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39 South Main Street
Oberlin, Ohio 44074

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

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Spring

Register Now for Spring Classes

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. 


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 aftercare program available. 

Camp Weeks

June 8–12

July 13–17

August 17–21

Summer camp registration will open on March 30!

Classes

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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Intermediate Chinese Ink Brush Painting

Intermediate Chinese Ink Brush Painting

Age: 18+

AGES: 18+ In this intermediate class, we will continue to explore a variety of Chinese calligraphy fundamentals of ink brush painting techniques. Students will learn how Chinese character writing is cohesively connected to the painting style in Asian art and how...

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Ceramics: Hand-Building (April)

Ceramics: Hand-Building (April)

Age: 18+

Open to anyone who is interested in learning various 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...

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Chinese Calligraphy for Beginners

Chinese Calligraphy for Beginners

Age: 18+

AGES: 16+ No Class May 23. In this unique class for beginners, students will learn fundamental Chinese calligraphy through hands-on and weekly practice. The class focus will be learning the Kai ti style of calligraphy. It is particularly beneficial for Chinese language...

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Stained Glass for Beginners

Stained Glass for Beginners

Age: 18+

AGES: 14+ (no class April 12 and May 10) Students will learn how to make a stained-glass window in a design of their choice. No prior experience necessary. Students will receive hands-on training in basic skills and the copper foil technique....

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 Intermediate Stained Glass

Intermediate Stained Glass

Age: 18+

AGES 16+ (no class April 12 and May 10) Pre-requisite: Stained Glass for Beginners or prior experience in glass cutting. This class is designed for students who want to improve their stained-glass craft skills. Students will learn how to draw a small panel...

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Black & White Film Basics

Black & White Film Basics

Age: 18+

AGES 18+ (No class May 25) This course offers a return to the art of black and white film photography. Students will learn how to shoot black and white film and work in the FAVA Photo Darkroom to process their film to...

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Art for Homeschoolers (Spring)

Art for Homeschoolers (Spring)

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...

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Art I

Art I

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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Parade Puppets

Parade Puppets

Age: All Ages

ALL AGES (1 adult + child: additional child same family $20) Try your hand at making big papier-mâché stick puppets for the Big Parade in downtown Oberlin on May 2nd. No previous experience is necessary, but a willingness to get one's hands...

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Homeschool Clay for Kids

Homeschool Clay for Kids

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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Creative Surprises in Drawing

Creative Surprises in Drawing

Age: 18+

In this class, we will explore 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 mistakes. There are no...

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Beginners Photography

Beginners Photography

Age: 18+

AGES: 18+ (younger students if accompanied by parent/guardian) This basic photography class is designed for anyone who just bought their first camera or someone who has had a camera for a while and would like to get back into photography. It...

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Jewelry Design & Construction

Jewelry Design & Construction

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...

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Pottery: Basic Wheel Throwing for Kids

Pottery: Basic Wheel Throwing for Kids

Age: Tween

AGES 8-14 SUGGESTED Individual Instruction: Saturdays April 11 & 18 Call to schedule individual sessions. In this class, students will get one-on-one instruction on how to throw on the potter’s wheel. Students will learn the basics of using the potter’s wheel...

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Drawing with Charcoal:  The Basics & Beyond

Drawing with Charcoal: The Basics & Beyond

Age: 18+

Ages: Beginner to Intermediate (teens welcome) (No class May 23) Proportion, movement, anatomy, quality of line, shading and drawing techniques will be explored in this course. Students will learn how to create soft tones, blends and fades. The instructor will also go...

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Studio Art: Painting

Studio Art: Painting

Age: Tween

AGES 8-14. (no class May 22) In this painting intensive course, young artists will learn the foundational skills of painting, beginning with stretching and priming their own canvases. Students will prepare and paint a wood panel with egg-tempera paint. The final...

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Sewing Clay

Age: 18+

AGES 13+. In this 4-week class students will learn to utilize textiles and sewing surfaces and techniques as tools and inspiration for making creative surface designs in clay. Some experience with clay is required. Please bring an apron or large towels.

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Intro to Cartooning

Intro to Cartooning

Age: Teen

AGES: 10-16 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 various tools...

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Watercolors 101

Watercolors 101

Age: Tween

AGES: 6-10 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 of a color,...

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Workshop

Spring Porcelain Egg Decorating Workshop (morning)

Spring Porcelain Egg Decorating Workshop (morning)

Age: All Ages

ALL AGES: (13 AND UNDER ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT). Register by February 29 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). Register by February 29 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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Original Block Print Fabric

Original Block Print Fabric

Age: 18+

AGES: 13+ (sharp tools used) Learn how to carve your own print block design and then use that block to print your own fabric. We'll talk about repetition and pattern (as applied to surface design) and practice printmaking to learn how...

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Story Quilt Placemat

Story Quilt Placemat

Age: 18+

AGES: ADULT (13+ welcome if accompanied by parent) Every quilt, like anything else that’s handmade, has a story, but the relationship between stories and quilts has always been particularly strong. Sometimes a quilt can represent more of a personal story—a reminder...

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