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TEACHER workshops

Reconnect with your artistic side and develop new techniques and perspectives that you can take back to the classroom. Cleveland Institute of Art's BASIC/TEACHER workshops are led by professional artists and designers.

Earn CEU credits, network with other art educators, and enhance your skills in digital arts, craft, design, and fine arts. BASIC/TEACHER workshops take place one Saturday in the fall and spring of each academic year, and one 2-day experience during the summer.

Spring 2016 Classes: 1-day workshops on Saturday, April 23, 2016

Select from 7 different workshops: 

(Courses marked with * are ideal for general K-12 educators)

  • 2D Portfolio Themes: Personal + Universal with JenMarie Zeleznek  (Foundations)
  • Artistic Anatomy with Jennifer Kerbo (Biomedical Art)*
  • Game Design Basics with Harrison Walsh (Game Design)
  • Origami Pedagogy for Educators with James W. Peake (Sculpture)*
  • Pattern and Form, Repeat with Amy Krusinski Sinbondit (Ceramics)
  • Photoshopin the Classroom with Lisa Gruber Gebby (Graphic Design)*
  • Visual Storytelling with Michelle Sammons (Foundations)*


  • 8:30-9:00am: Check-in and coffee
  • 9:00am-12:00pm: Studio workshops part 1
  • 12:00-1:00pm: Lunch 
  • 1:00-4:00pm: Studio workshops part 2
  • 4:00pm: Wine get-together + sharing workshop experiences + hands-on results

TEACHER workshops Spring 2016: click here Registration opens January 25.

Mark your calendars for Summer 2016

  • TEACHER workshops on Thursday + Friday, July 28 + 29

Educators believe in TEACHER workshops

"The class on pastel completely transformed the way I teach pastel in the classroom.”
Carol Stephenson, Middle School Art Teacher, Hathaway Brown School

"This program energizes me to go back into the classroom. I believe every teacher should do this. It shows students that you can learn constantly, and learning doesn’t stop at high school. I display each certificate I receive."
Jan McAndrew, Art Teacher, Lakewood High School

For more information:

Tom Berger
Director, Continuing Education
216.421.7493 | Contact

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Leslie McCombs
Assistant Director
216.421.7461 | Contact

Spring TEACHER workshops

Join Us for Art, Food, and Fun!

When: Saturday, April 23, 2016
Who: K-12 Instructors

Registration open: January 25 - April 11

BASIC is made possible with the generous support of The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.

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