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About Face: Portraits

Course No. CEPT 100 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Melissa Harris
Dates June 7 - July 26 (Thursdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

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!

About the instructor:

Melissa Harris has taught for CIA’s Continuing Education program for 6 years now. Graduating from Cleveland State University with a BA in Studio Arts, Melissa continues to stay active in the Cleveland art scene. She has shown her work in galleries throughout the Cleveland area, including Doubting Thomas, Serefino, Walleye, and the gallery at Cleveland State. Her work has also hung at many establishments throughout the area including La Cav du Vin in Coventry and the Lyndhurst Courthouse. She continues to work out of her home studio where she also provides private lessons.

Abstract Painting

Course No. CEPT 350 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Terry Clark
Dates June 5 - July 24 (Tuesdays) – 6:00-9:00pm
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 class introduces concepts and techniques used by masters of Abstraction. Three different artists will influence the class direction, including Claude Monet, Jackson Pollock, and Josef Albers. Ideas discussed and practiced in class include: color as subject, painting as object, and multiple process applications. Two paintings will be made from each artist. The first painting will be small in scale, simple, and is considered a study or investigation piece. The second painting will be large in scale, complex, and is considered a final or finished piece. All of the paintings aim to visually emulate specific styles. Acrylic paint application and color mixing will be presented through instructor demonstrations.

About the instructor:

Terry J. Clark II earned his MFA in Painting from Kent State University in 2004 and his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2002. Terry’s artwork has been featured at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ingenuity Festival, CSU Art Gallery, and is included in the MetroHealth art collection. Terry has taught studio art classes at both Cleveland State University and the Cleveland Institute of Art since 2008. Terry paints with both acrylic and watercolor paints. He also makes sculpture from found objects. His subject matter inspiration comes from earth science and the natural environment. The concepts of natural light, optics, and color are reoccurring themes found in his artwork.

Beginning Painting

Course No. CEPT 110 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Susan Danko
Dates June 6 - August 1 (Wednesdays) – 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.

About the instructor:

Susan Danko received a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1998 and has a successful career as a fine art painter. She is a 2013 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award recipient. Her work is included in prominent art collections including the Cleveland Clinic, the Ohio Arts Council, and First Energy Corporation. Susan is represented by Bonfoey Gallery in Cleveland. Examples of her work may be viewed on her website: susandanko.com.

Color Theory Basics

Course No. CEFD 115 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates June 5 - July 24 (Tuesdays) – 6pm - 9pm

This introductory course focuses on color studies with emphasis on the elements and principles of visual art. You will create color-concept designs that incorporate complementary colors, color harmonies, color contrasts and hue saturation. Shades, tints and tones will be explored using primary, secondary and tertiary colors. This program is for beginning art students through advanced artists in both fine and applied arts. Students will develop ideas and learn techniques that lead to the creation of outstanding visual artworks. Advanced artists may use this course to brush up on color studies and design principles.

Contemporary Printmaking Processes: Letterpress

Course No. CEPM 275 00
Cost $350 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates June 5 - July 24 (Tuesdays) – 6pm - 9pm

This class will explore the craft and versatility of letterpress printing. You will be introduced to a variety of image-making processes including pressure printing, photopolymer plate printing, and relief printing with type high collographs, found objects, and hand carved linoleum blocks. By the end of class you will have produced a variety of printed matter and learned a range of printing techniques. You will also be able to print comfortably and will allow you to take advantage of letterpress facilities at community print spaces such as Zygote Press and the Morgan Conservatory.

Design and Illustrate Your Picture Book

Course No. CEIL 210 00
Cost $285 Register Now
Sessions 7
Dates June 6 - August 1 (Wednesdays) – 6pm - 9pm

Do you have a story you want to illustrate? In this class we will focus on every aspect of developing your picture book. You will bring your character/concept to life, learn to allow the illustrations to communicate to your reader, create fun and interesting page layouts, and ultimately come out with a page-turning “dummy" or sample book. Come to class with your story, it doesn’t matter if your story is polished or rough. The goal of this class is to understand how to develop your narrative into a cohesive and intriguing piece of work, where words, images and page layout all work together in harmony to make your story come alive in the mind of your reader.

Design and Illustrate Your Picture Book

Course No. CEIL 210 00
Cost $285 Register Now
Sessions 7
Dates June 6 - August 1 (Wednesdays) – 6pm - 9pm

Do you have a story you want to illustrate? In this class we will focus on every aspect of developing your picture book. You will bring your character/concept to life, learn to allow the illustrations to communicate to your reader, create fun and interesting page layouts, and ultimately come out with a page-turning “dummy" or sample book. Come to class with your story, it doesn’t matter if your story is polished or rough. The goal of this class is to understand how to develop your narrative into a cohesive and intriguing piece of work, where words, images and page layout all work together in harmony to make your story come alive in the mind of your reader.

Designing Illustrative Type

Course No. CEIL 250 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates June 7 - July 26 (Thursdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

This course will explore the expressive connection between type and illustration. Students will begin by learning how to create initial letters from basic geometric forms. From there you'll add illustrative qualities to each letter, and as a final result will design a unique alphabet that will enable you to create customized words and sentences. Each class will have a brief lecture and demo, with the remainder of the class as work time. This course will utilize Adobe Illustrator, and requires a basic understanding of the Adobe Creative suite. Students will do at-home research between classes to get the most out of this course. In-class use of software and computers provided by CIA.

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