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39 South Main Street
Oberlin, Ohio 44074

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

Classes

Pottery: Surface Decoration

Pottery: Surface Decoration

Age: 18+

Prerequisite: Must have wheel throwing or handbuilding experience. You’ll be making pieces to decorate and then you will learn various surface decoration techniques, such as how to add wax resist decoration, wax resist etching, carving, sgraffito, mishima, slip trailing, and...

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Discovering your Inner Artist through Photovoice

Discovering your Inner Artist through Photovoice

Age: Teen

Ages: 15+. In this multi-aged class, we will explore the genre of Photovoice, which is the art of taking photographs to tell a story based on lived experience. Each student will also develop a creative writing piece and watercolor painting to...

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Beginning Wheel Throwing  - (morning)

Beginning Wheel Throwing - (morning)

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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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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Mommy (or Daddy) and Me: Let’s Get Creative!

Mommy (or Daddy) and Me: Let’s Get Creative!

Age: Preschool

AGES: 3-5 years old +parent. Mommies and Daddies and their little artists are welcome to explore and create all different kinds of art! Each week will feature a different hands-on medium, such as painting (or finger painting) masterpieces or creating beautiful...

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Clay for Kids - Spring Session

Clay for Kids - Spring Session

Age: Grade School

Ages: 8 - 12. 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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Exploring Collage through Mixed-Media and Image Transfer

Exploring Collage through Mixed-Media and Image Transfer

Age: Teen

Ages: 13 -18. This session will focus on exploring the art of collage, using methods ranging from image transfer to traditional cut and paste technique. Students will begin with creating their own base surface through screen printing and/or painting, then go...

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Chinese Ink Brush Technique

Chinese Ink Brush Technique

Age: All Ages

Ages: All ages and levels. In this unique class we will explore a variety of Chinese calligraphy fundamentals and styles through hands-on and weekly practice, discussion and reflection. You will be guided through a short tour of the Chinese art section...

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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 value...

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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

Pottery: Handbuilding

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

Beginning Wheel Throwing for Teens

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

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...

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Clay for Kids

Clay for Kids

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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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

Clay for Kids

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 of...

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Workshop

How to Draw Workshop (Mar. 20)

How to Draw Workshop (Mar. 20)

Age: 18+

Ages: 16+. In this workshop you will learn how to draw different types of line, including contour, cross-contour, construction line and gestural line. Learn how line creates shape, both positive and negative, and how shapes can be used to draw complex...

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How to Draw Workshop (Mar. 27)

How to Draw Workshop (Mar. 27)

Age: 18+

Ages: 16+. n this workshop you will learn how to draw different types of line, including contour, cross-contour, construction line and gestural line. Learn how line creates shape, both positive and negative, and how shapes can be used to draw complex...

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The Art of the Monoprint: Printmaking with Jelliplates

Age: 18+

This workshop will be focused on creating your own printmaking surface, followed by a series of monoprints! No previous printmaking experience is necessary. Each student will learn to create prints using inks and natural objects such as fabric or leaves...

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Woven Origami Bag

Woven Origami Bag

Age: 18+

In this workshop you will create a woven bag in an ‘origami’ fold from the fabric we weave. The workshop will require that you bring your own loom with the project threaded. The materials fee will be determined by your own...

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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: Teen

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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