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February 2020

$15

Family Saturday: Heart Shaped Covered Dish

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm / Each Saturday, until February 1.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 30
Ages: 5+
Academy Center of the Arts

Get ready for Valentine’s Day with instructor Anna Ellis as you make a covered dish in the shape of a heart!

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$40

Pottery Date Night

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Friday, until February 14.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: February 12
Ages: 21+
Academy Center of the arts

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 pottery wheel. Instructor Kim Clarke will walk you through the simple steps of throwing on the potter’s wheel with a Valentine’s themed project. 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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$140

Introduction to Kiln Fired Glass

February 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Each Tuesday, until March 10.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: February 16
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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$95

Mosaic Madness

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm / Each Monday, until March 23.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: February 22
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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$15

Family Saturday: Leprechaun Hat Jar

February 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm / Each Saturday, until February 29.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: February 27
Ages: 5+

Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with a clay Leprechaun Hat Jar.  Instructor: Anna Ellis

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March 2020

$160

Beginning Pottery on Saturdays – NEW CLASS!

March 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Saturday, until April 11.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: March 5
Ages: 15+

For beginning and intermediate students; you will learn hand building techniques with teacher Anna Ellis and later in the session will learn throwing on the wheel. Demonstrations will cover use of underglazes, 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.

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$95

Let’s Face It! Ceramic Workshop by Kim Clarke

March 7 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm / Each Saturday, until March 7.
VA United States
Register By: March 5
Ages: 15+

Learn how to sculpt the human face, with concentration and emphasis on the details.  In this fun and informative workshop, artists will work in clay to put a face on their teapots, cups, mugs and bowls.  Bring a box lunch and drink. 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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$150

Monday Independent Studio

March 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Monday, until May 4.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
Register By: March 14
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

For experienced potters looking for studio time, without an instructor.  Have access to pottery wheels, tools, glazes and firing and work at your own pace. Must have experience in pottery.  Includes a 25 lb. bag of clay with registration.

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$200

Pottery Basics and Beyond

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Monday, until May 4.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: March 14
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 Directions

March 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Tuesday, until May 5.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: March 15
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

This class asks the big question : What do you want to make? Is it functional or sculptural? Are you interested in wheel throwing or handbuilding? Are you not sure how to even begin to answer those questions but have a desire to work with clay? Then let instructor Justin Rice help you find your way in the clay studio. This class is open to all skill levels, from the first time beginner to the advanced maker. Expand your knowledge and explore the possibilities of working with clay through personal projects and experimentation. 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…

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