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Back to Basics: Jewelry + Metalsmithing 101

Course No. CEJM 100 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 21 - November 9 (Thursdays) – 6 - 9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

This class is a great introduction to various processes for jewelry and metalsmithing. We will begin with basic techniques such as sawing, filing, drilling, sanding, and polishing, and then progress to riveting and soldering (using natural gas and air torches). Texture and forming sheet metal will be introduced to give your ideas some dynamic effects (stamping and hammering). What do you want to make? Pendants, earrings, bracelets, boxes, sculptural objects…the possibilities are endless. No experience at all? No problem – this class is great for beginners. It is also perfect for those that want to polish up on skills and techniques, or would like to gather knowledge about what is needed for a home studio.

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. http://susanskoczen.com/home

Experimental Projects in Ceramics

Course No. CECR 700 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 21 - November 9 (Thursdays) – 6 - 9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Have you ever wanted to try out handbuilding techniques in your clay studio? Or are you eyeing an experimental glaze combination? In this course ceramic students will have the opportunity to focus on a specific project or technique, with guidance from an instructor. As a material, clay provides endless possibilities for exploration; this is the perfect place to test those methods and create something truly unique. Propose a project to develop throughout the course using the resourceful, open-studio environment of the CIA ceramics facilities. Please bring in sketches of your proposed project and inspirations on the first day of class. Please bring dry cleaning or garbage bags for covering your works in progress. Clay and tools are available in class for purchase.

About the instructor:

Lynne Norwood Lofton received her BS in Art Education from Northern Illinois University and after moving to Ohio, attended the Cleveland Institute of Art in the Ceramics program. She has been a ceramic artist and teacher for over 35 years, exhibiting in galleries throughout the Midwest. Sixteen years ago, Lynne founded TerraVista Studios in the Cleveland Arts Quarter, and has been working there ever since.

Painting With Fire

Course No. CEJM 170 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 27 - November 15 (Wednesdays) – 6 - 9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

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!

About the instructor:

Amy Green received her BFA in Jewelry + Metals with an emphasis in Enamel from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2011. Amy has taught many continuing education classes at CIA and other local organizations. She is a life-long Cleveland area resident and a local REALTOR®.

Pleated Paper Sculpting

Course No. CEFM 275 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 20 - November 8 (Wednesdays) – 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.

Sculpting the Figure

Course No. CESC 160 00
Cost $375 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 20 - November 8 (Wednesdays) – 6-9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

In this class, students will learn techniques for accurately representing the human figure in three dimensions. Sculpting from a live model, we will improve our understanding of proportion and anatomy while also integrating elements from the imagination. We will work on conveying specific actions and emotions by defining the figure’s gesture and expression. These studies will be sculpted in oil clay. However, the difference between oil and water based ceramic clay will be addressed, along with a brief overview of mold making and casting.

About the instructor:

Suzanne Head received a BFA in drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art and a Post-Baccalaurite in figurative painting from the Laguna College of Art and Design. Her work has shown at the Society of Illustrators Museum in Manhattan, New York, and she was commissioned by Copic Marker to create a tutorial for her large-scale drawing process. She has a featured article in the Summer 2016 CAN Journal, and was interviewed about her work on a segment of Kickin’ it with Kenny on Fox 8 News. Suzanne has primarily focused on representational drawing and sculpture, and pursues a wide range of mediums. http://www.suzannehead.com/about

Steel Fabrication: MIG Welding

Course No. CESC 150 00
Cost $400 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 21 - November 9 (Thursdays) – 6:00-9:00pm

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.

About the instructor:

Daniel Roth graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2015 with a BFA in Sculpture. For his BFA Daniel made a series of large interactive steel sculptures that move with touch. Daniel exhibits his work locally and is now working as a Technical Specialist in the Fabrication Studios at CIA.

Wheel Throwing: Beginning + Advanced

Course No. CECR 200 00
Cost $345 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 19 - November 7 (Tuesdays) – 6 - 9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel! Students can choose from rustic stoneware clay or smooth white porcelain. Beginners will learn to make basic forms like cylinders, bowls, and mugs on the wheel. Using colored slips and glaze, inlay, texture, and carving you will learn various ways to finish your creations. Students with throwing experience will get one-on-one instruction and help in developing their own personal projects. Feel free to bring sketches, drawings, or any inspiration for your projects. You will need basic pottery tools, an apron, a towel, and plastic to cover your pots (dry cleaning bags are best). Clay and tools are available in class for purchase.

About the instructor:

Amy Halko is a studio potter, recently settling in Cleveland, Ohio. With a BFA from Bowling Green State University and MFA from The Ohio State University, she has taught at Southern Methodist University, Eastfield College, community education classes, a number of workshops, and was a visiting artist at The Pottery Workshop in Jingdhezhen, China. In 2006 Amy spent the summer as a resident at The Archie Bray Foundation, an internationally recognized center for the advancement of ceramic art. She is a cofounder of The Dallas Pottery Invitational and Clay Wood Cloth. Amy’s work is in several collections and is shown nationally. http://amyhalko.com

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