Art School

The FIA Art School is a community school where people of all ages and abilities take part in a wide variety of activities. All are welcome, whether beginners or experienced artists.

We're sure that you will find a class or two to sharpen your skills, introduce you to something new, expand your understanding of the visual arts, or give you an opportunity to try your hand at making art. The Art School is here to serve you and we look forward to seeing you in class!

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director of the art school
Donovan Entrekin

After an extensive nationwide search, the Flint Institute of Arts is pleased to welcome Donovan Entrekin as the new Director of the Art School.

Donovan holds an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. His undergraduate concentration was painting and printmaking and his graduate studies was painting and sculpture.

Prior to joining the Flint Institute of Arts, Donovan served at Interlochen Center of the Arts for seven years, most recently as Assistant Director of Admission and Financial Aid. In addition to his administrative work, Donovan has exhibited, lectured and taught art at summer camps, community centers, and universities. "I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to this incredible institution and to be part of this wonderful, vibrant city." Donovan said.

Donovan just moved into the College Cultural neighborhood with his wife, artist Michele Leclaire, and their children, Theo and Marigold.

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FIA Director of the Art School
Donovan Entrekin
Youth Memberhsip Activity
Monumental Mask Making
September 26 • 1:00p–3:00p
Studio 1
Free to Youth Members or become a Youth Member for $20 (includes three events per year).

Masks are made all over the world and can transform anyone. They can be worn in celebration to ward off enemies and even to protect the people around you. Youth members will design, and learn how to structure an oversized mask, which will then be finished with a little imagination and water-soluble oil pastels.

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Flint Institute of Arts
1120 East Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan 48503
p  810.234.1695
f   810.234.1692
Monday – Friday
12:00p – 5:00p
10:00a – 5:00p
1:00p – 5:00p
American Alliance of Museums MemberCharles Stewart Mott FoundationMichigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairsnational endowment for the arts