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Face Value: Portraits

Course No. YAPT 400 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Melissa Harris
Dates September 23 - November 18 (Saturdays) – 14pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

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.

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.

Intermediate Drawing

Course No. YADR 300 00
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Elizabeth Beganyi Naugle
Dates September 23 - November 18 (Saturdays) – 1-4pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Build on the basics and expand your observational drawing skills! Ideas from Introduction to Drawing will be pushed to the next level as students draw from life, explore the principles of composition, color and dynamic mark making through a variety of media. We will learn from the figure, landscapes and still life to refine student drawing skills. Prerequisite: Introduction to Drawing, or similar course.

About the instructor:

Elizabeth Beganyi Naugle began her art career at Cleveland Institute of Art studying the Foundation program for two years, and then moved to New York to attend New York University with an intended double major in Art History/Archaeology. She ended up graduating from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor’s in Art (Drawing) with Education Licensure. She has recently completed her Masters in Business from Baldwin Wallace and currently works at the Cleveland Clinic as a Project Manager in the Office of Construction. This year marks her seventeenth year with the Clinic. She has decided to come back to the Continuing Education program to continue her passion for teaching art.

Introduction to Drawing

Course No. YADR 200
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Instructor Elizabeth Beganyi Naugle
Dates September 23 - November 18 (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm

Grades 5-8. 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, shadow and composition. Feel confident knowing that once these basic skills are established, the sky is the limit. We will focus on indoor composition as well as drawing nature outside the classroom.

About the instructor:

Elizabeth Beganyi Naugle began her art career at Cleveland Institute of Art studying the Foundation program for two years, and then moved to New York to attend New York University with an intended double major in Art History/Archaeology. She ended up graduating from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor’s in Art (Drawing) with Education Licensure. She has recently completed her Masters in Business from Baldwin Wallace and currently works at the Cleveland Clinic as a Project Manager in the Office of Construction. This year marks her seventeenth year with the Clinic. She has decided to come back to the Continuing Education program to continue her passion for teaching art.

Introduction to DSLR Photography

Course No. CEPH 120 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 19 - November 7 (Tuesdays) – 6:00-9:00pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

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.

About the instructor:

Amber N. Ford is a photographer based in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her BFA in Photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art. While attending CIA she also explored video and printmaking. Her work generally focuses on race. http://www.ambernford.com/

Oil Pastels: Two Mediums in One Hand

Course No. CEDR 230 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 18 - November 6 (Mondays) – 6-9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Few mediums provide the student with the broad range of options of drawing and painting, as do oil pastels. Developed for Picasso, the spontaneity, strength and color one imagines are almost effortlessly translated onto paper or canvas. You will then learn how to dilute these marks into areas of both opaque and transparent passages of paint. In addition to the basics of design, form, composition, and color, you will learn to apply layer upon layer, to mix directly on your surface and etch into your work. Many other techniques are available for you to master with this exciting medium.

About the instructor:

José Paul Sacaridiz studied Drawing and Painting at Pratt Institute in New York and the National Academy of Fine Arts in Florence Italy. He received his BA with a dual major in both Painting and Creative Writing from The State University of New York. After serving for many years as Senior Creative Director of Scholastic Inc., NY, he turned to academia full-time, teaching as an adjunct instructor of art and design. José maintains a full-time studio for the teaching of private students, special needs populations, and workshop intensives. He has had more than twenty solo exhibitions throughout the Northeast and Midwest in corporate, academic, and private gallery venues. José’s work can be viewed on line at http://josesacaridiz.com.

Oil Pastels: Two Mediums in One Hand

Course No. CEDR 230 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 18 - November 6 (Mondays) – 6-9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Few mediums provide the student with the broad range of options of drawing and painting, as do oil pastels. Developed for Picasso, the spontaneity, strength and color one imagines are almost effortlessly translated onto paper or canvas. You will then learn how to dilute these marks into areas of both opaque and transparent passages of paint. In addition to the basics of design, form, composition, and color, you will learn to apply layer upon layer, to mix directly on your surface and etch into your work. Many other techniques are available for you to master with this exciting medium.

About the instructor:

José Paul Sacaridiz studied Drawing and Painting at Pratt Institute in New York and the National Academy of Fine Arts in Florence Italy. He received his BA with a dual major in both Painting and Creative Writing from The State University of New York. After serving for many years as Senior Creative Director of Scholastic Inc., NY, he turned to academia full-time, teaching as an adjunct instructor of art and design. José maintains a full-time studio for the teaching of private students, special needs populations, and workshop intensives. He has had more than twenty solo exhibitions throughout the Northeast and Midwest in corporate, academic, and private gallery venues. José’s work can be viewed on line at http://josesacaridiz.com.

Painting Patterns and Forms from Nature

Course No. CEPT 315 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Susan Danko
Dates September 21 - November 9 (Thursdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

In this acrylic painting 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 beauty of your subjects as you paint them in an array of styles ranging from realism to abstraction. Demonstrations will be provided to guide you in the use of acrylic paint and mediums to achieve a variety of effects that may be used in your paintings. This course is open to all levels of experience. Creative experimentation with materials and techniques is encouraged.

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, and was awarded a summer residency at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, in 2013. Her work is represented by galleries both locally and nationally, and has been included in prominent public and private art collections. Examples of her work may be viewed on her website: http://dankoart.com.

Painting With Fire

Course No. CEJM 170 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 27 - November 15 (Wednesdays) – 6 - 9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Experience the intriguing process of fusing glass on metal via enameling. Enamel is ground glass in an unlimited range of color that is fused to metal in a kiln. The process of enameling is instantly gratifying and produces results with saturated permanent color. You'll learn the various skills for creating art and objects that will range from work for the wall, to jewelry, accessories and more. Throughout the course you will complete pieces in one class, up to a few weeks. You will revel in the beauty of this unique form of art. Come with ideas and you’ll leave with some very cool creations!

About the instructor:

Amy Green received her BFA in Jewelry + Metals with an emphasis in Enamel from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2011. Amy has taught many continuing education classes at CIA and other local organizations. She is a life-long Cleveland area resident and a local REALTOR®.

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