Continuing Education . Classes
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
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.
Art with the Masters
Course No. YAPT 210 00
Instructor Elizabeth Beganyi Naugle
Dates September 24 – November 19 (No class October 22) (Saturdays) – 12:30-3:00pm
This course will focus on the Master Artist’s work, from Picasso to Dali. Each class session we will study the work of a particular artist in depth, including their life history and inspirations. We will look at examples of their style, process and mediums, which students will then use to create their own masterpiece. This syllabus is flexible as we move through the various decades of artwork, and students are encouraged to explore their own creative voice while learning about these great artists!
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!
Contemporary Printmaking: Screen Printing
This course offers an overview of contemporary printmaking practices with a focus on screen printing as a medium, including a brief history of its uses through media, art, and fashion. Students will learn the process of creating their own screen design and multiple ways in which it can be reproduced onto different mediums. Throughout the course students will learn of the importance of printmaking in media & culture and the history of the practice using notable artists such as Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg. The final project will allow for students to print a final design on a T-Shirt as a take away.
Creative Clay Studio
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
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
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.