Continuing Education . Classes
Paint by Wonder
Grab your passport and pack your bags as we take a two week trip around the globe and paint the Wonders of the World! We will start off the with the 7 ancient wonders including the Giza Pyramids and Colossus of Rhodes, learning a bit about each. Students will pick their favorite to first draw, and then paint. We will follow the same structure while exploring on the New Wonders of the World, including the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal. This class focuses on perspective, training the eye, color theory and light. Come see the world through the eyes of art!
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.
Sculpture: Form + Surface
Course No. YASC 300 00
Cost $375 Register Now
Dates June 13-24 (Monday-Friday) – TBD
Using a variety of tools and traditional carving techniques, this course will cover a wide range of fundamental issues associated with three-dimensional artistic processes including size, scale, proportion, form and surface. Students will bring in a small object to enlarge and reproduce an abstracted or representational copy. Processes will include but are not limited to working with foam, plaster, paints, pigments, and stains. This course is a great introduction for anyone who wants to explore art making in a sculptural way and an excellent experience for any artist already engaged in the 3D realm.
Steel Fabrication: MIG Welding
This course will function as an introductory level overview of basic MIG welding and steel fabrication techniques. Individuals will be asked to present a proposal for an independent project to be completed during the six-week timeframe. Large or small, functional or purely sculptural works are all encouraged. The course will cover basic aesthetic and structural considerations, a variety of steel fabrication techniques and strategies, as well as a brief tutorial on the mechanics of metal inert gas welding and proper shop safety procedures.
Stop Motion Animation/Claymation
Learn how to bring your creative storytelling to life visually, through stop-motion animation! You will write, draw, sculpt, paint, take photos, and edit! If you like to make up stories, take pictures, and make artwork using mixed media, this class is for you! We will begin our class by watching many funny, serious, and amazing stop-motion animations by a variety of artists and learn to recognize and put into effect the principles of animation. Working with a partner or individually, you will make up a short story and write it down. You will learn how to draw an effective storyboard to help tell your story visually. Then you will create your sets and characters using a combination of paper, clay, objects, toys, paint, etc. You will follow your storyboard to shoot your animation using your digital camera and tripod. We will edit and create sound for our animations using Final Cut. We will experiment with pixilation, claymation, paper animation, and object animation. Armatures and tie downs will be utilized to make your character magically walk or dance. You will create 1-3 animations each depending on your ideas. Get ready to have some fun! You will take home your animation(s) on a disc. Please bring your own digital camera and tripod.
In this introduction to drawing and painting in the studio environment, exposure to basic concepts and materials will offer you a strong foundation on which to build. The essential tools of an artist are the pencil and brush. You’ll use both, separately and combined, to generate multiple exercises and images. The elements and principles of color, perspective, shape, shading, and pattern are explored through projects. All of the projects will be guided by individual and written instructions. Every new challenge and concept will promote both your artistic confidence and vocabulary.
Summer Glass Studio: Less is More
Course No. CEGL 440 00
Cost $600 Register Now
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates May 23 - 27 (Monday - Friday) – 9am - 11pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Accelerate your skills into the “I didn’t know I could do that!” realm. Students will be challenged to focus and actively problem-solve your technique alongside dealing with simple design problems in an intensive, easy to understand environment. From gathering to bubble set-up and finishing, the goal is to acquire an effortless “less is more” approach with consistency and quick output as a priority.
Skill-building drills, teamwork, drawing, collaboration and hard work will reinforce methods employed. At the same time, through research, discussion and practice, students will solve design problems with a critical eye and make adjustments with newly acquired hand skill. This course is perfect for those that are looking to advance their hand skill, produce more in less time and have a strong interest in design. Students should have a strong understanding of basic glassblowing techniques.
Housing is available at CIA's Uptown Residence Hall.
Value Drawing for the Absolutely Terrified
Learning to draw with value is the key to depicting objects in a realistic way. Students in this course will learn to create form, depth, mood, and much more in their drawings. In this step by step course you will learn various techniques used to represent the effects of light and shadow with pencil and charcoal. Using what is known by artists as the “Grey Scale” you’ll move your drawings from simple lines to solid shapes. Learn the many various methods of shading styles to create magical three dimensional illusions that fool the eye while enhancing your level of skills.
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Experience the life of an art student at CIA through this 2-week residential program.