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Glassblowing for All Levels

Course No. CEGL100 02
Cost $260 Register Now
Sessions 5
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 403
Dates March 11–April 8 (Friday) – 6:30-9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 403

Students of all levels, join us in the Glass Studio on Fridays! 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. Bring water to stay hydrated.

Glassblowing for All Levels

Course No. CEGL 100 01
Cost $260 Register Now
Sessions 5
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates February 5–March 4 (Friday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Students of all levels, join us in the Glass Studio on Fridays! 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. Bring water to stay hydrated.

Jewelry Design: Pattern and Forming

Course No. CEJM 425 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 409B
Dates February 3–March 23 (Wednesdays) – 6-9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 409B

This class will focus on the process of working with pattern, through etching, and the development of unique shapes through forming techniques. We will cover sketching, pattern design, working with resists and mordants for successful etching, and forging and raising techniques. The class includes intermediate and advanced methods for working with silver and other nonferrous metals, and the opportunity to pursue the whole scope of design and fabrication with expert instruction in CIA’s beautiful new Jewelry + Metals Department. Each class will include a short demonstration and will allow plenty of time to work. Demonstrations will be tailored to facilitate fabrication of the student’s designs. Open to anyone who has completed a basic jewelry course at CIA or another adult CE program.

Students are expected to come prepared with basic tools and supplies: jewelers’ saw, files, pliers, X-Acto knife, scissors, sketchbook and of course…imagination, originality, and creativity. Course limited to 10 students.

Painted Oddities

Course No. CEFD 125 00
Cost $275 Register Now
Sessions 6
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates February 3 - March 6 (Wednesdays) – 6-8pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Explore upcycling objects through 3D paining techniques. Drawing inspiration from Linda Zolten Wood’s Painted Rain Barrels, students will learn the proper techniques of transforming objects from everyday objects to works of art. Start collecting your objects (chair sized or smaller) and bring them on the first day of class.

Painting with Fire

Course No. CEJM 170 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 409
Dates February 1 - March 22 (Monday) – 6 - 9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 409

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!

Wheel Throwing: Beginning + Advanced

Course No. CECR 200 00
Cost $345 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 402
Dates February 2–March 22 (Tuesdays) – 6 - 9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 402

Discover throwing on the potter’s wheel to create forms ranging from refined porcelain vessels to rustic teabowls 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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