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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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October 2019

$50

Beginner’s Special Makeup Effects Workshop

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm / Each Saturday, until October 5.
Peggy Burruss Art Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
Register By: October 1
Ages: 16+

Instructor: Alistair McPherson Get in the spooky spirit with us this October and join Special Makeup Artist, Alistair McPherson, to learn the basics of Special Makeup Effects. In this introductory 3-hour course you will learn how to: put together a Special Makeup kit, learn how to create scrapes and cuts, bruises and burns, aging, and types of fake blood! All supplies provided.

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$15

Family Saturday: Sugar Skull Bowls

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am / Each Saturday, until October 5.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: September 3
Ages: 5+
Academy Center of the Arts

Celebrate the Halloween Season by creating Sugar Skull Bowls with Instructor Kim Clarke!

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$40

Pottery Date Night

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Friday, until October 11.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: October 9
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 plate and bowl using the bubble glaze technique. 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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Free

The Big Draw

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm / Each Saturday, until October 12.
Peggy Burruss Art Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
Register By: September 25

This October, the Academy is thrilled to join The Big Draw Festival to promote this year’s theme: “Drawn to Life: Creativity and Well-Being” in an effort to celebrate and explore art’s ability to provide hope, healing, positive change, and both mental and physical well-being to the whole person. The event will be free and open to all families and former and current breast cancer patients in the community. Please register through the link above so that we can have a head count. “Founded in 2000, The Big Draw (formally The Campaign for Drawing) is an arts education charity that promotes visual literacy and the universal language of drawing as a tool for learning, expression and invention. The charity leads a diversified programme encompassing advocacy, empowerment and engagement, and is the driving force behind the The Big Draw Festival – the world’s biggest celebration of drawing” (https://thebigdraw.org/the-big-draw). The Big Draw will take place at the Academy this October 12 as a part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Art has been proven to provide an outlet and a way to process emotions in the midst of challenges such as breast cancer, and the Academy seeks to support the creative process as a…

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$60

Demystifying the Glazing Process

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm / Each Saturday, until October 12.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: October 10
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

Instructor Justin Rice will guide students through the various glazing techniques using the glazes in the Academy Center’s pottery studio. Students should have bisque ware ready to practice glazing techniques.

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$95

Watercolor: Photo Inspiration

October 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Tuesday, until November 5.
Peggy Burruss Art Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
Register By: October 10
Ages: 18+

Instructor: Solly Blank This class is for students with previous watercolor experience. There will be demonstrations and class projects as well as students working on projects of their choosing. Bring photos with any subject matter to class for inspiration! Supply List for Watercolor Solly Blank ____________________________________________________________ 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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$140

Introduction to Kiln Fired Glass

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Each Tuesday, until November 5.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: October 13
Ages: 15+

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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$100

Still Life: Drawing or Painting

October 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Wednesday, until November 6.
Peggy Burruss Art Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
Register By: October 10
Ages: 15+

Instructor: Rosalie Day-White Drawing, watercolor and/or acrylic painting techniques will be used for rendering still life, nature scenes and landscapes. Join us to grow your creative studio skills! All supplies included. Artist’s Bio: Rosalie Sunderland Day-White received her B.A. and M.Ed. from Lynchburg College, in Virginia. She attended the Washington Studio School in Washington, DC and undertook independent study in Paris, France on three occasions. Her work has been exhibited in venues such as, Courtyard Gallery in Washington DC, Wichita Center for the Arts, Kansas, The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk Virginia, Purdue University Galleries, and L’Hermitage, Rueil-Malmaison, France. It is included in private and corporate collections in the United States, Germany and France. Ms. Day-White is one of the Founders of The Beverly Street Studio School in Staunton, Virginia. Her excellence as a teacher earned her a listing in Who’s Who among America’s Teachers for two different years and she was selected Virginia Governor’s School Outstanding Educator three times. She was chosen to represent the City of Lynchburg, Virginia in an artistic exchange exhibition with its sister city in France. Currently, she teaches painting at Art on 12th and The Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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