Previous Classes

Students are provided an assortment of pre-made wet clay birds and bunnies to assemble and carve designs into for one of a kind keepsakes!  After picking out colors for their creations and the firing process is complete, students and families can pick up finished work the following week!   Learn More
First class:
Monday, April 17, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Students will explore all kinds of fun painting methods to create one of a kind art in new and inventive ways.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, April 17, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Students are provided with an assortment of pre-made clay pieces to hand decorate with glazes and paint of their choice for one of a kind gifts. Fired glazed pieces can be picked up the following week!   Learn More
First class:
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

This course is designed for the more serious focused art student who wants to develop their skills to create successful and interesting drawings. Instruction and demonstration will include all the basics such as the elements of art. Exploring multiple techniques and mediums, students will become confident in their mark making, blending and shading. All supplies will be provided.   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Students will glaze pre-made handmade tea cups for some fun springtime tea!  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Spring is in the air! Your budding artists are sure to love this spring clay class. Youth and their families are welcome to sign up together!  Learn More
First class:
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Draw your creatures design and then transform it into a 3D masterpiece using found objects, paper mache, paint, and more!  Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Instructor: Staci Swider  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

Learn how to paint with confidence! This class will go over many different topics. Students will practice creative problem solving, using color theory, composition, brush stroke variation and more. New and continuing students welcome.   Learn More
First class:
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Everything your young artist needs to know! All 2D and 3D art will be covered. Get ready to learn about color, texture, value, composition and more!  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Wet on wet watercolor techniques yield soft, subtle, atmospheric results. This class will guide you through the the initial experiments as you discover the different movements of watercolor pigments and how they interact. Primarily student paintings will be wet on wet but this class will also introduce ways to control your composition. Get ready for some relaxing meditative painting and experimentation as we explore the boundaries of this traditional medium in new ways.   Learn More
First class:
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

This engaging, information-packed class will teach what you need to know regarding supplies & basic techniques with step by step instructions & demonstrations. It will dispel any myths regarding the “unforgiving” properties of watercolor as students focus on the various brush strokes, mixing paints, color theory, plus many “tricks & fixes” in applying the medium. *A supply list can be downloaded from GHIA website under Supply Lists. *Offsite Evans Studio Location: 874 Deerwood Circle, Evans, GA 30809   Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

This class is designed to teach students essential functions while using a digital SLR camera. Instruction will include, shutter speeds, controlling motion, exposure control, and menu items such as resolution, file types, ISO and white balance. Instruction will also include an introduction to downloading, sizing and e-mailing images, basic image editing using Photoshop and taking better pictures using great composition techniques. Bring your camera, manual, and a jump drive to the first class. *Students will need a SLR digital camera and camera manual  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

This class is geared toward our Photoshop beginners. In this class students will learn what all the Photoshop tools are, what they do, where they are located; what all the tabs are, where they’re located, and what they do. You will also learn to use layers, layer masks, selection tools, paint tools, clone tools and the retouching tools. We will also cover how to use Adobe Camera RAW, how to process your RAW files and save them as Photoshop or JPEG files depending on their use. Also included will be how to make composites and how to selectively change colors in an image.  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The class will go over the basics and help to fine tune your drawing skills. Students will explore the many ways to "make a mark" while they build new art confidence. Students will also develop a better understanding of the elements of art: line, color, value, shape, texture, form and space while they explore different drawing mediums and techniques.   Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Botanical Weaving Tapestry Workshop, for Adults & Youth!!  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Instructor: Lillie Morris Learn how to create your own collage material using a variety of acrylic painting techniques. Make your own unique collage papers with paint, patterns, textures and expressive marks, to create simple, but dynamic collages. Let your creativity run wild, as we will explore abstract composition, play, make a mess, and have a whole lot of fun in the process. This one day workshop includes a break for lunch. The first half of the day will be spent demonstrating a variety of techniques for creating unique one-of-a-kind collage papers. The second half of the day will be spent assembling the papers we’ve created into exciting abstract compositions.   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Learn to capture the light, atmosphere, form and pattern in nature and in the landscape through quick sketches and longer studies. Discover, with the lush tones and the rich language of mark, what’s possible with charcoal, graphite, ink, silver point and Conté while you develop skills in spatial concepts and composition. Inspiration from flowers, natural objects, master landscape drawings and photographs will be the springboards to experiment with these mediums. Develop your ability to observe, translate and transform to create unique compositions. Your observation can be enhanced by memory and invention to develop a personal vision. Demonstrations of the use of materials and individual support will accompany each session.   Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Learn how to have fun with various painting techniques designed to bring out your creative side!  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Wash and glaze techniques, brush strokes,value, color theory: the tools needed to create exciting watercolors. Class designed for fun, for the beginner and more experienced artist.  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

A different type of art! This workshop is geared towards art enthusiasts wanting to learn how to manipulate wood stain into pieces of art. With wood as the canvas, students will learn to apply different color stains to make the designs they choose - think painting with stains. These beautiful one of a kind pieces on wood are sure to be conversation starters. This class will also provide the building blocks for refinishing wood furniture with an art twist.   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 10:30am to 1:00pm

A different type of art! This 2 day workshop is geared towards art enthusiasts wanting to learn how to manipulate wood stain into pieces of art. With wood as the canvas, students will learn to apply different color stains to make the designs they choose - think painting with stains. These beautiful one of a kind pieces on wood are sure to be conversation starters. This class will also provide the building blocks for refinishing wood furniture with an art twist. Instructor: Alicia Weber Cully  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Open yourself to new possibilities! Design, color, and simplification techniques will help students see the world in a different way! Goal of class is to strengthen student painting. Student can work toward painting pure abstract, more realistic work, or a combination of the two. Acrylic or Watercolor welcomed. Class designed for adults. Instructor subject matter will be on hand but students are welcomed to bring in their own as well for continued one on one instruction.   Learn More
First class:
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

If you love to draw, this class is for you. Students will learn that "talent" simply means seeing in a "right-brain" way, and that anyone can learn to SEE visual relationships. A series of drawing exercises developed by Dr. Betty Edwards introduces you to new ways of looking at the world allowing you to draw with astonishing ease and speed. Students are encouraged to bring drawing materials such as pencil assortments, conté crayon, charcoal and any other dry media to facilitate the creation of still life images and figure work. Students are invited but not required to order and bring in their Betty Edwards' book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain." *New and Continuing Students Welcomed!  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Drawing for the young artist! If you love to draw, this class is for you. Students will learn that "talent" simply means seeing in a "right-brain" way, and that anyone can learn to SEE visual relationships.   Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Students will make earth day clay fun and hand paint these items with glazes of their choice to make one of a kind artwork. After the glazed pieces are fired, students and families can pick up the finished pieces the following week right in time for Earth Day! Youth ages 5+ are also welcome to register with an adult registration!   Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Renoir all painted from live models. This class provides a great opportunity for you to do the same. The live costumed models will challenge and test your artistic skills. You’ll learn the essential elements that go into a successful painting. Emphasis will be given to the development of the figure in a composition. You will discover why any successful painting is a result of the organization of a visual language; line, form, medium and the student. Students may work in the medium of their choice (watercolor, acrylic, or oil).   Learn More
First class:
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Instructor: Thomas Needham Students will enjoy learning the basics of head/portrait painting as they work from a different live model each week. This course will cover the basics of planes and anatomical proportions of the head. Step-by-step demonstrations in a variety of painting techniques will be demonstrated and individual guidance will be tailored to the students preferred medium of choice. A supply list will be provided upon registration.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Love is in the air! Your budding artists are sure to love this holiday valentine workshop where anything goes! Paint, glitter, jewels, and fun! These valentine's will be the perfect gift for everyone. Youth and their families are welcome to sign up together!  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

This independent study is for the more advanced ceramic student only. Students will be able to work at their own pace with their own objectives and goals in mind. Ceramic firing time will be available at a once a week schedule.   Learn More
First class:
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

This class is for the student that is interested in learning about painting with cold wax. During this one day demonstration/workshop students will learn how to create artwork with beautiful layers, textures and color. Oil and cold wax is unlike any other fine art medium in its potential for gorgeous color, ease of use and interesting effects. Unlike encaustic, which is a hot wax method that demands good ventilation and special equipment in the studio, cold wax medium is non-toxic and used at room temperature. In this introductory, technique-driven workshop students will learn the basics of working with cold wax and more. Get ready to explore this amazing medium.   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:30pm

This course is for students who want to weld steel that is 1/8 inch thick and up. At their own workstation, the students will learn M.I.G. Welding, Torch Brazing and Plasma cutting. M.I.G. welding is easier to learn and is the most commonly used type of welding today. These skills can be used to create anything from Garden Art to building a utility trailer. Each class will include theory, demonstration, and individual hands-on instruction. All basic supplies, including the M.I.G. Welders Manual by Roger Finch and the Victor Welding Guide are included in the materials fee and supplied on Class #1. No prerequisite is required for this class. A personal safety equipment list will be provided upon registration. *New and Continuing Students Welcomed.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

This course is for students who want to weld steel that is 1/8 inch thick and up. At their own workstation, the students will learn M.I.G. Welding, Torch Brazing and Plasma cutting. M.I.G. welding is easier to learn and is the most commonly used type of welding today. These skills can be used to create anything from Garden Art to building a utility trailer. Each class will include theory, demonstration, and individual hands-on instruction. All basic supplies, including the M.I.G. Welders Manual by Roger Finch and the Victor Welding Guide are included in the materials fee and supplied on Class #1. No pre-requisite is required for this class. A personal safety equipment list will be provided upon registration. *New and Continuing Students Welcomed.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

Are you ready to paint!? This time we are inviting some of your old friends to join us. We all have them. Old paintings and sketches that never really seemed to get off of the ground no matter how much we tried to rescue them. Now we have just the perfect project for them! Join us in this fun and exciting one day workshop as we rethink collage and mixed media. Bring your duds, your tired canvases and even the worst of the worst to this lively workshop where we will cut, collage, and repaint those old pieces into new compositions in ways you’ve never considered. By the end of this fun day of art making, each student will take home a unique finished piece that they will be proud to show and display. New and Continuing students welcomed, no two pieces will ever be the same.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

Holding on to random goodies waiting to incorporate them into your art? You’ve been saving cards from the kids and sentimental fabric scraps forever, waiting for the perfect mixed media project. AND NOW, The wait is over! Let our instructor help you turn that box of treasures into something extra beautiful. This exciting exploration class will go step-by-step through the creation of a mixed-media painting from start to finish, including how to build a background, define shapes, create a focal point, and add details. Note: your items will get glued down and painted over so if you’re worried about losing them, please consider having items color copied onto paper for use in this project. Fun items to consider: Children’s artwork, love letters and notes, fabric bits, copies of old photographs, etc., pretty much anything you want to see in your masterpiece! By the end of this fun day of art making, each student will take home a unique finished masterpiece. *New and Continuing students welcomed, no two pieces will ever be the same.   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

Wildflowers have the glorious habit of arranging themselves in pleasing clumps without the gardener's interference. Using drips and unexpected sources of color combinations for flower heads you can achieve this natural rhythm and create more active compositions. Let our instructor show you how to turn chaos into something beautiful. Using flowers as inspiration but not necessarily what everyone's finished product will be, this experimental class will take you step-by-step through the creation of a mixed-media painting - using texture paste, acrylic paint, and oil pastels. See how to create a painting from start to finish! Class will go over many topics including building a background, defining shapes, creating a focal point, and adding details. All students will leave with a one of a kind work of art. Supply list to be provided once registered.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

Design and create your own stained glass mosaic. This smaller scale, 8" x 10" glass, will allow students to complete a piece in only one day! Each unique piece will be a stunning work of art made from broken glass pieces, glass beads, sea shells, or earthly elements. Popular designs include birds, flowers, landscapes, initials, animals, and abstracts. If you can dream it up, you can design and create a masterpiece! Supply fee covers everything except protective eyewear and your idea. **Please bring a printed 8 x 10 design with you to class to save time!  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Design and create your own stained glass mosaic. This smaller scale, 8" x 10" glass, will allow students to complete a piece in only one day! Each unique piece will be a stunning work of art made from broken glass pieces, glass beads, sea shells, or earthly elements. Popular designs include birds, flowers, landscapes, initials, animals, and abstracts. If you can dream it up, you can design and create a masterpiece! Supply fee covers everything except protective eye wear and your idea. Instructor: Laura Russo  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 10:30am to 3:30pm

Let's Paint! Students in this class will learn many art making techniques. Using drawing and under painting as a firm basis, this class will also explore painting mediums such as watercolor, tempera, and acrylic. Mixed media combinations, painting with different types of brushes, and how to make one of a kind pieces of art will also be discussed.   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

The goal of this class is to inspire, instruct, and guide artists to the joy and fun of creating. With the personal goals of each artist in mind, Lala will give individual as well as class instructions and demonstrations. Each session will have a class assignment designed to encourage creativity. Students may choose to participate in the class assignment and/or work on subjects of their own choosing. Students may work in acrylic, watercolor, oil, pastel, drawing, or collage.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Explore the fundamentals of photographic composition and build a portfolio of awesome black and white images. The technical aspects of black-and-white photography will be emphasized. All that's required is a 35-mm camera with manual controls. Come see what the darkroom magic is all about. Limited number of cameras are available for rent. For more information contact the school prior to class.  Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

When dealing with photography, lighting can be just as import as the subject. This workshop is for the photography enthusiast who wants to learn more about the wrong and right ways to use lighting. With our skilled instructor leading the way, students are sure to gain confidence with general photography lighting. This class will also go over Speed lite/light off camera flash.  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

It doesn't get any more "old school" than building a camera and developing your own film! Learn to build your very own pinhole camera! Instructor Rosanne Stutts will demonstrate how to take photos with your new camera and develop the images in the darkroom. Images from a pinhole camera are unique, offering interesting angles, blurs of movement, and greath depth.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

If you like the out-of-doors and you want to paint, this plein air oil painting class is for you. Our accomplished instructor will enhance your experience and facilitate artistic progress. The course begins with a lecture covering the steps to creating a successful painting. Lessons will address the various issues encountered in the painting process, including drawing, composition, values, hue and temperature, and edges. This course emphasizes individual instruction and is tailored to problems each student encounters while painting. If several students are having trouble with a specific concept, a lecture on that point is given.   Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Students will explore ceramic wheelwork techniques in this class. Instruction will be tailored to the individual skill level of each student. Using the wheel as a tool, forms will be thrown, altered and assembled to create various functional vessels of various shapes and forms. Glazing techniques will also be addressed. The supply fee covers 22 ½ pounds of clay, tools, glazes and firing. Students must provide a clean towel each week.   Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Students will explore ceramic wheelwork techniques in this class. Instruction will be tailored to the individual skill level of each student. Using the wheel as a tool, forms will be thrown, altered and assembled to create various functional vessels of various shapes and forms. Glazing techniques will also be addressed. The supply fee covers 22 ½ pounds of clay, tools, glazes and firing. Students must provide a clean towel each week.  Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Learn how to capture the beauty of the winter season in transparent watercolor. Individual instruction will provide learning opportunities for students and watercolorists of all skill levels. Students will enjoy the opportunity to learn the basics or continue to develop skills in this versatile medium with a full-time watercolorist with over thirty years of professional experience. This class will help you acquire confidence n the application of modern watercolor techniques such as wet washes, graduated washes, and use of masking fluid. Demonstrations, individual guidance and a step-by-step approach will provide the foundation needed to achieve exciting results in this medium. Student/Instructor ratio: 8 to 1  Learn More
First class:
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

This course will concentrate on the basic techniques of rendering a portrait likeness. It will begin with understanding the powerful elements & principles of art - particularly form, value, texture, proportion, the interplay of light & shadow, etc. General characteristics of faces from various vantage points will be discussed & practiced, after which the class will concentrate on capturing the subtle differences that make each face unique.   Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Learn what it takes to be an exhibiting artist. This class will go over many different topics such as artist statements, submitting work, prepping work, photographing work, marketing, and more. Many local guests artists and community representatives will frequent this class to share their real world experience and knowledge. In partnership with The Greater Augusta Arts Council, the main meeting site for this class will be at The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art but there will be a few dates meeting off site at local shops and galleries. Also, as a final project, students will put on their own group art exhibit and reception. Come join the fun and get ready to show your art! This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency - the National Endowment for the Arts.   Learn More
First class:
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Dylan Scott Pierce returns to Augusta for a new workshop, Fur and Feathers!  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Splash that paint and learn what the paint will do for you. The goal of class is to experiment with the watercolor and new techniques. Class is designed for adult painters who need to let go and have some fun while learning new valuable techniques. Shake it off and get loose, we came to paint!   Learn More
First class:
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Fall Landscapes in Watercolor : Brilliant skies, rolling hills, rustic barns, and dusty old roads…learn to paint the beauty of the sky and land in watercolors. Instructor Thomas Needham will demonstrate how a landscape can be executed in watercolor from start to finish using a step-by-step approach. Individual guidance and demonstrations on the essential elements found in many landscapes.   Learn More
First class:
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Students will gain knowledge in a variety of approaches to still life watercolor painting in this class. Beginning and experienced watercolorists will benefit from personalized instruction with a focus on composition, lighting, value, color and texture. Demonstrations will include professional watercolor techniques to include washes, layering of color, and the use of masking. A supply list may be downloaded from our website or at registration once confirmed.  Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Summer takes full bloom in this class. Learn how to capture the beauty of the summer season in transparent watercolor. Individual instruction will provide learning opportunities for students and watercolorists of all skill levels. Students will enjoy the opportunity to learn the basics or continue to develop skills in this versatile medium with a full-time watercolorist with over thirty years of professional experience. This class will help you acquire confidence n the application of modern watercolor techniques such as wet washes, graduated washes, and use of masking fluid. Demonstrations, individual guidance and a step-by-step approach will provide the foundation needed to achieve exciting results in this medium.   Learn More
First class:
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Anyone can learn to weave! Come join the fun! This exciting one-day workshop breaks down the weaving process into a fun easy process perfect for beginners or those more experienced just looking to join up with other weavers for the day. Students of all ages have learned the weaving process from skilled artist and instructor Ulrike Beck. All students will be proud of their work and leave with a wonderful finished project at the end of the day. Other future projects will also be discussed after students learn the basics. Tapestry and functional projects will be discussed as we explore and learn this medium.   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Learn how to capture the beauty of the winter season in transparent watercolor. Individual instruction will provide learning opportunities for students and watercolorists of all skill levels. Students will enjoy the opportunity to learn the basics or continue to develop skills in this versatile medium with a full-time watercolorist with over thirty years of professional experience. This class will help you acquire confidence n the application of modern watercolor techniques such as wet washes, graduated washes, and use of masking fluid. Demonstrations, individual guidance and a step-by-step approach will provide the foundation needed to achieve exciting results in this medium.   Learn More
First class:
Monday, January 7, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Did someone say clay? Come learn to build functional cups or bowls or your own aesthetic art creation! This class will go over all the basic techniques needed for building in clay. What's a slab? How do you make and connect coils? What is glaze? All your questions will be answered in this youth ceramics class. Students will create many pieces throughout the weeks and later glaze and fire them to perfection. Bring your creativity and get ready for some fun! *new and continuing students welcomed   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm