You can register for a class by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reserve a spot for you. Please provide your contact info: name, phone # best email to reach you. Payment can be made the first day of class.
Winter 2020 - onsite classes will be held in our newly renovated barn behind the main house to better enable social distancing. Masks will be required.
Let's Talk Nancy Hale Mondays via ZOOM Jan 4th 1:00-2:30 pm During these times of uncertainty and upheaval, where “safer at home” has been our guiding principle, do you miss connecting with others in a meaningful way? Are there philosophical questions you would like to explore? Or are there issues/concerns more related to daily life that you would like input on from others? In this open forum, with ground rules for respectful interaction, a wide range of ideas for discussion is invited. Each session we will generate a list of possible topics and vote on one to discuss for that week. To register email Nancy Hale at: email@example.com for Zoom link.
Writing workshop Charlie Itzin Ongoing (6:00-8:00 pm) 2nd & 4th Wednesday of month (ongoing) Zoom class Wednesday, January 13th & 27th email Charles.firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting link SUNY Oswego English Instructor, Charles Itzin, leads this bi monthly workshop. Given a suggested topic or one of the students’ own choice, participants bring their work and read to the group in a supportive and learning atmosphere. With helpful suggestions and feedback the writers are able to hone their skills. Workshop is ongoing, and participants can join at any time. Free to members
Paint with Friends - Open Studio in the Barn Pat Hanford Thursdays, SUSPENDED 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Our "Paint with Friends" workshop is back. All Mediums welcomed. No experience is necessary. Bring your watercolor or acrylic paints, etc. and supplies and join us for an Open Studio. . Some basic supplies are available for those who wish to try out painting. Pre-registration is suggested to ensure we have a seat for you. Please email us if you plan to attend as class size is limited so we can be socially distant. COST: Suggested donation $2 for members, $5 for non-membersper session
Stitch Circle Amy Cramer Wednesdays 10:00- 1:00 pm (On Hold) Drop by the Arts Center on Wednesday mornings for a comfortable gathering where you can work on your individual project. No matter your skill level, we welcome all who crochet, quilt, embroider, needle punch, rug hook, sew or knit...in other words, if your fiber project is portable-- bring it along and join us any Wednesday morning for tea and camaraderie. Our Stitch Circle is on-going. For more information contact Amy at 315-871-7733 or email us at email@example.com. Cost: No fee required
Fair Haven History Discussions Robert Kolsters Wednesdays For those who are interested in the history of Fair Haven, this is a discussion group open to all. There is no preset agenda other than exploring what is of interest to you about the history of Fair Haven. What are you curious about? If you have questions about the meeting, or if you are interested but can't make it on Wednesday, contact Robert Kolsters RobertKolsters@Hotmail.com 818-763-5800. Free
Fair Haven Support Group Nancy Hale Bi-Weekly, Thursdays, 8/13 & 27 1:00-2:30 pm Zoom: email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like meeting link A round table discussion group to help one another deal with issues we are encountering. Each week participants will generate a list of possible topics and then vote on the one(s) to discuss that day. Join us for comraderie, laughter, support, and new perspectives on challenges we face. Facilitated by Nancy Hale, retired director of SUNY counseling center. Cost: No fee required, Donations accepted.
Kids Arts & Crafts Kelly Jackson Art: Thursdays March 12th & 19th 6 -7:30 pm Arts & Crafts Classes for Kids with Kelly Jackson Every Monday night from 6-7:30 $10 per class, or $35 for the month Sibling discounts available! Come join the creative fun!!
Centerpiece Creation Kitty Dates CANCELLED Everything you need will be provided, including a variety of fresh-cut greens Come have some fun & create a Holiday Evergreen Centerpiece Sensation! $25 includes all supplies; however it is $20 if you bring your own ribbons, ornaments and containers. To register: email us at email@example.com provide your contact info. Register by December 9th. Handmade Holiday Series Kelly Jackson Adults: Mondays, Nov. 4 - Dec 9 10:00 - 12:00 pm Adults: Thursday, Nov. 7 & 14 Dec 5 & 12 3:00 - 5:00 pm Kelly Jackson will be offering her "Handmade Holiday" series where you will learn to make your own ornaments, wrapping paper, gift tags, and more. Come and create handmade gifts and supplies! Make the holidays extra special this year ~ Each week will feature a variety of different crafts to create! From painted wooden ornaments, printing your own wrapping paper, creating your own gift tags and more! ! You can attend one or all classes $20 per class, or $65 to come to 4! There are 10 different dates available, so mix and match. No pre-registration required.
Handmade Holiday Series Kelly Jackson Kids: Mondays, Nov. 4 - Dec 16 6:00 - 7:00 pm Kids: Thursday, Nov. 7 & 14 Dec 5 , 12 & 19 6:00 - 7:00 pm Come create with us this holiday season as the Arts Center! We will be making holiday cards, creating handmade gifts, making our own holiday decorations and painting holiday scenes! There are classes every Monday that focus more on Art, and classes every Thursday that focus more on crafts! Mondays: $10 each, or $35 for the month Thursdays: $10 each, or $35 for the month (Special discount: If you are paying by the month, the first child is $35, and each sibling after that is: $25) OR new this month: UNLIMITED Classes for $55 per month!
Nature's Splendor - Watercolor Painting Bob Jones Saturday, Nov. 16th 10:00 am to 1:00 pm This class is designed for anyone who enjoys watercolor painting and wants to learn the steps to create a finished painting in a single class. Demonstrations throughout the class will include special effects, masking, lifting, spattering, wet into wet, and the use of a variety of brush strokes. Register by November 14th Cost: $25 includes supplies
Crocheting Heidi Smalling Wednesdays, starting October 9. 10- 12 pm Heidi has offered to teach crochet to anyone who would like to learn on Wednesday mornings. This class will meet at the same time as the Stitch Circle, and will be in the adjoining room. No fee is required and you may join the group at any time.
Make your own Specialty Holiday Cards Valerie Manning Saturday, Nov. 2nd 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Noted Paper Arts teacher Valerie Manning will guide you in the process of creating your own Holiday cards (Two Thanksgiving and two Christmas) as well as gift bag and tag. No experience necessary. You will leave with completed cards & bag that bear your personal touch. All supplies provided, Register by October 31st. Cost: $20 includes materials
Kids Arts & Crafts Kelly Jackson Art: Mondays October 7-28 6 -7 pm $10/per child/class 4 classes for $35 Crafts: Thursdays October 3-24 6 - 7 pm For questions or to register email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Acrylic & Color Theory Kelly Jackson Mondays October 7 - 28 10:00 - 12:00 pm Learn about color theory!! Learn the history of the colors, color schemes, the details of the color wheel, how to mix colors and how to apply the mixed colors to a painting. Learn how to create a formal color study and create an 8x10 acrylic painting. Also, receive your own professional color mixing chart to take home!Come to one, or come to all! Register by emailing us at email@example.com Cost: $20 per class or $65 for the month ($60 for month for FHAC members) All supplies included
Watercolor Painting Bob Jones Thursday, Oct. 24th 10:00 am to 1:00 pm No experience necessary! This class is designed for anyone who enjoys watercolor painting and wants to learn the steps to create a finished painting in a single class. Demonstrations throughout the class will include special effects, masking, lifting, spattering, and the use of a variety of brush strokes. If you would like to register please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact info. Bob's classes tend to fill up quickly, so pre-registration is required; however, you may pay the first day of class.Class Size: 12 Cost: $25.00 includes all supplies Register by October 22nd . Wood Carving Class John Pupparo Mondays, Sept 30-Oct 14 1 - 3 pm John will teach you how to bring out an image from a simple block of wood. He's planned the class for three two-hour sessions.. You can register by emailing us with your contact information at email@example.com. If you have any questions, you may contact John at 315 529-0440. Cost: $55 includes cost of materials Deadline registration is September 21st. Ages 18+
Block Printing Class John Pupparo Mondays, Sept. 30 - Oct 14 5-7:30 pm The block printing class would entail drawing basic shape on flat block cutting the shape lines and using tools and safety procedures. then a class on inking the block and printing on paper or fabric. Using water based ink. Cost for 3 classes $55 (includes supplies) Deadline registration by September 21st. Ages 18+
Paint with Friends - Open Studio Paula Fahy/Anne Schultes Thursdays, September 5 - October 3rd 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. We are hosting a "Paint with Friends" workshop. All Mediums welcomed. No experience is necessary. Bring your watercolor or acrylic paints and supplies and join us for an Open Studio. Although there will be no formal instruction in these sessions, several FHAC members will be there to help you and Bob Jones will be participating in some of the sessions. Some basic supplies are available for those who wish to try out painting. These sessions are free to FHAC members and just $5 for non-members. Registration is not required, just show up and have fun. So why not give it a try! Acrylic Painting Kelly Jackson Mondays Sept 9 - 30 10:00 - 12:00 pm Learn to paint with Acrylics! Learn techniques, color mixing & more! Come to one, or come to all! 20/ class or $68 for four classes (All materials provided)
Kids & Adults - Weaving Kelly Jackson Thursdays, September 5- Oct 3 Adults: 7-9 pm Kids 6 to 7 pm Learn the ancient art of weaving! We will be creating our own recycled cardboard looms and using a combination of yarn, fabric scraps, ribbon, wool rovings and beads to create colorful and beautiful woven pieces! Finished weavings can be turned into table runners, purses, or wall hangings! Bring any scraps or beads that you'd like- there will be some available for you to use here as well! All supplies included. Adults: $20/class or $68 for 4 or more classes Kids: $10/class or $35 for 4 or more classes
Kids Art Class Kelly Jackson Mondays, Sept 9-30 6-7 pm Explore the different mediums & movements of Art! Try new techniques and learn about different artists. Something new to learn and try each week! Perfect for homeschool families who want a more in depth weekly Art lesson! All supplies included. $10 each per week.
Kids & Adults - Creative Arts & Crafts Kelly Jackson Thursdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 Adults: 11:30-1:30 or 7-9 Kids 10:00 – 11:00 am or 6:00 to 7:00 pm August 1st –Jewelry making with beads Kids: $10 /Adults $20 Make your own beaded jewelry using an assortment of different beads and threads! Create earrings, bracelets and more! August 8th - Sculpting CLAY! Kids: $15 / Adults $25 Create your own creation from air dry clay! Your imagination is the limit! August 15th - Painting CLAY! Kids: $10 / Adults $20 Use enamel acrylic paint to paint your air dried clay creation to take home with you! August 22nd - Dream Catchers! Kids: $10 / Adults $20 Create your own beautiful dream catcher using feathers, beads, yarn & more! August 29th - Sketchbook Kids: $10 Create your own Sketchbook or Journal to take home! Choose your own paper, create your own cover and have it bound with a professional binding machine! August 29th - Aromatherapy Beads Adults $25 Sculpt your own Aromatherapy beads or pendants using Air dry clay! Use nature objects and stamps to create images, words & designs!
Painting Techniques - Watercolor Kelly Jackson Monday August 5th 10:00 - 12:00 Learn basic watercolor techniques and try out some tips and tricks to create texture, water and more! All supplies included $20 per person
Kids - Storybook Creation Kelly Jackson Tuesdays, August 6, 13, 20 & 27 10:00 – 11:00 am This 3 week class will introduce you to the wonderful world of creating your own story books! Spend the class time creating pages for your book & artwork for your cover and finish the course with a bound story book made completely by you! $35 per person for the month (or $10 per class if you cannot attend every week)
Painting on the Porch Kelly Jackson Wednesdays, August 7th, 14th & 21st 12:00 - 1:30 pm Come try out a variety of different mediums like ink pencils, coffee paint, pastel pencils & more! Sit out on the deck and enjoy the weather and the company of fellow artists! No art experience needed~All supplies included. Each week will feature a demo of a different medium, and the chance to try it out for yourself! $20 per person, per class
Painting Techniques - Acrylic Kelly Jackson Monday August 12th 10:00 - 12:00 Learn basic acrylic techniques, and try out tips & tricks on color mixing and paint application! All supplies included $20 per person
Painting Techniques - Inktense Pencils Kelly Jackson Monday August 19th 10:00 - 12:00 Learn how to use Inktense Pencils! A special brand of colored pencils from England, similar to a watercolor pencil but with dried ink pigment instead! Very vibrant and perfect for use on fabrics, paper or canvas! A great medium for the traveling artist! All supplies included $20 per person
Painting Techniques - Coffee Kelly Jackson Monday August 26th 10:00 - 12:00 Learn the art of painting with COFFEE! A fun and cheap technique that creates a beautiful sepia toned image! Learn how to mix your own paint from instant coffee & see examples and inspiration from other artists working with coffee as their medium as well! All supplies included $20 per person
Vintage Portraits with Coffee Paint Kelly Jackson Saturday, July 20th 3 - 5 pm This class will use coffee paint for the vintage look and will allow you to take an old photo of a loved one and make into a treasured portrait. This class is being offered both Wednesday, July 10 from 1-3 pm and Saturday, July 20 from 3-5 pm Cost $20/class Please register at least two days before the class starts.
Intro to Drawing and Painting Kelly Jackson Adult Only Classes: Monday July 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th 10 -12 pm or 6 - 8 pm Kids Only: Tuesday July 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th 10 - 11 am or 6 – 7 pm This 4 week art course will introduce you to the basics of drawing and painting! Start with the basics and end the course with a finished piece to take home. Already know how to draw or paint? No problem! Use the time to develop a drawing or painting! Draw or Paint or BOTH! Session #1: Learn the basics of composition, line, form and how to record what you see on paper! Learn about materials and spend time sketching! Session #2: Building on last week’s sketches, focus on form and shading. Continue sketching and start drawing out a painting composition! Session #3: Learn the basics of color theory and paint application! Practice paint application and experiment with materials and techniques. Start under-painting final drawing. Session #4: Spend the entire class painting. Learn some tips on highlights, shadows and color mixing. Working critique at the end of class & take home you’re finished/work in progress painting!
All supplies included Adults $20 per session or $68 for all 4 classes/Kids $10 per session or $35 for all 4 classes Register at least two days prior to class start.
"The Person You'd Like to Be" Discussion Group Nancy Hale Mondays June 24, July 8 and July 22 1 - 3 pm A Three Session Workshop - FREE Just as a blueprint helps a builder to create a structure, having a clear picture of the person we want to be aids us in making that a reality. In this workshop participants will be helped to bring that picture into better focus, to identify challenging situations and ways of handling them, as well as exploring and changing limiting beliefs that prevent us from becoming the person we want to be. So that there will be enough time for individual sharing and interaction the size of the group will be limited and will be on a “first come, first served” basis. Participants must also be able to attend all three sessions, as each session builds on the one before. If you are interested in participating, you may either call Nancy at 315-564-7527 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org Facilitator: Nancy Hale, Retired Director of SUNY Oswego Counseling Services Center
Postcards from the Past - All ages Kelly Jackson Friday, July 12 from 1-3 pm Come create your own postcards! Use a variety of different mediums (watercolor, coffee, colored pencil, etc.) to make one of a kind postcards! Focus on Fair Haven’s past by trying your hand at drawing or coloring an image of old fashioned Fair Haven! If you’d like, submit your finished image(s) in the Fair Haven Retrospective show! (Entry fee for 1 submission included) All supplies included $20 per person Register by Wednesday, July 10th.
Picnic Painting on FHAC Deck Kelly Jackson Wednesday, July 17th 1 -3 pm Come enjoy the outdoors and paint on site around beautiful Fair Haven! Each month we will paint at a new location around the area using a variety of Inktense pencils (really vibrant and fun!), watercolor pencils and pen! Location: Fair Haven Arts Center Deck! Rain location, inside FHAC. Register by Monday, July 15th
Fair Haven History Discussions Robert Kolsters Wednesdays, June 19, July 3 and July 17 6 - 8 pm For those who are interested in the history of Fair Haven, this is a discussion group open to all. Share your memories, family stories, or whatever ever comes to mind. Or just come to listen. Or bring questions. There is no preset agenda other than exploring what is of interest to you about the history of Fair Haven. What are you curious about? If you have questions about the meeting, or if you are interested but can't make it on Wednesday, contact Robert Kolsters RobertKolsters@Hotmail.com 818-763-5800. Free
Sun Printing Kelly Jackson Tuesday, July 2nd 1 - 3 pm All Ages Welcome: Come try out the 1860’s method of Cyanotype photography called Sun Printing! Create beautiful blue prints using only the sun! Try printing nature objects or your very own drawings! All supplies included $20 per person Register by June 30th Drawing Class I Debra Rose Weekly on Wednesdays Sept 19 - Oct 17 4-6 p.m. 4 sessions: Fair Haven Arts Center -- Wednesday Sept 19, Sept 26, Oct 3 & Oct 17 -- from 4 to 6 pm If you like to draw, if you don’t like to draw, if you haven’t drawn since you were a kid, if you are afraid of drawing – this fundamental class is for you! All you need is a sincere interest in drawing and a willingness to do some interesting, fun and possibly even challenging exercises designed to free up your eye, mind and hand!
Along the way, participants will be introduced to some basic tools and practices of drawing. This will include exploring and experiencing what it is to “see as an artist” – a different “seeing” than most of us use, or even need to use, in our daily life. Materials for the first session will be provided. For the second session: participants will need drawing pad (18x24 or 14x17) and charcoal. Arrangements will be made during first class. Class size limited to 8. Cost: $65.00 for FHAC members, $75.00 for non-members. Instructor: Debra Rose -- drawings shown with Group of 6 at DOC gallery