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Art Explorations Grades 5-6

Course No. YAFD 120
Cost $175 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-6
Room 302
Instructor Stephanie Miller-Davis
Dates September 26 - November 21 (no class October 24) (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 $275 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 8-12
Room 300
Instructor Josh Usmani
Dates September 26 - November 21 (no class October 24) (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.

Beginner Glassblowing

Course No. CEGL100.02
Cost $260 Register Now
Sessions 5
Dates October 30–December 4 (no class November 27) (Friday) – 6:30-9:30pm

Students of all levels, join us in the Glass Studio on Fridays! Beginners starting with the bubble, will learn ways to develop blown forms out of glass, while advanced/intermediate students explore more specific forms and ideas. Each class will add a different type of blown form to try; however, you will be encouraged to bring ideas of shapes and forms that you would like to blow. Wear natural fiber clothing (jeans and long sleeves recommended), close toe shoes and safety glasses. Bring water to stay hydrated.

Beginner Glassblowing

Course No. CEGL 100 01
Cost $260 Register Now
Sessions 5
Dates September 25–October 23 (Friday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

Students of all levels, join us in the Glass Studio on Fridays! Beginners starting with the bubble, will learn ways to develop blown forms out of glass, while advanced/intermediate students explore more specific forms and ideas. Each class will add a different type of blown form to try; however, you will be encouraged to bring ideas of shapes and forms that you would like to blow. Wear natural fiber clothing (jeans and long sleeves recommended), close toe shoes and safety glasses. Bring water to stay hydrated.

Beginning Painting

Course No. CEPT 110 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 21–November 9 (Monday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

In this introductory painting course students will learn the fundamental techniques and processes of painting with acrylic paint. Class projects will target basic painting principles and guide students to develop a better understanding of tools and materials, acrylic paint and mediums, basic color theory, and two-dimensional design concepts. Discussions, demonstrations, and handouts will provide students with valuable resources to facilitate good painting practices and artistic growth.

Business of Art

Course No. CEFD 230 00
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 6 sessions
Dates September 22–October 22 (Tuesday) – 6:30–8:30pm

This course is designed as a first-step towards helping the developing as well as established artist make a successful transition from creating art to presenting and promoting it. Mary Urbas will share her 35 years of experience on both sides of the business of art as a gallery owner, curator, teacher, consultant, as well as an exhibited fiber artist.

Cartooning 101

Course No. YAIL 100
Cost $175 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Room 300
Instructor Josh Usmani
Dates September 26 - November 21 (no class October 24) (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12pm

This class will be great for beginning and intermediate levels. Learn how to develop cartoon characters from a variety of sources. We will explore how to create cartoons beyond the character and learn a full range of techniques around this diverse genre. We will utilize lots of mediums including colored pencils, watercolor, pen and ink, and scratchboard. Group critiques and guest artists will enhance our cartooning adventure!

Creative Clay Studio

Course No. YACR 350
Cost $275 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Room 402
Dates September 26 - November 21 (no class October 24) (Saturdays) – 1–4pm

Young artists are welcome in the clay studio at Cleveland Institute of Art. Explore your imagination by creating sculpture and pottery through the use of this tactile material. You will learn the skills of hand-building and working on the potter's wheel as you develop and translate your ideas into three-dimensional works of art. You will finish off your creations with high temperature (2350° F) glazes that will be fired off in our professional level kilns. Be prepared to get messy! Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear (old t-shirts and sneakers are best; no open-toed shoes). All skill levels are welcome.

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