Fairmount Center logo
  Main Header Image  
   
Art Dance Music Theatre Exercise & Fitness
 
 

Building

Fairmount Center for the Arts
8400 Fairmount Road
Novelty, OH 44072

440-338-3171

 
     

   

The visual arts program at Fairmount believes that recognizing the natural talent of artists at all ages of development is the starting point of art education. The unique variation of each student's talent is highly valued.

Fairmount Center's faculty seek to refine, challenge and teach important skills as they relate to specific media and each evolving stage of artistic development - while promoting the natural expression of the human spirit through the powerful language of visual art. Believing that self-expression naturally leads to self-confidence and a sense of identity, nurturing the artist enhances the individual's ability to meaningfully contribute to the greater community. Faculty is encouraged to value each other and to promote excellence as they teach students and continue to create their own work.

Our Gallery is the next logical place for students to showcase talent as it evolves. We provide opportunities for professional artists, emerging artists, accomplished students, and faculty to exhibit their work.

We invite you to refine, renew and begin to express yourself in an art class. Develop an admission portfolio, paint in watercolor, acrylic and/or oil paint. Relax and enjoy the art of ceramics.  Enjoy sharing irreplaceable time making art with your toddler and/or preschooler.  We will brighten your days creating together.  Please join us!




2018 SPRING SESSION
March 19 - May 13 | 8 weeks
 
 
CHILDREN ART WORKSHOPS
 
Sun Tiles | 1 class | REGISTER HERE
Ages:                       3 to 6yrs
Day/Time:             Saturday | April 7 | 10-11am
Instructor:             Brigitte Fiorille
Fee:                         $20
*Caregiver required*  Brighten your day with a 3 dimensional sun tile made out of clay. Made using basic cut out shapes that are applied to a base, these little works of art are simple and fun to create.  This one class is for a sun drawing, tile making and some sunny yellow glaze painting. Pickup in two weeks.

Sounds Like Spring | 2 classes | REGISTER HERE
Ages:                         6 to 12yrs
Day/Time:               Saturday | April 14 & 21 | 10-11:30am
Instructor:               Brigitte Fiorille
Fee:                           $40

*Both days required*  Caregiver welcomed.  Spring is in the Air! Make colorful ceramic wind chimes using a textured slab process. Great for all ages and spending time together. The second week is for painting. Pickup in time for Mother’s Day!


 
TEEN & ADULT ART WORKSHOPS
 
Starting with Watercolors | 1 class | REGISTER HERE
Ages:                        15yrs to Adult
Day/Time:              Friday | March 24 | 12-3pm
Instructor:              Kathy Oravecz
Fee:                          $40
Explore the medium of watercolor painting!  Review basic brush techniques, color theory, and composition while creating your own watercolor masterpiece. The fundamental steps of creating a watercolor painting in the under drawing, color mixing and paint layering will be covered. Students can bring their own materials or all basic supplies provided.  All skill levels welcome.
 
Applique Clay Nature Tiles | 1 class | REGISTER HERE
Ages:                        12yrs to Adult
Day/Time:              Friday | April 7 | 12-2pm
Instructor:              Brigitte Fiorille
Fee:                          $30
Come with a favorite person and gift yourself the chance to play with some clay! This surprisingly easy technique of creating an appliqued design on an 8” plaque will delight and encourage your creative side. Flora (leaves & flowers) themed compositions will be made using naturally beautiful buff stoneware clay and a gentle matt clear glaze. All skill levels welcome.  Pickup in two weeks.
 
Spring Greeting Cards - Paint Nite | REGISTER HERE
Ages:                         Adult
Day/Time:               Friday | April 13 | 6-9pm
Instructor:               Kathy Oravecz
Fee:                           $50
Welcome to all creative spirits!  Bring your friends or significant other and create some spring masterpieces. This is a guided painting class for the hidden artist within you. For beginners and intermediate painters who would like to learn to make small scale watercolor paintings. Learn and practice some basic brushstrokes and watercolor techniques while following step by step painting instructions with emphasis on development of your own personal style. Methods for reproducing cards will be covered. Light refreshments and appetizers will be served.  All materials provide


TODDLER & PRESCHOOL ART
 
Paint & Clay | two 4 class sessions | REGISTER HERE
Ages:                         18months to 3yrs
Day/Time:               Tuesday | March 20 thru April 10 | 10-11am
                                   Tuesday | April 17 thru May 8 | 10-11am
Instructor:               Brigitte Fiorille
Fee:                           $50 per 4wks
*Caregiver required*  Paint, paper, glue, and clay! Create lasting memories with your child as you explore the nature of various materials together. Designed to connect with the investigative flair and enthusiasm of these very young artists, projects introduce recognition in terms, materials, and process. Projects will be different for each series of classes.
 
Young at Art | two 4 class sessions | REGISTER HERE
Age:                          3 to 5yrs
Day/Time:             
 Tuesday | March 20 thru April 10 | 1-2pm
                                  Tuesday | April 17 thru May 8 | 1-2pm
Instructor:               Brigitte Fiorille
Fee:                           $50 per 4wks
Caregiver optional.  What a super fun time to be an artist! Young ones in this class can begin to learn the language of art and discover their creative self. Experience a variety of art mediums and techniques in paint, clay, collage, printing and more. Specifics in use of terminology, material handling, creativity, and art observation are incorporated. Projects will be different for each series of classes.


ELEMENTARY & MIDDLESCHOOL ART

Elements in Art | 8wks | REGISTER HERE
Ages:                         5 to 9yrs
Day/Time:               Tuesday | 4:30-6pm
Instructor:               Robyn Dubinsky
Fee:                           $145
Enhance knowledge of art concepts and creativity through observation, discussion, and creation. Projects are designed to provide an exploration into a variety of media and techniques in drawing, painting, fiber, ceramics, paper making, printing and more. Emphasis is placed on the use of art terms such as color, pattern, shape, and composition. Imagination encouraged! 
 
Clay Foundations | 8wks | REGISTER HERE
Ages:                          9 to 14yrs
Day/Time:                Thursday | 4:30-6pm
Instructor:                Brigitte Fiorille
Fee:                            $145
Develop your creativity with the basic techniques of handwork, wheel throwing, and glazing in guided projects and independent work.  Learn to work with the full process of clay from recycling to the kiln and all the amazing things between.  Structured projects will be presented along with time for free-play to explore personal creativity. All skill levels welcome.
 
Youth Drawing & Watercolor | 8wks | REGISTER HERE
Ages:                          9 to 14yrs
Day/Time:                Monday | 4:30-6pm
Instructor:                David Bunkin
Fee:                            $145
This basic and intermediate class will cover a "how to" approach using creative styles of teaching in drawing and painting.  Explore the use of materials as you discuss subject matter as shapes and forms, learn how to shade, use light perspective.  Unique styles in watercolor from abstract design to color theory will be incorporated.
 
TEEN & ADULT CLASSES
 
Watercolor | 8wks | REGISTER HERE
Ages:                          15yrs to Adult
Day/Time:                Monday | 10am-12pm
Instructor:                Kathy Oravecz
Fee:                            $175
Experience the exciting medium of watercolor as you learn to see composition in terms of line, shape, color, texture, and value. Gain skills to develop your artwork in grid drawing, spatial relationships, use of light and shadow, representational or abstract design, and traditional watercolor techniques. Class time will include projects along with critique and development of personal style. Beginners through advanced levels welcome.  Materials available or bring your own.


Beginning Drawing | 8wks | 
REGISTER HERE
Ages:                          15yrs to Adult
Day/Time:                Monday | 12-1:30pm
Instructor:                Kathy Oravecz
Fee:                            $165
Develop drawing skills in form, perspective, shading, and portraits. Work is first focused on pencil use and skill building approaches followed by evolution into color working with colored pencils/watercolor. Designed to provide artists with all abilities and experience with the opportunity to learn. Materials available or bring your own.


Drawing & Watercolor | 8wks | 
REGISTER HERE
Ages:                          15yrs to Adult
Day/Time:                Monday | 6-8pm
Instructor:                David Bunkin
Fee:                            $175
This basic and intermediate class will cover a "how to" approach using creative styles of teaching in drawing and painting.  Explore the use of materials as you discuss subject matter as shapes and forms, learn how to shade, use light perspective.  Unique styles in watercolor from abstract design to color theory will be incorporated.


Oil Painting | 8wks | REGISTER HERE
Ages:                           13yrs to Adult
Day/Time:                 Wednesday | 6-8pm
Instructor:                 Linda Merchant
Fee:                             $175
The traditional medium of oils gives a translucency and versatility to artwork like no other. Learn how to use oil paints without solvents as you develop layers which allow for a sense of realism in light and form. 11x14” canvas board and materials provided or bring your own. Beginners through advanced levels welcome.
 
Studio Ceramics | 8wks | 
REGISTER HERE
Ages:                            15yrs to Adult
Day/Time:                  Thursday | 10am-1pm or
                                      Thursday | 6-9pm
Instructor:                  Brigitte Fiorille
Fee:                              $195 | 2 hours
Fee:                              $285 | 3 hours
Students in this class are supported to develop an independent focus and direction of work. Technique demonstration and projects are offered to learn and explore the process of ceramics.  “New to clay” students can be guided through a beginning curriculum of projects. Kick and electric wheels are available. Seasonal Raku firing.  All skill levels welcome.

 

ART GALLERY
AT FAIRMOUNT

~10am-4pm~
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
~2-4pm~
Tuesday
~1-4pm~
Friday
~By appointment~
Saturday and Sunday
 
For more information or to schedule a viewing, please contact:
Fairmount Center for the Arts
In person | 8400 Fairmount Rd. | Novelty, Ohio | 44072
by phone:          440.338.3171
          via email:          info@fairmountcenter.org 
 

 

 
Brigitte Fiorille̩
Brigitte Fiorille̩
Art Studio Manager
"Graphic" by Brigitte Fiorille
"Renewal" by Susan Gray B̩
"Glasstree" by Dicc Klann
     
 
 
     
© 2014 Fairmount Center for the Arts. All rights reserved.