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Living Out Loud: Free Art Classes for Fulton County Residents 55+

Expand your artistic horizons with our four different free art classes offered at the Johns Creek Arts Center!  Browse the class descriptions below, and then fill out the webform with your information and the class that interests you.  If you can't see the webform, make sure you're logged in.

Let's Mix It Up: Exploring Artistic Media

Tuesdays 1 PM-3 PM  August 13 - October 2 

In this project-based class, students will explore the possibilities and challenges of a different artistic medium each week.  Projects may include acrylic painting, collage, polymer clay, pottery painting, memory boxes, holiday crafts, and more.  This is a great opportunity for a novice artist to try out different media!

Instructor: Stevie Sackin

 

Beginning Acrylic Painting

Thursdays 1 PM-3 PM  August 15 - October 3

For the beginner, this class covers the fundamental steps necessary to be successful in painting with acrylics on canvas.  We will work from guided instructions using step-by-step examples to complete a specific skill set.  We will learn the basics of color mixing, the use of brushes and mediums, and how to create different effects unique to acrylics.  The goal of this class is to build your confidence and make still life objects and landscapes come alive through developing a variety of painting methods.  This is a beginner class, but if you have some painting experience, please join us to refresh or improve and learn new painting skills

Instructor: Summer Russell Lowe

 

Feats of Clay

Fridays 10 AM-12 PM August 16 - October 4

Novices to ceramics will learn the basic handbuilding techniques including pinch, coil, and slab construction as well as glazing techniques.  Students will create fun decorative and functional objects while honing their ceramics skills.

Instructor: Cathi Brostrom

Adobe Creative Cloud 

Thursdays 10 AM-12 PM August 15 - September 5

Get started making graphics and editing home video in this 4 week introductory course to the Adobe Creative Cloud!  Learn to touch up photos with PhotoShop, draw graphics with Illustrator and make flyers and family newsletters with Adobe InDesign.  Edit desktop video of family events and slideshows and add music with Adobe Premiere.

Instructor: Mark Smith

Adobe Creative Cloud

Thursdays 10 AM-12 PM September 12 - October 3

Get started making graphics and editing home video in this 4 week introductory course to the Adobe Creative Cloud!  Learn to touch up photos with PhotoShop, draw graphics with Illustrator and make flyers and family newsletters with Adobe InDesign.  Edit desktop video of family events and slideshows, and add music with Adobe Premiere.

Instructor: Mark Smith