Creative Writing – Age 12 and up
- Intro to Creative Writing I
- Intro to Creative Writing II
- Intro to Creative Writing III
Creative Writing Foundation Track
Students who complete all 3 classes will earn a signed certificate of completion. Foundation classes can also be taken ala carte with instructor permission. Callanwolde also offers specialty classes and workshops! Click here to view our selection of writing classes.
Intro to Creative Writing I
This course is an introduction to various forms of writing, including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Students experiment with writing in each of these genres. The class is comprised of technique and style discussions, reading assignments, and writing exercises.
Intro to Creative Writing II
Students continue to explore poetry, short story, and personal nonfiction writing while building upon the techniques learned in the previous course. Assignments will enable students to sharpen their creative skills. Instructor feedback helps students continue to improve their self-expression and self-editing skills.
Intro to Creative Writing III
This course allows each student to focus in-depth on the specific genre of personal interest while improving their technical and creative abilities. Students also share their creative works and give and receive feedback through class presentations.
Meet Our Director of Literary Arts
While traveling as young child in a military family, Miles fostered an appreciation for all things creative with encouragement from his siblings and parents. He started drawing and painting around age 5 and began creating stories for his characters in early elementary school. In third grade, he even wrote a 30-page story loosely based on James and the Giant Peach. His early inspirations include The Hobbit, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Berenstein Bears, and A Wrinkle in Time. His creative interests continued to blossom as he investigated dinosaurs, magic, sports, and Boy Scouts. Miles also developed a deep interest in music and movies, further expanding his creative interests. After receiving his Bachelor’s in Fine Art from Auburn University, Miles moved to Atlanta to pursue a career in the creative arts and shortly thereafter co-founded Massive Burn Studios, a fine art studio based on his pop-surrealist works. A few years later, Miles developed Butterpup & friends™, a children’s character brand aimed at recapturing the magic of childhood and introducing young audiences to imagination and creative play. The first four adventures in the Butterpup & friends™ picture book series launched in 2017 as his first published book series. Miles currently resides in the Atlanta area with his wife Merissa and their vivacious pup Pica.
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center awards scholarships based on financial need and/or merit. Please visit our main Scholarships page here for scholarship applications and additional information.
About Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Callanwolde was built in 1920 by Charles Howard Candler, eldest son of The Coca-Cola Company founder Asa Griggs Candler. The estate is located in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The 12 acre estate contains a magnificent Tudor Revival style mansion, lush gardens, and several outer buildings. Click here to learn more about the history of Callanwolde.
Today, Callanwolde is owned by Dekalb County and is the home of Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is a cultural community conservatory of the arts on a 12 acre campus. Callanwolde offers classes in the performing arts (music, music recording, dance, dance fitness), visual arts (painting/drawing, pottery, weaving/textiles, jewelry/metalsmithing, photography), writing, yoga, horticulture, culinary arts and more to students of all ages.
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
980 Briarcliff Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30306