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Our fall registration is open through Friday, August 28. Please contact our office at ce@cia.edu with any questions.

Fundamentals of Drawing

Course No. YADR 220 00
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Dates September 19 - November 7 (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm

Grades 5-8. The goal of this class is to guide students in establishing a drawing practice. Drawing is fundamental to any art practice and enhances our ability to research, design, and communicate in intuitive ways. Through drawing, we can celebrate our world and imagine new worlds. In this class, we will explore fundamental approaches to drawing through basic life-drawing exercises, as well as take on more inventive and creative approaches that will help cultivate creative agency. Students will be introduced to various drawing materials and learn how to use them. A consistent sketchbook practice will be encouraged outside of class.

*Note: This is an online course

About the instructor:

Anna Chapman is a painter and teaching artist with a background in the decorative and healing arts. She received her BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012. Before moving to Ohio to paint and teach in 2019, she spent 6 years living in NYC working with artists such as Max Gimblett, Michele Oka Doner, and Anne Peabody. Through apprenticeship under these artists and classes at Kremer pigments, Chapman accrued an extensive knowledge of fine art methods & materials including how to make her own paints and substrates. She is passionate about passing this knowledge on to artists.

Narrative Self Portraits

Course No. YADR 350 00
Cost $275 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Dates September 19 - November 7 (Saturdays) – 1-4pm

Grades 9-12. This class will explore the self and how we communicate who we are visually. Looking at portraits and self-portraits throughout history, we will learn about images as tools for communicating: from wealth and power to emotion and identity. By exploring our personal histories and using setting as a narrative tool, we’ll create highly individualized self-portraits using a variety of drawing tools. This class will emphasize drawing realistic portraits by mastering facial expressions and the tricky skill of drawing likeness. This is a great course for students developing pieces for their portfolio.

Note: This is an online course.

About the Instructor:

Davon Brantley is a Cleveland native and graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art. His work explores the psychological effects of trauma on development into adulthood through self-portraiture.

Portfolio Preparation: Drawing from Life

Course No. YADR 700 00
Cost $275 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Instructor Eddie Mitchell
Dates September 19 - November 7 (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm

Grades 9-12. This course will guide you through the basics of observational drawing to create high quality and finished pieces that you can add to your art portfolio. You’ll utilize different drawing materials and processes, from portraits, to still life, to landscape/nature/botanical drawing. We will also practice critiquing your work in a constructive, fun and informative way. The goal of this course is to help you reach a higher level of skill in the creation of your own artwork.

Note: This is an online course.

About the instructor:

Eddie Mitchell received his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in painting and drawing in 1987 with a top traveling scholarship award. Eddie has taught art classes at Lakeland Community College for the past 22 years. At CIA, he has facilitated the evening life drawing classes, taught the Pre-College summer program, and the Portfolio Preparation class since 2009. He has maintained a full-time studio for the past 28 years. His work is represented in several galleries across the country. Eddie has been in over 150 art shows, created numerous commissioned pieces for public locations, and has sold over 1,000 paintings.

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