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About Face: Portraits

Course No. CEPT 100 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Melissa Harris
Dates February 9–March 30 (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
Instructor Terry Clark
Dates February 7 –March 28 (Tuesdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

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 summer session are: Joan Miro, Piet Mondrian and Roy Lichtenstein.. 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. All of the paintings 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 February 8 – March 29 (Wednesdays) – 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!

Advanced Cartooning

Course No. YAIL 400
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Instructor Josh Usmani
Dates February 11 - April 1 (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12:30pm

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.

Alternative Origami

Course No. CEFM 275 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates February 8 – March 29 (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 $225 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-6
Instructor Stephanie Miller-Davis
Dates February 11 – April 1 (Saturdays) – 9:30am - 12:00pm

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 $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 8-12
Instructor Josh Usmani
Dates February 11 – April 1 (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.

Back to Basics: Jewelry + Metalsmithing 101

Course No. CEJM 100 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates February 7 –March 28 (Tuesdays) – 6 - 9pm

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. Natural fiber clothing, close toe shoes, and additional protective equipment is required. Materials available for purchase through department. Open to high school students in grades 10-12.

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  • Applications can be submitted February 1 - April 15, 2017
  • Applicaitons for scholarship are due April 15, 2017


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