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Atelier Drawing

Course No. CEDR 220 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Peter Green
Dates February 5- March 26 (Mondays) – 6-9pm

Learn classical drawing techniques in the French Academic method. For nearly 200 years, the French Academy produced some of the world’s greatest draftsmen and painters. Learning to study light on form by drawing from plaster casts, live models, and copying master works and anatomy studies, students will gain a highly developed eye for value and a technical mastery of the drawing media. All levels welcome.

About the instructor:

Peter Green is originally from southern Ohio and studied Drawing at Cleveland State and Illustration at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. He specializes in figures and portraits, utilizing traditional media and techniques. He has shown his work in galleries nationally and has been featured in various publications. He is a member of the International Guild of Realism and the Portrait Society. He currently teaches Foundation Drawing at CIA.

Beginning Painting

Course No. CEPT 110 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Susan Danko
Dates February 7 - March 28 (Wednesdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

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.

About the instructor:

Susan Danko received a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1998 and has a successful career as a fine art painter. She is a 2013 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award recipient. Her work is included in prominent art collections including the Cleveland Clinic, the Ohio Arts Council, and First Energy Corporation. Susan is represented by Bonfoey Gallery in Cleveland. Examples of her work may be viewed on her website: susandanko.com.

Cartooning 101

Course No. YAIL 100 00
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Josh Usmani
Dates February 10 - March 31 (Saturdays) – 9:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Cartooning 101 is a studio course for young, aspiring cartoonists, designed to introduce and develop a diverse set of skills around this eclectic medium. Students will work individually and collaboratively to develop their own characters and stories. We will explore a variety of media – including colored pencil, watercolor, markers, pen and ink and scratchboard. While the class is primarily a studio course, lectures will introduce students to the nature and history of cartooning – with a specific focus on Cleveland’s influential cartooning professionals.

About the instructor:

Josh Usmani graduated with a BA in Painting from Cleveland State University in 2013. Before graduation, his work had already been featured in over 100 local and regional exhibitions. He is the Visual Arts Editor at Cleveland Scene Magazine, as well as co-director of Popeye Gallery at Survival Kit at 78th Street Studios. He also teaches cartooning classes for an after-school program at Campus International School. His artwork is represented by Tregoning & Company in Cleveland. View his work at http://joshusmani.com.

Conceptual Drawing

Course No. CEDR 310 00
Cost $300 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates February 6 - March 27 (Tuesdays) – 6-8:30pm

Take your drawing skills to a different level by using found images as a springboard to allow your creativity to emerge. Alter found images by using different drawing material to work into, enhance, and transform photographs, advertisements, reproductions etc, into personal visions and narratives. Have fun developing your drawing skills using subtle or dramatic enhancements or alterations that will result in creating surprising and unique new images.

About the instructor:

David Verba is a 1980 graduate of CIA with a BFA in Drawing and an MFA in Painting from Kent State University. Currently he teaches at North Seattle College in their Continuing Education program. Classes taught by David include Drawing: Outdoor Landscapes, Modern Art History, and Experimental Self Expression in Acrylic Painting. http://davidverbagallery.com

Creating Comics in a Digital Environment

Course No. CEIL 150 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates February 6- April 3 (No class Feb 27) (Tuesdays) – 6-9pm

Students will learn how to create a comic book from script to finish using a Cintiq and Photoshop. Lessons will include teaching how to work with a writer, storyboarding out your comic, composing with digital pencils and inks, and coloring techniques. By the conclusion of the course, students will have their own 12-24 page comic to share with the world. Open to students in grades 10-12.

About the instructor:

Len Peralta is an illustrator in the Cleveland area who has worked on projects for companies like Discovery Channel, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Steve Jackson Games, Boom! Comics, Rifftrax and Noggin. Len has illustrated several books including Silly Rhymes for Belligerent Children written by MST3K’s Trace Beaulieu and Super Powered Revenge Christmas, a full graphic novel by Bill Corbett. Since 2012, Len has worked 100% in the digital environment.

Creative Clay Studio

Course No. YACR 350 00
Cost $250 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 6-10
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates February 10 - March 31 (Saturdays) – 14pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Young artists are welcome in the clay studio at the 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. High school students have the opportunity to develop their portfolios for high school or college admission. 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.

About the instructor:

Eleni DiMaio is a ceramic artist living and working in Cleveland Ohio. Originally from Rhode Island, DiMaio graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art and fell in love with Cleveland and has lived here eleven years now. During her time at CIA she received a Viktor Schreckengost award for excellence in ceramics. She is a member of the Northern Ohio Clay Guild as well as Brick Ceramics in Collinwood. Her current work is attempting to draw attention to the beauty of ceramic materials by creating jewelry and housewares that are simple, graceful, and strong.



Creative Connections in Modern Art

Course No. YAFD 245 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 6-9
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Candice Dangerfield
Dates February 10 - March 31 (Saturdays) – 1:00-4:00pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Grades 6-9. Through visits to the Cleveland Museum of Art we will explore concepts of abstraction varying from that of Surrealist artists like Dalí, Miró, and Magritte; Cubist artists such as Picasso or Braque, Impressionists such as Degás and Monét; and Pop and Modern artists Andy Warhol and Chuck Close. Projects will include multimedia collage to create Cubism-inspired art, abstracted portraiture like Roualt, Modigliani, and Van Gogh; and action painting like Jackson Pollock. Explore, enrich, and expand your perceptions to create artwork that inspires and encourages new ways of seeing things. This is a great first art class for middle schoolers, or follow up class for students who have taken Drawing Beyond the Pencil.

About the instructor:

Candice Dangerfield teaches individual and small group classes at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Botanical Garden, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, at her studio in Elyria, and the Cleveland Institute of Art. She has a BFA in Drawing & Painting from BGSU, foundations from CIA, and Art Education licensure from Notre Dame College in Ohio. Candice's artwork has been recognized regionally and nationally. Most recently awarded “Best in Show” in Shaker Heights, her other exhibitions include: the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, and The Corcoran Museum in Washington, D.C.

Drawing Beyond the Pencil

Course No. YAFD 215 00
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Candice Dangerfield
Dates February 10 - March 31 (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Grades 5-8. Sharpen your drawing skills and expand your artistic horizons using a variety of traditional and non-traditional materials. You will take your drawing abilities to a whole new level with projects designed to expand the application of fundamental drawing practices in new ways. We will establish the importance of keeping sketchbooks to practice, plan, and communicate creative ideas. What is the difference between looking and seeing? Through inspirational field trips to University Circle institutions like the Cleveland Museum of Art and class discussion, we will address this question as essential to the creative processes of the visual artist. Students of all skill levels are welcome to explore a variety of media and techniques to create artwork beyond the boundaries of what we commonly known as "drawing." This class is suitable for beginners as well as intermediate levels. Modified projects will provide repeat students a new experience every time.

About the instructor:

Candice Dangerfield teaches individual and small group classes at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Botanical Garden, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, at her studio in Elyria, and the Cleveland Institute of Art. She has a BFA in Drawing & Painting from BGSU, foundations from CIA, and Art Education licensure from Notre Dame College in Ohio. Candice's artwork has been recognized regionally and nationally. Most recently awarded “Best in Show” in Shaker Heights, her other exhibitions include: the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, and The Corcoran Museum in Washington, D.C.

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