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Creative Studio for Art Teachers

Course No. CEFD 120 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room 301
Dates June 9 - July 28 (Tuesday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

During a recent seminar at the Akron Art Museum local teachers determined that as artists, 80% were not able to make their own art for more 7 days a year. This class is the chance for you to regain some creative personal time and artistic enrichment. Follow your own forms of selfexpression through varied art making approaches, pen and ink, collage, painting, charcoals, pastels, the choice is yours! Individualized instruction, discussions and group critiques will encourage you to move beyond your comfort level and push your own boundaries.

Drawing Beyond the Pencil

Course No. YAFD 215
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Room 202
Instructor Candice Dangerfield
Dates September 26 - November 21 (no class October 24) (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 September 26 - November 21 (no class October 24) (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.

Independent Projects in Ceramics

Course No. CECR 700 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room 402
Dates June 10 - July 29 (Wednesday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

In this course, intermediate and advanced students will have the opportunity to work on an independent ceramics project with guidance from a technical specialist. Propose a project to develop throughout this course using the CIA ceramics facilities in a structured, open-studio environment. This course is intended for the ceramics student capable of working independently in consultation with a technical assistant. All studio work must take place during class time. Please bring a proposed project and timeline the first day of class.

Inside and Outside the Lines

Course No. CEPT 150 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room 301
Dates June 11 - July 30 (Thursday) – 6 - 9pm

Contemporary painting encompasses both representational (inside the lines) and abstraction (outside the lines). In this co-taught class you will learn from both Jose Sacaridiz, a representational artist, and Christine Gorbach, an abstract artist, in an exploration of contemporary painting and drawing. Individual classes will focus on practicing and learning a broad range of painting and drawing techniques in order to create original works of art.

Intermediate Oil Pastels

Course No. CEDR 225 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room 301
Dates June 13- August 8 )no class July 4) (Saturdays) – 1 - 4pm

Oil Pastels are an excellent medium to create landscapes, floral renderings and portraits. Oil pastel by its very name is a hybrid—neither oil nor pastel. These “dustless” pastels are easy to work with, permanent, and fun. This highly creative and versatile tool will be explored as to its full potential. Students are recommended to have drawing or pastel experience.

Introduction to Sculpture

Course No. YASC 120
Cost $125 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 3-6
Room 301
Instructor Adriel Meyer
Dates September 26 - November 21 (no class October 24) (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12pm

In this class students will experiment with a variety of materials to create 3D artwork. We will look at art made by other artists as inspiration for our own creations. Each week students will use new materials to sculpt, bend, carve, mold and assemble one of a kind sculptures. This is a great class for the student who likes to experiment and build.

Lithographic Illustration and Multi-layered Prints

Course No. CEPM 140 00
Cost $375 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room 308
Dates June 8 - July 27 (Monday) – 6 - 9pm

Come and explore the art of drawing and printing from stone at CIA’s new print shop. During this course students will learn basic and intermediate traditional stone lithography printing methods, including transferring images from drawings and digital imagery to create unique prints. Please bring drawings, illustrations and ideas to the first class.

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