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Handbuilding with Clay: pottery, tiles, and sculpture with Rebekah Wostrel

AGE OF STUDENTS: Adults and mature teens

Students will learn how to create dinnerware, teapots, and platters using drape molding, slab building, coil construction and other techniques. Students can also use these techniques to make sculptural forms. All projects will be glazed and fired to take home and use.

Mondays 6-8:30 pm
Session 1:  September 11th - October 16th
Session 2: November 6th - December 11th

LOCATION: Studio Six

CONTACT INFO: Rebekah Wostrel - rawostrel@gmail.com, www.rebekahwostrel.com


Jean's Gutsy Abstract Oil Painting Class by Jean Sampson



This is a class about process, about not giving up when a painting is going through an “ugly” stage. After an introduction to color and abstract art, the teacher will help you individually explore color mixing and the other elements of the language of painting. You are encouraged to use a painting knife, but brushes are fine, too. You learn by doing in this intuitive, non-academic and addictive class. We handle your inner critic, too! Supplies are NOT included.

DAY AND TIME OF CLASS:  Monday Evenings 6:00-8:30, 8 weeks beginning September 18th, ending November 6th. 14th.   Please contact instructor prior to class.  
LOCATION: The Starnes Classroom at McGuffey.  New students will meet for the first class introduction in Jean's studio #26B.

CONTACT: poeartree@gmail.com (preferred), Home 434-977-7933


Beginning Drawing for Chickens with Jean Sampson



This is a class for non-artists who are scared to take a drawing class or who have been intimidated by a class that went too fast. Given gentle support and instruction by a teacher who also had to learn to draw, anyone can discover his or her “inner artist”. The teacher promises not to hover over you as you draw so you will experience very little ”performance anxiety” while doing the exercises. Limited to 8 students. All supplies are provided!  

DAY AND TIME OF CLASS: Tuesday evenings, 6:15-8:15,  September 19th, ending November 14th, 8 weeks with a break for Halloween.

LOCATION: Jean’s McGuffey studio 26 B

CONTACT:  poeartree@gmail.com (preferred), Home (434-977-7933


Oil Painting for Adults with Renee Balfour

From $225

The class will explore the versatility of oil paint with an emphasis on materials, technique, and individual style.  Each class will begin with a demonstration and exercise designed to further the understanding of materials and technique.  All experience levels welcome.


Monday Morning     9:30-1:30       8 weeks.   $385
Tuesday Mornings   9:00-1:00      8 weeks.   $385
Tuesday Evenings   6:00-8:00     8 weeks.   $225
Thursday Evenings  6:30-9:30     8 weeks    $300

Monday Session 1       Sept 11th to Oct 30th
Monday Session 2      Nov 6th to Jan 8th
Tuesday Session 1      Sept 12th to Oct 31st
Tuesday Session 2     Nov 7th to Jan 2nd
Thursday Session 1     Sept 7th to Oct 26th
Thursday Session 2    Nov 2nd to Jan 4th

LOCATION:  Studio 22, McGuffey Art Center


Oil Painting for Kids with Renee Balfour
$ 285.00

Ages 7 and up, all levels of experience welcome.
Students will explore the versatility of oil paint while learning concepts and processes that they will be encouraged to incorporate into their own work. Students will be guided to take greater risks with artistic expression while building a better understanding of materials and techniques.
Thursday Class   4:00 to 6:00  
Session 1:  September 7th to October 26th
Session 2: November 2nd to January 4th

Sunday Class   12:30 to 2:30 or 3:00 to 5:00  
Session 1:  September 10th to October 29th
Session 2:  January 15th to March 5th


Clay for Kids with Rebekah Wostrel



Kids will have fun learning how to make colorful pots, sculptures and masks.  A variety of building techniques will be taught.  Students will decorate and glaze their own pieces and all projects will be fired to take home and use!  Drop-ins welcome! All materials are non-toxic and food-safe.

Wednesdays 3:30-5:00

SESSION 1:  September 13th - October 18th
SESSION 2:  November 8th - December 13th

LOCATION:  Studio 6, McGuffey Art Center

Contact: rawostrel@gmail.com, www.rebekah wostrel.com


Fundamentals of Design with Rebekah Wostrel


AGE OF STUDENTS:  adults and mature teens

DESCRIPTION:  This class explores the concepts of two and three-dimensional design. By studying the elements and principles of design and utilizing a variety of art-making techniques (including drawing, collage and sculpture), students will produce creative, engaging and well-crafted compositions. Topics covered: color, value, texture/pattern, space, balance, emphasis, visual rhythm/motion and more!
Meeting dates and times: Wednesdays 9:30-12; 9/27-11/15
Location of class: Studio #6

Contact Information: Rebekah Wostrel, rawostrel@gmail.com, www.rebekahwostrel.com


Children's Art Class with Lee Alter

Tuesdays 3:30-5:30 pm, September 12th to December 12th
Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm,  September 14th to December 14th
Saturdays 2-4pm, September 16th to December 16th                               

Working with watercolor, clay, and sand tray work.

CONTACT: leealter@mac.com 


The Art of Being, Adult Watercolors with Lee Alter

Wednesday 10am - 1pm, September 13 to December 13  
Friday 10am-1pm, September 15 to December 15

Trusting your intuition in the creative process, while exploring wet on wet technique, dry brush and some tissue paper collage work.  

CONTACT:  leealter@mac .com   


Family Music Classes for Children Birth through 5 Years and their adults

INSTRUCTORS: Estela Knott and Dave Berzonsky, Blue Ridge Music Together
AGES: Birth to 5 and adults

DESCRIPTION: Do you LOVE MUSIC?  Check out Blue Ridge Music Together and experience what beautiful music your family can make together. BRMT offers fun, well-researched, non-performance oriented family music classes for children birth to five and their loving adults. 

DATES: Fall - 9/05/17 to 11/13/17, Please view our full class schedule @ www.blueridgemusictogether.com

LOCATION:  Studio 11, McGuffey Art Center  (view website for classes at other locations in Charlottesville and Crozet) 

COST: $185 (for 10 week session and includes all materials) Sibling fee $95 (siblings 8 months or younger free with registered sibling).

CONTACT: director@blueridgemusictogether.com , or 434-293-6361 for more information or to register for a class.