Classes and Workshops


Performing Arts | Visual Arts | Workshops

Classes and workshops will run Monday, Nov 1, to Saturday, Dec 18. 

Workshops run throughout the fall! From creative writing, to youth ukulele, to holiday ornaments, join us for a Workshop!
What else is happening at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center? Find out on our Upcoming Events page!

Per City of Savannah safety guidelines (updated Nov 2021), unvaccinated persons are advised to wear a mask in City buildings for personal protection. Class sizes are reduced to allow for social distancing. This is subject to change with any guideline updates.
Reduced pricing is available for youth programming for those who meet free and reduced lunch qualifications. Learn more and download the form here.

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Workshops


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Upcoming workshops are listed below. Past workshops this fall have included: Quilling a Holiday Magnet, Youth Ukulele, Teen Creative Writing, and Floral Artistry. Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear when these workshops are back!

African Dance Workshop
Brenton Jordan
Thursday, Dec 2
6:30-7:30pm

Adult (18+)
$10
$5 - City of Savannah Resident

African Dance is an energetic expression of culture through dance. Instructor Brenton Jordan will guide this 1-hour workshop that is open to all levels. Come move with us!
Register Online

Words & Art: Abstract Creative Writing
Megan Alyse
Saturdays Dec 4 and 11*
11:30am-1:30pm
*Workshop takes place over two weekends.

Adult (18+)
$20
$15 - City of Savannah Resident


Let’s change everything you thought you knew about Poetry, shall we? In this Workshop, we will focus on the rupture of form as well as genre. In other words, this is a hands-on workshop where we will be making things as well as writing them! As a group, we’ll observe and discuss collage, erasures, experimental and found poetry, playing with books that don’t look like books, and reading work that leaps off the page, literally! As individuals, students will be blacking out words, cutting things up, and plastering things together. Students are encouraged to get funky and think outside the box in this class! As a group, we’ll think about and define, for ourselves, what combining visual art, poetry, and storytelling can accomplish.
This is an all levels workshop.
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Youth Puppetry Workshop
Cameron Frost
Jess Le-McKeown

Saturday, Dec 4
12:30-2:00pm

Youth & Teen (Ages 10-15)
$20
$15 - City of Savannah Resident
In this workshop, you will be able to create your own marionette puppet to take home with you and then learn the basics of how to use a puppet like a real puppeteer! The first half will consist of creating the puppets using polymer clay, yarn, fabric, and the second half will cover character creation, voice work, and simple puppet manipulation.
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Metal Ornament Workshop
Christina Taylor
Saturday, Dec 11
10:00am-12:00pm

$30
$25 - City of Savannah Resident
Join us in some festive metal ornament making! Learn to create shapes using various metal wire sizes, shaping templates and wig jig boards. Perfect for both beginners and people with experience. Take home your ornament at the end of the workshop!
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Performing Arts


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Acting

An Actor Prepares: Auditions
Jess Le-McKeown

Teen and Adult (15+)
REGISTRATION CLOSED

Mondays 6:15-7:30pm
6-week series
$60
$50 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
(Nov 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec 6, 13) 
This course will provide actors of all experience levels with some of the tools necessary to enter a professional audition room. Over the 6 weeks, students will select and prepare an audition monologue, create a theatrical resume, learn warm-up techniques, and practice audition room etiquette. The class will culminate in a mock audition where students will have the opportunity to perform for invited guests, as well as receive critical feedback from their colleagues and a professional director.

Character Development Through Movement and Imagination
Casey Bessette

Ages 13-18
REGISTRATION CLOSED

6-Week Series
$60
$50 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
(Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 15)
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+)
REGISTRATION CLOSED

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm
6-Week Series
$60
$50 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

(Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 15)

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+)
Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm


$10 - Single Class DROP IN

(Nov 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec 7, 14)

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

Single-session drop-in available for this class.

Music

Brazilian Drumming
Andrew Hartzell
Teen and Adult (Ages 14+)
REGISTRATION CLOSED

Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
6-Week Series
$60
$50 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

(Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 15)


Andrew Hartzell of Samba Savannah will teach this 6-week class on learning Brazilian percussion and rhythm. Each class will increase the student’s knowledge and skill playing both as an individual and as a group. Participants are welcome to bring their own drum.
Intro to Guitar
Matthew Duplessie
Youth (Ages 10-15)
*FULL-Waitlist only*
Saturdays 10:00-11:00am

Adult (16+)
Saturdays 11:30am-12:30pm

6-Week Series
$60
$50 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

(Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4, 11, 18)

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


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Catch-up classes are required for:
Mosaics: Monday, October 25, 7:00-9:00pm
Drawing: Tuesday, October 26, 10:00am-12:00pm
Ceramics (any kind): Tuesday Oct 26, 6:30-9:00pm OR Friday, October 29, 9:30am-12:00pm


2D and Mixed Media

Adventures in Art
Julian Avila
(Tuesday)
and
Nikki Zuaro
(Saturday)
Youth (9-12)
6-Week Series
$90
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm
(Nov 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec 7, 14)
REGISTRATION CLOSED

Saturdays 11:00am-12:00pm
(Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4, 11, 18)

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
(Thursday, 5 weeks)

Nikki Zuaro
(Saturday, 6 weeks)
Youth (Ages 6-8)

Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm
5-Week Series
$75
$50 - City of Savannah Resident Rate
(Nov 4, 18, Dec 2, 9, 16)
REGISTRATION CLOSED

Saturdays 9:30-10:30am
6-Week Series
$90
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

(Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4, 11, 18)

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+)
REGISTRATION CLOSED

Tuesdays 10:00am-12:00pm
(Nov 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec 7, 14)

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)
REGISTRATION CLOSED

Mondays 1:00-2:00pm

(Nov 1, 15, 29, Dec 13)

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+)
REGISTRATION CLOSED

Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm

(Nov 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec 7, 14)

Wednesdays (VIRTUAL) 6:30-7:30pm

(Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 15)

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.  

This class has a virtual class option. Please note materials are not included for the virtual class.


Ceramics

Ceramics - Handbuilding

Cameron Frost (Thursdays)

Antonia Gorham (Fridays)

Adult (16+)  
REGISTRATION CLOSED
$90
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

Thursdays 6:30-9:00pm
*FULL-Waitlist only*
(Nov 4, 18, Dec 2, 9, 16)

Fridays 9:30am-12:00pm
*FULL-Waitlist only*
(Nov 5, 12, 19, Dec 3, 10, 17)

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+)
REGISTRATION CLOSED
$90
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

Tuesdays 6:30-9:00pm
*FULL-Waitlist only*
(Nov 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec 7, 14)

Saturdays 9:30am-12:00pm
*FULL-Waitlist only*
(Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4, 11, 18)

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+)
REGISTRATION CLOSED
6-Week Series with make-up class.
$90
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

Wednesdays 6:00-8:30pm
*FULL-Waitlist only*
(Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 15)

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)
REGISTRATION CLOSED
6-Week Series
$90
$60 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

Mondays 6:00-8:00pm
(Nov 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec 6, 13)

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)
REGISTRATION CLOSED
5-Week Series
$75
$50 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm
(Nov 4, 18, Dec 2, 9, 16)

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.


Metals & Jewelry

Mosaics
Pam Reynolds
Adult (16+)
REGISTRATION CLOSED
6-Week Series with make-up class
$115
$95 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

Mondays 7:00-9:00pm
Make-up class: Oct 25
(Nov 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec 6, 13)

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+)
5-Week Series
$95
$80 - City of Savannah Resident Rate

Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm
(Nov 9, 16, 30, Dec 7, 14)
*note there is no class the first week of November.
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.



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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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