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Portfolio Preparation: Drawing from Life

Course No. YADR 700 00
Cost $365 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 10-12
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Eddie Mitchell
Dates June 4 - June 15 (Monday-Friday) – 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.

Stop Motion Animation

Course No. YADA 175 00
Cost $365 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 8-12
Instructor Adri Nerone
Dates June 4 - June 15 (Monday-Friday) – 9:30am - 12:30pm

Grades 8-12. Students will learn the basics of creating their own short stop motion animation, including film language, shot types, storyboarding, shooting an animation, and editing. To get inspired we’ll watch a variety of different types of stop motion animations in class. Each student will then construct a set and characters out of mixed media, clay and armatures. Students will work in our computer lab with Adobe Premier to add sound and other special effects to their piece. At the end of class each student will have a finished animation saved on a flash drive to take home. Students must bring their own digital camera and tripod to class. No previous knowledge of Adobe Premier necessary. Software and computers provided by CIA.

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