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Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Our Classes

"Larger Than Life" Drawing Class


with Mary Beth Andrews

Calendar Mar 26, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This is an adult drawing class.

Monumental drawing will stretch your skills to new heights!!! Overcome your fear of the big white page and embrace new drawing skills and techniques. Students are encouraged to experiment and use multi media. Drawings 5ft tall plus will be from live models.  Students will need any dry or water based media and large format paper 18 x24” or larger Newsprint pad.

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Abstract Painting


with Suzy Ferriss

Calendar Mar 27, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 10 weeks

This is an adult painting class.

This course introduces students to the art of abstract painting as they study the various styles and methods of such modern masters as Kandinsky, Rothko, Frankenthaler, and more. Painting techniques explored include staining, impasto, tape, drip, mixed media, etc. This class is suitable for all levels.

Supply List: 

  • Acrylic paints: ​You will need the 3 primaries (red, yellow, blue), the 3 ​secondaries (orange, green, violet), and white and black.

I advise that you ​purchase a 12 step color wheel from the art supply store or find a color wheel in ​an art text which you can use as a reference when purchasing your paints. (Try ​to match your paints to the colors on the color wheel as closely as possible.)  You ​can buy the tubes of paint individually or in a set. The purchase of additional ​colors is optional. Liquitex and Golden both have a good line of acrylic paints.

Some ​recommended colors are: titanium white, ivory black, cadmium red light, yellow ​light hansa, cadmium yellow light, cobalt blue, prism violet, cadmium orange, and ​light green permanent.

  • 3 or 4 synthetic brushes minimum suitable for use with acrylics. Should be assorted rounds and flats, ​ranging in size from small detail brush to 1" flat.
  • Disposable paper palette pad or plastic mixing tray (styrofoam or paper plates work well also)
  • 2 plastic cups for water
  • Absorbent cotton rags or paper towels
  • Sketch pad, suitable for mixed media or Bristol Board pad, medium finish, approx. 14" x 17"
  • 1 canvas board or 1 pre-stretched & primed canvas, any size
  • Sharpened drawing pencil (2H, H, or HB recommended)
  • Eraser
  • Scotch magic tape or painters tape
  • Magazines with interesting imagery
  • Sheet or roll of graphite paper
  • Ruler

Optional: Glue such as white glue or glue stick


About the Instructor:  Suzy Ferriss is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked in the fields of drawing and painting, puppetry theater, filmmaking, photography, and writing. She currently teaches a variety of art classes that include drawing, acrylic painting, abstract painting, watercolor, color theory, and collage. Ms. Ferriss has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards towards her work and has participated in both group and solo exhibitions in the U.S. and in Europe.


Full Course

Beginners Introduction to Jewelry & Metalsmithing


with Priscilla Fritsch

Calendar Mar 25, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 9 weeks

This course is for beginners with no prior experience in a metals studio. It will focus on introducing fundamental fabrication skills such as sawing, filing, texturing, shaping, polishing and basic stone setting.  You will learn studio safety, how to determine the order of construction, as well as the proper and safe use of tools and equipment.  You will also learn to become comfortable with using a flexshaft and an acetylene torch. Our fully stocked studio provides all the tools necessary.  Material requirements and cost (metal and cabochon stones) will be discussed the first class (approximately $40).  Also good for people who have not worked with metal in a while and want a basic refresher course. 

Full Course

Beginning/Intermediate Jewelry & Metalsmithing


with Aalia Mujtaba

Calendar Mar 26, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This course offers the basics in jewelry design and fabrication.  Appropriate for repeat students; students can design their own projects or get an assigned project if preferred.  Learn silver piercing (cutting), shaping, soldering, texturing, finishing (polishing) and stone setting.  Smaller class size allows for individual attention & encourages the development of personal style and high quality craftsmanship.  Projects range from rings, bracelets, pendants, earrings, necklaces, vessels and broaches.  Teens are welcome.  Materials will be discussed in the first class; copper/brass metal and stones for projects could cost approx. $50 (silver could cost more). No prerequisite for beginners.  Intermediate students have option to design a project with guidance from instructor; Intermediate students must have taken minimum of 4 metalsmithing classes and have ability to design artwork with limited instruction. Min. 4, max. 7.

Full Course

Breathwalk® Workshop


with Joni Winston

Calendar May 25, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Many wisdom traditions use walking as a meditation to calm the mind, connect to nature, and for healing.  Breathwalk is where conscious breathing synchronized with walking, sound, and meditation all come together.  Breathwalk Programs have a more active component than most walking meditations, so you will get some exercise as well as meditate.  Different Programs are designed to elicit specific physiological and emotional shifts.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a water bottle.

About the Instructor: Joni Winston teaches Breathwalk and meditation classes.  You can learn more about Breathwalk on her website at Winston also studies sound healing and is taking yoga teacher training. 

Children's Book Illustration for Teens & Adults


with Miles Davis

Calendar Apr 6, 2019 at 11 am, runs for 6 weeks

NOTE:  The class will delay it's start date by a week.  The class will begin on Saturday, April 6 and end on May 11 

This class is for Teens and Adults.

Students in this class will be taught techniques toward illustrating graphic novels, and/or picture books and will receive help with their own books if they are in process or in concept. Students should bring their imaginations, enthusiasm, and practice sketchbook. No previous experience needed.


1. Basic drawing paper- even copy paper works.

2. Coloring markers and/or pencils.

3. 18x24 construction paper to make class portfolios to hold work.

About the Instructor:  "As a life long artist and creator, Miles Davis continues to find inspiration from both his childhood in the US Armed Forces and his love for pop culture and teaching. His various creative credits include published picture books, record album covers, and even beer labels along with fine art gallery shows. His paintings can be viewed at length at  and children's brand can be explored at"

Clay Sculpture Techniques


with Julia Burns

Calendar Apr 24, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This Intermediate Level class focuses on the process of molding clay through the use of handbuilding skills. Subject matter will lean toward non-functional forms. Basic instruction to build on an armature may also be introduced.  At least two quarters of Handbuilding experience is recommended. 

Full Course

Creative Camp Week 1: After Camp


with Multiple Instructors

Calendar Jun 3, 2019 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

After camp will be offered as structured activity time for those campers who cannot be picked up by 4:15pm. The Camp Manager will oversee these students and offer additional arts instruction and play time. Extra charges may apply for pick ups after 5:30. 

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