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January

AGES: 5-12. This is an opportunity for homeschooled children to work in an art studio in a multi-aged group with an artist instructor using various materials and processes such as clay, paint, printmaking, papier-mâché and drawing. No prior art experience is...

Kids' Art Club
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Jan 31, 2020

Kids' Art Club

AGES: Grades K-5. End of the week gathering of young people to explore various means of art expression under supervision. Program begins and ends each Friday with opportunities for open studio time, where young people can collaborate and create according to...

February

Students will learn how to capture our beautiful winter landscape through oil painting, using both traditional and modern techniques to bring the snowy Ohio weather to their canvas. This workshop will explore the basics of oil painting, with a focus...

Grab a friend and take a spin on the potter’s wheel! If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at pottery, but didn’t want to commit to a regular class schedule this is the class for you. Get a basic introduction...

AGES: 5-12. This is an opportunity for homeschooled children to work in an art studio in a multi-aged group with an artist instructor using various materials and processes such as clay, paint, printmaking, papier-mâché and drawing. No prior art experience is...

AGES: 13-17. Plan your own unique clay project and then learn the pottery techniques needed to make it happen! Emphasis will be on the individual experience, with personalized guidance from the instructor on how to best complete your designs. Use strategies...

This two-hour class is designed for the returning student to expand their wheel throwing skills to the next level and explore surface design techniques with personalized instruction. Students will gain access to the FAVA Ceramics Open Studio Program outside of...

Kids' Art Club
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Feb 07, 2020

Kids' Art Club

AGES: Grades K-5. End of the week gathering of young people to explore various means of art expression under supervision. Program begins and ends each Friday with opportunities for open studio time, where young people can collaborate and create according to...

Grab a friend and take a spin on the potter’s wheel! If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at pottery, but didn’t want to commit to a regular class schedule this is the class for you. Get a basic introduction...

AGES: 5-12. This is an opportunity for homeschooled children to work in an art studio in a multi-aged group with an artist instructor using various materials and processes such as clay, paint, printmaking, papier-mâché and drawing. No prior art experience is...

AGES: 13-17. Plan your own unique clay project and then learn the pottery techniques needed to make it happen! Emphasis will be on the individual experience, with personalized guidance from the instructor on how to best complete your designs. Use strategies...

Beginning with an overview of the properties of color, color relationships and color interaction, this workshop will include a series of design projects in color with an emphasis on composition and the use of geometric and organic forms. Participants will...

AGES: 15+. Local comic book artist Christian Colbert (Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy) teaches the basics of Sequential art and character design. Learn professional standards, how to avoid common pitfalls, how to build a dynamic cover, and strategies for telling a...

Parents will work with their child/children to collaboratively create a large papier mâché sculpture. No previous experience necessary, but a willingness to get one's hands wet and messy is essential! Finished sculptures and their makers are invited to participate in...

This two-hour class is designed for the returning student to expand their wheel throwing skills to the next level and explore surface design techniques with personalized instruction. Students will gain access to the FAVA Ceramics Open Studio Program outside of...

Kids' Art Club
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Feb 14, 2020

Kids' Art Club

AGES: Grades K-5. End of the week gathering of young people to explore various means of art expression under supervision. Program begins and ends each Friday with opportunities for open studio time, where young people can collaborate and create according to...

This 3-hour workshop will focus on learning the unique and versatile art of slip casting with clay. This technique will introduce participants to the uses and benefits of creating ceramic objects in multiples. Students will receive guidance on how the...

AGES: 5-12. This is an opportunity for homeschooled children to work in an art studio in a multi-aged group with an artist instructor using various materials and processes such as clay, paint, printmaking, papier-mâché and drawing. No prior art experience is...

AGES: 13-17. Plan your own unique clay project and then learn the pottery techniques needed to make it happen! Emphasis will be on the individual experience, with personalized guidance from the instructor on how to best complete your designs. Use strategies...

Beginning with an overview of the properties of color, color relationships and color interaction, this workshop will include a series of design projects in color with an emphasis on composition and the use of geometric and organic forms. Participants will...

AGES: 15+. Local comic book artist Christian Colbert (Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy) teaches the basics of Sequential art and character design. Learn professional standards, how to avoid common pitfalls, how to build a dynamic cover, and strategies for telling a...

Parents will work with their child/children to collaboratively create a large papier mâché sculpture. No previous experience necessary, but a willingness to get one's hands wet and messy is essential! Finished sculptures and their makers are invited to participate in...

This two-hour class is designed for the returning student to expand their wheel throwing skills to the next level and explore surface design techniques with personalized instruction. Students will gain access to the FAVA Ceramics Open Studio Program outside of...

Kids' Art Club
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Feb 21, 2020

Kids' Art Club

AGES: Grades K-5. End of the week gathering of young people to explore various means of art expression under supervision. Program begins and ends each Friday with opportunities for open studio time, where young people can collaborate and create according to...

AGES: 5-12. This is an opportunity for homeschooled children to work in an art studio in a multi-aged group with an artist instructor using various materials and processes such as clay, paint, printmaking, papier-mâché and drawing. No prior art experience is...

AGES: 13-17. Plan your own unique clay project and then learn the pottery techniques needed to make it happen! Emphasis will be on the individual experience, with personalized guidance from the instructor on how to best complete your designs. Use strategies...

Beginning with an overview of the properties of color, color relationships and color interaction, this workshop will include a series of design projects in color with an emphasis on composition and the use of geometric and organic forms. Participants will...

AGES: 15+. Local comic book artist Christian Colbert (Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy) teaches the basics of Sequential art and character design. Learn professional standards, how to avoid common pitfalls, how to build a dynamic cover, and strategies for telling a...

Parents will work with their child/children to collaboratively create a large papier mâché sculpture. No previous experience necessary, but a willingness to get one's hands wet and messy is essential! Finished sculptures and their makers are invited to participate in...

This two-hour class is designed for the returning student to expand their wheel throwing skills to the next level and explore surface design techniques with personalized instruction. Students will gain access to the FAVA Ceramics Open Studio Program outside of...

Kids' Art Club
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Feb 28, 2020

Kids' Art Club

AGES: Grades K-5. End of the week gathering of young people to explore various means of art expression under supervision. Program begins and ends each Friday with opportunities for open studio time, where young people can collaborate and create according to...

March

AGES: 5-12. This is an opportunity for homeschooled children to work in an art studio in a multi-aged group with an artist instructor using various materials and processes such as clay, paint, printmaking, papier-mâché and drawing. No prior art experience is...

Beginning with an overview of the properties of color, color relationships and color interaction, this workshop will include a series of design projects in color with an emphasis on composition and the use of geometric and organic forms. Participants will...

Parents will work with their child/children to collaboratively create a large papier mâché sculpture. No previous experience necessary, but a willingness to get one's hands wet and messy is essential! Finished sculptures and their makers are invited to participate in...

AGES: 15+. Local comic book artist Christian Colbert (Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy) teaches the basics of Sequential art and character design. Learn professional standards, how to avoid common pitfalls, how to build a dynamic cover, and strategies for telling a...

Prerequisite: Must have wheel throwing or handbuilding experience. You'll be making pieces to learn various surface decorate techniques, i.e. wax resist, wax resist etching, carving, underglazing, sgraffito, mishima, slip trailing, and faux majolica. Students will gain access to the FAVA...

Book Lovers: Travel back in time to when books were the most precious (and expensive) item in the house. Learn this beautiful fourth-century Ethiopian Coptic binding method, which uses two needles on a single thread to bind books. We will...

Open to anyone who is interested in learning techniques in hand-building and glaze decoration. Experienced hand-builders welcome. Students will gain access to the FAVA Ceramics Open Studio Program outside of class time for the duration of the course. Please bring an...

Kids' Art Club
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Mar 06, 2020

Kids' Art Club

AGES: Grades K-5. End of the week gathering of young people to explore various means of art expression under supervision. Program begins and ends each Friday with opportunities for open studio time, where young people can collaborate and create according to...

ALL AGES: (13 AND UNDER ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT). Participants will have the opportunity to decorate ½ dozen porcelain eggs with mixed media. No prior clay experience needed. (1 adult + child: additional child same family $5)

AGES: GEARED TO TEENS, ALL AGES WELCOME. Students will learn painting techniques such as blending and color mixing while they produce a hand-bound artist's journal. Students will paint, cut and stitch their journal from recycled cereal boxes. Each journal will be...

ALL AGES: (13 AND UNDER ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT). Participants will have the opportunity to decorate ½ dozen porcelain eggs with mixed media. No prior clay experience needed. (1 adult + child: additional child same family $5)

Grab a friend and take a spin on the potter’s wheel! If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at pottery, but didn’t want to commit to a regular class schedule this is the class for you. Get a basic introduction...

AGES: 13+. A focused course on how to make a mug one step at a time. Each week we will cover in depth each step to making a Mug. Form, Foot, Handle and Finish. Great class for beginners, or for experienced...

AGES: 13 +. A focused course on how to make a mug one step at a time. Each week we will cover in depth each step to making a Mug. Form, Foot, Handle and Finish. Great class for beginners, or for...

AGES: 5-12. This is an opportunity for homeschooled children to work in an art studio in a multi-aged group with an artist instructor using various materials and processes such as clay, paint, printmaking, papier-mâché and drawing. No prior art experience is...

Beginning with an overview of the properties of color, color relationships and color interaction, this workshop will include a series of design projects in color with an emphasis on composition and the use of geometric and organic forms. Participants will...

Prerequisite: Must have wheel throwing or handbuilding experience. You'll be making pieces to learn various surface decorate techniques, i.e. wax resist, wax resist etching, carving, underglazing, sgraffito, mishima, slip trailing, and faux majolica. Students will gain access to the FAVA...

AGES: 15+. Local comic book artist Christian Colbert (Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy) teaches the basics of Sequential art and character design. Learn professional standards, how to avoid common pitfalls, how to build a dynamic cover, and strategies for telling a...

Book Lovers: Travel back in time to when books were the most precious (and expensive) item in the house. Learn this beautiful fourth-century Ethiopian Coptic binding method, which uses two needles on a single thread to bind books. We will...

Open to anyone who is interested in learning techniques in hand-building and glaze decoration. Experienced hand-builders welcome. Students will gain access to the FAVA Ceramics Open Studio Program outside of class time for the duration of the course. Please bring an...

Kids' Art Club
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Mar 13, 2020

Kids' Art Club

AGES: Grades K-5. End of the week gathering of young people to explore various means of art expression under supervision. Program begins and ends each Friday with opportunities for open studio time, where young people can collaborate and create according to...

AGES: GEARED TO TEENS, ALL AGES WELCOME. Students will learn painting techniques such as blending and color mixing while they produce a hand-bound artist's journal. Students will paint, cut and stitch their journal from recycled cereal boxes. Each journal will be...

Grab a friend and take a spin on the potter’s wheel! If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at pottery, but didn’t want to commit to a regular class schedule this is the class for you. Get a basic introduction...

Displaced: Cairo, An American City
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Mar 15, 2020 - Apr 26, 2020

Displaced: Cairo, An American City

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 15, 2–4pm Displaced: Cairo, An American City investigates and responds to the racial inequities and misguided political/economic policies and their long term impact on Cairo, Illinois, a microcosm of an American city. This project engages viewers as...

AGES: 13+. A focused course on how to make a mug one step at a time. Each week we will cover in depth each step to making a Mug. Form, Foot, Handle and Finish. Great class for beginners, or for experienced...

AGES: 13 +. A focused course on how to make a mug one step at a time. Each week we will cover in depth each step to making a Mug. Form, Foot, Handle and Finish. Great class for beginners, or for...

AGES: 5-12. This is an opportunity for homeschooled children to work in an art studio in a multi-aged group with an artist instructor using various materials and processes such as clay, paint, printmaking, papier-mâché and drawing. No prior art experience is...

Beginning with an overview of the properties of color, color relationships and color interaction, this workshop will include a series of design projects in color with an emphasis on composition and the use of geometric and organic forms. Participants will...

AGES: 15+. Local comic book artist Christian Colbert (Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy) teaches the basics of Sequential art and character design. Learn professional standards, how to avoid common pitfalls, how to build a dynamic cover, and strategies for telling a...

Prerequisite: Must have wheel throwing or handbuilding experience. You'll be making pieces to learn various surface decorate techniques, i.e. wax resist, wax resist etching, carving, underglazing, sgraffito, mishima, slip trailing, and faux majolica. Students will gain access to the FAVA...

Book Lovers: Travel back in time to when books were the most precious (and expensive) item in the house. Learn this beautiful fourth-century Ethiopian Coptic binding method, which uses two needles on a single thread to bind books. We will...

Open to anyone who is interested in learning techniques in hand-building and glaze decoration. Experienced hand-builders welcome. Students will gain access to the FAVA Ceramics Open Studio Program outside of class time for the duration of the course. Please bring an...

Kids' Art Club
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Mar 20, 2020

Kids' Art Club

AGES: Grades K-5. End of the week gathering of young people to explore various means of art expression under supervision. Program begins and ends each Friday with opportunities for open studio time, where young people can collaborate and create according to...

This 3-hour workshop will focus on learning the unique and versatile art of slip casting with clay. This technique will introduce participants to the uses and benefits of creating ceramic objects in multiples. Students will receive guidance on how the...

AGES: 13+. A focused course on how to make a mug one step at a time. Each week we will cover in depth each step to making a Mug. Form, Foot, Handle and Finish. Great class for beginners, or for experienced...

AGES: 13 +. A focused course on how to make a mug one step at a time. Each week we will cover in depth each step to making a Mug. Form, Foot, Handle and Finish. Great class for beginners, or for...

AGES: 5-12. This is an opportunity for homeschooled children to work in an art studio in a multi-aged group with an artist instructor using various materials and processes such as clay, paint, printmaking, papier-mâché and drawing. No prior art experience is...

Beginning with an overview of the properties of color, color relationships and color interaction, this workshop will include a series of design projects in color with an emphasis on composition and the use of geometric and organic forms. Participants will...

Prerequisite: Must have wheel throwing or handbuilding experience. You'll be making pieces to learn various surface decorate techniques, i.e. wax resist, wax resist etching, carving, underglazing, sgraffito, mishima, slip trailing, and faux majolica. Students will gain access to the FAVA...

Book Lovers: Travel back in time to when books were the most precious (and expensive) item in the house. Learn this beautiful fourth-century Ethiopian Coptic binding method, which uses two needles on a single thread to bind books. We will...

Open to anyone who is interested in learning techniques in hand-building and glaze decoration. Experienced hand-builders welcome. Students will gain access to the FAVA Ceramics Open Studio Program outside of class time for the duration of the course. Please bring an...

Kids' Art Club
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Mar 27, 2020

Kids' Art Club

AGES: Grades K-5. End of the week gathering of young people to explore various means of art expression under supervision. Program begins and ends each Friday with opportunities for open studio time, where young people can collaborate and create according to...

AGES: 13+. A focused course on how to make a mug one step at a time. Each week we will cover in depth each step to making a Mug. Form, Foot, Handle and Finish. Great class for beginners, or for experienced...

AGES: 13 +. A focused course on how to make a mug one step at a time. Each week we will cover in depth each step to making a Mug. Form, Foot, Handle and Finish. Great class for beginners, or for...

AGES: 5-12. This is an opportunity for homeschooled children to work in an art studio in a multi-aged group with an artist instructor using various materials and processes such as clay, paint, printmaking, papier-mâché and drawing. No prior art experience is...

Beginning with an overview of the properties of color, color relationships and color interaction, this workshop will include a series of design projects in color with an emphasis on composition and the use of geometric and organic forms. Participants will...

April

Kids' Art Club
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Apr 03, 2020

Kids' Art Club

AGES: Grades K-5. End of the week gathering of young people to explore various means of art expression under supervision. Program begins and ends each Friday with opportunities for open studio time, where young people can collaborate and create according to...

FAVA's Annual Art Auction and Wine Tasting Fundraiser is a great place to purchase amazing original art while supporting FAVA. Proceeds from this event benefit the gallery, education and outreach programs of FAVA, supporting its mission of Changing Lives Through...

Kids' Art Club
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Apr 10, 2020

Kids' Art Club

AGES: Grades K-5. End of the week gathering of young people to explore various means of art expression under supervision. Program begins and ends each Friday with opportunities for open studio time, where young people can collaborate and create according to...

Kids' Art Club
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Apr 17, 2020

Kids' Art Club

AGES: Grades K-5. End of the week gathering of young people to explore various means of art expression under supervision. Program begins and ends each Friday with opportunities for open studio time, where young people can collaborate and create according to...

Kids' Art Club
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Apr 24, 2020

Kids' Art Club

AGES: Grades K-5. End of the week gathering of young people to explore various means of art expression under supervision. Program begins and ends each Friday with opportunities for open studio time, where young people can collaborate and create according to...

May

Artist as Quiltmaker
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May 16, 2020 - Jul 26, 2020

Artist as Quiltmaker

The Artist as Quiltmaker is the second-longest-running art quilt exhibition in the world. FAVA deliberately chooses not to define ‘quilt,’ thereby encouraging both established and emerging artists to submit innovative artwork, pushing boundaries and challenging expectations, whether they use traditional...

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