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Studio Foundations

Course No. YAFD 135 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Instructor Terry Clark
Dates February 10 - March 31 (Saturdays) – 14pm

In this introduction to drawing and painting in the studio environment, exposure to basic concepts and materials will offer you a strong foundation on which to build. The essential tools of an artist are the pencil and brush. You’ll use both, separately and combined, to generate multiple exercises and images. The elements and principles of color, perspective, shape, shading, and pattern are explored through projects. All of the projects will be guided by individual and written instructions. Every new challenge and concept will promote both your artistic confidence and vocabulary.

About the instructor:

Terry J. Clark II earned his MFA in Painting from Kent State University in 2004 and his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2002. Terry’s artwork has been featured at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ingenuity Festival, CSU Art Gallery, and is included in the MetroHealth art collection. Terry has taught studio art classes at both Cleveland State University and the Cleveland Institute of Art since 2008. Terry paints with both acrylic and watercolor paints. He also makes sculpture from found objects. His subject matter inspiration comes from earth science and the natural environment. The concepts of natural light, optics, and color are reoccurring themes found in his artwork.

Video as Art

Course No. CEPH 310 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates February 7 - March 28 (Wednesdays) – 6-9pm

Video is a unique art form, integrating a variety of mediums including the passage of time, performance, sound & music, interactivity, sculpture, writing, and animation. This course will bring into focus what sets it apart from conventional filmmaking. Students are challenged to think abstractly, improve their cinematography & composition, and edit, edit, edit. No experience necessary, but some familiarity with video editing software is helpful. The instructor will provide examples of contemporary video artists in lectures. There will be an emphasis on ongoing critique, with flexibility toward project development, depending on students' goals. Students must bring a digital camera with video function, and an external hard drive or flash drive. Open to students in grades 10-12.

About the instructor:

Cassandra Harner is a graduate from Indiana University with a BFA in Digital Art. Her focus in school was video and performance, working with interactive multimedia, stop motion, 3D animation, illustration, and music. After graduating in 2015, Cassandra has reintroduced illustration and graphic design into her portfolio, and works as a freelance designer. During her undergrad, she also received a BA in East Asian Studies with a minor in Linguistics, focusing on Korean and Japanese language proficiency.

Watercolor Landscapes

Course No. CEPT 375 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Terry Clark
Dates February 7 - March 28 (Wednesdays) – 6-9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Watercolor landscapes will introduce the foundations of working with watercolor paints in the studio environment. Watercolor painting makes use of transparent washes and in doing so allows for a bright image. A painting made with watercolor paints uses the white paper as a mirror to reflect and capture a luminous quality. Topics discussed and demonstrated in class are color theory, paint application, painting techniques, and paint manipulation. Each example will incorporate a new color theory lesson and a painting technique. You will be shown how to paint elements found in the landscape such as skies, rural and cosmopolitan environments, trees, and water. Many small quick paintings and fast dry time permits for a wide range of tricks and topics to explore. Almost all paintings are guided with a step by step process from beginning to end. Both group and individual attention will aid in your painting’s focus and direction. The beginner and novice painter will be encouraged.

About the instructor:

Terry J. Clark II earned his MFA in Painting from Kent State University in 2004 and his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2002. Terry’s artwork has been featured at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ingenuity Festival, CSU Art Gallery, and is included in the MetroHealth art collection. Terry has taught studio art classes at both Cleveland State University and the Cleveland Institute of Art since 2008. Terry paints with both acrylic and watercolor paints. He also makes sculpture from found objects. His subject matter inspiration comes from earth science and the natural environment. The concepts of natural light, optics, and color are reoccurring themes found in his artwork.

Wheel Throwing: Beginning + Advanced

Course No. CECR 200 00
Cost $345 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates February 6 - April 3 (Tuesdays) – 6 - 9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel! Students can choose from rustic stoneware clay or smooth white porcelain. Beginners will learn to make basic forms like cylinders, bowls, and mugs on the wheel. Using colored slips and glaze, inlay, texture, and carving you will learn various ways to finish your creations. Students with throwing experience will get one-on-one instruction and help in developing their own personal projects. Feel free to bring sketches, drawings, or any inspiration for your projects. You will need basic pottery tools, an apron, a towel, and plastic to cover your pots (dry cleaning bags are best). Clay and tools are available in class for purchase.

About the instructor:

Amy Halko is a studio potter, recently settling in Cleveland, Ohio. With a BFA from Bowling Green State University and MFA from The Ohio State University, she has taught at Southern Methodist University, Eastfield College, community education classes, a number of workshops, and was a visiting artist at The Pottery Workshop in Jingdhezhen, China. In 2006 Amy spent the summer as a resident at The Archie Bray Foundation, an internationally recognized center for the advancement of ceramic art. She is a cofounder of The Dallas Pottery Invitational and Clay Wood Cloth. Amy’s work is in several collections and is shown nationally. http://amyhalko.com

Young Artists Blacksmithing

Course No. YASC 150 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 10-12
Instructor Steve Smolinski
Dates February 10 - March 31 (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm

Light a fire and swing a hammer. Learn how to forge steel! Students will learn the essentials of blacksmithing. Using our gas forge, we will learn how to heat and forge steel using the processes of upsetting, tapering, fullering, forming scrolls, and ornamental twists. We will also cover several techniques for forming steel without heat. Students will then get to make one functional piece and one decorative/nonfunctioanl piece of iron work. Come willing to learn and we will make the anvil ring.

About the instructor:

Steve Smolinski graduated from Northern Michigan University School of Art & Design in 2013 with a BFA in Drawing and Painting. It was there that he learned the skills of Blacksmithing from Dale Wedig, professor of Jewelry and Metals. Steve also studied in the MFA programs at Herron School of Art from 2013-2015. His works focus on human interaction and developing personal relationships through the act of repair and mending. Steve exhibits work throughout the Midwestern United States and is currently working as a Technical Specialist in the Fabrication Studios at CIA.

Young Artists Blacksmithing

Course No. YASC 150 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 10-12
Instructor Steve Smolinski
Dates February 10 - March 31 (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm

Light a fire and swing a hammer. Learn how to forge steel! Students will learn the essentials of blacksmithing. Using our gas forge, we will learn how to heat and forge steel using the processes of upsetting, tapering, fullering, forming scrolls, and ornamental twists. We will also cover several techniques for forming steel without heat. Students will then get to make one functional piece and one decorative/nonfunctioanl piece of iron work. Come willing to learn and we will make the anvil ring.

About the instructor:

Steve Smolinski graduated from Northern Michigan University School of Art & Design in 2013 with a BFA in Drawing and Painting. It was there that he learned the skills of Blacksmithing from Dale Wedig, professor of Jewelry and Metals. Steve also studied in the MFA programs at Herron School of Art from 2013-2015. His works focus on human interaction and developing personal relationships through the act of repair and mending. Steve exhibits work throughout the Midwestern United States and is currently working as a Technical Specialist in the Fabrication Studios at CIA.

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