Continuing Education . Classes
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.
Students will enjoy exploring endless possibilities for self-expression in many two- and three-dimensional media including drawing, painting, clay, printmaking, handmade books, sculpture, 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!
Art Foundations for the Aspiring Superhero
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.
Collage: Creative Techniques
This course will explore individuality along with imagery and color as elements for art-making to create uniquely personal visual statements. We will explore the relationships between ideas, personal experience and creativity through composing a collection of visual materials; images, papers, drawings, transfers and found objects. Students will be asked to bring in meaningful objects and imagery to incorporate with the materials provided. The challenge will be to develop a theme by linking each collage to the next, resulting in a body of work suitable for portfolio inclusion.
Creative Clay Studio
Course No. YACR 350
Cost $275 Register Now
Dates February 6 - March 26 (Saturdays) – 1–4pm
Young artists are welcome in the clay studio at 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. 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.
Creative Indigenous Crafts
Indigenous means belonging to a place. Crafts are often works of art that are useful in our everyday lives. Come and use your creativity as we discover indigenous crafts from different nations around the world. In this class, you will learn about crafts that are important in other cultures, and create your own imaginative version. We will present “how to” information and then help you make your indigenous-inspired craft a reality!
Drawing Beyond the Pencil
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 using the foundation of drawing and essential elements of visual art to practice, plan, and communicate creative ideas. What is the difference between looking and seeing? With class discussions, 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."
Face Value: Portraits
Try your hand…at the face! This fun and creative portraiture course not only focuses on the foundations of realistic representation, you will also learn to add your own expression and style through drawing and painting original portraits. Let’s find out what your imagination adds to a face you can already see! Great for all levels.
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Learn about NEXT, CIA's day-long event designed to help students learn more about pursuing a career in art or design.
Experience the life of an art student at CIA through this 2-week residential program.