Tonya gives Pottery Classes!
Tonya Kimsey is offering pottery classes for beginners to advanced students on the wheel at The Art-Full Barn. Classes will be limited to four students at a time, so everyone will get lots of attention from the teacher and have use of one of the wheels the entire class time. Classes are available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday; 10:00-12:00, 1:00-3:00, or 3:30-5:30. The fee for a six week session of classes, paid in advance, is $240. Students may come on a pay-as-you go basis for $25 per hour, when there is an open class spot. Class slots will not be saved for pay-as-you go students, so always check to see if there is an open wheel before you come.
Students need to have a basic pottery tool set, available at The Art-Full Barn. Students are requiredto use only clay purchased from The Art-Full Barn. This is to safeguard the kilns and everyone's pottery in the kilns! Several types of clay are always for sale for $16.99 per 25 pound bag or $32 for two bags; Tonya's students only may purchase a bag of clay for $30 with that price including firing and glazes. The studio provides a wide choice of glazes and learning which glazes are appropriate for which clays is part of the class plan.
Each student will have a storage space at the studio to store tools, work in progress, etc.
Tonya graduated from North Georgia College in Dahlonega in the spring of 2009, with a degree in art education, focus in ceramics. She taught in 2010 and 2011 at The Studio Art School in Crested Butte, Colorado. Her pottery has been sold at The Art-Full Barn and other local galleries since she was thirteen, and she won her first blue ribbon for pottery design at that age also. She is excited to be home and hopes to make her living with her pottery production and classes.
Contact The Art-Full Barn at 706-754-1247 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register for class.