Art Classes

I've renewed my Earth Art classes with Explore Wildwood and The PEA Studio for another session of classes! Please come check us out and share with your friends who are in the Greater Atlanta and Cobb County areas! 


Thank you Atlanta Insider for including us on your list of the 22 Best Atlanta Homeschool Days and Programs. We are truly honored! 

About: Our Earth Art classes include elements of earth science, art history, artistic skill and technique building, while getting to use quality art materials and natural items hand selected straight from the outdoors. Our focus is on learning where our materials are coming from and how to use them to create, classical art concepts and techniques, and the process of creating art from the heart.

While students will sometimes get to take home finished pieces, not all classes are centered on a take-home (wall-ready) piece, but students will always get to take home something from the class whether it’s a new material, practice sheets or sketches, or a finished picture. Child to teacher ratio is approximately 5:1 per class. 

Our regular classes are drop-off style, geared towards children ages 4-12 years old. (Adults may run errands, sit and read at the tables outside of the studio/inside Champion Kids, or take siblings to Open Play in one of the gyms on-site. Earth Art students and their families will also receive a $2 off discount for Open Play on the day of EA classes.) A few times a year (and booked for private classes) we also offer Junior classes, which are "mommy and me" style in which the parent and child ages 2-5 attend together.

Classes are held on select days of the month at 10:30 am. Classes are 1-hour long. Please arrive 5 minutes early to fill out paperwork at your first class. Topics are subject to change. Details and registration for each class can be found below.

If you'd like to take a look inside our Earth Art classes, you can view some past classes HERE


Location: Purple Elephant Art Studio (aka The PEA Studio) is located inside Champion Kids at 1465 Canton Road (Suite 100), Marietta, GA 30066Located approximately 1/4 mile from the intersection of Canton Rd and Sandy Plains Rd. in the White Hawk Office Park. Suite 100 is located in one of the rear buildings (so you can't see it from the street). If parking in front is full, there is additional parking in the rear of the building. Ph: 404-673-4468.


Topics and Registration: 

Please note that refunds will not be issued for the full session of classes or for drop-in classes for any reason, other than if the instructor has to cancel a class. All sales are final. In the event that the class is cancelled by an instructor, a make-up class may be offered or your class will be fully refunded. For individual drop-in classes, you may transfer the payment to another person, or if 12 hours advance written (email) notice is provided you may transfer your payment to another drop-in date within the same session.

Fall 2017 Session for Homeschoolers: Artists and Exhibitions

For our fall session, we've planned something extra special, something spectacular, something unique and unforgettable! In this series of classes, we'll explain what an artist is, what an art gallery and museum are and how they work, and what the process of planning a body of work and exhibiting in an art show is like. Students will be introduced to various artists, and will work on finding their style, brainstorming ideas, and working on a "long term" art piece that they will work on throughout the session. This session of classes will also include an off-site field trip, AND a little art show, complete with opening night reception for our students! 

Students may be assigned small bits of homework if needed to complete their projects or prep for their next class. Because each class builds off of each other, this session is available for full session sign-ups only, and drop-in classes will not be offered. Class topics listed below are subject to change as needed. 

This class is geared towards children ages 5-12 years old, and is a "drop off" class. Please note that this is a slightly less active class than most of our Earth Art classes. Students will be encouraged to use their creative thinking skills, focus on their ideas and feelings, and to work independently, but will also receive one-on-one time daily with an instructor through this wonderful process.

Class 1: Intro. class. We will discuss what an artist is and why they may choose to exhibit their work. We'll be discussing the planning process and will be brainstorming ideas and sketching in our sketchbooks. 

Class 2: Students will look at some well-known artists and works through history, and we'll be learning about critique. Students will decide which artist styles speak to them, which do not, and why. We will also be choosing our project ideas today.  

Class 3: We'll be utilizing class time today to focus on creating our artworks. 

Class 4: Students will be re-visiting their art pieces again in class today, and adding details or re-working any areas that need attention. 

Class 5: We'll adding the finishing touches to our art pieces, and working on details such as titles, signing the work, pricing, and working on artist statements. 

Class 6: Today's class will focus on the show or exhibition, and students will be learning about curating, sequencing, making tags, and planning for the opening night reception. 

Field Trip: We'll be meeting at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art on Wednesday, September 6th at 11:00am for a group field trip. You may either drop your child off with us, or stick around and attend with them. (Cost for adults is $7, student field trip cost is included in the class tuition.) We'll have a presentation by museum staff on how a museum works, and play a few games to get the students looking around and talking about the art on display. Field trip will last about 45 minutes-1 hour. 

Art Show: The art show will consist of the students work being on display at the art studio. We will hold a small (free) reception, open to students and their families, as well as the public on the evening of November 10th. Light refreshments will be served.  

Cost: $90/child (+$75 for additional siblings). Cost includes provided materials, attendance in the six classes, and participation in the art show reception. The optional field trip will be at an additional cost. Provided materials: Each student will receive a sketchbook to keep, and be provided with sketching materials, basic art supplies for projects, and exhibition display materials. [Homestead Atlanta members receive 10% off class sign up with valid discount code.]

Dates: Wednesadys 8/30, 9/13, 9/20, 10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 10:30-11:30am. Field trip: 9/6, 11:00am-Noon. Opening reception: Evening of 11/10.