July 21, 22 & 28, 2017 (Friday, Sat. and following Friday),
Sept. 26, 27, & Oct. 3, 2017 (Tuesday, Wed., Tuesday), 3 Sessions
Instructor Marie-Luce Van Asten
Class Fee: $75.00 non-member + $ 20.00 Supply Fee
$67.50 *BRMAA Member* + $ 20.00 Supply Fee
A new class to discover your artistic abilities that is fun and creative! This pottery class will show you the joys of creating art with your hands using clay. Using pinch pot techniques you will build sculptural objects or functional vessels. This class will be creating a face design where you will learn the proportions to make a portrait with clay that you can use as planter or a cup. During the first 2 days you will focus on discovering and creating a pinch pot vessel. On the last day, the class consists of learning glazing techniques and applying the techniques on your pinch pot. Bring a friend, make faces and have some fun! There is a supply fee which includes clay and glazes.
Class in September 2017
This class is for animal lovers that love to create art with your hands. The student will create an animal head with clay. The Instructor will teach the beginning and basic techniques of sculpturing a head. With pinch pot techniques, the student can create their own dog or cat in clay. The proportion in a sculpture will be covered as well as glazing techniques. Come create your best friend and make some new ones! The student may bring a picture of any animal head they wish to create. The supply fee includes clay and glazes.
Register for the Class Below
Call (706) 632-2144 for questions regarding this course and registration. Payment is required to register for BRMAA courses. You may pay via PayPal above, over the phone, or visit The Art Center located at 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 to pay in person. The Programming Coordinator is in the office from 10 am - 6pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday..
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Marie-Luce Van Asten graduated from Belgium as an Art teacher in 1983. When living in Belgium, her Art focus was in printmaking, quilting and sewing.
When she arrived in the US in 2001, she taught French
at the Atlanta International School and retired in 2016.
As a hobby, Luce joined the Chastain Art Center in Atlanta,
Georgia, where she Rediscovered ceramic.
She took classes and attended workshops, some with Michael Klapthor, to improve her figurative sculpture techniques.
Since then, Luce has tried different hand building and wheel techniques but
has always wondered how to combine printmaking and clay.
Luce went to the Arrowmont School of Art in Gatlinburg and took a print
screening class in 2014. In order to improve her technique creating functional pottery, she returned later to take a hand building class with Joseph Pintz.
This was followed with a class by Jason Bige Burnett who broadened her
horizons in her artwork with printed ceramic surfaces.
Luce is now combining all she learned by creating her own screen printing
designs and transferring them onto clay. She is also adding drawings,
carvings and more colors to her pottery. Sometimes, with the help of her
husband, she is merging her ceramic pieces with wood.
Besides, Luce is still using her fabric skills to create functional decorative