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Continuing Education . Classes

Continuing Education + Community Outreach

Open Studio Painting

Course No. CEPT400.00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates September 18-November 6 (Tuesday) – 6:30-9:30pm

Plan and create an individualized project using the paint and materials of your choice. This open studio will provide you with the opportunity to work and grow among your peers in a friendly, supportive environment. Instruction and critique sessions will provide guidance to develop your ideas, chart your progress, and bring your project from concept to completion. This studio is open to beginning through advanced painting students who are self-motivated and capable of working independently.

Painting with Fire

Course No. YAE500.01
Cost $310 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September22-November17 No class Oct. 20 (Saturday) – 9:30am-12pm

Experience the intriguing process of fusing glass on metal via enamel. Enamel is ground glass in an unlimited range of color that is fused to metal in a kiln. The process of enamel is instantly gratifying and produces results with saturated permanent color. You Ôll learn the various skills for creating art and objects that will range from work for the wall to jewelry, accessories, and more. Throughout the course you will complete pieces in one class, up to a few weeks. You will revel in the beauty of this unique form of art. Come with ideas and you Ôll leave with some very cool creations!

Portfolio Preparation

Course No. YAD900.01
Cost $390 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September22-November17 No class Oct. 20 (Saturday) – 9am-12pm
Faculty David Schumick

This course will provide high school artists with information and assignments that will yield greater understanding of their role in the visual arts. An overview of creative ideation, compositional elements, and technical realization will be emphasized. In conjunction with the assigned work, you will engage in critiques at appropriate intervals. Emphasis on professional practices will be observed. The goal of this course is to help bring your observation and production skills to a higher level of competency. Work will be required inside and outside of the classroom. Parent permission is required for life drawing because of nude models.

Portrait Drawing + Painting

Course No. CEFD400.01
Cost $175 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 4
Dates September 17-November 5, part I (Monday) – 6-9pm

Would you like individualized instruction in both drawing and painting portraits in oil? Then this is the class for you! Working with long poses, you will have time to develop an accurate likeness of the sitter. Demonstrations will be done in charcoal and oil paint. The core of lessons will be based on anatomy, proportion, drawing value, edges, planes of the head, composition, lighting, and posing the model. Bring your chosen medium. If you are new to working from life, start with drawing. Previous study helpful, but not required.

Portrait Drawing + Painting

Course No. CEFD400.02
Cost $175 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 4
Dates October 15-November 5, part II (Monday) – 6-9pm
Faculty Mark Bassett

Would you like individualized instruction in both drawing and painting portraits in oil? Then this is the class for you! Working with long poses, you will have time to develop an accurate likeness of the sitter. Demonstrations will be done in charcoal and oil paint. The core of lessons will be based on anatomy, proportion, drawing value, edges, planes of the head, composition, lighting, and posing the model. Bring your chosen medium. If you are new to working from life, start with drawing. Previous study helpful, but not required.

Portraiture

Course No. YAA900.01
Cost $310 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September22-November17 No class Oct. 20 (Saturday) – 12:30-3pm

Mirror, mirror on the wall Đ who is the fairest of them all? You Ôll look at your reflection in a whole new light! We will use acrylic paint to study the art of portraiture. We will sketch from models, study facial anatomy, and also focus on expressive forms of interpretation.

Potter's Wheel Introduction for Beginning + Intermediate Students

Course No. CECR100
Cost $390 Register Now
Credits 3.0
Sessions 9
Dates September 12-November 7 (Wednesday) – 6:30-9:30pm

Never touched a potter's wheel? No problem, join us and learn how to tame the spinning wheel! Those who have some experience on the potter's wheel are welcome too-we will help you develop and refine your skills. We will focus on functional objects such as cups, mugs, vases, and bowls, but a range of experimentation is welcome and will be encouraged. We will also explore surface decoration using slips, glazes, stamps, and anything that will leave a mark in clay.

Pottery: Form, Glaze, Fire

Course No. YAC600.01
Cost $275 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September22-November17 No class Oct. 20 (Saturday) – 1-4pm

Explore pottery-making methods to create functional wares like dishes, bowls, vases, mugs, and tiles all with your own personal touch since they will be made by your hands. Press, pinch, throw, stamp, carve, and form clay into pots that you will decorate with glazes and we will fire in our studio Ôs kilns. The ceramics studio at CIA is fully outfitted with pottery wheels, handbuilding tools, and functional glazes to suit every level of young artists.

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Pre-College Program

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

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