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

Welcome Back to Summer Art Camp at FAVA!

Four weeks of in-person art camps will be offered this summer led by FAVA teaching faculty and guest artists. Each camp will encourage growth and development of visual art skills and engage campers in fun activities. Camp weeks will be age-specific with limited enrollment to provide a safe environment and more personalized attention. Each week will be different from the rest with campers exploring a variety of art mediums and age-appropriate projects. Tuition includes all art materials.

Campers should bring a lunch and refillable water bottle. Healthy snacks will be provided for breaks. At the end of each camp week, students will exhibit their artwork for families and friends in a closing art show.  Need-based scholarships available.

At this time, FAVA protocols require all teachers, students, and camp workers to provide proof of Covid vaccination. Mask-wearing will be followed, but can be removed during outdoor activities. Each camper will be provided with a bin for their individual supplies to avoid as much sharing as possible. FAVA will continue to monitor Covid guidelines as they relate to summer camp operations and will send out updates to keep camp families informed.

Camps will be listed by weeks and grade levels. Please be sure to register your child under the grade level they will be entering in the fall. 

4-DAY CAMP

June 13–16:  Grades K-2
Monday-Thursday, 9am-3pm (check-in starting at 8:30am)
Special Guests: Oberlin Heritage Center and Lorain County Metro Parks

5-DAY CAMPS

Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm (check-in starting at 8:30am)

July 18–22:  Grades 3-4 and 5-6 
Special Guests: Oberlin Heritage Center

August 15-19: Grades 2-4 and 5-6
Special Guests: Lorain County Metro Parks and Oberlin Heritage Center

August 22-26: Grades K-2 and 3-4 (co-sponsored by Allen Memorial Art Museum)
Special Guest: Oberlin Heritage Center

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.

 

Camp

Summer Camp July 18-22 (Gr 3-4)

Summer Camp July 18-22 (Gr 3-4)

GRADES 3 & 4 (Grade entering in the fall) Special Guest: Oberlin Heritage Center Welcome campers to this five-day art adventure! Some of your favorite FAVA instructors along with guest artists, will lead campers in exploring a variety of art mediums to...

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Summer Camp July 18-22 (Gr 5-6)

Summer Camp July 18-22 (Gr 5-6)

GRADES 5 & 6 (Grade entering in the fall) Special Guest: Oberlin Heritage Center Welcome campers to this five-day art adventure! Some of your favorite FAVA instructors along with guest artists, will lead campers in exploring a variety of art mediums to...

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Summer Camp Aug 15-19 (Gr 2-4)

Summer Camp Aug 15-19 (Gr 2-4)

GRADES 2-4 (Grade entering in the fall) Special Guests - Lorain County Metro Parks and Oberlin Heritage Center Welcome campers to this five-day art adventure! Some of your favorite FAVA instructors along with guest artists, will lead campers in exploring a variety...

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Summer Camp Aug 15-19 (Gr 5-6)

Summer Camp Aug 15-19 (Gr 5-6)

GRADES 5 & 6 (Grade entering in the fall) Special Guests - Lorain County Metro Parks and Oberlin Heritage Center Welcome campers to this five-day art adventure! Some of your favorite FAVA instructors along with guest artists, will lead campers in exploring...

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Summer Camp Aug 22-26 (Gr K-2)

Summer Camp Aug 22-26 (Gr K-2)

GRADES K-2 (Grade entering in the fall) C0-SPONSORED BY THE ALLEN MEMORIAL ART MUSEUM A visit to the Allem Memorial Art Museum and fun art activities with museum staff are part of this week's camp. Special Guest: Oberlin Heritage Center Welcome campers to this...

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Summer Camp Aug 22-26 (Gr 3-4)

Summer Camp Aug 22-26 (Gr 3-4)

GRADES 3 & 4 (Grade entering in the fall) CO-SPONSORED BY THE ALLEN MEMORIAL ART MUSEUM A visit to the Allem Memorial Art Museum and fun art activities with museum staff are part of this week's camp. Special Guest: Oberlin Heritage Center Welcome campers...

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Classes

Creative Drawing for Teens

Creative Drawing for Teens

Ages 14-18 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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Intro to Ceramic Wheel Throwing (Thursdays)

Intro to Ceramic Wheel Throwing (Thursdays)

Ages 16+ This course is for absolute beginners or those with very little experience in learning how to make pottery on the wheels. This course will teach you the basic techniques of how to wedge the clay in preparation, and how...

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Intro to Ceramic Wheel Throwing (Fridays)

Intro to Ceramic Wheel Throwing (Fridays)

This course is for absolute beginners or those with very little experience in learning how to make pottery on the wheels. This course will teach you the basic techniques of how to wedge the clay in preparation, and how to...

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Beginning Photography (September)

Beginning Photography (September)

Age: 18+

Beginning Photography 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....

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Yoga for Artists (Thursday PM)

Yoga for Artists (Thursday PM)

Ages 14+Beginners Welcome This is a donation based class - please register online and bring cash for donations during class. Yoga is probably one of the oldest spiritual traditions in the world. It offers many benefits – mental, physiological/physical and spiritual. We will...

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Yoga for Artists (Tuesday AM)

Yoga for Artists (Tuesday AM)

Ages 14+Beginners Welcome This is a donation based class - please register online and bring cash for donations during class. Yoga is probably one of the oldest spiritual traditions in the world. It offers many benefits – mental, physiological/physical and spiritual. We...

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Creative Drawing (Fall)

Creative Drawing (Fall)

Age: 18+

Ages 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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The Water's Fine (Study in Watercolor)

The Water's Fine (Study in Watercolor)

AGES 16+ This class is designed for students that would like to pursue personal styles and subjects to develop skills and techniques in their own areas of interest with the guidance and experience of the instructor. Students have the opportunity to...

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Beginning Stained Glass

Beginning Stained Glass

Age: 18+

Learn the basic skills of stained glass and complete your first panel. All the tools and machinery will be provided. There will be several designs to choose from, or you can draw your own design. Creativity is welcome. Students will be...

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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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Creative Drawing for Teens (Fall)

Creative Drawing for Teens (Fall)

Ages 14-18 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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Workshop

Inkle Weaving 101 (July 6)

Inkle Weaving 101 (July 6)

15+ Inkle Weaving is an old craft used to make woven bands. The warping is quick and the weaving can be simple or evolve into complex pick-up patterns. This class will focus on warping, (dressing the loom), and block patterns. School...

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Coil Pot Building Pop-In (July 7)

Coil Pot Building Pop-In (July 7)

Ages 14+ This is a beginner ceramics hand-building course on how to construct coil pot vases. Coil building is a centuries old pottery technique that has been used in different ways all over the world. Coils are not always visible,...

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Sgraffito Slab Pot - Ceramics Pop In (July 12, 14)

This is a two day workshop: July 12th 2-4pm AND July 14th 2-4pm Ages 14+ Sgraffito is a surface decoration technique in ceramics that literally means "to scratch." By covering the surface of a vessel or sculpture in underglazes or colored clay,...

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Girl Scout Pottery Badge Class

Girl Scout Troop Pottery Badge Class. Closed Entry. Girl Scouts will work on a project to earn a pottery badge with their troop. This is a one day session to explore a new project, learn a new skill and be creative.

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Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom 101 (July 16)

Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom 101 (July 16)

Ages 15+ A rigid heddle loom is a great way to start weaving. They are simpler to warp than a four harness floor loom, and can produce many types of woven items like scarves, fabric to sew, hand towels, etc. The...

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Drop Spindling 101 (July 20)

Drop Spindling 101 (July 20)

15+ Learn to make your own single ply yarn to use for knitting, crocheting, and other hobbies. Using a simple and ancient tool that you keep, and some wool you can use to make your own yarn. Examples of spinning other...

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Weave a Mug Rug (July 23)

Weave a Mug Rug (July 23)

AGES 15+ 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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Pottery Pop-In (July 27)

Pottery Pop-In (July 27)

Ages 16+ 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 workshop is for you. Get a basic introduction...

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Coil Pot Building Pop-In (July 28)

Ages 14+ This is a beginner ceramics hand-building course on how to construct coil pot vases. Coil building is a centuries old pottery technique that has been used in different ways all over the world. Coils are not always visible, but...

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Warping Your Loom Front To Back (July 30)

Ages 15+ Learn warping, (dressing the loom), front to back on a FAVA four harness loom. Discuss how to calculate yarn needs for a project, wind a warp, and prepare to weave. (Warps will be pre-wound and supplied ready to use). Students...

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Easy Prong Settings (July 30)

Easy Prong Settings (July 30)

Ages 16+ In this class, students will learn how to hand fabricate two types of traditional four prong stone settings from scratch in sterling silver for use in rings, pendants, and earrings. Students can bring their own faceted stone but the...

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Sgraffito Slab Pot - Ceramics Pop In (Aug 2, 4)

This is a two day workshop: July 12th 2-4pm AND July 14th 2-4pm Ages 14+ Sgraffito is a surface decoration technique in ceramics that literally means "to scratch." By covering the surface of a vessel or sculpture in underglazes or colored clay,...

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Etching Metal Part 1: Copper (Aug 27)

Etching Metal Part 1: Copper (Aug 27)

Ages 16+ Etching is used to make raised designs in metal by using an acid to remove (or cut into) the unprotected surface of sheet metal. The metal can be used to create intaglio prints as well as jewelry. In this...

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Etching Part 2: Silver (Sept. 24)

Etching Part 2: Silver (Sept. 24)

Ages 16+ Etching Part 1: Copper is a prerequisite to this class. This is an advanced level metalsmithing class with the previous etching class being a prerequisite because of the value of silver and the extended etching process. Prior jewelers saw and...

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