With the concerns about COVID-19, FVAC has temporarily suspended all classes until it's safe again to come together. We will keep you posted on any updates!



The Basics of Digital Photography

Are you Digital Photography Challenged (DPC)? Take the test: Do you take cockeyed and boring photos? Are your photos off-center like some of your BFF’s? Are you clueless about how to edit a photo? Do you think shutter speed refers to how fast your Grandma’s window treatments close? If you have answered yes to any of these symptoms of DPC take this class! Is your camera (DSLR, Point & Shoot &/or Mirrorless) still in the box or you tried using it a few times and it ended up in the closet? Well, it’s time to blow off the dust! You will learn tips on photo composition and what the buttons do on your camera. You will get better quality images by learning about shutter speed, aperture, and ISO settings. Discover simple editing techniques for the best exposure and how to pick out the most successful photos in your collection.

Instructor: Andy Mars
Age: Tweens and Teens, 11-16 (seriously interested younger students welcome too)
Requirement: Digital Camera (DSLR, mirrorless, or point & shoot)
Location: Studio 1B (upstairs)
Tuition: $145 Non-Members / $130.50 Members

6 Sundays, May 3 - June 21, 2020 (no class 5/24 & 6/14), 10 AM - 12 PM

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Youth Drawing and Painting

In addition to the fun, children will learn about art, artists and the fundamentals of drawing and the principles of painting. The students will enjoy exploring their creativity in an artistic environment surrounded by art and real artists!

Instructor: Maurice Casas
Age: 7-12
Location: Classroom 9A
Tuition: $110 Non-Members / $99 Members (includes all materials)

Tentative Dates
6 Thursdays, April 2 - May 14, 2020, 4:30 - 6:00 PM (no class 4/16)
***POSTPONED, new date to be determined***


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Teen Drawing and Painting

Drawing, Painting, and Self Expression for teens that love art, and serious teens interested in building a portfolio. The class is specifically designed to accommodate teens that are looking for a category that meets their needs (too old to be with a younger group and too young to be with adults). We will explore the fundamentals of art and learn basic techniques to learn how to draw. Teens will be encouraged to tap into their creativity and express their imagination freely. We will explore subject matter, such as realism, abstraction, expressionism; we will learn about art history's influence on today's modern artists. Each student will be led based on their own personal interests, needs at their level. Download materials list here.

Instructor: Maurice Casas
Age: 12-17
Location: Classroom 3A
Tuition: $145 Non-Members / $130.50 Members

6 Mondays, April 27 - June 8, 2020, 4:30 - 6:30 PM (no class 5/25)

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6 Mondays, June 15 - July 20, 2020, 4:30 - 6:30 PM

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Art Factory for Tweens and Teens

Put your design skills to the test in a fun environment learning a variety of art-making skills. Students will work with different media like paper, glass, textiles, plaster, paints, found objects to create their own handmade artwork like beautiful books, glass mosaics, embroidery and much more.

Instructor: Stefanie Baechler
Age: 11-15+
Location: Classroom 9A
Tuition: $145 Non-Members / $130.50 Members (includes all materials)

6 Saturdays, March 7 - April 25, 2020, 3-5 PM, (no class 4/11, 4/18)

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Fashion Illustration

If you have a passion for fashion and want to learn how to design and draw beautiful fashion images – this is the class for you! Students will build a basic art and design foundation including figure and facial proportions. The students will work in various mediums such as paint, watercolor, plaster and so much more to create eye-catching fashion designs. At the end of every class, they will have a completed fashion project to bring home! Students begin by learning the basics of fashion rendering and illustration, as well as learning fun facts about famous fashion designers and fashion history. Fashionistas are led, step by step, through an art and design curriculum that will leave them inspired and excited about fashion illustration.

Instructor: Stefanie Baechler
Age: 8-13
Location: Classroom 9A
Tuition: $145 Non-Members / $130.50 Members (includes all materials)

6 Saturdays, March 7 - April 25, 2020, 12:30PM - 2:30 PM, (no class 4/11, 4/18)

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Youth Ceramics

Let's discover the magic and fun of kiln-fired clay! From slipping and scoring to coil, slab, and pinch techniques, firing and glazing, this class works with it all! Youth Ceramics will teach your child the wonderful world of pottery through various hand-building techniques and creative projects.

Instructor: Stefanie Baechler
Age: 6-12
Location: Classroom 9A
Tuition: $145 Non-Members / $130.50 Members (includes all materials)

6 Fridays, March 6 - April 24, 2020, 4:30-6:30PM, (no class 4/10, 4/17)

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Family Studio Sunday

Enjoy family time together in a fun, creative environment while exploring a variety of techniques and new art ideas under the guidance of a teaching artist. These workshops are for children and an accompanying adult. Children cannot be left alone.

Instructor: Elena Gibson
Age: 5-99
Location: Classroom 3A (3/29) or 9A (4/26)
Tuition: $15 per person
Materials Fee: $5 per person payable to the instructor

Sunday, April 26, 2020, 1:00-2:30PM
Paste Paper Party: If you like finger painting, you will love making this beautiful paste paper! You will learn methods to create an abundance of patterns on paper using tools to manipulate pigmented paste. Everybody will take home multiple finished pieces, which can be turned into wrapping paper, cards, collage paper etc.

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Registration

• Pay online with click on the "Register here" button
• Or send a check to 25 Arts Center Lane, 06001 Avon CT
• Or call us at 860-678-1867, during office hours

✵Members save 10% for a year on tuition. click here for membership information. There is also an option to purchase the membership while registering for a class.