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Continuing Education . Life Drawing Classes 

Life Drawing Classes

July 16, 2020: In response to ongoing concern about the coronavirus, and upon recommendation by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, the Cleveland Institute of Art is canceling the fall 2020 life drawing sessions. Click here for more information. 


Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced artist, pay-as-you-go life drawing sessions allow you to develop or refine your life drawing skills. With a per-session limit of 25 attendees, these intimate life drawing sessions allow you to draw the figure at your own pace and receive individual critique from the moderator.

CIA provides the model and the moderator. Just bring your favorite drawing or painting supplies!

Unfortunately our fall session is cancelled. We hope to see you in the spring!

Students drawing from a model during a life drawing session.

Moderator Eddie Mitchell

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, co-taught the Foundations in Art + Design 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 sold over 1,000 paintings. His experience and passion for creating and teaching art have assisted numerous students to win recognition in various art shows. Eddie has also helped many students to prepare work for their art portfolios for college admission, in hopes to increase their chances of earning merit scholarships based on a high-quality portfolio.

Fall session cancelled. Check back for updates on the spring session. 

Before you attend:

Please review our model policy.

Cost

General Admission:  $15
College Student ID:  $10
High School ID: $5

Students under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a parental release form at the time of first attendance.

Save $30! Purchase a Life Drawing pass for $90. Your pass gets you eight sessions for the price of six. Available at the door or by calling 216.421.7460.

Where

Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
Room 302 

Time

7–9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

Note: Students will not be admitted once the class reaches 25 person capacity or after 7pm.

High School Students

Please complete and have your parent/guardian sign this form acknowledging that they understand that Life Drawing classes involve nude models.

 

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