Class info

Art Class…wow, that sounds kind of serious.  And a little intimidating…..What are our classes about?  Yes, they are about making something awesome & learning new skills…but really they are about the PROCESS of doing art together.  Sure it sounds cliche, but it’s true –  memories happen, art happens, friendships happen, relaxing happens, a new perspective happens, laughter happens – the EXPERIENCE of art happens, and it is a beautiful thing!  Our classes are fun & individual & definitely not cookie cutter!  We are not a franchise – each class is planned with the expectation of an individual, joyful art experience.  At one of our summer art camps, one of the girls stopped painting & spontaneously exclaimed, “This is the best day EVER!” – made my day!  We hope you will join us!

If you are interested in booking a birthday party (for both kids & adults), click on the “Party Info” section on the website.

At the end of each month, we send an email with the months schedule – if you would like to receive it, email Ann at and we will put you on the email list (and we promise not to email you every 2 hours!  We send a store email two or possibly three times/month)



NEW – Upcoming in Oct – Teachers! We are planning a full day art workshop for your kids (8 am to 4 pm) on Oct. 6th (Oconee Schools teachers workday), Oct. 9th (Clarke County Schools teachers workday) and Oct. 30th (Clarke County Schools teachers workday) – more details to follow!



Fall Jewelry Making Class- $35 for a two hour class – learn the basics of beading (materials, tools, wire wrapping, wire linking, crimping/finishing).  We will make a necklace, bracelet & earrings for our project as we learn the basic skills. 5:30-7:30 pm, Monday September 11th, taught by Ann Peden, all materials & instruction included. Register at  We schedule this class once every month or two – great timing for Christmas gifts!











NEW!  Jewelry Club taught by Ann Peden, meets every other Thursday of every month from 4:15 to 5:30.  Limited to 12 students age 12 and up, we will meet twice/month to learn different jewelry making skills.  Each session is $25 and includes all materials & instruction.  Please contact Ann to register your child for Jewelry Club (  On August 31st, we will learn how to work with polymer clay and will make charms and a beaded necklace to interchange the charms on (see picture of owl & watermelon).  All materials & instruction provided.  Contact Ann to register at











Art Club, taught by Valerie Johnson, meets every Tuesday, 4:15-5:30, first session begins August 8th. $80 for 4 week sessions, $25 for a “try-me” session (price drops to $20/session when you register for 3 or more), $5 sibling discount.  In Art Club, the class explores a variety of different techniques, mediums and styles to express their creativity through painting.  Fun is always part of the class! Your child will leave with amazing works of art that they will be proud of.

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OPEN STUDIO TIME – 2-4 pm, Sunday September 10th — This is when we set up our classroom so you an pop in and get your art on!  Great BFF, mom/child or co-worker activity!  Choose from our many wooden cut outs ($15 or 2 for $25) or jewelry-making (just pay for what you make) – please reserve your spot with Ann at


The Beaded Lizard, September 15th 6 pm – 8 pm, $30.  Learn how to make beaded animals!  Pizza & Drinks included too 

Taught by Ann Peden, you will learn the bead weaving technique to make the beaded lizard, frog, owl, butterfly, and dragonfly.  We will learn how to make a beaded animal using a grid technique (see below).  All materials & instruction provided, plus we will have a pizza dinner together.  One of our favorite classes, great for both boys and girls.  Limited to 12 students, so reserve your spot early!  The timing of this class (Friday evening) is also a good opportunity for parents to have a dinner date while the kids take the class!

New!  Teen/Tween -Picasso and pizza night, 5-7 pm, 6th grade & up, taught by Valerie Johnson 
Friday September 29th, Friday October 20th, Friday November 10th, Friday December 8th
*Drop your teen or tween off for a for a fun creative outlet. We will channel our inner Picasso, eat pizza and create beautiful  arts and craft masterpieces
$30 includes all supplies,  2 slices of pizza and a drink.
(And an added perk for you: Think early dinner date without any eye rolls)
Thursday September 21th, 6-8 pm — Paint a Personalized Pumpkin or Candy Corn, Wooden Cut Out Painting Class.  $40 includes personalized wooden cut out and class (all materials & instruction).  MUST ORDER by September 7th so we can have your personalized wooden cut out at the class.  Contact Ann to register at Taught by Ann Peden.
Introduction to Mixed Media Art Class, taught by Cathy Standridge, $35.00, August 31st, 6-8 pm. This is for Adults or children ages 12 and up.
Come and join us for a night of fun painting! We will learn how to paint Mixed Media Art. You will learn different techniques of applying paint with collage and inks, also how to use stamps or letters to apply quotes to your painting, and how to create textures on canvas.   You will choose from two different paintings; a summer sailboat painting or a floral arrangement. All supplies are included. The fee is $35.00 and hours are 5:30 to 7:30 on Thursday July 13,2017.  Registration deadline is Tuesday August 28th.







Wooden Cut Out Painting, book your group for this party or call us to schedule an individual painting time!  See below for pictures of many of our wooden cut outs, most are personalized with your initials or name.  We have over 40 styles available – larger size cut outs are $35-$40, add $5 to paint it in our class.  We also have smaller size cut outs, $15 to paint one, $25 to paint two (bring a friend!), all materials & instruction provided! 

Contact Ann to schedule your group!  A perfect activity for either kids or adults, we will choose the cut outs for the event and provide all the materials & instruction for your group – contact Ann at to plan your group activity.















































































































Are you interested in learning how to sell on Etsy?  Our next Etsy Seller class is on August 28th, 6pm – 7:30 pm, taught by Ann Peden.  We also offer private mentoring sessions for online sellers, inquire at  Ann’s Etsy store has had over 3000 sales and she will share everything she has learned!  Ann Peden Jewelry also sells as an Amazon Prime Vendor, on Ebay and on the AnnPedenJewelry website.  Class will include:  overview of selling online, how to choose the correct platform for your product line, photography, listings, shipping, marketing, branding, SEO, customer service, social media promotion, and a question and answer session.  Learn the secrets of Etsy and soon you too will have daily trips to the post office with all of your packages!!  This class is for those who are new to selling on online, as well as for those who already have an Etsy shop and want to learn how to make it produce.  $35, register at








Football Saturday Art Camp, Saturday September 2nd, 4 pm – 10 pm, $100 includes all materials/instruction & dinner.  We have planned a fantastic evening of fun at the Classroom at Ann Peden for your child during the Georgia vs. Appalachian State Home Game!  Drop your child off to have a great time creating art while you go to the game!  We will paint a wooden cut out, make a distressed wood sign, make 5 jewelry projects & have dinner at Dairy Queen.  Limited to 12 spaces, ages 6 and up.  Contact Ann to reserve your child’s space at   We possibly may have this scheduled for each home football game if we have sufficient interest, so please let us know.
 September 22nd – Armed & Dangerous, Teens with Cameras, Selfie Scavenger Hunt!  Taught by Heather Waters of Watermark Photography, this two hour teen photography workshop is going to be awesome!  See flyer for more details – $30 includes a mini-photography guide, headshot & dinner
New Photography Class in Oct – 4 series, details in flyer, taught by Heather Waters with Watermark Photography.  Please note the special price if you register a friend!
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE!  We will reschedule this class in the next month or two – please check back with us.
Beginners Knitting Class, 3 sessions (Sunday August 20th, August 27th and September 3, 2-4 pm), $75, taught by Hollye Downs.   Learn the basics of casting on, knit and purl stitches, how to fix common mistakes, and make a project while learning the basics!  Bring your own knitting needles, all other supplies are provided.  Class size limited to 8 students so register early to reserve your spot.
All class registrations can be made at the store by check or cash, or checks made out to the class teacher can be mailed in to Ann Peden, PO Box 80, Watkinsville, Ga 30677.  Reserve your spot early!