The FAT Village Center for the Arts is a community of professional artists and students with diverse visions, styles and disciplines, designed to enhance creativity and inspire artistic achievement where art and academics are integrated into all aspects of learning.
The uniqueness of our Center for the Arts is the breadth and depth of our faculty, our commitment to a high-caliber studio-based field of study in an intimate, creative, multi-disciplinary environment that supports the artistic journey of each student. Small class sizes offer students focused, individual attention, giving them the necessary guidance to develop their technical and creative abilities. Open to all students of all creative backgrounds, levels of interest and skill; grades 1-12, homeschool, emerging and established artists, adults, and seniors.
Our faculty of degreed, professional, working artists, lead a robust program of courses and workshops in figure, still-life, landscape and abstract drawing and painting, figurative and conceptual sculpture and ceramics, printmaking, mixed media, photography, textiles, fantasy illustration, character development, color theory, art theory and much more.
For children in grades 1-12, we offer a selection of classes throughout the year, as well as an intensive summer art camp, designed specifically to develop creativity, build the necessary foundation (fundamental) drawing and painting skills, and sharpen the imagination. Our Junior and High School programing provide the opportunity for personalized mentoring, individual critiques and portfolio preparation.
Drawing is a universal impulse that defines what is fundamentally human. From 1st to 12th grades students will focus on the foundations of drawing from life. Adult courses provided in life and still life.
Our Sculpture classes are consistent with our philosophy of learning how to look in order to learn how to SEE.
Light, color and composition is the focus of our painting classes, whether just playing with paint for the first time or a seasoned professional our classes are geared for any level and skill.
Glass is an extraordinary material that offers a myriad of opportunities to explore and manifest one’s own creative expression.