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Continuing Education

Continuing Education . Classes

Continuing Education + Community Outreach

Painting Basics

Course No. YAPT 260
Cost $275 Register Now
Sessions 7
Grades 6-8
Room 301
Instructor Adriel Meyer
Dates October 3 - November 21 (no class October 24) (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
Room G112
Dates September 21–November 9 (Monday) – 6 - 9pm

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 September 26 - November 21 (no class October 24) (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.

Recycled Books

Course No. CEFM 165 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 24-November 12 (Thursday) – 6:30–9:30pm

Traditional bookbinding can be expensive and often requires specialty equipment. Recycled Bookbinding is a course that will teach students the basics of bookbinding by using materials they already have in their homes. It’s a great alternative for those who want to create new objects, while remaining environmentally friendly. Students will learn how to properly handle the essential binding tools and will make both adhesive and nonadhesive books. The pamphlet stitch, kettle stitch, Coptic stitch, secret Belgian binding, piano hinge, accordion book, and perfect bound book will all be covered, as well as ways to create unique cover and page materials. Classes will be very hands-on, giving students plenty of time to experiment with different materials. Some out-ofclass preparations will be assigned.

Recycled Books

Course No. CEFM 165 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 24-November 12 (Thursday) – 6:30–9:30pm

Traditional bookbinding can be expensive and often requires specialty equipment. Recycled Bookbinding is a course that will teach students the basics of bookbinding by using materials they already have in their homes. It’s a great alternative for those who want to create new objects, while remaining environmentally friendly. Students will learn how to properly handle the essential binding tools and will make both adhesive and nonadhesive books. The pamphlet stitch, kettle stitch, Coptic stitch, secret Belgian binding, piano hinge, accordion book, and perfect bound book will all be covered, as well as ways to create unique cover and page materials. Classes will be very hands-on, giving students plenty of time to experiment with different materials. Some out-ofclass preparations will be assigned.

Recycled Books

Course No. CEFM 165 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 24-November 12 (Thursday) – 6:30–9:30pm

Traditional bookbinding can be expensive and often requires specialty equipment. Recycled Bookbinding is a course that will teach students the basics of bookbinding by using materials they already have in their homes. It’s a great alternative for those who want to create new objects, while remaining environmentally friendly. Students will learn how to properly handle the essential binding tools and will make both adhesive and nonadhesive books. The pamphlet stitch, kettle stitch, Coptic stitch, secret Belgian binding, piano hinge, accordion book, and perfect bound book will all be covered, as well as ways to create unique cover and page materials. Classes will be very hands-on, giving students plenty of time to experiment with different materials. Some out-ofclass preparations will be assigned.

Serial Painting and Drawing

Course No. CEPT 405 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 22–November 10 (Tuesday) – 6:30 pm–9:30 pm

Making artwork in a series is a method of expression that artists have employed for hundreds of years. Working in a serial manner is a valuable practice which encourages exploration and expansion of ideas while providing structured parameters within which to work. In this course we will examine and discuss concepts behind serial artwork and create a body of work which employs these principles. Creative experimentation is encouraged using the painting or drawing media of the student’s choice. This course is open to beginning through advanced students.

Serial Painting and Drawing

Course No. CEPT 405 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 22–November 10 (Tuesday) – 6:30 pm–9:30 pm

Making artwork in a series is a method of expression that artists have employed for hundreds of years. Working in a serial manner is a valuable practice which encourages exploration and expansion of ideas while providing structured parameters within which to work. In this course we will examine and discuss concepts behind serial artwork and create a body of work which employs these principles. Creative experimentation is encouraged using the painting or drawing media of the student’s choice. This course is open to beginning through advanced students.

BASIC/TEACHER Workshops

BASIC/TEACHER Workshops

October 24, 2015

Our fall BASIC/TEACHER Workshops offer a wide variety of opportunities for K-12 educators.

Pre-College

Pre-College Program

Experience the life of an art student at CIA through this 2-week residential program.

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Support CIA

Show the world creativity matters: make a gift to the annual fund.

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SPECTRUM CIA 2015

Save the date. Four celebration events.

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