Chastain Arts Center

Chastain Arts Center is an educational facility that offers classes, workshops, and exhibits in a variety of creative mediums. Established in 1968 as an arts center, Chastain Arts Center is the oldest Arts Center in Atlanta. Chastain encourages traditional fundamentals while stimulating individual expressionism for artists of all ages and skill levels.

In addition to programs and classes, we have a gift shop of rotating handmade items, we offer an annual Summer Camp, Children’s Birthday Parties, and facility rentals. Fulton County constructed the buildings now known as Chastain Arts Center and the Galloway School between 1901 and 1911. The buildings were originally almshouses (or poorhouses) for the elderly, disabled, and unemployable. Thomas Henry Morgan, known as the ‘Dean of Atlanta’s architects’, designed the two Neo-Classical buildings.

The Chastain Arts Center Gallery was established in 1978 under the auspices of the City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs to exhibit contemporary art by local and nationally recognized artists. The gallery exposes the community of Atlanta to progressive exhibitions and programs that relate to contemporary life, visual arts, and culture.

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December Workshops 2023 Session

Monday, December 4th – Saturday, December 16th

Check out our exciting workshop series this December!

The Center has provided exceptional art classes for all ages and for all skill levels in a variety of visual arts and crafts.  We offer classes in drawing, printmaking, pottery, painting, jewelry making, framemaking and more.  The Center is located in the beautiful and exclusive Chastain Park, in northwest Atlanta.  

Fall 2023 Session

Monday, September 11th – Saturday, November 18th
Closed Friday, November 10th – Saturday, November 11th in Observance of Veterans Day

Check out our evening & Saturday classes, along with youth & teen classes offered throughout the week!

New Instructors:
Christy Knight – Abstract, Acrylic, Collage, and more
Martha Downer – Glass Fusion
Monika Ruiz – Beginning Jewelry
Joyce Ryan – Beginning Jewelry
Savannah O’Leary – Ceramics
Michael Cooper – Ceramics
Taylor Davidson – Youth & Teen
Carla Ferrazzi – Youth & Teen
Toni Strachan – Early Education & Youth
Tatiana Craig – Printmaking

Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis! Register early to avoid disappointment.

We accept all major credit cards and checks when registering in person. We cannot accept cash.
Registration cannot be processed prior to the first day of registration.
If you register online and are not certain about a class, please email prior to the first day of class to verify the day and time of the class and your enrollment. Instructors email students introducing themselves and share a supply list if your class requires additional supplies. 


You can register one non-family member per registration. Students may register multiple people, but only if they are considered family and in the ‘Family’ section of their ActiveNet profile.


All classes require a minimum enrollment to convene. Chastain Arts Center reserves the right to cancel, reschedule or combine classes, and to change instructors, fees, and/or classroom assignments when necessary.

Any cancellation of or change made to a scheduled class will be made a minimum of 1 week prior to the first-class meetingStudents will be notified using the e-mail or phone number provided at registration. Full refunds will be issued for canceled classes due to under-enrollment.


To receive a refund, students must submit their request at least 1 week before the first classNo refunds or transfers are guaranteed after this time. To withdraw from a class, you are required to email and include your name, the class name, and the reason for your withdrawal. The option to accept an account credit for the class withdrawal is preferred. 

If a withdrawal/refund is requested after 1 week prior to or after the class has begun, a $30 administration fee will be deducted and only an account credit will be processed to be used for future class registrations, clay purchases, and future purchases in our gift shop & gallery. If a class has begun at minimum enrollment, we cannot process refunds or credits after the first class has already started. If you register for a class after the session has begun, only an account credit will be processed if a withdrawal is requested. Anyone registered for a figure class with a model will be required to pay the model fee on the first day of class with cash or a check to the instructor. Even if you request a withdrawal after the first day of class, you will be required to pay the full model fee calculated based on enrollment at the first-class meeting.

The Center is not responsible for classes missed due to student absences. Please discuss any unavoidable absences with your instructor.

Chastain Arts Center

135 Chastain Park Avenue, NW
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 252-2927

Monday: 9:30A – 5P
Tuesday: 9:30A – 9P
Wednesday: 9:30A – 9P
Thursday: 9:30A – 5P
Friday: 9:30A – 5P
Saturday: 9:30A – 2P
Sunday: Closed

Staff Contact Info:
Alma Kadri
Facility Administrator

Kimberly Shelton
Ceramic Project Coordinator

Mackenzie Mitchell – Social Media & Marketing Project Coordinator