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Advanced Cartooning

Course No. YAIL 400
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 8-12
Instructor Josh Usmani
Dates September 15-November 10 (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm

Grades 8-12. Do you know a kid who loves comics and cartoons? In this course, we’ll examine the more technical side of cartooning – both visually and conceptually. We will explore the history of cartooning – with emphasis on Cleveland’s role in the legacy. Students will learn professional standards and practices. We will work individually and collaborate in groups. This advanced cartooning class is meant for any kids who take comics seriously.

About the instructor:

Josh Usmani graduated with a BA in Painting from Cleveland State University in 2013. Before graduation, his work had already been featured in over 100 local and regional exhibitions. He is the Visual Arts Editor at Cleveland Scene Magazine, as well as co-director of Popeye Gallery at Survival Kit at 78th Street Studios. He also teaches cartooning classes for an after-school program at Campus International School. His artwork is represented by Tregoning & Company in Cleveland. View his work at joshusmani.com.

Beyond iPhoneography

Course No. YAPH 200 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Dates September 15-November 10 (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm

Grades 9-12. Mobile photography and video are powerful tools for creating original digital content. Explore select apps designed for capturing, creating, workflow, editing, and producing immersive digital content. Learn how to create, integrate, and leverage your digital content into specific social media platforms, that enhance, develop, and communicate your personal brand and artistic visions. Students will be expected to bring either an iPhone or iPad to class.

Beyond iPhoneography

Course No. YAPH 200 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Dates September 15-November 10 (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm

Grades 9-12. Mobile photography and video are powerful tools for creating original digital content. Explore select apps designed for capturing, creating, workflow, editing, and producing immersive digital content. Learn how to create, integrate, and leverage your digital content into specific social media platforms, that enhance, develop, and communicate your personal brand and artistic visions. Students will be expected to bring either an iPhone or iPad to class.

Creative Clay Studio

Course No. YACR 350 00
Cost $250 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 6-10
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates June 4 - June 15 (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Grades 6-10. Explore your imagination by creating sculpture and pottery through the use of this tactile material. You will learn the skills of hand-building and working on the potter's wheel as you develop and translate your ideas into three-dimensional works of art. You will finish off your creations with high temperature (2350° F) glazes that will be fired off in our professional level kilns. High school students have the opportunity to develop their portfolios for high school or college admission. Be prepared to get messy! Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear (old t-shirts and sneakers are best; no open-toed shoes). All skill levels are welcome.

About the instructor:

Eleni DiMaio is a ceramic artist living and working in Cleveland Ohio. Originally from Rhode Island, DiMaio graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art and fell in love with Cleveland and has lived here eleven years now. During her time at CIA she received a Viktor Schreckengost award for excellence in ceramics. She is a member of the Northern Ohio Clay Guild as well as Brick Ceramics in Collinwood. Her current work is attempting to draw attention to the beauty of ceramic materials by creating jewelry and housewares that are simple, graceful, and strong.

Digital Photography and Adobe Photoshop

Course No. YAPH 100 00
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Instructor Nicole Bozickovich
Dates September 15-November 10 (Saturdays) – 9:30am - 12:30pm

Grades 5-8. This class will encourage creativity through photography. You will be introduced to key elements of photography including composition, portraits, landscapes, and more. Through experimentation and demonstrations you will create images and begin to understand the medium as an art form. Students will then take their images to the computer lab and learn to alter them using PhotoShop: cropping, light balance, color editing, and more. Emphasis will be placed on enjoyment, fun, and creativity. Please bring your own camera – any point-and-shoot model will do.

Drawing Beyond the Pencil

Course No. YAFD 215 00
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Candice Dangerfield
Dates September 15-November 10 (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Grades 5-8. Sharpen your drawing skills and expand your artistic horizons using a variety of traditional and non-traditional materials. You will take your drawing abilities to a whole new level with projects designed to expand the application of fundamental drawing practices in new ways. We will establish the importance of keeping sketchbooks to practice, plan, and communicate creative ideas. Through inspirational field trips to University Circle institutions like the Cleveland Museum of Art and class discussion, we will address the question of looking versus seeing as essential to the creative processes of the visual artist. Students of all skill levels are welcome to explore a variety of media and techniques to create artwork beyond the boundaries of what we commonly known as "drawing." Modified projects will provide repeat students a new experience every time.

About the instructor:

Candice Dangerfield teaches individual and small group classes at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Botanical Garden, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, at her studio in Elyria, and the Cleveland Institute of Art. She has a BFA in Drawing & Painting from BGSU, foundations from CIA, and Art Education licensure from Notre Dame College in Ohio. Candice's artwork has been recognized regionally and nationally. Most recently awarded “Best in Show” in Shaker Heights, her other exhibitions include: the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, and The Corcoran Museum in Washington, D.C.

Drawing Beyond the Pencil II

Course No. YAFD 245
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 15-November 10 (Saturdays) – 1-4pm

Grades 6-9. Through visits to the Cleveland Museum of Art we will explore concepts of abstraction varying from that of Surrealist artists like Dalí, Miró, and Magritte; Cubist artists such as Picasso or Braque, Impressionists such as Degás and Monét; and Pop and Modern artists Andy Warhol and Chuck Close. Projects will include multimedia collage to create Cubism-inspired art, abstracted portraiture like Roualt, Modigliani, and Van Gogh; and action painting like Jackson Pollock. Explore, enrich, and expand your perceptions to create artwork that inspires and encourages new ways of seeing things. This is a great first art class for middle schoolers, or follow up class for students who have taken Drawing Beyond the Pencil.

Emerging Artists

Course No. YAFD 125 00
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 6-9
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Jody Amsden
Dates September 15-November 10 (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Grades 6-9. A fun overview course designed to allow each student to explore a variety of media, techniques and methods. Projects focus on introducing and developing the elements of art (line, form, color, value, texture) and principles of design (balance, variety, harmony). We will examine some of the masters in painting as well as architecture. Projects will include engraving, Picasso-style self portraits, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s prairie-style windows. Students will learn about the importance of creating an artist statement for their work. Understanding and appreciation of self and others through art, history, culture and heritage is emphasized. Students will have the opportunity to make personal choices about the creation of their art.

About the instructor:

Jody Amsden earned a BFA in Architectural Design from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2007, and she has worked at several Top 100 interior design firms, including Fitch (Columbus), Interbrand DesignForum (Dayton), MillerZell (Atlanta), and Vocon (Cleveland). Combining an enthusiasm for art and an affinity for young artists, this marks her second summer as an instructor in CIA's Pre-College Program. In addition to her teaching post at CIA, Jody is currently working with Fitzgibbons Design as a freelance designer. She is a past recipient of the Albert K. Murray Scholarship for Academic Excellence at CIA.

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