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Continuing Education . Classes

Continuing Education + Community Outreach

Advanced Cartooning

Course No. YAIL 400
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Instructor Josh Usmani
Dates February 11 - April 1 (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12:30pm

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.

Art Explorations

Course No. YAFD 120 00
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-6
Instructor Stephanie Miller-Davis
Dates February 11 – April 1 (Saturdays) – 9:30am - 12:00pm

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.

Art Foundations for the Aspiring Superhero

Course No. YAIL 500 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 8-12
Instructor Josh Usmani
Dates February 11 – April 1 (Saturdays) – 1-4pm

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.

Creative Clay Studio

Course No. YACR 350 00
Cost $250 Register Now
Sessions 7
Grades 6-10
Dates February 11 – April 1 (no class March 4) (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 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Instructor Candice Dangerfield
Dates February 11 – April 1 (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? 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.

Face Value: Portraits

Course No. YAPT 400 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Instructor Melissa Harris
Dates February 11 – April 1 (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.

Intermediate Drawing

Course No. YADR 300 00
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Instructor Elizabeth Beganyi Naugle
Dates February 11 – April 1 (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12:30pm

Build on the basics and expand your observational drawing skills! Ideas from Introduction to Drawing will be pushed to the next level as students draw from life, explore the principles of composition, color and dynamic mark making through a variety of media. We will learn from the figure, landscapes and still life to refine student drawing skills.

Introduction to Drawing

Course No. YADR 200
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Instructor Elizabeth Beganyi Naugle
Dates February 11 – April 1 (Saturdays) – 1-4pm

Learn the basics of drawing by knowing how to handle your pencil, creating a value chart, creating forms and fundamental strokes. This class will go over the art principles of perspective, values, light and shadow and composition. Feel confident knowing that once these basic skills are established, the sky is the limit. This class will focus on indoor composition as well as drawing nature outside the classroom.

TEACHER workshops

TEACHER workshops

October 22, 2016

Our fall TEACHER workshops offer a wide variety of professional development and art-making opportunities for K-12 educators.

Pre-College

Pre-College Program

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

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Support CIA

Show the world creativity matters: make a gift to the annual fund.

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Living Dangerously Exhibition

Reinberger Gallery’s fall exhibition opens November 4.

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