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Advanced Cartooning

Course No. YAIL 400
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 8-12
Instructor Josh Usmani
Dates February 10 - March 31 (Saturdays) – 1:00-4:00pm

Do you know a kid who loves comics and cartoons? In this course, we’ll examine the more technical side of cartooning – both visually and conceptually. We will explore the history of cartooning – with emphasis on Cleveland’s role in the legacy. Students will learn professional standards and practices. We will work individually and collaborate in groups. This advanced cartooning class is meant for any kids who take comics seriously.

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 joshusmani.com.

Anatomy for the Artist

Course No. YADR 250 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Dates February 10 - March 31 (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the topical anatomy of the human figure through direct observation of the model. Students will gain an understanding of how surface anatomy builds the figure and what underlying structures create the solid forms of the human body. We will draw from the model using traditional drawing techniques, learning about body proportions, value, line, and form. Everything from quick and expressive gesture drawings to detailed anatomy illustrations will be covered! This class is great for high school students developing their portfolio, and anyone who wants to improve their observational drawing skills.

About the instructor:

Beth Halasz is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art with a MFA in Medical Illustration. She is a certified medical illustrator and previously worked for the Cleveland Clinic as a medical illustrator. She has worked for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History as a casting technician for the casting lab in physical anthropology, the Health Museum of Cleveland in exhibits and maintains her freelance medical illustration business. Outside clients include Horse Illustrated, Kendall-Hunt publishing, University Hospital, and others.

Anatomy for the Artist

Course No. YADR 250 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Dates February 10 - March 31 (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the topical anatomy of the human figure through direct observation of the model. Students will gain an understanding of how surface anatomy builds the figure and what underlying structures create the solid forms of the human body. We will draw from the model using traditional drawing techniques, learning about body proportions, value, line, and form. Everything from quick and expressive gesture drawings to detailed anatomy illustrations will be covered! This class is great for high school students developing their portfolio, and anyone who wants to improve their observational drawing skills.

About the instructor:

Beth Halasz is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art with a MFA in Medical Illustration. She is a certified medical illustrator and previously worked for the Cleveland Clinic as a medical illustrator. She has worked for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History as a casting technician for the casting lab in physical anthropology, the Health Museum of Cleveland in exhibits and maintains her freelance medical illustration business. Outside clients include Horse Illustrated, Kendall-Hunt publishing, University Hospital, and others.

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 February 10 - March 31 (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.

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 February 10 - March 31 (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.

Creative Clay Studio

Course No. YACR 350 00
Cost $250 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 6-10
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates February 10 - March 31 (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:

Eleni DiMaio is a ceramic artist living and working in Cleveland Ohio. Originally from Rhode Island, DiMaio graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art and fell in love with Cleveland and has lived here eleven years now. During her time at CIA she received a Viktor Schreckengost award for excellence in ceramics. She is a member of the Northern Ohio Clay Guild as well as Brick Ceramics in Collinwood. Her current work is attempting to draw attention to the beauty of ceramic materials by creating jewelry and housewares that are simple, graceful, and strong.



Creative Connections in Modern Art

Course No. YAFD 245 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 6-9
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Candice Dangerfield
Dates February 10 - March 31 (Saturdays) – 1:00-4:00pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Grades 6-9. 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. This is a great first art class for middle schoolers, or follow up class for students who have taken Drawing Beyond the Pencil.

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.

Drawing Beyond the Pencil

Course No. YAFD 215 00
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Candice Dangerfield
Dates February 10 - March 31 (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.

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