FAI - Class Schedule

Fall 2019


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 - Fall 2019
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 19th to Nov 14th
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.

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

Taking Ceramics to the Next Level - Fall 2019
Photography of a collection of recently thrown dried pottery of different kinds, soon to be fired.
TIME & DATES: Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmSep 17th to Nov 12th
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.

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

Drawing

Explorations in Drawing - Fall 2019
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 9:00pmSep 10th to Oct 22nd
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.

Fiber

Beaded Structures
Photograph of a colorful rigid sculpture made of plastic beads and thread.
TIME & DATES: Mondays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmOct 7th to Nov 25th
LOCATION: SAVS Room 121
INSTRUCTOR: Morgan Shipps
CLASS FEE: $145.00

Explore beading techniques that will enable you to make free standing works. Weather you make wearable art pieces, or sculptural work, this class will help you get past the basics, and confidently experiment with your own designs.

No class October 14th or November 11th.

Embroidered Landscapes
TIME & DATES: Thursdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmOct 3rd to Nov 14th
LOCATION: SAVS Room 113
INSTRUCTOR: Morgan Shipps
CLASS FEE: $120.00

Come explore embroidery techniques and stitches particularly suited for rendering landscape, plant life, and outdoor architecture. Make a work of art inspired by local agriculture and gardens, or pulled from your imagination. We will take a look at how we can use the physical properties and textures of embroidery to depict our experience of places,and spaces, as well as their visual appearance.

Weaving
TIME & DATES: Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmSep 25th to Nov 20th
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!

Floral Design

Introduction to Freestyle Ikebana - Fall 2019
Photograph of an asymmetrical container with a splotchy glaze holding green and brown sprigs with bright pink flowers.
TIME & DATES: Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 8:00pmSep 18th to Oct 30th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 113
INSTRUCTOR: Brooke Pohl
CLASS FEE: $250.00
MATERIALS FEE: Fee includes materials. Bring flower shears (also available for purchase).

This course is an intermediate class for those who have previously studied Ikebana. You will be encouraged to work with your own challenging containers. We will begin to go beyond basic variations’ rules using prompts to develop your intuition and creativity
when working with flowers. You will be encouraged to work with your own challenging containers.

Please note class will not be meeting Oct 16.

Introduction to Ikebana: Contemplative Flower Design - Fall 2019
Photograph of a dark green vine curling up out of a low white bowl with a single blossom on the drooping end.
TIME & DATES: Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 8:00pmSep 17th to Oct 29th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 113
INSTRUCTOR: Brooke Pohl
CLASS FEE: $260.00
MATERIALS FEE: Fee includes materials. Bring flower shears (also available for purchase).

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. This 6-week course will focus on variations of a basic design using a low flat container. Fee includes materials. Bring flower shears (also available for purchase).

Please note class will not be meeting Oct 15.

Metalworking

Metalworking - Fall 2019
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 9:00pmSep 10th to Nov 15th
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.

Painting

Learn to Paint. Yes, You Can! - Fall 2019
Collage of student working on acrylic paintings propped on easels in a large studio.
TIME & DATES: Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmSep 11th to Oct 23rd
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 227
INSTRUCTOR: Christine Kuhn
CLASS FEE: $120.00

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.

Woodworking

Woodworking Joinery for Beginners - Fall 2019
TIME & DATES: Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmSep 10th to Nov 26th
LOCATION: SAVS Room 123
INSTRUCTOR: Lynn Sweet
CLASS FEE: $260.00

Woodworking for Beginners is now full! Please contact the program coordinator about waitlisting.

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 - Fall 2019
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 9:00pmSep 10th to Nov 26th
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 - Fall 2019
A digital image collage of tulips and other spring greenery.
TIME & DATES: Sundays, 10:00am to 3:00pmNov 10th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 214
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

Embroidery With a Twist - Summer Session 2
Collage of multiple photographs showing various types of embroidery in different stages of completion.
TIME & DATES: Weekends, 10:00am to 4:00pmAug 24th to Aug 25th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 111
INSTRUCTOR: Morgan Shipps
CLASS FEE: $140.00
MATERIALS FEE: Bring your own materials; a list will be provided after registration.

This intensive workshop will cover the basics of stitching with the addition of some experimentation. We will explore how the simple structure of needlepoint can be applied in non-traditional ways. We will push the boundaries by experimenting with unusual materials and surfaces. Please direct materials questions to your instructor, Morgan Shipps: emship4@uky.edu.

No experience necessary, all levels welcome.

Please bring the following materials: Embroidery hoop (recommend 8-inch plastic or wood), several colors of embroidery floss or yarn, a variety pack of embroidery needles, and any type of fabric (should fit in hoop). A more detailed list will be emailed to you directly.

Summer Session 1 not available.

Handmade Felted Fabrics - Fall 2019 Session 2
Photograph of a woman wearing a large felted scarf with pleasantly mottled purple and white fibers.
TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 11:00am to 1:00pmOct 12th
LOCATION: SAVS Room 229
INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski
CLASS FEE: $80.00

Story, passion and legacy. Three powerful words. Let’s go a little deeper in our art making skills and consider how the act of making is healing. Not only for ourselves, but for our planet. Using the FeltLOOM, we will explore repurposing clothing and scarves. We will create fresh and vibrant sustainable art to wear or home decor. Bring something old and give it new, healing memories and become part of your legacy.

All skill levels are welcome. The workshop fee includes wool for a wearable item or home decor.

The Art of Shibori Silk Dyeing - Fall 2019 Session 2
TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 11:00am to 1:00pmOct 19th to Oct 26th
LOCATION: SAVS Room 229
INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski
CLASS FEE: $80.00
MATERIALS FEE: Workshop fee includes materials for two silk scarves.

Story, passion and legacy. Three powerful words. We will explore how our stories show up in the art to make and contribute to our legacy. The Shibori Silk Dyeing 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.

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

Visible Mending - Fall 2019
Photograph of a torn pair of jeans set in an embroidery hoop with bright orange cloth stitched into the tear using multicolored thread.
TIME & DATES: Weekends, 9:00am to 4:00pmOct 19th to Oct 20th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 113
INSTRUCTOR: Morgan Shipps
CLASS FEE: $145.00

This intensive workshop will introduce a few of the most popular and useful forms of visual mending. There will be plenty of time for you to experiment, try out the techniques, and get hands on instruction. Come with clothing, or other linens you would like to repair and individualize. Or, just bring a couple pieces of fabric scraps to practice on (denim and woven fabrics are fun, but just about anything will do)!

No prior experience mending or sewing experience needed. We will explore Darning, Boro Stitching, Patchwork; and how to tweak these methods to your personal style or need.

Photography

One-Day Digital Photography - Fall 2019
TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 10:00am to 3:00pmNov 9th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 214, 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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