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Steel Fabrication: MIG Welding

Course No. CESC 150 00
Cost $400 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 13-November 1 (Thursdays) – 6-9pm

This course will function as an introductory level overview of basic MIG welding and steel fabrication techniques. The first 3 weeks of the class will focus on fundamental projects where students will become familiar with the processes and tools for working with steel. In the final 5 weeks students will work on an individual project that they propose based on the principals and techniques covered. Functional and purely sculptural works are all encouraged, come ready to work.

Stop Motion Animation

Course No. YADA 175 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 8-12
Instructor Adri Nerone
Dates September 15-November 10 (Saturdays) – 9:30am - 12:30pm

Grades 8-12. Students will learn the basics of creating their own short stop motion animation, including film language, shot types, storyboarding, shooting an animation, and editing. To get inspired we’ll watch a variety of different types of stop motion animations in class. Each student will then construct a set and characters out of mixed media, clay and armatures. Students will work in our computer lab with Adobe Premier to add sound and other special effects to their piece. At the end of class each student will have a finished animation saved on a flash drive to take home. Students must bring their own digital camera and tripod to class. No previous knowledge of Adobe Premier necessary. Software and computers provided by CIA.

Studio Painting in Acrylic

Course No. CEPT 425 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 11-October 30 (Tuesdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

This painting course will help guide you toward developing individual ideas within your own personal work, while broadening your painting vocabulary and skills. Demonstrations will be provided to outline concepts and techniques that may be utilized as you create your paintings. Group and individual critiques will provide additional input and guidance in conveying your ideas and making strong independent work. Developing the ability to work at an independent level will be our goal.

Underground Comix

Course No. CEIL 300 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 11-October 30 (Tuesdays) – 6-9pm

Underground Comix is an introductory course in the counterculture comix of the 1960's-80s and their continued evolution into the indie comics that exist today. In addition to learning about historical context and prominent artists, participants will explore techniques that will aid in the creation of their own penciled, inked, and colored comic page or 8-page mini comic (a popular underground presentation format). The course will feature an emphasis on page layouts, tactile pen and ink rendering techniques, digital coloring, self-publishing and printing, and will encourage students to embrace all things grotesque, ugly, and weird. This adult class also welcomes students in grades 10-12.

Watercolor Landscapes

Course No. CEPT 375 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Instructor Terry Clark
Dates September 11-October 30 (Tuesdays) – 6-9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Watercolor landscapes will introduce the foundations of working with watercolor paints in the studio environment. Watercolor painting makes use of transparent washes and in doing so allows for a bright image. A painting made with watercolor paints uses the white paper as a mirror to reflect and capture a luminous quality. Topics discussed and demonstrated in class are color theory, paint application, painting techniques, and paint manipulation. Each example will incorporate a new color theory lesson and a painting technique. You will be shown how to paint elements found in the landscape such as skies, rural and cosmopolitan environments, trees, and water. Many small quick paintings and fast dry time permits for a wide range of tricks and topics to explore. Almost all paintings are guided with a step by step process from beginning to end. Both group and individual attention will aid in your painting’s focus and direction. The beginner and novice painter will be encouraged.

About the instructor:

Terry J. Clark II earned his MFA in Painting from Kent State University in 2004 and his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2002. Terry’s artwork has been featured at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ingenuity Festival, CSU Art Gallery, and is included in the MetroHealth art collection. Terry has taught studio art classes at both Cleveland State University and the Cleveland Institute of Art since 2008. Terry paints with both acrylic and watercolor paints. He also makes sculpture from found objects. His subject matter inspiration comes from earth science and the natural environment. The concepts of natural light, optics, and color are reoccurring themes found in his artwork.

Wheel Throwing: Beginning + Advanced

Course No. CECR 200 00
Cost $345 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 11-October 30 (Tuesdays) – 6 - 9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

Learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel! Students can choose from rustic stoneware clay or smooth white porcelain. Beginners will learn to make basic forms like cylinders, bowls, and mugs on the wheel. Using colored slips and glaze, inlay, texture, and carving you will learn various ways to finish your creations. Students with throwing experience will get one-on-one instruction and help in developing their own personal projects. Feel free to bring sketches, drawings, or any inspiration for your projects. You will need basic pottery tools, an apron, a towel, and plastic to cover your pots (dry cleaning bags are best). Clay and tools are available in class for purchase.

About the instructor:

Amy Halko is a studio potter, recently settling in Cleveland, Ohio. With a BFA from Bowling Green State University and MFA from The Ohio State University, she has taught at Southern Methodist University, Eastfield College, community education classes, a number of workshops, and was a visiting artist at The Pottery Workshop in Jingdhezhen, China. In 2006 Amy spent the summer as a resident at The Archie Bray Foundation, an internationally recognized center for the advancement of ceramic art. She is a cofounder of The Dallas Pottery Invitational and Clay Wood Cloth. Amy’s work is in several collections and is shown nationally. http://amyhalko.com

Wheel Throwing: Beginning + Advanced

Course No. CECR 200 00
Cost $345 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates June 4 - July 23 (Mondays) – 6pm - 9pm

Learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel! Students can choose from rustic stoneware clay or smooth white porcelain. Beginners will learn to make basic forms like cylinders, bowls, and mugs on the wheel. Using colored slips and glaze, inlay, texture, and carving you will learn various ways to finish your creations. Students with throwing experience will get one-on-one instruction and help in developing their own personal projects. Feel free to bring sketches, drawings, or any inspiration for your projects. You will need basic pottery tools, an apron, a towel, and plastic to cover your pots (dry cleaning bags are best). Clay and tools are available in class for purchase.

Wheel Throwing: Beginning + Advanced

Course No. CECR 200 00
Cost $345 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates June 4 - July 23 (Mondays) – 6pm - 9pm

Learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel! Students can choose from rustic stoneware clay or smooth white porcelain. Beginners will learn to make basic forms like cylinders, bowls, and mugs on the wheel. Using colored slips and glaze, inlay, texture, and carving you will learn various ways to finish your creations. Students with throwing experience will get one-on-one instruction and help in developing their own personal projects. Feel free to bring sketches, drawings, or any inspiration for your projects. You will need basic pottery tools, an apron, a towel, and plastic to cover your pots (dry cleaning bags are best). Clay and tools are available in class for purchase.

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