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Review for Friends Of The Visual Arts, Salem, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a "late bloomer" in the field of pottery. Several years ago I was given a gift certificate for a class. I was elated and couldn't wait for my class to start. The instructor was 1st rate & shared his passion for pottery in a way that made even my wobbly novice attempts feel like potential masterpieces. I have been happily exploring my creative side at the Willamette Art Center ever since.

The Willamette Art Center offers a wide variety of artistic opportunities for the entire community. Classes and workshops include: hand building, wheel throwing, pottery painting, glazing, high & low fire, Raku, sculpture, glass blowing... and are offered for every age, from children and young families to retirees.

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I have had the joy of seeing not only my own personal growth in the arts, but also the growth of countless people who have blossomed creatively after taking a class or workshop. An especially fond memory is of one of our youth scholorsip recipients, who sculpted and raku fired a small replica of a terracotta soldier. She and her family were thrilled with the results, and several artists and visitors to the WAC were surprised to discover that it had been created by a student.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

encourage more people to volunteer!

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How did you learn about this organization?

I received a gift certificate for a class from my family.

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Role:  Board Member & ceramic/glass artist, volunteer & studio monitor, Artisan Village at the State Fair, Throwing bowls for Empty Bowls sale benefiting Marion Polk Food Share.