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Advanced Enamel

Course No. CEJM 270 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Lyanne Torres
Dates February 7 - April 4 (Wednesdays) – 6-9pm

In this course, advanced enamel students will be able to dive in further into the media. The class will include a more in-depth experience with the use of cloisonné, basse taille and champlevé. You will be able to create detailed images through the use of cloisonné; fine silver wires fused into an enameled surface. We will also be using acid etching to produce a relief image that will be filled with layers of enamel colors to produce rich images of your own design. These processes allow for striking images to be made into art and objects. Come with photographs or drawings of your own choosing that will be your inspiration for the course.

About the instructor:

Lyanne Torres graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in the Jewelry and Metals department with an emphasis in Enameling in 2014. She became the Artist in Residence for a year after graduation and is the Technical Specialist for the Jewelry and Metals department

Experimental Projects in Ceramics

Course No. CECR 700 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates February 7 - April 4 (Wednesdays) – 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, or want to get reps in on the wheel? 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.

Exploring Bent Forms in Wood

Course No. CESC 210 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Annie Clark
Dates February 5- March 26 (Mondays) – 6-9pm

In this class, students will learn about the properties of solid woods and plywoods and how they can be manipulated through steam bending and bent lamination. We will use these processes along with basic woodworking techniques to make a kitchen utensil and a hanging wall shelf. CIA’s woodshop and fabrication studios offer unique resources and extensive facilities, normally only available to CIA students. Learn new processes in the wood shop with a CIA Fab Studio staff member!

About the instructor:

Annie Clark received her BFA from Herron School of Art and Design in Furniture Design/Woodworking in spring of 2016. She has been the recipient of a Windgate Fellowship Award which led her to studying wooden boat making under boat builder Josh Swan. She currently works as a Technical Specialist in the Fabrication Studios at Cleveland Institute of Art. Her most recent work explores bent and coopered wood furniture forms.

Glassblowing for All Levels

Course No. CEGL 100 00
Cost $275 Register Now
Sessions 5
Dates February 8 - March 8 (Thursdays) – 6-9pm

Students of all levels, join us in the Glass Studio on Thursdays! Beginners starting with the bubble, will learn ways to develop blown forms out of glass, while advanced/intermediate students explore more specific forms and ideas. Each class will add a different type of blown form to try; however, you will be encouraged to bring ideas of shapes and forms that you would like to blow. Wear natural fiber clothing (jeans and long sleeves recommended), close toe shoes and safety glasses.

About the instructor:

Shayna Pentecost began her journey with glass at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She continued her studies at the Penland School of Crafts and the Corning Museum of Glass with teachers such as Pino Signeretto, Ruth King, Paul Marioni, and many others. From there Shayna apprenticed with William and Katherine Bernstien (Glass), Harvey Littleton (vitreography) and Richard Ritter (glass). Now living in Cleveland, she is a studio artist creating work and teaching at Superior Hot Glass.

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.

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.



Wheel Throwing: Beginning + Advanced

Course No. CECR 200 00
Cost $345 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates February 6 - April 3 (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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