Classes and Workshops

In-person programming will pause beginning Friday, Sept 3.


In response to the updated Emergency Order from the Mayor, the Savannah Cultural Arts Center will close to the public starting Friday, September 3. Classes will continue in person until Friday. If you are currently registered for a class you will be contacted by Cultural Resources staff. You can also reach us with any questions at 912-651-6783 or scac@savannahga.gov.

Registration is suspended for session classes.
Drop-in registration is still available for Salsa (Mon. Aug 30) and Modern African Fusion (Wed. Sept 1).
The drop in rate is $10 per class.

Performing Arts | Visual Arts | Workshops

Performing Arts


Fall2021PerformingArts

Acting

Character Development Through Movement and Imagination
Casey Bessette

Ages 13-18
Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm

6-Week Series
$80
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
(Sept 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct 6)
Teen actors of all levels are welcome to this fun series covering the importance of physical awareness and functional movement patterns in acting. Through imagination, games, and movement-based exercises, students will learn to develop their characters as well as gain confidence for the stage. 

Dance

Basics of Choreography
MiKeshia McPhaul
Teen and Adult (Ages 14+)
Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm

8-Week Series
$80
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

(Aug 19, 26, Sept 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7)

Study the history and various styles of choreography from conceptualization and the first step to a completed piece. Participants will be able to work towards a final showcase piece for friends and family.
Modern African Fusion
Muriel Miller
Teen and Adult (Ages 13+)
Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm

8-Week Series
$80
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
$10 - Single Class DROP IN

(Aug 18, 25, Sept 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct 6)

Expand your knowledge of dance through the movements of Pan-African, modern, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop dance styles. For dancers of all levels.

Sign up for a drop-in session!
Salsa!
Roger Wilson and Rachel Kanney
Adult (18+)
Mondays 7:00-7:40pm

8-Week Series
$80
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
$10 - Single Class DROP IN

(Aug 16, 23, 30, Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11)

Have fun with confidence on the dance floor as you learn the steps that make Salsa one of the most popular dances in the world! Open to adults of all levels, having a partner is not required.

Sign up for a drop-in session!

Music

Intro to Guitar
Matthew Duplessie
Youth (Ages 10-15)
Saturdays 10:00-11:00am

Adult (16+)
Saturdays11:30am-12:30pm

8-Week Series
$80
$70 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

(Aug 21, 28, Sept 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9)

Have you ever wanted to learn the acoustic guitar but have never taken that first step? This is your chance to learn the basics of guitar in a small group setting. From the basics of the instrument to strumming your first chords, this is the perfect class to begin your musical journey. Students are welcome to bring their own acoustic guitar, a limited number will be available for use.

Visual Arts


Fall2021VisualArts

2D and Mixed Media

Acrylic Painting
Paul Kline
Adult (16+)
Mondays 6:30-8:30pm
*FULL - accepting waitlist only

8-Week Series
$110
$80 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
(Aug 16, 23, 30, Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11)

Explore the creative and fun world of acrylic painting! Designed for beginners or anyone looking to improve their skills, this class will guide you through a number of styles and techniques of this user-friendly medium. The class will cover basic materials, the properties of acrylics, color theory, composition, glazes, expressive painting, and more. Over the length of the class, you will have the opportunity to complete 5 finished artworks.

Student will be required to provide materials for the class. It is NOT necessary to bring supplies to the first class.

Adventures in Art
Julian Avila
Youth (9-12)
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm

6-Week Series
$90
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
(Aug 31, Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5)

Young artists are invited to expand their creativity with a variety of fun art projects!   Both 2-D and 3-D mediums will be covered, including working with clay, making drip paintings, and creating mixed media artwork.
Discovering Art
Julian Avila
Youth (Ages 6-8)
6-Week Series
$90
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm
(Sept 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7)

Young artists are invited to expand their creativity with a variety of fun art projects!   Both 2-D and 3-D mediums will be covered, including working with clay, making drip paintings, and creating mixed media artwork.
Drawing Fundamentals and Beyond
Paul Kline
Adult (16+)
8-Week Series
$110
$80 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
*Materials are not included

Tuesdays 10:00am-12:00pm
(Aug 17, 24, 31, Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5)

Take your inner artist to the next level! This course will introduce you to drawing fundamentals and technical skills to create simple and complex forms through gesture, line, textures, patterns, perspective, value, and shading. Designed for complete beginners and those looking to brush up their skill set, this course will equip you with the knowledge to create stunning designs and finished drawings.

Students will be required to provide materials for the class.

Homeschool Art
Antonia Gorham
Youth (6-12)
4, bi-weekly sessions
$55
$40 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

(Aug 30, Sept 13, 27, Oct 9)

Learn, create, and have fun in our biweekly art series prepared for home schooled students! Each session will offer a different creative and educational activity to foster artistic expression. Parents are encouraged to join in on the fun for free.
Explorations in Collage
Nikki Zuaro
Adult (16+)
8-Week Series


*Class Closed
Let your creativity thrive using recycled newspapers, magazines, photos, personal memorabilia to create unique 2D collaged art. Designed to inspire artistic growth while developing collaging skills and introducing new techniques, Explorations in Collage is a course for all levels of experience. Participants are welcome to bring in their own items to add to pieces.  


Ceramics

Ceramics - Handbuilding

Antonia Gorham (Fridays)
Cameron Frost (Thursdays)
Adult (16+)
8-Week Series
$110
$80 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

Thursdays 6:30-9:00pm
(Aug 19, 26, Sept 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7)
*FULL - accepting waitlist only

Fridays 9:30am-12:00pm
(Aug 20, 27, Sept 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8)

Explore the creative and fun world of clay handbuilding. Each week will cover a different hand construction technique, glazing, and problem-solving in clay. Completed projects will be glazed and fired, allowing participants to end the course with fully finished pieces. Please wear clothing that can get clay on them.

Participants are also welcome to attend Clay Open Studio hours, included with registration.


Ceramics - Wheel
Cameron Frost
Adult (16+)
8-Week Series
$110
$80 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

Tuesdays 6:30-9:00pm
(Aug 17, 24, 31, Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5)
*FULL - accepting waitlist only

Saturdays 9:30am-12:00pm
(Aug 21, 28, Sept 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9)
*FULL - accepting waitlist only

Throw yourself into the exciting world of pottery! Over the course of eight weeks, participants will learn wheel throwing, trimming, glazing, and decorative techniques. This class is designed for beginners or those looking for a refresher course. Completed projects will be glazed and fired, allowing participants to end the course with fully finished pieces. Please wear clothing that can get clay on them.

Participants are also welcome to attend Clay Open Studio hours, included with registration.


Ceramics - Sculpture
Cameron Frost
Adult (16+)
8-Week Series
$110
$80 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

Wednesdays 6:00-8:30pm
(Aug 18, 25, Sept 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct 6)

Ceramic sculpture is an excellent first or continuing ceramic class for those more interested in form over function. In this class you will be given the guidance and materials to produce your own sculpture less than a foot tall. Completed projects will be glazed and fired, allowing participants to end the course with fully finished pieces. Open to all levels of experience, please wear clothing that can get clay on them.

Participants are also welcome to attend Clay Open Studio hours, included with registration.


Ceramics - Teen
Antonia Gorham
Teen (Ages 12-16)
6-Week Series
$90
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

Mondays 6:00-8:00pm
(Aug 30, Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11)

Explore the creative possibilities in clay! This fun and energetic class is geared toward any level of experience and will cover a mix of skill-building and experimental projects, both handbuilding and on the wheel. Completed projects will be glazed and fired, allowing participants to end the course with fully finished pieces. Please wear clothing that can get clay on them.

Participants are also welcome to attend Clay Open Studio hours, included with registration.


Ceramics - Youth
Cameron Frost
Youth (Ages 9-12)
6-Week Series
$90
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm
(Sept 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7)

Explore the creative possibilities in clay! This fun and energetic class geared toward young artists will cover a mix of skill-building and experimental projects, both handbuilding and on the wheel. Completed projects will be glazed and fired, allowing participants to end the course with fully finished pieces. Please wear clothing that can get clay on them.

Participants are also welcome to attend Clay Open Studio hours, included with registration.


Metals & Jewelry

Jewelry & Metalsmithing
Christina Taylor
Adult (16+)
8-Week Series
$150
$125 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm
OR
Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm
(Aug 19, 26, Sept 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7)

Create wearable pieces of art while building a foundation working with metals (copper, brass, and silver). Covering both cold and hot connections (torch!), forming, and fabrication, you’ll gain an understanding of all our metals studio has to offer. This class is suitable for the absolute beginner, and each project will have suitable variations to engage any level.
Mosaics
Pam Reynolds
Adult (16+)
8-Week Series
$150
$125 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

Mondays 7:00-9:00pm
(Aug 16, 23, 30, Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11)

Learn basic mosaic techniques and create your own mosaic. This series will cover the use of various substrates, adhesives, and materials, design transfer, cutting techniques, and grouting.  Materials are included and no experience necessary. Make your own unique mosaic, ready to take home at the end of the course!
Tiny Treasures – Introduction to the World Beading
Tana Fileccia-Flagg
Adult (16+)
8-Week Series
$150
$125 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm
(Aug 17, 24, 31, Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5)
Create one-of-a-kind wearable art! All levels of experience are invited to become part of the growing Savannah beading community. Basic stitches will be covered through the creation of beaded pieces; finishing of pieces, ending work and adding closures, will be covered. You will also be introduced to local bead associations, artists, and to Savannah’s own contribution to International Bead Week and Contemporary Geometric Beading.


Workshops


Fall2021Workshops

Performing Arts Workshops

Drum Night
Liz Coleman

All Ages (Under age 15 must be accompanied by an adult)
$10
$5 - City of Savannah Resident

Friday, Aug 20, 6:30-8:30pm
and
Friday, Sept 17, 7:00-8:30pm

Come keep the rhythm under the stars! Learn the history of the drums and enjoy building a rhythm with others in a group. Bring your own drum if you have one!
Brazilian Drum Night
Andrew Hartzell

All Ages (Under age 15 must be accompanied by an adult)
$10
$5 - City of Savannah Resident

Friday, Sept 3, 6:30-8:30pm
and
Saturday, Oct 16, 10:00am-12:00pm

Experience the beauty of the Brazilian drumming style with this workshop from Samba Savannah. All levels are invited. Bring your own drum if you have one!
Healing Sounds Workshop
Matthew Duplessie & Alexander Seccombe

Adults (17+)
$10
$5 - City of Savannah Resident

Friday, Oct 1, 6:30-8:30pm

Sacred Sound Journey concert performance involves an array of indigenous analog instruments such the gong, Himalayan singing bowls, native flutes, percussion, bells, chimes, hand drums, and throat-singing vocals.  The intention is to offer an authentic transformative experience, in which attendees experience a rendition of a 'rite of passage', being ushered into a deeper state of expanded consciousness and awareness through the use of sound and guided meditation.

Ukulele Workshop 
Mandy Madson
Youth (Ages 10-15)
$10
$5 - City of Savannah Resident

Saturday, Sept 25 11:00am-1:00pm

Saturday, Oct 9 11:00am-1:00pm

Fun can come in all shapes and sizes, and the ukulele is proof of that! Students will be led through the basics of the instrument in this enjoyable, musical workshop!

Registration Methods

Online
Registration for classes can be completed using our online form.  Payment will be completed by phone after registration is submitted. Your registration is not complete until payment is received.

Phone
To register by phone, please call us at (912) 651 6783. 

*Important: Payment is due at the time of registration. All debit and credit cards accepted.

Procedures and Policies
The Cultural Resources department reserves the right to cancel classes, combine or reschedule classes, or change class instructors when necessary. The Cultural Resources department will not provide make-up classes or issue refunds to those who miss classes due to illness or other events beyond our control.

The Cultural Resources department reserves the right to refuse enrollment to participants with a history of unacceptable behavior.

Please note: Per City of Savannah safety guidelines, instructors, staff, and participants will be required to wear masks while in class and in the building. Class sizes are reduced to allow for social distancing. This is subject to change with any guideline updates.

Cancellations and Refunds
If the Cultural Resources department cancels a class for any reason, all registered participants will be informed as soon as possible and extended the opportunity to transfer to another class. If participants do not wish to transfer to another class, a full refund will be processed.

There is a $25 withdrawal and/or transfer fee. Notice of withdrawal or transfer must be made in WRITING to the Cultural Resources department, and it must be received by noon the Friday before the first day of class. No refunds will be made for withdrawals after that time. Failure to attend sessions or verbal notification will NOT be regarded as an official notice of withdrawal.

Financial Assistance

Our classes and workshops are available to the entire community and we strive to ensure that youth, in particular, have an opportunity to participate. Financial assistance is available for youth, aged 17 and under, who are enrolled in the SCCPSS free and reduced lunch program. Documentation is required from parents/guardians. Download the financial assistance application here.

For questions or concerns, please call us at (912) 651-6783.

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