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Assemblage Sculpture

Course No. CEFM 400 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Terry Clark
Dates September 21 November 9 (Wednesdays) – 6-9pm

This class will examine Cornell’s boxes, Rauschenberg’s combines, and Nevelson’s monochrome constructions. Students will be introduced to concepts and to techniques used by these three artists. Manipulation of various two- and three-dimensional materials will develop skills that involve composition, shallow relief construction, color, shape, scale, and appropriation. The appropriation of an object could include print, picture, plastics, glass, or any commodity found in popular culture. The objects are arranged and manipulated to create a logic not previously determined. Objects can act as visual triggers to evoke memories, create nostalgic feelings or imply a narrative. Therefore, if you have a junk drawer, thrift store finds, antiques, toys, odds and ends, bits and pieces, put them into a box and we will start working.

Back to Basics: Jewelry + Metalsmithing 101

Course No. CEJM 100 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 20 November 8 (Tuesdays) – 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.

Beginning Painting

Course No. CEPT 110 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 22 November 10 (Thursdays) – 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.

Business of Art

Course No. CEFD 230 00
Cost $300 Register Now
Sessions 6
Dates September 20 October 25 (Tuesdays) – 6:308:30pm

This course is designed as a first-step towards helping the developing 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. Course limited to 10 students.

Cartooning 101

Course No. YAIL 100 00
Cost $175 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Instructor Josh Usmani
Dates September 24 November 19 (No class October 22) (Saturdays) – 1-3:30pm

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!

CNC for All Levels

Course No. CESC 135 00
Cost $425 Register Now
Sessions 5
Dates September 27 October 27 (Tuesdays + Thursdays) – 6-9pm

Students will create a finished 3D work, gain experience in creating Adobe Illustrator files, and explore processes in greater depth. Students will design projects in Adobe Illustrator, learn how to convert the files on the computer, and prepare and cut the files on the Shopbot CNC. Class demonstrations will include an introduction to the drag knife attachment.

Contemporary Printmaking: Screen Printing

Course No. YAPM 210 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Instructor Mike Lombardy
Dates September 24 November 19 (No class October 22) (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm

This course offers an overview of contemporary printmaking practices with a focus on screen printing as a medium, including a brief history of its uses through media, art, and fashion. Students will learn the process of creating their own screen design and multiple ways in which it can be reproduced onto different mediums. Throughout the course students will learn of the importance of printmaking in media & culture and the history of the practice using notable artists such as Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg. The final project will allow for students to print a final design on a T-Shirt as a take away.

Creative Clay Studio

Course No. YACR 350 00
Cost $275 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 6-10
Instructor Jeni Stovicek
Dates September 24 November 19 (No class October 22) (Saturdays) – 14pm

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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