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Continuing Education . Classes

Continuing Education + Community Outreach

Principles of Architectural Drawing

Course No. CEID200.00
Cost $365 Register Now
Credits 3.0
Sessions 8
Dates September 20-November 8 (Thursday) – 6-9pm

This beginning course will introduce architectural concepts, conventions, and techniques of both 2D and 3D representation as a fundamental medium for investigation, analysis, and documentation of objects, processes, and architectural spaces. You will develop skills in graphic visualization and representation as used in architecture through a combination of demonstrations, exercises, and lectures. The studio component of the course consists of projects and exercises that introduce freehand drawing and technical drawing as well as computer modeling techniques. All of these techniques will provide vital means to imagine, develop, and represent your design ideas. Through these projects you will build comprehensive skills both in hand drawing and digital media.

Staged to Sell

Course No. CEIN100.00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates September 17-November 5 (Monday) – 6:30-9:00pm

Trying to sell your home or help friends or family members sell theirs? Or are you a real estate agent looking for a way to give your properties an edge? Then this might be the class for you. This class will look at inexpensive ways to stage a home to make it more attractive to more buyers. It will also allow the value of the home to be seen clearly and help the owner to bring in top dollar upon sale. We will look at case studies, statistics, and proven methods of home staging and apply them to a project of your choice.

Sustainability + Design = ReThinking

Course No. CEIN200.00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates September 17-November 5 (Monday) – 6:00-9:00pm
Faculty Rita Goodman

Sustainability can be both complex and simple at the same time. Join us and discover ways to rethink everyday practices and choices and then take that knowledge to your art practices. This course is not limited to visual artists. It is also designed for business owners focused on the bottom line and writers interested in spreading the word. Each week you will be asked to present on different subjects. Other weeks we will discuss the latest trends and pioneers of sustainable practices. You will discover how nature solves complex problems simply. This class will be as paperless as possible so you are required to have an email address that can be shared with the instructor and classmates.

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Pre-College Program

Experience the life of an art student at CIA through this 2-week residential program.

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