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Join us for classes, camps and exhibitions! We can't wait to see you!

Join us for classes, camps and exhibitions! We can't wait to see you!

Join us for classes, camps and exhibitions! We can't wait to see you!

Join us for classes, camps and exhibitions! We can't wait to see you!

Join us for classes, camps and exhibitions! We can't wait to see you!

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FAVA
39 South Main Street
Oberlin, Ohio 44074

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

FAVA Fiber Arts Studio Now Open!

We are excited to open a dedicated space for fiber arts education. We look forward to the Fiber Arts Studio being a place where weavers and other students can feel comfortable sharing ideas and techniques with other students and instructors, and progress in their fiber arts skills.  We hope it will be of great benefit in drawing people to create and develop lifelong skills.

Students will have the opportunity to reserve looms to work on projects at their own pace in an open studio setting or enroll in workshops to have fun experiencing something new. Call 440-774-7158 for information on reserving looms.

Scroll down for the current listings of fiber arts workshops.

Updated Mask and Vaccination Policy

As of April 1, 2022, FAVA will no longer require proof of vaccinations for our classes. We are also lifting our mask requirement for vaccinated visitors. We ask that anyone unvaccinated please continue to mask up, but masks are optional for vaccinated visitors to all FAVA spaces. The decision to continue to wear a mask (or not) once someone is vaccinated is deeply personal, so we ask that everyone honor everyone else’s decisions. We will, of course, continue to keep an eye on both national and local health guidance and adjust our policies in the future if necessary.

 

Life Drawing Open Studio

Life Drawing Open Studio

Age: 18+

AGES 18+ OPEN STUDIO IS AVAILABLE AS A BENEFIT OF FAVA MEMBERSHIP FOR CURRENT MEMBERS AGES 18+ CLASS MEETS EACH MONDAY 7:30-9:30 January 15th - TBD Registration is required to attend open studio. This continuously running open studio provides a nude model for participants...

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Schedule a Private Pottery Pop-In

Schedule a Private Pottery Pop-In

Pottery Pop In Ages 15+ Anyone under 15 must be accompanied by an adult as a pair sign up. Email erin@fava.org and schedule your private party today. Minimum 4, Maximum 6 participants. Weekends and evenings available for scheduling. Grab a friend and...

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Camp

Summer Camp June 10-14

Summer Camp June 10-14

Age: Grade School

Summer Camp 1: June 10-148:30am-3:30pm Special Guests: To be announced soon! Ages 6-12Campers must have already been through kindergarten to attend regular camp. If you have a pre-k aged child interested in camp, check out our Pre-K camp! Welcome campers to this...

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NEW! Half-Day Summer Camp July 8-12

NEW! Half-Day Summer Camp July 8-12

Age: Grade School

Summer Camp 1: July 8-12 8:30am-12:00 Special Guests: To be announced soon! Ages 6-12 Campers must have already been through kindergarten to attend regular camp. If you have a pre-k aged child interested in camp, check out our Pre-K camp! Welcome campers to this...

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Pre-K Summer Camp July 16-18

Pre-K Summer Camp July 16-18

Age: Preschool

Pre-K Summer Camp July 16-18 Special Guests: To be announced soon! Ages 3-5 Welcome campers to this 3-day art adventure for ages 3-5. This is a new camp to accommodate some of FAVA's younger students! It is a three day, half day camp...

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Summer Camp July 29-August 2

Summer Camp July 29-August 2

Age: Grade School

Summer Camp: July 29-August 2 8:30am-3:30pm Special Guests: To be announced soon! Ages 6-12 Campers must have already been through kindergarten to attend regular camp. If you have a pre-k aged child interested in camp, check out our Pre-K camp! Welcome campers to this five-day...

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Summer Camp August 19-23

Summer Camp August 19-23

Summer Camp: August 19-23 8:30am-3:30pm Special Guests: To be announced soon! Ages 6-12Campers must have already been through kindergarten to attend regular camp. If you have a pre-k aged child interested in camp, check out our Pre-K camp! Welcome campers to this five-day art...

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Classes

Clay Plants & Animals

Clay Plants & Animals

Clay Plants and Animals Ages 8+ Saturdays June 8-July 20 (Skip June 22), 1-3pm. Six classes. You don't have a green thumb, but love plants? Make plants that will live forever or a blooming flower that never wilts. A dragon...

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Basic Photography

Basic Photography

Basic PhotographyMondays June 17-July 22 6-8pmAges 18+ (Ages 14-17 accepted with parent or guardian present) Did you get a new camera? When you opened the box and saw all those dials and knobs were you confused? Or do you have a...

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Beginner Drawing for Kids

Beginner Drawing for Kids

Beginner Drawing for Kids Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm June 25-July 30 (No class July 9). Ages 5-8This fun class will teach some fundamentals of drawing while encouraging creativity! Students will learn how to create perspective, use shading, create a flip book, and more. Projects...

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Inspired Artists (Ages 8-12)

Inspired Artists (Ages 8-12)

Inspired Artists Ages 8-12 Tuesdays 5:45-6:45 June 25-July 30 (No class July 9) Tap into your imagination and unique creative flow with projects that inspire students to let their inner artist shine. We will explore our own inspirations and gather inspiration from the...

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Introduction to Oil Painting

Introduction to Oil Painting

Introduction to Oil Painting 6-8pm July 11-August 15 (6 weeks) This class will teach introductory oil painting methods. Students will learn about various oil painting techniques, including underpainting, alla prima, impasto, glazing, etc. Projects will include both still life and portraiture, in order...

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Drawing Portraiture (Beginners Welcome)

Drawing Portraiture (Beginners Welcome)

Drawing Portraiture (Beginners Welcome) Ages 16+ Saturdays July 13-August 102-4pm Students would be guided through portraiture and self portraiture over the course of this class. Students will be instructed on how to draw faces from life, self portraits and more. By the...

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Beginning Ceramic Wheel Throwing

Beginning Ceramic Wheel Throwing

Beginning Ceramic Wheel Throwing Ages 14+ September 4-October 9 5:30pm-7:30pm This class is dedicated to the basic 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 polish their...

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Ceramics Surface Decoration

Ceramics Surface Decoration

Ceramics Surface Decoration This is an intermediate class, but beginners with some ceramics experience are welcome. You will be making tiles and simple hand-built forms to learn various surface decoration techniques. These include how to add wax resist decoration, wax resist etching,...

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Ceramic Handbuilding

Ceramic Handbuilding

Ceramic Hand Building (All Levels Welcome) Wednesdays November 13, 20, skip 27, December 4, 11. 5:30-7:30pm Ages 14+ Beginners and Intermediate students are welcome. We will meet you where your skill level is and add additional challenges for more advanced students. An introductory course...

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Drop-In

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall PreventionJanuary 10 – End of May 202410am-11am on Wednesdays Donation based class. Please register online if you plan on attending this class so we can have your contact information for any messages or cancellations relating...

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Qi Gong Tai Chi

Qi Gong Tai Chi

Chinese Qi Gong Tai Chi Practice January 12-End of May 10am-11am Fridays This is a donation based class, please bring a cash or check donation. Qigong (Chi Kung) is one of the world’s premier health treasures – and best kept secret. For thousands...

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Workshop

Inkle Weaving 101

Inkle Weaving 101

Inkle Weaving 101 Ages 12+ June 1, 10am-2pmInkle weaving is done on a simple one sided loom that sets up quickly. You can easily make bands for all sorts of uses, guitar straps, hat bands, purse straps, clothing trim and...

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Pinch Pot Pets

Pinch Pot Pets

Pinch Pot Pets Saturday June 1 from 1-4pm Ages 8+ Learn the art of clay pinch pots and let your imagination run wild. Your sister is allergic to cats? Make your own cat Your parents won’t let you have guinea pigs?...

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Open Pottery Pop In 6/3

Open Pottery Pop In 6/3

Open Pottery Pop In This pop in is open to anyone ages 14+ (Ages 8-13 must be accompanied by a parent) Monday June 3 5:30-7:30 $40 x person Grab a friend and take a spin on the potter’s wheel! If you’ve ever wanted to try your...

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Ceramic Flower Making

Ceramic Flower Making

Ceramic Flower Making June 5 5:30-7:30 Always wanted to make flowers? Come to this pop-in and learn how! We will be discussing how to make several different flowers using hand building techniques. We will also discuss how to combine them with thrown...

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Paper-Making Basics: Mould and Deckle and Paper Painting

Paper-Making Basics: Mould and Deckle and Paper Painting

Class name: Paper-Making Basics: Mould and Deckle and Paper Painting Ages 14+ Saturday June 15th 12-4 Course Description: We have all experienced the sadness of throwing away perfectly usable paper scraps. Perhaps you’ve got them stashed away in a drawer because you swear...

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Kids Ceramic Coil-Building Workshop

Kids Ceramic Coil-Building Workshop

Kids Ceramic Coil-Building Workshop Wednesday June 19th 5:30-7:30 For ages 8-14 In this two-hour introductory workshop, we will be creating coil built pots that will be glazed and fired for a later pick up date. Come dive hands first into the tactile clay,...

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Introduction to Tapestry

Introduction to Tapestry

Introduction to Tapestry Friday June 21, 2024 5 pm to 7 pm and Saturday June 22, 2024 9 am to 1 pm. Learn the basics of tapestry on a sturdy school copper pipe loom. With...

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Clay Spoon and Utensil Making

Clay Spoon and Utensil Making

Clay Spoon and Utensil Making Workshop For adults and kids ages 10+ Monday July 1 5:30-7:30pm Beginners welcome! In this two hour class, we will learn how to make clay spoons and other utensils that can be decorative or used for cooking, serving,...

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Clay Bead Making

Clay Bead Making

Clay Bead Making Monday July 22 5:30-7:30 For adults and kids ages 8+ Beginners welcome! In this two hour class, we will learn how to make ceramic beads that can be used for jewelry making after they are fired. We will create the...

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Intro to Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving

Intro to Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving

Introduction to Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving. Friday September 6th from 5pm to 7pm AND Saturday September 7 1pm-4pm. Ages 12+ A rigid heddle loom is a great way to start weaving. They are simpler to warp than a four harness floor loom, and...

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Clay Ornaments for Kids

Clay Ornaments for Kids

Clay Ornaments for Kids December 2, 5:30-7:30pmAGES 5+ A one-day ceramics workshop for kids (or adults!). Sign just your child up, or sign a parent and child up as a pair. This workshop will use hand building techniques including slabs to...

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