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Continuing Education + Community Outreach

About Face: Portraits

Course No. CEPT 100 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Melissa Harris
Dates September 10-October 29 (Mondays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

This course is an exploration in the history and art of portraiture. Learn to open your eye and steady your hand! In this course focus on rendering skills, while also exploring creative ways to interpret personality and expression. From realistic model drawing/painting to more abstracted methods of representation, this course is great for both practice and trying new things. All levels from beginners to portraitists are welcome!

About the instructor:

Melissa Harris has taught for CIA’s Continuing Education program for 6 years now. Graduating from Cleveland State University with a BA in Studio Arts, Melissa continues to stay active in the Cleveland art scene. She has shown her work in galleries throughout the Cleveland area, including Doubting Thomas, Serefino, Walleye, and the gallery at Cleveland State. Her work has also hung at many establishments throughout the area including La Cav du Vin in Coventry and the Lyndhurst Courthouse. She continues to work out of her home studio where she also provides private lessons.

Abstract + Experimental Drawing

Course No. CEDR 315 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 13-November 1 (Thursdays) – 6-9pm

Get inspired and draw like you've always wanted. This class will encourage you to see the world and your work with new eyes. Students will work with a variety of drawing tools such as pencils, conte crayons, markers, felt tip pens, pastels, and willow charcoal to learn key techniques and concepts that will develop your appreciation and skills in non-representational drawing. The course will pull inspiration from an eclectic array of sources, including modern artists (Klee, Miro, and Kandinsky), YouTube videos, and avant garde film.

Abstract Painting

Course No. CEPT 350 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Terry Clark
Dates September 13-November 1 (Thursdays) – 6:00-9:00pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Abstract painting is a conscious breakaway from traditional realistic painting. This class introduces concepts and techniques used by the masters of Abstraction. Three different artists will influence the class direction. The artists for the summer session are: Mark Rothko, Bridget Riley, and Roy Lichtenstein. Ideas discussed and practiced in class include: color as subject, painting as object, and multiple process applications. In the studio, we will work together towards our goals. Two paintings are made from each reference artist. The first painting is small in scale, simple, and is considered a study or investigation piece. The second painting is large in scale, complex, and is considered a final or finished piece. All of the paintings aim to visually emulate specific styles. Acrylic paint application and color mixing will be presented through instructor demonstrations.

About the instructor:

Terry J. Clark II earned his MFA in Painting from Kent State University in 2004 and his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2002. Terry’s artwork has been featured at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ingenuity Festival, CSU Art Gallery, and is included in the MetroHealth art collection. Terry has taught studio art classes at both Cleveland State University and the Cleveland Institute of Art since 2008. Terry paints with both acrylic and watercolor paints. He also makes sculpture from found objects. His subject matter inspiration comes from earth science and the natural environment. The concepts of natural light, optics, and color are reoccurring themes found in his artwork.

Advanced Cartooning

Course No. YAIL 400
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 8-12
Instructor Josh Usmani
Dates September 15-November 10 (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm

Grades 8-12. Do you know a kid who loves comics and cartoons? In this course, we’ll examine the more technical side of cartooning – both visually and conceptually. We will explore the history of cartooning – with emphasis on Cleveland’s role in the legacy. Students will learn professional standards and practices. We will work individually and collaborate in groups. This advanced cartooning class is meant for any kids who take comics seriously.

About the instructor:

Josh Usmani graduated with a BA in Painting from Cleveland State University in 2013. Before graduation, his work had already been featured in over 100 local and regional exhibitions. He is the Visual Arts Editor at Cleveland Scene Magazine, as well as co-director of Popeye Gallery at Survival Kit at 78th Street Studios. He also teaches cartooning classes for an after-school program at Campus International School. His artwork is represented by Tregoning & Company in Cleveland. View his work at joshusmani.com.

Animation with Adobe After Effects

Course No. CEAN 110 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Adri Nerone
Dates September 13-November 1 (Thursdays) – 6pm - 9pm

In this class you will learn how to create a simple animation using a combination of Adobe Photoshop and After Effects. Each student will start out by creating storyboard for their animation to plan the narrative and various shots. You will then create a scene and character in Photoshop and learn how to construct elements using basic tools and layers. In After Effects we’ll learn how to use to add movement, sound and other special effects. Each student will leave with a finished 30 second animation. Working knowledge of Photoshop required. Software and computers are provided by CIA. This adult class is also open to students in grades 10-12.

Beginning Painting

Course No. CEPT 110 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Susan Danko
Dates September 10-October 29 (Mondays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

In this introductory painting course students will learn the fundamental techniques and processes of painting with acrylic paint. Class projects will target basic painting principles and guide students to develop a better understanding of tools and materials, acrylic paint and mediums, basic color theory, and two-dimensional design concepts. Discussions, demonstrations, and handouts will provide students with valuable resources to facilitate good painting practices and artistic growth.

About the instructor:

Susan Danko received a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1998 and has a successful career as a fine art painter. She is a 2013 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award recipient. Her work is included in prominent art collections including the Cleveland Clinic, the Ohio Arts Council, and First Energy Corporation. Susan is represented by Bonfoey Gallery in Cleveland. Examples of her work may be viewed on her website: susandanko.com.

Beyond iPhoneography

Course No. YAPH 200 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Dates September 15-November 10 (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm

Grades 9-12. Mobile photography and video are powerful tools for creating original digital content. Explore select apps designed for capturing, creating, workflow, editing, and producing immersive digital content. Learn how to create, integrate, and leverage your digital content into specific social media platforms, that enhance, develop, and communicate your personal brand and artistic visions. Students will be expected to bring either an iPhone or iPad to class.

Beyond iPhoneography

Course No. YAPH 200 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Dates September 15-November 10 (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm

Grades 9-12. Mobile photography and video are powerful tools for creating original digital content. Explore select apps designed for capturing, creating, workflow, editing, and producing immersive digital content. Learn how to create, integrate, and leverage your digital content into specific social media platforms, that enhance, develop, and communicate your personal brand and artistic visions. Students will be expected to bring either an iPhone or iPad to class.

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2018 Scholastic Writing Catalog

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