Beginning & Intermediate
April 11 & April 18, 2018
May 9, & May 16, 2018
First Session 1-5pm Second Session 1-3pm
$50.00 non-members-Each Class + $10 Supply Fee-Each Class
$45.00 BRMAA Members-Each Class + $10 Supply Fee-Each
Mark this class on your calendar to come each month to “Discover Pottery”! These classes are independent of each other; therefore, you can come to one or all the classes and learn the techniques of pottery. In these clay classes the students will make a variety of creative clay pieces and apply glazes. Each class will focus on different techniques and projects creating functional vessels and figurative sculptures. Some of the projects include decorative tiles, cups, garden sculptures, birds, lidded boxes and pinch pots to name a few. Students will take home some great creative clay pieces. Each class fee will be $50.00 plus a $10 Supply Fee for clay, glazes and kiln firing. Come bring your friend or relative to class and create some great fun memories!
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.