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About Face: Portraits

Course No. CEPT 100 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 306
Dates February 2–March 22 (Tuesdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 306

An exploration in the art of portraiture. Learn to open your eye and steady your hand! In this course focus on rendering skills, while also exploring creative ways to interpret personality and expression. From realistic model drawing/painting to more abstracted methods of representation, this course is great for both practice and trying new things. All levels from beginners to portraitists are welcome!

Abstract Painting

Course No. CEPT 350 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 201
Dates February 2–March 22 (Tuesdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 201

Abstract painting is a conscious breakaway from traditional realistic painting. A unique decision made over a century ago retains great value today. Since then, many abstract artists have made important contributions to the art world. Perhaps one of the most significant contributions was changing the public perception of what art should represent. The personal approach to art making is a newer idea within visual art history. The class introduces concepts and techniques used by masters of Abstraction. Three different artists influence the class direction. The artists for the spring session are: Vincent van Gogh, Andy Warhol, and Julian Stanczak. Ideas discussed and practiced in class include: color as subject, painting as object, and multiple process applications. In the studio, we will work together towards our goals. Two paintings are made from each artist. The first painting is small in scale, simple, and is considered a study or investigation piece. The second painting is large in scale, complex, and is considered a final or finished piece. Three large paintings are planned and made with the intention for exhibition. All of the artworks produced aim to visually emulate specific styles. Acrylic paint application and color mixing will be presented through instructor demonstrations.

Acrylic Painting: Experimental Approaches

Course No. CEPT 425 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 300
Dates February 1–March 21 (Mondays) – 6:30–9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 300

Push beyond the ordinary to develop your creative potential. In this acrylic painting course you will participate in a series of exercises designed to facilitate creative experimentation with materials and concepts. Subjects will include gesture, fracture, motion, contrast, intuition, discord, expression, and imagination. A personal approach to art making is encouraged. Individual and group critiques will be conducted to reinforce issues addressed in class.

Advanced Cartooning

Course No. YAIL 400
Cost $175 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 6-9
Room 305
Instructor Josh Usmani
Dates February 6 - March 26 (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12pm

Do you know a kid who loves comics and cartoons? In this course, we’ll examine the more technical side of cartooning – both visually and conceptually. We will explore the history of cartooning – with emphasis on Cleveland’s role in the legacy. Students will learn professional standards and practices. We will work individually and collaborate in groups. This advanced cartooning class is meant for any kids who take comics seriously.

Art and the Museum

Course No. CEFD 160 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 305
Dates February 3 - March 23 (Wednesdays) – 6–9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 305

Explore and work within the world class Cleveland Museum of Art and the new facilities of The Cleveland Institute of Art. We will embark on a visual odyssey from Egyptian art through the Modern masters, from sculpture to painting. Choose your own subjects as you work both in the museum galleries as well as the studios of The Cleveland Institute of Art. Examine threads that connect the past with the present and stretch them for your own inspiration, interpretation and imagination. Work in both black and white and color mediums such as graphite, conté, color and watercolor pencils. Your instructor will provide you with context, thoughts, and questions to challenge your observations. We will incorporate sharing and critiques as a means of inspiration. This course is designed for both the beginning and intermediate student.

Art Explorations

Course No. YAFD 120
Cost $175 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 4-6
Room 201
Instructor Stephanie Miller-Davis
Dates February 6 - March 26 (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12pm

Students will enjoy exploring endless possibilities for self-expression in many two- and three-dimensional media including drawing, painting, clay, printmaking, handmade books, sculpture, and more. We will visit the Cleveland Museum of Art where we will derive inspiration from various historical and contemporary cultural influences. We'll have fun doing different things every day!

Art Foundations for the Aspiring Superhero

Course No. YAIL 500
Cost $250 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 8-12
Room 306
Instructor Josh Usmani
Dates February 6 - March 26 (Saturdays) – 1–4pm

Many young artists appreciate the art they encounter and interact with on a daily basis – cartoons, comics, movies, video games, etc. Using pop culture references, our projects will introduce children and teens to the foundation of fine art – including still life, portraiture, life drawing and more. Imagine Batman as a figure drawing model or your favorite toy in a still life with objects treasured by your classmates. Students gain an understanding of composition, value, scale, color, form, perspective, basic anatomy, texture and much more while exploring and creating the worlds of superheroes. This class is perfect for students who have taken Cartooning 101 and Advanced Cartooning.

Balanced Design

Course No. CECG 130 00
Cost $250 Register Now
Sessions 1
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 318
Dates March 5 (Saturday) – 9am-4pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 318

Learn how to communicate visual information clearly and effectively through balanced design. Whether you are designing for print, web, or packaging there are common design principles that you can apply to assure great design. Type and image are integrated to create a cohesive style for your design challenge. Understand how designers use the placement, arrangement and format of elements to create good design with design theory and examples. This hands-on course will provide an opportunity to understand how to approach design in a systematic and balanced process.

Can’t wait to be challenged? Come join us and learn about Balanced Design.

TEACHER workshops

TEACHER workshops

April 23, 2016

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

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