Youth Classes

Kids Ceramics: Intro to Wheel Throwing, Aug. 23

Instructor: Abby Reczek

Date: Wednesday, August 23,  5-7pm

Tuition: Jax Member $11.00 / Non Member $13.75

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $5

Class Description: This one day two hour class is a great opportunity for kids 8-14 to get a focused lesson on wheel throwing. We are offering a small class size in order to allow Abby to give each child more attention through their learning process as well as to provide a safe and supervised environment. Kids will learn how to center clay and make whatever objects they can come up with. They will learn how to handle clay once the wheel thrown piece is off the wheel Part of the focus of this class is also learning how to be an artist in a community studio. This includes taking care of tools, our pottery wheel, and cleaning up after ourselves. But we certainly won’t discourage them from getting a little messy!

Minimum Age: Kids 8 to 14

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 8

About the Instructor: Abby Reczek graduate from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA in 2012. She is originally from this area of Pennsylvania, but her love of pottery has brought her down to Virginia. Following graduation she started a 10 month long residency at the Cub Creek Foundation in Appomattox, VA where she learned extensively about wood firing. While at Cub Creek she learned more about the town of Floyd, its rich art culture, and the apprenticeship opportunities. Abby was awarded the position of apprentice to Silvie Granatelli and has been working with her since September of 2013. She has also been lucky enough to be working with someone who uses carving as a decoration technique because it has allowed her to begin refining the skill that she had started experimenting with at Cub Creek. Abby will be working with Silvie until the fall of 2015. Abby’s work is largely based off things she sees in nature and reinterprets through line drawings which she carves onto her pieces. The pieces are made of porcelain and are fired in a gas kiln in a reduction atmosphere.

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Kids Art Camp, July 10-14

Instructors: Many!!

Date: Monday – Friday, July 10-14, 9am-3:30pm

Tuition: Jax Member $125.00/ Non Member $150.00

Material Fee: All materials included

Class Description: Returning again this year is our popular annual Kids Art Camp!  Many adults want to join us, but Sorry!, its just for kids!  This year will include lessons in drawing, painting and ceramics, as well as a very special large format paper-mache sculpture project, and many other arts activities.  Each year we strive to teach campers about all kinds of art (no just visual arts), art techniques, and of course, make art!   During the week your child will engage in at least 2 different art classes during the day, have time outside to play and get some exercise, have their lunch with friends, and have a healthy snack.  Tuition includes all materials and classes and the healthy daily snack.  Lunches will need to be packed and brought from home.  The week will culminate with a Friday Art Exhibit.  Parents/family/friends are invited join us at 2pm for a special art show that the campers will produce themselves.

Minimum Age: Recommended for children 8 to 12 years old.  However 6-7 year olds and 13-14 year olds may be taken on a case by case basis.  Please contact the Center to discuss your child with our Education Director, Leia Wood at 540-745-4873

Minimum Enrollment: 7, Maximum Enrollment: 20

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Kids Ceramics: Intro to Wheel Throwing, May 24

Instructor: Abby Reczek

Date: Wednesdayy, May 24, 4-6pm

Tuition: Member $11.00 / Non Member $13.75

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $5

Class Description: This one day two hour class is a great opportunity for kids 8-14 to get a focused lesson on wheel throwing. We are offering a small class size in order to allow Abby to give each child more attention through their learning process as well as to provide a safe and supervised environment. Kids will learn how to center clay and make whatever objects they can come up with. They will learn how to handle clay once the wheel thrown piece is off the wheel Part of the focus of this class is also learning how to be an artist in a community studio. This includes taking care of tools, our pottery wheel, and cleaning up after ourselves. But we certainly won’t discourage them from getting a little messy!

Minimum Age: Kids 8 to 14

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 8

About the Instructor: Abby Reczek graduate from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA in 2012. She is originally from this area of Pennsylvania, but her love of pottery has brought her down to Virginia. Following graduation she started a 10 month long residency at the Cub Creek Foundation in Appomattox, VA where she learned extensively about wood firing. While at Cub Creek she learned more about the town of Floyd, its rich art culture, and the apprenticeship opportunities. Abby was awarded the position of apprentice to Silvie Granatelli and has been working with her since September of 2013. She has also been lucky enough to be working with someone who uses carving as a decoration technique because it has allowed her to begin refining the skill that she had started experimenting with at Cub Creek. Abby will be working with Silvie until the fall of 2015. Abby’s work is largely based off things she sees in nature and reinterprets through line drawings which she carves onto her pieces. The pieces are made of porcelain and are fired in a gas kiln in a reduction atmosphere.

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Teen Ceramics: Intro to Wheel Throwing, July 17-18

Instructor: Abby Reczek

Date: Monday and Tuesday, July 17-18, 5:30-7:30pm

Tuition: Member $22.00 / Non Member $27.50

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $10

Class Description: This two day, four hour class is a great opportunity for teens 13-19 to get a focused lesson on wheel throwing. We are offering a small class size in order to allow Abby to give each student more attention. Students who have never thrown will learn how to center clay and make whatever objects they can come up with. They will learn how to handle clay once the wheel thrown piece is off the wheel.   Students with experience can expand their knowledge by working with Abby directly.  Part of the focus of this class is also learning how to be an artist in a community studio. This includes taking care of tools, our pottery wheel, and cleaning up after ourselves. 

Minimum Age: Teens 13-19

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 6

About the Instructor: Abby Reczek graduate from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA in 2012. She is originally from this area of Pennsylvania, but her love of pottery has brought her down to Virginia. Following graduation she started a 10 month long residency at the Cub Creek Foundation in Appomattox, VA where she learned extensively about wood firing. While at Cub Creek she learned more about the town of Floyd, its rich art culture, and the apprenticeship opportunities. Abby was awarded the position of apprentice to Silvie Granatelli and has been working with her since September of 2013. She has also been lucky enough to be working with someone who uses carving as a decoration technique because it has allowed her to begin refining the skill that she had started experimenting with at Cub Creek. Abby will be working with Silvie until the fall of 2015. Abby’s work is largely based off things she sees in nature and reinterprets through line drawings which she carves onto her pieces. The pieces are made of porcelain and are fired in a gas kiln in a reduction atmosphere.

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