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39 South Main Street
Oberlin, Ohio 44074

Phone: (440) 774-7158
Fax: (440) 775-1107

Studio Art: Painting

AGES 8-14.

(no class May 22)

In this painting intensive course, young artists will learn the foundational skills of painting, beginning with stretching and priming their own canvases. Students will prepare and paint a wood panel with egg-tempera paint. The final two classes will focus on painting techniques such as color mixing, brush handling, and detail painting

A discount of 25% off the tuition for additional children in the same family will be applied to Youth Classes if registration is received at least one month prior to class start date.


4:00pm - 5:30pm
May 01, 2020 - May 29, 2020

2nd Floor Classroom
39 S Main St
Oberlin, OH 44074

Tuition $70
Member Price $64
Fees $20


When & Where Tuition Member Price Supply Fee  
4:00pm - 5:30pm
May 01, 2020 - May 29, 2020
2nd Floor Classroom
39 S Main St
Oberlin, OH 44074
$70 $64 $20 Register

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Donna Coleman

Donna Coleman received her BFA, Honors, in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA in painting from CUNY Brooklyn College, New York. She has been the recipient of four grants from the Ohio Arts Council; as well as the Ellen Johnson Visiting Artist Fund of Oberlin College; four grants from the DC Commission on the Arts; Art Matters, Inc.; and the George Sugarman Foundation. She has taught art to young children for many years, and before moving to Ohio in 2000, was an art teacher at Germantown Academy, PA, Rye Country Day School, NY, Browne Academy, VA, Fillmore Arts Center, WDC, and was the Director of the Dreamcatcher Arts Summer Camp and Middle School Art Teacher at Sidwell Friends School, WDC. She has been teaching art at FAVA since 2001 and has been Adjunct Professor in the art department at Lorain County Community College since 2009. Her paintings have been exhibited extensively in her hometown of Washington and in the NE Ohio area and her website is: www.dcolemanpaintings.com

Martha Ferrazza

Martha Ferrazza is a professional mural painter who learned her craft on the job, completing hundreds of murals for private and public spaces. She worked for many years on commercial decorative painting crews, and as a designer for Arhaus Furniture, trained and headed a mural-painting team that travelled from store to store. She is one of the founding artists of Waterloo Arts in Cleveland and is passionate about creating community through engagement in the arts.

scholarships & aid

FAVA reviews and considers all application for scholarship assistance. While we may not be able to provide a complete scholarship to all those who request it, we are committed to making our classes available to as many people as possible – regardless of individual financial circumstances. For this reason, it is important that all scholarship requests are received well in advance of the class starting date, so we may allocate our available funds accordingly. We may consider any of the following factors when determining eligibility for scholarships:

  • Annual family income
  • Individual or special circumstances
  • Whether the applicant qualifies for the National Free/Reduced Price School Lunch program
    (for students age 18 & younger)

**FAVA also encourages applicants to consider partial scholarship assistance, in which case the student only pays some portion of the class tuition.

All information will be kept confidential and will be used solely to determine the amount of scholarship assistance to be provided.

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