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About Face: Portraits

Course No. CEPT 100 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 306
Dates February 2–March 22 (Tuesdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 306

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
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 201
Dates February 2–March 22 (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: Experimental Approaches

Course No. CEPT 425 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 300
Dates February 1–March 21 (Mondays) – 6:30–9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 300

Push beyond the ordinary to develop your creative potential. In this acrylic painting course you will participate in a series of exercises designed to facilitate creative experimentation with materials and concepts. Subjects will include gesture, fracture, motion, contrast, intuition, discord, expression, and imagination. A personal approach to art making is encouraged. Individual and group critiques will be conducted to reinforce issues addressed in class.

Art and the Museum

Course No. CEFD 160 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 305
Dates February 3 - March 23 (Wednesdays) – 6–9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 305

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
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 306
Dates February 2–March 22 (Tuesdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 306

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.

Introduction to Picture Book Illustration

Course No. CEIL 200 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 305
Instructor Suzanne McGinness
Dates February 1 - March 22 (Mondays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 305

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!

Still Life Painting

Course No. CEPT 140 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates February 3 - March 23 (Wednesdays) – 6:30–9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Using oil paints and traditional methods, students will develop 2 different paintings on canvas of various still life arrangements. This class is beneficial for any level of artist. The beginner will learn basic drawing, composition, color theory, and paint handling. The intermediate to advanced will greatly benefit from a refresher course in fundamentals. The style and techniques taught and demonstrated will be grounded in realism, however expressive brush strokes and Impressionist styles are encouraged.

The Painted Word: Ideas and Expression

Course No. CEDR 120 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 201
Dates February 1 - March 22 (Mondays) – 6:30–9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 201

This class stresses that making art is not simply about the accurate depiction of objects. Our decisions on what to create are based largely upon our ideas and feelings as well as the methods and materials we choose to represent them. How we express our feelings will be further enhanced by the use of words as symbols, color as emotion, and objects as metaphor. Through one-on-one discussions, your instructor will help you focus your thoughts and objectives. You will be guided through your choice of subject matter, and selection of combining different techniques, from drawing and painting to writing, stencil and transfer. This course is designed specifically to allow you to shape your ideas, whether subtle or commanding, into personal expressions in art.

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