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May Carter Pottery Studio

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519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States

June 2019

$135

Japanese Pottery (Yuki’s Journey)

June 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Monday-Friday, until June 28.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: June 22
Ages: 6-10

Instructor: Anna Ellis In Conjunction with the Academy Center of the Arts production of “Yuki’s Journey”, our skilled instructor, Anna Ellis, will explore clay projects that are inspired by the play, “Yuki’s Journey” by Joseph Krakora.  Yuki, the dog, in search for his owner, meets several animals on his journey.

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July 2019

$110

Wild & Wooly Animals

July 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Monday-Friday, until July 5.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: June 29
Ages: 5-10
Academy Center of the Arts

Instructor: Anna Ellis Instructor Anna Ellis will help children make: Sheep cups, Llama covered dishes, Rabbit bowls, Camel mugs and Goat piggy banks.

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$180

Beginning & Intermediate Pottery

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

Instructor: Justin Rice 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.  

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$180

Intermediate & Advanced Handbuilding

July 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Wednesday, until August 14.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: July 1
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

Instructor: Anna Ellis 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 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 in order to complete a body of work by the end of the class. *** PLEASE NOTE NEW DAY FOR THIS CLASS (WEDNESDAYS!)  

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$95

Expressive Faces in Clay – Workshop

July 6 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm / Each Saturday, until July 6.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: July 3
Ages: 15+

The focus of this workshop is for students to create an expressive face in clay.  Each student will learn how to hand build and sculpt a face, using a variety of techniques, including surface treatments.  All levels welcome!  Bring a box lunch or something to share.

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$135

PreTeen Wheel Throwing I

July 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Monday-Friday, until July 12.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: July 5
Ages: 8-12
Academy Center of the Arts

Instructor: Chatham Monk Throwing on a pottery wheel is both challenging and fun! We will make cups, bowls and vases. Students will be able to glaze their own pieces of pottery they make either on or off the wheel.

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$180

Pottery Basics & Beyond

July 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Monday, until August 19.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: July 6
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!

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$135

Thursday Independent Studio

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Thursday, until August 22.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: July 9
Ages: 18+
Academy Center of the Arts

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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$40

Pottery Date Night

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Friday, until July 12.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: July 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 an Ocean Scene Covered 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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$15

Family Saturday Clay Day – Sun Bowls

July 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm / Each Saturday, until July 13.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: July 11
Ages: 5+
Academy Center of the Arts

Instructor: Anna Ellis Instructor Anna Ellis will help you make Sun Bowls.

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$135

PreTeen Wheel Throwing II

July 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Monday-Friday, until July 19.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: July 12
Ages: 8-12
Academy Center of the Arts

Instructor: Chatham Monk For new students or students continuing from PreTeen Wheel Throwing I. Throwing on a pottery wheel is both challenging and fun! We will make cups, bowls and vases. Students will be able to glaze their own pieces of pottery they make either on or off the wheel.

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$135

Monday Independent Studio

July 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm / Each Monday, until August 26.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: July 12
Ages: 18+
Academy Center of the Arts

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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$140

Introduction to Kiln Fired Glass

July 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Each Tuesday, until August 6.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: July 14
Ages: 15+
Academy 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. SENIOR DISCOUNTS (ages 62+) Enter your DOB and apply the coupon code ‘SENIOR’ for a $25 discount off any class over $75. REFUND POLICY 1. Classes without sufficient enrollment by the registration deadline will be canceled. Fees are 100% refundable for classes canceled by the Academy. 2. 85% of class fees will be refunded if you cancel a week or more before the start of class. If the withdrawal notice is received within one week (7 days) of the class’s first meeting, then there are no refunds issued. PHOTO POLICY The Academy Center of the Arts may use photos of students taken during class or events for any marketing promotions including print, web, social media, and video productions. If you or your child wish to not be included please inform the instructor with written notice at the first meeting. Crowd scenes or group photos are exempt.

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$180

Clay Exploration

July 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm / Each Wednesday, until August 28.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: July 15
Ages: 18+
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!  

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$135

Vertebrates & Invertebrates

July 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Monday-Friday, until August 2.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: July 26
Ages: 5-10
Academy Center of the Arts

Instructor: Anna Ellis Instructor Anna Ellis will teach children how to make: Caterpillar mugs, Ladybug on a leaf dish, Snail piggy bank, Snake coil pot and a Chameleon covered dish.

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August 2019

$135

Clay Monster Factory

August 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Monday - Friday, until August 9.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: August 2
Ages: 8-12
Academy Center of the Arts

Join Instructor Justin Rice in creating low fire clay sculptures with a Monsters theme! Let your imagination run!

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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 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm / 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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