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CIA Exhibition: Jan 14, 2015

35th Annual Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition

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CIA Exhibition: Feb 13, 2015

69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

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Continuing Education . Classes

Continuing Education + Community Outreach

Advanced Watercolor Landscapes

Course No. CEPT 775 00
Grad Course No. CEPT 5775 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Grad Cost $600 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 5 - March 26 (Thursday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

Advanced Watercolor Landscapes is an opportunity to expand your existing knowledge of the medium. We will take time to look closer at overall image construction, color interactions, and techniques. Watercolor painting techniques such as layering, masking, and salting, are used in the making of our images. We will discuss and practice how to organize and construct the picture plane into a balanced composition. Studio exposure extended over each painting allows time to implement and to practice new techniques. Our class goals are to gain more control over the medium and refine skills. The opportunity to refresh known concepts and learn new painting techniques will increase your own range of abilities. Three large paintings are planned. Two of the three are guided with step by step instructions and demonstrations. The third painting is an independent study. Allowances for adaptation and experimentation are always encouraged. It will be helpful to have a strong foundation in both drawing and painting disciplines. Artist grade paints and paper are preferred. All previous students who have attended Watercolor Landscapes are welcome.

Art + Affect

Course No. CEFD 200 00
Grad Course No. CEFD 5200 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Grad Cost $600 Register Now
Credits 3.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 3 - March 24 (Tuesday) – 6 - 9pm

Art has the unique ability to affect others and create empathy through shared, yet personal, life experiences. In this course, you will begin developing symbolic imagery that is significant to you by exploring subjects that are deeply close to your heart and mind. You will learn how to combine imagery into one composition and learn techniques to assist you in translating your ideas into visual form. Conversations throughout the course will be just as significant as the artwork you create. They will help guide and support you toward your individual expression. Open to all mediums.

Art Explorations

Course No. YAFD 120 00
Cost $175 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 7–March 28 (Saturday) – 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.

Art Explorations

Course No. YAFD 110 00
Cost $175 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 7–March 28 (Saturday) – 9:30am–12pm

Delve into the lives and work of prominent artists as you gain inspiration to create your own original artwork. We’ll explore fundamental elements of drawing, painting, and design through the use of pencil, ink, paint, collage, and mixed media. Basic art concepts such as color, shape, texture, and line will also be explored.

Art for the Parent of the Creative Child

Course No. CEFD 275 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 4 - March 25 (Wednesday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

Are you the parent of a creative child? Here is an opportunity to experience and explore expressive materials and divergent ways of seeing. Learn how to offer your child a range of creative materials and experiences: drawing, painting, photography, clay, paper and more. Help your child by trying out new ideas and new ways of thinking and problem solving. This class offers excellent opportunities to individualize your parenting and discover your own way of self-expressing.

Back to Basics: Jewelry + Metalsmithing 101

Course No. CEJM 100 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 5 - March 26 (Thursday) – 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.

Beginner Glassblowing

Course No. CEGL 100 01
Cost $260 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 5
Dates February 6 - March 6 (Friday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

This introductory-level glassblowing class will teach you the basics of manipulating hot glass. Starting with the bubble, you will learn ways to develop blown forms out of glass. We will use basic functional shapes like cups, vases, and ornaments as building blocks to gain an understanding of how glassblowing works. Each class we 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 02
Cost $260 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 5
Dates March 13 - April 10 (Friday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

This introductory-level glassblowing class will teach you the basics of manipulating hot glass. Starting with the bubble, you will learn ways to develop blown forms out of glass. We will use basic functional shapes like cups, vases, and ornaments as building blocks to gain an understanding of how glassblowing works. Each class we 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.

BASIC Program

BASIC Program

April 18, 2015

Our Fall BASIC courses offer a wide variety of opportunities for K-12 educators.

Pre-College

Pre-College Program

Experience the life of an art student at CIA through this 2-week residential program.

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Community Works

Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.

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Uptown Residence Hall

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