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Apr 17, 2014

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Mar 15, 2014 @ MOCA Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

CIA's Traveling Sketchbooks make a last stop at MOCA

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Apr 16, 2014

CIA's 'focused workshop environment' paid off

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Mar 28, 2014

Dinner by Design Art of the Table, and a runway show

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Apr 15, 2014

Students win $11,000 in Dealer Tire art competition

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Mar 28, 2014

The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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Apr 11, 2014

Romanian visiting artist brings new perspective to CIA

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Apr 22, 2014

2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

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Apr 15, 2014

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Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

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Apr 22, 2014 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

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Drawing Courses

Criticsm as Studio Practice

Course No. VAT241/341/441  Credits: 3.0

This course will be of interest to all students maintaining a studio practice and focuses on the role of critical dialogue in forming and informing studio production. Through modern and contemporary models, students will be asked to consider the relationship between what is critically said about a work of art and how that frame effects the work's standing in the world. Examples to be considered will include: Apollinaire and Picasso; Pollock and Greenberg; Andy Warhol's practice; Andre Serrano's Piss Christ; Robert Mapplethorpe's work; Chris Ofili and the Young British Artists; and the television show "Work of Art." Students will develop and participate in projects extending from these models as well as giving an intensive look at their own practices and how what they make is changed by the critical dialogue which surrounds making in an academic environment. This course is open to all students.

Custom Micro-Computing: Objects, Electronic Handicrafts

Course No. VAT23X/33X/43X  Credits: 3.0

The conception and making of art and design objects that interact with people through the use of micro-computing and sensors will be covered in this class. Explore the use of micro-processors, electronic sensing devices, conductive threads, custom sound circuits and various forms of reactive behaviors to create objects, sound and light instruments, textiles and situations. Building relationships between objects and the programs that control them, this class will uncover an underlying conceptual framework on interactivity. Guided discussions will include theories on participatory art, the organic connection of patterning codes between computer technology and textile structures, and interactive media in spatial, social, and psychological terms.

Drawing as Image, Process, and Plan

Course No. DRG21X/31X/41X  Credits: 3.0

Initial projects of the course will focus on the construction of a drawing utilizing a variety of sources including: observation, historical reference, photographs, digital images, and the imagination. Discussion will focus on contextualizing the drawing as object, locating it through the study of pertinent theory and history. In further projects students will consider the drawing as part of a larger process in developing 2-D images through a variety of media. Important to this discussion will be concerns of composition, scale, and media and their relationship to concept and content. Students will then research artists who have utilized drawing as a planning tool for film, sculpture, and other media. The focus of these projects will be on how the drawing aids the artist in conceptualizing a form in space and time.

Drawing Beyond Observation

Course No. DRG221/321/421  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Amber Kempthorn | Michael Meier

This course will explore strategies for representation beyond direct perception, moving past the use of the traditional still life, landscape, or model as subject. How can a drawing describe the world that is beyond the range of our common visual observations? Different approaches to drawing, including free-association, metaphor, and mapping are explored to help define and circumvent personal barriers. Required for Junior Drawing Majors.

Drawing Images: Series, Episodes, and Time

Course No. DRG27X/37X/47X  Credits: 3.0

Through the many permutations of the discipline such as drawing as narrative, drawing as process, and drawing as animation, the concept of the sequential will be explored. The course will include readings, in-class discussion and critiques, as well as an examination of the practices of diverse artists including William Kentridge, Matthew Ritchie, Judith Bernstein, William Anastasi, and Marjane Satrapi. Assignments will be given that address various methods of describing time through the medium. This course is open to all majors an is cross-listed with VAT.

Drawing Major Day: Drawing in Context

Course No. DRG415M  Credits: 3.0

What provides the context for a contemporary drawing? Is it the graphic novel or a classical form of figurative representation? Does it find its place in the space of the gallery or on the street? Students will explore the ways in which form and style contribute to the content of their work. Projects are student driven with an emphasis on working with each student to develop his or her ideas through research, exploration, and experimentation. Museum and gallery excursions and visiting artists are regularly scheduled to expose students to historical and contemporary artwork and practice. Required for Senior Drawing Majors.

Drawing Thesis

Course No. DRG430  Credits: 3.0

Building on understandings of narrative, systems and context, students will work towards the creation of a final BFA thesis. Through working in the studio, students will build a coherent understanding of the process, content, and context for their artwork as drawing. Students will produce works in response to topics, and through critique, readings and discussion, come to an understanding of how they function in their own work. Required of all senior drawing majors and open as an elective with the prerequisite of Illusionism or through permission of instructor and department chair.

Drawing: Internship

Course No. DRG299/399/499  Credits: 0.0

Elective credit can be given on a case-by-case basis for an internship developed by student through the career services office, with advance permission of instructor and head of department.

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Lane Cooper

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Lane Cooper is an artist working through painting, sound, video, text and on occasion performance. Her work ha...more

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