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Art Explorations Grades 5-6

Course No. YAFD 120
Cost $175 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-6
Room 302
Instructor Stephanie Miller-Davis
Dates September 26 - November 21 (no class October 24) (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12pm

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!

Cartooning 101

Course No. YAIL 100
Cost $175 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Room 300
Instructor Josh Usmani
Dates September 26 - November 21 (no class October 24) (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12pm

This class will be great for beginning and intermediate levels. Learn how to develop cartoon characters from a variety of sources. We will explore how to create cartoons beyond the character and learn a full range of techniques around this diverse genre. We will utilize lots of mediums including colored pencils, watercolor, pen and ink, and scratchboard. Group critiques and guest artists will enhance our cartooning adventure!

Creative Clay Studio

Course No. YACR 350
Cost $275 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Room 402
Dates September 26 - November 21 (no class October 24) (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.

Drawing Beyond the Pencil

Course No. YAFD 215
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Room 202
Instructor Candice Dangerfield
Dates September 26 - November 21 (no class October 24) (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm

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

Course No. YAPT 400
Cost $310 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Room 200
Instructor Melissa Harris
Dates September 26 - November 21 (no class October 24) (Saturdays) – 1–4pm

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.

Introduction to Sculpture

Course No. YASC 120
Cost $125 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 3-6
Room 301
Instructor Adriel Meyer
Dates September 26 - November 21 (no class October 24) (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12pm

In this class students will experiment with a variety of materials to create 3D artwork. We will look at art made by other artists as inspiration for our own creations. Each week students will use new materials to sculpt, bend, carve, mold and assemble one of a kind sculptures. This is a great class for the student who likes to experiment and build.

Painting Basics

Course No. YAPT 260
Cost $310 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 6-8
Room 301
Instructor Adriel Meyer
Dates September 26 - November 21 (no class October 24) (Saturdays) – 1–4pm

This is a great class for any student who is interested in really delving into the world of painting. Students will learn the fundamentals of creating a painting including composition, color and application. As a class we will learn how to prepare a canvas, sketch ideas, mix colors, and explore multiple painting tools and techniques. Paintings will be representational so each student will choose their own subject matter ranging from landscapes, still lifes, human and animal portraits.

Portfolio Preparation

Course No. YADR 700
Cost $375 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 10-12
Room 200
Instructor Eddie Mitchell
Dates September 26 - November 21 (no class October 24) (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12:30pm

This course will help you to put together a stronger portfolio needed in applying to art colleges, as well as the fabulous benefits of improving your drawing skills, the joys of trying different drawing materials, along with showing you what an art college is actually looking for in your portfolio. Besides enjoying the classroom explorations and drawings assigned outside the classroom, you will get to engage in the occasional critique in a fun and informative way. The goal of this course is to help you reach a higher level of skill in the creation of your own artwork. Parent permission is required for life drawing because of nude models.

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