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!

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.

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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

Clay for Kids

Clay for Kids

AGES 5-12 An exploratory experience with clay for kids. Each week a different handbuilding technique for working with clay will be practiced. Some of these include slab building, coiling and pinching. Surface decoration will also be discussed. The works will be...

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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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Painting for Teens

Painting for Teens

Age: Teen

GRADES 8-12 Students will learn how to stretch and prime a canvas, and work with oil paints in order to enjoy their inherent beauty both safely and economically. We will experiment with mixing colors, paint a human figure based on the...

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Introduction to Ceramic Wheel Throwing

Introduction to Ceramic Wheel Throwing

Age: 18+

AGES 16+ An introduction to ceramic wheel throwing. Utilizing a stoneware clay, students will learn to wedge clay, center clay on the wheel, and throw different objects. The goals of the class will be to use throwing to produce a mug...

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Drawing Workshop for Kids

Drawing Workshop for Kids

Age: Grade School

AGES 8-12 In this workshop, students will learn the techniques of quick sketching, contour line drawing, and shading. Learning to quick-sketch will help to improve your ability to observe and record the correct size and proportion of what you are drawing....

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The Water's Fine (Independent Study in Watercolor)

The Water's Fine (Independent Study in Watercolor)

Age: 18+

AGES 18+ This class is designed for the student 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. We will cover basic...

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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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Puppets!

Puppets!

Age: Grade School

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

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Workshop

Elyria Architecture and Fountain Lights Photoshoot

Elyria Architecture and Fountain Lights Photoshoot

Age: 18+

AGES 18+ So often when we are driving from place to place we miss the details of the buildings and things around us. Join us for this easy paced walk through downtown Elyria to view and photograph buildings and structures of...

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Fall Photo Walk at David Fortier Park

Fall Photo Walk at David Fortier Park

Age: 18+

AGES 18+ There’s nothing better than being out in nature as the day breaks. Bring your camera and join us for a morning walk through the lovely David Fortier Park in Olmsted Falls (24900 Water St. Olmsted Falls, OH 44138). We...

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Fused Glass Ornament Workshop (Dec 5)

Fused Glass Ornament Workshop (Dec 5)

AGES 8+ (children accompanied by an adult) Join in the fun with family and friends as you create a handmade item for decoration or a special holiday gift. Students can craft their own personalized fused dichroic glass Christmas ornament complete with...

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Ceramic Ornaments for Kids

Ceramic Ornaments for Kids

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 cookie cutters, and safe cutting tools to...

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Fused Glass Ornament Workshop (Dec 12)

Fused Glass Ornament Workshop (Dec 12)

AGES 8+ (children accompanied by an adult) Join in the fun with family and friends as you create a handmade item for decoration or a special holiday gift. Students can craft their own personalized fused dichroic glass Christmas ornament complete with...

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