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Continuing Education + Community Outreach

Introduction to Blacksmithing

Course No. CESC 130 00
Cost $400 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates June 5 - July 24 (Tuesdays) – 69pm

This class is an introductory exploration of basic metal forging, balanced between creative expression and sculpture alongside the traditional methodology of blacksmithing. After a brief orientation of blacksmithing in both the historical and contemporary context, students will learn appropriate safety procedures, the proper use of the tools and equipment available in the CIA Fabrication Studios, and the process of shaping hot metal. Course limited to 6 students.

Introduction to Printmaking: Screenprinting, Relief and Monotype

Course No. CEPM 120 00
Cost $345 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 10-October 29 (Mondays) – 6-9pm

Learn the basics of three unique printmaking processes: screenprinting, relief, and monotype. Fundamental techniques will be covered, including carving and printing linoleum blocks, exposing images to screens, printing, and color mixing. Prints will be created both by hand and with a press. We will also explore mixing these different techniques to create wonderfully layered images. Open to all, this is a great course for anyone interested in making beautiful prints by hand. This course is being offered as a process sampler, allowing students an introductory experience to printmaking, and will also support those students who would like to build upon previous printmaking experiences.

About the instructor:

Anna Tararova was born in Russia and currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio. She received an MFA in Printmaking from Ohio University. Anna is a printmaker and papermaker. She completed artist residencies at Women’s Studio Workshop, The Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago, The Morgan Conservatory, and Dundee Contemporary Arts. She is the Gallery and Artist Opportunities coordinator at the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation. See her work at AnnaTararova.com

Jewelry + Metal Design

Course No. YAJM 100 00
Cost $285 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Instructor Sydney Givens '18
Dates September 15-November 10 (Saturdays) – 1pm-4pm

Grades 9-12. Learn the fundamental skills needed to create jewelry and small metalwork. You'll use copper and brass to create samples in sawing, filing, stamping, casting, soldering, and finishing. Students will propose a final project which will be completed by the end of the class. Projects could include bracelets, earrings, rings, necklaces, or small metal sculptures. These can be made in sterling silver at an extra cost, if desired. Open to beginners as well as intermediate students. More advanced students will be encouraged to work on independent projects. Most materials are included in the cost of the class, additional materials may be purchased through the instructor.

Making Your Mark with Nature

Course No. YAFD 145 00
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 15-November 10 (Saturdays) – 1-4pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Grades 5-8. Learn to use found objects in nature such as foliage, grasses, leaves, and other botanicals to develop your visual expression and sense of self! Nature has many templates to explore, and using tools from the outdoors, students will explore authentic and unique mark making. Students will share and add each week to their artists journals, venture outside (weather permitting!), and will complete a final projects of abstract self-portraits.

Painterly Pressless Printmaking

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

Grades 9-12. This course involves the study, experimentation, and production of multimedia art pieces incorporating painterly printmaking processes. Students will investigate hands on printmaking techniques that do not require the use of a printing press. A main aspect of this course is conceptual development through the process of play and critical discussion. Come ready to experiment!

Pleated Paper Sculptures

Course No. CEFM 275 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 11-October 30 (Tuesdays) – 6-9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

In recent decades, the age-old art of paper folding has taken on a number new and interesting forms that deviate from its traditional, Japanese roots. Abstract and geometric based origami such as tessellations and corrugation folding yield stunning results, made all the more impressive considering they can be crafted simply from folding a single, un-cut sheet of material. The intricacy of such designs can range from simple to highly complex. This course will delve into the non-representational realm of folding, leaving students with experience in: basic tessellation folding; advanced pleating methods, and the creation of elegant spiral forms with paper. We will also examine different ways these techniques can be applied as design elements in other mediums such as installation art, architecture, photography, book making, and much more. Open to students in grades 10-12.

About the instructor:

James W. Peake, Oberlin College graduate, is an artist, educator and community organizer who lives and works in Oberlin, Ohio. As Education Director for the non-profit FAVA (Firelands Association for the Visual Arts), James is involved in the organization of numerous art courses for students of all ages throughout Lorain County. He assists with the implementation of the Big Parade, the Oberlin Chalk Walk, and the FAVA Folding Festival. James founded the FAVA Folding Festival, which includes a gallery exhibition featuring elite origami artists from around the globe, and free public workshops. As an active member of the international folding community, James regularly attends origami conferences throughout the world. His collaborative efforts include extensive work with the Allen Memorial Art Museum, the Oberlin Public Library (OPL), and Oberlin College.

Portfolio Preparation: Drawing from Life

Course No. YADR 700 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 10-12
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Eddie Mitchell
Dates September 15-November 10 (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Grades 10-12. This course will guide you through the basics of observational drawing to create polished and finished pieces that you can add to your portfolio. You’ll utilize different drawing materials and processes, from portraits, to figure drawing, to contour drawing. We will also practice critiquing our 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. Students under 18 years old will need parent permission for the figure drawing session.

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.

Sewing for Beginners

Course No. YAFM 210 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 15-November 10 (Saturdays) – 6pm - 9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Grades 9-12. In this course you will learn the basics of hand sewing and machine sewing. Students will practice basic techniques by first making alterations to old clothes, turning something worn into something new by adding or subtracting elements. We will review pattern making by creating a unique stuffed animal or plush, then by creating a new piece of clothing from a pattern. At the end of the class you will take the knowledge that you have gained and come up with one final project that combines all of the techniques and processes you've learned. No prior sewing knowledge necessary, come with sketches and ideas, and plan to bring clothes to alter!

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