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Mudslingers Pottery Studio and The Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center are once again hosting opportunities to experience the hands-on basics of pottery under the tutelage of …
Mudslingers Pottery Studio and The Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center are once again hosting opportunities to experience the hands-on basics of pottery under the tutelage of accomplished artist and instructor Candace Gooch-Ward beginning Tuesday, February 4.
Both adult and children sessions are offered this season. Classes are Tuesday evenings at Mudslingers Pottery Studio starting February 4 through March 10. Children’s classes for Grades 2nd - 4th are 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Grades 5th - 8th are 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. Adult classes are 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
The price for adult sessions is $170 per student per session with the opportunity to display their work in an exhibit Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at 6 p.m. at Mudslingers Studio in downtown Huntingdon. Children’s sessions are $120 per student per session with the opportunity to exhibit at Mudslingers Studio on Thursday, April 2 at 5:30 pm.
Classes are limited to 10 students per class and will focus on the basic pottery skills of pinching, coil building, slab construction, and throwing on the potter’s wheel. Students will also be introduced to glazing and firing processes.
The Dixie offers this exceptional educational program through Mudslingers Pottery Studio as a part of its mission to provide visual arts programs that empower students of all ages to embrace their artistic abilities, grow and gain confidence in those abilities and open doors to a life of creative excellence.
These unique classes are sponsored in part by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission for the purpose of offering the residents of Tennessee access to and opportunities to participate in the arts.
Instructor Candace Gooch-Ward is a graduate of Union University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts, Ceramics and Sculpture. Candace interned at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in East Tennessee during college. She is a Carroll County native and graduate of Clarksburg High School. In addition to instructing at Mudslingers, Candace is the Art Department secretary at Union University and continues to create in her personal studio in Jackson.
Registration and payment are due Monday, January 27, 2020. To register, visit DixiePAC.net or call The Dixie’s Box Office at (731) 986-2100, M-F, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.