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Continuing Education . Classes

Continuing Education + Community Outreach

Beginning Painting

Course No. CEPT 110 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 3 - March 24 (Tuesday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

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.

Beginning/Intermediate Jewelry + Metalsmithing

Course No. YAJM 100 00
Cost $310 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 7–March 28 (Saturday) – 1-3:30pm

Learn the fundamental skills needed to create jewelry and small metalwork. You’ll use copper and brass to create samples in sawing, filing, stamping, soldering, and finishing. A final project will be worked on throughout the class and completed by the end of the class. Projects could include bracelets, earrings, rings, necklaces, or small metal sculptures. These can be made in sterling silver at an extra cost, if desired. Open to beginners as well as intermediate students. More advanced students will be encouraged to work on independent projects. Most materials are included in the cost of the class.

Black & White Photography

Course No. CEPH 100 00
Grad Course No. CEPH 5100 00
Cost $390 Register Now
Grad Cost $600 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 3 - March 24 (Tuesday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

You will learn the traditional black and white photographic processes including the use of a manual camera, film developing, and darkroom printing. This course will explore the use of these processes through guided assignments and group critique sessions. Various techniques will be explored based on the group’s interest and/or experience. You are required to have a manual 35mm medium or large format film camera to take this class. Beginner and intermediate students are welcome.

Cartooning 101

Course No. YAIL 100 00
Cost $175 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 7–March 28 (Saturday) – 9:30am–12pm

This class will be great for beginning and intermediate levels. 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!

Creative Clay Studio

Course No. YACR 350 00
Cost $275 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 7–March 28 (Saturday) – 1–4pm

Young artists are welcome in the clay studio at the 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 the ways of 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.

Digital Video Production

Course No. CEVI 150 00
Cost $390 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 5 - March 26 (Thursday) – 6:30-9:30pm

In this course you will learn camera and editing basics, lighting, video formats, composition, and narrative, as an introduction. You also will study many video genres and styles such as animation, stop motion, documentary, and narrative. After you have grasped the basics the course will focus on editing in Adobe Premiere Pro, Speedgrade, and After Effects CC. You will learn the basics of Foley and sound effects, color correction, keying for green screen, and compression. Using your own cameras (iPhones and iPads are welcome!), you will work together to create videos that will be screened at the end of the course. You will also produce your own final movie.

Drawing Beyond the Pencil

Course No. YAFD 145 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 7–March 28 (Saturday) – 9am–12pm

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."

Drawing for the Absolutely Terrified

Course No. CEDR 100 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 2 - March 23 (Monday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

Simply put, this fun course will help you learn how to draw. It facilitates the study of drawing by direct observation and problem solving through the use of still life. The drawing situations presented in each session will focus on issues of object depiction, special relationships, shape, value, line and texture. You will face a variety of drawing challenges throughout the course, and be shown how to use specific techniques to better see, understand and represent the objects in each setup. Instruction will be through demonstrations, lectures, and direct one-on-one assistance. In addition sketchbooks will be used for practice, notes and assignments between classes.

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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