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These talented instructors will be teaching our 2017 teacher workshops. 

Adriel Meyer

Title CE Instructor

Degree BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art, 2003

Adriel Meyer is a 2003 graduate of Cleveland Institute of Art with a BFA in Fiber and Material Studies and she is a 2010 graduate of Case Western Reserve University with a MA in Art Education. Adriel has been teaching art classes for over 10 years. She is currently an art teacher at Cleveland Central Catholic High.

Corrie Slawson’s work has been exhibited in the US and internationally with projects at the Toledo Museum of Art, Peoria Art Guild (Illinois), The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, SPACES and the Driving Park Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. She earned a BFA from Parsons School of Design (New York) and MFA at Kent State University. In 2011, Corrie was awarded an Individual Artist Excellence grant from the Ohio Arts Council and in that same year, received a Fellowship to work in Dresden, Germany. Her work was recently included in a retrospective at Centro Cultural de Tijuana through the TJ in CHINA Project Space (Tijuana, Mexico) in 2013. Slawson’s work was included in The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program from 2012-14. She is adjunct faculty and the Cleveland Institute of Art and Kent State University School of Art.

Lynne Lofton received her BS in Art Education from Northern Illinois University and after moving to Ohio, attended the Cleveland Institute of Art in the Ceramics program. She has been a ceramic artist and teacher for over 35 years, exhibiting in galleries throughout the Midwest. Sixteen years ago, Lynne founded TerraVista Studios in the Cleveland Arts Quarter, and has been working there ever since.

James W. Peake, Oberlin College graduate, is an artist, educator and community organizer who lives and works in Oberlin, Ohio. As Education Director for the non‑profit FAVA (Firelands Association for the Visual Arts), James is involved in the organization of numerous art courses for students of all ages throughout Lorain County. He assists with the implementation of the Big Parade, the Oberlin Chalk Walk, and the FAVA Folding Festival. James founded the FAVA Folding Festival, which includes a gallery exhibition featuring elite origami artists from around the globe, and free public workshops. As an active member of the international folding community, James regularly attends origami conferences throughout the world. His collaborative efforts include extensive work with the Allen Memorial Art Museum, the Oberlin Public Library (OPL), and Oberlin College.

Amber N. Ford is a photographer based in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her BFA in Photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art. While attending CIA she also explored video and printmaking. Her work generally focuses on race.

Fall Teacher Workshops

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Who: K-12 Instructors, any subject!

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