Having completed his Doctorate in Art Education in 2004 from the University of Georgia, Dan has taught art since graduating from Berry College with a B. S. in Fine Arts in 1975. He took his first wheel throwing class at Berry in 1972. Since then, ceramics has been one of the artist’s passions. In college he studied under Robin Voight and Jere Lykins and continued to seek out mentors in the ceramic arts through graduate work at Georgia
State, where he completed his master’s degree, studying with ceramist Don McCance. During almost 40 years of artistic exploration he has participated in 49 regional and local exhibits and juried shows. After a 32 year long career teaching high school art in Lithia Springs and Douglasville, Dan retired in 2007. Since that time he has worked as an adjunct professor of ceramics, sculpture and education at Shorter University.
The arts center is proud to offer pottery classes with the caliber of teachers like Dan DeFoor and Johnnie Dobson. Johnnie, also a retired art instructor, has taught adult clay classes at the arts center for several years. Johnnie is a working artist who exhibits in countless shows and festivals across the country. Johnnie’s handbuilding classes share the same schedule, Tuesday evenings, August 9 through September 13, but class time is 6:30 to 9:30 pm. The fee for Beginners is $140 for arts center members, $160 for non-members, and includes one 25 pound bag of clay and one pint of glaze. Studio time for experienced potters is $80 per 6 week session. To register for any of the classes, please call 706 629-2599. Harris Arts Center, 212 South Wall St.