FAI - Class Schedule

Summer 2022

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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 1

ceramic vessels on shelf

TIME & DATES: Thursdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmMay 19th to Jun 23rd
LOCATION: 140 Art and Visual Studies Building
INSTRUCTOR: Jill Coldiron
CLASS FEE: $240.00
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.

Beginning Ceramics - Summer 2

ceramic vessels on shelf

TIME & DATES: Thursdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmJun 30th to Aug 4th
LOCATION: 140 Art and Visual Studies Building
INSTRUCTOR: Jill Coldiron
CLASS FEE: $240.00
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 - Summer 1

ceramic bowls and vessels on shelf

TIME & DATES: Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmMay 18th to Jun 22nd
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 140
INSTRUCTOR: Jill Coldiron
CLASS FEE: $240.00
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.

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 - Summer 2

ceramic vessels

TIME & DATES: Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmJun 29th to Aug 3rd
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 140
INSTRUCTOR: Jill Coldiron
CLASS FEE: $240.00
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.

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

Drawing

Anatomical Figure Drawing

Brandon Smith looking at face drawings on paper

TIME & DATES: Thursdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmJun 30th to Aug 4th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 225
INSTRUCTOR: Brandon Smith
CLASS FEE: $220.00
MATERIALS FEE: $40 model fee included in the class fee.

This class will explore an anatomical approach to figure drawing with an emphasis on proportion and anatomy. Each week we will discuss and explore an aspect of human anatomy including proportions, the human head, the rib cage, arms and hands, legs and feet.  We will additionally explore the parts of light and simple rendering of form. Each three hour class will include a lecture on anatomy followed by drawing from a live nude model for two hours.

Beginning to Draw - Summer 2

Photograph of person sketching figure on canvas

TIME & DATES: Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmJun 28th to Aug 2nd
LOCATION: 225 Art and Visual Studies Building
INSTRUCTOR: Christine Kuhn
CLASS FEE: $180.00
MATERIALS FEE: Participants will purchase their own materials. Materials will be discussed in the first class.

In this inspiring class you'll learn everything you need to know to start drawing NOW! This class is for those new to drawing and for those wishing to review basic techniques and refresh their drawing skills. By the end of class, you will have learned basic line and value drawing methods and completed your first portrait drawing. The first class is informational only.  We will discuss our approach as well as the supplies needed.

Participants will purchase their own materials. Materials will be discussed in the first class.

Fiber

Floor Loom Weaving - Summer 1

Photograph of a loom with a multicolor experimental weaving in progress.

TIME & DATES: Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmMay 18th to Jun 22nd
LOCATION: SAVS Room 229
INSTRUCTOR: Morgan Shipps
CLASS FEE: $200.00
MATERIALS FEE: Included in Registration

Join us in the weaving studio this spring! Whether you are a seasoned weaver looking to grow your practice, or you have yet to meet your first loom, this class is for you! We will create individual warps, warp our looms, and create personalized fabric pieces. We will explore different types of patterns, weaving stitches, and weaving traditions. This semester we will also spend time exploring two new topics: color choices, combinations, and ‘mix’ color; and 2) the ways we can continue a piece once it’s off the loom! We will look at how to spice up the finishing/fringe process, as well as how you can use your handwoven fabric to create sewn pieces.

Students will have time to explore at their own pace, and explore personally driven projects. I’m here to guide your journey, and am happy to help you accomplish your weaving goals. Most of what we will go over is applicable to any weaving experience; and time for students to receive personalized instruction is included in the class plan. If there is a particular technique process you would like to explore, please contact the instructor to discuss more personalized content.

Registration: Floor looms are limited to seven and are reserved for web registration only; but if you are interested in weaving on your own portable loom, such as a ridged heddle, or band loom, we can accommodate you! In that case, please contact your instructor, Morgan Shipps, and she will add you to the class personally. Morgan can be reached at eshpps@mac.com or e_morgan_shipps_studio on Instagram.

Floor Loom Weaving - Summer 2

Photograph of a loom with a multicolor experimental weaving in progress.

TIME & DATES: Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmJun 29th to Aug 3rd
LOCATION: SAVS Room 229
INSTRUCTOR: Morgan Shipps
CLASS FEE: $200.00
MATERIALS FEE: Included in Registration

Join us in the weaving studio this spring! Whether you are a seasoned weaver looking to grow your practice, or you have yet to meet your first loom, this class is for you! We will create individual warps, warp our looms, and create personalized fabric pieces. We will explore different types of patterns, weaving stitches, and weaving traditions. This semester we will also spend time exploring two new topics: color choices, combinations, and ‘mix’ color; and 2) the ways we can continue a piece once it’s off the loom! We will look at how to spice up the finishing/fringe process, as well as how you can use your handwoven fabric to create sewn pieces.

Students will have time to explore at their own pace, and explore personally driven projects. I’m here to guide your journey, and am happy to help you accomplish your weaving goals. Most of what we will go over is applicable to any weaving experience; and time for students to receive personalized instruction is included in the class plan. If there is a particular technique process you would like to explore, please contact the instructor to discuss more personalized content.

Registration: Floor looms are limited to seven and are reserved for web registration only; but if you are interested in weaving on your own portable loom, such as a ridged heddle, or band loom, we can accommodate you! In that case, please contact your instructor, Morgan Shipps, and she will add you to the class personally. Morgan can be reached at eshpps@mac.com or e_morgan_shipps_studio on Instagram.

Floral Design

The Art of Ikebana: Exploring FreeStyle Arrangement - Summer 2

red flowers in white vase

TIME & DATES: Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 8:00pmJun 29th to Aug 3rd
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 111
INSTRUCTOR: Brooke Pohl
CLASS FEE: $270.00
MATERIALS FEE: Flowers and other materials included in the class fee.

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.

Painting

Abstract Painting Techniques - Summer 1

person in front of red painting

TIME & DATES: Thursdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmJun 9th to Jun 23rd
LOCATION: SA/VS 227
INSTRUCTOR: Lennon Michalski
CLASS FEE: $150.00
MATERIALS FEE: Participants will purchase their own materials prior to the workshop. A list will be provided upon confirmation of enrollment.

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 while also exploring the distinct qualities of the materials.

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. Please contact Lennon at lennonmichalski@gmail.com with any questions.

Beginning Painting - Summer 2

Photograph of person painting purple and white on canvas

TIME & DATES: Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmJun 29th to Aug 3rd
LOCATION: 225 Art and Visual Studies Building
INSTRUCTOR: Christine Kuhn
CLASS FEE: $180.00
MATERIALS FEE: Participants will purchase their own materials. Materials will be discussed in the first class.

In this inspiring course designed for beginners and for those wishing to refresh basic skills and establish a regular painting practice, students will learn everything they need to know to complete their first acrylic painting (or their first in a long while!). Using a time-proven technique, students will build their painting layer by layer, from the ground up with an emphasis on observational skills combined with self expression. 

Participants will purchase their own materials. Materials will be discussed in the first class.

Photography

Black & White Darkroom Photography and Printing - Summer 2

person looking at photo slides

TIME & DATES: Wednesdays, 6:30pm to 9:30pmJun 29th to Aug 3rd
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 222
INSTRUCTOR: Carey Gough
CLASS FEE: $180.00
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 careygough@gmail.com


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.

Floral Design

Ikebana: Contemplative Flower Design

flowers in white vase

TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 10:00am to 1:00pmMay 28th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 111
INSTRUCTOR: Brooke Pohl
CLASS FEE: $185.00

This 3 hour workshop introduces you to the mindful practice of ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. Instructor, Brooke Pohl, will guide the class as you create a basic arrangement to take home.

The cost of fresh cut flowers is included in the workshop fee.

Photography

One-Day Digital Camera

Lennon Michalski headshot

TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 10:00am to 3:00pmJun 11th
LOCATION: SA/VS 210 , LOCATION: Fifth Third Bank Pavilion
INSTRUCTOR: Lennon Michalski
CLASS FEE: $130.00
MATERIALS FEE: Participants should bring their own digital camera to class.

This beginning digital photo class will focus on the fundamentals of using the manual functions of the camera and executing a well composed photo. We will meet in the morning to learn the functions of the camera like Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, and deep/shallow depth of field. Then in the afternoon we will be shooting in downtown Lexington around Fifth Third Bank Pavilion to work on camera settings and composition in natural light.

Transportation between sites is not provided. There will be a lunch break, lunch not included in fee.

This is a beginning-level class; please email Lennon at lennonmichalski@gmail.com if you have any questions.


Ready to dive in? See our online registration form!

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