Classes and Workshops

Registration for Fall Classes Opens in July!

Thank you everyone for a wonderful spring term! Class sessions will resume in August, after summer camps have finished. During the summer we will have special workshops and events. You can see our past class examples and upcoming events with the following links:

Performing Arts | Visual Arts | Workshops | Upcoming Events

Financial Assistance is available for qualifying youth. Documentation required. View the application form here. The application may be submitted prior to registering for classes this fall.

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.

Performing Arts

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Acting

Page to Stage
Marquice Williams & Chris Williams

Tuesdays 6:00-7:30pm
Adult (18+)

4 Week Series 
Aug 16, 23, 30, Sept 6

$50
$40 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
Put your thoughts to words and your words to the stage! This 4-week series for aspiring writers will explore the process of taking one’s ideas from “Page to Stage.” Join Spitfire Poetry’s Marquice Williams and Chris Williams as they guide your ideas first to paper and then towards performance. 

Truth and Acting
Annie Childress
Wednesdays 4:30-5:45pm
Teen (9th-12th Graders)

6-Week Series
August 17, 24, 31, Sept 7, 14, 21

$80
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

In this class we will explore how truth and acting inform one another and are essential partners in breathing life into real and grounded characters. Over this six-week course, students will engage with the fundamentals of acting and study of character culminating in an end of semester performance.
Comedic Acting
Tiffany Wright
Saturdays 10:15-11:30am
Adult 18+

7 Week Course
Aug 20, 27, Sept 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8
No class Labor Day weekend

$70
$50 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

Enjoy a fun twist on your traditional acting class and explore the world of comedic acting! Each week you will discover a new comedic technique that will allow you to become more comfortable in life and on stage by tapping into your own sense of humor. This class is open to adult actors of ALL levels, no experience required!

Dance - Youth

Parent/Child Movement Class
Kristin Mueller

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

6-Week Series
Aug 16, 23, 30, Sept 6, 13, 20

$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

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

6-Week Series
Aug 16, 23, 30, Sept 6, 13, 20

$50
$30 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
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.

Creative Movement
MiKeshia McPhaul
Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm
Youth (Ages 6-9)

6-Week Series
Aug 16, 23, 30, Sept 6, 13, 20

$60
$40 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

Stretch your imagination and explore movement through music and dance! No dance experience required for this all levels class, come ready to move! This class will build teamwork skills and confidence.
Youth Intro to Ballet
Kristin Mueller

Wednesdays 9:15-10:00am
Ages 6-8 years

6-Week Series
Aug 17, 24, 31, Sept 7, 14, 21

$55
$35 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

This introductory dance course will engage young dancers with props and imagery, forming a connection between mind and body as they familiarize themselves with basic ballet terminology in a fun, interactive class.


Youth Beginning Ballet
Kristin Mueller

Wednesdays 10:30-11:15am
Ages 9-11 years

6-Week Series
Aug 17, 24, 31, Sept 7, 14, 21

$55
$35 - City of Savannah Resident Rate


Leap into this introductory course to classical ballet! In this class we will find fun ways to connect ballet’s French terminology into useful tools of imagery, developing proper technique and turnout each class. As control of the body is established at the barre, executing basic ballet moves gracefully and with poise will bring out the ballerina in you!

Dance - Adult




Dynamic Dance
MiKeshia McPhaul


Mondays 6:00-7:00pm
Adult (Ages 18+)

7 Week Series
August 15, 22, 29, Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct 3
(No Class Labor Day)

$70
$50 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

A fun, creative, and energetic class that will incorporate movements from different genres of dance including Jazz, African, Hip-Hop, and more. This is an all levels class that will expose you to a variety of dance styles that are guaranteed to keep your heartrate up!


Lyrical Dance
Jamie Failing
Mondays 7:15-8:15pm
Adult (Ages 16+)

7 Week Series
August 15, 22, 29, Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct 3
(No Class Labor Day)

$70
$50 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

Have you always wanted to learn to dance and flow with the lyrics of a song? This is the dance class for you! Lyrical Dance combines different styles of dance to tell a story through movement. Over the 7 weeks we will dive into multiple styles of music and the movement that translates lyrics into dance! Dance is a beautiful language! Let’s Speak Dance!
Go-Go Dancing through the Decades!
Jamie Failing
Tuesdays 6:30-7:30
Adult (16+)

8-Week Series
Aug 16, 23, 30, Sept 6, 13, 20, 17, Oct 4

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

Dance through the decades! This fun-filled class will change each week as we cover new styles, delightful bits of history, and all the panache! We’ll start this series in the roaring 20s and hit the greatest dances and music of each decade, finishing with the glitz of the 90s!

Wear clothes you can dance in and comfortable shoes or dance shoes. Dressing for each decade is highly encouraged!

Adult Intro to Ballet
Kristin Mueller

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

8-Week Series
August 18, 25, Sept 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct 6

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

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.

Musical Theater Dance
MiKeshia McPhaul
Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm
Adult (16+)

8-Week Series
August 18, 25, Sept 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct 6

$80
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
$10 - Drop in Rate
Get ready to own the stage as you learn a variety of dance routines to some musical theatre favorites! This class will incorporate several styles including Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop, and more.
African Dance
Brenton Jordan 
Thursdays 7:15-8:15pm
Adult (18+)

8-Week Series
August 18, 25, Sept 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct 6 
$80
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate 

$10 - Drop in Rate
African Dance is an energetic expression of culture through dance. Dancers and non-dancer of all levels are welcome to learn and move!

Music

Toot Your Flute
Erika Andres


Mondays 4:30-5:15pm
Ages 5-9

6-Week Series

August 29
Sept 12, 19, 26
Oct 3, 10

$55
$35 - City of Savannah Resident Rate



Learn how to play the flute with the Nuvo Toot! The Toot provides an excellent opportunity to start learning how to play the flute on an instrument that is small, durable, and colorful!  In the 6-week class, students will learn how to play and read their first few notes and perform several songs together in a fun group setting.

Instruments: Nuvo Toots will be provided for use during class and thoroughly cleaned between sessions, however it is recommended to purchase your own if possible in order to practice outside of class. 


Brazilian Percussion
Andrew Hartzell
Wednesdays 7:00-9:00pm
Teen and Adult (Ages 14+)

8-Week Series
August 17, 24, 31, Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5

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

Keep the beat and join the world of Brazilian percussion and rhythm with Andrew Hartzell of Samba Savannah! The eight week series will explore specific rhythms rooted in Candomblé, the Afro Brazilian religion, Capoeira, the Brazilian martial art, Samba de Roda, and Partido Alto, the rhythm of Pagode Samba, and how these rhythms have come to be represented in the popular music of Brazil. 

This class will work towards learning two specific musical pieces that incorporate the styles learned, with instrumental and vocal accompaniment included, to provide percussion students a complete experience of the music.

Most of the percussion instruments for this class are played with the hands, and many of the instruments will be provided, however if you have any of the following instruments you are welcome to bring them with you to the class: Congas, Pandeiro, TanTan, Rebolo, Tamborim, Agogo bell, Cuica.

Open to all levels. Drop- ins are welcome, however, as this course follows a particular arc and progression, it is recommended that all eight classes be attended to fully appreciate and experience the history, poetry, and swing of Brazilian Samba.

Introduction to Healing Sounds
Mathew Duplessie 
Saturdays 1:00-2:00pm
Adult (18+)

7 Week Course
Aug 20, 27, Sept 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8
No class Labor Day weekend

$70
$50 - City of Savannah Resident Rate 

Join internationally renowned musician and sound healer Matthew Duplessie on a 7-week journey into the healing potentials of sound, frequency and vibration.

Learn how to use your voice for healing purposes, experience healing sound instruments, learn to listen to the healing potentials of the body, as well how to develop one's ability to create healing space by learning the basics to sound healing.

Instrument demonstrations include voice, didgeridoo, singing bowls, flutes, percussion, rhythm guitar and more. In this series you will participate in healing sound circles as well as receive weekly sound healing.

Participants are invited to bring similar healing instruments for participation as well as for mentorship. Consider bringing a comfortable blanket to sit on. Chairs will be available.

Visual Arts

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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


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

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


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 


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


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
Saturdays 11:00am-12:00pm

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
Saturdays 9:30-10:30am


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

Fridays 9:30am-12:00pm


Adult (16+)  
8-Week Series

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

Wednesdays 6:00-8:30


Saturdays 9:30am-12:00pm


Adult (16+)
8-Week Series

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

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



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



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

Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm
 

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. 


Workshops


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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
*Registration Closed
6:30-8:00pm

Thursdays: June 2 & June 9
*Waitlist
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

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.


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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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