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  • 2018 Summer Arts - Alice Ballard

    A Conversation with Clay
    exploring methods of hand-building
    June 15 - June 16, 2018
    Medium: Ceramics
    Level:  All Levels
    Cost:  $260 - price includes, tuition, supplies including clay
    & healthy, catered lunches each day

    (on campus housing available - see below)

    Here is a great opportunity to learn from a great artist and beloved instructor. After going on a nature “treasure hunt” Alice will guide students to use their findings to create forms and textures from their findings. This class is perfect for the accomplished or the curious. Bring a sketchbook or journal for sketches and notes and an open mind. All other supplies will be furnished for this 2-day adventure in hand-building with clay.


    Alice Ballard received her Bachelor of Science in design from the U. of Michigan.  She followed this with a Master’s Degree in painting.  Her work is represented by Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville, NC, Eno Gallery in Hillsborough and Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy, Charlotte, NC.  She has work in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery in Washington DC as well as the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC and has completed numerous public art projects in Alaska. Most recently she has completed commissions for the Medical U. of SC and Abacus Financial Planning, Inc. in Columbia, SC.  She just closed a solo exhibition at the Greenville County Museum of Art, and in recent years has had exhibitions at Winthrop University, the Sumter County Museum of Art, UNC Asheville and the SC Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities.  This fall her Tree Totem IX will be in a special exhibition at the Columbia Museum of Art featuring work by Georgia O’Keeffe and her time in Columbia in 1914.  Alice is the recipient of a SC Art Commission Artist Fellowship, received a Fulbright Grant to study in India and was invited to participate in the International Ceramic Colony in Resen, Macedonia.

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    Refund Policies:
    Summer Workshops
    • A full refund is made when a student registers for a workshop that is canceled or already full at the time of registration.
    • An email or letter cancellation is required for withdrawals. Students who withdraw before April 30 receive a refund of the workshop deposit less a 25% registration & processing fee. Any housing and meal deposits will be refunded in full.
    • If a cancellation is made after April 30, the deposit is forfeited, but a credit for the amount may be applied to another workshop that same calendar year. You may also transfer your deposit to a friend or family member for that same calendar year or make a  tax deductible donation  to Cullowhee Mountain ARTS. (There are some workshops that may have earlier cut off dates due to demand - this will be noted in your confirmation email.
    • Students who withdraw after May 1 even if workshop was paid in full, receive  no refund  but can transfer to another workshop during the calendar year or transfer their deposit to a friend or family member for that same calendar year or make a  tax deductible donation  to Cullowhee Mountain ARTS. 
    • If you are flying, we strongly recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance from your travel agent in the event an unforeseen medical emergency.

    *Double rooms are available, please contact us at

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