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Painting With Fire

Course No. CEJM 170 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 19 - November 7 (Mondays) – 6 - 9pm

This class will focus on images in enamel. We will begin with basic techniques including drawing, painting, and templates, and image transfer techniques. Enameling is the process of fusing powdered glass to metal, which yields a permanent image on metal. Enamel offers an exceptional range of colors and surfaces, transparent and opaque. This class is open to beginning and advanced students. Bring a sketchbook, your favorite tools, and your creativity!

Portfolio Preparation

Course No. YADR 700 00
Cost $375 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 10-12
Instructor Eddie Mitchell
Dates September 24 – November 19 (No class October 22) (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 8
Instructor Zak Smoker
Dates September 22 – November 10 (Thursdays) – 6:30–9:30pm

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.

Studio Foundations

Course No. YAFD 135 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Instructor Terry Clark
Dates September 24 – November 19 (No class October 22) (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 Art of Abstraction

Course No. YAFD 245 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Instructor Candice Dangerfield
Dates September 24 – November 19 (No class October 22) (Saturdays) – 1-4pm

Explore, enrich and expand your own perceptions to create artwork that inspires and encourages new ways of seeing things. Abstract Art is a form of art that does not attempt to represent reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures. We will utilize the great resources of The Cleveland Museum of Art - as well as view & discuss many concepts of abstraction. Anything goes as you unleash your creative talents and let your imagination run wild in this class of fun-filled artistic adventure!

Watercolor Landscapes

Course No. CEPT 375 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Terry Clark
Dates September 22 – November 10 (Thursdays) – 6:30-9:30pm

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.

Wheel Throwing: Beginning + Advanced

Course No. CECR 200 00
Cost $345 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Andrea LeBlond
Dates September 20 – November 8 (Tuesdays) – 6 - 9pm

Discover throwing on the potter’s wheel to create forms ranging from refined porcelain vessels to rustic tea bowls 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.

Young Artists Photography

Course No. YAPH 100 00
Cost $125 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 4-6
Instructor Nicole Bozickovich
Dates September 24 – November 19 (No class October 22) (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12pm

This class will encourage creativity through photography. You will be introduced to key elements of photography including composition, portraits, landscapes, and more. Through experimentation and demonstrations, you will create images and begin to understand the medium as an art form. Emphasis will be placed on enjoyment, fun, and creativity. Please bring your own camera – any point-and-shoot model will do.

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