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Found Object Art

Course No. CEFM 400 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 305
Dates February 3 - March 23 (Wednesdays) – 6–9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 305

At the turn of the 20th century, the found object art form emerged. Marcel Duchamp is renowned for exhibiting a urinal entitled, Fountain, in 1917. The installation of such an object in a gallery was seen as absurd and not considered art. The Dada and Surrealist artists immediately adapted the revolutionary concept of the found object and further revealed its potential. Within a decade, several forms of found object art were prevalent. In the 1950’s, artists such as Joseph Cornell, Robert Rauschenberg, and Louise Nevelson firmly re-established the art form to a genre status. In this class, we will examine Cornell’s boxes, Rauschenberg’s combines, and Nevelson’s monochrome constructions. You will be introduced to concepts and to techniques used by these three artists. Manipulation of various two- and three-dimensional materials will develop skills that involve composition, shallow relief construction, color, shape, scale, and appropriation. The appropriation of an object could include print, picture, plastics, glass, or any commodity found in popular culture. The objects are arranged and manipulated to create a logic not previously determined. Objects can act as visual triggers to evoke memories, create nostalgic feelings or imply a narrative. Therefore, if you have a junk drawer, thrift store finds, antiques, toys, odds and ends, bits and pieces, put them into a box and we will start working.

Furniture Design Foundation

Course No. CESC 120 00
Cost $400 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 218
Dates February 2–March 22 (Tuesdays) – 6–9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 218

Design and build a small piece of furniture in this hands on course in the brand new CIA facility! Demonstrations will focus on safety, creating an ergonomic design and learning proper construction techniques. Instruction will also include metal work and basic concrete casting for students looking to incorporate additional materials in their design. Basic woodshop experience required. Course limited to 6 students.

Glassblowing for All Levels

Course No. CEGL100 02
Cost $260 Register Now
Sessions 5
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 403
Dates March 11–April 8 (Friday) – 6:30-9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 403

Students of all levels, join us in the Glass Studio on Fridays! Beginners starting with the bubble, will learn ways to develop blown forms out of glass, while advanced/intermediate students explore more specific forms and ideas. Each class will add a different type of blown form to try; however, you will be encouraged to bring ideas of shapes and forms that you would like to blow. Wear natural fiber clothing (jeans and long sleeves recommended), close toe shoes and safety glasses. Bring water to stay hydrated.

Glassblowing for All Levels

Course No. CEGL 100 01
Cost $260 Register Now
Sessions 5
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates February 5–March 4 (Friday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Students of all levels, join us in the Glass Studio on Fridays! Beginners starting with the bubble, will learn ways to develop blown forms out of glass, while advanced/intermediate students explore more specific forms and ideas. Each class will add a different type of blown form to try; however, you will be encouraged to bring ideas of shapes and forms that you would like to blow. Wear natural fiber clothing (jeans and long sleeves recommended), close toe shoes and safety glasses. Bring water to stay hydrated.

Independent Projects in Ceramics

Course No. CECR 700 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates February 3 - March 23 (Wednesdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

In this course, intermediate and advanced students will have the opportunity to work on an independent ceramics project with guidance from a technical specialist. Propose a project to develop throughout this course using the CIA ceramics facilities in a structured, open-studio environment. This course is intended for the ceramics student capable of working independently in consultation with a technical assistant. All studio work must take place during class time. Please bring a proposed project and timeline the first day of class.

Introduction to Blacksmithing

Course No. CESC 130 00
Cost $400 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 213
Dates February 3 - March 23 (Wednesdays) – 6–9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 213

This class is an introductory exploration of basic metal forging, balanced between creative expression and sculpture alongside the traditional methodology of blacksmithing. After a brief orientation of blacksmithing in both the historical and contemporary context, students will learn appropriate safety procedures, the proper use of the tools and equipment available in the CIA Fabrication Studios, and the process of shaping hot metal. Course limited to 8 students.

Introduction to Drawing

Course No. YADR 200
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 6-9
Room 306
Instructor Elizabeth Beganyi Naugle
Dates February 6 - March 26 (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12:30pm

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

Introduction to Photoshop

Course No. CEPH 200 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 318
Dates February 3 - March 23 (Wednesdays) – 6 - 9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 318

This course will focus on the basic yet powerful features of Photoshop in editing photographs as well as documenting artwork. Students will discover the vast possibilities of traditional tools and develop an understanding of layering techniques. Students are encouraged to bring their own images to work on during studio time. Throughout this course you will learn the tools you need to be more efficient in your photo-editing skills like basic photo repairs and color enhancement in order to increase the flexibility and quality of your photographs.

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