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 
|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!|
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|INSTRUCTOR: || Angela Weaver |
|DATES: ||4 Tuesdays, Feb 3 - 24|
|REGISTER BY: ||Jan. 30|
|AGES: ||Newborn - 1|
|TIME: ||9:00 - 9:45 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!
Pottery & Glass
|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.|
Drawing Basics 
|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.|
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|INSTRUCTOR: ||ROSALIE DAY WHITE|
|DATES: ||4 Wednesdays, Feb. 4 - 25|
|REGISTER BY: ||Jan. 30|
|TIME: ||9:30 am - 12:00 pm|
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.
Adult class fee includes 25# clay, studio glazes, and firing. Open studio access to the pottery studio is available for an additional fee (studio will be open most Saturdays when no other classes are scheduled and other times during the week). Options for open studio will be discussed in class.
Contemporary Clay Sculpture 
|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.
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|INSTRUCTOR: ||Laura Mitchell |
|DATES: ||8 Thursdays, Feb. 5 - Mar 26|
|REGISTER BY: ||Feb. 2|
|FEE: ||$200 (Includes 25 lbs. of Clay and Firing Fees) |
|TIME: ||6:30 - 9:00 pm|