Continuing Education . Classes
Animation with Adobe After Effects
In this class you will learn how to create a simple animation using a combination of Adobe Photoshop and After Effects. Each student will start out by creating storyboard for their animation to plan the narrative and various shots. You will then create a scene and character in Photoshop and learn how to construct elements using basic tools and layers. In After Effects we’ll learn how to use to add movement, sound and other special effects. Each student will leave with a finished 30 second animation. Working knowledge of Photoshop required. Software and computers are provided by CIA. This adult class is also open to students in grades 10-12.
Creating Comics in a Digital Environment
Course No. CEIL 150 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Dates September 10-October 29 (Mondays) – 6-9pm
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. 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.
Course No. CEIL 300 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Dates September 11-October 30 (Tuesdays) – 6-9pm
Underground Comix is an introductory course in the counterculture comix of the 1960's-80s and their continued evolution into the indie comics that exist today. In addition to learning about historical context and prominent artists, participants will explore techniques that will aid in the creation of their own penciled, inked, and colored comic page or 8-page mini comic (a popular underground presentation format). The course will feature an emphasis on page layouts, tactile pen and ink rendering techniques, digital coloring, self-publishing and printing, and will encourage students to embrace all things grotesque, ugly, and weird. This adult class also welcomes students in grades 10-12.