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Chair Weaving, September 10

Instructor: Dillard Fraizer

Date: Sunday, September 10, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member 44.00 / Non Member 55.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $10

Class Description: Don’t throw that old chair frame away: learn to weave a traditional splint seat and put it back into use. This is a rapid, easily-mastered technique using sturdy rattan reed and a minimum of tools. All levels of students are welcome.  Students should bring one or more chair or stool frames in good condition.  Stool frames are available from the instructor if requested in advance of the class.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Dillard Frazier lives in Meadows of Dan, Virginia. Dillard and his wife Pam, began Heritage Arts, a family organization with the goal of preserving the arts of their Appalachian area and heritage. They have made it their goal to be the reservoirs and transmitters of as much of the traditional Appalachian arts and crafts as possible.

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Painting Gauche Postcards, September 16

Instructor: Darcy Meeker

Date: Saturday, September 16, 1pm-4pm

Tuition: Jax Member $16.50 / Non Member $20.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $40

Class Description: This is a relaxed, fun, creative workshop.  Students will enjoy palette-knife play with gooey gouache straight from the tube on wet, heavy, textured water-color paper.  Yum-yum!  Create images on several postcards, then two quarter sheets of heavy watercolor paper with the best quality gouache paints.  Supplies are provided by the instructor so that students won’t have to scramble and buy materials.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Darcy Meeker tools copper (from earrings to 38-foot wall work), creates sculpture in stone, clay, silk, aluminum, and, well, pretty much anything she can get her hands on, and paints, collages and prints on a variety of materials with the same wide-ranging enthusiasm. She also works in light, currently developing a walk-through light/sculpture experience. Her commissions include a large public sculpture for General Electric in Schenectady, NY, one for the Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in Blacksburg, Va., and other sculptures for private homes coast to coast. Five colleges have given her one-person shows. Galleries in North Carolina, Washington, DC, Virginia, Oregon and Tennessee have included her work in one-, two- and three-person shows. She has been in invitationals and juried shows in Colorado, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, South Carolina, Arizona and North Carolina.”

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Beginning Basketry: Appalachian Egg Basket, September 26-28

Instructor: Kathy Dulaney

Date: Wednesday-Friday, September 26-28, 2:30-5:30pm

Tuition: Member $45.00 / Non Member $56.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $10

Class Description: Do you decorate with baskets? Collect them? How about use them? You can learn to make your own in this beginning basket weaving class. Each student in Kathy Dulaney’s Basket Weaving Class will weave an Appalachian style egg basket. Each participant will come away with information on Appalachian Baskets, their origins, and uses. Information will be provided on how to order supplies for future baskets.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: A native of Floyd County, Kathy Dulaney has been weaving baskets and teaching classes for 25 years. Weaving mostly older Appalachian style baskets, she strives to keep the tradition alive by teaching younger folks the art. If you make a basket in one of her classes you can be sure that it will be something you can use. Each basket was designed for a specific purpose and Kathy stresses the usefulness of each in her classes.

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Market Style Basket Weaving, October 2

Instructor: Dillard Frazier

Date: Monday, October 2, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $44.00 / Non Member $55.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $10 – $20

Class Description: Carry all of your “stuff” in a sturdy rectangle market style basket with a woven bottom. Beginning and intermediate students are welcome in this workshop with an emphasis on technique, attention to detail, and shaping to create crisp corners. Dillard can work one on one with students to add patterns and unique details into their basket.  All materials will be provided by the instructor.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Dillard Frazier lives in Meadows of Dan, Virginia Dillard and his wife Pam, began Heritage Arts, a family organization with the goal of preserving the arts of their Appalachian area and heritage. They have made it their goal to be the reservoirs and transmitters of as much of the traditional Appalachian arts and crafts as possible.

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Silk Scarf Dyeing, October 14

Instructor: Darcy Meeker

Date: Saturday, October 14, 1pm-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $22.00 / Non Member $27.50

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) Approx $50

Class Description: Create beautiful silk-wool scarves or silk-rayon velvet scarves during this intensive day of creativity. Each scarf will be a unique piece of you. Use them as gifts or keep them for yourself! Darcy will bring all sorts of fun materials to use to help dyes create visual textures on the scarves. Students should expect to make about 3 scarves during the workshop, however, if students make more or less, the material fee will be adjusted accordingly.

Minimum Age: Responsible young adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Darcy Meeker tools copper (from earrings to 38-foot wall work), creates sculpture in stone, clay, silk, aluminum, and, well, pretty much anything she can get her hands on, and paints, collages and prints on a variety of materials with the same wide-ranging enthusiasm. She also works in light, currently developing a walk-through light/sculpture experience. Her commissions include a large public sculpture for General Electric in Schenectady, NY, one for the Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in Blacksburg, Va., and other sculptures for private homes coast to coast. Five colleges have given her one-person shows. Galleries in North Carolina, Washington, DC, Virginia, Oregon and Tennessee have included her work in one-, two- and three-person shows. She has been in invitationals and juried shows in Colorado, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, South Carolina, Arizona and North Carolina.

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Polymer Clay Series: Kitty Ring Holder, October 21

Instructor: Teri Walters

Date: Saturday, October 21, 1-4pm

Tuition: Jax Member $17.00 / Non Member $21.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $10

Class Description: Sculpture and polymer clay go hand in hand. Join us for this fun Kitty Ring-Holder sculpture workshop with artist Teri Walters. Teri will demonstrate basic sculpture techniques to create this functional design. If you haven’t worked with polymer clay yet, don’t worry, this class is great for beginners too. More experienced students will also get a chance to experiment with color selection and texture techniques. Students can also customize their sculpture by adding seasonal decorations to their sculptures, like fall leaves at the kitty’s feet.   The final product would also make a great gift for the upcoming season.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

 

About the Instructor: Teri Walters was introduced to polymer clay in 1999 and quickly became a “polyholic”. Since then, her artwork has taken her to many different places. She has been featured on local television, has won 1st and 3rd places in Polymer Cafe magazine for her work in millefiori caning and mixed media work, featured in newspapers, participated in various exhibits, has her creations in retail stores, and can be found at local craft shows selling and teaching in her booth. Teri has a great desire to teach and thoroughly enjoys passing on her knowledge and experiences in polymer clay to all those desiring to learn.

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Intermediate Basketry: Grapevine Basket, October 24-26

Instructor: Kathy Dulaney

Date: Tuesday-Thursday, October 24-26, 1-4pm

Tuition: Jax Member $45.00 / Non Member $56.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $10

Class Description: Baskets are always useful, and handmade baskets are especially beautiful.  You can make your own in this basket weaving workshop that both beginners and intermediate students will find fun.  Each student in Kathy Dulaney’s class will use grapevines as the base hoops and have the option to weave in special materials too.  Each participant will come away with their own basket and information will be provided on how to order supplies for future baskets.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: A native of Floyd County, Kathy Dulaney has been weaving baskets and teaching classes for 25 years. Weaving mostly older Appalachian style baskets, she strives to keep the tradition alive by teaching younger folks the art. If you make a basket in one of her classes you can be sure that it will be something you can use. Each basket was designed for a specific purpose and Kathy stresses the usefulness of each in her classes.

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Lampshade Making, November 6 & 7

Instructor: Susan Icove

Date: Monday & Tuesday, November 6 & 7, 1pm-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $60.00 / Non Member $75.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) Approx $30

Class Description: Join Susan Icove and make your own perfect lampshade for a one-of-a-kind lamp! Come spend two half days at the Floyd Center for the Arts to learn the process of making lampshades.  If all aligns correctly you should be able to make a few shades to take home.

The types of shades taught during this class are:

Drum Lampshades

and Cone Shape Lampshades

You will be asked to bring your own paper or fabric for this process. When you sign up the instructor will guide you in the selection of appropriate materials. You will also want to bring the lamp(s) you intend to put the lampshade(s) on. This will help determine the size and style of shade you will want to make.

In the class, you will be provided with the following items.

1. Cutting mats

2. Wire to forms for the top and bottom of the shade

3. Spray glue for attaching the fabric or paper to the styrene

4. Arc Patterns to make the shade from

5. Styrene to line the shade

6. Grosgrain to trim both the top and bottom of the shade

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 5, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: As an artist, Susan Icove seeks to find the beauty in what others may consider junk.  She draws on her love of combining elements of the past with the world of the present.  She creates three-dimensional collages to form lamps and other furnishings, that are often surprising and humorous, using household objects, broken appliances, odd family heirlooms, or just leftover odds and ends. She finds these objects by searching junkyards, thrift stores, yard sales, and even dumpster diving.  Often a lamp will grow around a few parts that work together so that each lamp has a theme.  “Each creative decision builds upon the one before it, perfectly orchestrated in accordance with the message that I seek to inspire,” states Susan.  She feels that lighting is one of the foundations of the atmosphere in our lives and her lamps reincorporate found and recycled objects into our homes in unexpected ways.  Living in the rural southwestern Virginia town of Floyd, Susan has many interests, ranging from her 125 year old home, the local community, and as an owner of a local gallery, Troika Contemporary Crafts.  When not making lamps, she divides her time between her husband David, her children, Max and Margaux, and their many dogs and horses.  After an earlier career as a successful studio potter, Susan turned over a new leaf, and began to assemble her unique lamps.  The challenges of adapting modern living to an old home, while preserving the character of the house, has been a profound influence on Susan’s development as an artist.  Her often playful and surprising solutions to lighting are an obvious outcome.   You can learn more about Susan Icove and her work at her gallery in Floyd and online at www.TroikaCrafts.com.

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Beginning Blacksmithing, November 11-12

Instructor: Dillard Fraizer

Date: Saturday & Sunday, November 11 & 12, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $88.00 / Non Member $110.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $20

Class Description: This beginning blacksmithing class will introduce students to the equipment, tools and safety precautions involved in the use of the blacksmith’s forge. Once familiar with the tools of the trade, the class will practice fundamental blacksmithing techniques while learning to make basic hooks, tools and decorative flares.  Students are asked to bring their own safety glasses and to wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Aprons and gloves are optional.

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Dillard Frazier lives in Meadows of Dan, Virginia. Dillard and his wife Pam, began Heritage Arts, a family organization with the goal of preserving the arts of their Appalachian area and heritage. They have made it their goal to be the reservoirs and transmitters of as much of the traditional Appalachian arts and crafts as possible.

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Lampworking for Everyone, April 29-30

Instructor: Emilio Santini

Date: Saturday & Sunday, April 29-30, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member 185.00 / Non Member 225.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $0

Class Description: This class will explore various Venetian techniques at the torch; from basic figure making to basic point pulling, from small glass animals to hollow sculpting. Demos on those and other techniques will increase your knowledge and skill at the torch. Bring ideas and desires to create and will do my best to help you materialise them. Class open to students at all levels. ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED!

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 4, Maximum Enrollment: 7

About the Instructor: Emilio Santini was born in Murano, Italy, into a family with 600 years of glassblowing tradition. He currently resides in Williamsburg, VA. He has recently begun to combine his flameworking talent with furnace blown and cast work. He has taught extensively in this country’s major glass schools and is a popular instructor for both beginning and highly skilled students.

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Make Your Own Pinhole Camera and Use it!, April 29-30

Instructor: Jeff Liverman & Leia Wood

Date: Saturday & Sunday, April 29-30, 10am-2pm

Tuition: Jax Member $25.00 / Non Member $30.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $0

Class Description: In celebration of Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, April 30, 2017, we are offering this low cost workshop on how to build your own pinhole camera and how to use it. Russ Young, local photographer and expert in lensless photography, will be a guest in the workshop too. He is our 2017 Featured Artist and is curating a photography exhibition in August through September. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from the best! You will build your camera on Saturday and have instruction on how to use it before you leave. Then, you’ll be asked to go take your photo on Sunday morning and return to the center to develop it on Sunday afternoon. ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED!

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 20

About the Instructor:

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Fold Forming, June 24-25

Instructor: Nell Fredericksen

Date: Saturday & Sunday, June 24-25, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $120.00 / Non Member $150.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) Approx. $100

Class Description: Fold forming is a traditional technique for hammer working metal that produces a wide variety of very volumetric organic shapes. During this class we will explore many different folds including line folds, T folds, Pleated folds, and star folds. Proper hammer use and technique will be emphasized. Students will practice these fold forming techniques in copper and then translate those techniques they especially like into silver. Students can bring their own metals (copper and silver sheet – 24 gauge is best) or you can purchase these as needed from the instructor.

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 4, Maximum Enrollment: 6

About the Instructor: Nell Fredericksen took time off between a MS in Zoology and beginning a PhD program and took classes in pottery, stained glass and metalsmithing. When her PhD funding fell through, she turned to the arts and as a result has been a professional artist and fine art jeweler for over 28 years.  She is an Artisan Center of VA Juried Master Artisan.  She has never lost the fascination and wonder she feels in connection with nature and her work is very organic and reflects the natural world.  Nell works primarily in gold and has a high level of expertise in many traditional metalsmithing techniques. Learn More about the Instructor at: http://www.nellfredericksen.com/mm5/merchant.mvc

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Blacksmithing: Metal Making, March 25-26

Instructor: Bryan Fritts

Date: Saturday & Sunday, March 25-26, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $88.00 / Non Member $110.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $20

Class Description: Get started with learning fire management, proper posture, hammer control, and basic processes of drawing out, bending, forging, rounding, and metal finishes. We will make hooks, skewers, nails, a fire rake, or bring your own ideas. This is an entry level class and all are welcome. Be prepared to work hard, have fun and leave with new skills and your own handmade item.

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 5, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Bryan Fritts has been blacksmithing since 1997, and is Manley Brown’s ( blacksmith in Lexington VA ) last living apprentice . He has worked in the blacksmith shop as an historic interpreter at Virginia Explore Park and does public demonstration’s at fall festivals across southern VA. Bryan is self taught, as well as, has taken classes at John C Campbell Folk School and attended numerous blacksmithing workshops sponsored by the guilds located in the area. He is a member of ABANA and the Old Dominion Blacksmith’s Association. Bryan states “I love working with iron and non-ferrous metals. I also do fabrication and welding and up-cycled / repurposed art from junk.I live in Blue Ridge VA with my wife Becky and have four children and two grandchildren.”

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Beginning Basketry: Melon Style Basket, April 26-28

Instructor: Kathy Dulaney

Date: Wednesday-Friday, April 26-28, 2-4pm

Tuition: Jax Member $33.00 / Non Member $41.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $10

Class Description: Do you decorate with baskets? Collect them? How about use them? You can learn to make your own in this introductory basket weaving class. Each student in Kathy Dulaney’s Basket Weaving Class will weave an eight inch melon basket. Each participant will come away with information on Appalachian Baskets, their origins, and uses. Information will be provided on how to order supplies for future baskets.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: A native of Floyd County, Kathy Dulaney has been weaving baskets and teaching classes for 25 years. Weaving mostly older Appalachian style baskets, she strives to keep the tradition alive by teaching younger folks the art. If you make a basket in one of her classes you can be sure that it will be something you can use. Each basket was designed for a specific purpose and Kathy stresses the usefulness of each in her classes.

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Polymer Clay Series: Coil Wrapped Glassware, June 24

Instructor: Teri Walters

Date: Saturday, June 24, 1-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $22.00 / Non Member $28.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $10

Class Description: Everyone will know whose drink it is when you have your own personal glass. In the class with Teri Walters, our local Polymer Clay guru, we’ll make a bunch of spaghetti noodles out of polymer clay and then organize them in spirals, waves, and curves to make a pattern on your choice wrapped around glassware.   Any tumbler, rocks glass, or stemware will work! Then we will texture our spaghetti noodles with things like cake icing tools, leather stamps and dental tools. After we bake the clay to set it, we’ll finish it off with acrylic paints to highlight all that detail work you did. Students please bring your choice of glassware with you to class. Most students will finish 1-2 pieces during class time.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

 

About the Instructor: Teri Walters was introduced to polymer clay in 1999 and quickly became a “polyholic”. Since then, her artwork has taken her to many different places. She has been featured on local television, has won 1st and 3rd places in Polymer Cafe magazine for her work in millefiori caning and mixed media work, featured in newspapers, participated in various exhibits, has her creations in retail stores, and can be found at local craft shows selling and teaching in her booth. Teri has a great desire to teach and thoroughly enjoys passing on her knowledge and experiences in polymer clay to all those desiring to learn.

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No Knead Bread Making , March 25

Instructor: Rebecca Shannon

Date: Saturday , March 25, 2-6pm

Tuition: Jax Member $27.00 / Non Member $32.50

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $5

Class Description: Nothing smells or tastes better than homemade bread! Learn this easy method of keeping dough on hand ready to bake at a moment’s notice. Find out how one recipe with slight variations can be used to make artisan-like loaves, rolls, sticky buns, pizza crust and more! Have a loaf worthy of supporting your summer jams and savory spreads. Class is hands-on. Participants will take home a loaf of bread. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes. An apron is suggested but optional. This workshop will be held at Plenty! in Floyd VA in their downstairs kitchen area.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 4, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Rebecca Shannon started out as a dishwasher and somehow ended up a chef. She is an instructor of home food preservation and culinary arts, and a Slow Food member. Rebecca is certified through Virginia Tech in Canned Foods, Principles of Thermal Process Control, Acidification, and Container Closure. In addition to holding a degree in Graphic Design she is an avid gardener and is busy growing her 2 acres in the southwest Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains into a productive small holding.

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Nut Butters, April 22

Instructor: Rebecca Shannon

Date: Saturday , April 22, 1-4pm

Tuition: Jax Member $16.50 / Non Member $20

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $5

Class Description: Learn how to make tasty and nutritious homemade nut butters. Create flavors with the additions you choose and none of the additives you don’t want. Class is hands on. Participants will prepare, pack, process, and take home a jar of nut butter. Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. An apron is suggested but optional. This workshop will be held at Plenty! in Floyd VA in their downstairs kitchen area.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Rebecca Shannon started out as a dishwasher and somehow ended up a chef. She is an instructor of home food preservation and culinary arts, and a Slow Food member. Rebecca is certified through Virginia Tech in Canned Foods, Principles of Thermal Process Control, Acidification, and Container Closure. In addition to holding a degree in Graphic Design she is an avid gardener and is busy growing her 2 acres in the southwest Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains into a productive small holding.

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Lampworking: Figurative Sculpture, May 20-21

Instructor: Emilio Santini

Date: Saturday & Sunday, May 20-21, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $185.00 / Non Member $225.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $0

Class Description: The class will focus on learning making figures at the torch “the Venetian ways” with soft glass and borosilicate glass. We will start with just torsos and then move to full figures with arms and legs to use as free standing sculptures or figurative pendants. The making of masks and carnival masked figures will be also covered. Given the class is limited to two days of the class, Emilio will try to focus it exclusively on figure making. Class open to everyone but a minimum experience would be helpful.   ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED!

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 4, Maximum Enrollment: 7

About the Instructor: Emilio Santini was born in Murano, Italy, into a family with 600 years of glassblowing tradition. He currently resides in Williamsburg, VA. He has recently begun to combine his flameworking talent with furnace blown and cast work. He has taught extensively in this country’s major glass schools and is a popular instructor for both beginning and highly skilled students.

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Intro to Woodturning, March 18

Instructor: John Ioveiro

Date: Saturday, March 18, 9am-12pm

Tuition: Jax Member $30.00 / Non Member $38.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $0

Class Description: The Blue Ridge Woodturners Club is offering introductory woodturning experiences for beginners with The Floyd Center for the Arts this summer! Join members of the club at John Ioviero’s home studio, for individual attention on the basics of woodturning. John’s studio is located just off Alum Ridge Road in Riner, close to Floyd VA. You’ll be taught about the use of tools, how to sharpen the tools and, of course, safety when turning wood. This intro workshop is a pre-requisite to future project based workshops the club will be offering through late summer, fall and winter in 2017. During this workshop you should expect to work on your own wood lathe using a variety of local woods provided by John. You’ll practice basic forms of V’s, Coves, and Beads. Knowing these forms allows you to turn wood into just about anything and will be used for the other project based workshops, like pens, vases, flowers, ornaments, bowls and boxes, later in the year. Tuition for this workshop also includes yearly membership to Blueridge Woodturners Club, a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners.

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 2, Maximum Enrollment: 6

About the Instructor: To learn more about John Ioviero and the Blue Ridge Woodturning Club, please check out their website: http://blueridgewoodturners.net/

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Intermediate Ceramics: Back on the Wheel, April 10 – May 16

Instructor: Abby Reczek

Date: Mondays & Tuesdays, April 10 – May 16, 5-7pm

Tuition: Jax Member $162.00 / Non Member $195.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $50

Class Description: This 6-week long, Monday and Tuesday evening workshop will be a perfect way to get out of house and fix the winter cabin fever. If you’ve tried the wheel and you’re ready to learn more, this workshop is for you. We will focus on developing throwing skills to creat more complex and larger pots. We will practice throwing, measuring and envisioning these pots in our home or as gifts for friends and family. We’ll explore how the wheel and our imagination create the pots that we want to make and use. Join us, have some fun and further develop your wheel throwing skills.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 4, 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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