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Continuing Education . Classes

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Introduction to Sculpture

Course No. YASC 120 00
Cost $125 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 7–March 28 (Saturday) – 9:30am–12pm

In this class students will experiment with a variety of materials to create 3D artwork. We will look at art made by other artists as inspiration for our own creations. Each week students will use new materials to sculpt, bend, carve, mold and assemble one of a kind sculptures. This is a great class for the student who likes to experiment and build.

Narrative Art

Course No. CEFD 225 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 4 - March 25 (Wednesday) – 6:30-9:00pm

Take life drawing to the next level. We will focus on realism and storytelling in this figurative art class. Choose either painting or drawing to explore composition and the figure to develop a narrative. Live models will be an important part of the class, and experience in figure drawing is preferred.

Painting Basics

Course No. YAPT 260 00
Cost $310 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 7–March 28 (Saturday) – 1–4pm

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
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 2 - March 23 (Monday) – 6 - 9pm

This course focuses on the basics of metalsmithing in combination with enamel. We will begin with basic metalworking techniques such as sawing, filing, sanding, drilling and piercing. From there we will dive into enameling, exploring transparent and opaque colors with emphasis on painting and drawing techniques. Enameling is the process of fusing powdered glass to metal which yields instant results with saturated permanent color. This class is open to beginning and advanced students. Bring a sketchbook and your creativity!

Painting with Fire

Course No. YAJM 150 00
Cost $275 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 7–March 28 (Saturday) – 9:30am–12pm

Experience the intriguing process of fusing glass on metal via enameling. Enamel is ground glass in an unlimited range of color that is fused to metal in a kiln. The process of enameling is instantly gratifying and produces results with saturated permanent color. You'll learn the various skills for creating art and objects that will range from work for the wall, to jewelry, accessories and more. Throughout the course you will complete pieces in one class, up to a few weeks. You will revel in the beauty of this unique form of art. Come with ideas and you’ll leave with some very cool creations!

Portfolio Preparation

Course No. YADR 700 00
Cost $375 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 7–March 28 (Saturday) – 9:30am–12:30pm

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.


Course No. YAPT 400 00
Cost $310 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 7–March 28 (Saturday) – 1–3:30pm

Mirror, mirror on the wall – who is the fairest of them all? You’ll look at your reflection in a whole new light! We will use acrylic paint to study the art of portraiture. We will sketch from models, study facial anatomy, and also focus on expressive forms of interpretation.

Responsive Drawing: The Art of Imagination

Course No. CEDR 600 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 4 - March 25 (Wednesday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

Take advantage of the Institute’s spacious studios to create large-scale interpretive drawings (4’x4’ to 3’x5’) in black and white or color using a wide range of materials from charcoal and pastels to conte and paint. While the basic principles of drawing will still apply, you will not be tied down to the constraints of still life setups, portrait, or figure drawings. Instead you will be free to express yourself in both literal and abstract subject matter. This course is recommended for those students who already have a basic understanding of drawing skills and are willing to push themselves beyond the boundaries of those already mastered. Many examples of drawings will be shown each week to motivate and inspire students. Self-analysis and group critiques will accompany each finished work. A field trip to the Cleveland Museum of Art will be organized midway through the session.

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Pre-College Program

Experience the life of an art student at CIA through this 2-week residential program.

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Community Works

Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.

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