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519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States

October 2018

$180

Clay Lab II

October 30, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Tuesday, until December 11.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: October 29
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

Investigate the surface through material studies, clay science, and experimentation with instructor Justin Rice.  Open to all skill levels. Further your understanding of clay as a raw material to realized object.   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

Beginning & Intermediate Pottery VI

October 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Tuesday, until December 11.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: October 29
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.   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

Pottery Projects VI

October 31, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Wednesday, until December 19.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: October 29
Ages: 15+

Is there an idea you have in your head, but don’t quite know how to pull it off? Work independently or receive expert instruction from instructor Kim Clarke.  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.   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…

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$135

Wednesday Independent Studio VI

October 31, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Wednesday, until December 19.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: October 30
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. If Wednesday evenings don’t fit your schedule, try Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m.  Still doesn’t work for you? Contact Ted Batt to arrange for Independent studio time. 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…

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November 2018

$180

Intermediate & Advanced Hand Building VI

November 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Thursday, until December 20.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: October 30
Ages: 15+

Intermediate and more advanced students will learn hand building techniques with instructor 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. 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…

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$140

Introduction to Kiln Fired Glass VIII

November 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / Each Tuesday, until November 27.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: November 5
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. Instructor is Suzanne Michaels 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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$40

Pottery Date Night X

November 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Friday, until November 9.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: November 8
Ages: 18+
Academy Center of the Arts

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 potter’s wheel. Our skilled instructors will walk you through the simple steps to throwing on the 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. 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…

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$15

Family Saturday Clay Day: Clay Cornucopia

November 17, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm / Each Saturday, until November 17.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: November 16
Ages: 5+
Academy Center of the Arts

Coil Cornucopia, full of beautiful pumpkins, squash and flowers! Instructor is Anna Ellis. Parents are encouraged to attend the class with their child or children, or you can drop them off!     Sponsored By:   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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$70

Raku Workshop with Kim Clarke

November 19, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm / Each Saturday, until November 19.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: November 18
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

Join Kim Clarke on this first of a series of Raku Workshops at the May Carter Pottery Studio.  Students may bring 4-5 bisque pieces not taller than 12″ and no wider than 6″.  (no plates or bowls please).  If you have any questions please contact Ted Batt at tbatt@academycenter.org or 528-3256, ext. 127.  This class is limited to 7 students. 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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December 2018

$15

Family Saturday Clay Day: Charlie Brown Christmas

December 1, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm / Each Saturday, until December 1.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: November 30
Ages: 5+
Academy Center of the Arts

A Charlie Brown Christmas – Make bells that look like Snoopy’s decorated dog house!  Instructor is Anna Ellis. Parents are encouraged to attend the class with their child or children, or you can drop them off!     Sponsored By:   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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$40

Pottery Date Night XI

December 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Friday, until December 7.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: December 6
Ages: 18+
Academy Center of the Arts

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 in clay. It’s getting cold! Time for a nice hot bowl of soup! Our skilled instructor, Anna Ellis will help you make a beautiful folded bowl, using any number of textures rolled onto the clay before you assemble it. 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. 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…

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January 2019

$15

Family Saturday Clay Day: Harry Potter Sorting Hat

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

Celebrating the Harry Potter Movies, instructor Anna Ellis will help you create your very own Sorting Hat! Please note special time for this class so the participants will be able to see the movies. REFUND POLICY Classes without sufficient enrollment by the registration deadline will be canceled. Fees are 100% refundable for classes canceled by the Academy. 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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$150

Monday Independent Studio IV

January 14 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Monday, until March 4.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 11
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. 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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$200

Clay Lab 3

January 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Tuesday, until March 5.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 12
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.” 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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$130

Young Potters: Beginning Throwing V

January 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm / Each Tuesday, until February 19.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 15
Ages: 9-13
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. 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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$200

Beginning & Intermediate Pottery VII

January 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Tuesday, until March 5.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 12
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. 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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$140

Introduction to Kiln Fired Glass IX

January 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Each Tuesday, until February 5.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 13
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. 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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$200

Pottery Projects VII

January 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Wednesday, until March 6.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 14
Ages: 18+

Is there an idea you have in your head, but don’t quite know how to pull it off? Work independently or receive expert instruction from our teacher, Kim Clarke. 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. 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…

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$150

Mosaic Madness III

January 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm / Each Wednesday, until February 20.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 14
Ages: 18+
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. 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…

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$65

Kids Clayworks: Inspired by Modern Artists

January 16 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm / Each Wednesday, until February 6.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 14
Ages: 6-10
Academy Center of the Arts

Learn about modern artists! Students will make a Calder Mobile, Mondrian Mugs, Warhol Plates and Kandinsky Lidded Jars. 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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$150

Wednesday Independent Studio VII

January 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Wednesday, until March 6.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 13
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. 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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$200

Intermediate and Advanced Hand Building VII

January 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Thursday, until March 7.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 17
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. 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…

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$40

Pottery Date Night I

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Friday, until January 18.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 16
Ages: 18+
Academy Center of the Arts

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. Join instructor Anna Ellis in making Winterland Wonder Mugs! Have something to remember your special Date night for many years! 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.     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…

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$15

Family Saturday Clay Day: Let it Snow Mugs

January 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm / Each Saturday, until January 19.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 18
Ages: 5+

Instructor Anna Ellis will help students make mugs just in time for a hot beverage on a cold day! REFUND POLICY Classes without sufficient enrollment by the registration deadline will be canceled. Fees are 100% refundable for classes canceled by the Academy. 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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$200

Pottery Basics & Beyond VII

January 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Monday, until March 11.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 19
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

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!”   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,…

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$80

Workshop: Plaster Forms and Clay

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm / Each Saturday, until January 26.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 23
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

Learn how to create plaster texture slabs and drop molds to expand your clay forms. Participants will create two (2) one piece forms out plaster for personal studio exploration and one (1) piece to aid in the studios community development.  These forms will further the vocabulary of the hand-built clay form. The forms themselves will be created through the use of found objects sculpted forms. One day class with instructor, Justin Rice     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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February 2019

$40

Pottery Date Night II

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Friday, until February 15.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: February 13
Ages: 18+
Academy Center of the Arts

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 potter’s wheel.  Instructor Kim Clarke will walk you through the simple steps to throwing on the pottery wheel.  Have something to remember your special Date night for many years! 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. 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…

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$140

Introduction to Kiln Fired Glass X

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Each Tuesday, until March 12.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: February 17
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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$70

Raku Workshop with Kim Clarke

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm / Each Saturday, until February 23.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: February 21
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

Join Kim Clarke on this first of a series of Raku Workshops at the May Carter Pottery Studio.  Students may bring 4-5 bisque pieces not taller than 12″ and no wider than 6″.  (no plates or bowls please).  If you have any questions please contact Ted Batt at tbatt@academycenter.org or 528-3256, ext. 127.  This class is limited to 7 students. 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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$65

Kids Clayworks: Hand Building for Kids!

February 27 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm / Each Wednesday, until March 20.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: February 26
Ages: 5-10

Children will learn hand building techniques from instructor Anna Ellis. Students will make a Tea pot, 4 cups, 4 saucers. Last Class for glazing. Let your child learn the pottery process from start to finish. 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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March 2019

$150

Mosaic Madness IV

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm / Each Wednesday, until April 10.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: March 3
Ages: 18+
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. 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…

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$15

Family Saturday Clay Day: March Winds Wind Chime

March 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm / Each Saturday, until March 9.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: March 7
Ages: 5+

Instructor Anna Ellis will teach students how to make clay wind chimes. REFUND POLICY Classes without sufficient enrollment by the registration deadline will be canceled. Fees are 100% refundable for classes canceled by the Academy. 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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$40

Pottery Date Night III

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Friday, until March 15.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: March 13
Ages: 18+
Academy Center of the Arts

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. Join instructor Anna Ellis in making Covered Keepsake Boxes! Have something to remember your special Date night for many years! 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. 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…

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$200

Pottery Basics & Beyond VIII

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Monday, until May 6.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: March 15
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

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!”   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,…

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$200

Clay Lab 4

March 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Tuesday, until May 7.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: March 16
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.” 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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$200

Beginning and Intermediate Pottery VIII

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Tuesday, until May 7.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: March 18
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. 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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$200

Pottery Projects VIII

March 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Wednesday, until May 8.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: March 17
Ages: 18+

Is there an idea you have in your head, but don’t quite know how to pull it off? Work independently or receive expert instruction from our teacher, Kim Clarke. 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. 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…

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$150

Wednesday Independent Studio VIII

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Wednesday, until May 8.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: March 17
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. 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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$200

Intermediate and Advanced Hand Building VIII

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Thursday, until May 9.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: March 18
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. 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…

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$70

Raku Workshop with Kim Clarke

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm / Each Saturday, until March 23.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: March 21
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

Join Kim Clarke on this first of a series of Raku Workshops at the May Carter Pottery Studio.  Students may bring 4-5 bisque pieces not taller than 12″ and no wider than 6″.  (no plates or bowls please).  If you have any questions please contact Ted Batt at tbatt@academycenter.org or 528-3256, ext. 127.  This class is limited to 7 students. 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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$140

Introduction to Kiln Fired Glass XI

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Each Tuesday, until April 16.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: March 23
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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$65

Kids Clayworks: Indian Safari

March 27 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm / Each Wednesday, until April 24.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: March 25
Ages: 6-10
Academy Center of the Arts

Instructor Anna Ellis will teach students how to make objects related to Indian animals: Camel mugs Elephant sculpture, Tiger wall hanging and Bear bowl. REFUND POLICY Classes without sufficient enrollment by the registration deadline will be canceled. Fees are 100% refundable for classes canceled by the Academy. 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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April 2019

$15

Family Saturday Clay Day: Yellow Rain Boot Vase

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm / Each Saturday, until April 6.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: April 5
Ages: 5+
Academy Center of the Arts

Spring flowers will need vases: Instructor Anna Ellis will teach students how to make a vase shaped like a Rain Boot! REFUND POLICY Classes without sufficient enrollment by the registration deadline will be canceled. Fees are 100% refundable for classes canceled by the Academy. 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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$40

Pottery Date Night IV

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Friday, until April 12.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: April 12
Ages: 18+
Academy Center of the Arts

Gem Stone Bud Vases!   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. Instructor Anna Ellis will lead you in making a little gem to remember your special Date night in the pottery studio! 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. 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…

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May 2019

$65

Kids Clayworks: Under the Big Top

May 1 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm / Each Wednesday, until May 22.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: May 1
Ages: 6-10

Students will make circus related projects: Elephant vase, Top Hat mug, Big top tent covered dish, and Lion soap dish Instructor is Anna Ellis REFUND POLICY Classes without sufficient enrollment by the registration deadline will be canceled. Fees are 100% refundable for classes canceled by the Academy. 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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$140

Introduction to Kiln Fired Glass

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Each Tuesday, until May 28.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: May 7
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. 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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$15

Family Saturday Clay Day: Spring Chicken Rattles

May 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm / Each Saturday, until May 11.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: May 10
Ages: 5+
Academy Center of the Arts

Instructor Anna Ellis will show you how to make rattles shaped like chickens! REFUND POLICY Classes without sufficient enrollment by the registration deadline will be canceled. Fees are 100% refundable for classes canceled by the Academy. 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

Pottery Basics and Beyond

May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Monday, until July 1.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: May 10
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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$180

Beginning & Intermediate Pottery

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Tuesday, until June 25.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: May 11
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

May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Wednesday, until June 26.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: May 12
Ages: 15+

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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$135

Thursday Independent Studio

May 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Thursday, until June 27.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: May 13
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 V

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Friday, until May 17.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: May 15
Ages: 18+
Academy Center of the Arts

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 May Flower Platter with handles. Appliqué flowers on a functional serving dish. Instructor Anna Ellis will walk you through the simple steps of hand building. 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.   SENIOR DISCOUNTS (ages 62+) Enter your DOB and apply the coupon code ‘SENIOR’ for a $25 discount off any class over $75. REFUND POLICY Classes without sufficient enrollment by the registration deadline will be canceled. Fees are 100% refundable for classes canceled by the Academy. 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)…

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June 2019

$15

Family Saturday Clay Day – Ocean Scene Mugs

June 1 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm / Each Saturday, until June 1.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: May 29
Ages: 5+
Academy Center of the Arts

Instructor: Anna Ellis Instructor Anna Ellis will show you how to make Ocean Scene Mugs.

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$135

Teen Wheel Throwing I

June 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Monday-Friday, until June 14.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: June 7
Ages: 12 - 18
Academy Center of the Arts

Instructor: Justin Rice 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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$140

Introduction to Kiln Fired Glass

June 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Each Tuesday, until July 2.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: June 9
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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$85

Raku Workshop with Brett Thomas, Mobile Raku

June 15 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm / Each Saturday, until June 15.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: May 25
Ages: 15+
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 one day Raku workshop on Saturday, June 15 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 pm 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. Tiles are acceptable however NO BOWLS OR SLABS.   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 June 12. One day 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 firing party! 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…

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$135

Teen Wheel Throwing II

June 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Monday-Friday, until June 21.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: June 16
Ages: 12 - 18
Academy Center of the Arts

Instructor: Justin Rice For new students as well as students continuing from Teen 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

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

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 8
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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$180

Beginning & Intermediate Pottery

July 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Tuesday, until August 20.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: July 2
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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$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 12
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

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 28
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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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 10
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 13
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: October 4
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 10
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 11
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.   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 and American Visionary Art Museum. Justin’s current work at the Academy focuses on developing the tactile clay surface with the use of locally harvested materials in conjunction with the reduction atmosphere of the gas kiln. When not in the studio, you can find Justin exploring the streams, rivers, trails and disc golf courses of central Virginia with his sons, Holcomb and Wilkes,…

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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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$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.

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$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.

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$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.

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$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   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 and American Visionary Art Museum. Justin’s current work at the Academy focuses on developing the tactile clay surface with the use of locally harvested materials in conjunction with the reduction atmosphere of the gas kiln. When not in the studio, you can find Justin exploring the…

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$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.   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 and American Visionary Art Museum. Justin’s current work at the Academy focuses on developing the tactile clay surface with the use of locally harvested materials in conjunction with the reduction atmosphere of the gas kiln. When not in the studio, you can find Justin exploring the streams, rivers,…

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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.

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$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.

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$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.

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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!

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$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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