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Color Theory Basics

Course No. CEFD 115 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates June 5 - July 24 (Tuesdays) – 6pm - 9pm

This introductory course focuses on color studies with emphasis on the elements and principles of visual art. You will create color-concept designs that incorporate complementary colors, color harmonies, color contrasts and hue saturation. Shades, tints and tones will be explored using primary, secondary and tertiary colors. This program is for beginning art students through advanced artists in both fine and applied arts. Students will develop ideas and learn techniques that lead to the creation of outstanding visual artworks. Advanced artists may use this course to brush up on color studies and design principles.

Contemporary Printmaking Processes: Letterpress

Course No. CEPM 275 00
Cost $350 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates June 5 - July 24 (Tuesdays) – 6pm - 9pm

This class will explore the craft and versatility of letterpress printing. You will be introduced to a variety of image-making processes including pressure printing, photopolymer plate printing, and relief printing with type high collographs, found objects, and hand carved linoleum blocks. By the end of class you will have produced a variety of printed matter and learned a range of printing techniques. You will also be able to print comfortably and will allow you to take advantage of letterpress facilities at community print spaces such as Zygote Press and the Morgan Conservatory.

Create Unique Fabric

Course No. YAFM 135 00
Cost $255 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 5-8
Instructor Mary Urbas
Dates June 4 - June 15 (Monday-Friday) – 1:00-4:00pm

This class will give students hands-on experience in the different methods and techniques of applying image, color and other surface embellishments to fabric. The finished cloth can be incorporated into fashion accessories, your favorite new wardrobe piece, or a unique piece of art to hang in your room. Explore a wide range of ways to create pattern on fabric, using dye, paint and a mixture of printing processes. Use the silkscreen as a drawing and printing tool. Experiment with hand-cut stencils, and learn how to transfer your ideas and designs onto a t-shirt, tote bag, bandana and paper. Please bring a blank t-shirt that you'd like to turn into a unique piece of art!

Creative Clay Studio

Course No. YACR 350 00
Cost $310 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 6-10
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Stephanie Miller-Davis
Dates June 4 - June 15 (Monday-Friday) – 14pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Young artists are welcome in the clay studio at the Cleveland Institute of Art. 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.

Design and Illustrate Your Picture Book

Course No. CEIL 210 00
Cost $285 Register Now
Sessions 7
Dates June 6 - August 1 (Wednesdays) – 6pm - 9pm

Do you have a story you want to illustrate? In this class we will focus on every aspect of developing your picture book. You will bring your character/concept to life, learn to allow the illustrations to communicate to your reader, create fun and interesting page layouts, and ultimately come out with a page-turning “dummy" or sample book. Come to class with your story, it doesn’t matter if your story is polished or rough. The goal of this class is to understand how to develop your narrative into a cohesive and intriguing piece of work, where words, images and page layout all work together in harmony to make your story come alive in the mind of your reader.

Design and Illustrate Your Picture Book

Course No. CEIL 210 00
Cost $285 Register Now
Sessions 7
Dates June 6 - August 1 (Wednesdays) – 6pm - 9pm

Do you have a story you want to illustrate? In this class we will focus on every aspect of developing your picture book. You will bring your character/concept to life, learn to allow the illustrations to communicate to your reader, create fun and interesting page layouts, and ultimately come out with a page-turning “dummy" or sample book. Come to class with your story, it doesn’t matter if your story is polished or rough. The goal of this class is to understand how to develop your narrative into a cohesive and intriguing piece of work, where words, images and page layout all work together in harmony to make your story come alive in the mind of your reader.

Designing Illustrative Type

Course No. CEIL 250 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates June 7 - July 26 (Thursdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

This course will explore the expressive connection between type and illustration. Students will begin by learning how to create initial letters from basic geometric forms. From there you'll add illustrative qualities to each letter, and as a final result will design a unique alphabet that will enable you to create customized words and sentences. Each class will have a brief lecture and demo, with the remainder of the class as work time. This course will utilize Adobe Illustrator, and requires a basic understanding of the Adobe Creative suite. Students will do at-home research between classes to get the most out of this course. In-class use of software and computers provided by CIA.

Digital Cartooning

Course No. YAIL 350 00
Cost $365 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 9-12
Instructor Josh Usmani
Dates June 4 - June 15 (Monday-Friday) – 9:30am - 12:30pm

Grades 9-12. Looking to develop your digital art and cartooning skills in a fun, supportive and collaborative environment? Digital Cartooning is a studio course designed to introduce young, aspiring cartoonists to professional digital tools, such as: iMacs, Adobe Creative Cloud and Wacom drawing tablets. Students will create and develop an original comic book or strip from start-to-finish entirely on a computer. This unique class offers students the opportunity to improve both narrative storytelling and digital art and design skills. Digital Cartooning is designed to build upon the lessons of Cartooning 101 and Advanced Cartooning, but there is no prerequisite to this course. However, students should have a strong foundation of drawing skills. Software and computers provided by CIA.

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