LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 27, 2019) — The University of Kentucky's Fine Arts Institute returns Sept. 10 with such popular classics as beginning woodworking, as well as several new fiber arts classes including Weaving which makes use of the floor looms in UK’s fiber studio. The classes, which are open to the public, are presented as noncredit art courses and are ideal for adults with busy work schedules. The institute takes the beginner to more advanced student in a variety of mediums.
Four times a year, UK Fine Arts Institute offers weekly classes as well as weekend workshops in the visual arts to accommodate various types of schedules for individuals hoping to better their skills in the field. Most classes meet once a week during the evening for anywhere between three to 12 weeks. This fall's classes and workshops will be held in UK’s Art and Visual Studies Building and the Metal Arts Building.
Registration is now open for the fall session and includes the following 12 classes:
- Beginning Ceramics with Jill Coldiron, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Sept. 19; and
- Taking Ceramics to the Next Level with Coldiron, 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 17.
- Explorations in Drawing with Christine Kuhn, 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 10.
- Beaded Structures with Morgan Shipps, 6-9 p.m. Mondays, beginning Oct. 7; and
- Embroidered Landscapes with Shipps, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Oct. 3; and
- Weaving with Shipps, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 25.
- Introduction to Freestyle Ikebana with Brooke Pohl, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 18; and
- Introduction to Ikebana: Contemplative Flower with Pohl, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 17.
- Metalworking with Jeremy Colbert, 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 10.
- Learn to Paint. Yes, You Can! with Christine Kuhn, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 11.
- Woodworking Joinery for Beginners with Lynn Sweet, 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 10; and
- Woodworking Joinery for Veterans with Sweet, 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 10.
The following workshops during the fall session will offer more abbreviated class experiences in a one- to two-day workshop format:
Digital Image Editing
- One Day Crash Course in Photoshop with Lennon Michalski, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10.
- Handmade Felted Fabric – Session 1 with Laverne Zabielski, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14;
- Handmade Felted Fabric – Session 2 with Zabielski, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12;
- Handmade Felted Fabric – Session 3 with Zabielski, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19;
- The Art of Silk Dying – Session 1 with Zabielski, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 28 and Oct. 5;
- The Art of Silk Dying – Session 2 with Zabielski, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 19 and 26; and
- Visible Mending with Morgan Shipps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20.
- One-Day Digital Photography with Lennon Michalski, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.
For more information on any of these classes or workshops and their instructors, including cost and specific class times, visit the institute online at https://finearts.uky.edu/savs/fai or visit the institute’s Facebook page here.
The Fine Arts Institute, an outreach program of the School of Art and Visual Studies at the UK College of Fine Arts, offers all the resources and classrooms that the school has to offer through these noncredit art classes. All courses and workshops are open to the public.
Registration for UK Fine Arts Institute courses is available online at https://finearts.uky.edu/savs/fai/registration, by calling the institute at 859-218-5984, or by emailing Carey Gough at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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