2014 Classes

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Become a Member

About Our Members

Membership could be for you if you share our organizational vision for the betterment of our community. Memberships support our mission and vision.

Student = $25 (please indicate which accredited school you attend)
Individual = $40
Family = $60
Business = $75

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Why Become a Member? Members of the Jacksonville Center family receive as benefits the following: * special member discounts on o classes o program admissions o gift shop purchases o Community Hall rentals o gallery purchases * e-newsletter full of information about events, artist opportunities, and regional network linkages * annual membership dinner and special access to Silent Auction activities Even if you cannot afford regular membership (individual = $40; family = $60; student = $25; business = $75) we offer a working membership. To become a working member and receive all the benefits of membership, you must commit to 10 hours of service per year for individuals, and 15 hours for family memberships. The work credit need to be completed before membership benefits are available. Join Us Today We offer three easy ways to join us: 1. Complete the Annual Membership Application and return it with your payment to The Jacksonville Center 2. Call 540-745-2784 to pay by phone with a credit or debit card 3. Select your membership level and use the “add to cart” button below to easily join online

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Donate

We have many ways you can support us through donating your hard-earned money, and every single penny counts and makes a difference. We have varying levels of donor activity, each of which is acknowledged in our Annual Report and other appropriate publications (unless you want to be anonymous).

Call or email to find out more about how you can financially support our vision, mission, and longevity in our service to your community.

Employer Matching Gift Programs

Don’t forget to speak to your employer about matching gift programs at your place of employment, and to remember us where those programs are available. Most employer-match programs offer an easy way to double the support you can give us.

Special Gifts Programs

We have the infrastructure to accept donations of stocks and other financial instruments.

Although we do not have an endowment program at this time, we would like to discuss with you the mechanics of establishing one, if your donor interest is a lifetime legacy.

We have both an un-juried silent and juried live auction every year – if you feel you cannot donate cash, but have artworks, products, or services that you want to donate (and you don’t want to mess with eBay), then you can donate your item, art, or certificate for service or commission to one of our fundraising auctions.

eBay Activities = Donations 4 Jacksonville Center

As a qualified nonprofit on eBay, the Jacksonville Center can benefit if you either buy or sell there. Look into the terms and conditions surrounding their eBay Giving Works program. You can make a difference to us while you do what you were going to do anyway on eBay – look for our logo and commit to buy or sell with your Jacksonville Center for the Arts in mind.

Additionally, if you have items you would like to donate instead of cash, either we or you can easily turn them into cash in support of our programs via eBay. So we are more able than ever before to accept your “stuff,” whether it has anything to do with the arts or not. Better still, sell it yourself on eBay (look for Giving Works and hit the “sell” button to find out how) and channel all the income from the auction to us via eBay Giving Works.

Spread the Wealth

If you’d like to donate a given sum, but want it spread over the year or a few months so it is less burdensome to your budget, let us know the total amount and what increments you’d like us to debit against your credit card (and for how long) to reach that sum, and we can take care of your donation for you.

Donate Today

Fill in the “Donation” amount at the bottom of the page and simply “Add to Cart”.

Your impulse for generosity in financial support of our programs, goals, and mission can be actualized in any way that suits your budget, means, and giving goals. Please call (540) 745-2784 or email lee@jacksonvillecenter.org for more information.

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Pet Portraits in Pastels (OnDemand)

Gretchen St. Lawrence
This class is scheduled OnDemand. Please register to get you name on the call-list and we will schedule the class once the minimum enrollment has been reached and in coordination with the students and instructor.

 

2 days, 3.5 hours each day
Jax Member $72 / General Public $88
$10 Call List Deposit

Come on, pet lovers, and join a group learning to draw and paint our furry and feathered family members! Work in your own medium while learning about correct proportions for portraits and how to bring out the life force and personality of the animals. Gretchen will also discuss best practices for photographing pets.

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Students will start with a practice pet portrait to learn about resizing for the correct proportions of a portrait. Soon students will be painting a pet of their choice from a photo. Though students should bring materials for working with their medium of choice, there will also be some additional materials available for experimentation. Please bring your own supplies and paper although Gretchen will have some paper, pastels and colored pencils for you to experiment with. She will also have numerous images available for you to practice with. Minimum enrollment: 3, Maximum enrollment: 8 Beginning to Intermediate ● Materials Fee: $0 ● Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult Students under the age of 18 MUST have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian before class commences. Gretchen St. Lawrence has been painting most of her life. However, after a long absence raising a family and pursuing a career she took several classes at The Jacksonville Center and was re-inspired. Living in Floyd has been a great creative inspiration to her, surrounded by many talented people and beautiful scenery. Gretchen has shown her work at the Jacksonville Center, teaches classes in several SWVA venues and at home. She also does commissioned pet portraits. She also spends time working on her drawing skills as a way to advance and challenge her techniques in Pastels.

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The Language of Clay (OnDemand)

Jayn Avery
This class is scheduled OnDemand. Please register to get you name on the call-list and we will schedule the class once the minimum enrollment has been reached and in coordination with the students and instructor.

 

2 days, 3 hrs each day (days may be weekly or consecutive)
Jax Member $62 / General Public $76
$10 Call List Deposit

Explore texture, form and fallibility as you bring to life ceramic sculpture through creative connection with ceramic media. This class will focus on the use of clay to express feelings and ideas artistically, allowing the unique, fluid nature of clay to act as a medium for drawing out the inner voice.  Every student will begin working with whatever skills they may or may not have and grow from there.

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Due to the sensitivity of the drying process and its timing there is no guarantee pieces can be fired during the class time. Minimum enrollment: 3, Maximum enrollment: 8 Beginning to Intermediate ● Materials Fee: $20 ● Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult Students under the age of 18 MUST have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian before class commences. Jayn Avery is a self-taught potter/sculptor/writer living in Floyd County, Virginia. The direction of her life was changed by one introductory class in pottery taken at Cornell University while she was a student working on her MS in environmental education. She founded Blue Heron Pottery in 1975 and her unique functional lace-impressed slabwork has become a Floyd County exemplar. As an advocate of simple living, she bases her technique on the principles of least cost, least equipment, and maximum use of available resources. Her teaching emphasis is on personal creativity and resourcefulness. www.blueheronpotterystudio.com

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Introduction to Ceramic Glazes (OnDemand)

Sidra Kaluszka
This class is scheduled OnDemand. Please register to get you name on the call-list and we will schedule the class once the minimum enrollment has been reached and in coordination with the students and instructor.

2 days, 8 hrs 1st, 4 hrs 2nd day
Jax Member $124 / General Public $153

$10 Call List Deposit

Focused on introducing the student to glazes, this class will give students the opportunity to glaze previously bisqued cone 6 and 10 pottery. This course will focus on midrange temperature glazes (Cone 6) and high fire glaze materials (Cone 10), glaze preparation, application and firing, and will give students a basic understanding of the differences between and reasons for low and high fire glazes. This class will provide an opportunity to explore ceramic glazing, at an introductory or hobbyist level.

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Minimum enrollment: 3, Maximum enrollment: 8 Beginning to Intermediate ● Materials Fee: $25, plus split of firing costs ● Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult Students under the age of 18 MUST have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian before class commences. Sidra Kaluszka is a graduate of Floyd County High School, Virginia Tech and most recently, Radford University where she graduated with a double Masters of Fine Art degree in watercolor and ceramics. She is currently the pottery studio manager for the Jax, while she teaches in Christiansburg and Blacksburg, attends crafts shows, has her work in a number of galleries and exhibits, and maintains a studio space at the center. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidrak_studio/

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Molten Metal Jewelry (OnDemand)

Nell Fredericksen
This class is scheduled OnDemand. Please register to get you name on the call-list and we will schedule the class once the minimum enrollment has been reached and in coordination with the students and instructor.

 

Fri. 4-6pm, Sat. and Sun. 9am-5pm
Member Tuition $186 / General Public Tuition $229
$10 Call List Deposit

Simple casting techniques such as drop, charcoal, cuttlebone, and broomstraw casting will be explored. Interesting forms will be chosen from among practice pieces to create several finished pieces.

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Minimum enrollment: 3, Maximum enrollment: 5 Beginning ● Materials Fee: $110 ● Minimum Age: 18 Nell Fredericksen took time off between a MS in Zoology and beginning a PhD program and took classes in pottery, stained glass and metalsmithing. When her PhD funding fell through, she turned to the arts and as a result has been a professional artist and fine art jeweler for over 20 years. She has never lost the fascination and wonder she feels in connection with nature and has continued work as a wildlife biologist through the years. After spending 6 years in Bolivia, Nell and her husband (and then baby boy) moved to Ferrum, where she has reestablished her studio and art career. www.nellfredericksen.com

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Introduction to the Principles of Design (OnDemand)

Carolyn Deck
This class is scheduled OnDemand. Please register to get you name on the call-list and we will schedule the class once the minimum enrollment has been reached and in coordination with the students and instructor.

1 day, 4 hours
Jax Member $43 / General Public $53
$10 Call List Deposit

This introductory overview of all seven principles of design—unity and variety, repetition and rhythm, balance, contrast, scale and proportion, directional forces, and emphasis and subordination—will assist students of any media gain a deeper understanding of the power of these principles. The class will introduce each principle with examples from crafts, architecture, painting, etc. though the practice and focus will be on 2-dimensional applications. Throughout the course, Carolyn will ask students the question: what is beauty and why do humans respond to it?

This class is the prerequisite to “Intermediate Principles of Design”.

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Minimum enrollment: 3, Maximum enrollment: 8 Beginner ● Materials Fee: $5 ● Minimum Age: 18 Carolyn Deck holds a BFA from the School of Painting at Virginia Commonwealth University, and an MA from the School of Painting at the Royal College of Art in London. Her work is currently represented by The Jacksonville Center and the James Ratliffe Gallery in Sedona, Arizona. Color represents one of the more profound spiritual and emotional aspects of Carolyn’s work. http://csdeck.com

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