Workshops & Classes
Register NOW for exciting adult classes for Winter 2024 at Chastain Arts Center. Please be sure to save your spots as classes are filling up: NEW! YUM-YUM ART/ Christy Knight Thu 10:00AM-1:00PM 1/11-3/14 Fee: $245 Taking inspiration from the kitchen, we will design recipes for success in your compositions, learn to draw a mouth-watering still life, and experiment with ingredients for mixed media from pen and ink to colored pencil to gouache. Join us for weekly readings and feedings for your artist soul while sharpening your skills in a nurturing environment. REGISTER HERE NEW! COLLAGING/ Christy Knight Fri 1:30PM-4:30PM 1/12-3/15 Fee: $245 Layer techniques to create exquisite compositions and deeper worlds within the paper frame. Collage offers a true immersion experience for expression and an opportunity to up-cycle collected two-dimensional objects into thoughtful and intentional artwork. All ability levels welcome. REGISTER HERE NEW! ACRYLIC ON CANVAS/ Christy Knight Wed 6:00PM-9:00PM 1/10-3/13 Fee: $245 FULL-Join the waiting list here! Learn how to paint glowing still lives, frosty scenes, and vibrant sunsets during the longer nights of winter. Fundamentals will be reviewed including composition, medium manipulation, and best practices. Weekly exercises and studio time will culminate in final completed pieces that express your unique voice. All ability levels welcome.
"Loved the lesson, the reading and inspirations, and I would love to sign up for your spring class." ~Anna Benifield
"That was fun, informative and motivating for me to get back to drawing. Your manner is just right for teaching: gentle, patient, and eager to help." ~Cynthia
"Thank you so much for the great program! It was helpful to have a class format in order to dedicate time to this topic. I also loved the drawing warm ups, and the inspiration from the young artists, as well as the reading. Delightful!" ~Susan Bond
Artful Nature Mapping for youth ages 8-12!
Christy has taught fine art & science workshops at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Blue Heron Nature Preserve, Georgia Audubon, and privately in her home studio for over fifteen years. She takes a personal approach to teaching art and encourages her students to follow their own paths armed with the extensive, detailed knowledge and classical skills she provides in a nurturing manner.
Nurture Your Artist Soul
Explore the Richness of Color
Engage the senses as you take a sojourn in the field and studio. The foundation of all our classes, workshops and camps began with this professional, private instruction which has been developed and taught by Christy Knight over the last twenty years. Christy reveals the tools and techniques garnered from a lifetime of experience as an illustrator and artist, building technical skills and championing your unique voice.
"Great class! I'm a beginner and you gave me confidence and made art fun. Thank you so much!" Artists leave class confident, refreshed and inspired.
2023 Adult Pricing: $50 per hour of private instruction or join with a friend for $40 each per lesson. SAVE $20 by purchasing a block of four lessons!
Lessons make great gifts!