Art Classes

Corks & Canvas

Corks & Canvas is a fun, beginner-friendly painting workshop where you can relax, hang out with friends (or make new ones!), and sip on your favorite bottle of wine (or other beverage) while a local artist teaches you how to recreate a beautiful 11 x 14 painting to hang on your wall or give to a friend or family member. No painting experience required. $25 includes all materials (except your favorite beverage). The workshops start at 7 pm and last two and a half hours.

To reserve your spot, contact Melissa Macker at melissa@the567.org or (478) 238-6051 (no spots are held without payment). Or, you can register online by giving us your name (and the names of anyone else you’re registering for) and clicking the “Pay Now” button immediately below the date of your choice.

Upcoming dates:
October 4 — Beth Smith will teach this painting of fall apples.


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October 10 — Jennifer Hames will teach this painting of a country church.


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October 16 — Casie Trace will teach this painting of fall birch trees.


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October 24 — Shannon Riddle will teach this Oktoberfest painting.


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Kool-Aid & Canvas

At Kool-Aid & Canvas, an artist takes children age 6-12 step-by-step through the process of creating a fun painting with acrylic paints on a real canvas. The students learn a variety of painting techniques to inspire them in their own creative endeavors. On October 11, Jondrea Randall will teach a painting. The workshop starts at 10 am and lasts an hour and a half. $20 includes all materials for the class and a snack. The subject is still to be decided, but we are already taking sign-ups for the class.

To register your child online, please give us their name and click the “Pay Now” button below. Or, you can contact Melissa Macker at (478)238-6051 or melissa@the567.org.


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Sketching Your Surroundings

One of the most basic skills an artist can have is to learn to sketch their surroundings. For the casual artist, it can also be a fun, relaxing activity. In this two-and-a-half-hour workshop, Beth Smith will teach an introduction to sketching using charcoal. Instead of being in the classroom, the group will walk around downtown Macon and do quick sketches of 2 or 3 different landmarks. Oct. 11, 3:00-5:30 pm. The cost of the workshop is $15. Students may bring their own sketchbook or purchase one from The 567 for an additional $10. Charcoal is provided. Wear good walking shoes.


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Private Classes

Looking for a unique way to celebrate a special occasion or an unusual outing for your group? We offer Corks & Canvas or Koolaid & Canvas at The 567 for private groups of 10-20 people. For more information, contact Melissa Macker at melissa@the567.org or (478)238-6051. If you’re interested in private, one-on-one painting instruction, contact Beth Smith at beth@the567.org. You can learn more about the classes she offers on her website.