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Continuing Education + Community Outreach

Thank you for your interest in our Continuing Education classes. Registration for our 2019 summer classes is open through Friday, May 17.

Basics in Fiber Art

Course No. CEFM 135 00
Cost $345 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates June 13 - August 8 (no class July 4) (Thursdays) – 6-9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

This class will focus on passing down the long-loved craft of using yarn in different fiber art techniques. Students will learn basics in knitting, crochet, macramé, and weaving. We will start the session off by learning the simple stitches of knitting and purling in the form of a scarf. A variety of patterns based on desired difficulty level will be provided for each student. In the next project, students will learn the advantages of using crochet for more sculptural pieces and the foundations of creating a hat. In later projects, we will work on the art of knotting in macramé and the simple structure of weaving.

About the instructor:

Carmen Romine graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2010 with a BFA in Fiber and Material Studies. Her work focuses on sustainability and is inspired by memories of the surrounding rural landscape of where she grew up. Carmen has exhibited work in several galleries throughout northeast Ohio and has been featured in the arts section of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. She's taught a variety of different art forms and enjoys passing down her knowledge and love of art.

Experimental Projects in Ceramics

Course No. CECR 700 00
Cost $345 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Lynne Lofton
Dates June 11 - August 6 (no class July 30) (Tuesdays) – 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.

Jewelry + Metals: Bangle Workshop

Course No. CEJM 135
Cost $150 Register Now
Sessions 3
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates June 25-July 1 (Tues, Thurs, Mon) – 6-9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

In this short three-part workshop, students will learn how to measure, form, solder and add texture to copper wire stock in order to create bangle bracelets. On the first day, the design process and introduction to metalworking will be demonstrated and practiced. The next day will focus on adding texture to your piece and how to solder and form it into a bangle bracelet (one continuous circle as opposed to a cuff bracelet). On the last day we will finish the piece(s) adding a patina and/or high polish to an almost mirror finish. Great for new or experienced jewelers.

About the instructor:

Susan Skozcen Southard creates one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces that have been shown in galleries such as Velvet DaVinci and Sienna Gallery. She has been awarded an Ohio Arts Council Grant in 2010 and “Best of Metal” in 2015 at the “Best of 2015” Ohio Designer Craftsmen Annual Exhibition. She is a former professor of fine art at Indiana University Kokomo, and has adjunct at Kent State University, University of Akron, and CIA. She currently is an art teacher at Gilmour Academy.

Pleated Pattern Origami

Course No. CEFM 220
Cost $170 Register Now
Sessions 4
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor James Peake
Dates June 11 -July 2 (Tuesdays) – 6:30-9:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Learn the technique of folding single sheets of paper into eye-catching pleated paper sculptures. Known as the “corrugation method”, this somewhat esoteric style of origami differs in that it follows a system as opposed to step-by-step diagram instructions. Once learned, this technique can be applied to endless variations of seemingly impossible patterns that derive their beauty from the interplay of light and shadow. This improvisational method could be likened to the “jazz” of origami. We will also look at ways the folded forms can be taken further into other realms including but not limited to photography, architecture, science, and technology.

About the instructor:

James W. Peake, Oberlin College graduate, is an artist, educator and community organizer who lives and works in Oberlin, Ohio. As Education Director for the non-profit FAVA (Firelands Association for the Visual Arts), James is involved in the organization of numerous art courses for students of all ages throughout Lorain County. He assists with the implementation of the Big Parade, the Oberlin Chalk Walk, and the FAVA Folding Festival. James founded the FAVA Folding Festival, which includes a gallery exhibition featuring elite origami artists from around the globe, and free public workshops. As an active member of the international folding community, James regularly attends origami conferences throughout the world. His collaborative efforts include extensive work with the Allen Memorial Art Museum, the Oberlin Public Library (OPL), and Oberlin College.

Print for the People: Screen Printing 101

Course No. CEPM 235
Cost $345 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates June 10 - July 29 (Mondays) – 6-9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Students will learn the basics of screen printing, covering all aspects of production from start to finish. Special study and consideration will be given to the rich history of printmaking, especially as a tool for radical social change. Of all the visual arts, printmaking perhaps has been the most influential in shaping our world due to the medium’s inherent nature of mass production, duplication, and its subsequent affordability. This course will focus on teaching not only technical skills but explore real-world printmaking applications and their impact. This adult class is also open to students in grades 9-12.

About the instructor

April Bleakney is an artist, entrepreneur, and student of history. After graduating from Kent State University at the height of the recession, she launched her creative business, APE MADE, in 2011. While primarily working as a screen printer, April also loves photography, drawing, and mixed media work. She utilizes only eco-friendly hand printing techniques and strives to engage with the community through the arts.




Wheel Throwing: Beginning + Advanced

Course No. CECR 200 00
Cost $345 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Amy Halko
Dates June 10 - July 29 (Mondays) – 6pm-9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel! Students can choose from rustic stoneware clay or smooth white porcelain. Beginners will learn to make basic forms like cylinders, bowls, and mugs on the wheel. Using colored slips and glaze, inlay, texture, and carving you will learn various ways to finish your creations. Students with throwing experience will get one-on-one instruction and help in developing their own personal projects. Feel free to bring sketches, drawings, or any inspiration for your projects. You will need basic pottery tools, an apron, a towel, and plastic to cover your pots (dry cleaning bags are best). Clay and tools are available in class for purchase.

About the instructor:

Amy Halko is a studio potter with a BFA from Bowling Green State University and MFA from The Ohio State University, she has taught at Southern Methodist University, Eastfield College, community education classes, a number of workshops, and was a visiting artist at The Pottery Workshop in Jingdhezhen, China. In 2006 Amy spent the summer as a resident at The Archie Bray Foundation, an internationally recognized center for the advancement of ceramic art. She is a cofounder of The Dallas Pottery Invitational and Clay Wood Cloth. Amy’s work is in several collections and is shown nationally.

Wheel Throwing: Beginning + Advanced

Course No. CECR 200 00
Cost $345 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Amy Halko
Dates June 10 - July 29 (Mondays) – 6pm-9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel! Students can choose from rustic stoneware clay or smooth white porcelain. Beginners will learn to make basic forms like cylinders, bowls, and mugs on the wheel. Using colored slips and glaze, inlay, texture, and carving you will learn various ways to finish your creations. Students with throwing experience will get one-on-one instruction and help in developing their own personal projects. Feel free to bring sketches, drawings, or any inspiration for your projects. You will need basic pottery tools, an apron, a towel, and plastic to cover your pots (dry cleaning bags are best). Clay and tools are available in class for purchase.

About the instructor:

Amy Halko is a studio potter with a BFA from Bowling Green State University and MFA from The Ohio State University, she has taught at Southern Methodist University, Eastfield College, community education classes, a number of workshops, and was a visiting artist at The Pottery Workshop in Jingdhezhen, China. In 2006 Amy spent the summer as a resident at The Archie Bray Foundation, an internationally recognized center for the advancement of ceramic art. She is a cofounder of The Dallas Pottery Invitational and Clay Wood Cloth. Amy’s work is in several collections and is shown nationally.

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