UPDATED MASK POLICY

Masks are required for all visitors to FAVA including class & camp participants and gallery visitors.

Masks are required for all visitors to FAVA including class & camp participants and gallery visitors.

Masks are required for all visitors to FAVA including class & camp participants and gallery visitors.

Masks are required for all visitors to FAVA including class & camp participants and gallery visitors.

Masks are required for all visitors to FAVA including class & camp participants and gallery visitors.

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FAVA
39 South Main Street
Oberlin, Ohio 44074

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

Socially Distant Art for All

Current online class being offered is Acrylic Painting with instructor Jean Kondo Weigl. Visit favagallery.org/classes to register. 

Meet FAVA artist/instructors and guest artists from Northeast Ohio through studio tours, artist talks, and what they are creating during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about upcoming FAVA exhibits like the Artist as Quiltmaker. We're looking forward to seeing you all in the FAVA galleries and studios on the other side of COVID-19.

Find it here. Art-At-Home

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 Sept 12-Dec 5 Registration is required to attend open studio. This continuously running open studio provides a nude model for participants to...

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Classes

How to Draw

How to Draw

Age: 18+

Ages 18+ Tuesdays 6-7:30pmOct 4-November 8 Course Description: Learn how to beautifully and sketch effortlessly, just like the professionals. How to Draw helps artists put theory into practice, addressing a wide range of topics. Each lesson guides artists on their individual journeys...

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Portraiture in Watercolor

Portraiture in Watercolor

AGES 16+ 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...

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Ready Set Art for Preschoolers (October)

Ready Set Art for Preschoolers (October)

Age: Preschool

AGES 3-5 (pre-k) October 10-November 7 (Oct 31 class cancelled for Halloween) 7An introduction to arts and crafts. The goal is to have fun while inspiring a love for art exploration! Look around and you will find all kinds of things...

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Creative Drawing for Teens/Tweens (Fall)

Creative Drawing for Teens/Tweens (Fall)

Ages 12-18 In this class, we will draw from the real world, draw from photographs, copy the masters & use our imagination to achieve the exceptional. There is no right or wrong, no magic trick or special talent needed, only the...

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Glass Mosaic

Glass Mosaic

Students will be applying and arranging mosaic tiles of varying colors and shades, using glue, to a 12”x12” pre-designed (by the student) backer board. After these have dried, students will learn how to apply grout to the mosaic surface as...

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Acrylic Painting (Online in Oct.)

Acrylic Painting (Online in Oct.)

Age: 18+

Acrylic Painting Online. Oct. 19 – Dec. 14 (no class on Nov. 23, the day before Thanksgiving). (8 sessions) Wednesdays 4:00–5:30pm. $205 /$187 for FAVA members This class will address various aspects of the painting process, including drawing, color theory, technique and composition. ...

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Ceramic Handbuilding (All Levels)

Ceramic Handbuilding (All Levels)

Ceramic Hand Building (All Levels Welcome) Wednesdays October 26-November 24. 6-8pm $135/$122 Ages 15+ A beginning course in ceramic hand-building including coil building, slab rolling, building, pinching and other techniques. The class will utilize hand building techniques to build a variety of forms including...

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Painted, Sculpted and Drawn Portraits (6-8th graders)

Painted, Sculpted and Drawn Portraits (6-8th graders)

Painted, Sculpted and Drawn Portraits (6-8th graders) Mondays 4:45 - 6pm, November 7, 14, 21, & 28 In this class, we will use a variety of materials, including acrylics, oil paints, clay, and paper to create portraits: self portraits, portraits from life...

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Beginning Wheel Throwing

Beginning Wheel Throwing

Beginning Wheel Throwing 6-8pm. Jan 11- Feb 15 $160/$152 Ages 15+. 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...

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Creative Art Journaling

Creative Art Journaling

Creative Art Journaling. January 14-February 4. 12pm-2pm. Ages 16+ Join us for Creative Art Journaling with artist instructor Carol Prieur. Making an art journal is a very therapeutic outlet for all individuals. On journal pages we will decorate in any way...

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Drop-In

Chair Yoga for Every Body

Chair Yoga for Every Body

Age: 18+

Chair Yoga for Every Body Feel free to drop in, or register late. Ages 18+ Tuesdays September 6 - December 6 10-11AM Class name: Chair yoga for Every BodyCourse Description: As we age, our bodies begin to lose flexibility and strength. Chair yoga helps regain...

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Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

Age: 18+

Wednesdays September 7-December 21 10am-11am Feel free to drop in, or register late. Are you one of the 70 million people in the U.S. who suffer from some type of arthritis, including pain, stiffness and fear of falling? If so, you are...

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Workshop

Learn to Crochet Pumpkins (For Beginners)

Learn to Crochet Pumpkins (For Beginners)

Learn to Crochet a Pumpkin! For beginners. Ages 14+. October 5 6-8pm Join us and learn how to crochet a pumpkin! This is a beginner course and no prior experience with crochet is required. We will be teaching the basic stitches...

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Beginning Drop Spindling 101

Beginning Drop Spindling 101

Ages 12+ Learn to make your own single ply yarn to use for knitting, crocheting, weaving and other hobbies. Using a beautiful maple Snyder Turkish spindle that is an ancient tool that you keep, (from snyderspindles.com), and starter wool you can...

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Cascade Park Photo Walk

Cascade Park Photo Walk

October 15th, 8AM-9AMCascade Park in Elyria. Learn how to use your camera in a beautiful park! Join us on this early morning photo walk to capture springtime at Cascade Park in Elyria, OH. Get inspired by the river and natural woodland at...

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Rigid Heddle Weaving 101

Rigid Heddle Weaving 101

Ages 12+ Course Description: A rigid heddle loom is a great way to start weaving. They are simple to warp than a four harness floor loom, and can produce many types of woven items like scarves, fabric to sew, hand towels,...

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Ceramic Flower Making Pop-In

Ceramic Flower Making Pop-In

Ceramic Flower Making Pop-In. 6-8pm. Thursday October 27th. $35/30. Ages 15+. 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...

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Weave a Mug Rug

Weave a Mug Rug

Ages 12+ A mug Rug and a coaster are two different items; coasters are just for your cup whereas a mug rug is big enough for your cup and a small bowl, a bagel or cookie. Weave a mug rug on...

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Spinning with Karen

Spinning with Karen. Saturday November 5th from 1-4pm. Ages 15+ The class is a 3 hour open session, for beginners and experienced spinners alike. This class will be tailored to the attending student's needs. There will be a few spinning...

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Tapestry 101

Tapestry 101

Ages 12+ Two day workshop: Nov19th 11-2, Nov 26th 11-2. Learn the basics of tapestry on a sturdy copper pipe loom that is yours to keep. Loom can also be used for other types of weaving in the future. Day one will...

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Ceramic Ornaments for Kids

Ceramic Ornaments for Kids

Ceramic Ornaments for Kids. Wednesdays December 7th, 6-8pm. $35/$30. AGES 5+ A one-day ceramics workshop for kids (or adults!). This workshop would use hand building techniques including slabs to create decorative ornaments. The slabs will be pre-prepared by the instructor. Kids will use...

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Woodworking for Kids: Build a Birdhouse

Woodworking for Kids: Build a Birdhouse

February 18th 10-2pm Ages 6-14 with a parent's attendance required Join us for an Intro to Woodworking workshop and build your very own birdhouse! In this class, you and you child will put together a pre-cut birdhouse kit, with the assistance...

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Pottery Pop-In (Feb 22)

Pottery Pop-In (Feb 22)

Pottery Pop In Ages 15+. Anyone under 15 must be accompanied by an adult as a pair sign up. 6-8pm Feb 22nd $35 Grab a friend and take a spin on the potter’s wheel! If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at pottery,...

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