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Chelsea Center for the Arts announces new visual arts space


Lisa Baylis Gonzalez inside the new visual arts space.

The Chelsea Center for the Arts (CCA) will soon put a new visual art classroom into use following a recently completed renovation project.

Funded by a grant from the Worthington Family Foundation, the original garage structure of the CCA building has been fully renovated for use as a year-round visual art classroom, with all new heating, cooling, insulation, plumbing, electrical, lighting, doors, windows, and surfaces, according to a press release from CCA.

“The new classroom will be most useful for instruction in ceramics, metals/jewelry, sculpture, and other mediums requiring large or specialized equipment,” according to the press release. “It is outfitted with new Shimpo VL-Whisper pottery wheels, also funded by the Worthington Family Foundation.

In the Winter/Spring 2013 Term, the new classroom will be used for ceramic classes, including “Ceramics with Instructor Kristine Haddox” (MFA, Texas A&M University; BFA, University of North Texas) for teens and adults wanting to learn to create functional ware and sculpture, “Youth Ceramics with Sarah Banas” (BFA and K-12 Teaching Certificate, Eastern Michigan University) for youths in 3-9th grades, and Open Ceramics Studio hours for older teens and adults with prior ceramics experience.

People will be able to throw a pot, make jewelry, and create a glass mosaic beginning Jan. 23.

And beginning Jan. 26, CCA ceramics students or those with previous ceramics experience can enroll for our open studio time for a fee of $40 for 10 hours of studio time.

Click here to learn more about these and other CCA visual art and music programs, including exhibitions, performances and special events.


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