Forms In Clay class is designed for beginner to advance students.  The Swanson Studio is equipped for hand building and wheel throwing, and utilizes a electric kiln for firing.The beginner student will learn the 3 basic hand building techniques and if interested an introduction to wheel throwing.  Intermediate students and advance students have the flexibility to follow there own artistic direction.  Forms created in class range from functional vases, bowls etc. to non functional sculptural art pieces.

For more information or to sign up email or call 434-792-5355 9:00am-5:30pm 

$95.00 for member of the museum
$105.00 for non museum members
Includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing


ART SMART is a program that helps students understand the basic forms, shape, and color to art and how to produce their own art. They learn by experimenting with colors, shapes, and ideas to form their own unique perspective on their piece of art. Teachers follow the SOL's for Virginia schools and Common Core for North Carolina schools. The students learn from actually experimenting with the forms and colors. 

Please call (434) 793-5644 or email to reserve a spot for your students and school. Grant funding is available. Also ask about our funding for transportation.