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Basics in Fiber Art

Course No. CEFM 135 00
Cost $345 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates February 7 - March 28 (Thursdays) – 6-9pm

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.

Enamel Jewelry

Course No. CEJM 220 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Pamela Argentieri
Dates February 6 - March 27 (Wednesdays) – 6-9pm

Students will learn to design jewelry working with enamel, sterling silver, and other non-ferrous metals. Enamel offers a wide range of opportunities to work with color, pattern, and textures, in the fabrication of one-of-a kind jewelry. Core techniques in jewelry and enamel including, setting, cold-joining, mechanism, linkages, and various enamel techniques will be presented. Each student will be provided with copper and bronze as part of the class. Sterling silver is also available, at cost, through our on-line store. Beginners through advanced students are encouraged. Advanced students may pursue independent projects on a one-to-one basis 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 was acquired for the permanent collection of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and is held in the archives of the Vatican, as well as other private collections. Pamela Argentieri’s work has been presented in exhibitions and galleries throughout the United States and abroad for thirty years.

Enamel Jewelry

Course No. CEJM 220 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Pamela Argentieri
Dates February 6 - March 27 (Wednesdays) – 6-9pm

Students will learn to design jewelry working with enamel, sterling silver, and other non-ferrous metals. Enamel offers a wide range of opportunities to work with color, pattern, and textures, in the fabrication of one-of-a kind jewelry. Core techniques in jewelry and enamel including, setting, cold-joining, mechanism, linkages, and various enamel techniques will be presented. Each student will be provided with copper and bronze as part of the class. Sterling silver is also available, at cost, through our on-line store. Beginners through advanced students are encouraged. Advanced students may pursue independent projects on a one-to-one basis 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 was acquired for the permanent collection of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and is held in the archives of the Vatican, as well as other private collections. Pamela Argentieri’s work has been presented in exhibitions and galleries throughout the United States and abroad for 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 February 6 - March 27 (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 Together for All Levels

Course No. CEGL 160 00
Cost $430 Register Now
Sessions 6
Dates February 4 - March 11 (Thursdays) – 6-9pm

In this technical class, students will be surveying basics and learning unique techniques for form and color application. We will emphasize teamwork and communication in the hot shop through working on at least one collaborative piece per class. We will also briefly cover aesthetics, design, and history as a vessel to inform what and why we are making. This is a class in which you can truly make whatever you want, with demos and instruction based on class interests. This is a hot studio class so expect to get dirty and sweaty!! Bring eye protection and please wear natural fiber clothing and close-toed shoes.

About the instructor:

S. Jordan Fine is an artist and maker living in Cleveland using glass as her primary medium. Since graduating from the Cleveland Institute of Art she has been heavily involved in the local art scene both from behind the scenes and as a showing artist. www.patternplayglass.com.

Intro to Blacksmithing

Course No. CESC 130
Cost $375 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Steve Smolinski
Dates June 5- July 24 (Tuesdays) – 6-9pm

Light a fire and swing a hammer. Learn how to forge steel! In this class students will learn the essentials of blacksmithing. Using our gas forge, we will learn how to heat and forge steel using the processes of upsetting, tapering, fullering, forming scrolls, and ornamental twists. We will also cover several techniques for forming steel without heat. Students will then get to make one functional piece and one decorative/nonfunctioanl piece of iron work. Come willing to learn and we will make the anvil ring.

Wheel Throwing: Beginning + Advanced

Course No. CECR 200 00
Cost $345 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Amy Halko
Dates February 5 - April 2 (Tuesdays) – 6pm-9pm

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
Instructor Amy Halko
Dates February 5 - April 2 (Tuesdays) – 6pm-9pm

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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