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39 South Main Street
Oberlin, Ohio 44074

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

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Coming Soon! 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 artistic 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 will open on Monday, April 1.

Camp weeks:  

June 10-14 Art Soup! Art creation 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 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.


Camp

Summer Art Camp (June 10-14)

Summer Art Camp (June 10-14)

Age: Grade School

JUNE CAMP WEEK - ART SOUP! AGES 5-12/GRADES K-5 Join in a week-long creative art adventure with many of your favorite FAVA art instructors. Staff and counselors will engage students in a wide variety of artistic media. Art, friends, and fun... the...

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Aftercare - June Summer Camp (June 10-14)

Aftercare - June Summer Camp (June 10-14)

Age: Grade School

AFTERCARE FOR JUNE SUMMER CAMP (June 10-14) 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 June...

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Summer Art Camp (July 15-19)

Summer Art Camp (July 15-19)

Age: Grade School

JULY CAMP WEEK - Co-sponsored by Allen Memorial Art Museum AGES 5-12/GRADES K-5 FAVA and the Allen Memorial Art Museum will co-sponsor this week long camp of artful fun! Art sessions instructed by AMAM staff along with the opportunity for campers to...

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Aftercare - July Summer Camp (July15-19)

Aftercare - July Summer Camp (July15-19)

Age: Grade School

AFTERCARE FOR JULY SUMMER CAMP (July 15-19) 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 July...

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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

Art II for Adults

Art II for Adults

Age: 18+

This class is designed for the Art I student who wishes to expand their skills. It is an open studio concept where you can revisit art works that need completion or do a completely new project. If you have no...

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Art for Homeschoolers - Spring Session

Art for Homeschoolers - Spring Session

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 mache and drawing. No prior art...

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Beginning Wheel Throwing  (evening)

Beginning Wheel Throwing (evening)

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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Intermediate Watercolor

Intermediate Watercolor

Age: 18+

AGES: 16+. Watercolor is a wonderful and amazing medium to work in, but it can be challenging. The fundamental concepts of watercolor will be covered. Strong emphasis will be placed on the importance of the pre-planning stage, such as tonal...

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Jewelry Design & Construction (Spring)

Jewelry Design & Construction (Spring)

Age: 18+

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 learn and practice—including a pair of earrings, a ring, and a pendant....

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After School Art Club - Spring Session

After School Art Club - Spring Session

Age: Grade School

GRADES: K - 2. 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...

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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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Pottery:  Handbuilding (Spring)

Pottery: Handbuilding (Spring)

Age: 18+

Open to anyone who is interested in learning techniques in hand-building and glaze decoration. Experienced hand-builders welcome.

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Beginning Wheel Throwing for TEENS (Spring)

Beginning Wheel Throwing for TEENS (Spring)

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....

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Intermediate/Advanced Pottery (Spring)

Intermediate/Advanced Pottery (Spring)

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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Beginning Pottery (Summer session)

Beginning Pottery (Summer session)

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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Clay for Kids (June)

Clay for Kids (June)

Age: Grade School

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

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Pottery:  Handbuilding (Summer)

Pottery: Handbuilding (Summer)

Age: 18+

Open to anyone who is interested in learning techniques in hand-building and glaze decoration. Experienced hand-builders welcome.

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Intro to Cartooning

Intro to Cartooning

Age: Tween

AGES: 10-16 years old. In this beginner's class, we will explore the wide world of cartoons. We will study various types of cartoons, learn about different drawing techniques, how to write more effective jokes, and even panel layout. We will try...

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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 the young, with stress placed on sketching ideas out and learning techniques. In week one students will learn about clay, getting a feel for the medium...

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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 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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Workshop

Weave Your Own Rag Rug  (May)

Weave Your Own Rag Rug (May)

Age: 18+

AGES: 16+. Two-week sessions May 1- May 15 or May 16-30. An opportunity to just weave your own rug! No experience necessary, just the interest in trying the weaving process without doing all the work of dressing the loom. The rug loom, a...

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Plein Air Painting & Drawing

Plein Air Painting & Drawing

Age: 18+

For this workshop, we will be focusing on the great outdoors! All levels of artists are welcome to come and practice the traditional technique of en plein air painting and drawing. Students can choose their medium of choice, either drawing...

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Beginning Turkish Spindle

Beginning Turkish Spindle

Age: Teen

AGES: 12+. Students will receive a basic understanding of spinning fiber into yarn using a Turkish drop spindle. The drop spindle in various forms is present in almost every culture and is still widely used today. Yarn made on a drop...

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Beginning Tapestry Weaving

Beginning Tapestry Weaving

Age: 18+

AGES: 15+. Friday June 28: 6:00 - 8:00pm Saturday June 29: 10:00am - 3:00pm Student will learn basic tapestry weaving techniques, how to warp a small loom, several finishing techniques, and the many uses for these woven items. This will be an introduction...

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Drop Spindle: Plant Fibers

Drop Spindle: Plant Fibers

Age: 18+

AGES: 15+ Students will receive a basic understanding of plant-based fiber and spinning it into yarn using a mini Turkish drop spindle. The drop spindle in various forms is present in almost every culture and is still widely used today. Yarn...

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Warping Front to Back

Warping Front to Back

Age: 18+

Ages: 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...

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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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