Classes and Workshops

Art Classes Start January 10, 2022!


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All classes take place at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center at 201 Montgomery St. 

Supply lists for painting and drawing classes can be downloaded here.
Reduced pricing is available for youth programming for those who meet free and reduced lunch qualifications. Learn more and download the form here.
Please note: City of Savannah buildings are currently under a mask mandate. Masks are required by students and instructors while in the building. This is subject to change with updated guidelines.

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Performing Arts


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Acting

Improv Games
Jess Le-McKeown
Tuesdays 5:00-6:00pm
Youth (Ages 6-11)

8-Week Series
$80
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
(Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1)
Ignite your creativity with this fun introduction to the stage! Improv games will be used to explore elements of theater, acting, and teamwork essential to every actor’s toolbox. In the last class, friends and family will be invited to attend a final showcase! This class is open to all levels.

Shakespeare Scene Study
Jess Le-McKeown

Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm
Registration Closed.
Teen (Ages 12-14)

8-week Series
$80
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
(Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3)

Jump into one of Shakespeare’s works in a rehearsal room setting. Beginning with reading and discussing the play, students will have the opportunity to select scenes and/or monologues to research, direct, and perform for a final showcase. This class prepares students for a professional rehearsal room in a fun and welcoming space, open to all levels of theater experience.
Audition Prep Class
Jess Le-McKeown

Saturdays 11:00am-1:00pm
Registration closed.
Teen (12-16)

4-week series
$60
$40 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
(Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 5) 
In this 4-week intensive, students will learn the ins and outs of the professional audition process. From material selection and acting technique to resume creation and audition room etiquette, students will be prepared for auditions for community theatre, audition-based arts schools, school plays, and more!

Dance

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
(Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1)

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.

Dance Choreography
MiKeshia McPhaul

Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm
Registration Closed.
Teen and Adult (Ages 14+)


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

(Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2)

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. 

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
(Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3)
African Dance is an energetic expression of culture through dance. Dancers and non-dancer of all levels are welcome to learn and move!
Adult Ballet
Heather Maze
Fridays 11:00am-12:30pm
Adult (16+)

8-Week Series
$80
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
$10 - Drop in Rate
(Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 4)
Adult Ballet is an all levels class that covers basics of ballet for beginners while also offering challenges and skill development for an experienced dancer. Class will focus on 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.

Music

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

(Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2)


Andrew Hartzell of Samba Savannah will teach this 6-week class on learning Brazilian percussion and rhythm. Each class will increase the student’s knowledge and skill playing both as an individual and as a group. Participants are welcome to bring their own drum.
Intermediate Guitar
Matthew Duplessie
Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm
Ages 10+

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

(Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2)

Take your music to the next level in this small group intermediate guitar course. In this class we will cover dexterity, technique, new chords, and fingerstyle. Students are encouraged to bring their own guitar, a limited number will be available for use.
Intro to Guitar
Matthew Duplessie
Saturdays 11:00am-12:00pm
Registration Closed.
Youth (Ages 10-15)


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

(Jan 15, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 12)
*Note there is no class Jan 22

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but have never taken the first step? This is your chance to learn the basics of guitar in a small, group setting. From understanding the basics of the instrument to strumming your first chords, this is the perfect class to begin your musical journey. 

Students are encouraged to bring their own guitar; a limited number will be available for use.

Visual Arts

View the materials list for Acrylics, Drawing, and Watercolor here. Ask about student kit discounts at Starlandia and Blick!

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2D and Mixed Media

Acrylic Painting: Foundations
Julian Avila
Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm
Registration Closed.
Adult (16+)

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

(Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3)

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

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

(Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3)

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!

For the first class, please bring your painting materials to class. The instructor will have a few extra supplies on hand. Any questions on materials will be covered together in the first class. View the class materials list.

Adventures in Art
Julian Avila
(Tuesday)
and
Nikki Zuaro
(Saturday)
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm
Registration Closed.
(Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1)
OR
Saturdays 11:00am-12:00pm
(Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 5)

Youth (9-12)
8-Week Series
$110
$80 - 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
Julian Avila
(Thursday)
and
Nikki Zuaro
(Saturday)
Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm
Registration Closed.
(Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3)
OR
Saturdays 9:30-10:30am

(Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 5)

Youth (Ages 6-8)
8-Week Series
$110
$80 - 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.
Drawing Fundamentals and Beyond
Christina Taylor
Tuesdays 10:00am-12:00pm
Registration Closed.
Adult (16+)

8-Week Series
$110
$80 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
(Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1)

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 3)

Homeschool Art
Antonia Gorham
Mondays 11:00am-12:00pm
Youth (6-12)

4-Week Series

$55
$40 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
(Jan 24, 31, Feb 14, 28)

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.
Watercolor Painting
Billie Stultz
Tuesdays 7:00-9:00pm
Registration Closed.
Adult (16+)

8-Week Series
$110
$80 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
(Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1)

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 4)


Ceramics

Ceramics: Handbuilding

Cameron Frost

Thursdays 6:30-9:00pm
(Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3)
Registration Closed.

Fridays 9:30am-12:00pm
(Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 4)
Registration Closed. 

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
Tuesdays 6:30-9:00pm
(Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1)
Registration Closed.

Saturdays 9:30am-12:00pm
(Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 5)
*CLOSED - Waitlist Full*

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: Sculpture
Cameron Frost
Wednesdays 6:00-8:30pm
Registration Closed. 
(Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2)

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

Ceramic sculpture is an excellent first or continuing ceramic class for those more interested in form over function. In this class you will be given the guidance and materials to produce your own sculpture less than a foot tall. Completed projects will be glazed and fired, allowing participants to end the course with fully finished pieces. Open to all levels of experience, 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
Mondays 6:00-8:00pm
(Jan 10, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 28)

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 
Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm
(Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3)
Registration Closed. 

Youth (Ages 9-12)
8-Week Series
$110
$80 - 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.


Fibers

SAORI Weaving
Pam Reynolds
Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm
*FULL - Waitlist Only*
(Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2)

Adult (16+)
8-Week Series
$125
$100 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
Find creativity on the loom! The SAORI weaving technique emphasizes freedom, improvisation, color and texture over the strict adherence to rules. All types of yarn, fabric, and ribbon can be used in this method to create weavings that are unique and personal. Supplies are included and students are welcome to bring additional materials if they wish to. Beginner and intermediate students welcome.

Metals & Jewelry

Mosaics: Bird Project
Pam Reynolds
Mondays 7:00-9:00pm
Registration Closed.
(Jan 10, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 28) 

Adult (16+)
6-Week Series
$115
$95 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

Learn mosaic techniques using vitreous glass and broken china to create a bird wall hanging. Beginner and intermediate students are welcome, instruction in design, tool use, and setting will be provided. All materials are included and students are encouraged to bring their own broken objects to personalize the project, which will be ready to take home by the end of the course!
Jewelry & Metalsmithing
Christina Taylor
Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm
(Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3)
Registration Closed. 

Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm
(Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3)
Registration Closed.
 

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 winter. Sign up for our email newsletter at the bottom of the page to always hear the latest!

Wings & Movement
Jamie Failing
Friday, Feb 4
6:00-8:00pm

All Ages!
$20 per person

Create and perform with your very own Fairy or Dragon wings in this workshop combining visual and performing arts! Participants will be guided through the steps of creating wearable wings, and then learn to put them in motion in our open Studio Theater Space.
Pre-registration required. Youth 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Adults may join younger artists on the same registration when creating wings together.

Register Online

In the Air: Teen Juggling Workshop
Matthew Adams
Mondays, Feb 7 & 14
5:30-7:00pm
*2 Weeks

Teen (Ages 12-16)
$20 per person
Give your body and your mind a workout! In addition to being just plain fun, juggling builds hand-eye coordination, improves reflexes, spatial awareness, and concentration. Over the course of the two workshops, instructor Matthew Adams will walk you through the basic steps and rhythms of juggling, building confidence as well as athletic ability. This is your chance to learn a fun and rewarding hobby!

Register Online

Valentines card Quilling Workshop
Pam Reynolds
Saturday, Feb 12
10:00am-12:00pm

Adult (Ages 17+)
$25 per person
Create and take home a Valentines themed card in this workshop! The instructor will provide templates and guide you from start to finish to create a unique, personalized card for anyone! All materials supplied. Quilling experience is helpful but not required.

Register Online


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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. 

*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 are enrolled in the SCCPSS free and reduced lunch program. 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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