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July 2019

$95

Principles of Drawing

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm / Each Thursday, until August 15.
Peggy Burruss Art Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
Register By: July 22
Ages: 16+

Instructor: Arnulfo Jacinto This class is designed for beginner to advanced students who are seeking to express themselves through art while learning and building upon the basic principles and foundations of drawing, including grades of paper and pencils, light and shadow, and perspective. Basic life drawing and understanding of the human anatomy will be introduced by using wood figure models, photographs, and other reference materials. Students will work on drawing the skeletal and muscular structures of the human body and will gain an understanding of proportion, scale, and foreshortening. Because each student is unique, projects may be altered and one-on-one instruction will be given to suit each student’s skills, talents, knowledge, and interest level. Students will be encouraged to produce at least one illustration that will be matted and suitable for framing. All supplies are included. ____________________________________________________________ SENIOR DISCOUNTS (ages 62+) Enter your DOB and apply the coupon code ‘SENIOR’ for a $25 discount off any class over $75.

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$100

Intuitive Mixed Media Painting

July 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm / Each Monday, until August 19.
Peggy Burruss Art Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
Register By: July 22
Ages: 16+

Instructor: Joanna McGlothlin In this exciting mixed media class, learn to use a variety of techniques and materials including paper, texture mediums, acrylic paints and mark making with different media to create a finished canvas piece! Students can bring a notebook (such as Moleskin cahier) and/or blank greeting cards to decorate. All other supplies included.

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August 2019

$25

Brush Pen Lettering

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm / Each Saturday, until August 3.
Peggy Burruss Art Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
Register By: July 30
Ages: 16+

Instructor: Laura Eagle Watts Brush Pen Calligraphy provides a terrific, no fuss way to get started with hand lettering. In this class we will explore the fundamentals of brush pen basics and the basic supplies you need to get started. Create your own beautiful and personal style of brush pen lettering as you work your way through this workshop. At the end of this class, and with plenty of practice, you will definitely gain the tools necessary to develop an aesthetic brush pen lettering style all your own! In this workshop, you will learn: – What brush pen lettering supplies you need and how to use them – Basic individual strokes to create letters, numbers, and symbols – Practice exercises that will help you continue to improve – Lowercase alphabet stroke sequences and word layout

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$40

Pottery Date Night

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Friday, until August 9.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: August 6
Ages: 18+

Instructor: Kim Clarke 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 throwing on the potters’ wheel. Instructor Kim Clarke will walk you through the simple steps to throwing on the pottery wheel. 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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$95

Fun Boxes with Cool Lids – Workshop

August 10 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm / Each Saturday, until August 10.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: August 7
Ages: 15+

This course will focus on making a fun box with something on top (head, rabbit, your choice!)  We will be using a slab method to construct the box.  Then go into the making of the top.  Surface techniques will be demonstrated.  Bring a box lunch or something to share.

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$15

Family Saturday Clay Day – Ice Cream Cone Spoon Rest

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am / Each Saturday, until August 17.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: August 8
Ages: 5+
Academy Center of the Arts

Instructor: Anna Ellis Instructor Anna Ellis will help you make a spoon rest in the shape of an ice cream cone.  Choose your flavor (color) of ice cream!

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September 2019

$300

Alla Prima Portraits using the Zorn Palette

September 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm / Each Friday - Sunday, until September 29.
Peggy Burruss Art Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
Register By: September 13
Ages: 18+

Join Artist Robin Wellner from North Carolina for a unique opportunity to learn in her advanced Alla Prima painting workshop! Painting portraits is challenging — but incredibly rewarding! Simplifying your palette to something you know works will give you freedom to concentrate on other aspects of the portrait. Anders Zorn’s limited palette of white, black, yellow ochre and cadmium red will give you a beautiful range of skin tones and virtually guarantee color harmony. Each morning of this three day workshop begins with instruction and a demo painted from a live model. After lunch, everyone will have the opportunity to paint the model with lots of one-on-one instruction. We will focus on color, values, facial features and how to measure to achieve a likeness; as well, as learning to paint shapes rather than lines. **Oil painting experience required. Supply list: Alla Prima Information & Materials List “This is a challenging class. Robin made it a great class with her demos, clarity of teaching, books, handouts and her own paintings for inspiration. She gives equal care to each class member, as well as her positive spirit and good nature. Her laughter is good medicine and helped us through the pain of…

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$85

Evening Raku Workshop with Brett Thomas & Mobile Raku

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Friday and Saturday, until September 28.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: August 27
Ages: 16+
Academy Center of the Arts

The Academy Center of the Arts is pleased to partner again with Brett Thomas of Mobile Raku in hosting a two day Raku workshop on Friday, September 27 from 6:00pm – 9:00 pm and Saturday, September 28 from 9:30am – 12:00pm at the Academy Center of the Arts. Class size is limited to 20 students, and each student may bring 4-5 pieces (raku clay only bisque cone 06), approximately 5” wide x 12” tall or smaller. Small tiles are acceptable however NO BOWLS OR SLABS It is recommended that students are either enrolled in a pottery class or have experience working with clay. If time allows, additional pieces may be fired after everyone has had a turn.  Brett will provide his glazes and materials for firing. Please register early; pieces need to made and bisque fired before September 20. Students should plan to glaze their pieces before September 27th (the Academy will provide glazes). Class tuition is $85 which includes a 25lb bag of raku clay.  Students currently not enrolled in Academy Center pottery classes will have access to the studio to make their pieces. Unused raku clay from this class can be saved for the next Raku workshop! Come join the…

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November 2019

$350

Painting Color and Light in Watercolor

November 15 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm / Each Friday-Sunday, until November 17.
Peggy Burruss Art Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
Register By: November 1
Ages: 18+

Join Artist Steve Rogers from Florida for a unique opportunity to learn in his advanced watercolor workshop! “I believe I can most honestly say what I want to with my brush and ‘juicy’ watercolor paint.” – Steve Rogers Beginners and advanced painters alike will learn about light and color and the way watercolor behaves through “mini-demos” of paint application, “dealing with dark values in watercolor”, “secrets of painting reflections” etc. and how these operate in Steve’s full painting demonstrations. Students who are seeking to paint a convincing representation will advance substantially in his workshop, while those who wish to attain a higher degree of insight into their subjects will also be pleased. Lots of student painting time along with personal help is available every day. In both value and color, Steve makes clear how the medium of watercolor with its unique transparency and range of color and value can make our vision of a landscape live on the paper. Steve is especially qualified in reflections and the unique problems associated with painting boats and water subjects, and in many cases students have not been exposed to some of the concepts. If time permits Steve will also cover the use of…

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