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Programs & Workshops at The Fine Arts Association

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UNTIL FALL 2021 REGISTRATION OPENS

To see a list of remaining Summer Semester classes available, please visit the Summer at FAA page

CREATIVE ARTS THERAPIES SESSIONS AND WORKSHOPS

Self care and self-expression are important now more than ever! FAA is offering a unique array of creative art therapy sessions and workshops for not only individuals with disabilities, but for their caregivers as well! All offerings are lead by a credentialed music/art therapist. Before exploring the offerings below, please review the “Arts Instruction” key here indicating the differences between hybrid, in-person, and virtual instruction with FAA. If you are a new student, please look for a welcoming message from Associate Director of Creative Arts Therapies, Ann Marie Raddell, prior to the start date of the class.

Care for Caregivers Workshop

With Diane Meros, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS

A one-day workshop on Thursday, July 22, 2021, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for adult caregivers.

The caregivers for those with special needs are invited to a relaxing evening of self-care and love. Come make heart-shaped soap infused with essential oils, create connections with other caregivers, and enjoy the fun!
 

Workshop #: CATS2150-W

This workshop is in-person only.

Adapted Dance

With Danielle Musat, MT-BC, and Rose Lesak (hybrid or in-person)
  • for ages 6-12
  • Session 1: Mondays from 4:05 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.
    • From September 13 to October 18, 2021
      • Class #: CATF2101C
  • Session 2: Mondays from 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • From November 8 to December 13, 2021
      • Class #: CATF2101E
Designed for individuals with disabilities. Explore a variety of movement with the opportunity for self-expression through dance. Learn spatial awareness, balance, and body control. Dancers will use their imagination in a creative world of music and dance.
 

FAA’s dance studio is handicap accessible.

This class is available both in-person and live, virtually. 

With Danielle Musat, MT-BC, and Rose Lesak (hybrid or in-person)
  • for ages 13+
  • Session 1: Mondays from 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • From September 13 to October 18, 2021
      • Class #: CATF2101B
  • Session 2: Mondays from 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • From November 8 to December 13, 2021
      • Class #: CATF2101D
Designed for individuals with disabilities. Explore a variety of movement with the opportunity for self-expression through dance. Learn spatial awareness, balance, and body control. Dancers will use their imagination in a creative world of music and dance.
 

FAA’s dance studio is handicap accessible.

This class is available both in-person and live, virtually. 

MORE SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS

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Nursery Rhyme Time
and Music Makin'

Instructors: Melissa Sexstella & Ann Marie Raddell

  • for ages 2-5 with caregiver
  • Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
    • From October 4, 2021 to October 25, 2021
      • Class #: MAF2101

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.

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 December 6, 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 one-half hour of art and one-half hour of music each week. 

Instructor: Ann Marie Raddell

  • for students birth to age 5

Six sessions to choose from: 

  • Session 1 (Sept) Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
    • From September 2 to September 23, 2021 
      • Class #: MF2101A
  • Session 2 (Oct) Thursdays from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. 
    • From October 7 to October 28, 2021 
      • Class #: MF2101B
  • Session 3 (Nov) Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
    • From November 11 to December 9, 2021 
      • Class #: MF2101C

  • Session 1 (Sept) Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
    • From September 2 to September 23, 2021 
      • Class #: MF2101D
  • Session 2 (Oct) Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
    • From October 7 to October 28, 2021 
      • Class #: MF2101E
  • Session 3 (Nov) Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    • From October 7 to October 28, 2021
      • Class #: MF2101F

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.-12:00 p.m. Live Online (Class #: 2102)
 
  • Instructor: Ann Marie Raddell
  • for students birth to age 5
  • Thursdays: May 13, May 20, May 27, and June 3

3 sections to choose from: 

  • 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Live Online
    • (Class #: MSP2101C) 
  • 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. in person at FAA 
    • (Class #: MSP2101D) 
  • 10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. in-person at FAA
    • (Class #: MSP2102B) 
  • Instructor: Ann Marie Raddell MT-BC, NICU MT
  • Join the waitlist: *Should more spots open, individuals will be contacted in the order of waitlist registration.*
  • 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) 

ALL THE ARTS ONE DAY CAMP
NEOEA DAY | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8!

NEOEA Day Camp is on Friday October 8, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to  3:00 p.m. for ages 5-13.
 
Is school out? Bring the kids to Fine Arts to explore dance, music, visual arts and theatre. All arts supplies are included in the camp fee. Campers should bring a packed lunch and a water bottle. Before Camp Care is INCLUDED in camp tuition! Drop off your camper anytime between 8:00-9:00 am. Before Camp Care includes supervised, quiet time activities (games, drawing, etc.) Camp day officially begins at 9:00 am.
 
Class #: MAF2133-C
 

Price: $50.00

ALL THE ARTS ONE DAY CAMP
MLK DAY | MONDAY, JANUARY 17!

MLK Day Camp is on Monday, January 17, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to  3:00 p.m. for ages 5-13.

Is school out? Bring the kids to Fine Arts to explore dance, music, visual arts and theatre. All arts supplies are included in the camp fee. Campers should bring a packed lunch and a water bottle. FYI! Before Camp Care is INCLUDED in camp tuition! Drop off your camper anytime between 8:00-9:00 am. Before Camp Care includes supervised, quiet time activities (games, drawing, etc.) Camp day officially begins at 9:00 am. There are NEW activities with each All the Arts Camp, so register for BOTH!

Class #: MAF2134-C

Price: $50

Family Ties Homeschool Program

Teachers: 

  • The Family Ties Homeschool Program provides enriching, hands-on art experiences designed specifically for homeschooled students ages 5-13.
  • Students are divided into two age groups: lower school (LS) and upper school (US).
  • Caring, experienced faculty guide students through hands-on experiences in visual arts, theatre, music and dance classes.
  • Students share what they have learned with family and friends when they gather for a celebration of the arts at the close of each session.
  • During this session, we will celebrate holiday musicals! The program’s curriculum is aligned with the Ohio Department of Education’s Academic Content Standards in Fine Arts. 

Daily Schedule:

  • Daily Schedule: Students rotate through four 55-minute classes in visual arts, theatre, music and dance.
  • All students meet for lunch and outdoor time from Noon-1:00 p.m.
  • (Students should bring their own bag lunch.)
  • Sharing Day Performance is on Monday, December 13, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Corning Auditorium.

*SPECIAL SIBLING DISCOUNT!*

$200 EACH ADDITIONAL CHILD. AVAILABLE CHOICE WHEN REGISTERING

For a personal tour of FAA or for more information about The Fine Arts Association’s Programs & Workshops, please contact: 

Director of Education, Michael Lund Ziegler

mlundziegler@fineartsassociation.org 

(440) 951-7500 x118

Visual Art Workshops

Instructor: Dianne Stiver-Lang

  • All ages welcome. 10+ (under must attend with accompanying adult)
    • From 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday October 14, 2021.
    • From 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 21, 2021.
      • Class #: VAF2161

 

Students will create their own ceramic pumpkin using Terra-Cotta (Orange Clay). Pumpkins can be used as a light-up Jack-o’-lantern or pumpkin jar. All supplies provided.

Instructor: Dianne Stiver-Lang

  • All ages welcome. 10+ (under must attend with accompanying adult)
  • Session 1: 
    • From 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday November 4, 2021.
    • From 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 11, 2021.
      • Class #: VAF2162A
  • Session 2: 
    • From 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday November 18, 2021.
    • From 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 2, 2021.
      • Class #: VAF2162A

Students will create their own tabletop light-up tree made from ceramic clay, colored bulbs and electric cord. All supplies provided. Makes an excellent gift.

Social Group
for Caregivers of those with Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia

With Laurén Skillicorn AT, LPC

Four week session on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from April 24th to May 15th for adult caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.  

Connect with individuals caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias while tapping into self-care through the use of art making.  Projects include utilizing collage Materials and paint.

Class #: CAT2101 OR CAT2102-OL (virtual)

This class can be taken in-person or live virtually. 

Songwriting
for ages 13+

With Becca Bankert, MT-BC

Four week session on Mondays: March 15, March 22, March 29, and April 12 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. for ages 13+.

Learn and practice basic elements of songwriting. Participants will engage in group songwriting, lyric analysis, and song sharing. Individuals will also have the opportunity to write your own song, with feedback and assistance from Miss Becca and classmates! All levels of experience are welcome!

Class #: CAT2102 OR CAT2102-OL (virtual)

This class is available both in-person or live, virtually .

Art Therapy for Relaxation
Ages 18+

With Sara Wasserman, MA, ATR, LPC

Four-week session on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. from March 9th to March 30th for adults 18+. All abilities welcome!

Here is a chance for something exciting to come out of the time we are spending at home. This one hour class offers an opportunity to create simple or elaborate art expressions. Using a combination of guided visualization, templates, and prompts, you will render images that bring relaxation and a sense of calm and peace. No experience required. Simple art materials will be used including markers, crayons, and watercolors.

Class #: CAT2105-OL (virtual)

Take this time to uniquely expressive self!

This class is available only virtually.

Mom and Me Social Group
for Children with Disabilities and their Caregiver

With Ann Marie Raddell, MT-BC, NICU MT

Three week session on Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. from March 15 to March 29, 2021 for children (birth to age 5) with disabilities and their caregiver.

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. Caregivers will have an opportunity to connect with other caregivers during each session. 

Class #: CAT2103

This class is in-person only.