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Teacher Workshops

Fall workshop registration is open!

Cross curricular programs for K-12 educators

Reconnect with your artistic side and develop new techniques and perspectives that you can take back to the classroom. Earn CEUs or one graduate workshop credit, network with other educators, and enhance your skills in digital arts, craft, design, and fine arts.

Fall 2021 Teacher Workshops

Register now for our fall in-person workshops on Saturday, October 16 from 9am-4pm. Workshops are $65 and lunch is provided!

Register over the phone by calling 216-421-7460 or by completing this registration form and emailing it to, faxing it to 216-754-4089, or mailing it to Continuing Education, Cleveland Institute of Art, 11610 Euclid Ave, Cleveland OH 44106. Cash, check, credit card, and purchase orders are accepted.

All About Wacom Cintiqs

What is a Wacom Cintiq and how can you use it? Whether you want to draw, design, animate, or make digital art, there are many ways to get creative using a Wacom Cintiq! In this workshop, we’ll delve into the world of digital creation using these interactive drawing monitors and pens. After learning how to use the technology, we’ll apply our skills by creating digital paintings. Wacom Cintiqs are a great resource for in-person and virtual classrooms, and allow for students and educators to express their creativity while becoming well-versed in technology used by today’s top art and design industries.

Gerry Shamray is best known for his sketchy life-like drawings of Harvey Pekar in the comic book “American Splendor” that was later turned into a hit movie starring Paul Giamatti. He’s also worked with legendary comic strip artist/writer Tom Batiuk (“Crankshaft,” “Funky Winkerbean”) on the nationally syndicated strip, “John Darling.” While working in the newspaper business as an artist and writer, Gerry has garnered 25 national and statewide awards and even earned a local Emmy during his stint at the Cleveland PBS station. To see Gerry's work, visit

Ceramics: 3D Printing

Explore the processes of 3D printing with clay! We’ll learn how to design cups and bowls with Rhinoceros software, load, assemble, and print them with a 3D printer. We’ll explore software modeling tools such as Loft, Revolve, and Simplify 3D. Spend the day model making and learning the creative fabrication possibilities!

Alberto Veronica Lopez received his MFA at Syracuse University and his BFA at Kansas City Art Institute. His artwork centers on the various ways that compassion manifests itself—both his own and others. Ceramic objects and series that have been made so far include Daylight Cups, Daily Molds of Kindness, Dinnerware sets, Molds of Daily sympathy sculptures, Ceramic Bread, Trust Gimbals, and Levitation Experiments. His process is one of exploration and analysis of material, community, and education. View examples of Alberto's work here.

Paper Marbling

Marbling is the technique of transferring paint suspended on water to another surface, traditionally paper. In this workshop, learn the essentials of marbling with acrylic paints: how to set up a marbling station, how to prepare paper, and how to recreate traditional marbling patterns.

Claire Marks, a native of Akron, OH, has spent the past several years immersing herself in the mesmerizing world of paper marbling. For her undergraduate thesis at the Cleveland Institute of Art (2015), Marks explored oil-marbling as a medium for expressive, abstract storytelling. Her prints have been exhibited in many northeast Ohio venues including the Morgan Conservatory of Papermaking, Summit Artspace, and the John F. Seiberling Gallery. Marks sells her marbled paper and hand-bound books locally through her business Peaceable Kingdom Books.

Register for workshops by October 10!

For more information:

Continuing Education
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