FAI - Class Schedule

Fall 2020

COVID-19 Participation and Cancellation policies for the Fall can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. If you have any questions please contact our FAI administrator Carey Gough at carey.gough@uky.edu


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 9:00pmSep 24th to Nov 19th
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. Please wear clothes appropriate for making ceramics—you will get dirty and that’s part of the fun! 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.

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 9:00pmSep 22nd to Nov 17th
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.

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

Photography

Black & White Darkroom Photography and Printing
A woman holding up a sheet of negatives with a magnifying lens.
TIME & DATES: Thursdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmSep 3rd to Oct 8th
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 need 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.

Woodworking

Woodworking Joinery for Beginners
Photograph of a band saw with woodchips scattered around the blade.
TIME & DATES: Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmAug 25th to Nov 10th
LOCATION: SAVS Room 123
INSTRUCTOR: Lynn Sweet
CLASS FEE: $315.00

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.


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.

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 1:00pmSep 26th to Oct 3rd
LOCATION: SAVS Room 229
INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski
CLASS FEE: $90.00
MATERIALS FEE: Workshop fee includes wool for one (1) item.

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

This two-day workshop will focus on repurposing existing clothing and textiles whose fate is likely the landfill. 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 experienced-based class focused on identifying your color palette and the words that resonate with you, especially regarding all that has occurred during the last few months. We ask that you visit resale shops or search your closet or attic to find clothing to repurpose for this workshop.

In our first meeting, we will discuss of what to look for in your search for repurposable fabrics and set intentions for what you hope to create. Pay attention to the colors you love and the variety of fabrics available from synthetics to natural.

In our second meeting, we will use the 72” FeltLOOM, a machine designed to mesh diverse fabrics together to create something new. Not only will you leave with a beautiful piece of fabric with a story to tell, you will be able to apply the concepts you learn to the stories you tell in other areas of your life.

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 Felted Fabrics - Session 2
TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 1:00pm to 3:30pmNov 14th to Nov 21st
LOCATION: SAVS Room 229
INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski
CLASS FEE: $90.00
MATERIALS FEE: Workshop fee includes wool for one (1) item.

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

This two-day workshop will focus on repurposing existing clothing and textiles whose fate is likely the landfill. 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 experienced-based class focused on identifying your color palette and the words that resonate with you, especially regarding all that has occurred during the last few months. We ask that you visit resale shops or search your closet or attic to find clothing to repurpose for this workshop.

In our first meeting, we will discuss of what to look for in your search for repurposable fabrics and set intentions for what you hope to create. Pay attention to the colors you love and the variety of fabrics available from synthetics to natural.

In our second meeting, we will use the 72” FeltLOOM, a machine designed to mesh diverse fabrics together to create something new. Not only will you leave with a beautiful piece of fabric with a story to tell, you will be able to apply the concepts you learn to the stories you tell in other areas of your life.

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
Photograph of a model standing with a pleasantly speckled white and purple felted shawl around her shoulders.
TIME & DATES: By Appointment, 10:00am to 9:00pmAug 24th to Nov 21st
LOCATION: SAVS Room 229
INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski
CLASS FEE: $50.00

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 started with more hands-on instruction. After you have registered and paid for your lesson, please contact Laverne to arrange your lesson’s time and date.

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 - Session 1
A piece of dyed fabric with a vibrant rainbow-like spectrum rippled with pastel markings.
TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 11:00am to 1:30pmSep 12th to Sep 19th
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 Shiboir 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 cloth. 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 base class focused on identifying your color palette and the words that resonate with you, especially regarding all that has occurred during the last few months. Not only will you leave with a beautiful scarf and shawl, you will be able to apply the concepts you learn to the stories you tell in other areas of your life.

Materials included. Please bring a journal for some in class writing. For more details about course content, 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.

The Art of Shibori Silk Dyeing - Session 2
TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 11:00am to 1:30pmOct 10th to Oct 17th
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 Shiboir 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 cloth. 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 base class focused on identifying your color palette and the words that resonate with you, especially regarding all that has occurred during the last few months. Not only will you leave with a beautiful scarf and shawl, you will be able to apply the concepts you learn to the stories you tell in other areas of your life.

Materials included. Please bring a journal for some in class writing. For more details about course content, 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.

The Art of Shibori Silk Dyeing - Session 3
TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 11:00am to 1:30pmOct 31st to Nov 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 Shiboir 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 cloth. 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 base class focused on identifying your color palette and the words that resonate with you, especially regarding all that has occurred during the last few months. Not only will you leave with a beautiful scarf and shawl, you will be able to apply the concepts you learn to the stories you tell in other areas of your life.

Materials included. Please bring a journal for some in class writing. For more details about course content, 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.

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 3:00pmSep 26th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room TBA, 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.

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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