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About Face: Portraits

Course No. CEPT 100 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Melissa Harris
Dates September 22 – November 10 (Thursdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

This course is an exploration in the history and 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
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Terry Clark
Dates September 20 – November 8 (Tuesdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

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
Instructor José Paul Sacaridiz
Dates September 19 – November 7 (Mondays) – 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!

Beginning Painting

Course No. CEPT 110 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 22 – November 10 (Thursdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

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: Foundation and Fundamentals

Course No. CEDR 210 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor José Paul Sacaridiz
Dates September 20 – November 8 (Tuesdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

Drawing is not about mastery of the hand but about the eye. It is the ability to learn to see anew, to understand, to represent and ultimately to express one’s own vision. This course will teach you step by step, through personal instruction and demonstrations. We will first draw single objects through direct observation, eventually progressing to still life arrangements. Each week will focus on a different aspect of drawing: line, form, relationship, perspective, shading and texture. In addition, a sketchbook will be used to take notes as well as for assignments between classes.

Encaustic Workshop: Merging Layers

Course No. CEPT 430 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 5
Instructor José Paul Sacaridiz
Dates November 14 - November 18 (Monday-Friday) – 6-9pm

This new workshop will introduce you to the timeless and limitless creativity and techniques of painting in hot wax and color. The Greeks practiced encaustic painting as early as the 5th century BC for use in portraiture and decoration. It is still widely used today by such modern masters as Jasper Johns, Lynda Benglis, Robert Morris, and Robert Rauschenberg. Many new artists have turned encaustics into a cross-disciplinary medium, extending its use from painting to collage, assemblage and printmaking.

Painting from the Natural World

Course No. CEPT 315 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Susan Danko
Dates September 19 – November 7 (Mondays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

In this course you will work from elements found in nature to create paintings that are inspired by their patterns and forms. You will come to more fully understand and appreciate the unique character of your subjects as you depict them in an array of styles ranging from realism to abstraction. Demonstrations and discussions will be provided to encourage experimentation and creative growth. This course is open to all levels of experience. Students may use any type of paint that they are comfortable working with in this class.

Watercolor Landscapes

Course No. CEPT 375 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Terry Clark
Dates September 22 – November 10 (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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