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Arts Beacon

Arts Beacon is a creative arts studio offering classes, commissions, and art consultations in sculpture, drawing and painting for children, teens and adults.

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Kids and teen classes

Monday, Friday and Saturday options

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Adult events and classes

Classes, parties and partner drawing

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Private lessons and commissions

Be creative. Jena will work with you!

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The Studio

What makes our classes different?

Arts beacon is my working artist studio. Students will get to see my work in progress and preparations for exhibitions. Our classes are offered by the semester, 4 week series, workshops and drop in. My teaching philosophy is to encourage creative thinking and problem solving while teaching students to develop a rich visual aesthetic. I design projects for kids and adults with an observational and process based approach to art making. Classes will be divided by age and material and students will be offered age appropriate materials and tools. I have a variety of materials available to my students like clay, acrylic and watercolor painting, fabric, woodworking tools and supplies, plaster, collage, and mixed media sculpture supplies. All of my students will have access to the studio tools, supplies and materials so they may gravitate to the medium that works best for their personal projects and goals. Students will be encouraged to draw from observation to learn how to see and develop a strong visual vocabulary and at the same time take a process based approach with materials to expand the possibilities of their art making.

Spring Classes - Registration is open

Arts Beacon Spring 2019 Semester

Spring semester — February 4th - May 10th
February break — February 18 - 22
Spring break — April 1-5

Class Details

Monday Cartooning and Claymation

Age: 10 and up
Time: 4:45-6:00
Tuition: $220 for 12 weeks

Designed for 10 year olds and up. Got a kid that loves to draw comics, anime or loves claymation? In this class we will learn how to draw our favorite characters, learn to storyboard, draw comics, develop our own characters on paper and in claymation. We will use the studios ipad to film collaborative animations and claymations. Kids can bring their own ipad if they have one to work on animations on their own in addition to our collaborative projects.

Monday Drawing and Painting

Age: 7-10 year olds
Time: 3:15-4:30
Tuition: $220 for 12 weeks

Designed for 7-10 year-olds, this is a drawing and painting class with lots of experimenting, exploration and movement. We will focus on process-based art with an emphasis in exploring materials and developing a strong visual aesthetic by experimenting with color, line, texture, and 2-D design. Students will develop confidence as artists and will learn to celebrate their artistic differences. Dress to get messy! Students will use the studios paints, brushes, paper etc.

Friday Sculpture and Drawing Class

Age: 12 and up
Time: 5:00-6:30
Tuition: $240 12 weeks

This is an all media class. Open to kids ages 12 and up. This is a great class for kids who love to build and make stuff. This is a process based class and we will use clay, plaster, wood, wire, paper and paint to make amazing creations! Students will develop confidence as artists and will learn to celebrate their artistic differences. Dress to get messy! Students will use the studios sculpture supplies, brushes, glaze, paper etc.

Saturday Parent & Child Art

Age: 4 and up with guardian
Time: 3:30-4:30
Tuition: $220 for 12 weeks OR drop for $25 per parent. Child + $10 each additional child

Playing in clay, drawing and painting is a great way to spend time together. Children love to create and watch their parents create with them. Love making art but hate the mess at home? Our studio is made to get messy! We will draw, paint and play in clay. Each week we will have a different media to try out. This class is designed for ages 4 and up with a parent or guardian.

Saturday Clay / Handbuilding

Age: Adult
Time: 5:00-6:45
Tuition: $250 12 week class

Beginning/ intermediate handbuilding pottery and sculpture. Bring your ideas and I will help you bring them to life with clay! We will go over basic hand building techniques of coil, pinch pot and slab construction. Since our class are small everyone can work at their own pace and level. Tuition includes supply fee for all glazes, 25lbs of clay and firing fees.

Saturday Partner Drawing Classes

Age: 16 and up
Time: 7:00-8:15
Tuition: $35 per couple for drop in

Drawing is such a great way to spend time with someone. It's intimate, it's meditative and it's creative! You and your partner will be led through drawing exercises together and will discover how you see things! Bring your partner or just a friend and then go explore the Beacon complex together! No drawing experience necessary!

Adult Private Art Parties

Private Adult art parties available Fri, Sat and Sun by appointment
2.5 hours total with 2 hours art instruction
$250 for up to 12 adults
bring your own food, beverages and party decorations.

Private Lessons

I offer private lessons for children and adults on Fridays from 10AM - 5PM. For adults with or without art making experience tell me what you want to create and we will work toward that goal! For children and homeschool students we will first work on observational drawing and developing a visual vocabulary and then scaffold the weekly classes to meet your long term goal established by the student, parent and teacher. Do you need to develop a portfolio for college admissions? Sign up for private lessons and I will help you make your best portfolio presentation!
Cost is $40 per 1 hour lesson
Or $420 for 12 weeks

Commissions and Fine Art

Art consultation - Let me help you get the art you need for your home or business. I might even inspire and show you how to make it yourself! Please contact me for rates
Commissions - varied by medium and size please contact me for more info.
Portraits - I want you to model for me! Part of my artist mission is to sculpt everyday people in the city. Even if you don’t want to buy it come have a little portrait made. Contact me to set up an appointment!
Miniature portrait bust $75
Full body portraits
Small $850
Medium $1200
Large $1500


About Jena

Jena Dost is a working artist with 15 years of teaching experience. She holds a BFA from the Atlanta College of Art (Now SCAD) and an MFA from Queens College CUNY with majors in Sculpture and Drawing. She also completed the 2 year ceramics assistant program at Callanwolde Arts Center. She was an associate professor Brenau University and Oglethorpe University holding classes in Sculpture, Drawing, Painting, 3-D Design and Art Appreciation . She has taught classes, workshops and camps for preschool aged children through adult students at Callanwolde, Eyedrum, The Friends School, The Ormewood School and Grant Park Co-op.

See some of Jena's work at

Jena Jones


Contact us for more information or if you have questions.

1039 Grant Street SE A-34 Atlanta, GA 30315

917 656-2569


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