The FIA Art School was founded in 1928. Since then, it has become the 11th largest Museum Art School in the United States. The School runs year round from 9:00a until 9:00p, and provides hands on experiences for people of all ages in disciplines including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and much more. Thousands of people utilize the school and receive one-on-one support from professional instructors.
The Art School Endowment Fund provides an annual distribution to assist operations of the studio program. These funds pay for equipment, maintenance, utilities, Bishop Gallery exhibitions, security and administration. In the past nine years the Art School has grown from three to nine studios. Just last year, the Art School expanded its welding lab, glaze lab, and kiln room. With this tremendous growth, the Endowment must grow as well.
Spurred by contributions to the Art School Endowment Fund in memory of Claire Mott White, a life long participant in the studio program, the FIA also wishes to encourage the community to support this endeavor.
Your support will allow the Art School to continue its leading role as the creative pulse of the Flint Community. Your contribution is the perfect way to ensure that future generations enjoy the Flint Institute of Arts just as you have.
For information on the variety of ways you can direct your support, please contact Kathryn Sharbaugh at 810.234.1695 or by .