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Drawing Club for Teens • Weekly Art Club

In this weekly club for teens led by local artist James Greer, we'll learn a new fundamental skill for drawing with ink and graphite each week.

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Age and Experience

This class is for teens, ages 13-17.

Art Clubs are perfect for all skill levels. Whether you have never picked up a drawing tool before, or you enjoy making art regularly, you'll have a great time here.


James Greer

James Greer has lived in Athens, GA for 24 years. Originally from Appalachian NC, he has been drawing as long as he can remember, and is still in touch with his high school art teacher. He specializes in fine-line pen & ink drawings and illustrations. He has exhibited in galleries in multiple states, and has designed murals, T-shirts, album covers, skateboards, tarot cards, and tattoos.

Check out some of James' work here:

And here:


Art Clubs are held at the K. A. Artist Shop.

127 N Jackson St. Athens, GA

We are located on the second floor of a charming historic building near the Jittery Joe's Coffee at the corner of Jackson and Broad Streets in downtown Athens, Georgia. We're right across the street from the UGA campus, and our front entrance is between Pita Pit and Dynamite Clothing.


All materials are provided.

We'll use a variety of pencils, pens, and drawing papers for each week's activity.


To register and reserve your spot, simply use the "Add to Cart" button above and proceed to checkout. You'll get a confirmation email once your order has been received. Then all you need to do is show up! You don't need to bring anything but yourself.

If you need any assistance at all, don't hesitate to reach out. You can reach us via email, call, or text. Or just swing by the shop!



In this weekly club we'll explore and practice the fundamentals of drawing with pencil and pen. All materials are provided--come join a great group and have fun drawing each week!

Week 01
Basic Pen Techniques For Effective Line Drawing and Shading - Familiarizing ourselves with high quality ink pens, practicing mark making techniques, and their applications.

Week 02
Drawing Upside Down, pt. 1 - We will take a preselected illustration, invert it, and replicate it as we see it, focusing on the shapes and spaces instead of the subject matter.

Week 03
Still Life with Cross Hatch - We will learn the most efficient way to master a classic shading technique and apply it to a still life drawing.

Week 04
Pointillism Done Right - Learning a challenging but lovely way to give our illustrations subtle depth and volume.

Week 05
Drawing Upside Down, pt. 2 - After completely a quick still life drawing, we will trade our work with a fellow student, invert it, and copy their drawing mark for mark, making two versions of each work!

Week 06
Two Draw a Chair - We will use the two - point perspective method to render a chair "out of thin air" in three dimensions!

Week 07
Black on White on Black - Using white pastels on black paper, we will copy a preselected image "in reverse" to explore negative space in a new medium.

Week 08
How to Draw Trees - Learning the step-by-step method to rendering one of nature's most challenging subjects effectively and efficiently.

Week 09
Quick and Easy Landscape Drawings - 5 quick and easy steps to create a realistic illustration of a vista, before the bugs and rain can get you!

Week 10
Four-Step Photograph Drawing - We will create a beautiful and accurate illustration from a photograph of your choice using everything we've learned so far!


This weekly club for teens meets on Wednesdays from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.

Our 2023 Spring Semester kicks off on February 15th. There will be ten total sessions with two off-weeks in March and April. The last session of the semester will be held on May 3rd.

You can purchase a semester pass where you'll get access to all ten clubs for a discounted rate. Or you can purchase a drop-in pass the week before the club you wish to attend. Drop-ins are subject to availability and are only available during the week prior to each club (no future sales).

Spring 2023 Schedule:

Wednesday, February 15th
Wednesday, February 22nd
Wednesday, March 1st
* Off Week *
Wednesday, March 15th
Wednesday, March 22nd
Wednesday, March 29th
* Off Week *
Wednesday, April 12th
Wednesday, April 19th
Wednesday, April 26th
Wednesday, May 3rd

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Classroom FAQ

Where is your classroom located?

Unless otherwise noted, our classes are hosted inside the K. A. Artist Shop, located at 127 N Jackson Street in downtown Athens, GA.

Please note: We are located on the second floor of a historic building without elevator access. If you are unable to attend a class due to accessibility concerns, we encourage you to reach out! We'd love to accommodate you with a private or virtual class.

Can I attend I have zero experience?

Many of our classes are perfect for those just starting out, and some are even designed for absolute beginners. Other classes are geared toward those with more experience, but everyone is welcome.

The description above will let you know the general experience levels that this class is designed for.

What do I need to bring to class?

We typically provide all the materials you'll need for our classes, and we typically break out the good stuff!

Once in a while we'll need you to provide some materials, tools, or a high-res digital image (for instance in an "Effortless House Portraits" class you'll need to email us your photo in advance).

The description above will let you know if you need to bring anything, but most often, all you need to bring is yourself.

My child is 9 but very mature; may they enroll?

We're sorry! Our classes are designed for older students, yet we do allow for 10-12 year olds to join in our camps and clubs for pre-teens. We hope they'll join us next year when they are 10 years old.

Is there a multi-class discount?

For multi-class registrations, we recommend you take advantage of our rewards program. You're welcome to register in multiple transactions, using the rewards points earned to redeem discounts on additional classes.

Do you offer class scholarships?

Yes! If a discount will help you attend one of our classes, camps, or workshops, we invite you to use this coupon code as many times as you’d like:


What are your Covid-19 protocols for classes?

As usual, our classrooms are disinfected and cleaned before each day. Masks are now optional in our classes. We've got hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes in each classroom, and students are encouraged to help themselves whenever they need them.

PLEASE NOTE: We ask that students refrain from attending classes if they are at all contagious. We are happy to offer make-up sessions as space allows or credit toward a birthday party to any student who needs to stay home due to illness. You'll need to let us know before your class begins that you are unable to attend; we are unable to offer make-up sessions for no-shows.

What is your classroom cancellation policy?

We understand that things happen and you may not be able to attend the class you purchased. If your plans change, please let us know at least 7 days before your scheduled class begins. If you let us know with at least 7 days notice, we can issue a full monetary refund to your original form of payment or switch you to another class at no charge.

We cannot offer refunds after the 7-day-mark, but we are happy to offer make-up sessions in other classes as space allows or a credit toward a birthday party to any student who needs to miss their scheduled class.

Regretfully, we cannot issue refunds or make-ups for no-shows. Please reach out to us prior to class if you need to cancel or reschedule.

On occasion, a class might not reach the minimum number of students needed. If this is the case and we need to cancel a class ourselves, we will let registrants know at least three days prior to the scheduled event. You'll of course receive a full refund or re-scheduling, and we will also provide a small gift card as a token of our appreciation.