Continuing Education . Classes
Course No. CEFM 275 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Dates September 21 – November 9 (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.
Independent Projects in Ceramics
Course No. CECR 700 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Dates September 21 – November 9 (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 CIA ceramics facilities in a structured, open-studio environment. 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.
Narrative Collage: Your Visual Voice
Join us as we utilize collage to explore your visual voice and ancestry. Discover personal histories within a historical context. The primary materials used to enact this investigation will come from a wide variety of sources: family photos, oral and written histories, ephemera, maps, art, and found objects. We will explore the relationships between personal experience, culture, and memory to create new pictorial family trees. You are invited to join us on this highly personal, creative and unique journey – the only limits are your memory, investigation and imagination!
Painting With Fire
Course No. CEJM 170 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Dates September 19 - November 7 (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!
Wheel Throwing: Beginning + Advanced
Discover throwing on the potter’s wheel to create forms ranging from refined porcelain vessels to rustic tea bowls to sculptural objects. We will begin with fundamental elements of centering and making cylinders, cups, bowls, and plates, and continue by exploring form and scale. Finishing surfaces with various methods of carving, joining, and decorating will also be included. Everyone has a unique way of touching clay and this will be an opportunity to get better acquainted with your unique touch while using the wheel. Please bring sketches of forms, decorative patterns or drawings, texturing tools, basic pottery tools, a small bucket, a towel, and plastic to cover work. All experience levels are welcome.
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