Starting this month, the doors of the Brannon-Heard House in Cumming will open to a new generation of creative youth, as the Sawnee Association of the Arts has unveiled new classes specifically designed for the budding artist.
According to SAA co-chair Kris Weeden, beginning on Monday, March 4, and continuing through May, the organization will host multiple art classes for young adults in middle and high school for painting and 3D art.
Weeden said that students will learn from several different professional artists at these all-inclusive and multi-day classes, creating works of art to take home and expand on their burgeoning skills.
"We're hoping that kids will walk away feeling really special … satisfied that they did something special,” Weeden said. “To give [art] to their parent after they've finished it and see if it is a talent that they want to expand on."
She said that they first got the idea of opening their classes up to students after they worked with a local elementary school to teach art to its students last year and were approached by many parents about offering kids art classes.
"We've gotten to the point where we needed to do it, we've got too many people that want it," Weeden said. “There’s a lot of kids out there that need a little bit more instruction from a professional, to put them over the top and give them a little more experience.”
Students interested in attending the drawing and painting course will develop knowledge of color theory, painting from life, color mixing and painting with a limited palette, according to the SAA course calendar.
The Kid’s 3-D Art Workshop will cover different techniques of working with soft mediums like soap and air-dry clay.
The drawing and painting course’s $120 fee will cover materials and attendance at four Saturday classes in March. The Kids 3-D Art Workshop’s $75 fee will cover classes on March 9 and 23, or students can attend the classes individually for $50, according to the course calendar.
Weeden said that in addition to these classes, in March, SAA will also be holding their open studio time every day for both adults and kids.For the full roster of young adult art classes and times of open studio at the Brannon Heard House visit SAA online at www.sawneeart.org.