Learn something new in classes, workshops, meetings and in the weaving studio.
Please note: this is not the page to register for a class – this is general information about classes. Click on “learning” and look for a specific quarter to register.
A wide variety of weaving and other fiber arts classes are taught throughout the year. Classes are available for adults ages 18 and older. Hands-on classes provide a relaxed pace of study over several weeks for both the public and Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild (CHG) members.
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 always available. Classes are offered on weekdays, evenings, and weekends.
Classes are frequently taught in Room 1 at the North DeKalb Cultural Center – 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30338. Room 2 and Room 4 are also used for classes and workshops. Please obey the parking regulations at the Center.
Classes are offered four terms a year. Please note: Not all classes are offered every term. See the schedule to see if a particular class is being offered at this time.
Students are accepted on a first-come basis, based on receipt of payment.
Location: Most classes are taught in Room 1 at the North DeKalb Cultural Center – 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30338. Please obey the parking regulations at the Center.
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.
Payment: CHG offers PayPal and check payment. 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. When paying by check, your check with a copy of the order must be received within 5 business days. Otherwise, your order will be cancelled to allow another person to register. All orders for classes, workshops, and membership must be placed using our online system.
Confirmation: Unless you are otherwise notified, classes will start on the days, dates, and times listed in the schedule.
Withdrawal: Withdraw from a class by notifying CHG prior to the class registration closing date indicated in the schedule. Email CHG at email@example.com or send a letter to: CHG, P.O. Box 889244, Atlanta, Georgia, 30356, Attn: Registrar.
Your class fee will be refunded, minus a $5 processing fee. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled after the class registration closing date. Refunds may take one to two weeks to process.
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, you must find your replacement in order to have your workshop payment refunded. Please email the Workshop Chair for the workshop waiting list.
|Liz Bein learned to weave as a student of Ann Doherty and Kay Guilmet at Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild. She continues to learn from them and takes workshops at CHG and elsewhere. Liz received her Masters in Art Therapy from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and was a potter in her life before weaving.|
|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.|
|Susan Gilmurray has a MFA in Weaving from Carnegie Mellon University. She is author of “Weaving Tricks” and has taught weaving at the Arts and Crafts Center of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. She has lectured and given workshops on primitive weaving, finishes and macramé. Her exhibitions include a one woman invitational at the Museum of Art Carnegie Institute.|
|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.|
|Annie Hall had the good fortune to grow up in the foothills of North Carolina mountains at a time when people still made things. She has been teaching knitting and spinning in the Southeast since 1997 for Peachtree Handspinners Guild, Chattahoochee Handweavers, Fiber Forum, Plying the Arts, Evening at Emory, Callanwolde, the John C. Campbell Folk School, and others. She loves the “aha” moment when students get it, a good story, and having fun while learning.|
|Tonya Leach has been weaving for over 30 years. Self taught at age 10 from an old set of encyclopedias! She has taught every age group from 6 to 60 in both public schools and private lessons. A rounded fiber artist, she has taught, weaving, spinning, dyeing, knitting , crochet, and is currently improving her overshot weaving skills.|
|Crystal Perry learned needle arts from her grandmother who was born in Oslo, Norway and was always making something by crochet or knitting. Her maternal grandmother was a seamstress. She has practiced these needle arts for more than 55 years and been teaching for 10 years. With a degree in Mechanical Drafting and over 40 years in the engineering field, she finds that she uses some of those principles in her needle arts work.|
|Ann Lynn Whiteside has been teaching for 30 years. She has been instructing in Weaving for 10 years. “I believe in being a lifelong learner, so I take classes to hone my weaving skills two or three times a year.” She is passionate about weaving. Mrs. Whiteside teaches in several places. She has regular classes at her studio in Newnan, Georgia, and schedules workshops for private students.|
The Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild Education Committee welcomes proposals from fiber instructors. New class proposals proposals may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
P.O. Box 889244
Atlanta, GA 30356
Please include: (1) an 80-word class description, (2) an 80-word biography, (3) a class outline, (4) a list of required supplies and equipment, (5) schedule preferences, (6) resume, and (7) any additional information that would be helpful to the committee.