Continuing Education . Classes
2D Conceptual Portfolio
Create a unique body of work in drawing, painting or both. The goal of this class is to help students create a cohesive body of work driven by their own concepts. Art and design universities are looking for creativity as well as skill. Add a few pieces to your portfolio for college admission that showcase your artistic identity and talent. This course is ideal for students who have taken Portfolio Preparation or for those with intermediate-advanced skill.
Course No. CEPT 350 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Terry Clark
Dates June 7 - July 26 (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
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!
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
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.
Course No. CEFM 120 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Dates June 7 - July 26 (Tuesdays) – 6:30-9:30pm
Students will learn to integrate their concepts and artwork into book forms. This would be an excellent course for writers, printmakers, and other visual artists. We will explore a variety of binding styles and sculptural book structures, while focusing on devolving solid hand skills to build upon in your own creative work. Students will leave with a deeper understanding of sequencing their work, and choosing materials and binding to best suit their goals. This class is suitable to beginners, as well experienced book artists who are looking to sharpen their skills.
This class will examine Cornell’s boxes, Rauschenberg’s combines, and Nevelson’s monochrome constructions. Students will be introduced to concepts and to techniques used by these three artists. Manipulation of various two- and three-dimensional materials will develop skills that involve composition, shallow relief construction, color, shape, scale, and appropriation. The appropriation of an object could include print, picture, plastics, glass, or any commodity found in popular culture. The objects are arranged and manipulated to create a logic not previously determined. Objects can act as visual triggers to evoke memories, create nostalgic feelings or imply a narrative. Therefore, if you have a junk drawer, thrift store finds, antiques, toys, odds and ends, bits and pieces, put them into a box and we will start working.
Back to Basics: Jewelry + Metalsmithing 101
This class is a great introduction to various processes for jewelry and metalsmithing. We will begin with basic techniques such as sawing, filing, drilling, sanding, and polishing, and then progress to riveting and soldering (using natural gas and air torches). Texture and forming sheet metal will be introduced to give your ideas some dynamic effects (stamping and hammering). What do you want to make? Pendants, earrings, bracelets, boxes, sculptural objects…the possibilities are endless. No experience at all? No problem – this class is great for beginners. It is also perfect for those that want to polish up on skills and techniques, or would like to gather knowledge about what is needed for a home studio.