - 4pm
Place: SNC Community Hall
Workshop Fee: $150 per day or $400 for 3 days
Supplies: Supply list is available
Registration: Contact Jim Thomas 706-878 3300
Registration deadline: Monday, September 30

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BASIC DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS
Instructor Bob Richardson

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Dates: Saturday, Oct 8
Time: 1:00 - 4:00pm
Place: SNC Art Studio
Cost: $35 class fee, includes a 15 page manual
ClassMinimum: 4
Registration: Contact Jim Thomas 706-878 3300
Registration deadline: Wednesday, Oct 5

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ART COLLAGE CLASS
Instructor Dawn Columbo

Another name for a collage is a vision board. This fun art collage process involves combining images, words and designs. No previous experience is required. Those who want to process their art ideas may have an opportunity near the end of the class.

Optional: Bring in a few copies of photos on copy paper to be included in your own creative collage.

This class is geared towards adults, but a class can be offered for teens separately.

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Dates: Saturday, Oct 22
Time: 10:15am to noon
Place: SNC Art Studio
Class Fee: $25
ClassMaximum: 10
Registration: Contact Jim Thomas 706-878 3300

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EASY ZENTANGLES CLASS
Instructor Dawn Columbo

Create a doodle design that can be meditative, relaxing, and beautiful. Depending on your speed, you may be able to finish your design by the end of the class. Even if you don't, you will have the skills and pens to complete this and pursue other designs on your own. No previous experience required.

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Dates: Saturday, Oct 29
Time: 10:15am to noon
Place: SNC Art Studio
Class Fee: $20 class fee, includes all materials.
ClassMaximum: 10
Registration: Contact Jim Thomas 706-878 3300

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FIRST FRIDAYS WATERCOLOR CLASS
Instructor Jim Chapman


Join international artist/teacher Jim Chapman to enjoy this monthly class on the first Friday of every month. Bring your painting supplies and a photo or sketch from which to work. Jim will provide individual instruction for artists in this light-hearted, easy paced class. Come be creative and enjoy yourself!

More information

Dates: First Friday of every month starting Sept 2, 2022
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm
Place: SNC Art Studio
Class Fee, each class attended: $20
ClassMaximum: 10
Registration: Call SNCA at 706-878 3300