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Painting Basics

Course No. YAPT 200
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Instructor Adriel Meyer
Dates February 11 - April 1 (Saturdays) – 9:30am - 12:00pm

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 00
Cost $375 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 10-12
Instructor Eddie Mitchell
Dates February 11 –April 1 (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.

Studio Foundations

Course No. YAFD 135 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Instructor Terry Clark
Dates February 11 –April 1 (Saturdays) – 1–4pm

In this introduction to drawing and painting in the studio environment, exposure to basic concepts and materials will offer you a strong foundation on which to build. The essential tools of an artist are the pencil and brush. You’ll use both, separately and combined, to generate multiple exercises and images. The elements and principles of color, perspective, shape, shading, and pattern are explored through projects. All of the projects will be guided by individual and written instructions. Every new challenge and concept will promote both your artistic confidence and vocabulary.

Young Artists Photography

Course No. YAPH 100 00
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 4-6
Instructor Nicole Bozickovich
Dates February 11 – April 1 (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12pm

This class will encourage creativity through photography. You will be introduced to key elements of photography including composition, portraits, landscapes, and more. Through experimentation and demonstrations, you will create images and begin to understand the medium as an art form. Emphasis will be placed on enjoyment, fun, and creativity. Please bring your own camera – any point-and-shoot model will do.

Pre-College Application

Pre-College Application

  • Applications can be submitted February 1 - April 15, 2017
  • Applicaitons for scholarship are due April 15, 2017

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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