Continuing Education . Classes
Introduction to Bookbinding
Course No. CEFM 120 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Dates September 19 – November 7 (Mondays) – 6-9pm
Learn the basics of hand-made book production, including techniques that can be done at home. We will explore a variety of Western and Eastern binding styles and materials by creating journals, sketchbooks, artist’s books, zines, and sculptural books. Students will leave with a better understanding of materials and binding to best suit their goals.
Introduction to Digital Animation
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 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 Photoshop
Course No. CEPH 200 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Dates September 21 – November 9 (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
Dates September 21 – November 9 (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. Course limited to 10 students.
Mixed Media: Expressive Layers
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.
Narrative Collage: Your Visual Voice
Join us as we utilize collage to explore your visual voice and ancestry. Discover personal histories within a historical context. The primary materials used to enact this investigation will come from a wide variety of sources: family photos, oral and written histories, ephemera, maps, art, and found objects. We will explore the relationships between personal experience, culture, and memory to create new pictorial family trees. You are invited to join us on this highly personal, creative and unique journey – the only limits are your memory, investigation and imagination!
Painting from the Natural World
In this course you will work from elements found in nature to create paintings that are inspired by their patterns and forms. You will come to more fully understand and appreciate the unique character of your subjects as you depict them in an array of styles ranging from realism to abstraction. Demonstrations and discussions will be provided to encourage experimentation and creative growth. This course is open to all levels of experience. Students may use any type of paint that they are comfortable working with in this class.
Learn about NEXT, CIA's day-long event designed to help students learn more about pursuing a career in art or design.
Experience the life of an art student at CIA through this 2-week residential program.