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November 2019

$40

Pottery Date Night

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Friday, until November 15.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: November 13
Ages: 18+
Academy Center of the Arts

Instructor: Anna Ellis Go ahead and get a little dirty on Friday night! Couples, singles, and friends are welcome to join us at The Academy Center of the Arts Pottery Studio for an evening of fun, romance and hand building a clay project. Instructor Anna Ellis will walk you through the simple steps of making a Holding Hands Dish. Beer, wine, light snacks, clay and tools are included. Wear or bring clothes to change into that you don’t mind getting dirty. Preregistration is required. Please register online, but if you have any additional questions contact Ted Batt at tbatt@academycenter.org or 434-528-3256 x127 for more information. The $40 fee is per person and the event is for adults ages 18 and over.

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December 2019

$15

Family Saturday: Christmas Tree Lantern

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am / Each Saturday, until December 7.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: December 5
Ages: 5+
Academy Center of the Arts

Instructor Anna Ellis will teach students how to make Christmas Tree Lanterns just in time for Christmas!

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January 2020

$15

Family Saturday: Snow Man Nesting Bowls

January 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm / Each Satuday, until January 11.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 10
Ages: 5+

Instructor Anna Ellis will help your children and you get in the mood for winter with a set of snow man bowls made of clay!

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$95

Mosaic Madness

January 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm / Each Monday, until February 10.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 11
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

In this fun and fully interactive class, learn to make your own mosaic art pieces, with instructor, Kim Clarke. We will be working using the direct method. Choose from several project bases (mirror, address number plaques, frames etc). All bases and materials are included, along with colored glass, adhesives and grout. Use the wide array of colored glass and mirror tiles provided or bring in your own tiles, bases other fun items that can be used in mosaics. Great for beginners. **A $15 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first night of class. Artist Bio: Kim Clarke originally from California has been a teacher and artist for many years. She has an artistic style which is very fun and whimsical. Kim’s art pieces reside in galleries and private collections all over the world including France and Australia. Upon visiting Lynchburg she discovered the Pottery Studio at the Academy center and loved it.  Her passion for clay, mosaics, and pottery brought her to teaching classes and workshops there. She now calls Virginia home.

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$200

Pottery Basics and Beyond

January 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Monday, until March 2.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 11
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

Instructor: Kim Clarke Ready to try your hand at the potter’s wheel? There will be helpful demonstrations and lots of hands-on time in this session. You will be learning the basics of wheel throwing, hand building, and surface decoration in this fun and casual class, taught by instructor Kim Clarke. You will get some tips and tricks that will help you create some beautiful pottery! This is a great way for you to take a break and explore your creative side in this fun introduction to clay. No experience needed! Tuition includes a 25 lb. bag of clay and glaze and firing costs. Artist Bio: Kim Clarke originally from California has been a teacher and artist for many years. She has an artistic style which is very fun and whimsical. Kim’s art pieces reside in galleries and private collections all over the world including France and Australia. Upon visiting Lynchburg she discovered the Pottery Studio at the Academy center and loved it.  Her passion for clay, mosaics, and pottery brought her to teaching classes and workshops there. She now calls Virginia home.

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$200

Clay Lab

January 14, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Tuesday, until March 3.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 12
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

Clay Lab – investigating the surface through material studies, clay science and experimentation. Open to all skill levels. “Further your understanding of clay as a raw material to realized object.”   Tuition includes a 25 lb. bag of clay and glaze and firing costs.  Instructor: Justin Rice   Justin Rice is a multi disciplinary artist working with drawing, printmaking, woodworking and ceramics. He earned his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, majoring in Drawing with a concentration in Printmaking. His large scale drawings, woodblock prints and etchings explore the narrative world of graphic mark making. Justin is a founding member and co-owner of Oxide Pottery in Lynchburg VA. He has been a full time potter and instructor for 10 years. His work is carried in galleries and museum shops across the United States, most notably: Museum of Art and Design NY, Baltimore Museum of Art, American Folk Art Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Art and American Visionary Art Museum. Justin’s current work at the Academy focuses on developing the tactile clay surface with the use of locally harvested materials in conjunction with the reduction atmosphere of the gas kiln. When not in the studio, you can find Justin exploring the…

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$140

Introduction to Kiln Fired Glass

January 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Each Tuesday, until February 4.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 12
Ages: 15+
Academyl Center of the Arts

Acquire glass cutting skills and learn the basics of firing and slumping while creating projects in glass. Possible projects include sun catchers, bowls, vases and many others. Instructor is Suzanne Michaels.  Class is limited to six students!

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$200

Beginning & Intermediate Pottery

January 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Tuesday, until March 3.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 12
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

For beginning and intermediate students with instructor Justin Rice. Introduction to and focusing on wheel throwing and incorporating some hand building and glazing techniques, with advanced technique instruction for returning students. Tuition includes a 25 lb. bag of clay and glaze and firing costs.   Justin Rice is a multi disciplinary artist working with drawing, printmaking, woodworking and ceramics. He earned his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, majoring in Drawing with a concentration in Printmaking. His large scale drawings, woodblock prints and etchings explore the narrative world of graphic mark making. Justin is a founding member and co-owner of Oxide Pottery in Lynchburg VA. He has been a full time potter and instructor for 10 years. His work is carried in galleries and museum shops across the United States, most notably: Museum of Art and Design NY, Baltimore Museum of Art, American Folk Art Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Art and American Visionary Art Museum. Justin’s current work at the Academy focuses on developing the tactile clay surface with the use of locally harvested materials in conjunction with the reduction atmosphere of the gas kiln. When not in the studio, you can find Justin exploring the streams, rivers,…

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$200

Clay Exploration

January 15, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Wednesday, until March 4.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 13
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

Is there an idea you have in your head, bud don’t quite know how to pull it off?  Receive expert instruction from Kim Clarke or work independently.  Bring your own ideas for projects. Demonstrations will be tailored to reflect each student’s individual needs and goals.  Combined with personalized feedback from the instructor, this class will help you to make remarkable strides in your abilities to express yourself through clay.  For beginners and experienced potters! Tuition includes a 25 lb. bag of clay and glaze and firing costs. Artist Bio: Kim Clarke originally from California has been a teacher and artist for many years. She has an artistic style which is very fun and whimsical. Kim’s art pieces reside in galleries and private collections all over the world including France and Australia. Upon visiting Lynchburg she discovered the Pottery Studio at the Academy center and loved it.  Her passion for clay, mosaics, and pottery brought her to teaching classes and workshops there. She now calls Virginia home.

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$200

Intermediate and Advanced Hand Building

January 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Wednesday, until March 4.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 13
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

Intermediate and more advanced students will learn hand building techniques with teacher Anna Ellis. Advanced students will continue to develop independent work supplemented with a demonstration each class. Demonstrations will cover use of under glazes, utilizing different techniques in a single piece, hand building larger, and complex forms. Students will be encouraged to develop a style with personal distinction motifs in order to complete a body of work by the end of the class.  Tuition includes a 25 lb. bag of clay and glaze and firing costs.

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