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Visual Arts

The Fine Arts Association
Program

The Fine Arts Association’s Visual Arts program offers a studio-based environment in 8-16 week sessions. With a wide variety of classes to choose from, there is something for every age and ability. FAA also hosts special workshops and other visual art programs throughout the year. Explore classes in drawing, painting, multi-media, ceramics and MORE! 

As a part of the visual arts program, students are exposed to several public art opportunities and exhibition space. Observation and imagination are encouraged as students develop their creative and technical skills and create their own art portfolio!

Project and technique varies with each session, allowing students to acquire skills in various mediums. Supplies are often included in tuitionCeramics classes for teens and adults have an additional clay fee of $10 per bag. Ceramics tools are also available to purchase for $12 per kit. Both tools and clay can be purchased at the Customer Service Center. Unless indicated, most courses are designed to permit students to continue from previous sessions. New students are always welcome!

The Fine Arts Association offers Private Art Instruction for those who would like a one on one experience that fits to their schedule. Please contact Customer Experience at (440) 951-7500 x100 if interested in Private Instruction.

FAA Visual Arts Faculty

FALL 2020 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSES

EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSES

Young Artists

Explore a multitude of art media!
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YOUR CHILD'S FIRST ART CLASS

Teachers – Sexstella & Raddell
 
From 10/26/2020 to 11/16/2020 on Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for ages 2-4.
 
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.
Teachers – Sexstella & Raddell
 
From 10/26/2020 to 11/16/2020 on Mondays from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDT ONLINE for ages 2-5.
 
Nursery Rhyme Time Online Edition offers uplifting fun. Together with your 2-5 year old, in the comfort of your own home, get engaged with music and art experiences led by Ann Marie Raddell MT-BC, NICU MT and Melissa Sexstella. You can choose to participate in the music portion Live or if that time doesn’t work for you, watch the recording at your own convenience. Art projects are accessible at any time and use recycled and common supplies so you can participate when the timing is perfect for your family’s needs. Nursery Rhyme Time is themed each week to match beloved nursery rhymes and features felt play that focuses on early childhood skills like counting and colors.
Instructor: Melissa Sexstella
 
From 09/02/2020 to 11/18/2020 on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. for ages 3-5.
 
Art Exploration 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.
 

ART FOR AGES 2-4

Instructor: Kathy Mercer
 
From 08/29/2020 to 10/03/2020 on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. for ages 2-4.with a caregiver.
 
Smear, splat, and explore a multitude of art media (paint,oil pastels, markers and more!) and experiences.

ART FOR AGES 4-6

Instructor: Kathy Mercer
 
From 08/29/2020 to 10/03/2020 on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. for ages 4-6.
 
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.

CERAMICS CLASSES

CERAMICS CLASSES

Hands on

Hands on projects where student's imagination can be explored in a variety of hand building techniques.
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  • All ceramics classes are offered in person only

CERAMICS CLASSES FOR CHILDREN

Instructor: Brittany Weisbarth

Session 1= 08/25/2020 to 10/13/2020

Session 2= 10/20/2020 to 12/15/2020

For ages 4-6.
 

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

CERAMICS CLASSES FOR KIDS & TEENS

Instructor: Dianne Stiver-Lang

Session 1= From 08/24/2020 to 10/19/2020 on Mondays from 4:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m. 

Session 2= From 10/26/2020 to 12/14/2020 on Mondays from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Instructor: Brittany Weisbarth

Session 1= From 08/25/2020 to 10/13/2020 on Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 

Session 2= From 10/20/2020 to 12/15/2020 on Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

For ages 6-9.
Student’s imagination is encouraged through learning three methods of hand building in clay. Master the art of slab, coil and pinch pot building. This session’s projects may include seasonal items, animals, and birdhouses. Clay fee is included in tuition.
Instructor: Brittany Weisbarth
 
From 08/24/2020 to 10/19/2020 on Mondays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. for ages 10-15.
 
In this popular class, students explore sculptural and functional forms using hand building techniques and take turns using the pottery wheel. Emphasis is placed on creativity. Students produce a multitude of creative projects including lidded pots, functional items, and seasonal-themed items. Clay fee is included in tuition.

CERAMICS CLASSES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

Instructor: Brittany Weisbarth
  • Session 1= From 08/25/2020 to 10/13/2020 on Tuesdays from 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
  • Session 2= From 10/20/2020 to 12/15/2020 on Tuesdays from 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
For ages 10+. Create family FUN! Explore the use of the potter’s wheel with your loved ones. Hand-building will also be a technique used. Projects include seasonal-themed items. Adults are welcome to register for this class too for a family experience. Cost includes one adult & one child.

CERAMICS CLASSES
FOR TEENS & ADULTS

Instructor: Dianne Stiver-Lang
  • Session 1= 08/24/2020 to 10/19/2020 From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Mondays 
  • Session 2= From 10/26/2020 to 12/14/2020 on Mondays from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Session 1= From 08/28/2020 to 10/16/2020 on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Session 2= From 10/23/2020 to 12/18/2020 on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
For high school seniors and older.
Basic and advanced techniques of hand-building, wheel-throwing and glaze application are taught in this class. Students are encouraged to develop individual pursuits in clay. Instructor assists students with reaching individual goals. Beginners through advanced welcome.

CERAMICS CLASSES
FOR ADULTS

Instructor: Dianne Stiver-Lang
  • Session 1= From 08/27/2020 to 10/15/2020 
  • Session 2= From 10/22/2020 to 12/17/2020  
Thursdays from 6:00 -p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for ages 18+.
Need a longer session in the studio? Learn basic and advanced techniques of hand-building, wheel-throwing and glaze application. Instructor assists students with reaching individual goals.

DRAWING AND PAINTING CLASSES

DRAWING AND PAINTING CLASSES

Build

Build painting and drawing skills in a creative environment that encourages students to reach their goals.
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  • The black outlined button= the ONLINE version of the same class. 
Instructor: Kathy Mercer
From 08/24/2020 to 11/02/2020 on Mondays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for ages 6-9.
Explore the mind through creativity by painting and drawing from the mind. Paint, pastel and other media will be used.
Instructor: Kathy Mercer
From 08/24/2020 to 11/02/2020 on Mondays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. for ages 10-18.
Come on and have fun, exploring your mind and creativity by drawing and painting from the mind. Paint, pastel and other media will be used.
Instructor: Kathy Mercer
From 08/26/2020 to 10/14/2020 Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for ages 6-9.
Create your own cartoon character and let’s bring it to life!
Instructor: Kathy Mercer
From 08/24/2020 to 11/02/2020 on Mondays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. for ages 10-18.
Come on and have fun, exploring your mind and creativity by drawing and painting from the mind. Paint, pastel and other media will be used.

PAINTING & DRAWING FOR KIDS-TEENS

Instructor: Melissa Sexstella
From 09/03/2020 to 11/19/2020 on Thursdays from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. for ages 6-9.
Children will build their skills with an extensive variety of drawing and painting tools and supplies. Students explore in a creative environment while learning techniques and strategies.
Instructor: Melissa Sexsetlla
From 09/03/2020 to 11/19/2020 on Thursdays from 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m for ages 9-12.
For the young artist looking to grow! Students experiment with watercolor techniques, build their skill level with acrylic and elevate their drawing ability while developing their own unique style.
Instructor: Sandra Patterson
From 08/25/2020 to 12/15/2020 on Tuesdays from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. for ages 13-18.
Studio atmosphere with professional support. Students explore drawing and painting in a variety of media. Projects may be customized class projects or individual projects.
Instructor: Sandra Patterson
From 08/24/2020 -to 12/14/2020 Mondays from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. for ages 13-18
Build a strong foundation in drawing and watch all of your visual art skills improve! What do you like to draw? Bring your ideas or favorite subject matter and get expert advice on how to grow your skills. This class utilizes a studio atmosphere and a variety of drawing media, featuring pen and ink, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, and more.

PAINTING FOR ADULTS & SENIORS

Instructor: Kathy Mercer
From 08/27/2020 to 10/15/2020 on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. for ages 18+
This class is for the early bird to rise and shine and bring coffee! Acrylic paint or watercolor. Bring your canvas and the rest is supplied.
Instructor: Kathy Mercer
From 08/26/2020 to 10/14/2020 on Wednesdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. for high school students and adults.
Explore the world of acrylic painting! Bring your ideas and a canvas, and let’s get to work! Paints and brushes will be provided.

TEXTILE CLASSES

TEXTILE CLASSES

Discover

Discover the art of textiles through jewelry design and more!
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JEWELRY MAKING FOR AGES 7-10

Instructor: Dianne Stiver-Lang
 
From 08/27/2020 to 10/15/2020 on Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for ages 7-10.
 
Students learn techniques to make their own one-of-a-kind jewelry. Beading, weaving, and macrame are taught to create bracelets, necklaces and even wall hangings.

ART THERAPY

ART THERAPY

Explore

All ages and abilities are welcome to explore emotions, develop self-awareness, cope with stress, boost self-esteem, and work on social skills.

Art Therapy sessions are available. 

Read more about FAA’s Creative Arts Therapies Program