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Fall registration will be open from July 12 through August 23. Please contact our office at 216.421.7460 or ce@cia.edu with any questions.

Cloisonne Enamel Jewelry

Course No. CEJM 275 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 10-October 29 (Tuesdays) – 6-9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Enamel offers a wide range of opportunities to work with color, pattern, and textures in the making of one-of-a kind jewelry. Students will learn design and special techniques with a focus on cloisonné enamel, including the development of unique color pallets, bending wires with jigs, proper washing techniques for vivid colors, layering colors, precious metal foils, bezels, and working with sterling silver and other non-ferrous metals to fabricate settings. Copper and bronze materials are provided to each student as part of the class. Sterling and fine silver are also available, at cost, through our on-line store. Beginners through advanced students are encouraged. Advanced students may pursue independent projects one-on-one, with the instructor.

About the Instructor:

Pamela Argentieri grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1987, and also studied jewelry design at Studio Art Center International, in Florence, Italy. Upon graduation she was awarded the Institute's top Gund Scholarship for international travel. Her work is held in the permanent collection of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the archives of the Vatican in Rome, as well as many private collections. Pamela Argentieri has been represented in exhibitions and galleries throughout the United States and abroad for more than thirty years.

Experimental Projects in Ceramics

Course No. CECR 700 00
Cost $345 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Lynne Lofton
Dates September 11-October 30 (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.

Introduction to Jewelry + Metals

Course No. CEJM 105 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 11-October 30 (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.

Toys: Found Object Metalsmithing

Course No. CEJM 140 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 14-November 9, 2019 (no class October 19) (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.



Weaving and Sculptural Basketry

Course No. CEFM 105 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 11-October 30 (Wednesdays) – 6-9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

This course will explore frame loom weaving and sculptural basketry. Each student will learn how to use a portable 12" x 12" frame loom and learn to weave cloth. We will cover techniques such as tapestry weaving, rya knots and inlay. The class will also explore sculptural basketry, using techniques such as plating, twining and coiling. We will use materials such as reed, paper, twine and found plastics. Students are encouraged to come with a spirit of exploration, and will leave with a variety of samples as well as the skills and tools to continue their practice at home.

About the Instructor:

Eleanor Anderson graduated from Colorado College in 2012 where she studied printmaking and fibers. She works across a broad range of media including ceramics, textiles and sculpture. She has been a resident at the Praxis Fiber Studio, Brick Ceramics, Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY, and a resident at The Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY. Eleanor recently finished a two year Core Fellowship at Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina.

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