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About Face: Portraits

Course No. CEPT 100 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Melissa Harris
Dates February 9–March 30 (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
Instructor Terry Clark
Dates February 7 –March 28 (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 summer session are: Joan Miro, Piet Mondrian and Roy Lichtenstein.. 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. All of the paintings 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 February 8 – March 29 (Wednesdays) – 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
Instructor Susan Danko
Dates February 6 – March 27 (Mondays) – 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.

Encaustics: Painting with Hot Wax

Course No. CEPT 430 00
Cost $375 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor José Paul Sacaridiz
Dates February 6 - March 27 (Mondays) – 6-9pm

This new class will introduce you to the limitless creativity and techniques of painting with color in hot wax. 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. We will focus on the composition of basic colors, materials and mediums, as well as how they may be applied to achieve many diverse effects. You will lean to use various tools from brushes to knives for working the surface of your painting. Explore the selection of opaque and transparent colors to maximize layering effects, as well as the cross disciplinary possibilities of combining collage and even found object material into your work.

Introduction to Picture Book Illustration

Course No. CEIL 200 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Suzanne McGinness
Dates February 9 - March 30 (Thursdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Children’s book illustration is quite possibly the broadest expression of illustration in today’s applied art world. There is virtually no style or vision that is not approached. We will focus on the picture book niche of children’s books and simplify some of the common principles. Areas to be covered include history and overview of children’s book illustration; development of consistent character drawings; animation of children; story development; study of the form of a picture book; sequential art and storyboarding; and discussion and demonstration of materials on request. You will create an 8-12 page picture book mockup as well as a two-page spread of finished art. Previous drawing experience and proficiency in one or two media will ensure your success in this course. Let’s create a book!

Serial Painting and Drawing

Course No. CEPT 405 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Susan Danko
Dates February 9–March 30 (Thursdays) – 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.

Serial Painting and Drawing

Course No. CEPT 405 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Susan Danko
Dates February 9–March 30 (Thursdays) – 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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