New Morning Pottery Class

Students will learn to design and make hand-built pottery and ceramic sculpture using various techniques such as slab construction, coiling, and pinching. We start with the basic construction methods and explore the limitless possibilities of the material.  In addition, as the class progresses, we will explore form and surface in a demonstration-based atmosphere while learning to wedge, center, and throw basic forms such as mugs, bowls, and vases on a potter’s wheel. This class is a must for novices ready to explore the world of clay media. Glazing techniques will also be covered in this course. A list of required tools will be posted on our website: www.carrolltonarts.org.

Instructor: Melanie Drew
Dates: Tuesdays
Times: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Ages: 18+
Member Fee: $80.00 per month
Non Member Fee: $90.00 per month


Acrylics Class

In this class, artists will learn how to use the medium of acrylic paint. Artists work at their own pace on a variety of subject material including portraits, landscapes, and still lifes. Supply list can be picked up prior to registering. The class will exhibit their work in the month of January 2017 in the Galleria.

Instructor: Omar Bolado
Dates: Wednesdays
Times: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Ages: 18+
Member Fee: $50.00 per month
Non Member Fee: $60.00 per month


Beginner/Advanced Watercolor Portraits

For this class, inspiring artists will learn the medium of watercolor by mimicking what the instructor does in class (no experience required). Through observation and verbal instruction, inspiring artists learn basic skills in this versatile medium. More skilled artists in the class will work on projects that are self-driven with verbal critiques and tutoring provided by instructor.

Instructor: Wanda Cox
Dates: Thursdays
Times: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Ages: 18+
Member Fee: $50 per month
Non Member Fee: $60 per month


New Drawing Class

Learn how to compose with line, shape, and tone in a class designed to introduce you to the basics of drawing from life. Using still-life setups and our environment as sources of visual inspiration, you’ll find out how to work with perspective, positive and negative shape, and texture as you explore the use of traditional drawing materials. A great class for beginners!  Price includes all supplies.

Instructor: Amy Watts
Dates: Thursdays, Aug 31 – Oct5th
Times: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Ages: 12 years & up
Member Fee: $115.00 for six weeks
Non Member Fee: $125.00 for six weeks
Minimum Artists: 5 artists
Maximum Artists: 10 artists


New Charcoal Drawing Class

Being able to draw realistically is a fundamental skill for artists. In a casual, encouraging setting, you’ll learn the charcoal and graphite techniques you need to effectively represent the world around you: composition, form, texture, light, shading and more. No prior drawing training is required. Professional-quality tools and supplies are included in the materials fee.

Instructor: Amy Watts
Dates: Thursdays, Aug 31 – Oct5th
Times: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Ages: 14 years & up
Member Fee: $115.00 for six weeks
Non Member Fee: $125.00 for six weeks
Minimum Artists: 5 artists
Maximum Artists: 10 artists


New Introduction to Stained Glass

This six-week course is an introduction to creating stained glass using the copperfoil method. Subjects in class include shop safety and tools, pattern design, cutting and grinding, applying copperfoil, soldering and cleaning and finish work. During the class two small pieces will be created – one free-form “suncatcher” and one framed piece.  Creativity will be encouraged and instruction will be provided. Because of the nature of the activity, a liability waiver will need to signed at the beginning of the class. On the first day of class instructor will provide you with options for tools needed to learn how to become a stain glass artist.   

Instructor: Amy Watts
Dates: Mondays, Aug 28 – Oct 9
(Class will not meet on Sep 4)
Times: 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Ages: 16 years & up
Member Fee: $160.00
Non Member Fee: $180.00
Minimum Artists: 5 artists
Maximum Artists: 10 artists