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.

Life Drawing Open Studio is returning!

Beginning Monday, October 4 , 7:30-9:30pm

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 

Mondays 7:30–9:30pm , FAVA 2nd Floor Classroom

Classes

Preschool Art

Preschool Art

Age: Preschool

AGES 3-5 (no class on Nov 25) Learn art basics, explore new materials, and enjoy being creative in this class for preschoolers. We will paint, draw, build, print, and makes lots of fun projects together! It is suggested that an adult accompany the...

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Drawing Workshop for Kids

Drawing Workshop for Kids

Age: Grade School

AGES 8-12 No Class Nov 27 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...

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Acrylic Painting

Acrylic Painting

Age: 18+

AGES 18+ No Class on December 28 This class will address various aspects of the painting process, including drawing, color theory, technique and composition. Participants will produce a small representational painting in acrylic on paper every week, while options for subjects, sources...

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Color Theory & Design (ONLINE)

Color Theory & Design (ONLINE)

Age: 18+

AGES 18+ No Class on December 29. Each week students will work on small non-representational paintings in acrylic on paper as they explore various topics related to color theory, two-dimensional design and painting with acrylics. Topics will include the properties of color,...

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Mark Making - Drawing and Painting with Unusual Brushes

Mark Making - Drawing and Painting with Unusual Brushes

AGES 16+ In this class, we will explore 2D mark making on paper through the use of non-traditional painting and drawing mediums. Subjects addressed will include large surface areas, natural brushes, drawing from a distance, and other mark making techniques

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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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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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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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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 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

Weaving Calculations (Nov 14)

Weaving Calculations (Nov 14)

AGES 16+ The very first steps in a weaving project are the foundation of the whole project. There are many decisions to make about patterns and yarn and finishing touches to be done. This workshop teaches you how to get started....

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Weaving and Dressing the Loom (Nov 21)

Weaving and Dressing the Loom (Nov 21)

AGES 16+ Dressing the Loom (back to front). During this session the instructor will demonstrate how to dress the loom with student assistance. We will go through the following steps in detail: beaming the warp, threading the heddles, sleying the reed,...

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Weaving Calculations (Dec 2)

Weaving Calculations (Dec 2)

AGES 16+ The very first steps in a weaving project are the foundation of the whole project. There are many decisions to make about patterns and yarn and finishing touches to be done. This workshop teaches you how to get started....

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Pottery Pop-In (Dec 4)

Pottery Pop-In (Dec 4)

Age: 18+

AGES 18+ Register by December 1st. 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...

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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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Weaving and Dressing the Loom (Dec 9)

Weaving and Dressing the Loom (Dec 9)

AGES 16+ Dressing the Loom (back to front). During this session the instructor will demonstrate how to dress the loom with student assistance. We will go through the following steps in detail: beaming the warp, threading the heddles, sleying the reed,...

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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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Exploring Linoleum Cut Printmaking

Exploring Linoleum Cut Printmaking

AGES 16+ Learn the basic techniques of making relief prints from a linoleum plate. Students will create a design or drawing of their choosing, then transfer and carve it onto the linoleum plate. When finished, it will be rolled with ink...

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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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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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