WE DIG: Art for Amateurs

abc Pottery 

ABC Pottery is an art studio that hosts painting parties, clay classes and other fun arts and crafts for the whole family to enjoy. Located conveniently inside Sugarloaf Mills mall, ABC Pottery is the perfect place to host your next gathering. They accommodate groups of up to 18 people, but you can also take classes individually. More information is available at abcpottery.com. 


Artistic Adventures 

Are you looking to learn a new skill and tap into your artsy side? Artistic Adventures is the perfect place to start! They host pottery wheel, glass fusion, drawing and painting classes for six-week periods. People of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to take classes. The classes are divided into four age groups: youth (6-8), youth (9-12), teen and adult. The class cost includes all materials and instruction for the six weeks. More information is available at artistic-adventures.com.


Eye Candy Studio

Lacking inspiration and creativity? Eye Candy Studio, located in Duluth, offers artsy outlets for everyone! Classes range from pottery painting to adult wine glass painting. Whether you host your next party or simply take a class to try something new, Eye Candy Studio is a must-visit! 



The Hudgens Center for Art and Learning

Are you looking for fun ways to kick off your weekend? The Hudgens Center for Art and Learning is excited to host the Art of Community Market, Toddler Fridays and the Hudgens Prize Announcement this fall. 

The Art Community Market will be every first Thursday of the month from 4:00–7:00 p.m.. Visitors will enjoy music, the farmers’ market, food trucks and local vendors. Upcoming dates are September 1 and October 6. 

On the last Friday of every month, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Toddler Friday will take place at the Hudgens Center. The upcoming dates are September 30 and October 28. Toddler Fridays are free for Hudgens members and only $5 per person for non-members. 

The prestigious Hudgens Prize was established in 2010 by the Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for Art and Learning. The biennial prize cycle features an exhibition of four Hudgens Prize finalists in the fall of one year and the single winning artist’s solo show the following year. In each cycle, the $50,000.00 Hudgens Prize is awarded to one Georgia artist and is among the nation’s most significant visual arts awards. The purpose of the competition is to support, promote and elevate Georgia artists to national acclaim, and highlight the Hudgens Center’s prominence as the premiere visual arts destination in the region. The Hudgens Prize Award winner will be announced at The Hudgens Center on October 7th at 5:00 p.m..