Forms in Clay

June 3, 2019 thru July 8, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Swanson Studios at the Danville Museum of Fine Art & History
965 Main Street Danville, VA

Time:Mondays 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Cost:$95.00 for members of the museum and $105 for non museum members. Includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing.


Session 3: June 3 - July 8

Session 4: July 29 - September  9

Session 5: September 30 - November 4

Session 6: November  18 - December 23


The Forms In Clay class is designed for beginners 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 


Donna Campbell Allen Painting Workshop

July 26, 2019 thru July 28, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sketch and paint mouthwatering TUTTI FRUITI treats like strawberries, peaches, grapes and décor cupcakes while exploring the techniques for creating works of art on paper or canvas. In an encouraging environment, a new selection will be presented, studied and rendered each day. Learn the basics of drawing, creating texture, shading to add dimension and magical interest while designing fabulous painting compositions. Intro to painting, mixing color and applying the paint will be taught. Participants will complete 3 colorful studies suitable for framing and one finished painting during the workshop. 



Donna Campbell Allen, Instructor



  1. Day 1: Meet & Greet, Into to materials, sketching and painting
  2. Day 2: Discovering what we see, Sketching and Painting, Bring your Lunch from 1-1:30 p.m.
  3. Day 3: More skill building and A celebratory finish

July 26– July 28

Friday 7 - 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 1:30 a.m.-5 p.m.