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Continuing Education + Community Outreach

Spring registration will be open Friday, October 25 through Friday, January 17. Please contact our office at 216.421.7460 or ce@cia.edu with any questions.

Experimental Projects in Ceramics

Course No. CECR 700 00
Cost $345 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Lynne Lofton
Dates February 5 - March 25 (Wednesdays) – 6-9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Have you ever wanted to try out handbuilding techniques in your clay studio? Or are you eyeing an experimental glaze combination, or want to get reps in on the wheel? In this course ceramic students will have the opportunity to focus on a specific project or technique, with guidance from an instructor. As a material, clay provides endless possibilities for exploration; this is the perfect place to test those methods and create something truly unique. Propose a project to develop throughout the course using the resourceful, open-studio environment of the CIA ceramics facilities. Please bring in sketches of your proposed project and inspirations on the first day of class. Please bring dry cleaning or garbage bags for covering your works in progress. Clay and tools are available in class for purchase.

About the instructor:

Lynne Norwood Lofton received her BS in Art Education from Northern Illinois University and after moving to Ohio, attended the Cleveland Institute of Art in the Ceramics program. She has been a ceramic artist and teacher for over 35 years, exhibiting in galleries throughout the Midwest. Sixteen years ago, Lynne founded TerraVista Studios in the Cleveland Arts Quarter, and has been working there ever since.

Glassblowing For All Levels

Course No. CEGL 140 00
Cost $430 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates February 5 - March 25 (Wednesdays) – 6-9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

This class will focus on building a strong foundation for working in a hot glass studio. After learning to gather molten glass out of the furnace, students will work both independently and in pairs to create both clear and colored glass objects. Both blown glass vessels and solid sculptural basics will be covered, along with the basics of grinding and polishing to create different finishes.

About the instructor:

Heather Clancy (CIA ’18) is a graduate of the Glass program at Cleveland Institute of Art. An alum of the workshops of both the Pittsburgh Glass Center and Penland School of Glass, she worked as a Tech Assistant and Instructor at the Pittsburgh Glass Center. Heather is currently serving as the Artist in Residence for the Glass department at CIA. Her work was most recent exhibited at Swing States: Recent Perspectives in Glass Sculpture from the Middle West, at The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH.

Graphics, Patterns, and Images in Metal

Course No. CEJM 200 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates February 4 - March 24 (Tuesdays) – 6pm-9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

How does contemporary work in jewelry and metalsmithing embrace popular culture, and the myriad graphics and images we see every day? This class will explore the use of graphics, patterns, and images for making jewelry, objects, and works for the wall. We will address techniques for etching as a means to translate graphics, patterns, and images into metal. We will learn and apply basic metal fabrication to transform our etchings into jewelry, small objects, and works for the wall. We invite you to bring images, photos, graphics, drawings, doodles, and sketches. All tools and materials for this class will be provided.

About the instructor:

Lyanne Torres graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in the Jewelry and Metals department with an emphasis in Enameling in 2014. She became the Artist in Residence for a year after graduation and is the Technical Specialist for the Jewelry and Metals department.

Jewelry + Metalsmithing For All Levels

Course No. CEJM 140 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates February 5 - March 25 (Wednesdays) – 6-9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Jewelry + Metals is a vast medium that affords a great variety of outcomes, when the right knowledge and skills are applied. This class will introduce students to the tools, planning process, and good bench methods towards the production of jewelry. With the help of demonstrations each week, students will learn design and layout, fabrication, soldering, surfaces, and finishing techniques. Non-ferrous metals, including copper, brass, bronze, aluminum, and silver; as well as found objects and alternative materials will be considered and will allow for unique and meaningful results. Beginning to advanced students are welcome, and students will typically finish 1-2 significant projects in 8 weeks.

About the Instructor:

Jennifer Chronister received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and her MA from Case Western Reserve University. Much of her work as a metalsmith has been inspired by her family - from the creation of a ring that allowed one to play tic tac toe, to a business based on the charming way children see their world, thus launching Magic Dog Studio (2007 - 2017). She started the Metals and Jewelry Program at Magnificat High School in 2000, and has gone on to teach jewelry and metals at Lakeland Community College, Cleveland Institute of Art, and Saint Ignatius High School.

Metalsmithing: Found Objects

Course No. CEJM 140 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates February 8 - April 11 (No class Feb 15 or March 21) (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Where do ideas begin? A recycled coffee can, a poem, a word, a scrap of wood? Considering what we experience daily and through the investigation of everyday objects we will reinterpret basic forms and experience into projects which may be comprised of “toys” and small sculptural objects. This Jewelry + Metals department course will focus on developing and applying simple, traditional and non-traditional methods of fine metalsmithing fabrication and surface treatments on these non-traditional and found objects. Participants are encouraged to bring personal objects of interest as well as collect objects to base ideas on while in the class.

About the Instructor:

Mark Hartung received his BFA from Kent State University in1982. Glass was the main focus of his studies at that time. After graduating he moved to Ann Arbor Michigan where he developed a glass blowing studio and began a business, designing and manufacturing hand blown art glass which included vases, bowls, perfume bottles, etc. After seven successful years of running the business Mark had the opportunity to travel to San Diego and enroll in a Jewelry/Metals class at San Diego State University. Upon returning to Ohio Mark turned his focus on an completely different body of work. He began working with metal which includes copper and steel and other materials such as wood, found objects, prisma color pencils and patinas. Mark has been able to continue to develop his work while working full time jobs and with the help of funding he has received through the Ohio Arts Council. Mark is currently employed at Heather Moore Jewelry where he works as a studio technician.



Stone Carving

Course No. CESC 145 00
Cost $375 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates February 5 - March 25 (Wednesdays) – 6-9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Learn to create a sculpture out of a colorful alabaster stone. Using the reductive method, experience the form emerging from the center of your stone. This class will teach you the step-by-step process of designing, carving, and polishing your stone. You will learn to use special tools and techniques that will result in a beautiful finished and polished stone. Most tools and materials will be provided.

About the Instructor:

Rick Rollenhagen is a Cleveland-based stone carver. Prior to moving to Cleveland, he showed his work in several European cities and in the Tampa Bay AREA. He has been honored by his participation in the Florence Biennale, Italy; a residency in Budapest, Hungary; and a scholarship in 2019 to study stone carving in Vermont.

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