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Drawing the Line

Course No. CEDR400.00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates September 20-November 8 (Thursday) – 6:30-9:30pm

Explore the importance of the line in drawing practice through intermediate drawing topics such as line weight, expressive mark, and line as a conceptual tool, in addition to an emphasized attentiveness to appropriate material choice. This class will include lectures on the history of drawing as well as contemporary art. We will also consider the limitations of drawing (or lack thereof), including line as it exists in sculpture, photography, and other media.

Introduction to Picture Book Illustration

Course No. CEIL200.00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates September 20-November 8 (Thursday) – 6:30-9:30pm

Children's book illustration is quite possibly the broadest expression of illustration in today's 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, animals, and inanimate objects; 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!

Oil Pastels: Two Mediums in One Hand

Course No. CEPT200.00
Cost $290 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates September 17-November 5 (Monday) – 6:30-9:00pm

Oil pastel combines the creamy consistency, color, and feel of oil colors with the spontaneity, feel, contro,l and ease of drawing with chalk pastels. Vibrant colors in stick form can be applied to many different surfaces as thick strokes of line, light passages of color, heavy impasto, and delicate washes. When combined with color pencil for accent, a startling degree of detail can be achieved. We will work on a variety of subject matter in both the studio as well as plein air in nearby University Circle and the adjoining gardens. Use of a camera is for further reference material is suggested.

Open Studio Painting

Course No. CEPT400.00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates September 18-November 6 (Tuesday) – 6:30-9:30pm

Plan and create an individualized project using the paint and materials of your choice. This open studio will provide you with the opportunity to work and grow among your peers in a friendly, supportive environment. Instruction and critique sessions will provide guidance to develop your ideas, chart your progress, and bring your project from concept to completion. This studio is open to beginning through advanced painting students who are self-motivated and capable of working independently.

Portrait Drawing + Painting

Course No. CEFD400.01
Cost $175 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 4
Dates September 17-November 5, part I (Monday) – 6-9pm

Would you like individualized instruction in both drawing and painting portraits in oil? Then this is the class for you! Working with long poses, you will have time to develop an accurate likeness of the sitter. Demonstrations will be done in charcoal and oil paint. The core of lessons will be based on anatomy, proportion, drawing value, edges, planes of the head, composition, lighting, and posing the model. Bring your chosen medium. If you are new to working from life, start with drawing. Previous study helpful, but not required.

Portrait Drawing + Painting

Course No. CEFD400.02
Cost $175 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 4
Dates October 15-November 5, part II (Monday) – 6-9pm
Faculty Mark Bassett

Would you like individualized instruction in both drawing and painting portraits in oil? Then this is the class for you! Working with long poses, you will have time to develop an accurate likeness of the sitter. Demonstrations will be done in charcoal and oil paint. The core of lessons will be based on anatomy, proportion, drawing value, edges, planes of the head, composition, lighting, and posing the model. Bring your chosen medium. If you are new to working from life, start with drawing. Previous study helpful, but not required.

Techniques in Classical Still Life Painting

Course No. CEPT450.00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates September 20-November 8 no class Oct. 20 (Thursday) – 6:30-9:30pm

Considering creative basics, this is a comprehensive study of the "still life." Understanding why many of the old masters spent prime-time fine-tuning their skills in this genre makes us pause and wonder what this knowledge could do for us as 21st Century artists. Still life covers essentially a great many of the challenges you'll deal with in realistic painting. This is a most valuable and beautiful kind of painting. We will work in oil or pastel from still life set-ups, concentrating on color, composition, design, and drawing. This class is especially for portrait painters, for what is a portrait, but another kind of still life. Bring a portfolio of your best work to the first class (approximately six pieces, photos are fine).

The Nature of Impression, Painting in the Botanical Gardens

Course No. CEPT400.00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates September 22-November 10 (Saturday) – 10am-12:30pm
Faculty David Hart

Let the beauty and fall colors of nature at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens embrace your creative spirit and your art. Early morning walks of exploration and inspiration will stir you to create works on paper using a variety of mediums including oil pastel, soft pastel, watercolor, and color pencil. Whether inspired like Georgia O'Keeffe by the beauty of a single flower, or the breathtaking heritage of Monet's gardens at Giverny, you'll no doubt find the experience one of total tranquility and creativity. Use of a camera for further reference material is encouraged. Open to all levels.

BASIC Program

BASIC Program

April 18, 2015

Our Fall BASIC courses offer a wide variety of opportunities for K-12 educators.

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Pre-College Program

Experience the life of an art student at CIA through this 2-week residential program.

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