Open Studio with Ernest Bryant, Aug 23-24
Aug18

Open Studio with Ernest Bryant, Aug 23-24

Ernest Bryant is The Jacksonville Center for the Arts’ Featured Artist of the Year.  You can learn more about Ernest Here. His work is on display at the center, but for this weekend only, he will open his studio to visitors.  He invites them to tour his studio, “Things” and take a stroll through his “Wood Zoo”. Hours for his open studio will be Saturday, August 23, 10am-5pm and Sunday , August 24, 12-5pm. His studio address is 741...

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FAD – Friday, June 20, Noon
Jun16

FAD – Friday, June 20, Noon

The topic for the June Floyd Art Dialogue (FAD) is “Color and the Arts”. The discussion will cover technical, and emotional aspects of color, and the various roles it plays in all the arts. Some possible questions to consider: Do you think of color in terms of describing what you see or what you feel? Is color better than black and white? What do we mean by “colorful characters”? What is meant by the term color in music?  What is it...

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Day Camp for Creative Kids
Jun12

Day Camp for Creative Kids

Parents! No doubt, your 8 – 14 year-old children are still reveling in the start of summer vacation. But the time will come—likely about mid-July—when the novelty will wear off, and when you parents are wondering what will be next for keeping the kids positively engaged and entertained. And what ever happened to the time for yourself that you could count on during the school year? You might need a break, too, in another little while....

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Blacksmithing Through History

June 17 is when science, history, and art merge in the vast experience of Bobby Floyd, professional blacksmith, President of the Old Dominion Blacksmith Association, and ace-number-one Jax hot-iron-instructor. The long history of the art and practice of forging metal using hammers and fire has influenced human culture for centuries. The practical science surrounding the interaction of iron, coal, heat, and impact is knowledge...

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Free and Low Cost Open Studio Time at The Jax
Jun04

Free and Low Cost Open Studio Time at The Jax

As a community center for the arts, we are committed to furthering our community’s experience in the arts by offering new open studio times. We are now holding an open studio in drawing & painting, ceramics and glass. Please read more about each of these opportunities below! Ceramics Open Studio: Thursdays, 12-5pm The Pottery Studio will be open to all to use for a nominal fee of $5.00 per session. This charge is to cover the cost...

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Spring into May Classes
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Spring into May Classes

Spring is a time of clearing out, cleaning up, gardening, and recycling. It’s also a time when we consider gifts that are appropriate for graduates, for newlyweds, for Father’s Day, and more. Floyd’s Jacksonville Classes can help add fun and imagination to springtime! Gardeners always recycle, so Get Your Sign On with instructor Jessie Ward in Floyd’s Jacksonville Center class, Garden Signs: May 9, 2014. Build small...

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February eNews and Special Offer on Classes!

Announcing Special Discounts on Classes: Your dreams of taking a blacksmithing, fine art, or pottery class are now more affordable!  Early Bird Specials: Sign up between now and March 15th and you get your choice of two ways to save: 10% off total tuition when you pay in full for two classes 15% off tuition when you pay in full for three or more classes Become a MEMBER: Take advantage of one of The Jax’s major member benefits:...

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Discounted Classes at The Jax!

Ever dream of taking a blacksmithing, fine art, or pottery class? The Jacksonville Center for the Arts wants you to stop dreaming and make it happen by offering many of their 70 different 2014 classes available at affordable discounts. * Early Bird Specials: sign up between now and March 15th and you get your choice of two ways to save: 1) 10% off total tuition when you pay in full for two classes 2) 15% off tution when you pay in...

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Ceramic Voyage in Asia: Donna Polseno Lecture

Floyd’s own internationally renowned ceramics artist, Donna Polseno, will discuss her several travel opportunities through Asia on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at The Jacksonville Center for the Arts, starting at 6 PM. Polseno has traveled as a ceramics instructor in an exchange program between WV University and Jindezhen Institute of Ceramics in China. As The Jacksonville Center’s 2013 Featured Artist, Polseno has offered lectures and...

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Call for 2014 Class/Workshop Proposals – DUE Dec. 1!

We are now accepting proposals for classes and workshops to be held at The Jax in 2014.  The deadline is December 1, 2013 for all proposal submissions!   We’re looking for artists and teachers to help us create our 2014 schedule of classes. We are spicing up our offerings with new instructors, new classes, and new students. But, to do that, we need the help of anyone who’s thought about teaching a class, but felt they didn’t have...

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