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Continuing Education . Pre-College Classes 2017 . Architectural Drawing 

Architectural Drawing

Have you ever thought about why stores, restaurants, hotels, libraries, hospitals, homes, and just about any built space look and function the way they do? 

Designers made choices to create these spaces, and you can too. This course will teach you the elements, principles, and theory of architecture as applied to residential and commercial environments. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on studio projects, you will learn the general process of sketching, drawing and the basic principles of architecture.

We will explore the fundamentals of design and space planning, as well as basic skills and techniques of both visual and oral presentations. These skills will include drafting, rendering, perspective drawing, material selections, and critiques, and will be used to develop projects of your choice. Throughout this two-week course you will be encouraged to develop imaginative, responsible design solutions to problems created by the physical limitations of the built environment.


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



Jody Amsden received her BFA in Interior Architecture at Cleveland Institute of Art.  Jody is a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional with a passion for green design, and creative problem-solving. Her clients have included Coco-Cola, Wal-Mart, KeyBank, Wells Fargo and Huntington Bank to name a few.  

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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2017 Faculty Exhibition

CIA’s Faculty Exhibition is on view in Reinberger Gallery through October 8.

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