Learn something new in classes, workshops, meetings and in the weaving studio.
A wide variety of weaving and other fiber arts classes are taught throughout the year on a quarterly schedule. The Winter Quarter is generally January – March, Spring Quarter from April – June, Summer Quarter from July to August/September and a fall term from Sept to December. Not all classes are offered every term.
Classes are available for adults ages 18 and older. Our classes range from one or two day intro classes to classes held once a week from four to eight weeks. All classes are available for registration by the public. CHG Members enjoy a one week early registration period.
Classes are taught by CHG instructors and recognized community artists who have proven their technical and teaching abilities. Some classes require a prerequisite basic knowledge, but beginner classes are generally available each quarter. Classes are offered on weekdays, evenings, and weekends.
Classes are frequently taught in Room 1 at the Dunwoody Cultural Arts Center – 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30338. Please obey the parking regulations at the Center.
Students are accepted on a first-come basis, based on receipt of payment.
Dunwoody Cultural Arts Center –
5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30338.
Room 1 is the CHG weaving room where weaving equipment is located. Classes will be taught in room 1 unless otherwise indicated by the instructor.
Please obey the parking regulations at the Center.
Waiver & Release: All class and workshop participants are required to sign a general waiver and release on the first day of the class or workshop. You can view the waiver by clicking here.
Class Size: All classes and workshops have limited enrollments. The number of students is included in the descriptions. When you register you will see the number of seats that are available for the particular session/workshop.
Membership Discounts: CHG Members receive discounts for Classes and Workshops. Membership status takes up to 3 days to become effective and must be established prior to ordering a class or workshop. If you register for membership and a class or workshop at the same time, the membership discount will not be applied and cannot be granted retroactively.
Payment: CHG offers payment using PayPal. You do not have to have a PayPal account to place an order, you may checkout as a guest and pay with a credit card. All orders for classes, workshops, and membership must be placed using our online system.
Classes will be cancelled one week before the starting date if the class minimum has not been reached.
Confirmation: Unless you are otherwise notified, classes will start on the days, dates, and times listed in the schedule.
Withdrawal: Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled less than one week before the start of class. Refunds may take one to two weeks to process. To withdraw from a class, notify CHG at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a letter to: CHG, P.O. Box 889244, Atlanta, Georgia, 30356, Attn: Registrar.
Hardship withdrawal: In case of financial, medical, or personal hardship, we may waive the refund policy. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Cancellations: CHG reserves the right to cancel any class due to insufficient enrollment. Full refunds will be issued for cancelled classes. CHG will make every effort to notify you of cancellations at least four days before your first scheduled class.
Student Guidelines: Please click here to view the Student Guidelines
The Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild hosts three workshops each year with well-known fiber artists. Workshop leaders are chosen for their expertise and are often nationally and internationally known. Workshops are generally held in Room 4 of the North DeKalb Cultural Center.
Workshop registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, with non-Guild members welcome on a space-available basis. Registration normally opens two months before a workshop, and the registration opening date for each workshop is published in the Guild’s Fiber Focus newsletter.
To register, click on the link at the bottom of one of the workshop descriptions below. Only on-line registrations will be accepted. However, you may pay for your workshop either on-line or by check. If you pay by check, your payment must arrive within 14 days of your registration or your registration will be void and your place in the workshop will go to the next person on the waiting list.
If you are making a non-member payment this does not qualify you as a member. Please go to Membership if you wish to become a member.
Cancellation Policy: If you register for a workshop and are unable to attend please email the Workshop Chair. The workshop chair will attempt to fill the vacancy from the waiting list if there is one. If there is no wait list and you find a replacement on your own please let the Workshop Chair know. Refunds are made after a replacement has paid the fee.
|Colleen Casey graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in the winter of 1991. She received a degree in Photography with minors in Fiber Arts and Art History. She did her first weaving sampler at SCAD in 1991. Colleen received her MFA ED from Georgia State in 2002. Colleen owns a small online fabric company, SomeArtFabric.com, selling mostly quilt cotton. For the past 15 years, she has traveled extensively teaching quilting, natural dying, fibers, and ceramics.
|Ann Doherty has been weaving since 1990. She earned the City and Guilds Certificate in Weaving and Dyeing, Part 1 from the City and Guilds of London Institute in 1994. Ann had been teaching for CHG since 2000; taught at Callanwolde Art Center for 4 years; and instructs privately. She demonstrates weaving at various venues including The Highland Games at Stone Mountain.|
|Kathi Grupp learned to weave as an art student at the University of Kentucky. She continued to learn more about weaving by taking classes through the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild, John Campbell Folk Art School and the Callanwolde Art Center. She is currently an active member of the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild and the Handweavers Guild of America. She has two young boys whom she can’t get to try the loom…yet.|
|Kay Guilmet’s degree is in Art Education. She has been weaving for 50 years. She began weaving in Syracuse NY in 1967 and then taught there for 3 years. After moving to Atlanta, she joined CHG in 1985 and soon began teaching classes with CHG. She has taught at Gwinnett’s Fine Arts Center and 4 years at Callanwolde. Having received numerous awards at shows and fairs, her greatest joy is found in the successes of her many students.|
|Elke Shubert has been teaching spinning, weaving, and knitting for the past seven years in classes or one-on-one lessons. Each year you can find her weaving and spinning at the Renaissance Festival in full medieval costume. Born and raised in Walheim, a small old German village located near the Black Forest, she left Germany in 1991 to live in the U.S. In 2001 she received her MBA from Oglethorpe University. She carried with her the knitting and crocheting skills of her mother, aunt and grandmother, who introduced her to these hobbies at age 7. Elke shares her home with her husband and their 6 parrots and 2 cats.|
|Gene Turner likes to say she has been weaving since the age of 10 when she was given a child’s loom for Christmas. After pivoting through sewing, quilting, macrame, cross-stitch, needlepoint, and rug braiding, she landed again on weaving. Her first formal lessons were in San Antonio in 1985. She joined CHG in 2012 and started taking lessons again. She still has that very first loom.|
Carol Weber learned to sew at age 13 and by high school she had a small business making and selling skirts. Following that thread to New York City she studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
In 2001 she took her first floor loom class from Kay Guilmet and Ann Doherty at CHG. An Inkle weaving class soon followed. Since then she has been an avid inkler and has enjoyed exploring different weave structures on the floor loom.
Ann Lynn Whiteside has been weaving many years. She teaches weaving in her studio in Newnan Georgia.
She enjoys many arts and crafts, among which are Book/Journal making, creating one to hold her weaving drafts and samples of her weaving.
P.O. Box 889244
Atlanta, GA 30356
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