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Continuing Education

Continuing Education . Classes

Continuing Education + Community Outreach

Beginning Painting

Course No. CEPT 110 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 306
Dates February 2–March 22 (Tuesdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 306

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
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 305
Dates February 2–March 8 (Tuesdays) – 6:30–8:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 305

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.

Collage: Creative Techniques

Course No. YAFD 155
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Room 202
Instructor José Paul Sacaridiz
Dates February 6 - March 26 (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12:30pm

This course will explore individuality along with imagery and color as elements for art-making to create uniquely personal visual statements. We will explore the relationships between ideas, personal experience and creativity through composing a collection of visual materials; images, papers, drawings, transfers and found objects. Students will be asked to bring in meaningful objects and imagery to incorporate with the materials provided. The challenge will be to develop a theme by linking each collage to the next, resulting in a body of work suitable for portfolio inclusion.

Creative Clay Studio

Course No. YACR 350
Cost $275 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Room 402
Dates February 6 - March 26 (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.

Creative Indigenous Crafts

Course No. YAFD 255
Cost $275 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 4-6
Room 202
Instructor José Paul Sacaridiz
Dates February 6 - March 26 (Saturdays) – 1-3:30pm

Indigenous means belonging to a place. Crafts are often works of art that are useful in our everyday lives. Come and use your creativity as we discover indigenous crafts from different nations around the world. In this class, you will learn about crafts that are important in other cultures, and create your own imaginative version. We will present “how to” information and then help you make your indigenous-inspired craft a reality!

Drawing Beyond the Pencil

Course No. YAFD 215
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Room 301
Instructor Candice Dangerfield
Dates February 6 - March 26 (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm

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 using the foundation of drawing and essential elements of visual art to practice, plan, and communicate creative ideas. What is the difference between looking and seeing? With class discussions, 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."

Face Value: Portraits

Course No. YAPT 400
Cost $310 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Room 200
Instructor Melissa Harris
Dates February 6 - March 26 (Saturdays) – 1–4pm

Try your hand…at the face! This fun and creative portraiture course not only focuses on the foundations of realistic representation, you will also learn to add your own expression and style through drawing and painting original portraits. Let’s find out what your imagination adds to a face you can already see! Great for all levels.

First Impressions: Introduction to Printmaking

Course No. YAPM 200
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Room 308
Instructor Abbey Blake
Dates February 6 - March 26 (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12:30pm

This course will offer an extensive breakdown of the history and processes of Printmaking. Each student will explore traditional and non-traditional methods of producing multiples, creating matrices and using prints as a method of communication. Printmaking processes investigated in this course will include relief, intaglio and newer methods including photographic transfer and gelatin printing. Prepare to make a lot of great work!

TEACHER workshops

TEACHER workshops

April 23, 2016

Our spring TEACHER workshops offer a wide variety of professional development and art-making opportunities for K-12 educators.

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