Learn a New Craft In The New Year With These Metro Atlanta Arts Groups

Many local arts organizations offer classes for children and adults.
For classes for all ages in music, visual arts, literary arts, dance, fitness, horticulture and culinary arts visit Callanwolde Fine Art Center in Druid Hills. Photo courtesy of Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

With 2018 underway, don’t get left behind in your quest for something new! Dive right in and learn a new hobby from the professional artists in Metro Atlanta.

Several local organizations offer arts classes to give the public a taste of the crafts they practice professionally.

Picture yourself gliding across the stage with ballerinas, marveling at your own art show or delivering lines in front of a packed audience.

These may be far-reaching goals, but everyone has to start somewhere!

Here are just some of the organizations in Metro Atlanta you can turn to at any age for instruction in the arts:

Dance, Move and Get Your Groove On

Atlanta Ballet’s Adult Open Division includes drop-in classes for introductory through advanced students in ballet, jazz, modern dance and musical theatre. Up in Marietta at the studio of The Georgia Ballet, adults can sign up for ballet and pilates classes. Or if you are just looking to mix up your workout routine, try out Georgia Aquarium’s “Workout by the Water,” which offers yoga, pilates and bootcamp classes led by local fitness instructors.

Find the Visual Artist In You

Dunwoody’s Spruill Center for the Arts has day, evening and weekend art courses for all ages in jewelry, ceramics, drawing, painting, photography and more. Adults, teens and youths can also sign up to learn more about pottery wheels, painting, papermaking and more at The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art by the Marietta Square.

Delve into Theater With Acting or Reading Plays

Alliance Theatre offers classes for adults, teens and children in acting and film, and it also holds teacher training sessions. Gwinnett’s Aurora Theatre uses its classes to introduce adults to acting as well as help students be more comfortable speaking in front of a crowd. If being on stage is not for you, check out Actor’s Express’ offerings that include reading and discussing plays.

Discover Your Culinary Genius

Roswell visitors can pick up new cooking skills and expand their recipe repertoires in some of the historic homes the area is known for. For cooking instruction for the whole family check out MJCCA in Dunwoody.

Try Out A Little Bit of Everything

Fulton County Arts Council has a plentiful list of classes in all kinds of art disciplines offered at its art centers sprinkled throughout Atlanta. For instruction in music, visual arts, literary arts, dance, fitness, horticulture and culinary arts visit Callanwolde Fine Art Center in Druid Hills. If edible gardening, beekeeping, tai chi or drawing strike your fancy, check out classes at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Be Close To The Arts As An Usher

Sometimes it is not fun in the spotlight, but you can get one step closer to the action as an usher. Ushers get to learn more about the venues local artists call home, greet arts patrons, and help audience members to their seats. Sometimes they even get to see a show for free! Alliance Theatre, Fox Theatre and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre are some of Metro Atlanta’s theaters that have volunteer opportunities for ushers.

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