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Apr 15, 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 11, 2014

Romanian visiting artist brings new perspective to CIA

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Mar 28, 2014

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

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Join us tomorrow, April 16 at 6:30pm at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Nathan and Fannye Shafran Planetarium for a one-night-only screening of 360 Degrees of Sight + Sound: The Planetarium Project. This public program will feature animations created by CIA students that bring compositions created by Cleveland Institute of Music students to life. See more info. at http://ow.ly/vOSYt

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Apr 06, 2014

April 16 is encore of 360 Degrees of Sight + Sound: The Planetarium Project

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Mar 28, 2014

The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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Mar 18, 2014

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Apr 14, 2014 @ University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH

2014 Biomedical Art Spring 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

2014 Spring Design Show

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Sculpture Courses

Fiber: Internship

Course No. FIB299/399/499  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.

Fiber: Sewing + Fabrication Processes

Course No. FIB268  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Christina Cassara

The course will center on the problem of using a two dimensional flexible plane to build a three-dimensional form. The class will emphasize skills in machine sewing, using both domestic and specialized industrial machines and proceed to other fabrication methods. The course will include the basic pattern making skills required to construct the skin of a three-dimensional object. These processes are relevant to garment making, however this class is structured to apply these skills to a wider range of fabricated objects. The materials used are central to the meaning of the work and the class will include an investigation of the formal and physical potentials of materials and will consider the metaphoric, symbolic and cultural information carried by those materials. Offered fall.

Fiber: Silkscreen

Course No. FIB269/369/469  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Christina Cassara | William Lorton

Students will investigate surface, mark, and materiality from both a technical and conceptual point of view. The silkscreen can accept a wide variety of printing substances (pigments, dyes, mud, talc, honey, etc), and can be applied to an equally diverse range of surfaces. Lectures, readings, and critiques will help students understand the historical role of the screen-print and how it relates to their own work. Open elective.

Hybrid Approaches to Drawing + Painting: Digital Media

Course No. VAT327/427  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Michael Wallace

Emphasis is on integrating digital processes into studio practice and production. The class deals with a spectrum of digital applications in a studio practice including straight forward digital output, using digital as a means of producing source material as well as actually integrating digital processes into the production of work. Through slide presentations, viewing actual work, discussions and readings, students will be introduced to the place of the digital in contemporary studio practice. In studio production, students will use varied media and subjects, both traditional and non-traditional, to further develop their analytical and expressive means in their creative practice. Students are encouraged to draw from many disciplines incorporating them in the projects presented to the class for group critiques. Open to all Students -- required of Print and Drawing Juniors.

Image + Form I

Course No. VAT200  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Sarah Kabot | Tommy White | William Lorton

Image/Form promotes a general understanding how images work and are developed, which is a fundamental aspect of the Visual Arts. The course introduces the students to the various means by which images can be rendered, such as by drawing, painting, carving, embroidering, etching, etc., as well as by digital means, by appropriation, and by the use of ready-mades. The students are also introduced to the diverse ways in which images and forms can be manipulated, or manifested conceptually and materially by exploring the inter-relation between 2 and 3 dimensions, as well as in time-based media by the use of collage or assemblage. In doing this, we introduce them to the concept that an image's "form," consisting of its physical and spatial qualities, as well as the technical qualities of their chosen mode of production, is part of its content. By these means they are introduced to practical and semiotic nature of images and their production in the context of the contemporary by means of assignments, readings, discussions, and studio critiques. Open as elective to all majors. This course is required for all sophomore students in VATe. Offered fall.

Installation + The Constructed Object

Course No. VAT326/426  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Barry Underwood | Paul Sobota

This course is a special topic course designed to cover the design, construction and lighting of installations, stage sets, and performance spaces. Students will investigate contemporary applications and approaches to subjects specifically composed for the camera, and document installations that exist outside of the studio environment, with an emphasis on the genre's relationship to historical and contemporary theatre. Workshops include traditional camera formats, digital cameras, advanced studio lighting, basic electricity and carpentry, with an emphasis on scenery design. Students will plan and create small-scale models of stage designs; scale up these designs, and document their design. This course will be of special interest to students working in both installation and industrial design. Open to all students.

Installlation: Light + Sound

Course No. SCU230A/330A/430A  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Sarah Paul
Prerequisite(s) Intro to Sculpture: Basic Materials & Techniques | Sculpture: Aesthetic + Functional Structure

Sculptural installation is a condition of space that is neither object bound nor object-centric in its existence but rather presents a condition that is often identified as immersive and intentionally organized to produce a spatially dependent experience beyond that of the “Everyday”. This course will investigate various applications and approaches to subject of Installation with an emphasis on contemporary practices using light and sound as a means of constructing space and form. Primary to this course are the understandings of light (lighting) as both a material and structural element with regard to organization and presentation and the combined relationship of sound as an immersive component in the production of installation-based works. Required at the junior level for all Sculpture majors and open to all other students at the sophomore level and above. Prerequisites: SCU229 Basic Materials Processes and Techniques OR SCU229A Fundamental Structure: The Aesthetics of Materiality.

Intro to Electronic Arts: Coding, Hacks, + Space

Course No. TIM213/313/413  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Marc Tomko

This course is designed for both the inexperienced and experienced person interested in experimenting with computing to create work that engages, alters or activates a space. The approach for the class will be based on computer enthusiasts’ notion of “hacking”. Hacking in this context is an experimental approach and mode of thinking, taking existing technologies and finding new or extended uses to apply these to. Existing computer scripts will be distributed with instruction and one-on-one guidance on how to alter these to new purposes. People with little or no knowledge of programming will be enabled to create computer based work quickly. Instruction will also cover finding new uses for hardware and creating custom interfaces that allow viewers to experience and interact with art works in a variety of ways. Some possible directions for the work made in this class will be interactive video projection, interactive sound works, expanded gaming environments, video and audio synthesis, circuit bending sound instruments, computer program generated animation and program generated high-resolution still images for large format printing. At the end of the class everyone will have resolved work ready to show.

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Kevin Kautenburger

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Kevin Kautenburger has been teaching at the Cleveland Institute of Art since 2001. He also taught for ten year...more

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