Art School

About The Art School at BINDERS

About The Art School at BINDERS

We offer a variety of art classes for all skill levels and we're located, within BINDERS Art Supplies and Frames® at Piedmont Peachtree Crossing | 3330 Piedmont Road Suite 18 | Atlanta, GA 30305. For more information please contact our Education Director, Jacob Gunter at 404.237.6331 ext. 203 or jacob@bindersart.com. Please call 704.442.2608 for more information on the workshops, classes and demos in our Charlotte store.

For Instructors: please download both the instructor application and check list.

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. 

Frequent Student Benefits
As a thank you for supporting our educational programs, you will earn a 25% discount on your 6th class or workshop after attending 5 classes/workshops/lectures or free demos. For details or to get your tally, contact the Education Office. 

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 Jacob@Bindersart.com

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  1. Zentangle® Zoo! with Jean Mahood and Joan Payton - February

    Zentangle® Zoo! with Jean Mahood and Joan Payton - February

    $75.00

    Come and learn Zentangle - a beautiful art form that anyone can do one step at a time with structured patterns. Learn More
  2. Women Artists through History with Erin Dusza - March - PCM

    Women Artists through History with Erin Dusza - March - PCM

    $20.00

    Art History Professor, Erin Duzsa asks: why did women struggle to become artists? Learn More
  3. Women Artists through History with Erin Dusza - February

    Women Artists through History with Erin Dusza - February

    $20.00

    Art History Professor, Erin Duzsa asks: why did women struggle to become artists? Come see history from a feminine perspective! Learn More
  4. Watercolor for Beginners Workshop with Barry Sholder - December 2014

    Watercolor for Beginners Workshop with Barry Sholder - December 2014

    $120.00

    If you are one of those folks afraid to make a mistake while painting, or who says, "I have no talent", then this class is for you! Learn More
  5. Watercolor for Beginners with Barry Sholder - May

    Watercolor for Beginners with Barry Sholder - May

    $120.00

    This class is designed for people that are new to watercolors or just haven’t had success in the past. Learn More
  6. Technique Mixte with Paul LaJeunesse - PCM

    Technique Mixte with Paul LaJeunesse - PCM

    $250.00

    This 3-day workshop will teach the process of the technique mixte by explaining materials, then creating a painting by making a resolved underdrawing, a monochrome painting, and finally using oil glazes to resolve color. Learn More
  7. Rendering in Value with Paul LaJeunesse - PCM

    Rendering in Value with Paul LaJeunesse - PCM

    $140.00

    This 5 hour workshop will teach how to understand light as it relates to form and how to create realistic, value drawings. Learn More
  8. Porcelain Polish with Jessica Locklar - PCM

    Porcelain Polish with Jessica Locklar - PCM

    $75.00

    By using Sculpey and various other low maintenance products, you can mimic the look of porcelain and create your very own “precious” figurines, tchotchkes, and heirlooms. Learn More
  9. Paper Paintings with Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson - January

    Paper Paintings with Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson - January

    $275.00

    Students will learn unique figurative collage techniques in this 3 day intensive Paper Paintings workshop. Learn More
  10. Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - January - Evening

    Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - January - Evening

    $140.00

    This on-going, challenging course will expose you to principles of design and visual language. Primarily an oil painting class, the goal is to equip you with the skills necessary to fulfill your artistic vision. Learn More
  11. Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - January - Day

    Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - January - Day

    $140.00

    This on-going, challenging course will expose you to principles of design and visual language. Primarily an oil painting class, the goal is to equip you with the skills necessary to fulfill your artistic vision. Learn More
  12. Painting the Nude Female Figure Simply with Kris Meadows - April

    Painting the Nude Female Figure Simply with Kris Meadows - April

    $195.00

    Painting the Nude Female Figure Simply is designed to show students and artists of all skill levels how to create the nude female figure using a simple approach - The SVEC Method™. Learn More
  13. Old Master Copy Class with Carolyn Rose Milner - March

    Old Master Copy Class with Carolyn Rose Milner - March

    $140.00

    The best way to learn any art is to copy from those in the past that have already mastered techniques. Learn More
  14. 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. Learn More
  15. Loose and Colorful Plein Air with Mike Rooney - May

    Loose and Colorful Plein Air with Mike Rooney - May

    $275.00

    Learn the how-to's of painting loose and colorfully outside! Learn More
  16. Judge a Book by its Cover! An Artist Bookmaking Experience with Leisa Rich - PCM

    Judge a Book by its Cover! An Artist Bookmaking Experience with Leisa Rich - PCM

    $120.00

    If you were a book, what would you tell readers about YOU? The focus during this artist book workshop will be on bringing to fruition a unique book that is a visual conduit for the creator’s personality and inspirations. Learn More
  17. Italic Calligraphy with Anne Elser - January - PCM

    Italic Calligraphy with Anne Elser - January - PCM

    $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
  18. Italic Calligraphy with Anne Elser - January

    Italic Calligraphy with Anne Elser - January

    $160.00

    The Italic calligraphic hand is one of the most widely used and versatile alphabets around. Learn More
  19. Italic Calligraphy Weekend with Anne Elser - PCM

    Italic Calligraphy Weekend with Anne Elser - PCM

    $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
  20. Intuitive Painting Two with Jessica Gordon - PCM

    Intuitive Painting Two with Jessica Gordon - PCM

    $90.00

    This is a follow up to Intuitive Painting One. In this workshop we delve a little deeper into how those creative stumbling blocks may still be appearing in your studio. Learn More
  21. Intuitive Painting One with Jessica Gordon - PCM

    Intuitive Painting One with Jessica Gordon - PCM

    $90.00

    Gather around with artists of all abilities as we tap into that unique creative source that we all carry with us. Learn More
  22. Fashion Illustration for Beginners with Ruchika Arora - January

    Fashion Illustration for Beginners with Ruchika Arora - January

    $110.00

    This class is for the students who are interested in learning fashion illustration as a hobby or for those who want to pursue a career as a Fashion Illustrator/ Designer. Learn More
  23. Experimental Painting with Carolyn Rose Milner - January

    Experimental Painting with Carolyn Rose Milner - January

    $140.00

    This is a class that will open the student's eyes to a less rigid, more fluid way to paint. Learn More
  24. Experimental Drawing with Carolyn Rose Milner - March

    Experimental Drawing with Carolyn Rose Milner - March

    $140.00

    Warning! Modern Art practices using experimental drawing techniques is highly addictive and can lead to great creativity and an unblocking of the senses. Learn More
  25. Drawing Fundamentals with Kevin M. Rucker - December

    Drawing Fundamentals with Kevin M. Rucker - December

    $40.00

    Sign up for this December Drawing Fundamentals with Kevin M. Rucker class and you'll get back to the basics of drawing. Learn More
  26. Drawing Basics with Kevin Rucker - March - PCM

    Drawing Basics with Kevin Rucker - March - PCM

    $40.00

    Consider this course basic training for the sketch artist. Learn More
  27. Drawing Basics with Kevin Rucker - January - PCM

    Drawing Basics with Kevin Rucker - January - PCM

    $40.00

    Consider this course basic training for the sketch artist. Learn More
  28. Drawing Basics with Kevin Rucker - February

    Drawing Basics with Kevin Rucker - February

    $40.00

    Consider this course basic training for the sketch artist. Learn More
  29. Drawing Basics with Kevin Rucker - April

    Drawing Basics with Kevin Rucker - April

    $40.00

    Consider this course basic training for the sketch artist. Learn More
  30. DEMO: Painting the Nude Female Figure Simply with Kris Meadows

    DEMO: Painting the Nude Female Figure Simply with Kris Meadows

    $5.00

    Painting the Nude Female Figure Simply is designed to show students and artists of all skill levels how to create the nude female figure using a simple approach - The SVEC Method™. Learn More
  31. Da Vinci’s Sketchbook with Erin Dusza - January - PCM

    Da Vinci’s Sketchbook with Erin Dusza - January - PCM

    $20.00

    There is more behind Leonardo Da Vinci than the Mona Lisa. Learn More
  32. Da Vinci’s Sketchbook with Erin Dusza - April

    Da Vinci’s Sketchbook with Erin Dusza - April

    $20.00

    There is more behind Leonardo Da Vinci than the Mona Lisa. Discover the genius of this true Renaissance man. Learn More
  33. Cursive Crush with Anne Elser

    Cursive Crush with Anne Elser

    $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
  34. Creative Playground - January

    Creative Playground - January

    $15.00

    This group is devoted to inspiring one another in a safe community with unabashed creativity! Learn More
  35. Creative Playground - February - PCM

    Creative Playground - February - PCM

    $15.00

    This group is devoted to inspiring one another in a safe community with unabashed creativity! Learn More
  36. Creating Comics with Jacob Hunt - PCM

    Creating Comics with Jacob Hunt - PCM

    $130.00

    Comics are an exciting medium for storytelling and self-expression. This class will discuss the techniques used to physically create a comic. Learn More
  37. Copperplate Calligraphy Workshop with Anne Elser - November

    Copperplate Calligraphy Workshop with Anne Elser - November

    $160.00

    Like yoga for the hands, Calligraphy centers, calms, and enchants the person making as well as and the person admiring it. You will really enjoy this November Calligraphy class! Learn More
  38. Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser - March - PCM

    Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser - March - PCM

    $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
  39. Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser - March

    Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser - March

    $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
  40. Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser - January - PCM

    Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser - January - PCM

    $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
  41. Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser - January

    Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser - January

    $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
  42. Copperplate Calligraphy Weekend with Anne Elser - February

    Copperplate Calligraphy Weekend with Anne Elser - February

    $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
  43. Composition and Painting with Paul LaJeunesse - PCM

    Composition and Painting with Paul LaJeunesse - PCM

    $195.00

    In this two-day workshop we will discuss compositional devices, to help artists develop more sophisticated arrangements that consider all art elements cohesively. Learn More
  44. Comics as Visual Storytelling with Jacob Hunt - March

    Comics as Visual Storytelling with Jacob Hunt - March

    $90.00

    Comics are a powerful form of communication! This exciting new course will examine the principles of visual storytelling. Learn More
  45. Color and Light with Paul LaJeunesse - PCM

    Color and Light with Paul LaJeunesse - PCM

    $195.00

    This 2-day workshop will teach how to understand light and color and visual perception. Learn More
  46. Calligraphy Three: Advanced with Anne Elser - PCM

    Calligraphy Three: Advanced with Anne Elser - PCM

    $160.00

    Calligraphy Three is an advanced beginner calligraphy class designed for those who have taken Copperplate, Italic, or who already know the fundamentals of any calligraphic hand. Learn More
  47. Calligraphy Four: Alternative Applications & Beyond with Anne Elser - PCM

    Calligraphy Four: Alternative Applications & Beyond with Anne Elser - PCM

    $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
  48. Artistic Genealogy: Charting Your Creative Journey with Leisa Rich - PCM

    Artistic Genealogy: Charting Your Creative Journey with Leisa Rich - PCM

    $120.00

    What makes an artist? Where does your unique voice come from? How does your creative work connect with viewers? Do past experiences hold clues to a richer creative future? Join Atlanta artist and educator Leisa Rich for a comprehensive and transformational workshop. Learn More
  49. Artistic Genealogy: Charting Your Creative Journey with Leisa Rich - February

    Artistic Genealogy: Charting Your Creative Journey with Leisa Rich - February

    $120.00

    Do past experiences hold clues to a richer creative future? Join Atlanta artist and educator Leisa Rich for a comprehensive and transformational workshop. Learn More
  50. Advanced Calligraphy with Anne Elser -  March

    Advanced Calligraphy with Anne Elser - March

    $160.00

    Calligraphy three is an advanced beginner calligraphy class designed for those who have taken Calligraphy Italic or Copperplate, 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

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