November 8, 15, 22, 29 Tuesdays, 4 sessions
10:00 am-1:00 pm
Instructor Marie-Luce Van Asten
Class Fee: $ 30 non-member + $ 25 Supply Fee
$ 30 *BRMAA Member* + $ 25 Supply Fee
What great fun to work with your hands and create art! This pottery class is a wonderful way to develop your skills by using basic shapes to encourage you to develop your own style. With a minimum of tools you can create functional pieces of art by molding and shaping with your own hands. The project you will create in your class will be an option of a set of 4 bowls and tray or a decorative vase. The techniques you will learn include coiling, pinching and slab methods. You will be able to use your bowls and or vase for years to come. There is a supply fee which includes clay and glazes. The supply list includes; newspaper, clear plastic to wrap the clay, old toothbrush, flat wooden spoon, small sponge, stamps or texture material, rolling pin if you have one and a board at least 12”X 12”. Be sure to wear clothes that you do not mind getting clay on or an apron.
Register For This 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