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Continuing Education

Continuing Education . Overview

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About Continuing Education at CIA

Our Mission

CIA’s Continuing Education and Community Outreach (CECO) program offers dynamic art and design classes through unique course content and access to high-quality faculty and facilities. Each semester we serve adults and students in grades 5-12 by helping each individual learn new techniques or improve existing skills.

Our courses for adults and young artists cover a wide range of processes and mediums, and can accommodate all skill levels. Evening classes for adults take place once a week for an eight-week session. Young Artist's classes are held on Saturdays during the spring and fall semesters for eight weeks, and are Monday through Friday during the summer for two weeks.

Along with serving the community, Continuing Education has multiple educator-focused programs, including our teacher workshops and the Summer Teacher Residency. Through CECO, the Cleveland Institute of Art acts as the regional affiliate for the Greater Cleveland Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, hosting adjudication, exhibition and ceremony each year for Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga Counties.

Course Registration

In order to prepare our studios, equipment, and supplies, the registration for our fall session is now closed. Check back for updates on our spring session!

What types of classes do we offer?

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October 19, 2019

Our one-day teacher workshops offer a wide variety of professional development and art-making opportunities for K-12 educators in all subjects. Register online by October 7 to save a seat!

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Cleveland Institute of Art is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.


Pre-College Program

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