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

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