Continuing Education . Classes
Build on the basics and expand your observational drawing skills! Ideas from Introduction to Drawing will be pushed to the next level as students draw from life, explore the principles of composition, color and dynamic mark making through a variety of media. We will learn from the figure, landscapes and still life to refine student drawing skills.
Introduction to Drawing
Learn the basics of drawing by knowing how to handle your pencil, creating a value chart, creating forms and fundamental strokes. This class will go over the art principles of perspective, values, light and shadow and composition. Feel confident knowing that once these basic skills are established, the sky is the limit. This class will focus on indoor composition as well as drawing nature outside the classroom.
Introduction to Picture Book Illustration
Course No. CEIL 200 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Suzanne McGinness
Dates February 9 - March 30 (Thursdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Children’s book illustration is quite possibly the broadest expression of illustration in today’s applied art world. There is virtually no style or vision that is not approached. We will focus on the picture book niche of children’s books and simplify some of the common principles. Areas to be covered include history and overview of children’s book illustration; development of consistent character drawings; animation of children; story development; study of the form of a picture book; sequential art and storyboarding; and discussion and demonstration of materials on request. You will create an 8-12 page picture book mockup as well as a two-page spread of finished art. Previous drawing experience and proficiency in one or two media will ensure your success in this course. Let’s create a book!
Introduction to Thin Metal Fabrication
Course No. CESC 175 00
Cost $400 Register Now
Dates February 9–March 30 (Thursdays) – 6:30-9:30pm
In this course students will explore various fabrication techniques with thinner gauge mild steel (16-24 gauge). We will learn welding processes for thinner applications ranging from resistance (spot) welding to MIG and a brief introduction to TIG welding. Fabrication processes will be focused on cold forming techniques. The first 3 weeks of the class will focus on pattern-making and a tutorial project of an open form vessel. In the final 5 weeks the students will develop their own project based on the principles learned in the first 3 weeks.. In addition to the projects students will learn shop safety and proper equipment use.
This is a great class for any student who is interested in really delving into the world of painting. Students will learn the fundamentals of creating a painting including composition, color and application. As a class we will learn how to prepare a canvas, sketch ideas, mix colors, and explore multiple painting tools and techniques. Paintings will be representational so each student will choose their own subject matter ranging from landscapes, still lifes, human and animal portraits.
Painting With Fire
Course No. CEJM 170 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Dates February 6 - March 27 (Mondays) – 6 - 9pm
This class will focus on images in enamel. We will begin with basic techniques including drawing, painting, and templates, and image transfer techniques. Enameling is the process of fusing powdered glass to metal, which yields a permanent image on metal. Enamel offers an exceptional range of colors and surfaces, transparent and opaque. This class is open to beginning and advanced students. Bring a sketchbook, your favorite tools, and your creativity! Natural fiber clothing, closed toe shoes, and additional personal protective equipment is required. Materials available for purchase through department. Open to high school students in grades 10-12.
This course will help you to put together a stronger portfolio needed in applying to art colleges, as well as the fabulous benefits of improving your drawing skills, the joys of trying different drawing materials, along with showing you what an art college is actually looking for in your portfolio. Besides enjoying the classroom explorations and drawings assigned outside the classroom, you will get to engage in the occasional critique in a fun and informative way. The goal of this course is to help you reach a higher level of skill in the creation of your own artwork. Parent permission is required for life drawing because of nude models.
Serial Painting and Drawing
Making artwork in a series is a method of expression that artists have employed for hundreds of years. Working in a serial manner is a valuable practice which encourages exploration and expansion of ideas while providing structured parameters within which to work. In this course we will examine and discuss concepts behind serial artwork and create a body of work which employs these principles. Creative experimentation is encouraged using the painting or drawing media of the student’s choice. This course is open to beginning through advanced students.