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0 to 360: Computer Aided Design

Course No. YAID 100 00
Cost $345 Register Now
Sessions 9
Grades 9-12
Instructor Scott Goss
Dates June 5 - June 15 (Monday-Friday) – 14pm

Grades 9-12. In this course students will be given instruction on computer-aided design, or CAD, using the Fusion 360 program. Lessons will include how to measure and design models from scratch, create 2D drawings, renderings, animations, and how to set up files for printing. The class will culminate with a 3D printed object using CWRU's think[box]. This is a great course for any budding maker, engineering enthusiast, product designer or any creative student interested in learning CAD. Knowledge of basic math skills, including geometry, is helpful. Students should be prepared to take notes and utilize ideation sketching that their designs will be based upon. Software and computers provided by CIA.

About Face: Portraits

Course No. CEPT 100 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Melissa Harris
Dates June 7 - July 26 (Thursdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

This course is an exploration in the history and art of portraiture. Learn to open your eye and steady your hand! In this course focus on rendering skills, while also exploring creative ways to interpret personality and expression. From realistic model drawing/painting to more abstracted methods of representation, this course is great for both practice and trying new things. All levels from beginners to portraitists are welcome!

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.

Abstract Painting

Course No. CEPT 350 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Terry Clark
Dates June 5 - July 24 (Tuesdays) – 6:00-9:00pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Abstract painting is a conscious breakaway from traditional realistic painting. A unique decision made over a century ago retains great value today. Since then, many abstract artists have made important contributions to the art world. Perhaps one of the most significant contributions was changing the public perception of what art should represent. The class introduces concepts and techniques used by masters of Abstraction. Three different artists will influence the class direction, including Claude Monet, Jackson Pollock, and Josef Albers. Ideas discussed and practiced in class include: color as subject, painting as object, and multiple process applications. Two paintings will be made from each artist. The first painting will be small in scale, simple, and is considered a study or investigation piece. The second painting will be large in scale, complex, and is considered a final or finished piece. All of the paintings aim to visually emulate specific styles. Acrylic paint application and color mixing will be presented through instructor demonstrations.

About the instructor:

Terry J. Clark II earned his MFA in Painting from Kent State University in 2004 and his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2002. Terry’s artwork has been featured at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ingenuity Festival, CSU Art Gallery, and is included in the MetroHealth art collection. Terry has taught studio art classes at both Cleveland State University and the Cleveland Institute of Art since 2008. Terry paints with both acrylic and watercolor paints. He also makes sculpture from found objects. His subject matter inspiration comes from earth science and the natural environment. The concepts of natural light, optics, and color are reoccurring themes found in his artwork.

Animation with Adobe After Effects

Course No. CEAN 110 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Adri Nerone
Dates June 7 - July 26 (Thursdays) – 6pm - 9pm

In this class you will learn how to create a simple animation using a combination of Adobe Photoshop and After Effects. Each student will start out by creating storyboard for their animation to plan the narrative and various shots. You will then create a scene and character in Photoshop and learn how to construct elements using basic tools and layers. In After Effects we’ll learn how to use to add movement, sound and other special effects. Each student will leave with a finished 30-second animation. Working knowledge of Photoshop required. Software and computers are provided by CIA. This adult class is also open to students in grades 10-12.

Art Explorations

Course No. YAFD 120 00
Cost $255 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 5-8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates June 4 - June 15 (Monday-Friday) – 9:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

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.

About the instructor:

Stephanie Miller-Davis recently retired after teaching art for 35 years in public schools. In 2001, she was recognized as an Outstanding Art Teacher by the Ohio Art Education Association. Her preferred medium is clay. Stephanie’s work has recently been featured at Tri-C Eastern Campus Gallery, Heights Arts, and the River Gallery in Rocky River. She is currently working in a new warehouse studio location producing mainly functional ceramics.

Beginning Painting

Course No. CEPT 110 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Susan Danko
Dates June 6 - August 1 (Wednesdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

In this introductory painting course students will learn the fundamental techniques and processes of painting with acrylic paint. Class projects will target basic painting principles and guide students to develop a better understanding of tools and materials, acrylic paint and mediums, basic color theory, and two-dimensional design concepts. Discussions, demonstrations, and handouts will provide students with valuable resources to facilitate good painting practices and artistic growth.

About the instructor:

Susan Danko received a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1998 and has a successful career as a fine art painter. She is a 2013 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award recipient. Her work is included in prominent art collections including the Cleveland Clinic, the Ohio Arts Council, and First Energy Corporation. Susan is represented by Bonfoey Gallery in Cleveland. Examples of her work may be viewed on her website: susandanko.com.

Black & White Photography

Course No. CEPH 100 00
Cost $365 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Amber N. Ford
Dates June 6-August 1 (Wednesday) – 6-9pm

In this course, you will learn the basics of black and white film photography. We will focus on how to shoot and process 35mm negatives, print contact sheets of negative and individual photos in the darkroom, AND digitally scan your negatives as well. This class will include lectures, demonstrations, on-location shooting assignments & in class feedback. Students will be expected to bring their own camera, film, and photo paper, (CIA will provide darkroom chemicals). The instructor will go over these supply requirements in the first class. This class is ideal for analog photography beginners or anyone who would like a refresher! This adult class also welcomes students in grades 10-12.

Cartooning 101

Course No. YAIL 100 00
Cost $255 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 5-8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Josh Usmani
Dates June 4 - June 15 (Monday-Friday) – 14pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Cartooning 101 is a studio course for young, aspiring cartoonists, designed to introduce and develop a diverse set of skills around this eclectic medium. Students will work individually and collaboratively to develop their own characters and stories. We will explore a variety of media – including colored pencil, watercolor, markers, pen and ink and scratchboard. While the class is primarily a studio course, lectures will introduce students to the nature and history of cartooning – with a specific focus on Cleveland’s influential cartooning professionals.

About the instructor:

Josh Usmani graduated with a BA in Painting from Cleveland State University in 2013. Before graduation, his work had already been featured in over 100 local and regional exhibitions. He is the Visual Arts Editor at Cleveland Scene Magazine, as well as co-director of Popeye Gallery at Survival Kit at 78th Street Studios. He also teaches cartooning classes for an after-school program at Campus International School. His artwork is represented by Tregoning & Company in Cleveland. View his work at http://joshusmani.com.

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