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Glassblowing for Young Artists

Course No. YAGL 100 00
Cost $375 Register Now
Sessions 5
Grades 9-12
Room 403
Instructor Zachary Gorell
Dates June 13-17 (Monday-Friday) – 9:30am-3:30pm

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. Please bring a bag lunch.

Independent Projects in Ceramics

Course No. CECR 700 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room 402
Dates June 8 - July 27 (Wednesdays) – 6-9pm

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.

Introduction to Blacksmithing

Course No. CESC 130 00
Cost $400 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room 213
Dates June 8 - July 27 (Wednesdays) – 6–9pm

This class is an introductory exploration of basic metal forging, balanced between creative expression and sculpture alongside the traditional methodology of blacksmithing. After a brief orientation of blacksmithing in both the historical and contemporary context, students will learn appropriate safety procedures, the proper use of the tools and equipment available in the CIA Fabrication Studios, and the process of shaping hot metal. Course limited to 8 students.

Introduction to CNC

Course No. CESC 125 00
Cost $425 Register Now
Sessions 5
Room 203
Dates June 7 - July 5 + June 9 - July 7 (Tuesdays + Thursdays) – 6-9pm

An introduction to CNC processes, 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. The projects will focus on 2D etching and a final 3D stool project which each student will cut and assemble.

Introduction to Digital Animation

Course No. CEAN 110 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room 203
Instructor Zach Sabatino
Dates June 6 - August 1 (No class July 4) (Mondays) – 6:30-9:30pm

Students will take the first steps towards bringing their art to life through computer animation. Demonstrations and hands on exercises will be expose students to the basic theory and mechanics behind animation as well as the fundamentals of the software. Students will use Adobe Flash and After Effects to learn how to combine art and technology to create visually engaging animations.

Introduction to Photoshop

Course No. CEPH 200 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room 203
Dates June 8 - July 27 (Wednesdays) – 6 - 9pm

This course will focus on the basic yet powerful features of Photoshop in editing photographs as well as documenting artwork. Students will discover the vast possibilities of traditional tools and develop an understanding of layering techniques. Students are encouraged to bring their own images to work on during studio time. Throughout this course you will learn the tools you need to be more efficient in your photo-editing skills like basic photo repairs and color enhancement in order to increase the flexibility and quality of your photographs.

Jewelry + Metals: Techniques + Process

Course No. CEJM 425 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room 409B
Dates June 8 - July 27 (Wednesdays) – 6-9pm

Students will enjoy working with non-ferrous metals in this advanced jewelry class to create wearable art pieces. Students will incorporate advanced techniques including forging, advanced soldering, bezel setting stones, and etching/roll printing textures/patterns to create surface designs, and will gain further understanding of the jewelry making process. The design process will be explored through multiple concept sketches and class discussions. Students will complete two pieces by the end of the session. Back to Basics: Jewelry + Metalsmithing 101 or equivalent prerequisite required.

Mixed Media: Expressive Layers

Course No. YAFD 165 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 8-12
Room 301
Instructor José Paul Sacaridiz
Dates June 13-24 (Monday-Friday) – 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 relationship between ideas, personal experience and creativity by creating art works from a broad collection of materials.These will include printed images, papers, drawings and fabrics, as well as found and natural objects.Students will also be asked to bring in something personally meaningful to incorporate with their ideas. The challenge will be to develop a theme by linking each mixed media piece to the next, resulting in a body of work suitable for portfolio inclusion.

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