Early Childhood Arts Education Program with FAA

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Miss Annie

Beth Price

Miss Melissa

Miss Kathy

Mr. Dave

Miss Doriann

Miss Lisa

Miss Bea

Miss Jackie

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Early Childhood Visual Arts

EARLY CHILDHOOD VISUAL ART CLASSES

A place where children develop their creative skills while beginning their creative passion!
  • Instructor: Brittany Weisbarth
  • for ages 2-6
  • Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
  • Session 1: From January 24 to March 14, 2023
    • Class #: VASP2320A
  • Session 2: From March 21 to May 16, 2023
    • Class #: VASP2320B

Little hands, big projects! Young children explore clay as they create seasonal-themed item.

Instructor: Melissa Sexstella

  • for ages 3-6
  • Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Session 1:
    • From January 25 to February 15, 2023
      • Class #: VASP2301

The class encourages children to be creative and experiment with a wide variety of engaging art supplies. Little ones, with a caregiver, will draw, paint, sculpt and collage their way to discovering the world of art through their own unique creations. Artwork will celebrate the season and showcase their imaginations.

Instructors: Melissa Sexstella & Ann Marie Raddell

Nursery Rhyme Time

  • for ages 2-5 with caregiver
  • Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
    • From April 3 to May 1, 2023
      • Class #: MASP2301

Little ones with a caregiver explore nursery rhymes through music and art experiences. Class includes one-half hour of art and one-half hour of music each week.

Leapin’ Literature

  • for ages 2-5 with caregiver
  • Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. 
    • From February 20 to March 13, 2023
      • Class #: MASP2303
  • Instructor: Kathy Mercer
  • for ages 2-4 w/ adult
    • Session 1: Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
      • From January 28 to March 4, 2023
        • Class #: VASP2303A
    • Session 2: Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
      • From March 11 to April 22, 2023
        • Class #: VASP2303B

Little ones, with a caregiver, will smear, splat, and explore. Paint, oil pastels, markers, and multitude of art media will be used.

Instructor: Kathy Mercer

  • for ages 4-6
    • Session 1: Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
      • From January 28 to March 4, 2023
        • Class #: VASP2304A
    • Session 2: Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. 
      • From March 11 to April 22
        • Class #: VASP2304B

Paint, draw, cut, glue, and more fun! Enjoy all types of media as we create everything from a collage to a masterpiece! Parents are welcome to stay.

Instructor: Dianne Stiver-Lang

  • for ages 4-6
  • Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
    • Session 1: From August 27 to October 15, 2021
      • Class #: VAF2120A
    • Session 2: October 22 to December 17, 2021
      • Class #: VAF2120B

Little hands, big projects! Young children explore clay as they create seasonal-themed items

Instructors: Melissa Sexstella & Ann Marie Raddell

  • for ages 2-5 with caregiver
  • Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    • From November 8 to November 29, 2021
      • Class #: MAF2103

Little ones with a caregiver explore their favorite books, such as Pete the Cat and Brown Bear through music and art experiences. Each class includes a one-half hour of art and one-half hour of music each week. 

Instructor: Melissa Sexstella

  • for ages 3-5
  • Location: Outside at FAA!
  • Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    • On May 12, 19, 26, and June 2, 2021
    • (weather make-up class on June 9) 
      • Class #: VASP2101

The class encourages children to be creative and experiment with a wide variety of engaging art supplies. Little ones, with a caregiver, will draw, paint, and collage their way to discovering the world of art through their own unique creations. Artwork will celebrate the season and showcase their imaginations. Weather make-up day is June 9, 2021.

Due to COVID-19, an additional $5 supply fee is included to cover the cost of materials.

Instructors: Melissa Sexstella & Ann Marie Raddell

  • for ages 2-5 with caregiver
  • Mondays April 12th, 19th, 26th, and May 3rd 

2 sections to choose from: 

  • 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. in-person at FAA
    • (Class #: MASP2101)
  • 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Live Music Online
    • (Class #: MASP2102)

Nursery Rhyme Time offers uplifting fun! Together with your 2-5 year old, explore nursery rhymes through music and art experiences. Class includes one-half hour of visual art/felt play and one-half hour of music each week. Engaging multi-arts experiences also include preschool readiness skills like counting, shapes, and colors. All art supplies are included!

Due to COVID-19, an additional $5 supply fee is included to cover the cost of materials. All supplies provided.

Instructor: Kathy Mercer

Join the waitlist: *Should more spots open, individuals will be contacted in the order of waitlist registration.*

  • for ages 2-4 with a caregiver
    • Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. 
    • From June 19 to July 24, 2021
      • Class #: VAS2105

For little ones with their caregiver! Smear, splat, and explore a multitude of art media and experiences.

Due to COVID-19, an additional $5 supply fee is included to cover the cost of materials.

Instructor: Dianne Stiver-Lang

Join the waitlist: *Should more spots open, individuals will be contacted in the order of waitlist registration.*

  • for ages 3-5
    • Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. 
    • From June 14 to July 26, 2021
      • Class #: VAS2120

For little ones with their caregiver! Smear, splat, and explore a multitude of art media and experiences.

Due to COVID-19, an additional $5 supply fee is included to cover the cost of materials.

Instructor: Kathy Mercer

  • for ages 3-5
    • Mondays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • From June 14 to July 26, 2021
      • Class #: VAS2103

Create all the fun of summer in all types of media!

Due to COVID-19, an additional $5 supply fee is included to cover the cost of materials.

Instructor: Kathy Mercer

  • for ages 4-6
  • Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
  • From June 19 to July 24, 2021
    • Class #: VAS2104

Paint, draw, cut, glue, and more fun! Enjoy all types of media as we create everything from a collage to a masterpiece! Parents are welcome to stay.

Due to COVID-19, an additional $5 supply fee is included to cover the cost of materials.

Instructor: Kathy Mercer

  • for ages 3-6
  • Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • From June 17 to July 22, 2021
    • Class #: VAS2109

Each week our young artists will create their own versions of “Eric Carle’s Artwork.” Mr. Seahors; The Very Lonely Firefly; The Grouchy Ladybug; Have You Seen My Cat?; Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me, and finally, The Very Hungry Caterpillar! A combination of markers, crayons, watercolor, glue, and tissue paper will be used. In addition, extra embellishments each week to make the students’ artwork special!

Due to COVID-19, an additional $5 supply fee is included to cover the cost of materials.

Instructor: Kathy Mercer

Session 1:

  • for ages 2-4 with a caregiver
  • Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. 
  • From 1/30/2021 to 3/06/2021
    • Class #: VASP2103A

Session 2:

  • for ages 2-4 with a caregiver
  • Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. 
  • 3/03/2021 to 4/17/2021
    • Class #: VASP2103B
Little ones with a caregiver! Smear, splat, and explore a multitude of art media and experiences.

Due to COVID-19, an additional $5 supply fee is included to cover the cost of materials.

Instructor: Kathy Mercer

Session 1:

  • for ages 4-6
  • Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
  • 1/20/2021 to 3/06/2021
    • Class #: VASP2104A

Session 2:

  • for ages 4-6
  • Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
  • 3/13/2021 to 4/17/2021
    • Class #: VASP2104B
Paint, draw, cut, glue, and more fun! Enjoy all types of media as we create everything from a collage to a masterpiece! Parents are welcome to stay.

Due to COVID-19, an additional $5 supply fee is included to cover the cost of materials.

Early Childhood Music

EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC CLASSES

A place where children develop their creative skills while beginning their creative passion!

Instructors: Melissa Sexstella & Ann Marie Raddell

Nursery Rhyme Time

  • for ages 2-5 with caregiver
  • Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
    • From April 3 to May 1, 2023
      • Class #: MASP2301

Little ones with a caregiver explore nursery rhymes through music and art experiences. Class includes one-half hour of art and one-half hour of music each week.

Leapin’ Literature

  • for ages 2-5 with caregiver
  • Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. 
    • From February 20 to March 13, 2023
      • Class #: MASP2303

Instructor: Beth Price

  • for students birth to age 5

Several sessions to choose from: 

  • Session 1 (Jan.) Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. 
    • From January 26 to February 16, 2023
      • Class #: MSP2301A
  • Session 2 (Feb.) Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. 
    • From February 23 to March 16, 2023
      • Class #: MSP2301C
  • Session 3 (Apr.) Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. 
    • From April 13 to May 4, 2023
      • Class #: MSP2301E
  • Session 4 (May) Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. 
    • From May 11 to June 1, 2023
      • Class #: MSP2301G
  • Session 1 (Jan.) Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. 
    • From January 26 to February 16, 2023
      • Class #: MSP2301B
  • Session 2 (Feb.) Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. 
    • From February 23 to March 16, 2023
      • Class #: MSP2301D
  • Session 3 (Apr.) Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. 
    • From April 13 to May 4, 2023
      • Class #: MSP2301F
  • Session 4 (May) Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. 
    • From May 11 to June 1, 2023
      • Class #: MSP2301H

*The Fine Arts Association has partnered with Broadmoor School to provide arts programming. The two Music Makin’ Sessions will take place at Broadmoor School: 8090 Broadmoor Rd, Mentor, OH 44060

Instructor: Beth Price

  • for students birth to age 5

Several sessions to choose from: 

  • Session 1 (Jan.) Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. 
    • From January 26 to February 16, 2023
      • Class #: MSP2303A
  • Session 2 (Feb.) Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.  
    • From February 23 to March 16, 2023
      • Class #: MSP2303C
  • Session 3 (Apr.) Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. 
    • From April 13 to May 4, 2023
      • Class #: MSP2303E
  • Session 4 (May) Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. 
    • From May 11 to June 1, 2023
      • Class #: MSP2303G
  • Session 1 (Jan.) Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
    • From January 26 to February 16, 2023
      • Class #: MSP2303B
  • Session 2 (Feb.) Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. 
    • From February 23 to March 16, 2023
      • Class #: MSP2303D
  • Session 3 (Apr.) Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
    • From April 13 to May 4, 2023
      • Class #: MSP2303F
  • Session 4 (May) Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. 
    • From May 11 to June 1, 2023
      • Class #: MSP2303H

Designed for young children of ALL abilities! Bounce, wiggle, sing and have fun with your munchkin. This class engages you and your child in singing, playing, instruments, and movement experiences while encouraging bonding, stimulating the senses, promoting learning and creating opportunities for socialization.

Instructors: Melissa Sexstella & Ann Marie Raddell

  • for ages 2-5 with caregiver
  • Mondays April 12th, 19th, 26th, and May 3rd 

Two times to choose from:

  • 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. in-person at FAA
    • (Class #: MASP2101)
  • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in-person at FAA
    • (Class #: MASP2101B)

Nursery Rhyme Time offers uplifting fun. Together with your 2-5-year-old, explore nursery rhymes through music and art experiences. Class includes a one-half hour of visual art/felt play and one-half hour of music each week. Engaging multi-arts experiences also include preschool readiness skills like counting, shapes, and colors. All art supplies are included!

Due to COVID-19, an additional $5 supply fee is included to cover the cost of materials.

Instructor: Ann Marie Raddell

for students birth to age 5

4 sections to choose from: 

  • Thursdays 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. in person at FAA (4 weeks)
    • Class #: MSP2101C
  • Mondays 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. in person at FAA (3 weeks)
    • Class #: MSP2101F
  • Thursdays 10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. in-person at FAA (4 weeks)
    • Class #: MSP2101D
  • Thursdays 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in person at FAA (4 weeks)
    • Class #: MSP2101E
  • Instructor: Ann Marie Raddell MT-BC, NICU MT
  • for students birth to age 5
    • On Tuesdays: July 6, 13, and 20, 2021
    • From July 6 to July 20, 2021

Two sections to choose from: 

  • 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. in person at FAA 
    • (Class #: MS2101A) 
  • 10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. in-person at FAA
    • (Class #: MS2101B) 

Early Childhood Dance

EARLY CHILDHOOD DANCE CLASSES

A place where children develop their creative skills while beginning their creative passion!

Instructor: Lisa Marie French

  • For ages 4-6
    • Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
      • From January 5 to June 1, 2023 (no class 3/2 and 3/9)
        • Class #: DSP2347B
Instructor: Ariana King
  • For ages 5-7
    • Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
      • From January 26 to June 1, 2023
        • Class #: DSP2347A

Do you have a little mover and groover? This class offers technique in hip hop, which is made fun through interactive games. No previous training required.

Instructors: Lisa Marie French & Beatrice Parker
  • Tuesdays (French – For ages 4-6): from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
    • From January 3 to May 30, 2023 (no classes on 2/27 and 3/7)
      • Class #: DSP2301A
  • Thursdays (French – For ages 4-6): from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
    • From January 5 to June 1, 2023 (no classes on 3/2 and 3/9)
      • Class #: DSP2301B
  • Thursdays (French – For ages 4-6): from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
    • From January 5 to June 1, 2023 (no classes on 3/2 and 3/9)
      • Class #: DSP2301C
  • Saturdays (Parker – For ages 3-5): from 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
    • From January 28 to June 3, 2023
      • Class #: DSP2301D
  • Saturdays (Parker- For ages 3-5): from 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
    • From January 28 to June 3, 2023
      • Class #: DSP2301E

This class is for beginning dance students who want to enjoy the basic fundamentals of ballet and tap. No previous training required. 

Instructors: Lisa-Marie French & Beatrice Parker
  • Thursdays (French – For ages 4-6): from 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
    • From January 5 to June 1, 2023 (no classes on 3/2 and 3/9)
      • Class #: DSP2302A
  • Fridays (Parker – For ages 4-7): from 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
    • From January 27 to June 2, 2023
      • Class #: DSP2302B
  • Saturdays (Parker – For ages 4-7): from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
    • From January 28 to June 3, 2023
      • Class #: DSP2302C
This class is for intermediate dance students who want to have fun building on their ballet and tap skills. Previous training required. 
Instructors: Lisa-Marie French & Beatrice Parker
 
Pre-Ballet III
  • Thursdays (French – For ages 5-7): from 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
    • From January 5 to June 1, 2023 (no classes on 3/2 and 3/9)
      • Class #: DSP2303A
  • Fridays (Parker – For ages 6-8): from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • From January 27 to June 2, 2023
      • Class #: DSP2303B
  • Saturdays (Parker – For ages 6-8): from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    • From January 28 to June 3, 2023
      • Class #: DSP2303C

Pre-Ballet/Tap III/IV

  • Thursdays (French – For ages 6-8): from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • From January 5 to June 1, 2023 (no classes on 3/2 and 3/9)
      • Class #: DSP2304A

Pre-Ballet/Tap IV

  • Tuesdays (French – Instructor Approval): from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
    • From January 3 to May 30, 2023 (no classes on 2/27 and 3/7)
      • Class #: DSP2304B
These classes are for continuing dance students who want to have fun building on their ballet and tap dance skills. Previous training required.
Instructors: Lisa Marie French 
  • for ages 3-4
  • Mondays from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
    • From August 23, 2021, to January 10, 2022
      • Class #: DF2116
Instructor: Lisa Marie French
  • For ages 5-7
    • Thursdays (French) from 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
      • From June 17 to July 22, 2021
      • Class #: DS2147
Instructor: Lisa Marie French 
  • For ages 3-5
    • Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
      • From June 17 to July 22, 2021
      • Class #: DS2136
Instructor: Lisa Marie French
  • For ages 3-5
    • Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
      • From June 17 to July 22, 2021
      • Class #: DS2125.
Join the waitlist: *Should more spots open, individuals will be contacted in the order of waitlist registration.*
 
Instructors: Lisa Marie French & Beatrice Parker
  • For ages 3-5
  • Tuesdays (French) from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
    • From June 15 to July 20, 2021
      • Class #: DS2101A
  • Saturdays (Parker): from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
    • From June 19 to July 24, 2021
      • Class #: DS2101B
  • Saturdays (Parker): from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
    • From June 19 to July 24, 2021
      • Class #: DS2101C

This class is for beginning dance students who want to enjoy the basic fundamentals of ballet and tap. No previous training required. No class for two weeks in the middle of the session.

Instructors: Lisa-Marie French & Beatrice Parker
  • For ages 4-7
    • Tuesdays (French): from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
      • From June 15 to July 20, 2021
      • Class #: DS2102A
    • Saturdays(Parker): from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
      • From June 19 to July 24, 2021
      • Class #:DS2102B
    • Saturdays (Parker): from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
      • From June 19 to July 24, 2021
      • Class #: DS2102C
This class is for intermediate dance students who want to have fun building on their ballet and tap skills. Previous training required.

Early Childhood Theatre

EARLY CHILDHOOD THEATRE CLASSES

A place where children develop their creative skills while beginning their creative passion!
  • Instructor: Mary Messmore
  • for ages 4-5

Session 1

  • Fridays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. 
    • From January 27 to May 19, 2023
      • Class #TSP2301B

Session 2

  • Fridays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. 
    • From January 27 to May 19, 2023
      • Class #TSP2301C

From play to Plays! Students will use their imagination to create a theatre experience. This class is great for exploration and expanding creative minds, while using beginning theatre principles!

Instructor: Doriann D’Apice
  • for ages 4-5 
  • Saturdays from 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • From January 28 to May 20, 2023
      • Class #: TSP2301A

The PAW Patrol is on a roll! When faced with challeneges, Ryder and everyone’s favorite heoric pups kick into high gear to face the challenge head on. In this exciting new class, your little one will learn basic theatre skills like vocal projection, imagination, structured play and focused movement; all while being able to make friends, tell stories, and build characters. Together, with exciting new gadgets and gear, the PAW Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City! You’ll cheer, “I’m fired up!” when we perform for our family and friends on Sharing Day!

Instructor: Doriann D’Apice
  • for ages 6-8
  • Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    • From January 28 to May 20, 2023
      • Class #: TSP2310A

Follow the yellow brick road as we join Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, Toto, Glinda the Good Witch, and the Wicked Witch of the West through several great Oz adventures. This classic film will come to life with the power of your own imagination! Through vocal excercises, theatre games, improv fun, gestures and intonation, blocking, and character building, you’ll have more heart, brains, and courage than you will know what to do with!

Instructor: Doriann D’Apice
  • for ages 6-8
  • Saturdays from 11: 45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
    • From January 28 to May 20, 2023
      • Class #: TSP2310B

Come get in touch with your own magical gift this fall at Fine Arts. Become a part of the Madrigal magic as we reenact scenes from Disney’s Encanto while learning the basics of character building, vocal projection, stage presence and movement. We will have SO MUCH FUN and talk about so many things in this class but you know we don’t talk about Bruno! Your family and friends will be amazed by your magical gift on our Sharing Day during our last class.

Instructor: Doriann D’Apice
  • for ages 5-7
    • Mondays from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
      • From June 14th to July 26th, 2021
      • Class #: TS2110

We’re off to see the Wizard! Join Dorothy and all your friends from over the rainbow in this fantastic class. You’ll learn the basics of vocal projection, character building, stage direction, and blocking as you go on adventures with your friends to follow the yellow brick road! Your family and friends will be amazed by your brains, heart, and courage when we perform for Sharing Day during the final class!

Instructor: David Malinowski
  • for ages 3-5 
  • Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
  • From 1/27/2021-5/19/2021
    • Class #: TSP2101A

Oh the places your beginning theatre student will go in this class. Using the zany, colorful, and wild stories of Dr. Seuss, your young story teller will learn all about theatre and stage presence. The focus of this class is on the basic theatre techniques of volume, diction, emotions, character development, and building relationships. This class culminates in a Sharing Day for family friends on the last day of class.

Instructor: Doriann D’Apice 
  • for ages 3-5
  • Saturdays from 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • From 1/30/2021 – 5/22/2021
    • Class #: TSP2101B

Ignite your child’s imagination and introduce your young actor or actress to the world of theatre through silly stories and songs. Children will act out each book and sing songs from “If You Give a Pig a Pancake,” “If You Give a Moose a Muffin,” and “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.” A perfect introduction to the art of theatre! Class culminates with a Sharing Day for family and friends on the last day of class.