Explore Arts

6 Places for Non-Artists to make Art!

You don't have to be a professional artist to create something beautiful in Gwinnett.

Check out these studios and art classes for beginners.

Eye Candy Art Studio

Eye Candy Art Studio is located in Historic Duluth. They have multiple different ways to express your creativity, such as pottery painting, canvas painting classes for children and adults, and even wine glass painting! They even host birthday parties and art camps. 

Make sure to visit their website to learn more about their social distancing protocols and perhaps make a reservation before arriving. 

Masterpiece Mixers - Snellville

If you're looking for a new and fun creative outlet, Masterpiece Mixers in Snellville is the place to do it! They supply the canvas, the paint, the brushes and the professional and FUN teachers to guide you step-by-step through  making your very own piece of art. You can even BYOB.

Masterpiece Mixers also has a Lawrenceville location! 

Make sure to visit their website to learn more about their social distancing protocols and to see their class schedule. 

Hudgens Center for Art & Learning

Hudgens Center for Art & Learning in Duluth houses many wonderful professional artist exhibits every year, but they also offer classes for beginners to get their feet wet and flex their creative muscles through artistic expression! With beginner classes in pottery, lotions and toiletries, handweaving, motion graphics, and more, you're sure to find something of interest to you. 

Make sure to visit their website to learn more about their social distancing protocols and to reserve your spot in their classes. 

Suwanee Art Center (NGAA)

Suwanee Art Center, formerly North Gwinnett Art Association (NGAA), in Suwanee offers intimate classes in an inspiring setting with locally and nationally recognized artists and educators. They provide an all-around curriculum from novice to advanced levels, and it extends maximum accessibility in a broad range of programs that strive to develop the individual's artistic interests and abilities.

Their class offerings includes handbuilding with clay slabs, photography, calligraphy, drawing, and watercolor classes. 

Make sure to visit their website to learn more about their social distancing protocols and to reserve your spot in their classes.

2 Smith Art Gallery

2 Smith Art Gallery in Duluth offers oil painting classes throughout the year which are perfect for beginners. They have 5 different sessions throughout the week which will be able to fit into any schedule. 

Make sure to visit their website to learn more about their social distancing protocols and to reserve your spot in their classes.

Reduce, Reuse & Paint at Nexus Art and Music Center

Nexus Art and Music Center in Snellville offers a fun and unique eco friendly art class where you choose from fabric, canvas, cups, clothing, or anything else you can think of to bring with you and create into art! This class is scheduled by appointment so make sure to reach out to them before stopping by. 

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Post by Haleigh Staalner

Haleigh is a Suwanee native who now lives in Jefferson with her husband and German Shepherd, Rayna. She loves to listen to True Crime podcasts and binge watch shows on Netflix. Outside of work you'll most likely find her at Costco, the movie theater or lounging in her parents backyard pool. 

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