Winter Registration Now Open

Winter Session

Workshops: December 6 – 19

Regular Session: January 3 – March 13

The Art School will offer a full slate of courses and workshops for all ages and skill levels. Classes include drawing, painting, glass, ceramics, welding, jewelry, photography, printmaking, and more. 

Register online or by calling 810.237.7315


In response to updated guidance from the CDC and MDHHS, the FIA will resume a mask requirement beginning August 4, 2021. All staff, faculty, students, and visitors are required to wear a mask at all times while at the FIA. If you do not have one, masks are available at Security, the front desk, and the art school office.

Thank you for your cooperation as we seek to keep the FIA a safe environment for both staff and visitors.

Visiting Artist Three-Day Workshop

Photorealism Workshop with Yigal Ozeri

Registration Now Open

Join renowned artist Yigal Ozeri in the FIA Art School studios for an exciting, hands-on workshop that will cover Mr. Ozeri's approach to translating photographic images into original works of art. Using carefully selected photographs provided by the instructor, students will work on their own paintings with instruction and critiques from Mr. Ozeri.

New York City-based Israeli artist Yigal Ozeri is best known for his large-scale photorealistic portraits of distinctive young women in rich prodigious landscapes. Ozeri’s exhibition, Brush with Reality, is on view in the FIA galleries through January 2.

Tuition $450 and includes most supplies.
Register online or by phone 810.237.7315

12/14-12/16 (TU-TH)    12p-6p     Tuition: $450

Yigal Ozeri, Israeli, born 1958. Untitled; Priscilla in Ecstasy, 2008. Oil on paper on board, 16 × 24 in. Collection of Louis K. and Susan P. Meisel

Yigal Ozeri, Israeli, born 1958. Untitled; Priscilla in Ecstasy, 2008. Oil on paper on board, 16 × 24 in. Collection of Louis K. and Susan P. Meisel

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 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.