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Introduction to Picture Book Illustration

Course No. CEIL 200 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Suzanne McGinness
Dates February 7 - March 28 (Wednesdays) – 6-9pm
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 Printmaking: Screenprinting, Relief and Monotype

Course No. CEPM 120 00
Cost $345 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates February 7 - March 28 (Wednesday) – 6-9pm

Learn the basics of three unique printmaking processes: screenprinting, relief and monotype. Fundamental techniques will be covered, including carving and printing linoleum blocks, exposing images to screens, printing and color mixing. Prints will be created both by hand and with a press. We will also explore mixing these different techniques to create wonderfully layered images. Open to all, this is a great course for anyone interested in making beautiful prints by hand. This course is being offered as a process sampler, allowing students an introductory experience to printmaking, and will also support those students who would like to build upon previous printmaking experiences.

About the instructor:

Anna Tararova was born in Russia and currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio. She received an MFA in Printmaking from Ohio University. Anna is a printmaker and papermaker. She completed artist residencies at Women’s Studio Workshop, The Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago, The Morgan Conservatory, and Dundee Contemporary Arts. She is the Gallery and Artist Opportunities coordinator at the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation. See her work at AnnaTararova.com

Lost Wax Casting

Course No. CEJM 475 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates February 8 - March 29 (Thursdays) – 6-9pm

Casting has evolved through thousands of years of fundamental methods beginning with open mold casting and lost wax casting dating back 3,000 years BC to the Indus Valley Civilization. The simple premise of lost wax casting has never changed. A model is made from a material that can be burned to an ash, often wax. The model, sprue, and base are cast in a refractory material such as casting investment. The investment mold is heated to a high temperature to burn the model materials to an ash. The mold is then filled with molten metal. When the casting has cooled sufficiently, the investment mold is broken or quenched for the removal of the metal object. We will focus on lost wax casting, completing wax models, and learning the history of casting in art, design, and technology. Students will use bronze metal to create their castings or choose sterling silver at extra cost.

About the instructor:

Susan Skozcen Southard creates one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces that have been shown in galleries such as Velvet DaVinci and Sienna Gallery. She has been awarded an Ohio Arts Council Grant in 2010 and “Best of Metal” in 2015 at the “Best of 2015” Ohio Designer Craftsmen Annual Exhibition. She is a former professor of fine art at Indiana University Kokomo, and has adjunct at Kent State University, University of Akron, and CIA. She currently is a coordinator in the Youth Technology Department at Cuyahoga Community College. Susan's work can be seen at http://susanskoczen.com/home.html.

Pleated Paper Sculpting

Course No. CEFM 275 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates February 6 - March 27 (Tuesdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

In recent decades, the age-old art of paper folding has taken on a number new and interesting forms that deviate from its traditional, Japanese roots. Abstract and geometric based origami such as tessellations and corrugation folding yield stunning results, made all the more impressive considering they can be crafted simply from folding a single, un-cut sheet of material. The intricacy of such designs can range from simple to highly complex. This course will delve into the non-representational realm of folding, leaving students with experience in: basic tessellation folding; advanced pleating methods, and the creation of elegant spiral forms with paper. We will also examine different ways these techniques can be applied as design elements in other mediums such as installation art, architecture, photography, book making, and much more.

About the instructor:

James W. Peake, Oberlin College graduate, is an artist, educator and community organizer who lives and works in Oberlin, Ohio. As Education Director for the non-profit FAVA (Firelands Association for the Visual Arts), James is involved in the organization of numerous art courses for students of all ages throughout Lorain County. He assists with the implementation of the Big Parade, the Oberlin Chalk Walk, and the FAVA Folding Festival. James founded the FAVA Folding Festival, which includes a gallery exhibition featuring elite origami artists from around the globe, and free public workshops. As an active member of the international folding community, James regularly attends origami conferences throughout the world. His collaborative efforts include extensive work with the Allen Memorial Art Museum, the Oberlin Public Library (OPL), and Oberlin College.

Portfolio Preparation

Course No. YADR 700 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 10-12
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Eddie Mitchell
Dates February 10 - March 31 (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

This course will help you to put together a stronger portfolio needed in applying to art colleges, and show you what an art college is actually looking for in your portfolio. It also provides the fabulous benefits of improving your drawing skills as you experiment with different drawing materials. 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.

About the instructor:

Eddie Mitchell received his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in painting and drawing in 1987 with a top traveling scholarship award. Eddie has taught art classes at Lakeland Community College for the past 22 years. At CIA, he has facilitated the evening life drawing classes, taught the Pre-College summer program, and the Portfolio Preparation class since 2009. He has maintained a full-time studio for the past 28 years. His work is represented in several galleries across the country. Eddie has been in over 150 art shows, created numerous commissioned pieces for public locations, and has sold over 1,000 paintings.

Professional Practices for Developing Artists

Course No. CEFD 230 00
Cost $250 Register Now
Sessions 6
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates February 20 - March 27 (Tuesdays) – 6:30–8:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

You’re making your art… but now what? What does it take to go from casual maker to working artist? For many, the transition of getting your artwork out in public is daunting. This course, for everyone from recent grads to recent retirees, will teach the developing artist how to present and promote their work, get involved in the art community, and understand what it means to be a working artist today. Mary Urbas will share her 38 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.

About the instructor:

Mary Urbas has 38 years of experience in the professional art world as a gallery owner, curator, teacher, consultant, and exhibiting fiber artist, bringing a real world perspective to both sides of the business and marketing of art. Mary received her BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art ‘80 with a major in Textile Design and Silk Screen Printing, with minors in Weaving and Printmaking. She was the Gallery Manager at Sylvia Ullman’s American Crafts Gallery in Cleveland, for 17 years. In 1997 she opened The Gallery in Chagrin Falls which featured contemporary fine art + crafts. Later Mary became the Gallery Curator and Assistant Director at the Valley Art Center in 2001, where she taught adults and children, before becoming the Gallery Coordinator and Exhibition Curator at Lakeland Community College, a position she has held for 10 years.

Seeing and Drawing for the First Time

Course No. CEDR 105 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor José Paul Sacaridiz
Dates February 6 - March 27 (Tuesdays) – 6-9pm

Learn to see how an artist sees in this step-by-step comprehensive no tricks course. Observe closely what is right before your eyes and forget everything else you know. From a simple line to shape, form to structure, light to dark, grouping to composition, your drawing skills will quickly develop before your eyes. Through visual demonstrations and individualized assistance, the instructor will teach the fundamental understandings and techniques to help you succeed. The results will be eye opening! Open to students in grades 10-12.

About the instructor:

José Paul Sacaridiz studied Drawing and Painting at Pratt Institute in New York and the National Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy. He received his BA with a dual major in both Painting and Creative Writing from The State University of New York. After serving for many years as Senior Creative Director of Scholastic Inc., NY, he turned to academia full-time, teaching as an adjunct instructor of art and design. José maintains a full-time studio for the teaching of private students, special needs populations, and workshop intensives. He has had more than twenty solo exhibitions throughout the Northeast and Midwest in corporate, academic, and private gallery venues. José’s work can be viewed at josesacaridiz.com.

Steel Fabrication: MIG Welding

Course No. CESC 150 00
Cost $400 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Zak Smoker
Dates February 8 - March 29 (Thursdays) – 6:30-9:30pm

This course will function as an introductory level overview of basic MIG welding and steel fabrication techniques. The first 3 weeks of the class will focus on fundamental projects where students will become familiar with the processes and tools for working with steel. In the final 5 weeks students will work on an individual project that they propose based on the principals and techniques covered. Functional and purely sculptural works are all encouraged, come ready to work.



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