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Continuing Education . Pre-College Classes 2017 . 3D Processes + Wearable Art 

3D Processes + Wearable Art

In this class, you will focus on the art and design of the things we wear, and the exciting process of working from ideas to finished pieces.

You’ll explore inspirations, history, design, materials and digital technologies. You will learn to design and make jewelry and accessories in metal and plastics, and explore a wide range of processes, including computer-aided design (CAD) and 3D printing.

This class includes visiting artists and designers, a field trip, and plenty of time to make finished work for a final fashion show.

CIA Jewelry + Metals graduates have great careers including designing for J Crew, Alexis Bittar, Coach, Vera Wang, Isaac Mizrahi, Tarina Tarantino, Pamela Love, Karen Ko and others.


Our 2017 session has ended. Please check back for more info on our 2018 session.



Matthew Hollern is Professor in Jewelry + Metals at CIA where he has taught for over 25 years. He holds a BS degree in Art and French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MFA in Jewelry and Metals from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, and is included in public and private collections including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Design Museo Helsinki, the Vatican Archives, the Ohio Crafts Museum, and others.

Pamela Argentieri's work has focused on one-of-a-kind studio jewelry and objects. Pamela earned a BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art in 1987, and upon graduation she was awarded the top Gund Scholarship for international travel. She also studied jewelry design at Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy. Her work has been acquired for the permanent collection of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Ohio Craft Museum. Pamela has taught classes and workshops at the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and Kendall College of Art and Design. Her jewelry is sold in galleries throughout the United States. Visit

2017 Pre-College Program

Session 1: July 9-21

Biomedical Art
Foundation in 3D Art + Design


Graphic Design
Industrial Design


Photo + Video

Session 2: July 24-August 5

Architectural Drawing

Digital Painting
Foundation in 2D Art + Design
Game Design
Installation + Multimedia
Print + Ceramics
3D Processes + Wearable Art

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