Fall Registration Opens July 19

The FIA Art School will resume offering a full roster of courses and workshops this fall. Studio opportunities are available for all ages and skill levels and include beginning and advanced painting, drawing, glass, ceramics, weaving, animation, and more. 

Students may register online, by calling 810.237.7315, or by emailing arted@flintarts.org. Please do not hesitate to contact the Art School at 810.237.7315 or arted@flintarts.org with any questions or concerns.

Visiting Artist Workshop and Demos 

John Miller

July 24-26

John Miller Demonstration

Artist John Miller, whose exhibition Blue Plate Special is on view in the FIA galleries through September 19, will offer a two-day glass workshop and free public demonstrations in the FIA Hot Shop.

John Miller began working with glass in 1987 in the undergraduate program at Southern Connecticut State University, (SCSU) in New Haven, CT. A decade later he earned an MFA in Sculpture at the University of Illinois. From 1993 to the present, he has been a staff member at Pilchuck Glass School in many different capacities, as a technician, coordinator, gaffer, and instructor. Miller exhibits internationally and frequently tours the country lecturing and demonstrating with hot glass. 

Two-Day Workshop

7/23 & 7/26 (FR & MO)    6:30-9:30p    Tuition: $250*

* FIA members receive 20% off tuition.

Free Public Demonstrations

SA July 24 11a-4p & SU July 25 1-4p FREE

Art School Tuition Assistance Application

Click the link to download the tuition assistance application. You may fill out the application and email or mail it to the Art School Office. Don't forget to include the additional documents required when dropping off the application. Be sure to submit your application well before the class you are interested in begins.

About the FIA Art School

Founded in 1928, the FIA Art School is one of the nation's largest museum art schools, offering studio classes in drawing, glassblowing, painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, and more to people of all ages and skill levels.

Art School Policies

Registrations are valid with full payment. Register up to three business days before class online or by phone, walk-in, or mail (not by voice mail). Cash (not by mail), check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.  Registration confirmations are issued via email.

Refunds are not given after the second class. A 50% charge will be withheld for cancellations made within four business days prior to the start date of class.

Student Artwork not picked up within two weeks of the end of the session will be discarded.

Photo Policy The FIA reserves the right to photograph activities that occur on its premises for promotional materials.

Class Cancellations due to weather will be posted on the FIA Art School Facebook page and ABC12.com. We are not able to contact each student individually in the event of building closure. Class cancellations due to weather or faculty illness will be rescheduled based on studio and staff availability but are not guaranteed. Under-enrolled classes will be cancelled three business days prior to the first day of class.

Student Amenities

Art Supplies are discounted 20% in the FIA Museum Shop (for enrolled
students only).

Lockers may be rented in the Art School office with your own lock
for $13 per session or $35 per year. The FIA is not responsible for items lost or stolen from lockers, galleries, or studios.

Materials and Supplies

Children and Teen Courses include all required supplies, provided by the FIA.

Ceramics Courses include one bag of clay and glazes. Additional clay may be purchased from instructor as needed.

Glass and Welding Courses include required safety equipment and basic materials needed to complete the course. Specialized and optional materials, including colored glass, may be purchased from instructor as needed.

All Other Courses, unless otherwise noted, should expect to provide their own supplies. Supply lists will be provided when applicable.

Tuition Assistance

Through the generosity of many individuals and organizations, the FIA is pleased to offer tuition assistance support to those students who could not otherwise afford the cost of attendance. To apply for tuition assistance support, students must submit an application form available below and a copy of their household’s most recent federal income tax return. Tuition assistance is offered to eligible students on a first come first served basis while funding remains. 

Student Membership

FIA Members receive 20% off tuition, the FIA Magazine, free admission to exhibitions, and a 10% discount in the Palette Café and Museum Shop.

FIA Youth Membership participants (ages 2.5–12) receive discounted class fees, a 10% discount in The Palette Café and Museum Shop, mailings in their name, and three free Youth Membership Activities per year for students ages 5–12.

Become a member here.