Special Programs

Creative Artistic Fun Experiences
Program for Seniors (ages 55+)

The ‘Creative Artistic Fun Experiences’ program is made possible by both the Eaton Charitable Fund and Ohio Arts Council –thank you for the gracious grant award! To build interest in the program, the C.A.F.E Fall edition will be ABSOLUTELY FREE! This opportunity offers engaging experiences longing for the health benefits, relaxation, and joy that the arts are proven to bring to our lives!

Choose between one of the following programs:

1. Rockin’ Around! – Sing-a-long with holiday tunes and dancing!

2. Holiday Beats – Use Rhythm Instruments to bring on the Holiday Cheer!

3. CAFE Crafting: Merry Mail Holder – Create a useful and fun wooden holiday card holder!

Classes meet from 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m on:

–October 18 & 25

–November 1, 8, & 22

–December 13

At The Fine Arts Association:

38550 Mentor Ave. Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Register before the end of September by calling or emailing Melissa Sextella:



All classes include coffee, tea, and snacks!

Family Ties Home School Program (ages 5-13)

Fall 2019 Session

It’s the Holidays!
Mondays, September 9 – December 9, 2019 (14 weeks)
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sharing Day Performance:  Monday, December 9, 2019 – 7:00 pm in the Corning Auditorium

(Students meet during the day as regularly scheduled.  They then participate in the Sharing Day Performance at 7:00 pm for family and friends. This performance is free and open to the community.)

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 pm. (Students should bring their own bag lunch.)

Homeschool Curriculum Overview:

The Family Ties Homeschool Progrm provides enriching, hands-on arts 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, centered around FAA’s holiday show! 

BONUS!  The Fall 2019 session includes the opportunity for homeschoolers and an accompanying adult to attend the 11:00 am performance of FAA’s holiday show on Thursday, December 5, 2019.  Families will be requested to RSVP by September 30, 2019.  More details will be given the first week of class.

The program’s curriculum is aligned with the Ohio Department of Education’s Academic Content Standards in Fine Arts.

Session Location Start Date
HSF1901 - Family Ties Homeschool Program (ages 5-13) Room 150/Room 212/ Room 155/Room 154 September 9, 2019
Session Location Start Date
MAF1901-C - UNAVAILABLE All the Arts CampNEOEA Day Room 157/Room 212/ Room 155 October 11, 2019
MAF1902 - C - All the Arts CampMartin Luther King Day Room 157/Room 212/ Room 155 January 20, 2020
MAF1903 - Nursery Rhyme Time - Fall Edition! Room 155/ Room 212 October 3, 2019

Family Ties Faculty:

Theatre – Justin Steck
Music – Rebecca Bankert
Dance – TBA
Visual Arts – Dianne Stiver-Lang

For a personal tour of Fine Arts or for more information about The Fine Arts Association’s Homeschool Program, contact Director of Education, at 440-951-7500 x118.