Art School

About The Art School at BINDERS

About The Art School at BINDERS

We offer a variety of art classes, workshops and demos for all skill levels at all our locations.

Registration information available here.

For Instructors: please download the instructor application

If you're from out of town: we have a special rate at the nearby Hyatt Place Hotel.

Special Supply Discount for BINDERS Art School students
When you register during early registration you will receive an additional *10% off coupon for use towards your supply list. After you are enrolled, you may pick up your coupon at the front register. The coupon is valid until the end of business on the start date of the class or workshop. Please call the Education Office with any questions. 

FREE Lectures and Demonstrations!
• Open to all! Seating is limited and first come, first served-arrive early.
• Sometimes there is FREE STUFF! 
• Your sign in at attendance allows you to take advantage of Frequent Student Benefits

For Instructor bios and for supply lists please contact ArtSchool@Bindersart.com

 

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  1.  Abstract Floral Still Life Painting with Augusta Wilson A

    Abstract Floral Still Life Painting with Augusta Wilson A

    $75.00

    In this fun, hands-on class, learn how to paint an abstract floral painting, using acrylic paint in a variety of colors and applications (brushes, cloth and palette knives to name a few) on a 16” x 16” canvas. With step by step instruction you will learn (but not limited to) composition instruction, background development (using applications such as rags, large bristle brushes and instruction on cool versus warm tones to create depth,), foreground development (palette knives, color theory to create depth, texture), and paint/material application. The objective of this class is to learn step by step how to paint the example painting of a floral still life while also keeping the instruction light and the technique obtainable on every skill level. Hopefully this class opens your doors to an abstract art world that can be seemingly intimidating, as well as introducing you to all that Binders and Ponce City Market has to offer our community. Learn More
  2.  Abstract Floral Still Life Painting with Augusta Wilson B

    Abstract Floral Still Life Painting with Augusta Wilson B

    $75.00

    In this fun, hands-on class, learn how to paint an abstract floral painting, using acrylic paint in a variety of colors and applications (brushes, cloth and palette knives to name a few) on a 16” x 16” canvas. With step by step instruction you will learn (but not limited to) composition instruction, background development (using applications such as rags, large bristle brushes and instruction on cool versus warm tones to create depth,), foreground development (palette knives, color theory to create depth, texture), and paint/material application. The objective of this class is to learn step by step how to paint the example painting of a floral still life while also keeping the instruction light and the technique obtainable on every skill level. Hopefully this class opens your doors to an abstract art world that can be seemingly intimidating, as well as introducing you to all that Binders and Ponce City Market has to offer our community. Learn More
  3.  Abstract Floral Still Life Painting with Augusta Wilson C

    Abstract Floral Still Life Painting with Augusta Wilson C

    $75.00

    In this fun, hands-on class, learn how to paint an abstract floral painting, using acrylic paint in a variety of colors and applications (brushes, cloth and palette knives to name a few) on a 16” x 16” canvas. With step by step instruction you will learn (but not limited to) composition instruction, background development (using applications such as rags, large bristle brushes and instruction on cool versus warm tones to create depth,), foreground development (palette knives, color theory to create depth, texture), and paint/material application. The objective of this class is to learn step by step how to paint the example painting of a floral still life while also keeping the instruction light and the technique obtainable on every skill level. Hopefully this class opens your doors to an abstract art world that can be seemingly intimidating, as well as introducing you to all that Binders and Ponce City Market has to offer our community. Learn More
  4.  KIDS CLASS: Discover Fun with Discover Architecture with Melody Harclerode and Phillip Alexander-Cox

    KIDS CLASS: Discover Fun with Discover Architecture with Melody Harclerode and Phillip Alexander-Cox

    $5.00

    Do you know a budding young designer? Does your child like to draw cool buildings or structures? Does your student enjoy creating awesome spaces using materials at home or in school? Ignite their creativity with the “Discover Fun with Discover ARCHITECTURE” workshop at Binders in Ponce City Market. Learn More
  5.  Modern Impressionism with Colley Whisson

    Modern Impressionism with Colley Whisson

    $475.00

    In this four day workshop, internationally known artist, Colley Whisson, will be traveling from Australia to share his Impressionist painting techniques. Colley has published two books; Creating Impressionist Landscapes in Oil and Impressionist Painting Made Easy. He will be covering tonal range, composition, edges, brushwork and focal points. Colley will also conduct a still life demonstration. Students will produce works that are “bold, confident, and filled with sunlight”, and are welcome to use any brand of oil paints (or acrylic paints if they prefer) as they paint Seascape, City Scene, Landscape, Interior & a Still Life Demonstration. The workshop will be conducted in an inspirational and positive environment. This event takes place at our Buckhead store. Learn More
  6. A Private Session with Heather Held- A

    A Private Session with Heather Held- A

    $45.00

    Heather will offer a rare opportunity for a special private session of intensive study in either Spencerian Script, English Roundhand, Italian Hand, or offhand flourishing. These sessions are intentionally limited to up to three students to allow maximum attention from the instructor and creative outpouring from the student. Learn More
  7. A Private Session with Heather Held- B

    A Private Session with Heather Held- B

    $45.00

    Heather will offer a rare opportunity for a special private session of intensive study in either Spencerian Script, English Roundhand, Italian Hand, or offhand flourishing. These sessions are intentionally limited to up to three students to allow maximum attention from the instructor and creative outpouring from the student. Learn More
  8. A Private Session with Heather Held- C

    A Private Session with Heather Held- C

    $45.00

    Heather will offer a rare opportunity for a special private session of intensive study in either Spencerian Script, English Roundhand, Italian Hand, or offhand flourishing. These sessions are intentionally limited to up to three students to allow maximum attention from the instructor and creative outpouring from the student. Learn More
  9. A Private Session with Heather Held- D

    A Private Session with Heather Held- D

    $45.00

    Out of stock

    Heather will offer a rare opportunity for a special private session of intensive study in either Spencerian Script, English Roundhand, Italian Hand, or offhand flourishing. These sessions are intentionally limited to up to three students to allow maximum attention from the instructor and creative outpouring from the student. Learn More
  10. Abstract Painting Social with Augusta Wilson A

    Abstract Painting Social with Augusta Wilson A

    $75.00

    In this fun, hands-on class, explore how to create your own version of an abstract painting, using acrylic paint in neutral colors (think greys, whites, creams, with a pop of color), gold leaf and various applications (brushes, cloth and palette knives to name a few) to create a modern composition on a 16” x 16” canvas. The objective of this class is to learn about abstract painting while also keeping the instruction light and the technique obtainable on every skill level. The hope is that the class opens doors to an abstract art world that can be seemingly intimidating, as well as introducing non-creatives to all that Binders has to offer and engage with our PCM community. Think of this class as a cross between a Sip n’ Paint and a college introduction painting course. Perfect for date nights, girls’ nights, as well as advanced artists wanting to learn more from a fellow colleague Learn More
  11. Abstract Painting Social with Augusta Wilson B

    Abstract Painting Social with Augusta Wilson B

    $75.00

    In this fun, hands-on class, explore how to create your own version of an abstract painting, using acrylic paint in neutral colors (think greys, whites, creams, with a pop of color), gold leaf and various applications (brushes, cloth and palette knives to name a few) to create a modern composition on a 16” x 16” canvas. The objective of this class is to learn about abstract painting while also keeping the instruction light and the technique obtainable on every skill level. The hope is that the class opens doors to an abstract art world that can be seemingly intimidating, as well as introducing non-creatives to all that Binders has to offer and engage with our PCM community. Think of this class as a cross between a Sip n’ Paint and a college introduction painting course. Perfect for date nights, girls’ nights, as well as advanced artists wanting to learn more from a fellow colleague Learn More
  12. Abstract Painting Social with Augusta Wilson C

    Abstract Painting Social with Augusta Wilson C

    $75.00

    In this fun, hands-on class, explore how to create your own version of an abstract painting, using acrylic paint in neutral colors (think greys, whites, creams, with a pop of color), gold leaf and various applications (brushes, cloth and palette knives to name a few) to create a modern composition on a 16” x 16” canvas. The objective of this class is to learn about abstract painting while also keeping the instruction light and the technique obtainable on every skill level. The hope is that the class opens doors to an abstract art world that can be seemingly intimidating, as well as introducing non-creatives to all that Binders has to offer and engage with our PCM community. Think of this class as a cross between a Sip n’ Paint and a college introduction painting course. Perfect for date nights, girls’ nights, as well as advanced artists wanting to learn more from a fellow colleague Learn More
  13. Abstraction and Cold Wax Techniques with Cindy Walton

    Abstraction and Cold Wax Techniques with Cindy Walton

    $275.00

    Please join us in exploring the diversity of cold-wax medium used with oil paint, pigment sticks and powdered pigments. Learn More
  14. Advanced Calligraphy with Anne Elser- November 2016

    Advanced Calligraphy with Anne Elser- November 2016

    $160.00

    Calligraphy 3 is an advanced beginner calligraphy course designed for those who have taken Calligraphy 1 & 2 or who already know the fundamentals of any calligraphic hand and are ready for the challenge of applying the words and other elements to the page. Learn More
  15. Calligraphy Four: Alternative Applications & Beyond with Anne Elser- May 2016

    Calligraphy Four: Alternative Applications & Beyond with Anne Elser- May 2016

    $160.00

    Calligraphy Four was created for those who want to apply the layout and lettering skills learned in Calligraphy Three: Advanced onto alternative surfaces and textures with a variety of tools and mediums. Learn More
  16. Collage & Mixed Media with Kay Powell

    Collage & Mixed Media with Kay Powell

    $125.00

    The creative possibilities of working with collage are infinite. You will learn many ways of designing your papers and using other materials to enhance your collages. No other medium will give you such a variety of exciting alternatives. We will be designing color on tissue paper, encasing objects between two layers of tissue, using paint to alter color, & connecting items with drawn lines. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Using mixed media along with the process of collage is truly a wonder. Learn More
  17. Comics: Methods & Materials with Jacob Hunt - May

    Comics: Methods & Materials with Jacob Hunt - May

    $85.00

    During this May Comics workshop with Jacob Hunt you will learn the theories and practices of comic writers and illustrators. Learn More
  18. Copperplate Calligraphy Weekend with Anne Elser - October

    Copperplate Calligraphy Weekend with Anne Elser - October

    $160.00

    This is an introductory look at Copperplate, an elegant and elastic hand frequently used for formal invitations, documents and bridal events. Learn More
  19. Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser - November 2016

    Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser - November 2016

    $160.00

    This is an introductory look at Copperplate, an elegant and elastic hand frequently used for formal invitations, documents and bridal events. Completely enchanting, the dramatic thick and thins of this delicate hand will make you swoon. Learn More
  20. Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser - September 2016

    Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser - September 2016

    $160.00

    This is an introductory look at Copperplate, an elegant and elastic hand frequently used for formal invitations, documents and bridal events. Completely enchanting, the dramatic thick and thins of this delicate hand will make you swoon. Learn More
  21. Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser- July

    Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser- July

    $160.00

    This is an introductory look at Copperplate, an elegant and elastic hand frequently used for formal invitations, documents and bridal events. Completely enchanting, the dramatic thick and thins of this delicate hand will make you swoon. Learn More
  22. Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser- May

    Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser- May

    $160.00

    Out of stock

    This is an introductory look at Copperplate, an elegant and elastic hand frequently used for formal invitations, documents and bridal events. Completely enchanting, the dramatic thick and thins of this delicate hand will make you swoon. Learn More
  23. Cursive Crush with Anne Elser -September

    Cursive Crush with Anne Elser -September

    $160.00

    The child of Spencerian calligraphy, Cursive Handwriting is not forgotten, because we have made a table for you to come join us in two fun and joyous days of lettering. Students will learn (or re-learn!) capitals and lower case letterforms, through formal exercises in structure, rhythm and flow - all standards similar to those taught not that long ago. Learn More
  24. Fashion Illustration with Carolyn Rose Milner

    Fashion Illustration with Carolyn Rose Milner

    $140.00

    Fashion drawing is about fashion, of course! but it is also about models, current moods, nostalgia, modern ideas in art and best of all the act of drawing clothing ideas on a fashion prototype croquis. This course doesn't require a great knowledge of drawing but it does require a desire to draw out fashion ideas on a human form. We will first understand the differences between fashion length models and normal length models, the core of the human body and then we roll into putting our own clothing ideas on those bodies. After that we begin the process of creating authentic fashion illustrations. Many students of this class launched their careers in fashion design and illustration after taking this class. It is informative, light hearted and a lot of fun! All levels can benefit from this class. Learn More
  25. Gifted Teen Art Class With Donna Thomas- June

    Gifted Teen Art Class With Donna Thomas- June

    $235.00

    This class will assist teens, who are already interested and are developing their art skills, in further developing the fundamental concepts of art (design, perspective, value - dark and light, and color harmony). In this class we will focus on pushing each student to a higher level of mastering these skills. Drawing and painting will be involved. Learn More
  26. Intro to Oil Painting: Summertime Arrangement with Augusta Wilson

    Intro to Oil Painting: Summertime Arrangement with Augusta Wilson

    $199.00

    In this engaging afternoon workshop, learn how to use oil paint while composing an abstract floral painting on a 16” x 16” canvas, using a live vibrant summer floral arrangement as your subject. The objective of this class is to introduce the students to using oil paint while providing step by step instruction on how to paint an abstract floral still life from a live arrangement (Instructor will provide 3-5 example paintings and arrangement/still life). The hope is that the class opens doors to oil painting AND abstract art (a world that can be seemingly intimidating), as well as introducing non-creatives to all that Binders has to offer and engage with our PCM community. Learn More
  27. Italic Calligraphy with Anne Elser - July 2016

    Italic Calligraphy with Anne Elser - July 2016

    $160.00

    The Italic calligraphic hand is one of the most widely used and versatile alphabets around. It's generously wide strokes, produced with a broad edge nib can easily be dressed up or down. Italic is the perfect hand to learn for the beginning calligrapher yet versatile enough to experiment with for the advanced. This class takes place in July at our Ponce City Market Location Learn More
  28. Italic Calligraphy with Anne Elser - September

    Italic Calligraphy with Anne Elser - September

    $160.00

    The Italic calligraphic hand is one of the most widely used and versatile alphabets around. It's generously wide strokes, produced with a broad edge nib can easily be dressed up or down. Italic is the perfect hand to learn for the beginning calligrapher yet versatile enough to experiment with for the advanced. Learn More
  29. Loosen-Up Abstract Painting Weekend Workshop with David Kessler

    Loosen-Up Abstract Painting Weekend Workshop with David Kessler

    $395.00

    Join us for the Loosen-Up Abstract Painting Weekend Workshop with David Kessler in June of 2016 Learn More
  30. Painting for All Levels with Donna Thomas - June

    Painting for All Levels with Donna Thomas - June

    $235.00

    Painting for All Levels with Donna Thomas is an art class that everyone will enjoy! Learn More
  31. Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - July A

    Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - July A

    $140.00

    This on-going, challenging course will expose you to principles of design and visual language Learn More
  32. Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - July B

    Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - July B

    $140.00

    This on-going, challenging course will expose you to principles of design and visual language Learn More
  33. Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - June A

    Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - June A

    $140.00

    This on-going, challenging course will expose you to principles of design and visual language Learn More
  34. Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - June B

    Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - June B

    $140.00

    This on-going, challenging course will expose you to principles of design and visual language Learn More
  35. Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - November A

    Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - November A

    $140.00

    This on-going, challenging course will expose you to principles of design and visual language Learn More
  36. Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - November B

    Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - November B

    $140.00

    This on-going, challenging course will expose you to principles of design and visual language Learn More
  37. Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - September A

    Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - September A

    $140.00

    This on-going, challenging course will expose you to principles of design and visual language Learn More
  38. Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - September B

    Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - September B

    $140.00

    This on-going, challenging course will expose you to principles of design and visual language Learn More
  39. The Calligraphic Painting Weekend Workshop w/ Anne Elser - PCM

    The Calligraphic Painting Weekend Workshop w/ Anne Elser - PCM

    $160.00

    Suitable for calligraphic students who have taken at least one beginning calligraphy broad edge or pointed pen course and for advanced calligraphers as well, this workshop shows you, in managble steps, how to compose your letters into a graphic unit in pencil, transfer the design to a permanent surface, and embellish it with live brushwork, flourishes, and accents. Learn More
  40. The Calligraphic Painting Weekend Workshop w/ Anne Elser- Buckhead

    The Calligraphic Painting Weekend Workshop w/ Anne Elser- Buckhead

    $160.00

    Suitable for calligraphic students who have taken at least one beginning calligraphy broad edge or pointed pen course and for advanced calligraphers as well, this workshop shows you, in managble steps, how to compose your letters into a graphic unit in pencil, transfer the design to a permanent surface, and embellish it with live brushwork, flourishes, and accents. Learn More
  41. The Practically Complete Cartooning Course with Mark Smith- June

    The Practically Complete Cartooning Course with Mark Smith- June

    $140.00

    Join Professor Mark “Toonery” Smith, author of The Art of Flash Animation: Creative Cartooning, for a four-part course in Drawing Comics and Flipbook Animation. You’ll learn the basics of Dynamic Character Design and Inking on Day 1, Background and Environments on Day 2, and Drawing Panel Comics, Sequential Art and Storyboards on Day 3. Finally, on Day 4, you’ll learn how to make your characters move without a computer in Flipbook Animation. Learn More

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