Continuing Education . Classes
Back to Basics: Jewelry + Metalsmithing 101
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.
Enamel + Etching
Course No. CEJM 170 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Dates June 6 - August 1 (No class July 4) (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!
Independent Projects in Ceramics
Course No. CECR 700 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Dates June 8 - July 27 (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.
Summer Glass Studio: Less is More
Course No. CEGL 440 00
Cost $600 Register Now
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates May 23 - 27 (Monday - Friday) – 9am - 11pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Accelerate your skills into the “I didn’t know I could do that!” realm. Students will be challenged to focus and actively problem-solve your technique alongside dealing with simple design problems in an intensive, easy to understand environment. From gathering to bubble set-up and finishing, the goal is to acquire an effortless “less is more” approach with consistency and quick output as a priority.
Skill-building drills, teamwork, drawing, collaboration and hard work will reinforce methods employed. At the same time, through research, discussion and practice, students will solve design problems with a critical eye and make adjustments with newly acquired hand skill. This course is perfect for those that are looking to advance their hand skill, produce more in less time and have a strong interest in design. Students should have a strong understanding of basic glassblowing techniques.
Housing is available at CIA's Uptown Residence Hall.
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.
Learn about NEXT, CIA's day-long event designed to help students learn more about pursuing a career in art or design.
Experience the life of an art student at CIA through this 2-week residential program.