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Abstract Painting

Course No. CEPT 350 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 201
Instructor Terry Clark
Dates June 7 - July 26 (Tuesdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 201

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 van Gogh, 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.

Acrylic Painting: Discovering Color

Course No. CEPT 135 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room 302
Instructor Josť Paul Sacaridiz
Dates June 9 - July 28 (Thursdays) – 6:30-9:30pm

Are you ready to paint and explore the dark and light side of color? Working with acrylics you will move quickly from experiments to final paintings. This course will teach the principle of color such as values, shades, tints, brightness and saturation. Learn to mix and match colors and then see how they appear to change before your eyes on the canvas. Realistic or abstract, color choices bring expression and thought to your work more than any other element. Join us for this eye opening course!

Drawing + Sketchercises

Course No. CEDR 130 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room 202
Instructor Melissa Harris
Dates June 7 - July 26 (Tuesdays) – 6:30-9:30pm

The ritual of sketching as a drawing exercise is important to all artists. Students will explore turning sketches into finished drawings through narrative themes in this introductory drawing course. Peer discussion through critiques after each assignment will guide students to develop their themes, ideas and creative voice. Open to high school students and adults.

Value Drawing for the Absolutely Terrified

Course No. CEDR 115 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room 302
Instructor Josť Paul Sacaridiz
Dates June 8 - July 27 (Wednesdays) – 6:30-9:30pm

Learning to draw with value is the key to depicting objects in a realistic way. Students in this course will learn to create form, depth, mood, and much more in their drawings. In this step by step course you will learn various techniques used to represent the effects of light and shadow with pencil and charcoal. Using what is known by artists as the “Grey Scale” you’ll move your drawings from simple lines to solid shapes. Learn the many various methods of shading styles to create magical three dimensional illusions that fool the eye while enhancing your level of skills.

Watercolor Landscapes

Course No. CEPT 375 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room 201
Instructor Terry Clark
Dates June 9 - July 28 (Thursdays) – 6:30-9:30pm

Watercolor Landscapes will introduce the foundations of working with watercolor paints in the studio environment. Watercolor painting makes use of transparent washes and in doing so allows for a bright image. A painting made with watercolor paints uses the white paper as a mirror to reflect and capture a luminous quality. Topics discussed and demonstrated in class are color theory, paint application, painting techniques, and paint manipulation. Each example will incorporate a new color theory lesson and a painting technique. You will be shown how to paint elements found in the landscape such as skies, rural and cosmopolitan environments, trees, and water. Many small quick paintings and fast dry time permits for a wide range of tricks and topics to explore. Almost all of the paintings are guided with a step by step process from beginning to end. Both group and individual attention will aid in your painting’s focus and direction. The beginner and novice painter will be encouraged.

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