FAVA donate

FAVA
39 South Main Street
Oberlin, Ohio 44074

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

If you are interested in booking a Girl Scout merit badge workshop, please click here

Fall.fbcover

Register Now for Fall 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. 

Classes

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.

more info

Intermediate Pottery (Nov)

Intermediate Pottery (Nov)

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...

more info

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...

more info

Clay for Kids

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...

more info

Make-a-mug Monday (afternoon)

Make-a-mug Monday (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...

more info

Make-a-mug Monday (evening)

Make-a-mug Monday (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 experienced...

more info

Ceramics: Hand-building (Jan)

Ceramics: Hand-building (Jan)

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...

more info

Art II for Adults (afternoon session)

Art II for Adults (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 the instructor will be present to help and...

more info

Art II for Adults (evening session)

Art II for Adults (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 the instructor will be present to help and...

more info

Beginning Pottery

Beginning Pottery

Age: 18+

This class is dedicated to the fundamental skills of throwing on the wheel. By the end of this eight session course, you will learn how to make bowls, mugs and vases. It is also open to those who have some...

more info

Chinese Ink Brush Technique

Chinese Ink Brush Technique

Age: 18+

In this unique class we will explore a variety of Chinese calligraphy fundamentals and introductory level of ink brush painting styles through hands-on and weekly practice, discussion and reflection. The class is open to beginner and intermediate students. It is...

more info

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...

more info

Beginning Stained Glass

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...

more info

Teen Sketching

Teen Sketching

Age: Teen

AGES: 13-17. Develop your drawing skills as you learn to capture the world around you in expressive compositions

more info

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...

more info

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...

more info

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...

more info

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...

more info

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...

more info

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...

more info

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...

more info

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...

more info

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...

more info

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...

more info

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...

more info

Make-a-mug Monday (afternoon)

Make-a-mug Monday (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...

more info

Make-a-mug Monday (evening)

Make-a-mug Monday (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...

more info

Workshop

Beginning/Intermediate Printmaking:  Holiday Cards

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.

more info

Holiday Porcelain Ornament Painting (morning)

Age: All Ages

ALL AGES (13 AND UNDER ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT). Looking for a unique way to celebrate this holiday season? Want to create a beautiful porcelain handmade gift or decoration you can cherish forever? FAVA’s holiday ornament painting class offers the perfect...

more info

Holiday Porcelain Ornament Painting (afternoon)

Age: All Ages

ALL AGES (13 AND UNDER ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT). Looking for a unique way to celebrate this holiday season? Want to create a beautiful porcelain handmade gift or decoration you can cherish forever? FAVA’s holiday ornament painting class offers the perfect...

more info

Block Print Wrapping Paper

Block Print Wrapping Paper

Age: All Ages

AGES: 13+ (sharp tools used). Carve your own print block and use it to print sheets of original wrapping paper. Water soluble inks can be mixed to create interesting colors and layered images can be created using several block designs together....

more info

Family Workshop: Block Print Wrapping Paper

Family Workshop: Block Print Wrapping Paper

Age: All Ages

ALL AGES: (UNDER 13 ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT). Younger students (with parent help) can create original wrapping paper designs using provided print blocks and inks. Instructor will demonstrate basic print and layering techniques then students can explore and create. Great holiday...

more info

Pottery: Sip and Spin (Jan 4)

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...

more info

Calligraphy Workshop

Calligraphy Workshop

Age: 18+

In this workshop, you will be introduced to the elegant art of calligraphy. Students will be instructed on how to hold the pen and basic calligraphy marks during the first workshop session and will be asked to practice during the...

more info

Freestyle Weaving Workshop (Jan 11 & 12)

Freestyle Weaving Workshop (Jan 11 & 12)

Age: 18+

AGES: 13+. January 11 & 12, Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 1-5pm Introducing a “Freestyle” form of weaving for all ages and levels of weaving skills. No experience necessary! This workshop will start with the loom dressed to weave! All you have to do is come...

more info

Original Block Print Fabric

Original Block Print Fabric

Age: All Ages

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...

more info

Pottery: Sip and Spin (Jan 11)

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...

more info

Freestyle Weaving Workshop (Jan 18 & 19)

Freestyle Weaving Workshop (Jan 18 & 19)

Age: 18+

AGES: 13+. January 18 & 19, Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 1-5pm Introducing a “Freestyle” form of weaving for all ages and levels of weaving skills. No experience necessary! This workshop will start with the loom dressed to weave! All you have to do is come...

more info

Crochet Basics Workshop

Crochet Basics Workshop

Age: 18+

AGES: 16+. Join us for a one-day workshop as we begin a simple dishcloth! Learn the basic crochet stitches needed to complete your dishcloth. We will also cover how to read a skein band, read a crochet pattern, and the multitude...

more info

Intro to Slip Casting Mini Session (Jan 18)

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...

more info

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...

more info

Teen Workshop: Mixed Media Self-Portraits

Age: Teen

AGES: 13-18. Teens are invited to explore the art of the self-portrait through a variety of mediums, focusing on collage with elements of painting, drawing, and printmaking. These art forms will come together to create cohesive mixed media artworks that express...

more info

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...

more info

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...

more info

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...

more info

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)

more info

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...

more info

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)

more info

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...

more info

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...

more info

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...

more info

sign up

Photo Gallery

1 of 22