FAI - Class Schedule

Summer 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 - Summer Session 1
Image of a man working with clay on a pottery wheel.

Photograph by Donna Booth Farmer

TIME & DATES: Thursdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmMay 23rd to Jun 27th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 140
INSTRUCTOR: Jill Coldiron
CLASS FEE: $160.00
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.

Beginning Ceramics - Summer Session 2
TIME & DATES: Thursdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmJul 18th to Aug 22nd
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 140
INSTRUCTOR: Jill Coldiron
CLASS FEE: $160.00
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 - Summer Session 1
Collage image of several fish caricature ceramic sculptures.

Artist & FAI student Ed 'Fish' Dixon

TIME & DATES: Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmMay 21st to Jun 25th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 140
INSTRUCTOR: Jill Coldiron
CLASS FEE: $160.00
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.

Taking Ceramics to the Next Level - Summer Session 2
TIME & DATES: Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmJul 16th to Aug 20th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 140
INSTRUCTOR: Jill Coldiron
CLASS FEE: $160.00
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 - Summer Session 1
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 9:00pmMay 21st to Jun 25th
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.

Explorations in Drawing - Summer Session 2
TIME & DATES: Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmJul 23rd to Aug 27th
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.

Foundational Portrait Drawing - Summer Session 1
TIME & DATES: Mondays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmMay 20th to Jun 24th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 225
INSTRUCTOR: Thomas Baker
CLASS FEE: $120.00
MATERIALS FEE: Bring your own materials (listed in description). A small modeling fee will be collected during modeling sessions.

In this course, participants will be drawing the portrait from life. This will be a foundation course in portrait drawing, and will include drawing studies related to contour, gesture, anatomy and proportion, modeling the effects of light, and choosing scale and developing compositions. All skill levels are welcome. Watch your portrait come to life! 

For the first class, please bring the following materials:  Two soft "peel and sketch" charcoal pencils, one jumbo sized soft vine charcoal, one "pink pearl" or other hard eraser, and a large format sketchpad 18' x 24' or larger. A small modeling fee will be collected during modeling sessions.

Foundational Portrait Drawing - Summer Session 2
TIME & DATES: Mondays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmJul 15th to Aug 19th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 225
INSTRUCTOR: Thomas Baker
CLASS FEE: $120.00
MATERIALS FEE: Bring your own materials (listed in description). A small modeling fee will be collected during modeling sessions.

In this course, participants will be drawing the portrait from life. This will be a foundation course in portrait drawing, and will include drawing studies related to contour, gesture, anatomy and proportion, modeling the effects of light, and choosing scale and developing compositions. All skill levels are welcome. Watch your portrait come to life! 

For the first class, please bring the following materials:  Two soft "peel and sketch" charcoal pencils, one jumbo sized soft vine charcoal, one "pink pearl" or other hard eraser, and a large format sketchpad 18' x 24' or larger. A small modeling fee will be collected during modeling sessions.

Floral Design

Ikebana: Contemplative Flower Design - Summer Session 1
Photograph of a tall, thin vase holding broad dark green leaves and tall, thin pink flower spikes.
TIME & DATES: Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 8:00pmMay 22nd to Jun 26th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 111
INSTRUCTOR: Brooke Pohl
CLASS FEE: $250.00
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).

Summer Session 2 not available.

Metalworking

Metalworking - Summer Session 1
Photograph of a student welding two bars of metal together in a workshop.

Photography by Donna Booth Farmer

TIME & DATES: Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmMay 21st to Jun 25th
LOCATION: Metal Arts Building
INSTRUCTOR: Jeremey Colbert
CLASS FEE: $180.00
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. This class is for all skill levels and offers a comparative approach to welding basics. Emphasis is on shop safety and proper use of welding and cutting equipment and power tools. Beginners practice skills and complete small projects to apply class techniques. Intermediate students work on independent projects.

Summer Session 2 not available.

Painting

Learn to Paint - Summer Session 1
Collage of student working on acrylic paintings propped on easels in a large studio.
TIME & DATES: Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmMay 22nd to Jun 26th
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.

Learn to Paint - Summer Session 2
TIME & DATES: Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmJul 24th to Aug 28th
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.

Photography

Black & White Darkroom Printing - Summer Session 1
Photograph of strips of film negatives laid out on top of a lightbox for viewing.
TIME & DATES: Thursdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmMay 23rd to Jun 27th
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.

Black & White Darkroom Printing - Summer Session 2
TIME & DATES: Thursdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmJul 18th to Aug 22nd
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.


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 Photoshop Crash Course - Summer Session 2
TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 10:00am to 3:00pmJul 27th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 204
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.

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 Fabric - August 10th
Photograph of a woman wearing a large felted scarf with pleasantly mottled purple and white fibers.
TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 10:00am to 12:00pmJun 15th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 229
INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski
CLASS FEE: $80.00

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.

All skill levels are welcome.

Additional materials included.

Handmade Felted Fabric - July 20th
TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 10:00am to 12:00pmJun 15th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 229
INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski
CLASS FEE: $80.00

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.

All skill levels are welcome.

Additional materials included.

Handmade Felted Fabric - June 15th
TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 10:00am to 12:00pmJun 15th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 229
INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski
CLASS FEE: $80.00

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.

All skill levels are welcome.

Additional materials included.

Handmade Felted Fabric - May 25th
TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 10:00am to 12:00pmMay 25th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 229
INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski
CLASS FEE: $80.00

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.

All skill levels are welcome.

Additional materials included.

The Art of Shibori Silk Dyeing - August Session
TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 10:00am to 12:00pmAug 17th to Aug 24th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 229
INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski
CLASS FEE: $80.00
MATERIALS FEE: Workshop fee includes materials for two silk scarves.

The Shibori technique is used to create texture and a variety of colors on fabric by manipulating the fabric before dyeing. In this 2-day workshop, using silk fabric, you will learn the pole wrap and rope wrap dyeing techniques.

The fee includes materials for two silk scarves.

The Art of Shibori Silk Dyeing - July Session
Photograph of a muted rainbow dyed into rippling silk cloth.
TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 10:00am to 12:00pmJul 27th to Aug 3rd
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 229
INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski
CLASS FEE: $80.00
MATERIALS FEE: Workshop fee includes materials for two silk scarves.

The Shibori technique is used to create texture and a variety of colors on fabric by manipulating the fabric before dyeing. In this 2-day workshop, using silk fabric, you will learn the pole wrap and rope wrap dyeing techniques.

The fee includes materials for two silk scarves.

The Art of Shibori Silk Dyeing - June Session 1
TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 10:00am to 12:00pmJun 1st to Jun 8th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 229
INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski
CLASS FEE: $80.00
MATERIALS FEE: Workshop fee includes materials for two silk scarves.

The Shibori technique is used to create texture and a variety of colors on fabric by manipulating the fabric before dyeing. In this 2-day workshop, using silk fabric, you will learn the pole wrap and rope wrap dyeing techniques.

The fee includes materials for two silk scarves.

The Art of Shibori Silk Dyeing - June Session 2
TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 10:00am to 12:00pmJun 22nd to Jun 29th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 229
INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski
CLASS FEE: $80.00
MATERIALS FEE: Workshop fee includes materials for two silk scarves.

The Shibori technique is used to create texture and a variety of colors on fabric by manipulating the fabric before dyeing. In this 2-day workshop, using silk fabric, you will learn the pole wrap and rope wrap dyeing techniques.

The fee includes materials for two silk scarves.

Unexpected Jewels - Summer Session 2
Collage of multiple photographs depicting various pieces of jewel crafted from fiber, beads, found items, and recycled materials.
TIME & DATES: Weekends, 10:00am to 4:00pmJul 20th to Jul 21st
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 111
INSTRUCTOR: Morgan Shipps
CLASS FEE: $145.00
MATERIALS FEE: Basic materials included in class fee, bring your own bits and pieces to use as well.

When we think of jewelry we often think of precious metals, and complicated techniques. Additionally, if you make non-metal jewelry, beads are likely your main material. However, there is a world of alternative material and construction options that break these boundaries. We will explore how you can make your own beads and pendants out of repurposed materials and objects. This workshop will explore sewn, collaged, and beaded construction methods. Whether you are a seasoned jewelry maker looking to expand your knowledge of alternative and sustainable materials, or you have never cut a pattern or strung a bead in your life, this class is for you. You will leave this class with a new understanding of jewelry.

  • Start saving and gathering your “clean trash”, and repurpose-able items. This might include plastic bottle tops, can tabs, plastic dry-goods and shopping bags, junk mail (All those advertisements!). It may also include old clothing (Maybe that shirt you love, but has past its prime?), buttons, and small novelty items. You will love your jewelry even more, if you have a connection to the materials! There are so many possibilities, just use what you have – items that might otherwise be thrown out, or sit buried in the back of a closet.
  • Your class materials fee will go toward the structural materials we will use to turn your trash into treasure!
  • This is an intensive workshop. You can expect to leave with a finished piece of jewelry, hand-made jewelry parts, and the knowledge you need to keep experimenting with alternative materials.
Visible Mending - Summer Session 1
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, 10:00am to 4:00pmJun 8th to Jun 9th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 204
INSTRUCTOR: Morgan Shipps
CLASS FEE: $140.00

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.

Summer Session 2 not available.

Photography

One-Day Digital Photography - Summer Session 2
TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 10:00am to 3:00pmJul 20th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 204, LOCATION: Class will later move to an onsite location for practical experience.
INSTRUCTOR: Lennon Michalski
CLASS FEE: $80.00
MATERIALS FEE: Bring a camera and the user manual.

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. Bring your camera and your manual.

Summer Session 1 not available.


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