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Still Life Painting

Course No. CEPT 140 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates February 3 - March 23 (Wednesdays) – 6:30–9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Using oil paints and traditional methods, students will develop 2 different paintings on canvas of various still life arrangements. This class is beneficial for any level of artist. The beginner will learn basic drawing, composition, color theory, and paint handling. The intermediate to advanced will greatly benefit from a refresher course in fundamentals. The style and techniques taught and demonstrated will be grounded in realism, however expressive brush strokes and Impressionist styles are encouraged.

Stop Motion Animation/Claymation

Course No. YAAN 300
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 7-12
Room 317
Instructor Adrijana Wichert Nerone
Dates February 6 - March 26 (Saturdays) – 12:30–4pm

Learn how to bring your creative storytelling to life visually, through stop-motion animation! You will write, draw, sculpt, paint, take photos, and edit! If you like to make up stories, take pictures, and make artwork using mixed media, this class is for you! We will begin our class by watching many funny, serious, and amazing stop-motion animations by a variety of artists and learn to recognize and put into effect the principles of animation. Working with a partner or individually, you will make up a short story and write it down. You will learn how to draw an effective storyboard to help tell your story visually. Then you will create your sets and characters using a combination of paper, clay, objects, toys, paint, etc. You will follow your storyboard to shoot your animation using your digital camera and tripod. We will edit and create sound for our animations using Final Cut. We will experiment with pixilation, claymation, paper animation, and object animation. Armatures and tie downs will be utilized to make your character magically walk or dance. You will create 1-3 animations each depending on your ideas. Get ready to have some fun! You will take home your animation(s) on a disc. Please bring your own digital camera and tripod.

Studio Foundations

Course No. YAFD 135
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Room 201
Instructor Terry Clark
Dates February 6 - March 26 (Saturdays) – 1–4pm

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.

The Painted Word: Ideas and Expression

Course No. CEDR 120 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 201
Dates February 1 - March 22 (Mondays) – 6:30–9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 201

This class stresses that making art is not simply about the accurate depiction of objects. Our decisions on what to create are based largely upon our ideas and feelings as well as the methods and materials we choose to represent them. How we express our feelings will be further enhanced by the use of words as symbols, color as emotion, and objects as metaphor. Through one-on-one discussions, your instructor will help you focus your thoughts and objectives. You will be guided through your choice of subject matter, and selection of combining different techniques, from drawing and painting to writing, stencil and transfer. This course is designed specifically to allow you to shape your ideas, whether subtle or commanding, into personal expressions in art.

The Wonderful World of Prismacolor Pencils

Course No. CEFD 230 00
Cost $300 Register Now
Sessions 7
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 305
Dates February 6–March 19 (305) – 1-4pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 305

Do you love to draw, or have an interest in exploring color? This course will engage students in the vibrancy of colored pencils (wax or water based) and their challenges. Working from the easel students will have the freedom to explore either abstraction or realism, and in the final weeks will touch on portraiture with a live model. Artists of all levels are welcome!

Watercolor Landscapes

Course No. CEPT 375 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 201
Dates February 4 - March 24 (Thursdays) – 6:30-9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 201

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 of the 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.

Wefts

Course No. CEFM 115 00
Cost $525 Register Now
Sessions 5
Location Praxis Fiber Workshop
Room Praxis Fiber Workshop
Dates June 15 - 19 (M-F) – 9:30am - 4pm
Location: Praxis Fiber Workshop
Room Praxis Fiber Workshop

Join us for the 2nd exciting week at Praxis and use their unique facilities to explore dyeing wefts (yarns woven perpendicular to the warp using a loom). Students will learn Kasuri, the Japanese technique for binding and dyeing the weft which will integrate with Ikat warp from week one, creating images and patterns completely unique to this process. Materials will be provided for the warp and students who participate in ‘week 1-WEFT’ will have the opportunity to combine warp and weft designs for a truly elaborate and cohesive project. This is a great opportunity to learn the very basics of loom weaving or to gain exposure to dyed wefts for weavers of all levels.

Wheel Throwing: Beginning + Advanced

Course No. CECR 200 00
Cost $345 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 402
Dates February 2–March 22 (Tuesdays) – 6 - 9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art
Room 402

Discover throwing on the potter’s wheel to create forms ranging from refined porcelain vessels to rustic teabowls to sculptural objects. We will begin with fundamental elements of centering and making cylinders, cups, bowls, and plates, and continue by exploring form and scale. Finishing surfaces with various methods of carving, joining, and decorating will also be included. Everyone has a unique way of touching clay and this will be an opportunity to get better acquainted with your unique touch while using the wheel. Please bring sketches of forms, decorative patterns or drawings, texturing tools, basic pottery tools, a small bucket, a towel, and plastic to cover work. All experience levels are welcome.

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