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 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

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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Chair Yoga for Every Body

Chair Yoga for Every Body

Age: 18+

Chair Yoga for Every Body 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 and retain flexibility The other benefit is...

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Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

Age: 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 techniques...

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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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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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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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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. Registration is required to attend open studio. This continuously running open studio provides a nude model for participants to draw or paint...

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Beginning Ceramic Handbuilding (All Levels Welcome)

Beginning Ceramic Handbuilding (All Levels Welcome)

Ages 16+ 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 pinch pots, coil-built sculptures, functional slab-built pottery. Surface...

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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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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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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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Workshop

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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Beginning Inkle Loom Weaving 101

Beginning Inkle Loom Weaving 101

Ages 12+ Inkle weaving is done on a simple one sided loom that sets up quickly. You can easily make bands for all sorts of uses, guitar straps, hat bands, purse straps, clothing trim and bands of all sorts. ...

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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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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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Baltic Pick-Up Inkle Loom Weaving 102

Baltic Pick-Up Inkle Loom Weaving 102

Ages 12+ This class goes over Baltic Pick up weaving on the inkle loom. We will assume you already know how to warp your loom. (See the class on Sept. 3rd.) You can bring your own loom or use...

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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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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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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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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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