Community Days & Student Workshops

These free programs are created especially for local students and their families, and designed in conjunction with exhibition programming. The AMAM is committed to providing quality programming to increase student exposure to all aspects of the visual arts.

Spring 2015:

Community Day
Saturday, March 14
East Gallery, 12 p.m.–4 p.m.

Winter weather getting you down? Midterms stressing you out?

Stop by the AMAM for some Art Therapy! Open to all members of the college and community, this event will feature ‘Zine-making, DIY String Art, Collages, and watercolor postcards. Education office and student docents will be on hand to get you started.

FAVA-AMAM Teen Workshop

Six Saturdays, March 21–April 25, 1:00–3:30 p.m.
High school art students who want to build their portfolios should consider this workshop offered by the museum in collaboration with the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (FAVA). Participants will bring home a number of finished projects as local artist John Miyazawa instructs them in ceramics. There will be a $35 materials fee charged for this workshop. Students or parents interested in applying can download an application form here.

Oberlin Chalk Walk
Saturday, June 20, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Rain date: Sunday, June 21

Celebrate a decade of creativity and join us for the 10th annual Oberlin Chalk Walk! Oberlin sidewalks will become a canvas for master artists and hundreds of talented amateurs. This popular event for all ages is sponsored by the Allen Memorial Art Museum in conjunction with Oberlin Main Street-Chamber, fava, and the Oberlin Public Library.

All materials will be free and available at four outdoor registration sites: New Union Center for the Arts (39 S. Main St.), Ben Franklin (13 W. College St.), Hall Auditorium (67 N. Main St.), and Lorain National Bank (40 E. College St.). Leading up to this year’s event, the AMAM and FAVA will hold workshops at several locations in Lorain County.

FAVA-AMAM Kids Summer Art Camp
August 17–21, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Kids ages 6 to 12 are invited to participate in the Summer Art Camp offered by the AMAM and FAVA. Artists from Oberlin and the region will lead hands-on sessions with a variety of materials and techniques. The camp will culminate with a reception and display of student work.

For more information or to register for the Teen Workshop or Summer Art Camp, please contact Curator of Education Jason Trimmer at 440-775-8671 or You may also contact FAVA Education Outreach Coordinator James Peake at or call 440-774-7158.


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