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Alternative Origami

Course No. CEFM 275 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates February 8 – March 29 (Wednesdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

In recent decades, the age-old art of paper folding has taken on a number of new and interesting forms that deviate from its traditional, Japanese roots. 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. At different points throughout the course, we will still cross back over into more traditional forms of origami that incorporate these techniques in striking ways.

Back to Basics: Jewelry + Metalsmithing 101

Course No. CEJM 100 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates February 7 –March 28 (Tuesdays) – 6 - 9pm

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. Natural fiber clothing, close toe shoes, and additional protective equipment is required. Materials available for purchase through department. Open to high school students in grades 10-12.

Glassblowing for All Levels

Course No. CEGL 100 01
Cost $260 Register Now
Sessions 5
Dates February 9–March 9 (Thursdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

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.

Independent Projects in Ceramics

Course No. CECR 700 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates February 8 – March 29 (Wednesdays) – 6-9pm

In this course, intermediate and advanced students will have the opportunity to work on an independent ceramics project with guidance from a technical specialist. Propose a project to develop throughout this course using the structured, resourceful, open-studio environment of the CIA ceramics facilities. This course is intended for the ceramics student capable of working independently in consultation with a technical assistant. All studio work must take place during class time. Please bring a proposed project and timeline the first day of class, as well as plastic for covering works in progress. Materials available for purchase through department.

Introduction to Thin Metal Fabrication

Course No. CESC 175 00
Cost $400 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates February 9–March 30 (Thursdays) – 6:30-9:30pm

In this course students will explore various fabrication techniques with thinner gauge mild steel (16-24 gauge). We will learn welding processes for thinner applications ranging from resistance (spot) welding to MIG and a brief introduction to TIG welding. Fabrication processes will be focused on cold forming techniques. The first 3 weeks of the class will focus on pattern-making and a tutorial project of an open form vessel. In the final 5 weeks the students will develop their own project based on the principles learned in the first 3 weeks.. In addition to the projects students will learn shop safety and proper equipment use.

Painting With Fire

Course No. CEJM 170 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates February 6 - March 27 (Mondays) – 6 - 9pm

This class will focus on images in enamel. We will begin with basic techniques including drawing, painting, and templates, and image transfer techniques. Enameling is the process of fusing powdered glass to metal, which yields a permanent image on metal. Enamel offers an exceptional range of colors and surfaces, transparent and opaque. This class is open to beginning and advanced students. Bring a sketchbook, your favorite tools, and your creativity! Natural fiber clothing, closed toe shoes, and additional personal protective equipment is required. Materials available for purchase through department. Open to high school students in grades 10-12.

Wheel Throwing: Beginning + Advanced

Course No. CECR 200 00
Cost $345 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates Februrary 7 – March 28 (Tuesdays) – 6 - 9pm

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 available in class for purchase. Open to high school students in grades 10-12.

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