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Face Value: Portraits

Course No. YAPT 400 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Melissa Harris
Dates September 23 - November 18 (Saturdays) – 1–4pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

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.

About the instructor:

Melissa Harris has taught for CIA’s Continuing Education program for 6 years now. Graduating from Cleveland State University with a BA in Studio Arts, Melissa continues to stay active in the Cleveland art scene. She has shown her work in galleries throughout the Cleveland area, including Doubting Thomas, Serefino, Walleye, and the gallery at Cleveland State. Her work has also hung at many establishments throughout the area including La Cav du Vin in Coventry and the Lyndhurst Courthouse. She continues to work out of her home studio where she also provides private lessons.

Intermediate Drawing

Course No. YADR 300 00
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Elizabeth Beganyi Naugle
Dates September 23 - November 18 (Saturdays) – 1-4pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

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. Prerequisite: Introduction to Drawing, or similar course.

About the instructor:

Elizabeth Beganyi Naugle began her art career at Cleveland Institute of Art studying the Foundation program for two years, and then moved to New York to attend New York University with an intended double major in Art History/Archaeology. She ended up graduating from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor’s in Art (Drawing) with Education Licensure. She has recently completed her Masters in Business from Baldwin Wallace and currently works at the Cleveland Clinic as a Project Manager in the Office of Construction. This year marks her seventeenth year with the Clinic. She has decided to come back to the Continuing Education program to continue her passion for teaching art.

Introduction to Drawing

Course No. YADR 200
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Instructor Elizabeth Beganyi Naugle
Dates September 23 - November 18 (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm

Grades 5-8. 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, shadow and composition. Feel confident knowing that once these basic skills are established, the sky is the limit. We will focus on indoor composition as well as drawing nature outside the classroom.

About the instructor:

Elizabeth Beganyi Naugle began her art career at Cleveland Institute of Art studying the Foundation program for two years, and then moved to New York to attend New York University with an intended double major in Art History/Archaeology. She ended up graduating from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor’s in Art (Drawing) with Education Licensure. She has recently completed her Masters in Business from Baldwin Wallace and currently works at the Cleveland Clinic as a Project Manager in the Office of Construction. This year marks her seventeenth year with the Clinic. She has decided to come back to the Continuing Education program to continue her passion for teaching art.

Portfolio Preparation

Course No. YADR 700 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 10-12
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Eddie Mitchell
Dates September 23 - November 18 (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

This course will help you to put together a stronger portfolio needed in applying to art colleges, and show you what an art college is actually looking for in your portfolio. It also provides the fabulous benefits of improving your drawing skills as you experiment with different drawing materials. 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.

About the instructor:

Eddie Mitchell received his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in painting and drawing in 1987 with a top traveling scholarship award. Eddie has taught art classes at Lakeland Community College for the past 22 years. At CIA, he has facilitated the evening life drawing classes, taught the Pre-College summer program, and the Portfolio Preparation class since 2009. He has maintained a full-time studio for the past 28 years. His work is represented in several galleries across the country. Eddie has been in over 150 art shows, created numerous commissioned pieces for public locations, and has sold over 1,000 paintings.

Young Artists Jewelry + Metalsmithing

Course No. YAJM 100 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 23 - November 18 (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Learn the fundamental skills needed to create jewelry and small metalwork. You'll use copper and brass to create samples in sawing, filing, stamping, casting, soldering, and finishing. A final project will be worked on throughout the class and completed by the end of the class. Projects could include bracelets, earrings, rings, necklaces, or small metal sculptures. These can be made in sterling silver at an extra cost, if desired. Open to beginners as well as intermediate students. More advanced students will be encouraged to work on independent projects. Most materials are included in the cost of the class.

About the instructor:

Sydney Givens is pursuing a BFA in Jewelry + Metals at CIA. She has co-chaired the Student Holiday Sale, assisted with a Pre-College course, exhibited at the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center, and participated in CIA’s annual fashion show. Sydney currently works at Sands Company Jewelers. Before she moved to Cleveland, she helped teach children’s art classes at the Carnegie Museum of Art and served as a personal assistant to Pittsburgh jeweler Diane Wilson. Her primary areas of interest are sculptural jewelry and functional objects that involve raw materials, geometric forms, and experimental processes.

Young Artists Photography

Course No. YAPH 100 00
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Nicole Bozickovich
Dates September 23 - November 18 (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

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.

About the instructor:

Nicole Bozickovich, Photography major ’14, has focused on her interests—photography and childhood education. She has taught art to children in the Freedom Schools program at the East Cleveland Neighborhood Center, as well as photographed concerts for Live Nation, which published some of her work on its website. Her BFA Thesis show at CIA has focused on photographing objects used to abuse children and bringing awareness to child abuse. She currently is the art instructor at STEAM Academy of Akron teaching art to grades K-5. She hopes to continue to grow with children and teach them art as well as support the community and local charter schools in the greater Cleveland area.

Young Artists Printmaking

Course No. YAPM 100 00
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 23 - November 18 (Saturdays) – 1-4pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Explore printmaking with linocut, monotype, and alternative lithography, as well as working with found objects, and organic stamping as well. Students will develop their images through drawing and tracing, after which they will learn various methods for transferring their images onto the medium: creating prints. The images developed will be individual works of art but we will also be used to produce greeting cards, calendars, and personal monograms. These processes are very expressive and inspire other experimental methods of printing, so come ready to explore new methods!

About the instructor:

Heather McClellan was trained as an illustrator at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Heather’s eclectic career has ranged from running a ceramics art studio under the direction of Viktor Schreckengost to appearing on national television in Vietnam to explain her unique interpretation of local lacquer painting techniques. A mother of four children and wife of an international policy advisor, Heather’s art experience has been punctuated and enhanced by frequent moves, periodic hiatus, and exposure to the cultures of dozens of countries.

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