UPDATED MASK POLICY

FAVA will be requiring masks for all visitors regardless of vaccination status until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation.

FAVA will be requiring masks for all visitors regardless of vaccination status until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation.

FAVA will be requiring masks for all visitors regardless of vaccination status until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation.

FAVA will be requiring masks for all visitors regardless of vaccination status until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation.

FAVA will be requiring masks for all visitors regardless of vaccination status until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation.

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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 classes being offered are Color Theory & Design, Mandala Art, and Introduction to Pen and Ink. 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.

To reserve a loom for the month of January call 440-774-7158 or email pam@fava.org

Enroll in one of these January workshops:

Beginning Drop Spindling 101

Beginning Tapestry 101 

Life Drawing Open Studio is returning!

Mondays 7:30-9:30pm, 2nd floor classroom

Sessions open to Adult FAVA Members only

This continuously running open studio provides a nude model for participants to draw or paint in any medium except oils. Bring your own art supplies and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere as you explore drawing and painting the human figure at your own pace without instruction.  Easels will be provided.

Shared Model Fee 

Updated Mask Policy

As you know, FAVA recently reopened our galleries and has started scheduling summer camps and classes. In order to ensure the safety of all of FAVA’s participants (and make sure we can stay open!), we need your help. 
 
Due to the unfolding situation with the Delta variant of Covid-19 and the updated CDC guidance for mask usage, FAVA will require masks for all visitors to FAVA’s galleries as well as class participants and teachers regardless of vaccination status. We also ask that visitors and participants maintain six feet of distance. 
These changes take effect immediately due to Lorain County’s upgrade to “substantial transmission” on Covid-19 tracking maps. FAVA will continue to monitor the situation and update our policies as appropriate. 
To see further information about Covid-19 spread in Lorain County, please visit the CDC’s county map here: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view
For the latest on CDC guidelines, please visit their website here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
 
Thank you for your cooperation, and for all of your support of FAVA during this time. We look forward to a safe and healthy season for all.

Classes

Beginners Photography (Jan-Feb)

Beginners Photography (Jan-Feb)

Age: 18+

AGES 18+ 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 will cover all the basics...

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Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention (Jan-Feb)

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention (Jan-Feb)

Age: 18+

AGES 18+ 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 invited to attend this class that can give you valuable...

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The Water's Fine (Study in Watercolor)

The Water's Fine (Study in Watercolor)

Age: 18+

AGES 18+ 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...

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Creative Drawing

Creative Drawing

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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Beginning Stained Glass

Beginning Stained Glass

Age: 18+

AGES 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. Students will be responsible to...

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Intermediate/Advanced Wheel Throwing

Intermediate/Advanced Wheel Throwing

AGES 16+ This intermediate course will further explore throwing on the wheel. Students should have a basic understanding of how to throw on the wheel before taking this course. We will discuss and apply new technical skills to make your own...

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Puppets!

Puppets!

Age: Grade School

GRADES K - 3 This is a class for young artists who want to explore various techniques for making puppets, including sewing, paper mache, and cut paper. We will make three to four different types of puppets, and of course, at...

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Mandala Art (online)

Mandala Art (online)

AGES 16+ A "mandala", which is the Sanskrit word for circle, is a sacred, geometric, circular design. Mandalas are used in meditation practices and in the practice of art therapy. Explore the art of creating mandalas in a variety of media...

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Wheel Throwing for Teens

Wheel Throwing for Teens

Age: Teen

AGES 12-18 Teens ages 12–18 will learn the basics of throwing pottery on the wheel in this introductory class. Projects in this course will include a thrown cup, a mug with a handle, a bowl, and one additional project (choose your...

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Basic Drawing

Basic Drawing

AGES 16+ Learn to draw what you see in this basic introduction to drawing. The class will begin with the techniques of contour line drawing and gesture drawing, which will help you to focus on shape, scale, and proportion. You will...

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Introduction to Pen and Ink (Teens)

Introduction to Pen and Ink (Teens)

Age: Teen

AGES 13-18 Learn the basics of working in the medium of pen and ink to enhance your drawings. The instructor will guide students in learning contour line drawing as well as the techniques of hatching, cross-hatching, and stippling to imply value....

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Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention (Mar-Apr)

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention (Mar-Apr)

Age: 18+

Ages 18+ No Class April 6 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 invited to attend this class that can...

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Beginners Photography (Mar-Apr)

Beginners Photography (Mar-Apr)

Age: 18+

AGES 18+ 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 will cover all the basics of...

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Surface Decoration on Ceramics

Surface Decoration on Ceramics

AGES 16+ This intermediate course will discuss surface decoration on clay ceramics. We will introduce adding texture using a slab roller, carving, impressing, underglaze brushwork, faceting, stamping and applying glaze. This course will focus on adding surface information to simple ceramic...

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Jewelry Design & Construction

Jewelry Design & Construction

Age: 18+

AGES 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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Introduction to Pen and Ink (online)

Introduction to Pen and Ink (online)

AGES 16+ No class April 13. Learn the basics of working in the medium of pen and ink to enhance your drawings. Instructor, Cara Romano, will guide students in learning contour line drawing as well as the techniques of hatching, cross-hatching, and...

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Intro to Cartooning

Intro to Cartooning

AGES 10-16 We have all seen animated cartoons on TV and in movies. Usually cartoons are funny and exaggerated, but sometimes they are very serious and lifelike. Other times, they fall somewhere between these two extremes. Before the invention of animation,...

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Intro to Drawing from Observation

Intro to Drawing from Observation

AGES 16+ Students will develop observational and technical drawing skills by closely observing and drawing objects from life. Students will be challenged to draw several different objects, still lifes and interior spaces. Primary mediums used will be charcoal and paper.

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Workshop

Fused Glass Ornament Workshop (Dec 12)

Fused Glass Ornament Workshop (Dec 12)

ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT! AGES 8+ (Children should be accompanied by an adult to assist with making their ornament. Adults who would like to make an ornament themselves, should register and pay tuition/materials fee.) PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME FOR CLASS -...

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Beginning Drop Spindling 101

Beginning Drop Spindling 101

AGES 15+ Learn to make your own yarn to use for knitting, crocheting, and other hobbies. Using a simple and ancient tool that will be yours to keep and with wool, you can make your own yarn. Examples of spinning other...

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All Things Rings Workshop

All Things Rings Workshop

Age: 18+

AGES 18+ This introductory silversmithing class covers the basics of sterling fabrication including silver soldering and focuses on accurately sizing ring bands. Students will be able to complete one to five stacking rings during class time of their own design and...

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Beginning Tapestry 101

Beginning Tapestry 101

AGES 15+ Friday, January 28, 4:00–6:00pm and Saturday, January 29, 10:00am–3:00pm In this two-day workshop, students will learn the basics of tapestry on a sturdy copper pipe loom that will be theirs to keep. The loom can also be used for other...

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Ceramic Flower Making Workshop

Ceramic Flower Making Workshop

AGES 16+ 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 combine them with thrown or hand-built pottery...

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Mug Making Pop-In

Mug Making Pop-In

AGES 16+ Come and make a mug! This is a one-day Pop-In class on how to create a wheel thrown mug or cup form. These will be functional and decorative objects. Available for beginning, intermediate or advanced students who want to...

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Pottery Pop-In for Teens

Pottery Pop-In for Teens

AGES 12-18 Register by March 23. For teens ages 12-18. 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 to the technique...

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Pottery Pop-In (April 16)

Pottery Pop-In (April 16)

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 workshop is for you. Get a basic introduction...

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