Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia



The Center offers varied programs for young adults to seniors. Our goal is to offer opportunities for continued growth and self expression - Visual Arts, Music and Dance, and Physical Fitness not to mention special presentations on all manner of things to enrich your life and make the most of your experience.

Check out all the activities listed below and sign up for a new experience by calling the center at 706-878-3300.

LEATHER ART CLASSInstructor Tom Slavicek


You will have time to make a leather shoulder bag of your choice, or choose from any of the following projects: Leather belt, wallet, passport wallet, journal, phone belt pouch, drawstring pouch, lady's wallet, clutch purse and more.

Depending on the project you will be able to learn techniques of cutting leather and stitching styles. If desired, you can learn how to use a wood burning tool to inscribe a design directly on to the leather and then colorize it.

All leathers, materials, tools and instructions are provided, along with templates. No artistic ability is necessary, nor is any previous leather working experience. You do not need to bring anything except lunch, enthusiasm, and your desire to make something beautiful.

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Dates: Saturday, September 12
Time: 10am to 4:00pm (Bring a snack / lunch)
Place: SNC Art Studio* (*or in Community Hall, depending upon CDC Guidelines)
Cost: $85 - includes all materials by instructor
ClassMinimum: 5
ClassMaximum: 12
RegistrationDeadline: Wednesday, Sept 9 at 5:00pm, $40 deposit due
To register contact : Jim Thomas at 706-878-3300


impressionist painting impressionist painting

Learn many of the tips and techniques of composing and designing your painting on location. Working with shapes, values, edges, and color, Nancy will help guide you to edit, simplify, and interpret the scene to tell a story and create the emotional response in the viewer that all artists seek.

Nancy's demos will include discussion on materials, composition, value studies, color temperatures and color harmony, importance of simplifying, massing, underpainting, and discussion on what makes a successful painting.

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Dates: Thursday, Oct 15
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Place: SNC Community Hall
Workshop Fee: $125
Art supply list: is available
ClassMaximum: 15, first come, first served
Registration Deadline: Thursday, Oct 8 by 5pm

On-going Classes


Explore the variety of dancing events and learning possibilities at SNCA.

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HAPKIDO MARTIAL ARTS CLASS 4th Degree Black Belt/Master Instructor Laurina Emery-Jacobs & 3rd Degree Black Belt Quilan Jacobs of Phoenix Rising Defensive Arts.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Historic Gym. For more information, go to Phoenix Rising Defensive Arts on Facebook or email

Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Place: Historic Gym
Cost: $75 per month

PILATES CLASSES AT SNCInstructor Susan Stumpf

Pilates classes focus on the fundamental principles of Pilates: posture, balance, breathing, and strengthening the core. The Pilates Method addresses the body as a whole, correcting weaknesses to improve on over-all body balance, and works to strengthen the deep postural muscles which support the spine and allow us to sit and stand in better alignment, and move with more ease, precision and zest!

Susan Stumpf, our Nationally Certified Pilates Instructor, has been teaching Pilates for over 20 years, and has had a wide range of teaching experiences which include owning and operating several Pilates Studios, as well as working for highly qualified fitness, physical therapy and sports-related organizations.

Classes are open to anyone interested, regardless of ability, age, or previous Pilates knowledge; however Susan prefers meeting with potential class participants prior to their first class. She offers a complimentary private session before beginning classes, to be sure you are familiar with the concepts and exercises, and in order to ensure your best experience and enjoyment. If you are interested, please call or text Susan at 904-710-2495. She is excited to offer her knowledge and love for Pilates with our community.

All props and tools are provided, just bring your mat and wear comfortable clothing. The class will be conducted following CDC and OSHA Guidelines for Phase 2 Opening as defined by the State of Georgia.

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Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning July 2
Time: 10:30-11:30am
Place: Community Hall
Cost: $10-$12 per class

WATERCOLOR CLASSInstructor Becky Peebles

Watercolors by Helen Smathers

The weekly watercolor classes with Becky Peebles are structured for beginners through advanced students. Each class is $35 per session.

Starting with loose washes and progressing to details, you will learn Becky's technique which could be described as realism with a dash of Impressionism (or soul!). Beginners through Advanced are welcome to attend.

Every other session begins with Becky demonstrating a particular technique, leading the class step by step. After this warm-up, the class will move on to individual work. Each demo is independent of the one before and after... you are never behind, even if you miss a class. The sessions in which there is no demo are to allow students to develop individual style with hands-on guidance.

There is no advance registration... these are ongoing classes. Limited seating is available. Please call Becky at 706-969-2052 to reserve your space. The class will be conducted following CDC and OSHA Guidelines for Phase 2 Opening as defined by the State of Georgia.

Dates: every Thursday beginning July 2
Time: 1:00 till 4:00pm
Place: Community Hall
Cost: $35 per session
Skill level: Beginners through Advanced are welcome to attend
RegistrationDeadline: On-going

YOGA CLASSES AT SNCInstructor Nancy Nester

Brought to you by the White County Parks & Recreation Department, these classes are taught by Rev. Nancy Nester, DD, MScD, RYT, a practicing Yogini for more than 40 years with a MS in Body Anatomy and Physiology to ensure your experience is safe and healthy for you.

She has taught Breath, Meditation and Mindfulness courses for more than 35 years. Nancy teaches an 'all levels' class, suitable for anyone who wants to experience breath, body awareness and ease in daily life.

Classes are free to members of Silver Sneakers and Georgia Silver Fit programs. Others can join the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association and get half price on their White County Parks & Rec membership, with monthly cost for attending every class as low as $12.50. Drop in classes are $5.00 each.

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30-6:30pmalso Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am
Place: Community Hall