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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

Alumnus and superhero comics writer Brian Bendis visits CIA

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Mar 28, 2014

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Film lovers, the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus will feature two CIA filmmakers in its Ohio Shorts program this Saturday, Apr. 26, at 7pm. Kyle Todaro's "For Her" and Bruce Checefsky's "Witch's Cradle" will be two of 15 films shown. Todaro, a 2012 grad, is the Technical Specialist in CIA's Painting Department. Checefsky is director of CIA's Reinberger Galleries and an adjunct faculty member. Details: http://ow.ly/w4W6u

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Apr 15, 2014

Students win $11,000 in Dealer Tire art competition

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Mar 28, 2014

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

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Apr 11, 2014

Romanian visiting artist brings new perspective to CIA

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

2014 Spring Design Show

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Apr 22, 2014

4/24-27: Bernard Hermann weekend with CITIZEN KANE, MARNIE & more!

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Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

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Apr 22, 2014

2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

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Painting Courses

Senior Studio: BFA Research

Course No. PTG421M  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Lane Cooper

Required for all 4th year Painting majors and open as an elective to any senor-level student with a prerequisite of Intro to Painting or permission of the instructor or Painting Chair. This course focuses on developing the student’s individual work as it relates to their subject and their means of making work. Emphasis will be on the strategies for constructing the meaning of the work in terms of materials and the way the work is read by a viewer. Students will read work, develop and discuss intention through critiques and discourse. The goal is to develop an understanding of the criteria, standards and values promoted by the artist and how these come to be understood by their audience by exploring the relationship between subject, form, material and process as they relate to content. Offered fall.

The Artist + Social Practice

Course No. VAT267/367/467  Credits: 3.0

This course explores a realm of artistic endeavor apart from the Western canon and the gallery art system. As such, students will work within the greater social context, applying their skills to pressing issues such as urban decay and poverty, ecology (brown fields, waste, pollution) violence, and other issues stemming from contradictions between the wants and needs of the individual and the wants and needs of the greater society. Histories of artists working in these arenas will provide a starting point and a model for student work. Each student will research issues that are of personal concern, present their findings to the class. This will be followed by discussions around problem solving and efficacy of action. Projects will then be developed and implemented.

The Tactile + The Digital: Painting in the New Century

Course No. PTG21X  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Intro to Painting: Painting History: 1828-Present

The focus of this course is the role of Painting in the digital age. Students will use varied media and subjects, traditional and non- traditional, to further develop analytical and expressive means in their painting and creative practices. Students are encouraged to draw from personal interests and from many disciplines to develop projects that will be presented to the class for group critiques. Through slide presentations, gallery visits museum shows, and readings, information will be presented relating to the current art scene in order to further the student’s personal vision, help clarify directions, and explore a variety of formal, conceptual, and technical approaches to painting and image-making. Projects will address, among others, ideas and forms of light and space, color relationships, means and meanings of representation, text and texture, and gender, social and political issues. This course is open to all students with the prerequisite of Intro to Painting or with the permission of the instructor.

Water+: An Exploration of Water-Based Media

Course No. PTG240/340/440  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Lane Cooper
Prerequisite(s) Intro to Painting: Painting History: 1828-Present

This course explores the different materials and processes used in various water-based media such as acrylic, gouache, watercolor, ink, and other natural substances that can be used to make colors/washes. Various historical models will be examined such as Chinese scroll painting and watercolor from the Song dynasty to Renaissance architecture and figure studies to post-impressionist use of color and mark which will put contemporary use of water-based media into focus. The work of artists as varied as William Blake, Vincent Van Gogh, Charles Burchfield, and Paul Klee to more recent artists such as Francesco Clemente, Marlene Dumas, Amy Cutler, Shazia Sikander, and Franz Ackermann, will be examined within the context of the student’s personal practice. This course is open to all students with the prerequisite of Intro to Painting or with the permission of the instructor.

Working Collaboratively: Art + The Group Dynamic

Course No. PTG25X/35X/45X  Credits: 3.0

Though the image of the artist is that of the solitary individual striving to express their vision Ð the contemporary practice of art is peppered with numerous examples of artists collaborating. These extend form something as simple as organizing a group exhibition, to the type of social interventions practiced by the Guerrilla Girls or the work of such entities as Gilbert and George, or the collective N55. This course through projects, readings, and critiques will explore the dynamic of working collaboratively. Each exercise will address different processes, skill-sets and interpersonal relationships. This course is open to students from all disciplines and is not media specific.

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Lane Cooper

Associate Professor

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

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