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Art Explorations

Course No. YAFD 120 00
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Stephanie Miller-Davis
Dates September 23 - November 18 (Saturdays) – 9:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Enjoy exploring endless possibilities for self-expression in many two- and three-dimensional media including drawing, painting, printmaking, handmade books, and more. We will visit the Cleveland Museum of Art where we will derive inspiration from various historical and contemporary cultural influences. We'll have fun doing different things every day.

About the instructor:

Stephanie Miller-Davis recently retired after teaching art for 35 years in public schools. In 2001, she was recognized as an Outstanding Art Teacher by the Ohio Art Education Association. Her preferred medium is clay. Stephanie’s work has recently been featured at Tri-C Eastern Campus Gallery, Heights Arts, and the River Gallery in Rocky River. She is currently working in a new warehouse studio location producing mainly functional ceramics.

Art Foundations for the Aspiring Illustrator

Course No. YAIL 500 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Josh Usmani
Dates September 23 - November 18 (Saturdays) – 1-4pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Many young artists appreciate the art they encounter and interact with on a daily basis–cartoons, comics, movies, video games, etc. Using pop culture references, our projects will introduce children and teens to the foundation of fine art—including still life, portraiture, life drawing and more. Imagine Batman as a figure drawing model or your favorite toy in a still life with objects treasured by your classmates. Students gain an understanding of composition, value, scale, color, form, perspective, basic anatomy, texture and much more while exploring and creating the worlds of superheroes. This class is perfect for students who have taken Cartooning 101 and Advanced Cartooning.

About the instructor:

Josh Usmani graduated with a BA in Painting from Cleveland State University in 2013. Before graduation, his work had already been featured in over 100 local and regional exhibitions. He is the Visual Arts Editor at Cleveland Scene Magazine, as well as co-director of Popeye Gallery at Survival Kit at 78th Street Studios. He also teaches cartooning classes for an after-school program at Campus International School. His artwork is represented by Tregoning & Company in Cleveland. View his work at http://joshusmani.com.

Asian Inspired Art: Character Development

Course No. YAIL 200 00
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 23 - November 18 (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

In this course, high school students will explore Asian arts, both contemporary and traditional, through the lens of character development. Instructor Kedan James will bring what he learned during his year in China to the classroom. Students will begin the course focusing on character design: detailing background stories, developing sketches, and creating final images as digital painting. Students will also learn the art of Chinese rigged fan illustration. Using the background story and imagery from their developed characters, students will use mixed media approach to create scenes of the worlds from which their characters emerged.

About the instructor:

Kedan James graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2014. He studied Game Design with a focus in Glass Blowing. After graduation, James received an opportunity to work in China for a year where he taught both art and English to both kids and teens. While living in China he had the chance to travel, which allowed him to learn and observe the aesthetics of their culture. Kedan hopes to share what he has learned, both at CIA and abroad.

Cartooning 101

Course No. YAIL 100 00
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Josh Usmani
Dates September 23 - November 18 (Saturdays) – 9:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Cartooning 101 is a studio course for young, aspiring cartoonists, designed to introduce and develop a diverse set of skills around this eclectic medium. Students will work individually and collaboratively to develop their own characters and stories. We will explore a variety of media – including colored pencil, watercolor, markers, pen and ink and scratchboard. While the class is primarily a studio course, lectures will introduce students to the nature and history of cartooning – with a specific focus on Cleveland’s influential cartooning professionals.

About the instructor:

Josh Usmani graduated with a BA in Painting from Cleveland State University in 2013. Before graduation, his work had already been featured in over 100 local and regional exhibitions. He is the Visual Arts Editor at Cleveland Scene Magazine, as well as co-director of Popeye Gallery at Survival Kit at 78th Street Studios. He also teaches cartooning classes for an after-school program at Campus International School. His artwork is represented by Tregoning & Company in Cleveland. View his work at http://joshusmani.com.

Color and Form

Course No. YAFD 245 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 6-10
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Candice Dangerfield
Dates September 23 - November 18 (Saturdays) – 1:00-4:00pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Grades 6-10experience the many faces of Abstract Art through the eyes of the artists who invented - or dared to express - new ways of seeing things. Through visits to the Cleveland Museum of Art we will explore concepts of abstraction varying from that of Surrealist artists like Dalí, Miró, and Magritte; Cubist artists such as Picasso or Braque, Impressionists such as Degás and Monét; and Pop and Modern artists Andy Warhol and Chuck Close. Projects will include multimedia collage to create Cubism-inspired art, abstracted portraiture like Roualt, Modigliani, and Van Gogh; and action painting like Jackson Pollock. Explore, enrich, and expand your perceptions to create artwork that inspires and encourages new ways of seeing things.

About the instructor:

Candice Dangerfield teaches individual and small group classes at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Botanical Garden, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, at her studio in Elyria, and the Cleveland Institute of Art. She has a BFA in Drawing & Painting from BGSU, foundations from CIA, and Art Education licensure from Notre Dame College in Ohio. Candice's artwork has been recognized regionally and nationally. Most recently awarded “Best in Show” in Shaker Heights, her other exhibitions include: the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, and The Corcoran Museum in Washington, D.C.

Creative Clay Studio

Course No. YACR 350 00
Cost $275 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 6-10
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 23 - November 18 (Saturdays) – 14pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Young artists are welcome in the clay studio at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Explore your imagination by creating sculpture and pottery through the use of this tactile material. You will learn the skills of hand-building and working on the potter's wheel as you develop and translate your ideas into three-dimensional works of art. You will finish off your creations with high temperature (2350° F) glazes that will be fired off in our professional level kilns. High school students have the opportunity to develop their portfolios for high school or college admission. Be prepared to get messy! Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear (old t-shirts and sneakers are best; no open-toed shoes). All skill levels are welcome.

About the instructor:

Meghan Calvert earned her BFA in Ceramics from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2016. She is grateful to have had the opportunity work for several Cleveland artists over the years; she is currently a studio assistant to Lauren Herzak-Bauman in Lakewood. Her own work focuses on exploring the boundaries of ceramic as a material while taking influence from her love of drawing.

Drawing Beyond the Pencil

Course No. YAFD 215 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Candice Dangerfield
Dates September 23 - November 18 (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Grades 5-8. Sharpen your drawing skills and expand your artistic horizons using a variety of traditional and non-traditional materials. You will take your drawing abilities to a whole new level with projects designed to expand the application of fundamental drawing practices in new ways. We will establish the importance of keeping sketchbooks to practice, plan, and communicate creative ideas. What is the difference between looking and seeing? Through inspirational field trips to University Circle institutions like the Cleveland Museum of Art and class discussion, we will address this question as essential to the creative processes of the visual artist. Students of all skill levels are welcome to explore a variety of media and techniques to create artwork beyond the boundaries of what we commonly known as "drawing." This class is suitable for beginners as well as intermediate levels. Modified projects will provide repeat students a new experience every time.

About the instructor:

Candice Dangerfield teaches individual and small group classes at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Botanical Garden, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, at her studio in Elyria, and the Cleveland Institute of Art. She has a BFA in Drawing & Painting from BGSU, foundations from CIA, and Art Education licensure from Notre Dame College in Ohio. Candice's artwork has been recognized regionally and nationally. Most recently awarded “Best in Show” in Shaker Heights, her other exhibitions include: the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, and The Corcoran Museum in Washington, D.C.

Emerging Artists

Course No. YAFD 125 00
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-9
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 23 - November 18 (Saturdays) – 1:00-4:00pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

A fun overview course designed to allow each student to explore a variety of media, techniques, and methods. Projects focus on introducing and developing the elements of art (line, form, color, value, texture) and principles of design (balance, variety, harmony). We will examine some of the masters in painting as well as architecture. Projects will include engraving, Picasso-style self-portraits, and Frank Lloyd Wright's prairie-style windows. Students will experiment and create Tessellation prints and we will develop personal artist statements and learn of their importance. Students will be encouraged to use their imagination to allow creativity to emerge. Understanding and appreciation of self and others through art history, culture, and heritage is emphasized. Students will have the opportunity to make personal choices about the creation of their art.

About the instructor:

Jody Amsden earned a BFA in Architectural Design from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2007, and she has worked at several Top 100 interior design firms, including Fitch (Columbus), Interbrand DesignForum (Dayton), MillerZell (Atlanta), and Vocon (Cleveland). Combining an enthusiasm for art and an affinity for young artists, this marks her second summer as an instructor in CIA's Pre-College Program. In addition to her teaching post at CIA, Jody is currently working with Fitzgibbons Design as a freelance designer. She is a past recipient of the Albert K. Murray Scholarship for Academic Excellence at CIA.

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