Winter Classes 2015

by | Oct 9, 2018 | Classes, Just 4 Kidz

Infant – 2 Years old

These parent-child music & movement classes will help you strengthen those early parent-child bonds and gain expert advice and parenting resources based on the most recent research in child development. Enjoy instrument play, dance, exploration and together time—Kindermusik@Home digital home materials, including music from class, musical activities and each month’s new materials are all included in the tuition!

Cuddle & Bounce: Zoom Baby [2553] – Registration Closed

Bumpity-bump, zippity-zoom, babies are on the go! This class is packed with movement, as spatial development takes focus. Activities that explore distance, speed, reaching, dancing, rocking, bouncing, and wheels-on-the-bus-ing all get babies zoom-zoom-zooming to big smiles!

INSTRUCTOR: Angela Weaver
DATES: 4 Tuesdays, Feb 3 – 24
REGISTER BY: Jan. 30
AGES: Newborn – 1
FEE: $50
TIME: 9:00 – 9:45 am

Sing & Play: Playtime [2554]

Nothing beats Playtime! Enjoy fun and predictability. From “Pop Goes the Weasel” to “Sally Go Round the Sun,” and “Little Green Frog” to “Monkey See, Monkey Do,” this class is a non-stop play-fest that emphasizes developmental value of predictability, repetition and play!

INSTRUCTOR: Angela Weaver
DATES: 4 Tuesdays, Feb 3 – 24
REGISTER BY: Jan. 30
AGES: 1 – 2
FEE: $50
TIME: 10:00 – 10:45 am

2 – 3 Years old

Celebrate the unique joys of your growing in these music-filled classes. Sing, dance and play instruments with your child, helping practice motor skills, turn-taking, social skills and active listening. Fun (and learning!) continues with the Kindermusik@Home digital home materials, including music from class, musical activities and each month’s new materials!

Wiggle & Grow: Silly All Over [2555] – Registration Closed

Give your family the giggles all over! Enjoy wiggles, tickles, songs and games, learning, growing and tapping into the joy of silliness and laughter. Focused on a firm base of developmentally appropriate activities where we practice stop and go, experience up and down, use our fine motor skills and, of course, be silly!

INSTRUCTOR: Angela Weaver
DATES: 4 Tuesdays, Feb 3 – 24
REGISTER BY: Jan. 30
AGES: 2 – 3
FEE: $50
TIME: 11:00 – 11:45 am

Art

PreTeen Painting [2558] – Registration Closed

Expand your painting skills using different mediums, painting with acrylics, watercolors and more! All supplies included.

INSTRUCTOR: LISA CRAWFORD
DATES: 4 Thursdays, Jan. 15 – Feb. 5
REGISTER BY: Jan. 12
AGES: 10 – 13
FEE: $75
TIME: 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Make a Mess [2556] – Registration Closed

Immerse your child in the creation of art in the messiest way possible! We’re ready for the cleanup – we think! Create masterpieces with water, dye, paint and even shaving cream. Who doesn’t love making their own GLITTER paint? We might even encourage slinging paint around. All supplies, including smocks, provided.

INSTRUCTOR: MICHELLINE HALL
DATES: 4 Mondays, Jan. 19 – Feb. 9
REGISTER BY: Jan. 19
AGES: 3 – 5
FEE: $45
TIME: 4:00 – 4:45 pm

Make a Mess [2557] – Registration Closed

Immerse your child in the creation of art in the messiest way possible! We’re ready for the cleanup – we think! Create masterpieces with water, dye, paint and even shaving cream. Who doesn’t love making their own GLITTER paint? We might even encourage slinging paint around. All supplies, including smocks, provided.

INSTRUCTOR: MICHELLINE HALL
DATES: 4 Mondays, Jan. 19 – Feb. 9
REGISTER BY: Jan. 19
AGES: 6 – 9
FEE: $55
TIME: 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Young Artists [2559] – Class Full

Paint, draw and print to create your very own masterpieces in this explorative arts class! Learn many new techniques to create one of a kind art.

INSTRUCTOR: LISA CRAWFORD
DATES: 4 Thursdays, Feb. 19 – Mar. 12
REGISTER BY: Feb. 13
AGES: 7 – 10
FEE: $55
TIME: 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Pottery & Glass

Young Potters: Beginning Throwing [2551] – Registration Closed

Get creative centering and throwing on the wheel! Learn handbuilding and enjoy advanced projects according to skill level.

INSTRUCTOR: Rebekah Hower
DATES: 8 Tuesdays, Jan. 13 – Mar. 3
REGISTER BY: Jan. 13
AGES: 9-13
FEE: $158 (Includes Clay Fee and Firing)
TIME: 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Kids Clayworks: Travel to the Jurassic Era [2548] – Registration Closed

Roar! Make a set of Brontosaurus (leaf eater) mugs and a large T-Rex cookie jar.

INSTRUCTOR: Anna Ellis
DATES: 4 Wednesdays, Jan. 14 – Feb. 4
REGISTER BY: Jan. 14
AGES: 6-10
FEE: $65 (Includes clay fee and firing)
TIME: 4:15 – 5:30 pm

Kids Clayworks: Spring is Coming [2570] – Class Full

Make flower bowls, rain cloud wind chimes and a spring-time inspired bird house to welcome our migrating friends back home.

INSTRUCTOR: Anna Ellis
DATES: 4 Wednesdays, Feb. 18 – Mar. 11
REGISTER BY: Feb. 13
AGES: 6-10
FEE: $65 (Includes clay fee and firing)
TIME: 4:15 – 5:30 pm

SENIOR DISCOUNTS! $25 Discount on any class $75 or more; you must be 62 or older and you must fill in your birth date on the registration form. Generously funded by the Genworth Foundation. If you qualify, enter coupon code SENIOR at checkout.

Art

Open Arts Studio [2565]

Register anytime to use the Academy’s Arts Studio. Use our printing press, mat cutter, easels and more! Bring your own supplies.

DATES: 8 Fridays, Jan. 9 – Feb. 27
AGES: 18+
FEE: $5 per day
TIME: 9:30am – 12:00pm

Watercolor: SNOW! [2560] – Registration Closed

Enjoy learning techniques for painting winter scenes, whether it’s snow or barren trees, create your perfect winter landscape. Bring a few photos to class for practice! Class is for those with previous watercolor experience. Supply list here.

INSTRUCTOR: SOLLY BLANK
DATES: 4 Tuesdays, Jan. 13 – Feb. 3
REGISTER BY: Jan. 13
AGES: 18+
FEE: $95
TIME: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Painting with Oils (early winter) [2562] – Registration Closed

Don’t be afraid to try a new medium! For students of varying skill levels, learn how to paint with oils and/or acrylics in this 4-week class. Work with still life, landscapes and the figure. Exercises and critiques cover basics including color, value, shape and composition with an emphasis on “the process of seeing.”

INSTRUCTOR: ROSALIE DAY WHITE
DATES: 4 Tuesdays, Jan. 13 – Feb. 3
REGISTER BY: Jan. 13
AGES: 16+
FEE: $90
TIME: 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Drawing Basics [2564] – Class Full

Learn how all art begins with observation, through introduction to essential skills of drawing, with emphasis on line, shape, space, texture and value. Subject matter will include still life, landscape, the figure and more. Draw from life to understand the principals of rendering a three-dimensional form on a two-dimensional surface, strengthening your observational and compositional skills, and develop your personal style in the drawing medium of your choice.

INSTRUCTOR: ROSALIE DAY WHITE
DATES: 4 Wednesdays, Feb. 4 – 25
REGISTER BY: Jan. 30
AGES: 15+
FEE: $90
TIME: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Watercolor: Painting Water [2561]

Paint water and learn new techniques from demonstrations. Bring photos for inspiration! Class is for students with previous watercolor experience.

INSTRUCTOR: SOLLY BLANK
DATES: 4 Tuesdays, Feb. 17 – Mar. 10
REGISTER BY: Feb. 13
AGES: 18+
FEE: $95
TIME: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Painting with Oils (late winter) [2563]

Don’t be afraid to try a new medium! For students of varying skill levels, learn how to paint with oils and/or acrylics in this 4-week class. Work with still life, landscapes and the figure. Exercises and critiques cover basics including color, value, shape and composition with an emphasis on “the process of seeing.”

INSTRUCTOR: ROSALIE DAY WHITE
DATES: 4 Tuesdays, Feb. 17 – Mar. 10
REGISTER BY: Feb. 13
AGES: 16+
FEE: $90
TIME: 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Arts UnCorked

Have some fun! Recreate a piece or put your own twist on it! No experience needed- and no judgment or criticism- just fun exploring your inner artist with a glass of wine. Sign up alone and make new friends or get a group together. Art supplies included. BYOW (bring your own wine). We’ll supply the glasses and uncork it for you!

Private parties available for: Birthdays, Girl’s Night Out, Team Building Events, Bachelorette Parties & more with 8+ students! Tailor the art to your specific needs and make your event truly memorable. Contact (434) 528-3256 x.304 for more information.

Learn solder techniques to create one-of-a-kind jewelry and small sculptures. Many examples are available for inspiration – or bring small pieces with meaning to personalize your own pieces! All solder is lead free.

INSTRUCTOR: CHRISTINA ROOT
DATES: Friday, Jan. 16
REGISTER BY: Jan. 12
AGES: 21+
FEE: $30
TIME: 6:30 – 9:00pm

Winter Trees [2567] – Class Full

There’s something beautiful about leafless trees, especially if they’re covered in snow! Paint using acrylics on an 11x14 canvas. No previous painting experience is required.

INSTRUCTOR: ROSALIE DAY WHITE
DATES: Friday, Feb. 6
REGISTER BY: Feb. 2
AGES: 21+
FEE: $30
TIME: 6:30 – 9:00pm

Skyline Silhouette [2568]

There’s no place like home! Create a silhouette painting of your favorite skyline using acrylic paints. Come ready with a picture to create off of!

INSTRUCTOR: ROSALIE DAY WHITE
DATES: Friday, Mar. 13
REGISTER BY: Mar. 9
AGES: 21+
FEE: $30
TIME: 6:30 – 9:00pm

Pottery

Adult class fee includes 25# clay, studio glazes, and firing. Open studio access to the pottery studio is available for an additional fee. Options for open studio will be discussed in class.

Pottery Basics [2542] – Registration Closed

Gain knowledge about basic pottery techniques, including wedging, centering, pulling up, trimming and more. Watch demonstrations on cups, bowls and vases. New Instructor! Welcome Rebekah Hower- New to Lynchburg and a graduate of Millersville University with a BSE in Art Education and a concentration in ceramics.

INSTRUCTOR: Rebekah Hower
DATES: 8 Mondays, Jan. 12 – March 9 (skip Feb. 16)
REGISTER BY: Jan. 12
AGES: 15+
FEE: $200 (Includes 25 lbs. of Clay and Firing Fees)
TIME: 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Throwing and Altering Forms [2543] – Registration Closed

Learn to create complex forms through combining wheel thrown components and altered shapes, focusing on the constructed form. Projects and altering techniques include throwing small additions, oval and square shapes, darting, folding and using calipers to make larger shapes. Pay special attention to form, design and function.

INSTRUCTOR: Justin Rice
DATES: 8 Tuesdays, Jan 13 – Mar 3
REGISTER BY: Jan. 13
AGES: 15+
FEE: $200 (Includes 25 lbs. of Clay and Firing Fees)
TIME: 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Beginning Pottery [2549] – Registration Closed

Join the introduction to wheel throwing and handbuilding and glazing techniques, with advanced technique instruction for returning students.

INSTRUCTOR: Christina Root
DATES: 8 Tuesdays, Jan. 20 – March 10
REGISTER BY: Jan. 20
AGES: 15+
FEE: $200 (Includes 25 lbs. of Clay and Firing Fees)
TIME: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Introduction to Kiln Fired Glass [2571] – Registration Closed

Learn how to cut glass! Plus, learn the basics of firing and slumping in glass. Possible projects include sun catchers, bowls, vases and more.

INSTRUCTOR: Suzanne Michaels
DATES: 4 Tuesdays, Jan. 13 – Feb. 3
REGISTER BY: Jan. 13
AGES: 15+
FEE: $165 (Includes Glass and Firing Fees)
TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Intermediate and Advanced Handbuilding [2544] – Registration Closed

Complete a body of work by the end of the class! Develop your independent work supplemented with class demonstrations, covering the use of underglazes, moving past the slab, utilizing different techniques in a single piece and handbuilding larger, complex forms. Develop your style with distinction motifs for your body of work.

INSTRUCTOR: Chatham Monk
DATES: 8 Wednesdays, January 21-March 11
REGISTER BY: Jan. 16
AGES: 15+
FEE: $200 (Includes 25 lbs. of Clay and Firing Fees)
TIME: 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Pottery Projects [2547] – Registration Closed

Is there an idea you have in your head, but don’t quite know how to pull it off? Work independently with help and guidance from our new instructor, Rebekah Hower. Bring your own ideas for projects and enjoy demonstrations tailored to reflect students’ individual needs and goals. Make remarkable strides in your abilities to express yourself through clay.

INSTRUCTOR: Rebekah Hower
DATES: 8 Wednesdays, Jan. 21-March 11
REGISTER BY: Jan. 21
AGES: 18+
FEE: $200 (Includes 25 lbs. of Clay and Firing Fees)
TIME: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Contemporary Clay Sculpture [2546]

Experiment with hand built art objects, expressing your inner vision through clay! Although this does not exclude functional objects or working with a potter’s wheel, neither of these are a requirement! Interactive presentations each week focus on mural designs, wall installations with ceramic tiles and other shapes, clay as a drawing surface, surface design via stamping and imprinting, alternatives for glazing such as painting ceramics with oil or acrylic paint post-firing, thematic installations (as in Chihuly’s glass installations), the “cutting edge”: ceramic sculpture that is featured in international art biennales, mixed media sculpture using clay, pragmatic applications, and finally, claymation. Make quick gestural and experimental sculptures weekly inspired by the presentations, or to devise a long- term project.
New Instructor! Welcome Laura Mitchell- To us straight from Australia! A visual artist whose love of a great narrative informs her work across many mediums, having exhibited most recently at Heathcote Gallery with a “hybrid arts” installation. She holds an MFA in Design & Visual Art and a BA in English/Music. With years of teaching experience, Laura will be a guest-teaching artist at the Academy for just nine months, on leave from her home in Australia.

INSTRUCTOR: Laura Mitchell
DATES: 8 Thursdays, Feb. 5 – Mar 26
REGISTER BY: Feb. 2
AGES: 15+
FEE: $200 (Includes 25 lbs. of Clay and Firing Fees)
TIME: 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Special Topics

Open Pottery Studio [2550]

Open pottery studio for students currently enrolled in an eight-week pottery class. Use open studio time to work on current projects.

MONITOR: Ted Batt
DATES: 8 Fridays, Jan. 6 – Mar. 6
REGISTER BY: Jan. 8
AGES: 18+
FEE: $60
TIME: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration Notes:

Classes without sufficient enrollment by the registration deadline (listed with each class) will be cancelled. Fees are 100% refundable if the class is cancelled by AFA.
Late registrations are welcome if space is available. Contact (434) 528-3256 to register over the phone.
Full payment must accompany registration; you are not registered for the class until we receive payment.
Payment may be made by cash, check (payable to Academy of Fine Arts) or via debit or credit card through paypal.
85% of class fees will be refunded, unless the withdrawal notice is received within one week (7 days) of the classes first meeting, then no refund will be issued.
Registration includes agreement with photography/video priviledges. More info here.
For more information, call (434) 528-3256

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