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Continuing Education

Continuing Education . Life Drawing Classes 

Life Drawing Classes

Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced artist, pay-as-you-go life drawing sessions allow you to develop or refine your life drawing skills. With a per-session limit of 25 attendees, these intimate life drawing sessions allow you to draw the figure at your own pace and receive individual critique from the moderator. 

CIA provides the model and the moderator. You provide your own drawing supplies.

Doors open at 6:30pm. It is recommended to arrive between 6:30-6:45pm, leaving enough time to register and get settled in the room. Students will not be admitted after 7:00pm.

Life Drawing sessions are facilitated by Eddie Mitchell

Eddie Mitchell received his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in painting and drawing in 1987 with a top traveling scholarship award. Eddie has taught art classes at Lakeland Community College for the past 22 years. At CIA, he has facilitated the evening Life Drawing classes, co-taught the Foundations in Art + Design Pre-College summer program and the Portfolio Preparation class since 2009. He has maintained a full-time studio for the past 28 years. His work is represented in several galleries across the country. Eddie has been in over 150 art shows, created numerous commissioned pieces for public locations, and sold over 1,000 paintings. His experience and passion in creating and teaching art has assisted numerous students win recognition in various art shows. Eddie has also assisted many students prepare work for their art portfolios for college admission, in hopes to increase their chances of earning merit scholarships based on a high quality portfolio.

Current Session: Fall

  • Wednesdays, 7-9pm
  • August 31 - November 16
  • Room 302

Next Session: Spring

  • Wednesdays, 7-9pm
  • January 25 - April 12

For more information:

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General Admission:  $15
College Student ID:  $10
High School ID: $5

Students under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a parental release form at the time of first attendance.

Save $30! Purchase a Life Drawing Pass for $90. Your pass gets you eight sessions for the price of six. Available at the door or by calling 216.421.7460.


Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
Room 302 


7–9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

Note: Students will not be admitted once the class reaches 25 person capacity or after 7pm.


Fall: August 31 - November 16

Spring: January 25 - April 12

High School Students

Please complete and have your parent/guardian sign this form acknowledging that they understand that Life Drawing classes involve nude models.

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