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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.

Experimental Projects in Ceramics

Course No. CECR 700 00
Cost $345 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 12-October 31 (Wednesdays) – 6 - 9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Have you ever wanted to try out handbuilding techniques in your clay studio? Or are you eyeing an experimental glaze combination, or want to get reps in on the wheel? In this course ceramic students will have the opportunity to focus on a specific project or technique, with guidance from an instructor. As a material, clay provides endless possibilities for exploration; this is the perfect place to test those methods and create something truly unique. Propose a project to develop throughout the course using the resourceful, open-studio environment of the CIA ceramics facilities. Please bring in sketches of your proposed project and inspirations on the first day of class. Please bring dry cleaning or garbage bags for covering your works in progress. Clay and tools are available in class for purchase.

About the instructor:

Lynne Norwood Lofton received her BS in Art Education from Northern Illinois University and after moving to Ohio, attended the Cleveland Institute of Art in the Ceramics program. She has been a ceramic artist and teacher for over 35 years, exhibiting in galleries throughout the Midwest. Sixteen years ago, Lynne founded TerraVista Studios in the Cleveland Arts Quarter, and has been working there ever since.

Face Value: Portraits

Course No. YAPT 400 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Melissa Harris
Dates September 15-November 10 (Saturdays) – 1-4pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Grades 9-12. Try your hand…at the face! This fun and creative portraiture course not only focuses on the foundations of realistic representation; you will also learn to add your own expression and style through drawing and painting original portraits. Let’s find out what your imagination adds to a face you can already see! Great for all levels.

About the instructor:

Melissa Harris has taught for CIA’s Continuing Education program for 6 years now. Graduating from Cleveland State University with a BA in Studio Arts, Melissa continues to stay active in the Cleveland art scene. She has shown her work in galleries throughout the Cleveland area, including Doubting Thomas, Serefino, Walleye, and the gallery at Cleveland State. Her work has also hung at many establishments throughout the area including La Cav du Vin in Coventry and the Lyndhurst Courthouse. She continues to work out of her home studio where she also provides private lessons.

Glassblowing for All Levels

Course No. CEGL 100 00
Cost $430 Register Now
Sessions 6
Dates September 13-October 18 (Thursdays) – 6-9pm

Students of all levels, join us in the Glass Studio on Thursdays! Beginners, starting with the bubble, will learn ways to develop blown forms out of glass, while intermediate/advanced students explore more specific forms and ideas. Each class will add a different type of blown form to try; however, you will be encouraged to bring ideas of shapes and forms that you would like to blow. Wear natural fiber clothing (jeans and long sleeves recommended), close toe shoes and safety glasses. Open to high school students in grades 10-12.

About the instructor:

Shayna Pentecost began her journey with glass at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She continued her studies at the Penland School of Crafts and the Corning Museum of Glass with teachers such as Pino Signeretto, Ruth King, Paul Marioni, and many others. From there Shayna apprenticed with William and Katherine Bernstien (Glass), Harvey Littleton (vitreography) and Richard Ritter (glass). Now living in Cleveland, she is a studio artist creating work and teaching at Superior Hot Glass.

Intro to Digital Art

Course No. YAIL 300 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Dates September 15-November 10 (Saturdays) – 1-4pm

Grades 9-12. This course focuses on the fundamentals of digital art by teaching the basics of working in a digital environment. Students will learn to navigate Photoshop as a drawing tool, learn how to create brushes and tools to help speed up their workflow and also create several digital projects to practice their skillset. Computers and software are provided, and a general knowledge of Photoshop is encouraged.

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.

Intro to Woodshop: Furniture Design

Course No. CESC 120 00
Cost $365 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates June 5 - July 24 (Tuesdays) – 6pm - 9pm

Learn the skills, tools, and materials needed to design and construct simple household furniture. In this class, students will complete all steps to build their own side- or end-table: initial design, selecting wood, cutting, joining, and finishing. The class starts with safety instruction and an introduction to CIA’s woodshop. Students will then have the opportunity to take a field trip to learn how to select wood based on their planned design. Each weekly session will introduce concepts and materials as well as tool-using techniques participants will utilize as they progress in their project, and will allow students plenty of time to work on their own piece. This course teaches foundational skills that are applicable in all types of furniture building, and can be utilized in any woodshop.

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