Leslie Blackford bunnies at VIA Artistica

Kentucky artist Leslie Blackford is the master of whimsical creatures, beautifully crafted and thoughtfully designed.   She teaches all over the world, capturing ideas and emotions in her animals and reflecting nature in her sticks, stones, nests and bones.  We are delighted that she’s sharing an afternoon with us at VIA Artistica on April 2 from 12-5.  Leslie will teach a class in making Bulb Bunnies.  Leslie will bring clay and materials and a goodie bag, too.  Students need to only bring tools and a willingness to learn.  Such a deal and a great opportunity to learn from a master.  While experienced sculptors will undoubtedly take it to the next level, even non-experts will have fun!


Sunday , Apr 2, 2017, 12:00pm – 5:00pm, $55.00 Register

Mini pods with Amy Gebhardt

Amy is the maker of beautifully designed polymer clay pieces decorated with gorgeous canes.  She is a master of elegantly finished work. At the request of many admirers, Amy has been persuaded to do a class for us on making mini pods, sharing techniques which she has perfected over 12 years of experimentation.   Mini pods can become large hollow lentil beads, small vessels or other things (like Amy’s gorgeous lights).  In the morning  Amy will teach a simple cane which can be varied to be more complex,  then students will use that cane to make a veneer for a mini pod. Amy will teach basic pod construction sharing tips, tricks and finishing secrets.  A supply list will be sent to registered students. It’s a great opportunity to learn from an expert!

Saturday , Apr 22, 2017, 10:00am – 3:30pm, $50.00 Register