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 Artists

Julia & Robin Rogers

November 14–17 

Julia & Robin Rogers

Julia and Robin Rogers share a passion for sculpture and molten glass. After assisting each other for ten years, they decided to create collaboratively. Ideas, techniques, and an array of materials are melded together to manifest their combined surreal vision into anthropomorphic explorations. They both hold advanced degrees in art and love teaching. Robin is the manager of the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, and Julia teaches for Virginia Wesleyan University and Tidewater Community College in coastal Virginia.


Finding Form Through Sculpting Workshop
Using a variety of sculpting techniques, bring visions to life in glass. Starting with basic solid sculpting and moving into bit work, garage assembly, and inside sculpting, learn how to approach sculptural projects in the hot shop. 
TH & FR  11/14-11/15 | 10a-4p
Studio 8    GL-71    Tuition $120
Beginners, Intermediate
Public Demos and Residency   
November 16 • 11a–5p
November 17 • 1p–5p
Julia and Robin will create a small body of individual work in view of FIA visitors. They will conduct free formal demonstrations throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday in the Hot Shop 

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
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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