Classes and Workshops

Registration is now open for Spring Classes!

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Spring classes are in session! There is still time to join us for drop in classes: Jazz Dance, Brazilian Drumming, Intermediate Ballet, and African Dance. $10 drop in, register here.

Financial Assistance is available for qualifying youth! Documentation required. View the application form here.

All classes take place at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center at 201 Montgomery St. Limited (paid) street parking is available near the (SCAC). The closest parking garages are Liberty Parking Garage on Liberty and Montgomery and Robinson Parking Garage on Montgomery St. across from Chatham County Courthouse.

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Watch this space! More workshops will be added throughout the spring. Sign up for our email newsletter at the bottom of this page to always hear the latest.

Aerial Skills Workshops
Jamie Failing
Two Options:

Tuesdays: May 31 & June 7
6:30-8:00pm

Thursdays: June 2 & June 9
6:30-8:00pm

Ages 18+, $30

Join us for an exploration of movement in the air. We will be blending low impact moves and aerial technique to create a fun workout for Every Body! This is a fun way to gain strength and grace. This is a two-part beginner workshop is suitable for all levels and will start everyone with beginner steps and training. Here is what will be covered:

Beginner Warmups
Beginner entrances and exits into and out of the silks
Body placement
Wraps
Holds
12 beginner aerial technique moves
Transitions between moves
Spinning and spotting

$30 for the two-session workshop. Space is limited, sign up today!

Fairytale Week
Kristin Mueller
MiKeshia McPhaul
Monday-Friday, June 6-10
10:00-11:00am

Ages 4-6
$50
$40, City of Savannah resident rate
Join us for a week of a magical dance camp where we make the most famous fairytales come to life! We’ll explore their stories through beginning ballet, playing imaginative games, making crafts, and reading their thrilling tales. Let's put on a crown and let our imaginations create magic on the dance floor! You’ll even get to learn a royal ballet dance and perform on the last day of camp!
Mini show  for family and friends is June 10.

Register here!

Performing Arts

Drop in is still available for some classes. Missed the spring session start? Sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page to always know the latest!

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Acting

Character Development through Movement and Imagination 
Casey Bessette

Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm
Teen (13-18)

Registration Closed.

Teen actors of all levels are welcome to this fun series covering the importance of physical awareness and functional movement patterns in acting. Through imagination, games, and movement-based exercises, students will learn to develop their characters as well as gain confidence for the stage.

Dance

Dance Choreography
MiKeshia McPhaul

Registration Closed

Mondays 5:00-6:00pm
Teen and Adult (Ages 14+)

Explore the creative process behind choreography! This dance class will cover various styles of choreography and lead students through artistic process of taking a dance from concept to completed piece.

Participants will be able to work towards a final showcase piece for friends and family.

Parent/Child Movement Class
Kristin Mueller

Registration Closed

Tuesdays 9:15-10:00am
Ages 2-3 years

6-Week Series

$55
$35 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
This class offers interactive bonding time with parent and child, geared towards children ages two and three. Play with your child in song and dance, helping them achieve confidence in cognitive and motor skills. Using props and imagination in themed organized play connects you with your child while watching their independence develop.
Pre-Ballet
Kristin Mueller

Registration Closed

Tuesdays 10:30-11:00am
Ages 4-5 years

6-Week Series
$50
$30 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

(April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10)

Twirl into Pre-Ballet! This class is for preschoolers taking their very first dance class. We’ll learn the basic fundamental positions and movements to find the magic and joy ballet brings through interactive songs and fun props to aid in coordination and balance.
All Levels Jazz
Muriel Miller

Tuesdays 7:00-8:00pm
Teen and Adult (Ages 14+)

8-Week Series
$80
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

$10 - Drop in Rate
(April 5, 12, 19, 26

May 3, 10, 17, 24)

Let’s move! Jazz is a fun way to get your body moving in a dance style that emphasizes rhythm. Multiple styles will be covered through warm-ups, across the floor exercises, and dance routines.

Open to all levels. Register Online 

Adult Intro to Ballet
Kristin Mueller

Registration Closed

Thursdays 10:30-11:30am
Adult (16+)


8-Week Series
$80
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

(April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26)

No experience needed for exploring this beautiful and disciplined form of dance. Focusing on body alignment, turnout, and balance through detailed barre warmup, center work, and building the basics of ballet movements to move across the floor will come together to find the peace and solitude that a ballet classroom setting transports you to.

African Dance
Brenton Jordan 
Thursdays 7:00-8:00pm
Adult (18+)

8-Week Series
$80
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate 

$10 - Drop in Rate
(April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26)
African Dance is an energetic expression of culture through dance. Dancers and non-dancer of all levels are welcome to learn and move!
Register Online 
Adult Ballet: Intermediate
Heather Maze
Fridays 11:00am-12:30pm
Adult (16+)

7-Week Series
$80
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate 

$10 - Drop in Rate
(April 8, 15, 22, May 6, 13, 20, 27)
*note no class April 29
This class offers traditional ballet technique and vocabulary structured around a comprehensive barre to focus on proper alignment, strength, and coordination followed by traditional center and across the floor exercises. Classes emphasize the science of proper functional movement mechanics and form while encouraging artistic expression and individuality. 
Experience with ballet is recommended for this class. No experience? Join us for our Adult Intro class on Thursdays!
Register Online 

Music

Songwriting
Matthew Duplessie

Registration Closed
Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm
Teen and Adult (Ages 14+)

8-Week Series
$80
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
$10 - Drop-in Rate

(April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25)


Put your thoughts to words and your words to song! This 8-week class will guide you through the creative steps of songwriting. Bring your ideas, lyrics, poetry, and a sense of imagination as we direct those into creating your very own original song. Instrument is optional (a keyboard and guitars will be available), no experience necessary!
Brazilian Drumming
Andrew Hartzell
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
Teen and Adult (Ages 14+)

8-Week Series
$80
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
$10 - Drop-in Rate

(April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25)

Keep the beat and join the world of Brazilian percussion and rhythm with Andrew Hartzell of Samba Savannah. Each class will increase the student’s knowledge and skill playing both as an individual and in a group setting. Open to all levels. Participants are welcome to bring their own drum.
Register Online 

Visual Arts

All classes are in session Missed the spring session start? Sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page to always know the latest about classes and workshops!

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2D and Mixed Media

Homeschool Art
Antonia Gorham

Registration Closed
Mondays 11:00am-12:00pm
Youth (6-12)

4-Week Series, biweekly

$55
$40 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
(April 11, 25, May 9, 23)


Learn, create, and have fun in our biweekly art series prepared for home schooled students! Each session will offer a different creative and educational activity to foster artistic expression. Parents are encouraged to join in on the fun for free.
Drawing Fundamentals and Beyond
Christina Taylor

Registration Closed 
Tuesdays 10:00am-12:00pm
*WAITLIST*
Adult (16+)

8-Week Series
$110
$80 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
(April 5, 12, 19, 26
 May 3, 10, 17, 24)

Take your inner artist to the next level! This course will introduce you to drawing fundamentals and technical skills to create simple and complex forms through gesture, line, textures, patterns, perspective, value, and shading. Designed for complete beginners and those looking to brush up their skill set, this course will equip you with the knowledge to create stunning designs and finished drawings.

Students will be required to provide materials for the class. View the class materials list. (page 4)


Watercolor Painting
Billie Stultz

Registration Closed
Tuesdays 7:00-9:00pm
*WAITLIST*
Adult (16+)

8-Week Series
$110
$80 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
(April 5, 12, 19, 26

May 3, 10, 17, 24)

Watercolor Painting will introduce you to the fundamentals and technical skills of watercolor painting. This course will go over various painting and brush techniques, color theory, perspective drawing/painting, and value which will develop or enhance your skills as a painter. This course is designed for the complete beginner and will introduce you to the wonderful world of watercolor step by step. 

Students will be required to provide materials for the class. View the class materials list. (page 5)

Paper Quilling
Pam Reynolds

Registration Closed
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
Adult (16+)

8-Week Series
$125
$100 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
(April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25)
Roll into the world of paper art! This course will teach techniques of paper coiling and filigree quilling used to make beautiful shapes and images. Plus, we’ll cover the history of this beautiful art form. Each student will produce a chart of basic quilling shapes and then design and create an 8x10in original composition.
Acrylic Painting: Foundations
Cameron Harrison

Registration Closed
Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm
Adult (16+)

8-Week Series
$110
$80 - City of Savannah Resident Rate 

(April 7, 14, 21, 28
 May 5, 12, 19, 26)


Explore the creative and fun world of acrylic painting! Designed for beginners or anyone looking to improve their skills, this class will guide you through a number of styles and techniques of this user-friendly medium. The class will cover basic materials, the properties of acrylics, color theory, composition, glazes, expressive painting, and more. Over the length of the class, you will have the opportunity to complete 5 finished artworks.
Students will be required to provide materials for the class. View the class materials list.

Acrylic Painting: 
Beyond the Basics

Nikki Zuaro

Registration Closed
Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm
Adult (16+)

8-Week Series
$110
$80 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

(April 7, 14, 21, 28
 May 5, 12, 19, 26)

Acrylic painting is an amazingly versatile medium that can be used for a wide range of painting techniques. This class covers acrylics properties and materials, composition, and more. Students will work on landscapes, skyscapes, flowers, still life, collage, and abstract paintings. All students should have a basic knowledge of drawing and some painting experience. Come develop your personal style and painting skills with us!
Students will be required to provide materials for the class. View the class materials list. 

Adventures in Art
Darina Kockova
(Tuesday)
and
Nikki Zuaro
(Saturday)

Registration Closed
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm

(April 5, 12, 19, 26

May 3, 10)

OR
Saturdays 11:00am-12:00pm

(April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14)

Youth (9-12)
6-Week Series
$85
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
Young artists are invited to expand their creativity with a variety of fun art projects!  Both 2-D and 3-D mediums will be covered, including working with clay, making drip paintings, and creating mixed media artwork.
Discovering Art
Darina Kockova
(Thursday)
and
Nikki Zuaro
(Saturday)

Registration Closed
Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm

(April 7, 14, 21, 28
 May 5, 12)

OR
Saturdays 9:30-10:30am

(April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14)

Youth (Ages 6-8)
6-Week Series
$85
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate 

Young artists are invited to expand their creativity with a variety of fun art projects!   Both 2-D and 3-D mediums will be covered, including working with clay, making drip paintings, and creating mixed media artwork.


Ceramics

Ceramics: Handbuilding

Cameron Frost

Registration Closed 

Thursdays 6:30-9:00pm
*WAITLIST*
(April 7, 14, 21, 28

May 5, 12, 19, 26)

Fridays 9:30am-12:00pm
*WAITLIST*
(April 8, 15, 22, 29
 May 6, 13, 20, 27)

Adult (16+)  
8-Week Series
$110
$80 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

Explore the creative and fun world of clay handbuilding. Each week will cover a different hand construction technique, glazing, and problem-solving in clay. Completed projects will be glazed and fired, allowing participants to end the course with fully finished pieces. Please wear clothing that can get clay on them.

Participants are also welcome to attend Clay Open Studio hours, included with registration.


Ceramics: Wheel
Cameron Frost

Registration Closed
Tuesdays 6:30-9:00pm
*WAITLIST*
(April 5, 12, 19, 26

May 3, 10, 17, 24)

Wednesdays 6:00-8:30
*WAITLIST*
(April 6, 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25)

Saturdays 9:30am-12:00pm
*WAITLIST*
(April 9, 16, 23, 30
 May 7, 14, 21, 28)


Adult (16+)
8-Week Series
$110
$80 - City of Savannah Resident Rate 

Throw yourself into the exciting world of pottery! Over the course of eight weeks, participants will learn wheel throwing, trimming, glazing, and decorative techniques. This class is designed for beginners or those looking for a refresher course. Completed projects will be glazed and fired, allowing participants to end the course with fully finished pieces. Please wear clothing that can get clay on them.

Participants are also welcome to attend Clay Open Studio hours, included with registration.


Ceramics: Teen Clay
Antonia Gorham

Registration Closed
Mondays 6:00-8:00pm
Teen (Ages 12-16)

6-Week Series
$85
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
(April 4, 11, 18, 25
 May 2, 9) 

Explore the creative possibilities in clay! This fun and energetic class is geared toward any level of experience and will cover a mix of handbuilding skill-building and experimental projects. Completed projects will be glazed and fired, allowing participants to end the course with fully finished pieces. Please wear clothing that can get clay on them.

Participants are also welcome to attend Clay Open Studio hours, included with registration. Ages 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.


Ceramics: Youth
Antonia Gorham

Registration Closed
Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm
Youth (Ages 9-12)

6-Week Series
$85
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
(April 7, 14, 21, 28

May 5, 12)


Explore the creative possibilities in clay! This fun and energetic class geared toward young artists will cover a mix of skill-building and experimental projects. Completed projects will be glazed and fired, allowing participants to end the course with fully finished pieces. Please wear clothing that can get clay on them.

Participants are also welcome to attend Clay Open Studio hours, included with registration. Must be accompanied by an adult.


Metals & Jewelry

Mosaics: 
Pam Reynolds

Registration Closed
Mondays 7:00-9:00pm
Adult (16+)

8-Week Series
$150
$125 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

(April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23)


Learn basic mosaic techniques and create your own mosaic. This series will cover the use of various substrates, adhesives, and materials, design transfer, cutting techniques, and grouting.  Materials are included and no experience necessary. Make your own unique mosaic, ready to take home at the end of the course!
Jewelry & Metalsmithing
Christina Taylor

Registration Closed
Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm
(April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26)

Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm
*WAITLIST*
(April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26) 
 

Adult (16+)
8-Week Series
$150
$125 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
Create wearable pieces of art while building a foundation working with metals (copper, brass, and silver). Covering both cold and hot connections (torch!), forming, and fabrication, you’ll gain an understanding of all our metals studio has to offer. This class is suitable for the absolute beginner, and each project will have suitable variations to engage any level. 



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Registration Methods

Online
Registration for classes can be completed using our online form.  Payment will be completed by phone after registration is submitted. Your registration is not complete until payment is received. Staff will reach out for payment in the order your registration was received.

Phone
To register by phone, please call us at (912) 651 6783. (Please note during high volume time, our customer service team may need to call you back to complete a full phone registration).

Financial assistance: Youth who qualified for free and reduced lunch in SCCPSS year 2020-2021 or receive SNAP or TANF are eligible for financial assistance in the form of reduced class and camp fees. Please review the application and required documentation here.

*Important: Payment is due at the time of registration. All debit and credit cards accepted.

Procedures and Policies

Cancellations and Refunds
Cultural Resources reserves the right to cancel, to combine or reschedule classes, or to change class instructors, when necessary. • Cultural Resources will not provide make-up classes or issue refunds to those who miss classes due to illness or other events beyond our control. • If Cultural Resources cancels a class for any reason, all registered participants will be informed as soon as possible and extended the opportunity to transfer to another class. If participants do not wish to transfer to another class, a refund will be processed. • Participants may withdraw from a class with no penalty up to one week before the first class meets. After that time a 50% withdrawal penalty will be applied. Notice of withdrawal must be made in WRITING to Cultural Resources. • No refunds will be issued after the first class. • Failure to attend first class session without prior notification could result in cancellation of registration without refund.

Attendance Policies
Early Arrival: Participants will be allowed into the classroom no earlier than 10 minutes before the class is scheduled to begin. • Late Arrival:  A grace period of 15 minutes is allowed for late arrivals. After that time Cultural Resources reserves the right to deny entry to class at the discretion of the Instructor. Participants are encouraged to call ahead to the Savannah Cultural Arts Center in the event they will arrive late. No refunds will be given for classes that are missed due to late arrival. • Cultural Resources reserves the right to cancel a class that has zero attendance for two consecutive classes. • Cultural Resources reserves the right to refuse enrollment to participants with a history of unacceptable behavior.

Financial Assistance

Our classes and workshops are available to the entire community and we strive to ensure that youth, in particular, have an opportunity to participate. Financial assistance is available for youth, aged 17 and under, who qualified for free and reduced lunch in SCCPSS year 2020-2021 or receive SNAP or TANF. Documentation is required from parents/guardians. Download the financial assistance application here.

For questions or concerns, please call us at (912) 651-6783.

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