2019 SAA Class Schedule

Our Classes

Our Instructors

Our primary mission is to bring art to the community.  One way we do this is to offer our services and talent and by giving you the opportunity to open and explore your creative chi. Our classes are taught by experts in their field who enjoy teaching and watching students take the artful journey and be surprised at what they can do.  

PRIVATE LESSONS

You can schedule a one-on-one class with Kris Straukas or An Aspen.  Kris excels in color pencil, Encaustic painting, creative pattern design and more.  Contact KRIS for more information.  An is a accomplished artist in both oil and acrylic and in drawing. An is offering Saturday classes (see below) to middle and high school students (and adults). Contact AN for more information.  Both are excellent instructors. 

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SAA has added summer classes for kids 8 and over.  There are 3-Day drawing and painting classes and a 5-Day class that includes drawing, painting and 3D art projects.  Check out Erin Harvey’s classes below and sign up early.



Date/Time Event
06/11/2019 - 06/13/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
3-Day Summer Art Intensive with Erin Harvey
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
06/15/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Summer Art Workshop at Atlanta Zoo with Erin Harvey
Atlanta Zoo, Atlanta Ga
06/17/2019 - 06/21/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5-Day Summer Art Intensive with Erin Harvey
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
06/22/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Summer Art Workshop at Atlanta Zoo with Erin Harvey
Atlanta Zoo, Atlanta Ga
06/24/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Summer Art Workshop at Atlanta Zoo with Erin Harvey
Atlanta Zoo, Atlanta Ga

There are a limited number of spots for each class. And, if drawing animals is something you think you might like, take the adventure art trip to the Atlanta Zoo – a drawing class with real animals as your “models”!  Chose one of four trips scheduled.  



Date/Time Event
07/08/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Summer Art Workshop at Atlanta Zoo with Erin Harvey
Atlanta Zoo, Atlanta Ga
07/09/2019 - 07/11/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
3-Day Summer Art Intensive with Erin Harvey
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
07/13/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Summer Art Workshop at Atlanta Zoo with Erin Harvey
Atlanta Zoo, Atlanta Ga
07/15/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Summer Art Workshop at Atlanta Zoo with Erin Harvey
Atlanta Zoo, Atlanta Ga

SAA Event Schedule


Class List and Open Studio by Month

Note: There is no Sip and Paint painting party on Tuesday, September 25. 

Mar 2019

Open Studio – 03/21/2019 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Class Fee: $0.00
Open Studio – 03/22/2019 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Class Fee: $0.00
Kids 3-D Art Workshop with Erin Harvey – 03/23/2019 at 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm.  Class Fee: $50.00
Open Studio – 03/24/2019 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.  Class Fee: $0.00
Monday Afternoons in March Youth and Adult Drawing and Painting with an aspen – 03/25/2019 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm.  Class Fee: $0.00
Open Studio – 03/27/2019 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Class Fee: $0.00
Open Studio – 03/28/2019 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Class Fee: $0.00
Jewelry Workshop: Copper Bracelet with Emile Foisy – 03/29/2019 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Class Fee: $40.00
Jewelry Workshop: Sterling Silver and Gold-Filled Bracelet with Emile Foisy – 03/29/2019 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Class Fee: $95.00
Jewelry Workshop: Sterling Silver Bracelet with Emile Foisy – 03/29/2019 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Class Fee: $80.00
Open Studio – 03/29/2019 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Class Fee: $0.00
Open Studio – 03/30/2019 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.  Class Fee: $0.00
Open Studio – 03/31/2019 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.  Class Fee: $0.00

Apr 2019

Advanced Creative Design (Zentangle©) with Kris Straukas – 04/03/2019 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.  Class Fee: $65.00
Crochet Amigurumi for Beginners with Kris Straukas – 04/04/2019 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Class Fee: $35.00
Open Studio at Brannon-Heard House – 04/04/2019 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Class Fee: $0.00
Amigurumi Crochet - Patrick the Giraffe with Kris Straukas – 04/05/2019 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Class Fee: $45.00
Saturdays in April Youth and Adult Drawing and Painting with an aspen – 04/06/2019 at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm.  Class Fee: $120.00
Kids 2 Day Workshop: Painting with Erin Harvey - Apr 6 and Apr 13 – 04/06/2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  Class Fee: $75.00
Beginner Encaustic Painting with Kris Straukas – 04/10/2019 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Class Fee: $125.00
Open Studio at Brannon-Heard House – 04/11/2019 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Class Fee: $0.00
Advanced Color Pencil Techniques with Kris Straukas – 04/17/2019 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Class Fee: $125.00
Open Studio at Brannon-Heard House – 04/18/2019 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Class Fee: $0.00

May 2019

Jammin' Giraffe with an aspen – 05/01/2019 at 11:00 am - 1:30 pm.  Class Fee: $30.00
Blue Hydrangeas with an aspen – 05/01/2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm.  Class Fee: $0.00
Advanced Creative Design (Zentangle©) with Kris Straukas – 05/08/2019 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.  Class Fee: $65.00
Open Studio at Brannon-Heard House – 05/09/2019 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Class Fee: $0.00
Beginner Encaustic Painting with Kris Straukas – 05/10/2019 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Class Fee: $125.00
Advanced Color Pencil Techniques with Kris Straukas – 05/15/2019 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Class Fee: $125.00
Crochet Amigurumi for Beginners with Kris Straukas – 05/16/2019 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Class Fee: $35.00
Open Studio at Brannon-Heard House – 05/16/2019 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Class Fee: $0.00
Amigurumi Crochet - Patrick the Giraffe with Kris Straukas – 05/17/2019 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Class Fee: $45.00
Kids 2 Day Workshop: Painting with Erin Harvey - May 18 and May 25 – 05/18/2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  Class Fee: $75.00
Beginner Encaustic Painting with Kris Straukas – 05/22/2019 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Class Fee: $125.00
Open Studio at Brannon-Heard House – 05/23/2019 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Class Fee: $0.00
Open Studio at Brannon-Heard House – 05/30/2019 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Class Fee: $0.00

Jun 2019

Open Studio at Brannon-Heard House – 06/06/2019 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Class Fee: $0.00
3-Day Summer Art Intensive with Erin Harvey – 06/11/2019 - 06/13/2019 at 10:00 am - 2:30 pm.  Class Fee: $175.00
Open Studio at Brannon-Heard House – 06/13/2019 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Class Fee: $0.00
Summer Art Workshop at Atlanta Zoo with Erin Harvey – 06/15/2019 at 10:00 am - 2:30 pm.  Class Fee: $75.00
5-Day Summer Art Intensive with Erin Harvey – 06/17/2019 - 06/21/2019 at 10:00 am - 2:30 pm.  Class Fee: $260.00
Open Studio at Brannon-Heard House – 06/20/2019 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Class Fee: $0.00
Summer Art Workshop at Atlanta Zoo with Erin Harvey – 06/22/2019 at 10:00 am - 2:30 pm.  Class Fee: $0.00
Summer Art Workshop at Atlanta Zoo with Erin Harvey – 06/24/2019 at 10:00 am - 2:30 pm.  Class Fee: $75.00
Open Studio at Brannon-Heard House – 06/27/2019 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Class Fee: $0.00

Jul 2019

Summer Art Workshop at Atlanta Zoo with Erin Harvey – 07/08/2019 at 10:00 am - 2:30 pm.  Class Fee: $75.00
3-Day Summer Art Intensive with Erin Harvey – 07/09/2019 - 07/11/2019 at 10:00 am - 2:30 pm.  Class Fee: $175.00
Summer Art Workshop at Atlanta Zoo with Erin Harvey – 07/13/2019 at 10:00 am - 2:30 pm.  Class Fee: $75.00
Summer Art Workshop at Atlanta Zoo with Erin Harvey – 07/15/2019 at 10:00 am - 2:30 pm.  Class Fee: $0.00

Aug 2019

Open Studio at Brannon-Heard House – 08/01/2019 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Class Fee: $0.00

SAA Events Calendar

You can display by day, week or month and list the medium you are interested in by selecting one from the “Category” drop down menu. 

Hover over the event in the calendar to see the description. Click on the event to register.  Events in RED are classes.  Open Studio dates are in BLUE.   

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Sketching



Date/Time Event
04/03/2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Advanced Creative Design (Zentangle©) with Kris Straukas
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
04/17/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Advanced Color Pencil Techniques with Kris Straukas
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
05/08/2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Advanced Creative Design (Zentangle©) with Kris Straukas
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
05/15/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Advanced Color Pencil Techniques with Kris Straukas
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
06/11/2019 - 06/13/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
3-Day Summer Art Intensive with Erin Harvey
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
06/15/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Summer Art Workshop at Atlanta Zoo with Erin Harvey
Atlanta Zoo, Atlanta Ga
06/17/2019 - 06/21/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5-Day Summer Art Intensive with Erin Harvey
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
06/22/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Summer Art Workshop at Atlanta Zoo with Erin Harvey
Atlanta Zoo, Atlanta Ga
06/24/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Summer Art Workshop at Atlanta Zoo with Erin Harvey
Atlanta Zoo, Atlanta Ga
07/08/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Summer Art Workshop at Atlanta Zoo with Erin Harvey
Atlanta Zoo, Atlanta Ga
07/09/2019 - 07/11/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
3-Day Summer Art Intensive with Erin Harvey
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
07/13/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Summer Art Workshop at Atlanta Zoo with Erin Harvey
Atlanta Zoo, Atlanta Ga
07/15/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Summer Art Workshop at Atlanta Zoo with Erin Harvey
Atlanta Zoo, Atlanta Ga

Painting



Date/Time Event
03/25/2019
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Monday Afternoons in March Youth and Adult Drawing and Painting with an aspen
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
04/06/2019
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Saturdays in April Youth and Adult Drawing and Painting with an aspen
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
04/06/2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kids 2 Day Workshop: Painting with Erin Harvey - Apr 6 and Apr 13
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
04/10/2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Beginner Encaustic Painting with Kris Straukas
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
05/01/2019
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Jammin' Giraffe with an aspen
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
05/01/2019
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Blue Hydrangeas with an aspen
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
05/10/2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Beginner Encaustic Painting with Kris Straukas
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
05/18/2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kids 2 Day Workshop: Painting with Erin Harvey - May 18 and May 25
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
05/22/2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Beginner Encaustic Painting with Kris Straukas
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
06/11/2019 - 06/13/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
3-Day Summer Art Intensive with Erin Harvey
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
06/17/2019 - 06/21/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5-Day Summer Art Intensive with Erin Harvey
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
07/09/2019 - 07/11/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
3-Day Summer Art Intensive with Erin Harvey
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA

Jewelry



Date/Time Event
03/29/2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jewelry Workshop: Copper Bracelet with Emile Foisy
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
03/29/2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jewelry Workshop: Sterling Silver and Gold-Filled Bracelet with Emile Foisy
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
03/29/2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jewelry Workshop: Sterling Silver Bracelet with Emile Foisy
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA

 

 

Classes by Instructor

an aspen



Date/Time Event
03/25/2019
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Monday Afternoons in March Youth and Adult Drawing and Painting with an aspen
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
04/06/2019
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Saturdays in April Youth and Adult Drawing and Painting with an aspen
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
05/01/2019
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Jammin' Giraffe with an aspen
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
05/01/2019
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Blue Hydrangeas with an aspen
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA

Erin Harvey



Date/Time Event
03/23/2019
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Kids 3-D Art Workshop with Erin Harvey
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
04/06/2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kids 2 Day Workshop: Painting with Erin Harvey - Apr 6 and Apr 13
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
05/18/2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kids 2 Day Workshop: Painting with Erin Harvey - May 18 and May 25
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
06/11/2019 - 06/13/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
3-Day Summer Art Intensive with Erin Harvey
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
06/15/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Summer Art Workshop at Atlanta Zoo with Erin Harvey
Atlanta Zoo, Atlanta Ga
06/17/2019 - 06/21/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5-Day Summer Art Intensive with Erin Harvey
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
06/22/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Summer Art Workshop at Atlanta Zoo with Erin Harvey
Atlanta Zoo, Atlanta Ga
06/24/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Summer Art Workshop at Atlanta Zoo with Erin Harvey
Atlanta Zoo, Atlanta Ga
07/08/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Summer Art Workshop at Atlanta Zoo with Erin Harvey
Atlanta Zoo, Atlanta Ga
07/09/2019 - 07/11/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
3-Day Summer Art Intensive with Erin Harvey
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
07/13/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Summer Art Workshop at Atlanta Zoo with Erin Harvey
Atlanta Zoo, Atlanta Ga
07/15/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Summer Art Workshop at Atlanta Zoo with Erin Harvey
Atlanta Zoo, Atlanta Ga

Emile Foisy



Date/Time Event
03/29/2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jewelry Workshop: Copper Bracelet with Emile Foisy
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
03/29/2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jewelry Workshop: Sterling Silver and Gold-Filled Bracelet with Emile Foisy
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
03/29/2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jewelry Workshop: Sterling Silver Bracelet with Emile Foisy
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA

Kris Straukas 



Date/Time Event
04/03/2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Advanced Creative Design (Zentangle©) with Kris Straukas
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
04/04/2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Crochet Amigurumi for Beginners with Kris Straukas
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
04/05/2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Amigurumi Crochet - Patrick the Giraffe with Kris Straukas
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
04/10/2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Beginner Encaustic Painting with Kris Straukas
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
04/17/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Advanced Color Pencil Techniques with Kris Straukas
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
05/08/2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Advanced Creative Design (Zentangle©) with Kris Straukas
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
05/10/2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Beginner Encaustic Painting with Kris Straukas
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
05/15/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Advanced Color Pencil Techniques with Kris Straukas
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
05/16/2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Crochet Amigurumi for Beginners with Kris Straukas
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
05/17/2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Amigurumi Crochet - Patrick the Giraffe with Kris Straukas
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA
05/22/2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Beginner Encaustic Painting with Kris Straukas
Brannon-Heard House in Cumming, Cumming GA

 

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