Classes and Education
around Ellijay and Blue Ridge

Ellijay Jumping Mouse Beads - Beads and Beadwork for for the body, mind and spirit! Satisfy your need to bead by visiting the Jumping Mouse Beads store in Ellijay, Georgia. We have a full line of commerical and custom beads. Various jewelry making and beading classes. 572 Maddox Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540 Phone: (706) 276-1215
Ellijay Clay and Pottery at Whistle Tree -Summer camps for kids and Adult classes. Learn to turn pottery on the wheel. There are also hand-building classes. You can also just rent time on a wheel if you are already experienced. Check the website for class times. Located on the Ellijay Square at 10 North Main Street Ellijay, Georgia 30540 706-698-1223
Ellijay Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association - Many classes available including yoga, watercolor for adults, quilting, watercolor greeting cards, guitar playing, decoupage, and a summer children's drama camp. 207 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. Call 706-635-5605.
Ellijay Art Classes - such as Stained Glass, Fusible Glass, and Squash books. Artists may also rent studio space, rent the stained glass equipment or rent the use of the kiln. 706-636-1280 or visit
Ellijay Karate - Ben Kiker's Karate Studio. Beginner and Advanced Classes. Children's classes for ages 5 - 13 and Adult classes for ages 13 and up. 706-635-6300.
Blue Ridge
Heart n Soul Yoga Classes - Yoga instruction in either a class format or private instruction. All levels welcome. No experience neccesary. 706-698-YOGA
Ellijay Sports Classes and Camps - for youth and adults presented by Gilmer County Parks and Rec. Baseball, Softball, Wrestling, Tennis, Summer Camps, Swimming, Football, Cheerleading, Soccer and Basketball. They also hold other special events throughout the year such as the Father-Daughter Valentine Dance. Call 706-635-7700 for more info or visit
Ellijay Strings and Sticks - Knit and Crochet Classes for Beginners to Advanced. Also the Largest Yarn Shop in Northwest Georgia. Located at 449 Indutrial Blvd. Ste. 165 Spring Plaza Ellijay, GA 30540 706-698-KNIT -5648
or Epworth
Appalachian Technical College - Continuing Education Courses offer many fun adult classes including digital photography, computer classes, personal finance and investment, internet classes, foreign language classes and Scuba diving classes. 706-253-4500 for Jasper campus or 706-492-4240 for Epworth campus.
Blue Ridge Line Dance classes - Monday nights at 7 - 8:30 pm at the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Assocation. 706-632-2144.
Blue Ridge Mountain Holly Quilters - Quilt shop in downtown Blue Ridge features sewing and quilting classes as well as the especially fun once-a-month Therapy Thursdays when you can come socialize and work on finishing your projects. Located at 801 E. Main St. For more info, call 706-258-1123.
Mineral Bluff Learn 2 Knit - Have fun and express your creativity.
Greta Cory 706-258-7888
Blue Ridge Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, located in the historic Fannin County Courthouse, offers many classes. A local artists' gallery is also on site. 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 706-632-2144
Jasper Snorkel and Scuba Lessons - Custom classes to meet your needs or your timeframe. Call to sign up now or for more information: Pickens County Dive Center 706-301-9252 or 770-894-3159.
Brasstown, NC John C. Campbell Folk School - This school on a 300 acre campus has many classes and studios such as a clay studio, painting studio, photography studio, paper studio, rock room, quilting studio, weaving studio, woodcarving and woodworking studios, and a wet room. The school is not for profit. Visit
Epworth Toccoa Falls College , Epworth Campus - offers foundational general studies college courses such as math, English, biology, psychology, and history. 706-492-5921

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