FAI - Class Schedule

Spring 2021

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Classes

Take part in one of these 3-12 week courses offered by our expert instructors. Classes usually meet once a week in the evening.

Ceramics

Beginning Ceramics - Summer I

Photograph of a tall shelf full of pottery with some pieces scattered on the floor in front, all in a large kiln being loaded for firing.

TIME & DATES: Thursdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmMay 20th to Jun 24th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 140
INSTRUCTOR: Jill Coldiron
CLASS FEE: $160.00
MATERIALS FEE: Class fee includes clay, use of available glazes, and firing.

Try your hand at the potter’s wheel or hand building. Focus will be placed on developing basic skills and the use of clay as an art form. This class is designed for those with little or no experience in ceramics. Please wear clothes appropriate for making ceramics—you will get dirty and that’s part of the fun!

For more information on course content and what to expect in the classroom, contact Jill Coldiron at maincrossart@gmail.com.

If you enroll in both sessions on the same registration, Session 2 enrollment will be discounted to $140. 

Beginning Ceramics - Summer II

Photograph of a tall shelf full of pottery with some pieces scattered on the floor in front, all in a large kiln being loaded for firing.

TIME & DATES: Thursdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmJul 22nd to Aug 26th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 140
INSTRUCTOR: Jill Coldiron
CLASS FEE: $160.00
MATERIALS FEE: Class fee includes clay, use of available glazes, and firing.

Try your hand at the potter’s wheel or hand building. Focus will be placed on developing basic skills and the use of clay as an art form. This class is designed for those with little or no experience in ceramics. Please wear clothes appropriate for making ceramics—you will get dirty and that’s part of the fun!

For more information on course content and what to expect in the classroom, contact Jill Coldiron at maincrossart@gmail.com.

If you enroll in both sessions on the same registration, Session 2 enrollment will be discounted to $140. 

Taking Ceramics to the Next Level - Summer I

Photography of a collection of recently thrown dried pottery of different kinds, soon to be fired.

TIME & DATES: Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmMay 18th to Jun 22nd
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 140
INSTRUCTOR: Jill Coldiron
CLASS FEE: $160.00
MATERIALS FEE: Class fee includes clay, use of available glazes, and firing.

This class is designed for those with previous experience in ceramics. Develop your skills in wheel-throwing and hand building. The focus will be on individual ideas and projects. Class fee includes clay, use of available glazes, and firing.

For more information on course content and what to expect in the classroom, contact Jill Coldiron at maincrossart@gmail.com.

If you enroll in both sessions on the same registration, Session 2 enrollment will be discounted to $140. 

Taking Ceramics to the Next Level - Summer II

Photography of a collection of recently thrown dried pottery of different kinds, soon to be fired.

TIME & DATES: Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmJul 20th to Aug 24th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 140
INSTRUCTOR: Jill Coldiron
CLASS FEE: $160.00
MATERIALS FEE: Class fee includes clay, use of available glazes, and firing.

This class is designed for those with previous experience in ceramics. Develop your skills in wheel-throwing and hand building. The focus will be on individual ideas and projects. Class fee includes clay, use of available glazes, and firing.

For more information on course content and what to expect in the classroom, contact Jill Coldiron at maincrossart@gmail.com.

If you enroll in both sessions on the same registration, Session 2 enrollment will be discounted to $140. 

Drawing

Explorations in Drawing - Summer I

A woman working with charcoal sketching a silhouette of a sassy woman.

TIME & DATES: Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmMay 12th to Jun 16th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 225
INSTRUCTOR: Christine Kuhn
CLASS FEE: $125.00

This class is suitable for both beginners and those wishing to deepen their drawing practice. This class will focus on both representational and expressive drawing, using graphite, charcoal, and ink. We will begin with simple line drawings and continue with studies and experiments in value, scale, texture, and form.

The first class will be informational. A detailed materials list will be distributed and discussed. Students can plan to be at the first class for an hour. For more course content details, please contact Christine, dontforgettoflourish@gmail.com.

Fiber

Introduction to Floor Loom Weaving - Summer II

Photograph of a loom with a multicolor experimental scarf in progress.

TIME & DATES: Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmJul 21st to Aug 25th
LOCATION: SAVS Room 229
INSTRUCTOR: Morgan Shipps
CLASS FEE: $200.00

Join us in the fiber studio! Explore the basics of floor-loom weaving. Learn to warp a loom, and explore the possibilities of woven yardage and patterns. This is a rare opportunity to have access to floor looms and learn the art of weaving. If you are interested in woven fabrics and textiles, this class is not to be missed!

Floral Design

Introduction to Ikebana Flower Design - Summer I

Photograph of a short, long, rectangular, black planter with a combination of delicate but bare dogwood branches, jagged leafy greens, and yellow daffodils.

TIME & DATES: Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 8:00pmMay 19th to Jun 23rd
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 113
INSTRUCTOR: Brooke Pohl
CLASS FEE: $175.00
MATERIALS FEE: $60 for weekly fresh flowers. Paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class.

Rooted in Japanese tradition, the practice of ikebana flower arranging combines the beauty of flowers with one's creativity to open a path of self-discovery. Artistic immersion with nature's gifts can bring a sense of calm you may be seeking. 

This 6-week course will focus on variations of a basic design using a low flat container.

Materials Fee of $60 to pay for weekly fresh flowers, to be paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class (cash, check, paypal or Venmo accepted).

Introduction to Ikebana Flower Design - Summer II

Photograph of a short, long, rectangular, black planter with a combination of delicate but bare dogwood branches, jagged leafy greens, and yellow daffodils.

TIME & DATES: Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 8:00pmJul 21st to Aug 25th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 113
INSTRUCTOR: Brooke Pohl
CLASS FEE: $175.00
MATERIALS FEE: $60 for weekly fresh flowers. Paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class.

Rooted in Japanese tradition, the practice of ikebana flower arranging combines the beauty of flowers with one's creativity to open a path of self-discovery. Artistic immersion with nature's gifts can bring a sense of calm you may be seeking. 

This 6-week course will focus on variations of a basic design using a low flat container.

Materials Fee of $60 to pay for weekly fresh flowers, to be paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class (cash, check, paypal or Venmo accepted).

Painting

Explorations in Painting - Summer I

Photograph of a painting studio with multiple easels, work-in-progress paintings, and students.

TIME & DATES: Thursdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmMay 13th to Jun 17th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 227
INSTRUCTOR: Christine Kuhn
CLASS FEE: $125.00

This class is designed for those who have always wanted to paint, but find getting started overwhelming. Using a simple but effective program, this course will lead you through the beginning stages of the painting process and will gently encourage your creative instincts to flourish. The class is both relaxed and informative and aims to introduce you to painting through awareness of spatial relationships, composition, and color. Former students are welcome.

The first class will be informational. A detailed materials list will be distributed and discussed. Students can plan to be at the first class for an hour. For more course content details, please contact Christine, dontforgettoflourish@gmail.com

Explorations in Painting - Summer II

Photograph of a painting studio with multiple easels, work-in-progress paintings, and students.

TIME & DATES: Thursdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmJul 22nd to Aug 26th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 227
INSTRUCTOR: Christine Kuhn
CLASS FEE: $125.00

This class is designed for those who have always wanted to paint, but find getting started overwhelming. Using a simple but effective program, this course will lead you through the beginning stages of the painting process and will gently encourage your creative instincts to flourish. The class is both relaxed and informative and aims to introduce you to painting through awareness of spatial relationships, composition, and color. Former students are welcome.

The first class will be informational. A detailed materials list will be distributed and discussed. Students can plan to be at the first class for an hour. For more course content details, please contact Christine, dontforgettoflourish@gmail.com

Layering it On: Mixed Media Painting Techniques - Summer II

Painting of a flower in a vase incorporating newsprint, textured paper, and maps.

TIME & DATES: Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmJul 21st to Aug 25th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 121
INSTRUCTOR: Christine Kuhn
CLASS FEE: $125.00

This class will explore mixed media painting techniques with an emphasis on experimentation with materials and on finding a personal style. Some of the topics covered include collage and layering with acrylic gels and media, image transfer, ink, monoprints, and stenciling.  Students will leave the class with two finished pieces of which they can be proud!  The first class will be informational. A detailed materials list will be distributed and discussed.

Questions? Contact Christine Kuhn at dontforgettoflourish@gmail.com.

Photography

Black & White Darkroom Printing - Summer I

A woman holding up a sheet of negatives with a magnifying lens.

TIME & DATES: Thursdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmMay 20th to Jun 24th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 222
INSTRUCTOR: Carey Gough
CLASS FEE: $155.00
MATERIALS FEE: Bring your own 35mm film camera, film, and paper. Class fee includes processing chemicals.

Have you always been enchanted by the timelessness of black and white photography? Join us as we explore the art, magic, and science of analog black and white photographic image-making. This course is designed for all skill levels both beginning and experienced photographers and welcomes anyone interested in processing their own film and making unique darkroom prints. This course will be approached as a workshop, and individual instruction will be available based on the student’s needs and technical development.

Participants must have access to their own 35mm film camera and will be asked to provide film and paper. Chemistry for processing film and paper is included in the course fee. For more information, please email Carey at careygough@gmail.com.

Black & White Darkroom Printing - Summer II

A woman holding up a sheet of negatives with a magnifying lens.

TIME & DATES: Thursdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmJul 22nd to Aug 26th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 222
INSTRUCTOR: Carey Gough
CLASS FEE: $155.00
MATERIALS FEE: Bring your own 35mm film camera, film, and paper. Class fee includes processing chemicals.

Have you always been enchanted by the timelessness of black and white photography? Join us as we explore the art, magic, and science of analog black and white photographic image-making. This course is designed for all skill levels both beginning and experienced photographers and welcomes anyone interested in processing their own film and making unique darkroom prints. This course will be approached as a workshop, and individual instruction will be available based on the student’s needs and technical development.

Participants must have access to their own 35mm film camera and will be asked to provide film and paper. Chemistry for processing film and paper is included in the course fee. For more information, please email Carey at careygough@gmail.com.

Sculpture

Creative Basket Weaving - Summer II
TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 1:00pm to 4:00pmJul 24th to Aug 28th
LOCATION: SAVS Room 113
INSTRUCTOR: Morgan Shipps
CLASS FEE: $170.00
MATERIALS FEE: Partially covered by registration fee. Projects can be finished with provided materials, but students may bring other materials they enjoy.

In this class we will explore basic basketry techniques, gain an understanding of how woven structures operate, and explore how these techniques can be applied to non-traditional materials. Not all “basket weaving” results in a vessel. Basketry weaving is essentially the act of weaving without a loom, and offers the artist the ability to use materials that aren’t compatible with looms. That said, if baskets are your goal, this class is a great way to launch your basketry journey!

This class is open to all levels. The techniques we discuss will be accessible to the beginner, and will get you started. For the experienced basket maker, this class will offer you new ways to approach the “basket”. We can all benefit from the group studio experience; receiving feedback, encountering new ways of thinking, and build off one another’s energy. 

A note on my teaching style:

New techniques, and material processes will be presented each class. This will give you an opportunity to try a variety of approaches. You might just find a new love! 

When you find that technique, you may want to keep going with it, exploring all that it can give you. Alternatively, you might come into this class with a particular goal, or dream project. This is where our “studio time” will come in. There will always be time to practice techniques, work on individual projects, and get more personalized guidance from me. The studio is a supportive and energetic environment! 

Materials:

A portion of your registration fee will go towards the materials needed to complete the class weaving explorations. In addition to this fee, you will be provided with a small list of tools you will need to bring to class. (For example, scissors, and tape.) For everyone’s safety, we will not have a community pile for these items.

With the above materials, you will be able to complete the class, with small baskets and basketry samples of your own creation.

During the class, we will also discuss materials you may want to experiment with — materials you might not even think of as basketry materials now. Many students find a favorite technique, or discover a personalized project they want to pursue. (You may find you have a love for rubber tubing, for instance!) Students are always welcome to bring in additional materials and get help perusing there more individual journey.


Workshops

Limited on time? Just want to dip your toes in a little creativity? Workshops are 1-2 days, typically taking place in one evening or over one weekend.

Digital Image Editing

Introduction to Photoshop - Summer I

Image of a surrealist landscape blended together from photos and other graphics.

TIME & DATES: Thursdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmMay 20th to Jun 3rd
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 210
INSTRUCTOR: Lennon Michalski
CLASS FEE: $120.00

This workshop will introduce you to the different facets of Photoshop. We will have different assignments that highlight the versatility of this program. We will work with Vector imagery and design shapes which are great for graphic design. Then piece together jpgs for college and then learn Masks with many ways to develop a photo through light, color and composition. 

This is a beginning-level class; please email your instructor Lennon Michalski at lennonmichalski@gmail.com if you have any questions. Bring any images you may want to edit.

Introduction to Photoshop - Summer II

Image of a surrealist landscape blended together from photos and other graphics.

TIME & DATES: Thursdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmJul 29th to Aug 12th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 210
INSTRUCTOR: Lennon Michalski
CLASS FEE: $120.00

This workshop will introduce you to the different facets of Photoshop. We will have different assignments that highlight the versatility of this program. We will work with Vector imagery and design shapes which are great for graphic design. Then piece together jpgs for college and then learn Masks with many ways to develop a photo through light, color and composition. 

This is a beginning-level class; please email your instructor Lennon Michalski at lennonmichalski@gmail.com if you have any questions. Bring any images you may want to edit.

Drawing

Drawing From Life - Summer I
TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 10:00am to 1:00pmMay 22nd to Jun 5th
LOCATION: Multiple Venues
INSTRUCTOR: Lennon Michalski
CLASS FEE: $120.00
MATERIALS FEE: A materials list will be distributed before the class begins.

This class is for the experienced and not so experienced. Each week, we will explore a different location in downtown Lexington to find interesting compositional possibilities for sketching from life. Bring a sketch pad and your preferred medium of drawing: graphite, charcoal, ink, etc. 

The class will address space with a dynamic arrangement of form and volume. We will create multiple renderings of our natural surroundings through a variety of application techniques. This will be a great opportunity to meet gain feedback and meet fellow artists.  

A materials list will be distributed before the class begins. Transportation is the responsibility of the registrant.

Drawing From Life - Summer II
TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 10:00am to 1:00pmJul 31st to Aug 14th
LOCATION: Multiple Venues
INSTRUCTOR: Lennon Michalski
CLASS FEE: $120.00
MATERIALS FEE: A materials list will be distributed before the class begins.

This class is the experienced and not so experienced. Each week, we will explore a different location in downtown Lexington to find interesting compositional possibilities for sketching from life. Bring a sketch pad and your preferred medium of drawing: graphite, charcoal, ink, etc. 

The class will address space with a dynamic arrangement of form and volume. We will create multiple renderings of our natural surroundings through a variety of application techniques. This will be a great opportunity to meet gain feedback and meet fellow artists.  

A materials list will be distributed before the class begins. Transportation is the responsibility of the registrant.

Fiber

Handmade Fused Repurposed Fabric - Summer II

Photograph of many patches of patterned and colorful cloth ranging from oranges, magentas, blues, golds, and dark browns felted together into one length of fabric.

TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 11:00am to 1:00pmJul 17th to Jul 24th
LOCATION: SAVS Room 229
INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski
CLASS FEE: $90.00

Yes, you can always buy fabric. The question is how do we make our own sustainable fabric?

This class will focus on repurposing the clothing that already exists, and has nowhere to go but into landfills. Why should we buy new when fibers exist all around us that can be used creatively? This process not only eliminates stress for the planet, it provides a place to put our minds while we struggle with finding new ways of living. 

We will explore how color dominates our life, not only in creating beautiful things and spaces, but as a way to tell our story. This is an experience-based class focused on identifying your color palette. During the first class I will have old clothes for you to repurpose. You will be required to visit resale shops, your closet, or attic and find clothing to repurpose for the second class. We will discuss more of what to look for in the first class. In the meantime, pay attention to the colors you love and the variety of fabrics available from synthetics to natural. We will be using a 72” FeltLOOM, a machine designed to fuse diverse fabrics together to create something new. You will leave with two beautiful pieces of fabric with a story to tell.

Take one or more sessions. The beauty of this process is that once you learn the basics, it is self-directed. Many of the design steps can be done at home so that you can focus using the unique FeltLOOM to create more fabric for home decor or art to wear in the next session or scheduled use of the FeltLOOM by the hour.

The work you start here can be continued in hourly private sessions with Laverne. See Laverne’s Private FeltLOOM lesson listing for more details.

For further information about this workshop, please contact Laverne, lavernez@gmail.com.

Please note there are several sessions of this class. They are separate enrollments. Your enrollment fee is for one two-day session.

Handmade Fused Repurposed Fabric - Summer III

Photograph of many patches of patterned and colorful cloth ranging from oranges, magentas, blues, golds, and dark browns felted together into one length of fabric.

TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 11:00am to 1:00pmAug 14th to Aug 21st
LOCATION: SAVS Room 229
INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski
CLASS FEE: $90.00

Yes, you can always buy fabric. The question is how do we make our own sustainable fabric?

This class will focus on repurposing the clothing that already exists, and has nowhere to go but into landfills. Why should we buy new when fibers exist all around us that can be used creatively? This process not only eliminates stress for the planet, it provides a place to put our minds while we struggle with finding new ways of living. 

We will explore how color dominates our life, not only in creating beautiful things and spaces, but as a way to tell our story. This is an experience-based class focused on identifying your color palette. During the first class I will have old clothes for you to repurpose. You will be required to visit resale shops, your closet, or attic and find clothing to repurpose for the second class. We will discuss more of what to look for in the first class. In the meantime, pay attention to the colors you love and the variety of fabrics available from synthetics to natural. We will be using a 72” FeltLOOM, a machine designed to fuse diverse fabrics together to create something new. You will leave with two beautiful pieces of fabric with a story to tell.

Take one or more sessions. The beauty of this process is that once you learn the basics, it is self-directed. Many of the design steps can be done at home so that you can focus using the unique FeltLOOM to create more fabric for home decor or art to wear in the next session or scheduled use of the FeltLOOM by the hour.

The work you start here can be continued in hourly private sessions with Laverne. See Laverne’s Private FeltLOOM lesson listing for more details.

For further information about this workshop, please contact Laverne, lavernez@gmail.com.

Please note there are several sessions of this class. They are separate enrollments. Your enrollment fee is for one two-day session.

One Hour Private FeltLOOM Lesson - Summer 1

Photograph of a model standing with a pleasantly speckled white and purple felted shawl around her shoulders.

TIME & DATES: By Appointment, 10:00am to 9:00pmMay 10th to Jun 26th
LOCATION: SAVS Room 229
INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski
CLASS FEE: $45.00

Private instruction on using the FeltLOOM with Laverne Zabielski is available. This can be used to continue the work you created in a previous workshop or beginners can get started with more hands-on instruction.

Take one or more sessions. The beauty of this process is that once you learn the basics, it is self-directed. Many of the design steps can be done at home so that you can focus using the unique FeltLOOM to create more fabric for home decor or art to wear.

To arrange a suitable time, please email Laverne at lavernez@gmail.com BEFORE you register and pay.

The Art of Shibori Silk Dyeing - Summer II

Photograph of several long colorful patterned silk scarves hanging to dry.

TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 11:00am to 1:00pmJul 31st to Aug 7th
LOCATION: SAVS Room 229
INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski
CLASS FEE: $90.00
MATERIALS FEE: Workshop fee includes materials.

Using the Shibori technique for dyeing silk, we will explore how color dominates our life, not only in creating beautiful things but as a way to tell our story. Shibori, an ancient Japanese technique, is based on manipulating fabric. You will learn Arashi Shibori by wrapping cloth around a pole or rope. The cloth resists the dye and creates a pattern. You will also learn to choose colors that speak to you and then place at least three on the silk. This creates movement and depth. The real pleasure attained using the Shibori technique is when you open each steamed package and discover the results!

This is an experienced based class focused on identifying your color palette and the words that resonate with you. You will you leave with two beautiful silk scarves. All materials are included in your enrollment fee.

Photography

One-Day Digital Camera - Summer I

Photograph of a woman sitting on a tufted green leather couch outside with white stilettos laying on the seat next to her.

TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 10:00am to 3:00pmMay 15th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, LOCATION: Victorian Square
INSTRUCTOR: Lennon Michalski
CLASS FEE: $90.00

This beginning digital photo class with focus on the fundamentals of using the manual functions of the camera and executing a well composed photo. We will meet in the morning to learn the functions of the camera like Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, and deep/shallow depth of field. Then in the afternoon we will be shooting in downtown Lexington around Victorian Square to work on camera settings and composition in natural light for the second part of the day. Transportation between sites is not provided.

This is a beginning-level class; please email Lennon at lennonmichalski@gmail.com if you have any questions. Bring your camera and your manual.

One-Day Digital Camera - Summer II

Photograph of a woman sitting on a tufted green leather couch outside with white stilettos laying on the seat next to her.

TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 10:00am to 3:00pmJul 24th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, LOCATION: Victorian Square
INSTRUCTOR: Lennon Michalski
CLASS FEE: $90.00

This beginning digital photo class with focus on the fundamentals of using the manual functions of the camera and executing a well composed photo. We will meet in the morning to learn the functions of the camera like Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, and deep/shallow depth of field. Then in the afternoon we will be shooting in downtown Lexington around Victorian Square to work on camera settings and composition in natural light for the second part of the day. Transportation between sites is not provided.

This is a beginning-level class; please email Lennon at lennonmichalski@gmail.com if you have any questions. Bring your camera and your manual.


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