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Drawing Beyond the Pencil

Course No. YAFD 215 00
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 5-8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Candice Dangerfield
Dates June 4 - June 15 (Monday-Friday) – 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Grades 5-8. 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 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.

About the instructor:

Candice Dangerfield teaches individual and small group classes at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Botanical Garden, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, at her studio in Elyria, and the Cleveland Institute of Art. She has a BFA in Drawing & Painting from BGSU, foundations from CIA, and Art Education licensure from Notre Dame College in Ohio. Candice's artwork has been recognized regionally and nationally. Most recently awarded “Best in Show” in Shaker Heights, her other exhibitions include: the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, and The Corcoran Museum in Washington, D.C.

Drawing Beyond the Pencil II

Course No. YAFD 245
Cost $255 Register Now
Sessions 10
Dates June 4-June 15 (Monday-Friday) – 1-4pm

Grades 6-9. Through visits to the Cleveland Museum of Art we will explore concepts of abstraction varying from that of Surrealist artists like Dalí, Miró, and Magritte; Cubist artists such as Picasso or Braque, Impressionists such as Degás and Monét; and Pop and Modern artists Andy Warhol and Chuck Close. Projects will include multimedia collage to create Cubism-inspired art, abstracted portraiture like Roualt, Modigliani, and Van Gogh; and action painting like Jackson Pollock. Explore, enrich, and expand your perceptions to create artwork that inspires and encourages new ways of seeing things. This is a great first art class for middle schoolers, or follow up class for students who have taken Drawing Beyond the Pencil.

Emerging Artists

Course No. YAFD 125 00
Cost $255 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 6-9
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Jody Amsden
Dates June 4 - June 15 (Monday-Friday) – 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

A fun overview course designed to allow each student to explore a variety of media, techniques, and methods. Projects focus on introducing and developing the elements of art (line, form, color, value, texture) and principles of design (balance, variety, harmony). We will examine some of the masters in painting as well as architecture. Projects will include engraving, Picasso-style self-portraits, and Frank Lloyd Wright's prairie-style windows. Students will experiment and create Tessellation prints and we will develop personal artist statements and learn of their importance. Students will be encouraged to use their imagination to allow creativity to emerge. Understanding and appreciation of self and others through art history, culture, and heritage is emphasized. Students will have the opportunity to make personal choices about the creation of their art.

About the instructor:

Jody Amsden earned a BFA in Architectural Design from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2007, and she has worked at several Top 100 interior design firms, including Fitch (Columbus), Interbrand DesignForum (Dayton), MillerZell (Atlanta), and Vocon (Cleveland). Combining an enthusiasm for art and an affinity for young artists, this marks her second summer as an instructor in CIA's Pre-College Program. In addition to her teaching post at CIA, Jody is currently working with Fitzgibbons Design as a freelance designer. She is a past recipient of the Albert K. Murray Scholarship for Academic Excellence at CIA.

Face Value: Portraits

Course No. YAPT 400 00
Cost $365 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 9-12
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Melissa Harris
Dates June 4 - June 15 (Monday-Friday) – 14pm
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.

Independent Portfolio Projects

Course No. YAFD 500 00
Cost $365 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 9-12
Instructor Zak Smoker
Dates June 4 - June 15 (Monday-Friday) – 9:30am - 12:30pm

Grades 9-12. With an emphasis on observational drawing, students will continue to develop their rendering skill while exploring what it means to communicate through image and object. Students in this course will learn to define the relationship between subject, form, and content (the three essential components of any artwork) through visits to the CMA and MOCA, and through discussion of their own work. They will learn about criteria that institutions of higher learning, galleries, and employers expect to see in a portfolio, and will complete the class with a series of drawings that are portfolio-ready. Based on the themes and direction of their own work, students will receive individual guidance and develop their own final project to complete the course.

Intro to Film Production

Course No. YAPH 300 00
Cost $365 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 9-12
Instructor David Thomas
Dates June 4 - June 15 (Monday-Friday) – 1pm-4pm

Grades 9-12. This course offers total immersion into the production of a film, produced by the entire class. A script will be created and polished, then pre-production will commence and all film departments (art, costumes, lighting, etc) will be handled by the group. We will create a shooting schedule, then film the scenes, and finally review editing techniques. The final result is a finished masterpiece that each student can take home on a flash drive. Materials for props and set design will be provided, students may also bring additional props and costume pieces from home if desired.

Jewelry + Metal Design

Course No. YAJM 100 00
Cost $365 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 9-12
Instructor Sydney Givens '18
Dates June 4 - June 15 (Monday-Friday) – 1pm-4pm

Grades 9-12. 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. Students will propose a final project which will be 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, additional materials may be purchased through the instructor.

Mastering Metal: Intro to MIG Welding

Course No. YASC 250 00
Cost $365 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 9-12
Dates June 4 - June 15 (Monday-Friday) – 9:30am - 12:30pm

Grades 9-12. In this course students will learn the basics of MIG welding, and will use this hands-on process to create a unique sculptural piece. We’ll learn how to weld steel and brass. Students will explore how these metals react to heat, and how you can manipulate them to create different and interesting forms. An important part of the class will be learning proper welding procedures and shop safety. No metals shop experience is necessary, but confidence and carefulness are required!

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