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519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States

September 2019

$135

Monday Independent Studio

September 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Monday, until October 21.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: September 7
Ages: 15+

Instructor: Ted Batt For experienced potters looking for studio time but not necessarily instruction. Have access to pottery wheels, tools, glazes and firing and work at your own pace. Includes a 25lb. bag of clay with registration.

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$95

Mosaic Madness

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm / Each Monday, until October 7.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: September 7
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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$180

Pottery Basics & Beyond

September 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Monday, until October 21.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: September 7
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! 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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$180

Clay Lab

September 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Tuesday, until October 22.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: September 8
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

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$130

Young Potters: Beginning Throwing

September 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm / Each Tuesday, until October 15.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: September 8
Ages: 9-14
Academy Center of the Arts

Get creative centering and throwing on the wheel with instructor Ruth Glaze! Learn hand building and enjoy advanced projects according to skill level.

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$140

Introduction to Kiln Fired Glass

September 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Each Tuesday, until October 1.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: September 8
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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$180

Clay Exploration

September 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Wednesday, until October 23.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: September 9
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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$65

Kids Clayworks: Back to School

September 11 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm / Each Wednesday, until October 2.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: September 9
Ages: 6-10
Academy Center of the Arts

Instructor Anna Ellis will help students celebrate the beginning of the school year with some fun school related projects, including  a colored pencil holder, an apple shaped paper weight rattle, and a lidded book box.

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$180

Intermediate & Advanced Hand Building

September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Wednesday, until October 23.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: September 9
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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$135

Thursday Independent Studio

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Thursday, until October 24.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: September 10
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

For experienced potters looking for studio time but not necessarily instruction. Have access to pottery wheels, tools, glazes and firing and work at your own pace. Includes a 25lb. bag of clay with registration.

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$15

Family Saturday: Colored Pencil Trays

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am / Each Saturday, until September 14.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: September 12
Ages: 5+
Academy Center of the Arts

Instructor Anna Ellis will lead children and their parents in school related project: Colored Pencil Trays made of coils!

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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

$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 Anna Ellis!

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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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$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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$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!

Find out more »
$95

Mosaic Madness

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm / Each Monday, until November 18.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: October 19
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.

Find out more »
$130

Young Potters: Beginning Throwing

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm / Each Tuesday, until December 3.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: October 20
Ages: 9-14
Academy Center of the Arts

Get creative centering and throwing on the wheel with instructor Ruth Glaze! Learn hand building and enjoy advanced projects according to skill level.

Find out more »
$135

Monday Independent Studio

October 28 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Monday, until December 9.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: October 26
Ages: 15+

Instructor: Ted Batt For experienced potters looking for studio time but not necessarily instruction. Have access to pottery wheels, tools, glazes and firing and work at your own pace. Includes a 25lb. bag of clay with registration.

Find out more »
$180

Pottery Basics & Beyond

October 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Monday, until December 9.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: October 26
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.

Find out more »
$180

Clay Lab

October 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Tuesday, until December 17.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: October 27
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

Find out more »
$180

Beginning & Intermediate Pottery

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Tuesday, until December 17.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: October 27
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.

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$180

Clay Exploration

October 30 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Wednesday, until December 18.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: October 28
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.

Find out more »
$180

Intermediate & Advanced Hand Building

October 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Wednesday, until December 18.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: October 28
Ages: 15+

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.

Find out more »
$135

Thursday Independent Studio

October 31 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Thursday, until December 19.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: October 29
Ages: 15+

For experienced potters looking for studio time but not necessarily instruction. Have access to pottery wheels, tools, glazes and firing and work at your own pace. Includes a 25lb. bag of clay with registration.

Find out more »

November 2019

$65

Kids Clayworks: Fall Fun

November 6 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm / Each Wednesday, until December 4.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: November 4
Ages: 6-10
Academy Center of the Arts

Instructor Anna Ellis will celebrate Fall with students, creating Leaf Boxes, Pumpkin Candy Dishes and Owl Mugs!

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$140

Introduction to Kiln Fired Glass

November 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Each Tuesday, until December 10.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: November 10
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!

Find out more »
$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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