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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.

2D + 3D Asset Development for Animation

Course No. CEAN 200 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates February 4 - March 24 (Tuesdays) – 6-9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Curious about animation? Learn the techniques and challenges of creating 2D and 3D assets for digital animation production. Students will not only learn to use software relating to industry standards (Zbrush, Photoshop, Maya, and more), but will learn to view the matter from new perspectives. The overall goal of this course is for students to learn a consistent workflow for each project they encounter, develop high quality portfolio piece, and gain a new understanding of industry expectations.

About the Instructor:

Zachary Owens (CIA ’18) is a Cleveland native and a graduate from the Animation program at Cleveland Institute of Art. Beginning with a background in Illustration, his work became more focused as an Animator, and soon after as a 3D Modeler. Currently, he works as a CGI Contract Artist for a studio that creates architectural assets for clients/companies.

Architectural Design

Course No. CEIN 170 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates February 6 - March 26 (Thursdays) – 6-9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Through a combination of lectures and hands-on studio projects you will learn a general history of Interior Design, and will be introduced to the basic principles of Architecture, Space Planning, & Sustainability. We will begin with a basic floor plan and progress to material selections and perspective drawings, and through this project will explore the fundamentals of design & space planning, drafting drawings, rendering in Photoshop, , presentation in InDesign, and practicing critiques. Develop imaginative, responsible design solutions to problems created by the physical limitations of the built environment!

About the Instructor:

Jody Amsden (CIA ’07) has worked at several Top 100 interior design firms, including Fitch (Columbus), Interbrand DesignForum (Dayton), MillerZell (Atlanta), and Vocon (Cleveland). In addition to her teaching post at CIA, Jody works working with Fitzgibbons Design as a freelance designer. She is a past recipient of the Albert K. Murray Scholarship for Academic Excellence at CIA.

Creating Comics in a Digital Environment

Course No. CEIL 150 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Len Peralta
Dates February 5 - March 25 (Wednesdays) – 6-9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Students will learn how to create a comic book from script to finish using a Wacom Cintiq touch screen tablet and Photoshop. Lessons will include teaching how to work with a writer, storyboarding out your comic, composing with digital pencils and inks, and coloring techniques. By the conclusion of the course, students will have their own 12-24 page comic to share with the world. Students should have some experience working in Photoshop and access to a digital drawing device outside of class, such as a Wacom tablet or iPad and Apple Pencil. This adult class also welcomes students in grades 10-12.

About the instructor:

Len Peralta is an illustrator in the Cleveland area who has worked on projects for companies like Discovery Channel, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Steve Jackson Games, Boom! Comics, Rifftrax and Noggin. Len has illustrated several books including Silly Rhymes for Belligerent Children written by MST3K’s Trace Beaulieu and Super Powered Revenge Christmas, a full graphic novel by Bill Corbett. Since 2012, Len has worked 100% in the digital environment.

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