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FAVA
39 South Main Street
Oberlin, Ohio 44074

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

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FAVA Summer Camp

Unleash your imagination and develop your creativity at art camp this summer! Students (ages 5-12/grades K-5) will engage in a wide variety of creative media. Campers will get to work with different artist instructors throughout the week. Each week of camp is different from the rest! Need-based scholarships and after-care program available. Camp registration is now open!

Camp weeks:  

June 10-14 Art Soup! Create art with many of your favorite FAVA instructors.

July 15-19 Co-sponsored by the Allen Memorial Art Museum. Art instruction by AMAM staff and a tour of the museum will be included in this week's camp.

August 19-23 Neos Center for Dance will partner with FAVA and will lead some unique sessions combining dance with visual art.

Camp Schedule:

8:30-9:30am arrival time

9:30am-4:00pm regular camp hours

4:00-5:30pm aftercare (additional fee)

Camp tuition:  $230 non-members, $200 for FAVA members

Aftercare:  $45 per week for first child, $15 for each additional child in family. No single day rate.

Camp

Summer Art Camp (August 19-23)

Summer Art Camp (August 19-23)

Age: Grade School

AUGUST CAMP WEEK - Partnership with Neos Center for Dance AGES 5-12/GRADES K-5 The August camp week will feature Neos Center for Dance who will lead some unique sessions inspiring visual art through dance. Creative projects with FAVA instructors will round out...

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Aftercare - August Summer Camp (August 19-23)

Aftercare - August Summer Camp (August 19-23)

Age: Grade School

AFTERCARE FOR AUGUST SUMMER CAMP (August 19-23) AGES: 5-12, GRADES K-5. The aftercare program is available to campers after the regular camp day ends. Aftercare hours are 4:00-5:30pm and is an open studio concept. Your child must be registered for the August...

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Classes

Clay for Kids (July)

Clay for Kids (July)

Age: Grade School

AGES: 8-12 years old. Four-day exploration of hand building techniques and glazing for beginners and youth, with stress placed on sketching ideas out and learning techniques. In week one students will learn about clay, getting a feel for the medium and...

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Watercolors 101

Watercolors 101

Age: Grade School

AGES : 6-10 years old. A beginner's class for children who want to learn all about the wonderful world of watercolor painting! We will explore watercolors and the various techniques used by painters. We will learn how to adjust the shade...

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Beginning Drawing

Beginning Drawing

Age: 18+

AGES 16+ This class will introduce students to basic drawing skills, techniques, and media. The focus will be on drawing from observation and enjoying the process! Learn to translate what you see through the language of drawing. No experience necessary. If...

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Beginning Wheel Throwing for TEENS (Summer)

Beginning Wheel Throwing for TEENS (Summer)

Age: Teen

AGES: 13-17. This class is dedicated to learning the fundamentals of throwing on the potter’s wheel. Students will focus on centering and pulling up even walls while creating mugs, flat bottom bowls, and cylinders. Instruction given on basic glazing techniques. The class...

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Intermediate/Advanced Pottery (Summer)

Intermediate/Advanced Pottery (Summer)

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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Art I for Adults (afternoon session)

Art I for Adults (afternoon session)

Age: 18+

AGES: 15+ This class is modeled from the nationally recognized Oberlin High School Art program. Basic skills in drawing using a variety of media will be explored. This is for the student who wishes to recharge old skills, or for the...

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Art I for Adults (evening session)

Art I for Adults (evening session)

Age: 18+

AGES: 15+ This class is modeled from the nationally recognized Oberlin High School Art program. Basic skills in drawing using a variety of media will be explored. This is for the student who wishes to recharge old skills, or for the...

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Beginning Pottery (Fall)

Beginning Pottery (Fall)

Age: 18+

This class is dedicated to the fundamental skills of throwing on the wheel. It is also open to those who have some experience on the potter’s wheel and would like to refine their basic skills. Students will gain access to...

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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 mâchéand drawing. No prior art experience...

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Portraiture in Watercolor

Age: 18+

AGES:15+ Students will learn some basic steps/approaches, processes and techniques of painting the portrait in watercolor. Students will study and learn how to see their subjects in terms of spatial relationships, application and tonality with the aim toward establishing an expressive...

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Chinese Ink Brush Technique

Chinese Ink Brush Technique

Age: 18+

In this unique class we will explore a variety of Chinese calligraphy fundamentals and intro level of ink brush painting styles through hands-on and weekly practice, discussion and reflection. The class is open to all levels from beginner to advanced....

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Jewelry Design & Construction

Jewelry Design & Construction

Age: 18+

+$20 supply fee (new students only - due on first day of class) New students will begin by learning the basic skills in jewelry design and construction. Wire-bending, soldering, and finishing techniques will be included. Various projects will be explored to...

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Kids' Art Club

Kids' Art Club

Age: Grade School

Ages: 5–12 (no class November 29) End the week with a bang! This class will guide young artists on an exploration of various art experiences. Students will engage with a wide variety of artistic media through projects in painting, printmaking, sculpture,...

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Creative Surprises in Drawing

Creative Surprises in Drawing

Age: 18+

In this class we will explore 2-dimensional art. Simply put, drawing. We'll explore the use of any tool, any medium for many results and use techniques old and new. There is no right or wrong way and there are no...

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 Preschool Art

Preschool Art

Age: Preschool

AGES: 3–4 (5 if pre-K) + Parent. Preschool age children, along with a parent, grandparent, or caregiver, will enjoy exploring various art techniques and materials. They will be introduced to painting, printmaking, collage, and sculpture projects, and hone their skills using...

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Ceramics: Hand-building (Oct)

Ceramics: Hand-building (Oct)

Age: 18+

Open to anyone who is interested in learning techniques in hand-building and glaze decoration. Experienced hand-builders welcome. Please bring an apron or large towels and a small notebook.

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Fabric Craft Workshop

Age: Teen

Ages: 12–17 October 19 & 26, November 2 & 16 (no class Nov 9) Students will learn to use various techniques such as dying, embroidery, and appliqué to decorate and sew a tote bag. They will also be able to use the...

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Clay for Kids (Oct)

Clay for Kids (Oct)

Age: Grade School

Ages: 5–12 Four-day exploration of hand building techniques and glazing for beginners and youth, with stress placed on sketching ideas out and learning techniques. In week one, students will learn about clay, getting a feel for the medium and making a...

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Ceramics: Hand-building (Nov)

Ceramics: Hand-building (Nov)

Age: 18+

Open to anyone who is interested in learning techniques in hand-building and glaze decoration. Experienced hand-builders welcome. Please bring an apron or large towels and a small notebook.

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Intermediate Pottery

Intermediate 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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Art Lab for Toddlers: Parent & Child Art Workshops

Art Lab for Toddlers: Parent & Child Art Workshops

Age: Preschool

Ages: 3–4 (5 if pre-K) + Parent Children along with parents will mix, glue, stack, and play with materials. This class encourages hands on play, sensory exposure and exploration. Bring your cameras, this class will result in more process art than...

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Clay for Kids (Nov)

Clay for Kids (Nov)

Age: Grade School

Ages: 5–12 Four-day exploration of hand building techniques and glazing for beginners and youth, with stress placed on sketching ideas out and learning techniques. In week one, students will learn about clay, getting a feel for the medium and making a...

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Art II for Adults (Winter - afternoon session)

Art II for Adults (Winter - afternoon session)

Age: 18+

This class is designed for the Art I student who wishes to expand his/her skills. It is more of an open studio concept where you will work on your own project, and I will be present to help and advise...

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Art II for Adults (Winter -evening session)

Art II for Adults (Winter -evening session)

Age: 18+

This class is designed for the Art I student who wishes to expand his/her skills. It is more of an open studio concept where you will work on your own project, and I will be present to help and advise...

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Workshop

Warping Front to Back

Warping Front to Back

Age: 18+

July 26-July 28 Friday 6–8pm. Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm (Open weave July 30–August 1, 11am-5pm) One of the best tools a weaver can have is choices. Knowing how to do things in multiple ways to accommodate different fibers, equipment and projects opens up...

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Encaustic Painting: Charcoal & Oil Pastel Surfaces

Encaustic Painting: Charcoal & Oil Pastel Surfaces

Age: 18+

August 10 & August 11 Saturday 10:00am–4:30pm, Sunday 1:00–4:00pm In this two-day encaustic workshop, you will be guided through developing quick, smeary, fun charcoal drawings from a subject, with the goal of improving your eye and your understanding of the elements of...

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Double Weave Workshop

Double Weave Workshop

Age: 18+

August 10 & 11 (workshop) Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm August 12-16 (open studio) 11am-5pm Learn to easily weave two layers of cloth on a 4-shaft loom in a variety of techniques: tube, side opening, center opening, double wide, pocket, stuffed or not....

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Beginning Stained Glass

Age: 18+

AGES: 14+ Learn the basic skills of stained glass and complete your first panel. All the tools and machinery will be supplied. There will be several designs to choose from or you can draw your own design if you choose to. Students...

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Beginning Printmaking Without a Press

Age: 18+

AGES: 16+ Explore various hand printing techniques by using relief and raised image printing, including stamping, rubbing, rolling, offsetting and masking. Students will have time to try two or more of these processes.

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Beginning/Intermediate Printmaking: Holiday Cards

Age: 18+

AGES: 16+ This workshop will explore hand printing techniques, collage and mixed media. The focus will be on making holiday cards. Information will be provided on scanning the final image for reproducing quantities of greeting cards.

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