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Experimental Projects in Ceramics

Course No. CECR 700 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates June 8 - July 27 (Thursdays) – 6 - 9pm

Have you ever wanted to try out new form building techniques in your clay studio? Or are you eyeing an experimental glaze combination? In this course intermediate and advanced ceramic students will have the opportunity to focus on a specific project or technique, with guidance from a technical specialist. As a material, clay provides endless possibilities for exploration; this is the perfect place to test those methods and create something truly unique. Propose a project to develop throughout the course using the resourceful, open-studio environment of the CIA ceramics facilities. This course is intended for the ceramics student capable of working independently in consultation with a technical assistant. Please bring in your proposed project, inspirations, and timeline on the first day of class, as well as dry cleaning or garbage bags for covering the works in progress. Clay and tools are available in class for purchase.

Face Value: Portraits

Course No. YAPT 400 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 9-12
Instructor Melissa Harris
Dates June 12- June 23 (Monday-Friday) – 1–4pm

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.

Figurative Expressions in Mixed Media

Course No. CEDR 170 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates June 5 - July 24 (Mondays) – 6:00-9:00pm

Working from the live model in this new mixed media class, you will be encouraged to explore your own interpretations from realism to abstraction, from portraits to self-expressions. Whether you choose drawing tools, collage, painting, oil sticks, found objects, or all of the preceding, imagination will be your driving force. There will be guidance in the use of all materials, one-on-one discussions working directly with the instructor and group critiques. You will be encouraged to move beyond your comfort level and push creative boundaries.

Introduction to Comic Art

Course No. CEDR 180 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates June 5 - July 24 (Monday) – 6:00-9:00pm

Comics and graphic novels are some of the most popular and interesting ways to tell a story. Over the course of 8 weeks, students will be guided on the comic creation process. Starting with brainstorming a story and working their way towards a finalized slice of that story. The Intro to Comic Art course will explore the basics of creating a comic through page layouts, panel transitions, and story structure, giving students the knowledge they need to create their own narratives. This course is open to artists of all levels that want to bring their stories to life whether they work digitally or traditionally. Open to students in grades 10-12.

Introduction to DSLR Photography

Course No. CEPH 120 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates June 7 - July 26 (Wednesdays) – 6:00-9:00pm

This project-based class covers basic digital photography knowledge and skills needed to capture images in both indoor and outdoor settings with modern digital single–lens-reflex (DSLR) cameras. Fundamental topics of aperture, shutter speed, ISO, metering, white balance, file types, etc. will be introduced. You will learn basic post-production enhancement with Adobe Photoshop, while creatively investigating digital processes which will serve as an introduction to the fundamental, technical, and aesthetic issues of modern digital photography. This class will also include an exploration of the history of digital-based photography, image composition, and an introduction to creating a digital archive. Along with your weekly projects, this course will include lectures, demonstrations, at-home assignments, critiques, and museum/gallery visits. Please bring your DSLR camera and a flash or external hard drive to save your images. Open to students in grades 10-12.

Painting from the Natural World

Course No. CEPT 315 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Susan Danko
Dates June 8 - July 27 (Thursdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

In this course you will work from elements found in nature to create paintings that are inspired by their patterns and forms. You will come to more fully understand and appreciate the unique character of your subjects as you depict them in an array of styles ranging from realism to abstraction. Demonstrations and discussions will be provided to encourage experimentation and creative growth. This course is open to all levels of experience. Students may use any type of paint that they are comfortable working with in this class.

Portfolio Preparation

Course No. YADR 700 00
Cost $375 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 10-12
Instructor Eddie Mitchell
Dates June 12- June 23 (Monday-Friday) – 9:30am–12:30pm

This course will help you to put together a stronger portfolio needed in applying to art colleges, as well as the fabulous benefits of improving your drawing skills, the joys of trying different drawing materials, along with showing you what an art college is actually looking for in your portfolio. 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.

Soft Pastels: The Complete Course

Course No. CEDR 175 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates June 7 - July 26 (Wednesdays) – 6:00-9:00pm

Learn to use soft pastels with confidence and freedom by joining this comprehensive class for beginners and intermediate students. You will be exposed to full instruction in the use of materials, techniques, color application, and texture. Students will gain confidence and improve their skills in this vibrant beautiful medium. Step-by-step demonstrations in the use of under painting with alcohol, toned surfaces, application direct color and over painting will be covered as well as all the essentials of composition, value, and light patterns.

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