Art School Registration Now Open 

Summer 2019

FIA Members may register online, in-person, by mail, or by phone for Summer 2019 classes now. FIA Members receive 20% of regular tuition. Use coupon code MEMBER at checkout to get your discount.

Art School Tuition Assistance Application

Click the link to download the tuition assistance 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 application well before the class you are interested in begins.

Visiting Artist

Matt Eskuche 

Matt Eskuche

Matt Eskuche began flameworking in 1998. He has studied with Emilio Santini and Cesare Toffolo and taught at schools and studios across the world, from Corning Museum of Glass to Pilchuck Glass School. Eskuche’s work consists of flameworked elements varying in scale and shape, assembled in a sculpture that explores the ideas of overconsumption and wastefulness. His work is included in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City and has been published in New Glass Review Glass Quarterly, American Craft, The Flow, and Glassline

Flameworking Workshop  
Experience extensive demonstration and discussion of the techniques and tools Matt Eskuche uses to create his work. Students have limited hands-on torch time to practice select techniques.
Beginners, Intermediate 7/24–7/25 (WE & TH)    10a–5p    Studio 15  Tuition: $25
Public Demos and Residency   
July 26 • 12p–5p & July 27 • 10a–5p  
Hot Shop See visiting artist Matt Eskuche as he creates a small body of his work in the FIA Hot Shop. Continuous informal demonstrations on Friday with narrated formal demonstrations throughout the day on Saturday are FREE to the public. 

Adult Activity

Studio Parties 

Art School Studio Parties are a great way for you and your friends to try your hand at something new in a fun, social environment. Many different media and projects are available, including welding, glassblowing, painting, ceramics, drawing, and flameworking. Prices begin at $35 per person and include a three-hour studio session with one of our teaching artists and all necessary materials.

Class Highlights

One-Week Summer Art Camps
The Land of Dinosaurs
Romp and stomp to a dinosaur beat as you learn about prehistoric lizards! Using line, shape, color, texture, and form, students will create dazzling dinosaur art and learn how they successfully survived in the land before time. Snacks provide, students need to bring a sack lunch.
Ages 5–10 7/15–7/19 (MO–FR)    9a–4p    Studio 1 & 10  Tuition: $280*
BRRRR – Cool Art 
Bundle up for snowy day art adventures… in the middle of summer? Absolutely! Create cool art while learning about animals that thrive in the cold and revisiting the joys of winter activities. Paint with ice, build a clay polar bear, collage an owl mask, and assemble a winter shadow box. Snacks provide, students need to bring a sack lunch. 
Ages 5–10 7/22–7/26 (MO–FR)    9a–4p    Studio 1 & 10  Tuition: $280* 
Fairies and Magical Creatures
Would you know the difference between a fairy, elf, or gnome if you met one? Explore the world of the wee folk and other imaginary creatures through folklore, stories, and art. Discover that every garden needs a gnome and every fairy wings. Build a wee fairy dwelling, a wire wishing tree, a jointed mermaid, and a mossy shadow box glen. Snacks provide, students need to bring a sack lunch. 
Ages 5–10 7/29–8/2 (MO–FR)    9a–4p    Studio 1 & 10  Tuition: $280*

Portfolio Development Workshop

Mini-Series Painting
Develop your artist-voice and maximize the ability to mix color, communicate ideas, and experiment stylistically. Projects include working from a colorful dessert or stuffed animal still-life, painting like a Pop Artist using silhouette shapes, process-based painting manipulating drips, glazes, scraping and blending with squeegees, and painting landscapes in the approach of an Impressionist or Cubist.
Teens 7/17–7/31 (WE)    11a-5p    Studio 14  Tuition: $180*
One-Week Workshops
Glass for Teens
Work on a number of projects introducing glass as a creative medium. Projects include fusing, casting, flameworking, and more.
Teens 8/5-8/9 (MO–FR)    1p-4p    Studio 8  Tuition: $155*
Kinetic Visual Storytelling Animation
Get immersed in the theory and practice of animation in this intensive, hands-on process-oriented laboratory for creative inquiry into time-based media. Covering direct and handmade process/techniques, participants develop animation concepts and skills through 12 areas of focus, resulting in a short collaborative film. Teens welcome.
Beginner/Intermediate/Advance 8/5–8/11 (MO–SU)    10a-5p    Studio 13  Tuition: $290*

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