FAI - Class Schedule

Spring 2021

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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 9:00pmMar 4th to Apr 29th
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!

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 9:00pmMar 2nd to Apr 27th
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.

Drawing

Explorations in Drawing

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

TIME & DATES: Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmMar 23rd to Apr 27th
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.

Introduction to Hand Lettering

An open notebook with pens and brushes scatter around. The writing in the notebook reads in varied and fancy handwriting: "intro to Hand Lettering with Erica Cook"

TIME & DATES: Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 8:00pmMar 3rd to Mar 31st
LOCATION: SAVS Room TBD
INSTRUCTOR: Erica Cook
CLASS FEE: $85.00
MATERIALS FEE: $20 - Due first day of class to instructor.

This hands-on intro class focuses on how to achieve lettering using a brush pen. We’ll begin by going over a brief history of lettering/calligraphy and the differences between fonts, calligraphy, and hand/brush lettering. Students will gain knowledge and become more comfortable with brush lettering following a series of practice sheets and handouts using Crayola markers and Tombow brush pens. Participants will learn the proper lettering techniques and strategies as well as materials, best practices, and letter enhancements that take their work to the next level. Students will leave with a packet of resources that equips them to continue lettering after the class. Participants may work on a final hand-lettered poster to take home.

For more information about the class please contact Erica Cook concinnitybyerica@gmail.com.

A materials fee of $20 will be collected by your instructor (cash, venmo or credit card accepted) on the first day of class.

Painting

Explorations in Painting

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

TIME & DATES: Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmMar 24th to Apr 28th
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

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

TIME & DATES: Thursdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmMar 25th to Apr 29th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 227
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 Photography and Printing

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

TIME & DATES: Thursdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmMar 25th to Apr 29th
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 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 9:00pmFeb 9th to May 4th
LOCATION: SAVS Room 123
INSTRUCTOR: Lynn Sweet
CLASS FEE: $335.00

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. If you cannot make the first class, you cannot participate in the rest of the course. Please plan accordingly.

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 9th to May 4th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 123
INSTRUCTOR: Lynn Sweet
CLASS FEE: $335.00

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. If you cannot make the first class, you cannot participate in the rest of the course. Please plan accordingly.


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.

Nothing currently listed! Check back later for new information on classes and workshops.


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