Thursday, February 25, 2010

Our Winter II classes began this week and our school is very busy! Most of Susan Scott's theatre

classes are
full - there
is still some room in ADVANCED ACTING.
It starts on March 23. Gary Lennon's classes are taking off like crazy! There is still room in ART STUDIO with GARY on Friday. Classical Drawing for Home schooled Children has more students than ever and Shannon Price's home school smART class on Fridays is almost full. Mimi Mason is teaching her ART AFTER SCHOOL class on Monday and Becki Collins has ART EXPLOSION on Wednesday and there is still room in her Saturday classes, BASIC DRAWING and ART BOOK (these two classes were rescheduled and will start on February 27). Emily Myers is teaching PRE-SCHOOL ART with MISS EMILY for 3 & 4 year olds on Tuesday.
We here the sounds of happy children!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


“Even though hundreds of children are in and out of our front doors each week, the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond has a variety of art classes for teens and adults,” states Mitzi Hancuff, Executive Director. “We’re not just for kids!”

Fall adult classes begin in early September. From drawing, painting classes (oil, watercolor, acrylic) to clay and pottery, The Artist’s Way (a path to higher creativity) and jewelry designing there are art opportunities for all ages and all stages. The Institute teachers work one-on-one with students during classes to help with individual development. The Institute facility at 27 E. Edwards has a creative atmosphere in a friendly environment for adults to hone their art skills.

“Whether an adult took art in school and wants to pick it up again or someone wants a first time experience drawing or painting, the Fine Arts Institute is the place to go,” Hancuff states. “A mother who joined a painting class said her art class was the only thing she did for her all week long.” Recently a 93 year old woman took a watercolor class at the FAI.

Fine Arts Institute faculty members teaching adult classes are: Gary Lennon, an award winning artist with award winning students who loves to paint murals; Dianne McMahon, experienced potter, artist and teacher; Leslie Lienau, respected Oklahoma artist who studied at the Ecole Albert de Fois in France; Stephanie Carel, jewelry designer; Mary Lou Moad, a licensed art therapist and Mary Lou Gresham, noted Edmond sculptor.

Adult classes are year round and affordable. Brochures can be picked up at 27 E. Edwards or information is available on the web at For information, call 405-340-4481.