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ART 01 - Drawing Animals in Ink (Ages 12-15)


with Anna Trodglen

Calendar Aug 26, 2019 at 4 pm, runs for 5 weeks

**This class skips Sept. 2**

In this class we will learn various black and white techniques, as well as a little anatomy and perspective. We will also learn hatching and stippling to create depth and volume.  Using the five line system, which helps break everything down to simple shapes, the student will create pictures which they can be proud of.

We will use pencil for the first two weeks, followed by two weeks of pencil and pen, following with pencil, ink wash, and pen.

Animals selected are:  Tigers, squirrels, whales, raccoons,meerkats, and alligators.

Supply List:

  • #2 pencils and sharpener
  • Pink pearl eraser
  • Bottle of India ink in black
  • Medium sized mop brush
  • One very fine tipped brush
  • Box of 10 ultrafine markers in black
  • Box of fine markers in black
  • Tiny tube of white watercolor paint
  • 11x14 mixed media pad
  • Small clear bottle for mixing ink in that will fit the mop brush.

You can order your supplies and have them ready for you at your first class by ordering from Binders! Drawing Animals in Ink supply list available here:

About the Instructor:  Anna Trodglen - Anna studied drawing and painting at Ga State University.  She drew dogs at a local groomers for two years and for the past twelve years has drawn animals at fairs, zoos, American Kennel Club shows, pet stores, and arts events. She is a many times published author and illustrator of both children’s and adults’ books.

POT 16 - Pottery on the Wheel for Teens


with Rebecca Layson

Calendar Sep 9, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Introduction to the potter’s wheel for teens, ages 13-18 only.  Basic throwing skills will be taught, as well as design and decorative techniques for functional pottery forms.

The tuition includes a $55 fee, which covers the cost of one bag of stoneware, raku, or lizella clay (other clays at additional cost), glazes, and 2,000 cubic inches of glaze firing. Students provide their own tools. Additional clay and tools may be purchased from the studio (credit card only). All work fired at Callanwolde must be produced in the Pottery Program studios (no outside work allowed). Students may access the studios on weekends and most afternoons for practice at no additional cost.


Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 2 payments of $60.00, paid monthly.

Spring Break Creative Camp (Ages 6-12)


with Multiple Instructors

Calendar Apr 6, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

If your camper enjoyed Creative Camp this summer, we have good news! We are now offering Creative Camp during Atlanta Public Schools and Decatur City Schools Spring Break. 

Creative Camp is the perfect place for young artists. From painting to pottery, yoga to weaving, campers experience everything Callanwolde has to offer. Campers are placed into 4 groups of 10 based off of age as they create art across our historic and inspiring campus. Campers rotate through 4 different arts activities each day:

Painting and Drawing: Projects will include use of graphite, colored pencils, crayons, pastels, watercolors, tempura and more.

Mixed Media: Projects will include sculpture and weaving. 

Clay: Campers will use air dry clay to create various clay projects.

Movement: Structured movement and play time- activities involve getting outside and playing movement-based games.


For more information please contact Brooke Adams at

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