FAI - Class Schedule

Fall 2021

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Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. If you have any questions please contact us 859-257-8151 or stacey.earley@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

image of ceramic pottery on shelf

TIME & DATES: Thursdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmFeb 17th to Apr 14th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 140
INSTRUCTOR: Jill Coldiron
CLASS FEE: $300.00
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

image of ceramic vessels

TIME & DATES: Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmFeb 15th to Apr 12th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 140
INSTRUCTOR: Jill Coldiron
CLASS FEE: $300.00
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

Fiber

Fiber Process: Accretion, Building Through Accumulation, and Vessel Making
TIME & DATES: Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 10:00pmMar 1st to Apr 5th
LOCATION: SAVS Room 111
INSTRUCTOR: Morgan Shipps
CLASS FEE: $115.00
MATERIALS FEE: $20 Included in Registration, depending on personal project chosen you may have to spend more.

This class for those of you interested in bead weaving, chainmail, weaving in the round, basketry, and other types of soft surface or vessel creation; and will explore several ways of building structures, flat and dimensional. While these techniques may seem very different, the main difference is in materials. All of these practices fall under the Fiber Art Umbrella, and operate similarly. Everyone will get to explore a variety of techniques, and, you will also be able to delve deeply into a guided exploration of your chosen techniques and materials. You can come with an existing focus, you can work with pieces from the previous sessions' courses, or you can come with a totally open mind and ready to find your match. The $20 materials fee will pay for some basic supplies for exploration, but be prepared to invest in your own materials after that. We will discuss supplies as a class, and individually as needed, and every technique can be done on a variety of budgets.

Feel free to contact Morgan Shipps, your instructor, with any questions: eshpps@mac.com or e_morgan_shipps_studio on Instagram.

Floor Loom Weaving

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

TIME & DATES: Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmFeb 16th to Apr 27th
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: 1) 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.

Painting

Explorations in Painting

person painting on canvas in art studio

TIME & DATES: Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmFeb 16th to Mar 30th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 227
INSTRUCTOR: Christine Kuhn
CLASS FEE: $125.00
MATERIALS FEE: Participants will purchase their own materials. Materials will be discussed in the first class.

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 9:00pmFeb 17th to Mar 31st
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 121
INSTRUCTOR: Christine Kuhn
CLASS FEE: $125.00
MATERIALS FEE: Participants will purchase their own materials. Materials will be discussed in the first class.

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

person looking at negatives in darkroom

TIME & DATES: Thursdays, 6:30pm to 9:30pmFeb 17th to Mar 24th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 222
INSTRUCTOR: Carey Gough
CLASS FEE: $135.00
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.

Digital Image Editing

Introduction to Photoshop

Image of a surrealist landscape blended together from photos and other graphics.

TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 10:00am to 1:00pmApr 2nd to Apr 16th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 210
INSTRUCTOR: Lennon Michalski
CLASS FEE: $120.00
MATERIALS FEE: You must have Adobe Photoshop on your own laptop to bring to class.

This workshop will introduce you to the different facets of Photoshop. We will have different assignments that highlight the versatility of this program. We will work with Vector imagery and design shapes which are great for graphic design. Then piece together jpgs for collage and finally learn Masks with many ways to develop a photo through light, color and composition. 

You must have Adobe Photoshop on your own laptop to bring to class. Please email your instructor, Lennon Michalski, with questions: lennonmichalski@gmail.com

Painting

Abstract Painting Techniques

image of person painting in art studio

TIME & DATES: Thursdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pmMar 31st to Apr 14th
LOCATION: SAVS Building, Room 227
INSTRUCTOR: Lennon Michalski
CLASS FEE: $120.00
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.

Photography

One-Day Digital Camera

image of person sitting at table

TIME & DATES: Saturdays, 10:00am to 3:00pmApr 23rd
LOCATION: Fifth Third Bank Pavilion
INSTRUCTOR: Lennon Michalski
CLASS FEE: $90.00
MATERIALS FEE: Participants should bring their own digital camera to class. There will be a lunch break, lunch not included in fee.

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.

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


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