FAI - Class Schedule

Fall 2018

Unleash your creative talents this autumn with FAI! Our impressive line-up of classes and workshops present a myriad of possibilities to learn and grow your gifted talents.


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

Image of a man working on a pottery wheel
Photograph by Donna Booth Farmer

Beginning Ceramics

TIME:  Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION:  Room 140, School of Art & Visual Studies Bldg.
DATES:  September 20 – November 15 (9 weeks)
INSTRUCTOR:  Jill Coldiron
FEE:  $275 (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. Questions? Contact Jill Coldiron at maincrossart@gmail.com.

 


 

Taking Ceramics to the Next Level

TIME:  Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION:  Room 140, School of Art & Visual Studies Bldg.
DATES:  September 18 – November 13 (9 weeks)
INSTRUCTOR:   Jill Coldiron
FEE:  $275 (includes clay, use of available glazes and firing)

Image of a hand in a pottery wheel
Artist & FAI student Ed Fish Dixon

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

Drawing

Image of a group of students sketching in a studio
Photograph by Donna Booth Farmer

Explorations in Drawing

TIME: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Room 225, School of Art & Visual Studies Bldg.
DATES: September 11 - October 16 (6 weeks)
INSTRUCTOR: Christine Kuhn
FEE: $120

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.

 


 

Open Drawing Sessions

TIME:   Saturdays, 9 am - noon;  Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
LOCATION:   Room 225, School of Art & Visual Studies Bldg.
DATES:  Throughout the Fall
INSTRUCTOR:  Thursdays: Brandon Smith
                           Saturdays: Anthony Roccanova
FEE:   $5 per session

Are you in the mood to just... draw? Feel free to drop in anytime to the open drawing sessions available on Saturdays and Thursdays when the mood suits you. You choose and bring your own medium. Models are available during these sessions. No registration is required. Cost is per session.

Jewelry-Making

Image of a brooch made from a brass cut into a man-in-the-moon crescent layered over a hammered, torch oxidized copper circle.
Artist: FAI Student Susan Richard Tegtmeier

Jewelry-Making for Beginners

TIME:  Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
LOCATION:  Dancin’ Dogs Designs Studio
                       228 Lisle Industrial Avenue (off Leestown Road)
                       Lexington, Kentucky
DATES:  September 25 – November 13 (8 Weeks)
INSTRUCTOR:  Dwayne Cobb
FEE:  $200

In this class you will learn to build a broad skill base for getting started making beautiful, timeless jewelry. This is a wonderful class for beginners who will be guided through an in-depth exploration of concept and finishing for the creation of unique pieces. Students will leave the class with 3 or 4 finished pieces that they can be proud of. For those more experienced, no worries! Projects will be enhanced to challenge all skill levels. This class provides the perfect opportunity to make special gifts or craft a customized piece for yourself.

There will be an additional materials fee of $50 collected during the first class.

If you have questions or need directions, please email Dwayne Cobb at allthecobbs@yahoo.com.

Metalworking

Image of a student welding
Photograph by Donna Booth Farmer

Metalworking

TIME:  Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION:  Metal Arts Bldg.
DATES:  September 11 - November 6 (9 weeks)
INSTRUCTOR:  Jeremy Colbert
FEE:  $260 (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

Layering it On: Mixed Media Painting Techniques

TIME:  Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION:  Room 111, School of Art &Visual Studies Bldg.
DATES:  September 13 - October 18 (6 weeks)
INSTRUCTOR:  Christine Kuhn
FEE:  $120

Image of a student working on a mixed media piece
Photograph by
Donna Booth Farmer

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.

Painting

Two photos of two different students, an older man on the left and a younger woman on the right, working on different paintings in class
Photographs by Donna Booth Farmer

Learn to Paint. Yes, You Can!

TIME:  Wednesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION:  Room 227, School of Art & Visual Studies Bldg.
DATES:  September 12 - October 17 (6 weeks)
INSTRUCTOR:  Christine Kuhn
FEE:  $120

Yes, you can do it! So let's start.  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.

 


 

Contemporary Painting Techniques

TIME:  Wednesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION:  Room 225, Art and Visual Studies Building, Bolivar Street
DATES:  October 3-17 (3 weeks)
INSTRUCTOR:  Lennon Michalski
FEE:  $115

Image of a young woman working on two abstract paintings.
Photograph by Donna Booth Farmer

Get excited about painting! Explore and learn how to apply the unique techniques of local artist Lennon Michalski to your own creations. In this class, Lennon will teach you how to use water based pigment and plastic medium resulting in a visual outcome similar to stained glass. The application technique references that of J.M.W. Turner, an English Romanticist Landscape Painter from the 1800s commonly known as “the painter of light.” The class will address a combination of composition, line work, and color theory to develop a dynamic visual presence, while also exploring the distinct qualities of the materials. This class will be hands on, allowing you to work on multiple canvases at once. All skill levels are welcome. So that you will be ready to create in the first class, a full supplies list will be emailed upon enrollment.

Woodworking

Image of two students, a man and a woman, putting a large plank of wood through a planer
Photograph by Donna Booth Farmer

Woodworking for Beginners

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

TIME:  Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Room 123 School of Art & Visual Studies Building
DATES:  September 4 - November 27 (12 weeks, No Class Thanksgiving Week)
INSTRUCTOR:  Lynn Sweet
FEE:  $260 

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

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

TIME:  Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Room 123 School of Art & Visual Studies Building
DATES:  September 4 - November 27 (12 weeks, No Class Thanksgiving Week)
INSTRUCTOR:  Lynn Sweet
FEE:  $260 

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

Image of a large, raw plank of wood being run through machinery to smooth and straighten for further work.
Photo by Donna Booth Farmer

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

A photography collage of a garden and butterflies, created by Donna Farmer
Image by Donna Booth Farmer

One Day Crash Course in Photoshop

DATES: October 20th, 2018
TIME: Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with a break for lunch
LOCATION: Room 204, School of Art & Visual Studies Bldg.
INSTRUCTOR: Lennon Michalski
FEE: $80

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. 

Fiber

Handmade Felted Fabric

Using the FeltLOOM you will create felted fabric for home decor or art to wear. All skill levels are welcome no matter which workshop you choose.

Beginning Feltloom

Image of several scarves made during previous felting workshops.
Photography and art by FAI Instructor Laverne Zabielski

DATES & TIMES: Saturday September 22th, 10am - Noon
                              Saturday October 20th, 10am - Noon
LOCATION: Room 229, School of Art & Visual Studies Bldg
INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski
FEE: $60 per session

Create your own fabric on the FeltLOOM for beginners. Workshop fee includes supplies for one scarf.

Advanced Feltloom

DATES & TIMES: Tuesday October 2nd, 5-7pm
​​​​​​​                              Saturday October 27th, 10am-noon
LOCATION: Room 229, School of Art & Visual Studies Bldg.
INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski
FEE: $75 per session

Create your own fabric on the FeltLOOM for advanced students. Workshop fee includes supplies for one shawl or poncho.

 


 

The Art of Silk Dying

TIME: Saturdays, 10am - noon
DATES: Session one: October 6 & 13
              Session two: November 3 & 10
LOCATION: Room 229, School of Art & Visual Studies Bldg.
INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski
FEE: $80 per session

Learn to shibori dye silk. This 2-day workshop fee includes materials for two silk scarves.

Photography

Photograph of an orchard in late fall while everything is covered in orange leaves
Photograph by Donna Booth Farmer

One Day Digital Camera Workshop

DATE: October 13th, 2018
TIME: Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. with break for lunch
LOCATION: Room 204, Art and Visual Studies Building, Bolivar Street
INSTRUCTOR: Lennon Michalski
FEE: $80

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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