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39 South Main Street
Oberlin, Ohio 44074

Phone: (440) 774-7158
Fax: (440) 775-1107

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A discount of 25% off the tuition for additional children in the same family will be applied to Youth Classes if registration is received at least one month prior to class start date. 

Classes

Art for Homeschoolers

Art for Homeschoolers

Age: Grade School

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...

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Kids' Art Club

Kids' Art Club

Age: Grade School

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...

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Creative Teen Pottery

Creative Teen Pottery

Age: Teen

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...

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Intermediate/Advanced Pottery

Intermediate/Advanced Pottery

Age: 18+

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...

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Color Theory and Design

Color Theory and Design

Age: 18+

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...

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Parent/Child Papier Mâché

Parent/Child Papier Mâché

Age: All Ages

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...

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Comic Book Illustration

Comic Book Illustration

Age: 18+

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...

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Ceramics Intensive: Surface Design

Ceramics Intensive: Surface Design

Age: 18+

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...

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The Art of the Book: Coptic Binding

The Art of the Book: Coptic Binding

Age: 18+

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...

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Ceramics: Hand-building (Mar)

Ceramics: Hand-building (Mar)

Age: 18+

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...

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Make-a-mug Monday (Mar - afternoon)

Make-a-mug Monday (Mar - afternoon)

Age: 18+

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...

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Make-a-mug Monday (Mar - evening)

Make-a-mug Monday (Mar - evening)

Age: 18+

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...

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Workshop

Oil Painting Workshop: Winter Landscapes

Oil Painting Workshop: Winter Landscapes

Age: 18+

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...

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Pottery: Sip and Spin (Feb 1)

Pottery: Sip and Spin (Feb 1)

Age: 18+

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...

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Pottery: Sip and Spin (Feb 8)

Pottery: Sip and Spin (Feb 8)

Age: 18+

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...

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Intro to Slip Casting Mini Session (Feb 15)

Age: 18+

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...

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Spring Porcelain Egg Decorating Workshop (morning)

Spring Porcelain Egg Decorating Workshop (morning)

Age: All Ages

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)

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Painter's Journal Workshop

Painter's Journal Workshop

Age: Teen

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...

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Spring Porcelain Egg Decorating Workshop (afternoon)

Spring Porcelain Egg Decorating Workshop (afternoon)

Age: All Ages

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)

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Pottery: Sip and Spin (Mar 7)

Pottery: Sip and Spin (Mar 7)

Age: 18+

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...

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Pottery: Sip and Spin (Mar 14)

Pottery: Sip and Spin (Mar 14)

Age: 18+

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...

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Intro to Slip Casting Mini Session (Mar 21)

Age: 18+

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...

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