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

Wednesdays 10 AM-12 PM  March 20-May 8 (No class April 3)

In this project-based class, students will explore the possibilities and challenges of a different artistic medium each week.  Projects 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: Karen Kantor


Beginning Acrylic Painting

Thursdays 1 PM-3 PM  March 21-April 25 (No class April 4)

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


Introduction to Silk Painting

Fridays 10 AM-12 PM   March 22-May 10 (No class April 5)

Learn how to create beautiful artwork on silk that you can either wear or display!  This relaxing class will teach several techniques for painting on silk to achieve different textures and effects.  No previous drawing and painting experience required; traceable patterns will be available to you if you wish to use them.

Instructor: Leslie Rogers Todder


Feats of Clay

Fridays 10 AM-12 PM  March 22-May 10 (No class April 5)

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