Art School Registration Now Open 

Fall 2017

FIA Members may register online, in-person, by mail, or by phone for Fall 2017 classes now. FIA Members receive 20% of regular tuition. Use coupon code MEMBER at checkout to get your discount.

Art School Scholarship Application

Fall 2017

Click the link to download the scholarship application. You may fill out the application and drop it off anytime in the art school office, Monday through Friday, 9a to 5p. Don't forget to include the additional documents required when dropping off the application. Be sure to submit your scholarship well before the class you are interested in begins.

New Space

Art School Gallery 

The new Art School Gallery, located in the retail corridor, opens September 15, 2017. This gallery highlights some of the best work being made by faculty and students in the FIA’s art studios. Works are for sale and represent many disciplines, including painting; drawing; ceramics; sculpture; printmaking; photography; glass; jewelry; and more.

Art Walk Events

2nd Friday Art Walk happens every month throughout downtown Flint. Stop by the Art School’s Auxiliary Studio to see demonstrations and try your hand making art! All events are free and will be held from 6–9p in the Auxiliary Studio, 124 W. 2nd St. in Flint.

August 11: Closed

September 8

Large-Scale Pottery

Art School faculty member Jeff Hageman will demonstrate the process of creating an oversize vessel on the pottery wheel.

Art School

Class Highlights

Fall 2017

Anatomy for Artists

Mondays 9.11 – 11.20 (8 weeks) No Class 10.23, 10/30, & 11/6 • 12:30p–3:30p

Tuition $201

Instructor: Arla Slogor

Art School Studio 6

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Learn about the human body through the eye of an artist and bring more convincing structure to your figurative drawing, painting, and sculpture. This is an academic course with a strong emphasis on learning the bones and muscles that make up the human body. Course time each week will be divided between academic study and drawing with a live model.

Arla Slogor


Arla earned her BFA in Painting from the University of Michigan-Flint. She is currently teaching painting and drawing for VSA artist-in-residence at GISD Schools.

Beginning Pottery

Wednesdays 9.13 – 11.15 (10 weeks) • 5:30p–8:30p

Tuition $244

Instructor: Jeff Hageman

Art School Studio 2

Beginner, Intermediate

Start with the basic skills needed to throw clay on the pottery wheel. Fundamental techniques will be demonstrated and practiced as we develop toward more advanced methods.

Jeff Hageman

Instructor & Art School Technician

Jeff has a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in ceramics. Jeff specializes in teapots and sculptures constructed from thrown parts.

Master iPhone Photography Techniques

Saturdays 10.7 – 10.21 (3 weeks) • 9:30a–12:30p

Tuition $75

Instructor: Ellyn Sudow

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Art School Lecture Room

Take better photos using your smartphone. Learn lighting, composition, organizing, editing, sharing, and printing. Course will focus on capturing the essence of people photography. We will do a "photo walk" and exchange ideas with photographers in the class.

Ellyn Sudow


Ellyn holds an MFA in Photography from George Washington University and also studied at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Her experimentation includes the artistic potential of smartphones.