June 15 & 16, 2018 (Friday & Saturday) from 10:30-4:30pm
July 14, 2018, (Saturday) from 10:30-12:00pm
Instructor: Luce Van Asten
Class Fee: $120.00 non-members + $20 Supply Fee
$108.00 BRMAA Members + $20 Supply Fee
If you love creating with your hands, this is the class! In this beginning class, the student will receive step by step instructions on creating a face portrait using additives and subtractive techniques. The Instructor gives you an option of using your own portrait or creating an imaginary one. Once the portrait is created, a three week drying and firing time is necessary before the last session. In the last session, the student will use a stain to enhance and give depth to the clay portrait. The student is welcome to bring lunch. There is a ½ hour break on the first two sessions. This class will open up your imagination and creative abilities to new horizons.
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. Luce is still using her fabric skills to create functional decorative pieces.