The Spruill Center for the Arts provides over 800 visual arts classes annually to more than 5,000 students of all ages and skill levels. Disciplines taught at the Spruill Center include Ceramics, Decorative Arts, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Mosaics, Painting, Photography, and Sculpture. Our Education Center offers state-of-the-art, advanced equipment and stellar instruction by top artists from Metro Atlanta, nationally and internationally.


5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd

Atlanta, GA 30338

(within the North Dekalb Cultural Center)

Phone: 770-394-3447

Fax: 770-394-6179

Office hours:

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00pm

Friday 9:00 am - 5:00pm

Saturday 9:00 am - noon

**** I was thrilled when I was asked to submit photographs of my brooch that won for "Best Instructor Work" in the "Student and Instructor Juried Exhibit" 2014 for the Winter 2015 catalog. 

I teach 6 classes weekly, both daytime and nighttime, and lots of 1 & 2 day workshops quarterly all at the Spruill Center for the Arts in Dunwoody, GA. I am also the Jewelry Department Coordinator.


I love teaching and sharing my knowledge with my students. I strive to be supportive, approachable and fun while balancing the need for focused instruction and demonstrations. 


The Jewelry and Metalsmithing rooms at Spruill are fully outfitted with all the tools and equipment needed to learn and execute beginning through advanced skills. 

  • Students do not need to purchase ANY tools, only materials for projects- Most schools require students to purchase all basic tools to take their first beginning class

  • A great place to learn and have fun in a great community environment

All photography by Joanne M Hernandez. Except those with *, which are by Bart Caston.

All designs, art objects and fabrications by Joanne M Hernandez, and she reserves ALL OF HER RIGHTS, except for works labeled "student work" which were created and belong to the specific individuals.

> Please do not steal my intellectual property for personal financial gain. I feel confident that if you gave yourself some time you could come up with something much more awesome than mine. Really. Please feel free to take any inspiration, appropriation, thoughts, and feelings my work may provide you. 

> Thank you for checking out my work and my classes, and I hope you enjoyed yourself! Art is an expression of our lives, our experiences, a moment, our passions, our fears, our desires, our thoughts, our rage, our consideration, all of our beauty, our conversations, our connection to others, and of course, so much more. Art - in all of its forms and expressions- is important for all of humanity.

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