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




School of Art 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 are 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!

Fall 2017 Session II
Starting October 23rd
Color My World (5 week session) | REGISTER HERE
Age:                        18m to 3yrs
Day/Time:                Tuesday, 11/7 thru 12/5, 10-11pm
Instructor:                Brigitte Fiorille
Fee:                         $60
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple! Catch the rainbow each week in fun color focused art projects. Develop color recognition and exploration through paint mixing, homemade play dough, clay projects and more!  Caregiver required.

Young at Art (5 week session) | REGISTER HERE
Age:3 to 5yrs
Day/Time:               Tuesday, 11/7 thru 12/5, 1-2pm
Instructor:                Brigitte Fiorille
Fee:                         $60/5 week session
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.  Projects will be different for each series of classes.

Elements in Art (7 week session) | REGISTER HERE
Age:                        5 to 9yrs
Day/Time:                Tuesday, 4:30-6pm
Instructor:                Robyn Dubinsky
Fee:                         $135/7 week session
Enhance knowledge of art concepts and creativity through observation, discussion, and creation. Projects are designed to provide exploration into a variety of media and techniques in drawing, painting, fiber, ceramics, paper making, printing and more. Emphasis is placed on use of art terms such as color, pattern, shape, and composition. Imagination encouraged! 
Clay Foundations (7 week session) | REGISTER HERE
Age:                        9 to 14yrs
Day/Time:                Thursday, 4:30-6pm
Instructor:                Brigitte Fiorille
Fee:                         $145/7 week session
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 recycle to 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.

Watercolor (7 week session) | REGISTER HERE
Age:                        15yrs to Adult
Day/Time:                Monday, 10am-12 pm
Instructor:                Kathy Oravecz
Fee:                         $240/7 week session
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. Supply list available at registration.
Beginning Drawing (7 week session) | 
Age:                        13yrs to Adult
Day/Time:                Monday, 6-7:30pm
Instructor:                Kathy Oravecz
Fee:                         $155/7 week session
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 of all abilities and experience with opportunity to learn. Materials available or bring your own.

Oil Painting (6 week session) | REGISTER HERE
Age:                         13yrs to Adult
Day/Time:                 Wednesday, 6-8pm
                                9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27,10/4 & 10/18
                                10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29 & 11/6
Instructor:                 Linda Merchant
Fee:                          $145/6 week session
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 allows 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 (7 week session) | 
Age:                         15yrs to Adult
Day/Time:                 Thursday, 10am-1pm or 6-9pm
Instructor:                 Brigitte Fiorille
Fee:                          $185, 2 hours/7 week session
Fee:                          $265, 3 hours/7  week session
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. Raku firing as weather permits. All skill levels welcome.

Clay Pumpkin Cutouts | REGISTER HERE
Age:                          3 to 6yrs
Day/Time:                  Saturday, November 4 & 11, 9:30-10:30am
                                 *Both days required
Instructor:                  Brigitte Fiorille
Fee:                           $30
Enjoy a day in the art studio working with your favorite grown up and some clay! Design and create slab cutouts of pumpkins and leaves that will be combined into a standup or hanging piece of pumpkin art. Projects will be glazed on the second week and picked up in 1 week.
*Caregiver required
Paper Mache Pumpkins | 
Age:                         3 to 12yrs
Day/Time:                 Saturday, October 7 & 14, 10am-12pm
                                *Both days required
Instructor:                Brigitte Fiorille
Fee:                         $45
These little pumpkins will be adored for years to come! We will start our form over a real pumpkin using the traditional paper Mache technique. The second visit will involve removing it from the form and securing it back together with additional coats and color. The art room is the place for messy projects like this!  Group age range for family and friend togetherness.
*Age 6 & under caregiver required
Handmade Mugs | 
Age:                         6 to 12yrs
Day/Time:                 Saturday, November 4 & 11, 10:30am-12:30pm
                                *Both days required
Instructor:                 Brigitte Fiorille
Fee:                          $45
Get ready to enjoy some of the warm drinks of the season with your very own handmade mugs. In the first class, we will create the mugs using the slab technique adding stamped textures and handles with glaze applied in the second. Made to be fully functional, dishwasher and microwave safe. Each student is welcome to make a set of two, one for you and one to share!

The Art of Scraffito | REGISTER HERE
Age:                         12 to 16yrs
Day/Time:                 Friday, October 20, 6-8pm
Instructor:                 Lucinda Wozniak
Fee:                          $25
Use the Scraffito technique in metallic scratchboard to create a detailed drawing of your favorite animal. Also known as Sgraffito, coming from the Italian word graffiare and meaning ‘to scratch’, Scraffito is a graphic technique that was used widely during the Renaissance to create wall paintings. Work from your own printed or magazine image or find one in the class resources. Instruction will be given on how to transfer the image in overall composition and realistic details.

Wool Creatures (3 week mini-class) | REGISTER HERE
Age:                         Teen to Adult
Day/Time:                 Saturday, November 4, 11, & 18, 12:30-2:30pm
Instructor:                 Christina Blaschke
Fee:                          $65
Design and create a plush animal by learning fun and easy felting techniques!  We will work with a variety of colored roving and basic sewing techniques in assembly and details. Over the course of the three classes, you will design a creature and learn the skills needed to bring it to life!

Watercolor & Wine Paint Nite | REGISTER HERE
Age:                         Adult (Age 21 & up)
Day/Time:                Friday, November 10, 6-9pm
Instructor:                Kathy Oravecz
Fee:                         $45
Join us for a festive evening creating a set of four original watercolor holiday cards at the Fairmount Center for the Arts. Using a variety of demonstrated watercolor techniques, artists are free to interpret their own masterpieces while enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of the Art Gallery. Information will be given as to where and how to get copies made of your favored cards. Perfectly artistic and personal for Holiday giving!  All materials are provided.  No experience necessary.  Wine, light refreshments, and snacks will be served. 
*Please register by Monday, November 6, 2017


Fairmount Gallery

'Little Escapes'
Solo Art Exhibition by 
Erica Raby
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"I titled this show Little Escapes because that is how each small canvas felt to me while working on them.  Discovery, experimenting, and play interest me with the forms and materials I use.  These mixed-media works intuitively use a variety of materials – acrylic paint, watercolors, colored pencil, graphite, collaged papers, pen, and marker.  And at times, I set works aside and may not know what to do or add for a year or so.  The abstract environments are sometimes “too cute” or have a “sweet” color scheme.
I hope each piece is an escape for the viewer as well."
Fairmount Gallery
Fall 2017 Hours
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
~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
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