Yuba Sutter Arts is pleased to announce the next session of its “Ceramics for Veterans” program. Class locations are alternating between Marysville and Yuba City. The next session will be held back in Marysville at The Gallery at Yuba Sutter Arts, 624 E Street.
The classes will be held once a week on Tuesday evenings starting on November 13thst. Classes will begin at 6pm and wrap up at 8:30. The session will conclude with a pot luck dinner on December 11th at which time the students will receive their finished fired bowls and other objects made in class. The classes are free and open to Veterans, active duty military, spouses and children. All supplies and tools are included. Previously enrolled students are welcome to take the class again.
“The simple act of taking a piece of clay and focusing on transforming it into something beautiful and/or functional has real value for the creator,” said David Read, YSA Executive Director. “The Veterans and other students leave class with a sense of accomplishment and beautiful finished projects,” he added.
The Ceramics for Veterans program, which will continue through the spring of 2019, includes ceramics classes and related lectures, gallery shows, sales and a fundraiser for local Veterans organizations. Additional upcoming class sessions will be offered at various locations throughout Yuba-Sutter. The plan is to also offer some special classes in Sacramento and Grass Valley to learn pottery wheel techniques and the wood kiln firing process.
Classes are led by well-known northern California ceramic artist, Chris Thompson. Chris is also a U.S Air Force Veteran who served between 1979 and 1989. Chris first worked with Yuba Sutter Arts in 2013 during his “Thousand Bowls” Feed the Hungry public art project.
Ceramics for Veterans is funded by Yuba Sutter Arts and the California Arts Council’s Veterans in the Arts program which is rooted in the Council’s desire to address the needs and improve the lives of California's Veterans through the arts. Veterans in the Arts seeks to increase equity, access, and opportunities for veterans to participate in quality arts programming that is sensitive and responsive to their unique experiences.