The Jacksonville Center for the Arts

Court House

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In a Nutshell

Renovated barn with two rotating art galleries hosts four-hour workshops that let students fire glass or throw clay with included materials

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 23, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Must activate by 5/23/12, membership expires 1 year from activation date. Must be 18 or older for Hot Glass Workshop. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Artistic expression can take the form of a vibrant painting, a stunning sculpture, or front-yard hedges trimmed into the shape of longing. Let creativity blossom with today’s Groupon to The Jacksonville Center for the Arts in Floyd. Choose between the following options:

  • For $66, you get a Hot Glass Day Pack (a $133 value) that includes the following:
  • One-year family membership (a $60 value)
  • One four-hour glass workshop (a $53 value)
  • Between two and five sculpted beads (a $20 value)<p>

  • For $74, you get a Ceramics Day Pack (a $148 value) that includes the following:
  • One-year family membership (a $60 value)
  • One four-hour ceramics workshop (a $53 value)
  • Two or three bisqued and glazed pieces (a $35 value)<p>

In the Jacksonville Center for the Arts’ renovated barn, locals discover new forms of expression and meet with muses through exhibitions, classes, and showcases that revel in the region’s rural heritage. Glass-making classes convene in the Jax studio, where instructors teach protégés to manipulate liquid glass and inspire listless sand with rousing speeches. Kaleidoscopic beads take shape in four-hour workshops, during which students familiarize themselves with various melting media and attend to delicate soft glass and protect it from challenges by rowdy chisels. Studio staff provides all materials, including the glass and fuel for firing.

In ceramics classes, pupils learn to center and form earthenware vessels on a potter’s wheel or roll and mold it into slab creations. Budding artisans craft mugs, plates, or busts of Paul Bunyan and select their two favorite pieces for glazing and firing by studio managers. Ceramics apprentices receive their finished pottery in four to eight weeks, and Jacksonville Arts Center can ship finished pieces to participants outside the Floyd area for an additional fee.

Members take advantage of discounts on class tuition or freely stroll through exhibits in the Hayloft Gallery and the rotating Breezeway Gallery. The soaring climate-controlled Hayloft Gallery fills the barn’s upper level, showcasing themed exhibits by local artists and annual youth displays under arched ceilings, which prevent creative concepts from escaping. Members mingle at annual dinners or win the favor of neighborhood art critics by tapping into reduced prices in the gift shop’s menagerie of handmade metalwork, books, prints, soaps, and wearable art, all crafted by local artisans.

Customer Reviews

Chico and the whole staff did everything to make our class enjoyable
Sara L. · October 27, 2011
Nice center with great teachers having plenty of knowledge and experience, nice equipment and a diverse class offering. I would recommend this to anyone. Jacksonville Center for the Arts, you rock!
Mark H. · October 27, 2011
The class I purchased for my husband as a gift exceeded his expectations! We had to change the date due to a conflict and they were extremely helpful, making sure we got what we needed. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his experience and wants to attend other functions/classes there in the future.
Annette K. · October 27, 2011
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    Court House

    220 Parkway Ln. S

    Suite 1

    Floyd, Virginia 24091

    540-745-2784

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