FAI - Class Schedule

Spring 2020


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
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 9:00pmFeb 13th to Apr 9th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 140
INSTRUCTOR: Jill Coldiron
CLASS FEE: $275.00
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. Class fee includes clay, use of available glazes, and firing.

Questions? Contact Jill Coldiron at maincrossart@gmail.com.

Taking Ceramics to the Next Level
Photography of a collection of recently thrown dried pottery of different kinds, soon to be fired.
TIME & DATES: Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmFeb 11th to Apr 7th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 140
INSTRUCTOR: Jill Coldiron
CLASS FEE: $275.00
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.

Questions? Contact Jill Coldiron at maincrossart@gmail.com.

Digital Image Editing

Explorations in Graphic Design
Image of a book cover like design with various shapes and the stylized test "Explorations in Graphic Design."
TIME & DATES: Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmFeb 19th to Apr 1st
LOCATION: Room TBD
INSTRUCTOR: Rowe Moser
CLASS FEE: $125.00

This 6-week course is suitable for beginners and those wishing to deepen their Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator Skills. We will explore the basic tools dealing with Layers and Adjustment Layers like Levels, Curves, and Color Correction. You will explore the Healing Brush, Clone Brush, and Blending Tools. Lastly you will be introduced to the Vector Tools with cutting out images, making shapes and using Text. This class will help you enhance your images and build your graphic design skills. In addition to the Photoshop and Illustrator software, you will learn to use the Wacom Tablets. Bring any images you may want to edit, or any graphic design projects you wish to pursue. For more information about course content email Rowe Moser at rjmo227@g.uky.edu.

Spring Break Closure: No class March 18.

Drawing

Explorations in Drawing
Image of several student sketching with charcoal in a brick wall studio on large pads propped in standing easels.

Photograph by Donna Booth Farmer

TIME & DATES: Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmFeb 11th to Mar 24th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 225
INSTRUCTOR: Christine Kuhn
CLASS FEE: $120.00

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.

Sketching Lexington: A Survey Drawing Class of Lexington Sites
Image of a charcoal sketch depicting a stylized downtown block
TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 2:00pm to 5:00pmApr 4th to May 16th
LOCATION: SAVS Room 113 and various locations across Lexington
INSTRUCTOR: N E Brown
CLASS FEE: $120.00

This is a class that will teach drawing from life by exploring and sketching different sites throughout the city of Lexington. Fitting for all levels of drawers, this class will use sketching as a lens to view and learn about the historical sites, museums, and other locations of Lexington and its multiple cultural layers. The class will entail learning about the technical aspects of drawing and will introduce various drawing media. Students will hone their drawing skills through concepts and techniques introduced throughout the class, and will leave with a sketchbook of observational-life drawings.

Fiber

Embroidery: Fabric Manipulation
Photograph of several red and yellow pieces of fabric stitched together into an asymmetrical shape with beads.
TIME & DATES: Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmFeb 25th to Apr 7th
LOCATION: Room TBD
INSTRUCTOR: Morgan Shipps
CLASS FEE: $150.00
MATERIALS FEE: Fee includes 1 beginner embroidery kit.

Come stitch with us! We will be looking at the ways we can use needle and thread to manipulate fabric through different embroidery techniques. These techniques will not aim to cover the surface of the fabric, nor will they relegate the fabric as just a background. In this class, the fabric will be just as important as the thread we pull threw it! A beginner’s embroidery kit is included in your registration fee. This kit will include the basic supplies required to execute these techniques. You may want to add to these materials as your embroidery progresses. If you have materials you would like to experiment with, please bring those along too! If you have questions about course content or materials, please email Morgan at eshipps@mac.com.

Registration for this class will close one week before the course starts (Feb 13) so we have time to order materials.

No class on March 17 over UK's Spring Break.

Weaving
Photograph of a loom with a multicolor experimental scarf in progress.
TIME & DATES: Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmFeb 26th to Apr 29th
LOCATION: SAVS Room 229
INSTRUCTOR: Morgan Shipps
CLASS FEE: $265.00

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!

Metalworking

Metalworking
Photograph of a student in the shop cutting into a piece of metal held securely in a vice with an angle grinder.
TIME & DATES: Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmFeb 11th to Mar 31st
LOCATION: Metal Arts Building, 349 Scott Street
INSTRUCTOR: Jeremey Colbert
CLASS FEE: $260.00
MATERIALS FEE: Class fee includes the use of welding supplies, gases, some steel, and most casting materials.

The time has come to put on the gloves and safety gear for some fun work in metal. This class is designed to teach you basic metalworking and casting techniques from traditional and contemporary methods. All skill levels are welcome.

If you have questions or want more information please contact Jeremy Colbert at jeremycolbert@uky.edu.

Mixed Media

The Figure: From Drawing to Painting
Image of a portrait painting.
TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 2:00pm to 5:00pmFeb 15th to Mar 28th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 225
INSTRUCTOR: N E Brown
CLASS FEE: $130.00
MATERIALS FEE: Extra modeling fees will be collected in class.

This class welcomes all levels of students and is geared towards the practice of drawing and painting the figure from life. During these 7 weeks, the class will survey some methods, materials, and techniques used in figurative drawing and painting. Students will learn about different strategies and concepts, and then will be given time to explore these methods through class exercises of drawing and painting directly from a model.

Note: There will be an additional fee collected in class to go towards paying for the model's time.

Painting

Explorations in Painting
Photograph of a painting studio with multiple easels, work-in-progress paintings, and students.
TIME & DATES: Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmFeb 12th to Mar 25th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 227
INSTRUCTOR: Christine Kuhn
CLASS FEE: $120.00

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.

Oil Painting: Adult Independent Study
Photograph of an oil painting in progress on an easel with palette and brushes nearby.
TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 2:00pm to 5:00pmApr 11th to May 16th
LOCATION: SAVS Room 227
INSTRUCTOR: Lina Tharsing
CLASS FEE: $150.00

This class is for those with some experience in oil painting.

In this class, painters will work with the instructor, Lina Tharsing, to further develop their own style and personal approach to imagery. With the assistance of the instructor you will learn to recognize your strengths and receive help in areas that may need further development. This class will be a mix of exercises and longer-term projects. If you have something you are currently working on, please feel free to bring it to this class for support on how to achieve your vision. Alternatively, bring a fresh canvas and start from scratch. The instructor will give prompts to those who need them and tools to resolve ideas. Come and experience the benefit of a classroom environment.

For more information regarding course content or materials, please contact Lina Tharsing at linatharsing@gmail.com.

Photography

Black & White Darkroom Photography and Printing
Photograph of various black and white prints scattered on a table.
TIME & DATES: Thursdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmFeb 20th to Apr 2nd
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 222
INSTRUCTOR: Carey Gough
CLASS FEE: $120.00
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 carey.gough@uky.edu.

No class March 17 over UK's Spring Break.

Woodworking

Woodworking Joinery for Beginners
Photograph of a band saw with woodchips scattered around the blade.
TIME & DATES: Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmFeb 11th to Apr 28th
LOCATION: SAVS Room 123
INSTRUCTOR: Lynn Sweet
CLASS FEE: $260.00

Class size is small – LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Registrations with payment will be accepted on a first come basis.

Students who sign up for this class have not taken the Woodworking Class taught by Lynn Sweet before and are considered Beginners no matter what their skill level is.

Dust off your shop apron and prepare to learn basic hand-made woodworking joinery and its applications in furniture building. In addition to an emphasis on traditional woodworking joinery, contemporary techniques will be explored as well as sharpening, simple drafting and plane-craft. The proper use of hand and power equipment will be emphasized. Please note that this class runs for 12 weeks to facilitate completion of projects.

Please be present at the first class to participate in mandatory power tool orientation.

Woodworking Joinery For Veterans
Photo of a man running a rough slab of wood through a table saw.

Photograph by Donna Booth Farmer

TIME & DATES: Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmFeb 11th to Apr 28th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 123
INSTRUCTOR: Lynn Sweet
CLASS FEE: $260.00

Class size is small – LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Registrations with payment will be accepted on a first come basis.

Only students who have previously taken the Woodworking Class taught by Lynn Sweet should register for the Woodworking for Veterans class.

Often folks having taken the Beginner’s class desire to continue taking further instruction and make use of the shop. These are our ‘Veterans’. Though veteran students are also required to participate in the orientation on the first night, these students are not required to take part in the joinery exercises that absorb several early classes. Instead veteran students can proceed to projects that have been permitted - though they are still under supervision. It should be stated that veteran students work more independently using techniques absorbed in the initial class, allowing the instructor to concentrate on the safety and instruction of the students in the beginner’s class.

Please be present at the first class to participate in mandatory power tool orientation.


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

One Day Crash Course in Photoshop
Image of a surrealist landscape blended together from photos and other graphics.
TIME & DATES: Sundays, 10:00am to 3:00pmApr 19th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 210
INSTRUCTOR: Lennon Michalski
CLASS FEE: $80.00

This four-hour crash course in Photoshop will explore the basic tools dealing with Layers and Adjustment Layers like Levels, Curves, and Color Correction. You will explore the Healing Brush, Clone Brush, and Blending Tools. Lastly you will be introduced to the Vector Tools with cutting out images, making shapes and using Text. This class will help you enhance your images and build your graphic design skills. 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.

Fiber

Handmade Felted Fabrics - Session 1
Photograph of several swatches of vintage fabric with various patterns, colors, and textures felted together into a scarf.
TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 11:00am to 1:00pmFeb 22nd
LOCATION: SAVS Room 229
INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski
CLASS FEE: $80.00
MATERIALS FEE: Workshop fee includes wool for one (1) item.

Using the FeltLOOM you will create felted fabric for home decor or art to wear. This is an excellent process for repurposing old dresses or skirts. Email before class if you would like this to be your focus. All skill levels are welcome no matter which workshop you choose. Workshop fee includes supplies for one shawl or poncho. For more information about course content or materials, please contact Laverne, lavernez@gmail.com.

Handmade Felted Fabrics - Session 2
TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 11:00am to 1:00pmMar 21st
LOCATION: SAVS Room 229
INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski
CLASS FEE: $80.00
MATERIALS FEE: Workshop fee includes wool for one (1) item.

Using the FeltLOOM you will create felted fabric for home decor or art to wear. This is an excellent process for repurposing old dresses or skirts. Email me before class if you would like this to be your focus. All skill levels are welcome no matter which workshop you choose. Workshop fee includes supplies for one shawl or poncho. For more information about course content or materials, please contact Laverne, lavernez@gmail.com.

Handmade Felted Fabrics - Session 3
TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 11:00am to 1:00pmApr 11th
LOCATION: SAVS Room 229
INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski
CLASS FEE: $80.00
MATERIALS FEE: Workshop fee includes wool for one (1) item.

Using the FeltLOOM you will create felted fabric for home decor or art to wear. This is an excellent process for repurposing old dresses or skirts. Email me before class if you would like this to be your focus. All skill levels are welcome no matter which workshop you choose. Workshop fee includes supplies for one shawl or poncho. For more information about course content or materials, please contact Laverne, lavernez@gmail.com.

One Private FeltLOOM Lesson
Photograph of a model standing with a pleasantly speckled white and purple felted shawl around her shoulders.
TIME & DATES: By Appointment, 10:00am to 8:00pmFeb 10th to May 3rd
LOCATION: SAVS Room 229
INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski
CLASS FEE: $45.00

Private instruction on using the FeltLOOM with Laverne Zabielski. Spend one hour with Laverne and Lexington’s only FeltLOOM and create felted fabrics for home or to wear. All skill levels are welcome.

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

The Art of Shibori Silk Dyeing
Photograph of a pink and purple fabric dyed with the shibori method displaying star shaped patterns.
TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 11:00am to 1:00pmMar 28th to Apr 4th
LOCATION: SAVS Room 229
INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski
CLASS FEE: $80.00
MATERIALS FEE: Workshop fee includes materials for two silk scarves.

Learn the art of Shibori Silk Dyeing. The Shibori technique is based on manipulating fabric by wrapping it around a pole or rope, folding and clamping, or stitching. The fabric resists the dye and creates a pattern. For more information about course content or materials, please contact Laverne, lavernez@gmail.com.

This 2-day workshop fee includes materials for two silk scarves.

Photography

One-Day Digital Photography
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 3:00pmApr 18th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 210, LOCATION: Class will later move to an onsite location for practical experience.
INSTRUCTOR: Lennon Michalski
CLASS FEE: $80.00

Learn how to create visually compelling and creative images with your digital camera. This workshop will cover principles of composition and ways to enhance creativity in your shots. In the morning, we will be in the classroom looking at inspirational images of strong composition and creativity which dissects the process of capturing a strong image. We will also discuss the different shooting modes on your camera you can use to enhance your pictures.

In the afternoon we will be on location, which is usually the Arboretum, to experiment with available light and varied objects on site. Familiarity with digital picture-taking is recommended but not required.

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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