Winter Classes

Arts and Culture

Winter 2023 Session

Winter Classes

Fulton County Arts & Culture Virtual and In-person Winter Session 2023
Emma Darnell Aviation Museum & Conference Center (EDAMCC)

Register Now for WINTER 2023 Classes
Winter Registration: December 6, 2022 – January 13, 2023
Winter Session Dates: January 10 – March 4, 2023
Virtual Classes are free and open to the public. Classes are first come first serve. Check class offering for description and maximum class capacity. Virtual meeting access will be provided if class space is available. Download Zoom app on cellphone, tablet, desktop computer, or laptop prior to class start date. 

Fulton County Arts & Culture Virtual and In-person Winter Session 2023

West End Performing Arts Center (WEPAC)
Register Now for Winter 2023 Classes
Winter Session Dates: January 10 – March 4, 2023 

For more information about art center facilities, programs, and events visit www.fultonarts.org or @fultoncountyarts. 

Class schedule, offering, dates, & times subject to change and cancellation due to low registration.

Emma Darnell Aviation Museum & Conference Center

Winter 2023 Class Sessions

Tuesdays

Piano, Beginners, Ages 10 - Senior
Tuesdays, January 10– February 28, 2023
Time: 9 – 9:45 PM Eastern Time (Us and Canada)
Instructor: Wlanvi Zinsou, EDAMCC Instructor
Learn to play the piano using an easy learning system that will have you playing chords & simple songs and understanding the keyboard in a very short time.
Pre-requisite: Can be a novice with no prior lessons or completed a premier course.
Maximum class size: 10
Class Supplies: For complete supply list click class link.
Zoom class link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwoc-mqqzojEtbqZ97N7p9yJhHapJncxY5L

Quilting Tips and Tricks, Ages 55+
Tuesdays, January 10– February 28, 2023
Time: 10 – 10:45 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)                                                                                                                                                        Instructor: Darlyne Dandridge, EDAMCC Instructor
Join Darlyne Dandridge for hand quilting tips and more. Maximum class size 15 participants.
Supplies: sewing needles, thread, cloth scraps, and batting.
Maximum Class Size: 15
Zoom class link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpc-mppjouGtykthln0kzwc0YzmyaSQnme

Virtual Piano Lab for the Intermediate (New and Returning Students), Ages 10 - Senior
Tuesdays, January 10– February 28, 2023                                                                                                                                                                                  Time: 10 – 10:45 PM Eastern Time (Us and Canada)                                                                                                                                                          Instructor: Wlanvi Zinsou, EDAMCC Instructor                                                                                                                                                                      PLEASE READ CLASS DESCRIPTION
This class is for the older intermediate student, not a beginner with high aptitude, knowledge, and proficiency playing the piano and would like to continue to practice increasing their proficiency. In this fast-paced class, students will learn to play major scales, theory, techniques, reading, and composing music that will introduce chord progressions and scales to their piano aptitude. Pre-Requisite: Can be a new and returning student who has intermediate knowledge and playing skill, not beginner level, must have knowledge of some chord theory, sight-reading level 1 or above. Maximum class size: 10.                                                                                                                                                                                              Class Supplies: For complete supply list click class link
Zoom class link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYld-GrqjMuEtHSHtxJLSgWRr5xLSg3qW6-

Advanced Piano (New and Returning Students), Ages 10 – Senior
Pre-requisite: open to all who are above level Two - 2 in pedagogy
Tuesdays, September 13 – November 1, 2022
Time: 11 – 11:45 AM Eastern Time (Us and Canada)                                                                                                                                                          Instructor: Wlanvi Zinsou, EDAMCC Instructor
This class is for the older advanced student, not a beginner or intermediate, has high aptitude, knowledge, and proficiency skills and would like to continue to practice increasing their ability to play fluently. In this fast-paced class, students will learn to play major scales, extended chords, theory, technics, reading, and composing music that will advance their piano aptitude.
Pre-Requisite: Class open to all who are above level two in pedagogy, a new or returning student who has advance knowledge and playing skill, not beginner or intermediate level, must have knowledge of chord theory, circle of fifths, sight-reading level 2 or above.
Maximum class size: 10.                                                                                                                                                                                                                Class Supplies: For complete supply list click class link.
Zoom Class Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIuf-ygpjotH9KpAB6knpBQsd7zVjNdWs2C

Fabric Painting & Dyeing, Ages 55+ (IN-PERSON)
Tuesdays, January 10– February 28, 2023
Time: 11- 11:45 AM Eastern Time (Us and Canada)                                                                                                                                                                  Class Location: 3900 Aviation Circle, Atlanta, GA 30336
Instructor: Tisha Smith, EDAMCC Arts Education Coordinator
Learn basic dye techniques and other simple and unique ways to paint and dye fabrics. Maximum participants 10.                                                Class Supplies: For complete supply list click class link.                                                                                                                                                        In person Class Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Activity_Search/10180

Wednesdays

Painting face and Figures in Watercolor: The Basics, Ages 21+ (HYBRID CLASS BOTH IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL)                            Wednesdays, January 11– March 1, 2023                                                                                                                                                                                      Time: 10 - 11:30 AM Eastern Time (Us and Canada)                                                                                                                                                            Instructor: Alva McNeal, EDAMCC Arts Education Coordinator                                                                                                                                      Class Description: This class is design to equip students with information to successfully experiment with painting faces and figures with watercolor.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Class Supplies: For complete supply list click Zoom class link.                                                                                                                                      Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpde-orDwuHdU7uyNhZGNfnyX8UiMSiQ7s
In-Person Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Activity_Search/10195

Recorder for Beginners, Ages 6 - 11
Time: 4 – 4:45 PM Eastern Time (Us and Canada)
Wednesdays, January 11– March 1, 2023
Time: 4 – 4:45 PM Eastern Time (Us and Canada)                                                                                                                                                          Instructor: Wlanvi Zinsou, EDAMCC Instructor

Learn to play the Soprano Recorder, instrument kindred to the woodwind family like the flute, oboe, clarinet and other brass instruments, using an easy learning system that will have you playing chords & simple songs. Pre-requisite: Student ages 6-7 must know the alphabets, count to ten, and have a parental coach to attend each class with their child.

Learn to play the Soprano Recorder, instrument kindred to the woodwind family like the flute, oboe, clarinet and other brass instruments, using an easy learning system that will have you playing chords & simple songs. Pre-requisite: Student ages 6-7 must know the alphabets, count to ten, and have a parental coach to attend each class with their child.                                                                                                                                  Maximum participant’s 8-Class                                                                                                                                                                                              Supplies: Yamaha YRS 24 B Wooden Soprano Wooden Recorder, PDF handout provided by the instructor                                                              Zoom class link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkdO6hrj8iHtd3WAO3AJAVD2q0IUYmS27f

Thursdays

Mixed Media Tips and Tricks, Age: 55+ (IN-PERSON)
Thursdays, January 12– March 2, 2023
Time: 11-11:45 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Instructor: Tisha Smith, EDAMCC Arts Education Coordinator
Class Description: This class will teach a few of the common mixed media transfer techniques using items like packaging tape, acrylic paints, gel mediums, and various other exciting application for mixed media compositions.                                                                                                            Class Supplies: For complete supply list click class link.                                                                                                                                                        In-Person Class link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Activity_Search/10183


Open Studio, Age: 18- Adult (IN-PERSON)
Thursdays, January 12– March 2, 2023
Time: 12:00 -2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)                                                                                                                                                      Location: 3900 Aviation Circle, NW, Atlanta, GA 30336
Class Description: This open studio time is an opportunity for class participants to come into the center to engage with one another in a self-guided studio experience as they work on projects assigned from class. Studio participant is responsible for their own material and/or supplies. Space is limited. Must pre-register to reserve day and time slot.                                                                                                                                                In-Person Class link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Activity_Search/10184

Fridays

Chair Yoga, Ages 55+
Fridays, January 13 – March 3, 2023
Time: 10:00 – 10:45 AM Eastern Time (Us and Canada)                                                                                                                                                        Instructor: Brooke Brimm, EDAMCC Instructor
This class will provide 20 minutes of yogic stretching and breathing in the chair and standing. It is designed for participants with limited mobility. The last 10 minutes of the class will be dedicated to relaxation.
Zoom class link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvde-hqj4qGNMRZh2ZqM7PSp14qNaa1rxt

 

Ballet Barre for seniors, Ages 55+
Fridays, January 13 – March 3, 2023
Time: 10 – 10:45 AM Eastern Time (Us and Canada)                                                                                                                                                              Instructor: Dr. Theresa Howard, EDAMCC Instructor
Ballet exercise to help enhance body alignment, posture, strength building, balance, focus and concentration.                                                            Zoom class link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvc-yoqTMvGNGFyZ3TLB3sQ3sz64zVpbC5

 

Modern Dance Stretch Fitness: s, Ages 55+
Fridays, January 13 – March 3, 2023
Time: 11 – 11:45 AM Eastern Time (Us and Canada)                                                                                                                                                        Instructor: Dr. Theresa Howard, EDAMCC Instructor
Exercise flow will be conducted on the floor (mat recommended), chair, and standing. Purpose: enhanced body conditioning, body flexibility, muscle strengthening and toning.                                                                                                                                                                                              Zoom class link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpcuGhqz4jG9aTZ_9HulKigzHoTwDHBV4J

Saturdays

Latin Dance Exploration, Ages 13 – 17 (IN-PERSON)
Saturdays, January 14 – March 4, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Eastern Time (Us and Canada)                                                                                                                                            Instructor: Taron Harris, EDAMCC Instructor                                                                                                                                                                      Class Location: 3900 Aviation Circle, Atlanta, GA 30336, 404-612-8600
Students will learn the basic dance patterns in latin social dance. Latin dance styles include salsa, bachata, merengue, cha cha, rumba, and more. Also, there will be a fusion of afrobeat and dancehall.
Registration Fee: $25                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In-Person Class link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Activity_Search/10182


What's the Code with Graphic Design, Ages 8-16 (maximum 10 students) (IN-PERSON)
Saturdays, January 14 – March 4, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Eastern Time (Us and Canada)                                                                                                                                            Instructor: Brittany Crawford, EDAMCC Instructor                                                                                                                                                            Class Location: 3900 Aviation Circle, Atlanta, GA 30336, 404-612-8600
Creatively explores design through basic coding and/or graphic design. Coding animated logos or even designing your own personal logos and graphics. Coding creates an entire experience; whether you're building a code from Scratch or using Canva to create and design; still using S.T.E.A.M. plus creativity you are about to have a fantastic time in Our Space.                                                                                                                  Class Supplies: For complete supply list click Zoom class link.
Excellent WiFi, Desktop/Laptop/MacBook/Tablet(iPAD), Notebook for your notes, Jump Drive or Hard Drive for Memory, Login information for SCRATCH 2.0, Canva login/subscription for students who are taking the graphic design portion of the class the subscription is worth the $13/month for the Student, Working Email
Registration Fee: $25                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In-Person Class link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Activity_Search/10194

 

Urban Line Dance & Ballroom Dance, Ages 18+ (IN-PERSON)

Saturdays, January 14 – March 4, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)                                                                                                                                              Instructor: TJ Estell, EDAMCC Instructor                                                                                                                                                                              Class Location: 3900 Aviation Circle, Atlanta, GA 30336, 404-612-8600
Get your body moving with this fun-filled class to increase your stamina, flexibility, and improve your quality of life. Space is limited.
Registration Fee: $10 per class meeting day. Must pre-register to reserve class day and time.                                                                                          In-Person Class link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Activity_Search/10193

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hip Hop vs Tik Tok, Ages 13 – 17 (IN-PERSON)
Saturdays, January 14 – March 4, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Eastern Time (Us and Canada)                                                                                                                                          Instructor: Taron Harris, EDAMCC Instructor                                                                                                                                                                      Class Location: 3900 Aviation Circle, Atlanta, GA 30336, 404-612-8600
Students will learn many dance elements and hip-hop styles to create their own signature movement through freestyle or guided improvisation. The students will come together to create a series of movements they have created themselves and/or collectively with the class.
Registration Fee: $25                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In-Person Class link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Activity_Search/10181

Winter Workshops

Atlanta Fine Art Exhibit

Exhibition Opening and Reception on Saturday, January 28, 2023, 6 PM – 9 PM

Artist & Collectors Talk, Saturday, February 18, 2023, 3 PM- 5 PM

Fulton County Department of Arts and Culture Emma Darnell Aviation Museum and Conference Center, in partnership with NobelSol Art Group, unveils the “Atlanta Fine Arts Exhibition” Exhibit, a group exhibition featuring 44 fine artists from Atlanta and abroad and over one hundred pieces of artwork. 

The exhibit opening and reception is free and open to the public will run through February 25, 2023. For more information, visit www.fultonarts.org or call 404-612-8600.  RSVP at  www.theatlantaexhibition.com.

 

Black History Month Workshop Celebrating African American Art -The Bearden Experience.

Saturday, February 11, 2023, 10 AM-12 PM

Learn how to make a collage like acclaimed artist Romare Bearden who used African-American history and literature as inspirations for his artwork. Workshop is free and open to the public. Space is limited; Registration is required.

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-bearden-experience-collage-making-workshop-tickets-522982162727

West End Performing Arts Center

Winter 2023 Class Sessions

Tuesdays

DRAWING, Ages 8-14 (IN-PERSON)
Tuesdays, January 10 – February 28, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (Us and Canada)                                                                                                                                                        Instructor: MICHI, WEPAC
Students will examine drawing as a developmental process, reflecting on the images they create.                                                                                Fee: $25.00
Supplies: Provided by the Arts Center
In-Person Class Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Activity_Search/10209

TEEN DRAWING INTENSIVE, Ages 13-17 (IN-PERSON)
Tuesdays, January 10 – February 28, 2023
5:30PM-6:30PM Eastern Time (Us and Canada)                                                                                                                                                              Instructor: MICHI. WEPAC

Advance your skills. This 8-week Teen drawing class focuses on technique, creativity, and a variety of approaches to drawing.                    Supplies: Drawing Paper & Pencils or supplies you have at home.                                                                                                                                        Class Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Activity_Search/10216 


WEST AFRICAN DANCE YOUTH, Ages 5-12 (In Person)
Tuesdays, January 10 – February 28, 2023
5:00PM-5:40PM Eastern Time (Us and Canada)                                                                                                                                                                Instructor: Manga African Dance Inc,/Ramatu Sabbatt, WEPAC
A fun energetic class featuring traditional West African dance movements to the sounds of live drum rhythms.                                                        Fee: $25.00
Class Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Activity_Search/10208

WEST AFRICAN DANCE ADULTS (In Person)
Tuesdays, January 10 – February 28, 2023
6:00PM-7:15PM Eastern Time (Us and Canada)                                                                                                                                                            Instructor: Manga African Dance Inc./Ramatu Sabbatt, WEPAC
A fun energetic class featuring traditional West African dance movements to the sounds of live drum rhythms.                                                        Fee: $40.00
Class Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Activity_Search/10207

 

Wednesdays

PAINTING, Beginning Acrylic, ADULTS Age 55+ (IN PERSON) 
Wednesdays, January 11 – March 1, 2023
11:30am -12:30pm Eastern Time (Us and Canada)                                                                                                                                                        Instructor: Michi , WEPAC
Students will learn the basic techniques and concepts of painting such as color theory, composition, value, color mixing, brush work and blending. Individuals will advance at their own pace while learning about painting with acrylics.                                                                          Supplies: Drawing paper, crayons, markers, pencils and other supplies you have at home.                                                                                          Class Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Activity_Search/10213

MIXED MEDIA EXPLORATION, ADULTS (In Person)
Wednesdays, January 11 – March 1, 2023
5:30pm - 6:30 pm Eastern Time (Us and Canada)                                                                                                                                                            Instructor: Michi , WEPAC
Students will be encouraged to combine the use of familiar and unfamiliar media in order to explore alternative creative methods.                    Fee: $40.00                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Supplies: Paint, canvas, colored pencils provided. Supplies from home include; newspapers, magazines, fabric and other items.
Class Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Activity_Search/10227

Thursdays

PIANO/MUSIC THEORY BEGINNING, Seniors 55+ & Adults (In Person)

Thursday, January 12 – March 2, 2023
10:00AM-11:00AM Eastern Time (Us and Canada)                                                                                                                                                        Instructor: Rodney Allen, WEPAC
Students will explore the piano in a group setting and learn basic theory.                                                                                                                  Supplies: Keyboard provided for in class use.
Class Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Activity_Search/10214

 

 

 

PIANO/MUSIC THEORY INTERMEDIATE, Seniors 55+ & Adults (In Person)

Thursday, January 12 – March 2, 2023
11:00AM-11:40AM Eastern Time (Us and Canada)                                                                                                                                                        Instructor: Rodney Allen, WEPAC
Students will explore the piano in a group setting and learn basic theory.                                                                                                                  Supplies: Keyboard provided for in class use.
Class Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Activity_Search/10215

 

 

CREATIVE STRETCHING & RELAXATION FOR ADULTS 55+

Thursday, January 12 – March 2, 2023
1:00PM-2:30PM Eastern Time (Us and Canada)                                                                                                                                                            Instructor: Ragenia Wadada, WEPAC
Students will stretch and relax while listening to peaceful music. Guided breath and body awareness exercises to help boost your well being.        Supplies: Floor mat. Chairs provided if needed.
Class Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Activity_Search/10230

 

ATLANTA BALLET CENTER FOR DANCE EDUCATION @ WEPAC
Thursday, January 12 – March 2, 2023
3:15PM – 6:15PM Eastern Time (Us and Canada)                                                                                                                                                          Instructor: Mr. Kameron Davis, Atlanta Ballet
Creative movement dance classes for youth ages 5-10. Please select your student class according to age and click the link to register for the appropriate time according to your students age at the time of registration.                                                                                                                      FEE: Free for Fulton County Residents $10 for Non-Residents                                                                                                                                              Ages 5, 3:15PM 4:00PM                                                                                  http://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Activity_Search/10222

 

Ages 6-7, 4:15pm-5:00PM                                                                          http://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Activity_Search/10223


Ages 8-10, 5:15PM-6:15PM                                                                              http://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Activity_Search/10224

 

ART MAKERS, Youth, Ages 6-12 (IN PERSON) Thursdays, January 12 – March 2, 2023

4:30pm - 5:30 pm Eastern Time (Us and Canada)                                                                                                                                                          Instructor: Michi, WEPAC
Students will explore different materials and techniques to create art and express their creativity.                                                                              Fee: $25.00                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Supplies: Provided by the Arts Center
Class Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Activity_Search/10206

 

ADULT ADVANCED DRAWING INTENSIVE Adults (Virtual)
Thursday, January 12 – March 2, 2023
5:30PM-6:30PM Eastern Time (Us and Canada)                                                                                                                                                                    Instructor: MICHI. WEPAC
Advance your skills. This 8 week Teen drawing class focuses on technique, creativity, and a variety of approaches to drawing.

Supplies: Drawing Paper & Pencils or supplies you have at home.

ZOOM LINK: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvdOysrDwvH91ddXZmK1Mq_9_mjDCIaGG5

 

 

 

 

 

Saturdays

PIANO, Beginning, Youth, Ages 6-12 (In Person)
Saturdays, January 14 – March 4, 2023
10:00AM-11:00AM Eastern Time (Us and Canada)                                                                                                                                                              Instructor: Steve Vincent, WEPAC
Students will explore the piano in a group setting and learn basic theory.                                                                                                                          Fee: $25.00                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Supplies: Keyboard provided for in class use. Students will need to purchase lesson book.
Class Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Activity_Search/10229

 

 

UKULELE, Family Ages 7 & Up

Saturdays, January 14 – March 4, 2023
11:15AM-12:15PM Eastern Time (Us and Canada)                                                                                                                                                        Instructor: Steve Vincent, WEPAC
Students will explore the guitar in a group setting, learn basic theory, practice finger exercises and learn about guitar chords.                              Fee: $40.00 for 2 family members                                                                                                                                                                                        Supplies: Ukuleles provided for classroom use
Class Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Activity_Search/10231

Winter Workshops

Virtual Art Gallery Workshop, Adults (18 & Up) -In Person

Thursday, January 26, 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Instructor: Bethany Harris, Fulton County Arts & Culture

Public Art Education Coordinator
Participants will learn how to use Spatial, an app that allows you to create a digital gallery in the metaverse that can be viewed on your phone, on a computer, and in virtual reality. We will view the digital galleries from a few local artists, then participants will create their own gallery and upload photos of their work. Once completed and customized, they can view their gallery using the VR headsets and share the gallery with others. Participants will need to bring either a phone or laptop as well as some images of their work. Free.                                                      Supplies: Students must bring a laptop or phone and images of their work.                                                                                                                Registration Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Activity_Search/10228

 

Handmade Art Journals, Family (Ages 6 & Up) -In Person

Saturday, February 11, 12:00PM – 2:00PM
Create a handmade journal using your favorite colors, page styles, paper and more.
Choose from endless themes as you turn your idea into a sketchbook, travel journal, dream diary or personal journal. FREE.                          Supplies: Supplies provided. Bring any special items you want to include.                                                                                                          Registration Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Activity_Search/10212

 

 

Rock Painting Workshop, Family (Ages 6 & Up) -In Person

March 11, 12:00PM – 2:00PM     
Participants will explore techniques and projects for painting, coloring and adding accents to rocks.
Rock painting is a fun and inspirational way to create mini masterpieces. FREE.                                                                                                      Supplies: Supplies provided.                                                                                                                                                                                          Registration Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Activity_Search/10226

 

Window Sill Planters, Family (Ages 6 & Up) -In Person

March 25, 12:00PM – 2:00PM
Students will create spring flower, herb or plant planters from recycled materials or painted clay pots. Come paint, grow and learn. FREE              Supplies: Supplies provided.                                                                                                                                                                                          Registration Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Activity_Search/10210