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About Face: Portraits

Course No. CEPT 100 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Melissa Harris
Dates September 22 – November 10 (Thursdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

This course is an exploration in the history and 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
Instructor Terry Clark
Dates September 20 – November 8 (Tuesdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

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: Discovering Color

Course No. CEPT 135 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor José Paul Sacaridiz
Dates September 19 – November 7 (Mondays) – 6:30-9:30pm

Are you ready to paint and explore the dark and light side of color? Working with acrylics you will move quickly from experiments to final paintings. This course will teach the principle of color such as values, shades, tints, brightness and saturation. Learn to mix and match colors and then see how they appear to change before your eyes on the canvas. Realistic or abstract, color choices bring expression and thought to your work more than any other element. Join us for this eye opening course!

Alternative Origami

Course No. CEFM 275 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 21 – November 9 (Wednesdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

In recent decades, the age-old art of paper folding has taken on a number of new and interesting forms that deviate from its traditional, Japanese roots. This course will delve into the non-representational realm of folding, leaving students with experience in: basic tessellation folding; advanced pleating methods, and the creation of elegant spiral forms with paper. We will also examine different ways these techniques can be applied as design elements in other mediums such as installation art, architecture, photography, book making, and much more. At different points throughout the course, we will still cross back over into more traditional forms of origami that incorporate these techniques in striking ways.

Art Explorations

Course No. YAFD 120 00
Cost $175 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-6
Instructor Stephanie Miller-Davis
Dates September 24 – November 19 (No class October 22) (Saturdays) – 1-3:30pm

Enjoy exploring endless possibilities for self-expression in many two- and three-dimensional media including drawing, painting, printmaking, handmade books, 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 00
Cost $250 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 8-12
Instructor Josh Usmani
Dates September 24 – November 19 (No class October 22) (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.

Art with the Masters

Course No. YAPT 210 00
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Instructor Elizabeth Beganyi Naugle
Dates September 24 – November 19 (No class October 22) (Saturdays) – 12:30-3:00pm

This course will focus on the Master Artist’s work, from Picasso to Dali. Each class session we will study the work of a particular artist in depth, including their life history and inspirations. We will look at examples of their style, process and mediums, which students will then use to create their own masterpiece. This syllabus is flexible as we move through the various decades of artwork, and students are encouraged to explore their own creative voice while learning about these great artists!

Artist's Books: Sequence + Image

Course No. CEFM 235 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 19 - November 7 (Mondays) – 6-9pm

In this intensive class, students will learn how to turn their ideas into hand-printed and hand-bound limited edition artist books. They will start with basic bookbinding structures, and move into content generation and development. Students will learn how narrative and pacing impact various book formats and vice versa. They will learn to create imagery on a Vandercook flatbed printing press, as well as create low-tech imagery using gelatin plates and stencil techniques for their books. At the end of 8 weeks, everyone will leave with a sampling of binding and printing methods, as well as a set of artist books that are traded in class.

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