Art School
Pre-College Portfolio Development Program
The Pre-College Portfolio Development Program is a multi-session program for high school students. The curriculum, which includes rigorous drawing instruction and elective courses in other media, is designed to strengthen students’ visual arts skills and to provide individualized guidance in developing a comprehensive portfolio for college admissions. Join us on Monday, November 14 at 5:30p for an information session. Applications are due December 9. The Winter/Spring Session begins February 6, 2017. For more information and application materials, please call 810.237.7315 or visit

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Class Highlights
Figure Drawing
10.25 – 12.13 • 6:00p–9:00p
Members $206 • Non-Members $258
Beginner, Immediate
Instructor: Alla Dubrovich
Using the nude human figure as a subject matter, students will focus on proportions, mass conception, basic anatomy, equilibirium, foreshortening, and composition. Drawing of a head (portrait) will also be covered.
One-Day Workshop
Have Fun With Paint or Pastel: Exploring Cacti

10.22 • 11:00a–5:00p
Members $49 • Non-Members $61
Beginner, Immediate, Advanced
Instructor: Rachel Reynolds
Nature offers such unusual shapes, textures and colors, so for this one-day workshop several varieties of cactus will be set up to serve as inspiration for student drawings or paintings. Stylistic approaches to the depiction of plant life will include: abstraction, realism, pop-art or impressionism. Capture Mother Nature’s authentic palette, or mix it up and depict the subject with an unexpected color scheme. Students will have the opportunity to create a series of several pieces using acrylic paint and/or oil pastel.
Family Activities
Youth Membership Activity
September 17 & 24 • 1p–3p
Studio 5
Students (ages 5–12) participating in this special two-part Youth Membership Activity will create a Halloween themed ceramic sculpture. During the first week, kids will sculpt with clay and will return the following week to glaze and finish their spooky creation.
Students must have an FIA Youth Membership to participate. Memberships can be purchased at the door for $20.

For more information, please contact the FIA Art School at 810.237.7315 or
Halloween Happenings
October 29

Calling all dragons, witches, and princesses to join us for a day of Halloween fun at this annual celebration! Drop in anytime and enjoy art activities, a film, and a scavenger hunt through the galleries.
Free to the public
Ghosts, Goblins & Ghouls
11a–4p • Galleries

Go on a quest for treats as you search the galleries for fantastical creatures from near and far.
Willie Wonka’s Factory
11a–1p • Studios 1 & 5

Make colorful landscapes with candy flowers, chocolate rivers, marshmallow clouds, and other wonderful things.
Halloween Ghosts & Goblins: Days of the Dead
1p–4p • Studios 1 & 5

Join in the studio activities which include wax resist treat bags, dancing skeleton puppets, spider hats, Calaveras masks, and cut paper designs with flowers.
Flickering Lights: Days of the Dead
1:15p & 2:30p • Lecture Room
Take a visual journey of discovery, explore the history of the Days of the Dead and see how it is celebrated in modern times in this 23 minute film.

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Flint Institute of Arts
1120 East Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan 48503
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Monday – Friday
12:00p – 5:00p
10:00a – 5:00p
1:00p – 5:00p

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American Alliance of Museums MemberCharles Stewart Mott FoundationMichigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairsnational endowment for the arts