Artisans Center of Virginia launches education series

The Artisans Center of Virginia and Piedmont Virginia Community College are teaming up to offer a series of business classes for artisans.

ACV Studio School courses are offered at The Stultz Center for Business & Career Development, 501 College Drive, Charlottesville, at the intersection of I-64 and Va. 20.

To register, call 434.961.5354

The course schedule includes:

Creative Ways with Polymer Clay
Instructor: Judy Ligon, ACV Juried Artisan
Five Tuesdays, Feb. 1 – March 1: 10 a.m. to noon

Rigid Heddle Weaving 101
Instructor: Donna Carty, ACV Juried Artisan
Five Wednesdays, Feb. 2 – March 2: 1-4 p.m.

Business Plans for the Creative
Instructor: Robin Hoffman
Four Thursdays, Feb. 3-24: 1-4 p.m.

Design Your Own Fabric Print Repeats
Instructor: Donna Carty, ACV Juried Artisan
Three Mondays and three Thursdays, Feb. 7 – March 24: 10 a.m. to noon

Advancing Your Art with Facebook
Instructor: Katie McCaskey
Monday, Feb. 14: 1-4 p.m.

Shout it Out! – PR & Marketing for Artists
Instructor: Chris Graham, Augusta Free Press
Tuesday, Feb. 22: 9 a.m. to noon

Precious Metal Clay for Beginners
Instructor: Melanie Bentley Shockley, ACV Juried Artisan
Saturday, Feb. 26: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Edited by Chris Graham. Chris can be reached at freepress2@ntelos.net.

UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Buy here.




augusta free press
augusta free press
augusta free press news