Calendar

Apr
25
Sat
Gene Egger New Room Exhibition
Apr 25 – Jun 22 all-day
May
30
Sat
Curated Exhibition: Rhythms of Glass
May 30 – Jul 25 all-day

Focusing solely on glass as a medium for creativity, “Rhythms of Glass” will feature artists working in the style of stained, fused, cast, blown, and flame-worked glass within the Virginia or the National Capital region. Recognized as a Master Artist in the state of Virginia in 2009, Liz Mears will be curator of the show.

Opening reception on Saturday, May 30 with a performance afterwards.

Jun
2
Tue
Floyd County High School Art Exhibition
Jun 2 – Aug 7 all-day
Jun
3
Wed
Open Ceramics Studio
Jun 3 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

$5 per person. All clay and tools provided. No instruction, however a studio assistant is available for help.

Jun
4
Thu
Afternoon Arts – Youth Art Class
Jun 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

An ongoing weekly art opportunity for kids!!
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5pm, Ages 4-12, $3 per kid per session or 4 for $10!

Celebrate creativity every week, with great art for kids at the Jax.

Kids ages 4 to 12 are invited to experience this array of arts and crafts, and thanks to some wonderful sponsors, each session is now only $3 per child!!

Parent participation is welcome, but not required.

You can register online or call or stop by the Jax during regular business hours.

Walk-ins: please call the center before class to make sure that we are holding class that day.

The Jax does close when Floyd County public schools are closed, so there will be no Afternoon Arts during school closures.

http://jacksonvillecenter.org/youth/afternoonarts/

Jun
6
Sat
All Fired Up: Blacksmithing Workshop
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This beginning blacksmithing class will introduce students to the equipment, tools and safety precautions involved in the use of the blacksmith’s forge. Once familiar with the tools of the trade, the class will practice fundamental blacksmithing techniques while learning to make basic hooks, nails pokers, leaves, etc. Students are asked to bring their own safety glasses and to wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Aprons and gloves are optional. Spend an intensely satisfying weekend learning basic blacksmithing skills that enable you to successfully create useful items. Begin by learning the secrets of controlling the fire, along with forging tapers, splitting, twisting, punching, upsetting, and proper hammer control. If you are enthusiastic, comfortable working with your hands, and willing to work hard, you qualify.

Metal Wall Sculpture
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Embossed metal wall paintings/sculptures will be created using copper, aluminum, and pewter. Students will learn the technique of using fire to create iridescence on copper. Students can use personal pictures or favorite patterns, shapes, and sketches to trace embossing designs into the metal. Students will be provided with materials to make three embossed metal wall paintings/sculptures. Materials to bring: Sketch book or drawing pad, photos etc.

Molten Metals
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Ever wonder how you can create your own complex cast metal pieces for you jewelry creations? Learn simple casting techniques such as drop, charcoal, cuttlebone, and broomstraw casting in this unique class by heating metal to a liquid state and pouring it into molds. Interesting forms will be chosen from among practice pieces to create several finished pieces.

Jun
7
Sun
All Fired Up: Blacksmithing Workshop
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This beginning blacksmithing class will introduce students to the equipment, tools and safety precautions involved in the use of the blacksmith’s forge. Once familiar with the tools of the trade, the class will practice fundamental blacksmithing techniques while learning to make basic hooks, nails pokers, leaves, etc. Students are asked to bring their own safety glasses and to wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Aprons and gloves are optional. Spend an intensely satisfying weekend learning basic blacksmithing skills that enable you to successfully create useful items. Begin by learning the secrets of controlling the fire, along with forging tapers, splitting, twisting, punching, upsetting, and proper hammer control. If you are enthusiastic, comfortable working with your hands, and willing to work hard, you qualify.

Metal Wall Sculpture
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Embossed metal wall paintings/sculptures will be created using copper, aluminum, and pewter. Students will learn the technique of using fire to create iridescence on copper. Students can use personal pictures or favorite patterns, shapes, and sketches to trace embossing designs into the metal. Students will be provided with materials to make three embossed metal wall paintings/sculptures. Materials to bring: Sketch book or drawing pad, photos etc.