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Continuing Education

Continuing Education . Overview

Continuing Education + Community

CIA’s Continuing Education and Community Outreach (CECO) program offers dynamic art and design classes through unique course content and access to high quality faculty and facilities. Each semester we serve adults and students in grades 5-12 by helping each individuals learn new skills or improve on existing skills.

Our courses take place on Cleveland’s east side at the campus of Cleveland Institute of Art. Our Summer 2017 catalog is now available online. Register at

  • Adult classes beginning the week of June 5 (Enrollment deadline: Monday, May 22)
  • Young Artists classes start June 12 (Enrollment deadline: Monday, May 22)
  • Life Drawing runs May 24 - August 9, and again from August 16 - November 15 (No registration required, pay at the door)
  • Next Teacher Workshops will be Saturday, October 21 (Enrollment deadline: Monday, October 9)

Each semester we offer dozens of courses approved for CEU credits. Take a look at our latest catalog for details. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Our Continuing Education classes explore areas of art and design, including:

  • Animation + Digital Art
  • Ceramics
  • Illustration
  • Painting + Drawing
  • Photography + Video
  • Jewelry + Metalsmithing
  • Special classes for Young Artists
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TEACHER workshops

TEACHER workshops

April 22, 2017

Our Spring TEACHER workshops offer a wide variety of professional development and art-making opportunities for K-12 educators.

Cuyahoga Arts and Culture

Cleveland Institute of Art is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.


Pre-College Program

Experience the life of an art student at CIA through this 2-week residential program.

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Support CIA

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2017 Commencement

Commencement will begin at noon on Saturday, May 20, at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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