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Intro To Photoshop

Course No. CEDA 300 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Elizabeth Halasz
Dates June 4 - July 23 (Mondays) – 6pm - 9 pm

Photoshop is a photo editing, image creation, and graphic design software that uses a system of virtual layers to alter images that are brought into it, or build images from scratch. Students in this course will complete projects ranging from retouching and altering photos, to building an image from scratch, starting with a scanned sketch and adding digital color. This course will introduce the students to the basic application and the many creative options within the software use of Adobe Photoshop. They will become comfortable with the interface of the program, which translates into Adobe’s other products. Software and computers provided by CIA. No experience is necessary, but students should be comfortable computer users. This adult class also welcomes students in grades 10-12.

Modern Art: History and Drawing

Course No. CEDR 225 00
Cost $300 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates June 6 - August 1 (Wednesdays) – 6pm - 9pm

In this class students will learn the basic concepts and history behind key 20th century art movements such as cubism, expressionism, surrealism, etc. We’ll then create experimental drawings using the concepts, processes and themes of each art movement we study. It will be a great way to enhance your drawing skills, learn the basics of modern art history, and get a deeper understanding and appreciation of modern art.

Studio Painting in Acrylic

Course No. CEPT 425 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates June 4 - July 23 (Monday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

This studio painting course will help guide you toward developing individual ideas within your work while broadening your painting vocabulary and skills. Through discussion and demonstration you’ll learn concepts and techniques to use as you create your work. We’ll focus on developing the ability to work at an independent advanced level. Open to intermediate to advanced students.

Watercolor Landscapes

Course No. CEPT 375 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Terry Clark
Dates June 4 - July 23 (Mondays) – 6-9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

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 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.

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.

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