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Continuing Education + Community Outreach

About Face: Portraits

Course No. CEPT 100 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room 200
Dates September 22–November 10 (Tuesday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

An exploration in the 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!

Abstract Painting

Course No. CEPT 350 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room G305
Dates September 22–November 10 (Tuesdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

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 personal approach to art making is a newer idea within visual art history. The class introduces concepts and techniques used by masters of Abstraction. Three different artists influence the class direction. The artists for the spring session are: Vincent VanGogh, Andy Warhol, and Julian Stanczak. Ideas discussed and practiced in class include: color as subject, painting as object, and multiple process applications. In the studio, we will work together towards our goals. Two paintings are made from each artist. The first painting is small in scale, simple, and is considered a study or investigation piece. The second painting is large in scale, complex, and is considered a final or finished piece. Three large paintings are planned and made with the intention for exhibition. All of the artworks produced aim to visually emulate specific styles. Acrylic paint application and color mixing will be presented through instructor demonstrations.

Advanced Digital Video Production

Course No. CEVI 700 00
Cost $390 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 23–November 11 (Wednesday) – 6:30-9:30pm

This course is designed to expand upon the introductory course for repeat students and more advanced individuals who want to improve their skill set or learn how to add more polish and flare to their video work. We will focus more on post production in this course. Students will gain proficiency in using Premiere, After Effects, and Speedgrade, and will have an opportunity to fine tune previous projects from the intro course or their own work. We will focus heavily on color correction and using Speedgrade to add looks and color grades to your work. We will also delve further into After Effects for students interested in motion graphics and special FX. While the course won’t focus on shooting in class, there will be opportunities to work with cameras in class as well as a day with the green screen.

Alternative Art with Mixed Media Techniques

Course No. YAFD 235
Cost $110 Register Now
Sessions 5
Grades 4-6
Room 400E
Instructor Michele Cotner
Dates September 26 - October 31 (no class October 24) (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12pm

Explore new ways with your artwork and create mixed media art that expands your creativity and your imagination. You will learn how to create with paper, paint, and cloth, create assemblage art, collaging with artist trading cards, canvas painting with different techniques (ex. painting with bubble wrap), working with cloth, and making different types of books.

Art + Affect

Course No. CEFD 200 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 22–November 10 (Tuesday) – 6 - 9pm

Art has the unique ability to affect others and create empathy through shared, yet personal, life experiences. In this course, you will begin developing symbolic imagery that is significant to you by exploring subjects that are deeply close to your heart and mind. You will learn how to combine imagery into one composition and learn techniques to assist you in translating your ideas into visual form. Conversations throughout the course will be just as significant as the artwork you create. They will help guide and support you toward your individual expression. Open to all mediums.

Art and the Museum

Course No. CEFD 160 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 30-November 14 (Saturday) – 1 - 4pm

Explore and work within the world class Cleveland Museum of Art and the new facilities of The Cleveland Institute of Art. We will embark on a visual odyssey from Egyptian art through the Modern masters, from sculpture to painting. Choose your own subjects as you work both in the museum galleries as well as the studios of The Cleveland Institute of Art. Examine threads that connect the past with the present and stretch them for your own inspiration, interpretation and imagination. Work in both black and white and color mediums such as graphite, conté, color and watercolor pencils. Your instructor will provide you with context, thoughts, and questions to challenge your observations. We will incorporate sharing and critiques as a means of inspiration. This course is designed for both the beginning and intermediate student.

Art and the Museum

Course No. CEFD 160 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 30-November 14 (Saturday) – 1 - 4pm

Explore and work within the world class Cleveland Museum of Art and the new facilities of The Cleveland Institute of Art. We will embark on a visual odyssey from Egyptian art through the Modern masters, from sculpture to painting. Choose your own subjects as you work both in the museum galleries as well as the studios of The Cleveland Institute of Art. Examine threads that connect the past with the present and stretch them for your own inspiration, interpretation and imagination. Work in both black and white and color mediums such as graphite, conté, color and watercolor pencils. Your instructor will provide you with context, thoughts, and questions to challenge your observations. We will incorporate sharing and critiques as a means of inspiration. This course is designed for both the beginning and intermediate student.

Art and the Museum

Course No. CEFD 160 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 30-November 14 (Saturday) – 1 - 4pm

Explore and work within the world class Cleveland Museum of Art and the new facilities of The Cleveland Institute of Art. We will embark on a visual odyssey from Egyptian art through the Modern masters, from sculpture to painting. Choose your own subjects as you work both in the museum galleries as well as the studios of The Cleveland Institute of Art. Examine threads that connect the past with the present and stretch them for your own inspiration, interpretation and imagination. Work in both black and white and color mediums such as graphite, conté, color and watercolor pencils. Your instructor will provide you with context, thoughts, and questions to challenge your observations. We will incorporate sharing and critiques as a means of inspiration. This course is designed for both the beginning and intermediate student.

BASIC/TEACHER Workshops

BASIC/TEACHER Workshops

October 24, 2015

Our fall BASIC/TEACHER Workshops offer a wide variety of opportunities for K-12 educators.

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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SPECTRUM CIA 2015

Save the date. Four celebration events.

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