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Introduction to Picture Book Illustration

Course No. CEIL 200 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 305
Instructor Suzanne McGinness
Dates February 1 - March 22 (Mondays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 305

Children’s book illustration is quite possibly the broadest expression of illustration in today’s applied art world. There is virtually no style or vision that is not approached. We will focus on the picture book niche of children’s books and simplify some of the common principles. Areas to be covered include history and overview of children’s book illustration; development of consistent character drawings; animation of children; story development; study of the form of a picture book; sequential art and storyboarding; and discussion and demonstration of materials on request. You will create an 8-12 page picture book mockup as well as a two-page spread of finished art. Previous drawing experience and proficiency in one or two media will ensure your success in this course. Let’s create a book!

Introduction to Sculpture

Course No. YASC 120
Cost $125 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 4-6
Room 400E
Instructor Adriel Meyer
Dates February 6 - March 26 (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12pm

In this class students will experiment with a variety of materials to create 3D artwork. We will look at art made by other artists as inspiration for our own creations. Each week students will use new materials to sculpt, bend, carve, mold and assemble one of a kind sculptures. This is a great class for the student who likes to experiment and build.

Jewelry Design: Pattern and Forming

Course No. CEJM 425 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 409B
Dates February 3–March 23 (Wednesdays) – 6-9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 409B

This class will focus on the process of working with pattern, through etching, and the development of unique shapes through forming techniques. We will cover sketching, pattern design, working with resists and mordants for successful etching, and forging and raising techniques. The class includes intermediate and advanced methods for working with silver and other nonferrous metals, and the opportunity to pursue the whole scope of design and fabrication with expert instruction in CIA’s beautiful new Jewelry + Metals Department. Each class will include a short demonstration and will allow plenty of time to work. Demonstrations will be tailored to facilitate fabrication of the student’s designs. Open to anyone who has completed a basic jewelry course at CIA or another adult CE program.

Students are expected to come prepared with basic tools and supplies: jewelers’ saw, files, pliers, X-Acto knife, scissors, sketchbook and of course…imagination, originality, and creativity. Course limited to 10 students.

Painted Oddities

Course No. CEFD 125 00
Cost $275 Register Now
Sessions 6
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates February 3 - March 6 (Wednesdays) – 6-8pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Explore upcycling objects through 3D paining techniques. Drawing inspiration from Linda Zolten Wood’s Painted Rain Barrels, students will learn the proper techniques of transforming objects from everyday objects to works of art. Start collecting your objects (chair sized or smaller) and bring them on the first day of class.

Painting Basics

Course No. YAPT 200
Cost $310 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 6-8
Room 400E
Instructor Adriel Meyer
Dates February 6 - March 26 (Saturdays) – 1–4pm

This is a great class for any student who is interested in really delving into the world of painting. Students will learn the fundamentals of creating a painting including composition, color and application. As a class we will learn how to prepare a canvas, sketch ideas, mix colors, and explore multiple painting tools and techniques. Paintings will be representational so each student will choose their own subject matter ranging from landscapes, still lifes, human and animal portraits.

Painting with Fire

Course No. CEJM 170 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 409
Dates February 1 - March 22 (Monday) – 6 - 9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 409

This course focuses on the basics of metalsmithing in combination with enamel. We will begin with basic metalworking techniques such as sawing, filing, sanding, drilling and piercing. From there we will dive into enameling, exploring transparent and opaque colors with emphasis on painting and drawing techniques. Enameling is the process of fusing powdered glass to metal which yields instant results with saturated permanent color. This class is open to beginning and advanced students. Bring a sketchbook and your creativity!

Portfolio Preparation

Course No. YADR 700
Cost $375 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 10-12
Room 200
Instructor Eddie Mitchell
Dates February 6 - March 26 (Saturdays) – 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.

Steel Fabrication: MIG Welding

Course No. CESC 150 00
Cost $300 Register Now
Sessions 6
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 213
Dates February 18 - March 24 (Thursdays) – 6:30–9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 213

This course will function as an introductory level overview of basic MIG welding and steel fabrication techniques. Individuals will be asked to present a proposal for an independent project to be completed during the six-week timeframe. Large or small, functional or purely sculptural works are all encouraged. The course will cover basic aesthetic and structural considerations, a variety of steel fabrication techniques and strategies, as well as a brief tutorial on the mechanics of metal inert gas welding and proper shop safety procedures.

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TEACHER workshops

April 23, 2016

Our spring TEACHER workshops offer a wide variety of professional development and art-making opportunities for K-12 educators.

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