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Continuing Education + Community Outreach

About Face: Portraits

Course No. CEPT 100 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room 200
Dates September 22–November 10 (Tuesday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

An exploration in the art of portraiture. Learn to open your eye and steady your hand! In this course focus on rendering skills, while also exploring creative ways to interpret personality and expression. From realistic model drawing/painting to more abstracted methods of representation, this course is great for both practice and trying new things. All levels from beginners to portraitists are welcome!

Abstract Painting

Course No. CEPT 350 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room G305
Dates September 22–November 10 (Tuesdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

Abstract painting is a conscious breakaway from traditional realistic painting. A unique decision made over a century ago retains great value today. Since then, many abstract artists have made important contributions to the art world. Perhaps one of the most significant contributions was changing the public perception of what art should represent. The personal approach to art making is a newer idea within visual art history. The class introduces concepts and techniques used by masters of Abstraction. Three different artists influence the class direction. The artists for the spring session are: Vincent VanGogh, Andy Warhol, and Julian Stanczak. Ideas discussed and practiced in class include: color as subject, painting as object, and multiple process applications. In the studio, we will work together towards our goals. Two paintings are made from each artist. The first painting is small in scale, simple, and is considered a study or investigation piece. The second painting is large in scale, complex, and is considered a final or finished piece. Three large paintings are planned and made with the intention for exhibition. All of the artworks produced aim to visually emulate specific styles. Acrylic paint application and color mixing will be presented through instructor demonstrations.

Art + Affect

Course No. CEFD 200 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 22–November 10 (Tuesday) – 6 - 9pm

Art has the unique ability to affect others and create empathy through shared, yet personal, life experiences. In this course, you will begin developing symbolic imagery that is significant to you by exploring subjects that are deeply close to your heart and mind. You will learn how to combine imagery into one composition and learn techniques to assist you in translating your ideas into visual form. Conversations throughout the course will be just as significant as the artwork you create. They will help guide and support you toward your individual expression. Open to all mediums.

Art and the Museum

Course No. CEFD 160 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 30 - November 14 (Saturday) – 1-4pm

Explore and work within the world class Cleveland Museum of Art and the new facilities of The Cleveland Institute of Art. We will embark on a visual odyssey from Egyptian art through the Modern masters, from sculpture to painting. Choose your own subjects as you work both in the museum galleries as well as the studios of The Cleveland Institute of Art. Examine threads that connect the past with the present and stretch them for your own inspiration, interpretation and imagination. Work in both black and white and color mediums such as graphite, conté, color and watercolor pencils. Your instructor will provide you with context, thoughts, and questions to challenge your observations. We will incorporate sharing and critiques as a means of inspiration. This course is designed for both the beginning and intermediate student.

Beginning Painting

Course No. CEPT 110 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 21–November 9 (Monday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

In this introductory painting course students will learn the fundamental techniques and processes of painting with acrylic paint. Class projects will target basic painting principles and guide students to develop a better understanding of tools and materials, acrylic paint and mediums, basic color theory, and two-dimensional design concepts. Discussions, demonstrations, and handouts will provide students with valuable resources to facilitate good painting practices and artistic growth.

Drawing for the Absolutely Terrified

Course No. CEDR 100 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 21-November 9 (Monday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

Simply put, this fun course will help you learn how to draw. It facilitates the study of drawing by direct observation and problem solving through the use of still life. The drawing situations presented in each session will focus on issues of object depiction, special relationships, shape, value, line and texture. You will face a variety of drawing challenges throughout the course, and be shown how to use specific techniques to better see, understand and represent the objects in each setup. Instruction will be through demonstrations, lectures, and direct one-on-one assistance. In addition sketchbooks will be used for practice, notes and assignments between classes.

Introduction to Printmaking: Building the Matrix

Course No. CEPM 140 00
Cost $375 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 23–November 11 (Wednesday) – 6-9pm

In printmaking, the matrix is the plate, block or other surface that carries the information to create the print. In this course, we will build our matrices by investigating three methods of printmaking. Mono print, intaglio and relief techniques will be taught so that class participants learn the basic aspects of printmaking such as layering, color mixing and overlay of imagery. This course is being offered as a process sampler, allowing students an introductory experience to printmaking, and will also support those students who would like to build upon previous printmaking experiences. Examples of prints from CIA’s archives will be exhibited during class time for observation and discussion.

Serial Painting and Drawing

Course No. CEPT 405 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 22–November 10 (Tuesday) – 6:30 pm–9:30 pm

Making artwork in a series is a method of expression that artists have employed for hundreds of years. Working in a serial manner is a valuable practice which encourages exploration and expansion of ideas while providing structured parameters within which to work. In this course we will examine and discuss concepts behind serial artwork and create a body of work which employs these principles. Creative experimentation is encouraged using the painting or drawing media of the student’s choice. This course is open to beginning through advanced students.

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