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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 7 - March 28 (Wednesdays) – 6-9pm
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!

Introduction to Printmaking: Screenprinting, Relief and Monotype

Course No. CEPM 120 00
Cost $345 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates February 7 - March 28 (Wednesday) – 6-9pm

Learn the basics of three unique printmaking processes: screenprinting, relief and monotype. Fundamental techniques will be covered, including carving and printing linoleum blocks, exposing images to screens, printing and color mixing. Prints will be created both by hand and with a press. We will also explore mixing these different techniques to create wonderfully layered images. Open to all, this is a great course for anyone interested in making beautiful prints by hand. This course is being offered as a process sampler, allowing students an introductory experience to printmaking, and will also support those students who would like to build upon previous printmaking experiences.

About the instructor:

Anna Tararova was born in Russia and currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio. She received an MFA in Printmaking from Ohio University. Anna is a printmaker and papermaker. She completed artist residencies at Women’s Studio Workshop, The Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago, The Morgan Conservatory, and Dundee Contemporary Arts. She is the Gallery and Artist Opportunities coordinator at the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation. See her work at AnnaTararova.com

Seeing and Drawing for the First Time

Course No. CEDR 105 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Josť Paul Sacaridiz
Dates February 6 - March 27 (Tuesdays) – 6-9pm

Learn to see how an artist sees in this step-by-step comprehensive no tricks course. Observe closely what is right before your eyes and forget everything else you know. From a simple line to shape, form to structure, light to dark, grouping to composition, your drawing skills will quickly develop before your eyes. Through visual demonstrations and individualized assistance, the instructor will teach the fundamental understandings and techniques to help you succeed. The results will be eye opening! Open to students in grades 10-12.

About the instructor:

José Paul Sacaridiz studied Drawing and Painting at Pratt Institute in New York and the National Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy. He received his BA with a dual major in both Painting and Creative Writing from The State University of New York. After serving for many years as Senior Creative Director of Scholastic Inc., NY, he turned to academia full-time, teaching as an adjunct instructor of art and design. José maintains a full-time studio for the teaching of private students, special needs populations, and workshop intensives. He has had more than twenty solo exhibitions throughout the Northeast and Midwest in corporate, academic, and private gallery venues. José’s work can be viewed at josesacaridiz.com.

Watercolor Landscapes

Course No. CEPT 375 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Terry Clark
Dates February 7 - March 28 (Wednesdays) – 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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