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Foundation Faculty

Scott Fischer

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Foundation
Phone 216.421.7000

Scott Goss

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Foundation
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Design I | Digital Color | Digital Synthesis

Peter Green

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Foundation
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Drawing I

Peter Green is originally from southern Ohio and studied Drawing at Cleveland State and Illustration at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. He specializes in figures and portraits, utilizing traditional media and techniques. He has shown his work in galleries nationally and they have been featured in various publications. He is a member of the International Guild of Realism and the Portrait Society. He currently teaches Foundation Drawing at CIA.

Vanesa Jeric

Vanesa Jeric

Title Technical Specialist
Department Foundation
Phone 216.421.7947

Degree animation, video, sound design

Amber Kempthorn

Amber Kempthorn

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Foundation
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  100 Drawings | Drawing Beyond Observation | Drawing I | Drawing: Style Context | Image + Form I | Visual Arts: Aesthetics, Style + Content

Degree MFA, Sculpture, Cranbrook Academy of Art; Post Baccalaureate Certificate, Maryland Institute College of Art; BA, Art, Hiram College

William Lorton

Title Visiting Instructor
Department Foundation
Phone 216.421.7381

Courses  Charette: Self + Other Voices | Design I | Fiber: Digital Images, Patterns + Structures | Image + Form I | Intro Sculpture Fabrication | String, Felt, and Thread | Visual Arts: Aesthetics, Style + Content | Weaving Patterns: Collective Activity

Degree MFA, Kent State University; BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art

Bill Lorton received his BFA in Fiber + Material Studies from the Cleveland Institute of Art and his MFA in Textiles from Kent State University. He is currently an adjunct faculty member in CIA’s Fiber + Materials Studies Department and also teaches courses in the Visual Art and Foundation curriculums. Lorton was selected for the 2009 Cheongju International Craft Competition, receiving an Honorable Mention. In 2012 he was part of an invitation exhibition at the Korean Craft Museum in Cheongju, South Korea. Lorton launched the Endangered Studies traveling curriculum in 2013 to preserve and promote a multitude of fiber art techniques.

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Katie Major

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Foundation
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Community Projects: Illustration + Product | Freshman Elective: Design

Katie Major is an award-winning graphic designer living in beautiful Cleveland, Ohio. Her work as been featured in books, magazines and several blogs. Katie works part-time as a graphic designer for American Greetings, she also teachers at several colleges in the Cleveland area and runs her own studio with Jasen Melnick called Fizz Creative. Outside of design, her passions are running, baking, visiting museums and playing with her cats: Caslon and Pica.

Michael Meier

Title Lecturer
Department Foundation
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Drawing Beyond Observation | Drawing I | Drawing II | Figure Drawing | Illusionism: Intro to Drawing | Intro to Painting: Painting History: 1828-Present | Painted Bodies: The Contemporary Figure | Senior Studio: BFA Research

Mike Meier is a painter from Cleveland Ohio whose work investigates interiority and multiplicity. He received his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and obtained an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. He currently holds a position as Lecturer at the Cleveland Institute of Art in Visual Arts and Foundation. His work has been exhibited in Cleveland, Chicago and St. Louis.

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