Spring Registration Now Open
Spring Term: March 27 - June 4
Each term, the Art School offers more than 120 courses and workshops for all ages and skill levels. Opportunities include drawing, painting, glass, ceramics, welding, jewelry, photography, printmaking, and more.
Register online or by calling 810.237.7315
Art School Winter Weather Policy
Occasionally the FIA will close if weather conditions make travel unreasonably hazardous for most people. We try to stay open if at all possible and students should decide for themselves whether travel is appropriate for them.
School closure information will be posted to ABC 12, ABC12.com, and the FIA Facebook pages. If the FIA building closes, we will not be able to contact students individually. Please check the above sources if you think classes might be canceled.
Instructors may choose to cancel their class even if the FIA remains open. If this happens, the instructor will contact students individually.
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.
Art School Studio Parties are a great way for you and your friends to try something new in a fun, social environment. Different projects are available, including welding, glassblowing, ceramics, painting, drawing, and more. Prices begin at $35 per person and include a three-hour studio session with one of our teaching artists and all required materials.
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.
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.
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.
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.