Come for a week of arts fun as Asheville artists offer hands-on classes and workshops on June 24-29, 2013 at the Riverview Station and Village Potters in the River Arts District. The building is home to 24+ working artists. An educational or learning vacation gives you a fantastic souvenir to take home: a new skill and hobby. Learn about pottery, jewelry-making, basketry, painting, and/or woodturning.
At The Village Potters, Sarah Wells Rolland and Karen Dubois will lead a three-day wheel class entitled “Bowl Beautiful.” Judi Harwood will guide students in a hands-on raku experience, and in a second class she will demonstrate the making of her sonorous ceramic drums, with each student making their own before the drum class ends in a rousing jam session. As an added bonus, Cat Jarosz will teach a special Saturday Session on creating her singular ‘rat fink’ plush toy that is often seen peeking around pots in their gallery.
Other offerings at Riverview Station include workshops in Oils and Encaustics at River’s Edge Studio, woodturning at MH Libman Woodturning Studio, creating unique sterling silver and copper jewelry at Copper Fish Metal Arts, and basketry at River Oaks Studio.
The Village Potters is a fully equipped pottery housing the working studios of seven professional resident potters, and includes an exquisite gallery exhibiting and selling their fine, contemporary ceramic art, open Monday-Saturday. The Village Potters Teaching Center offers ongoing classes for adults, and children’s art camps and classes.
These mini-sessions and workshops are perfect for a memorable vacation to Asheville as you try their hands at a craft under the guidance of a professional instructor. With all studios at the same location, participants can enjoy multiple sessions, and families can find something to suit every taste over the course of the week. Class sizes are limited, and registration is required. More information is available at www.thevillagepotters.com or by calling 828-253-2424.