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Continuing Education

Continuing Education . Pre-College . Classes . 3D Printing + Wearable Art 

3D Printing + Wearable Art

In this class, you will focus on the art and design of things we wear, and the exciting process of working from ideation to creating a polished, finished piece. 

You’ll explore your own inspirations, the history of accessories and wearable art, new materials, and digital technologies. You will learn to design and make jewelry and other accessories in metal and plastics, and explore a wide range of processes, including computer-aided design (CAD) and 3D printing.

This class will include studio visits from local artists and designers, and students will utilize the Sears think[box], an innovative space on campus that allows for multiple printing technologies. At the end of the program, students will have a cohesive body of work that demonstrates their unique voice and creativity.


We are accepting online applications through May 1. View the checklist to make sure you have everything you need for your application. Questions? Email us at or call 216.421.7460.


A limited number of partial ($250-$1,000) scholarships are offered through the Continuing Education department. CIA partners with Graffiti HeART to also provide scholarships. Students applying for scholarships should submit their family’s 2017 tax return and a personal statement with their application. Award decisions are based on financial need and portfolio strength.

CIA also offers competitive $1000 merit scholarships awarded to three students applying for admission to either Glassblowing, Print + Ceramics, 3D Printing +Wearable Art or Sculpture. This new opportunity is open to all students applying to these four courses and will be awarded based on portfolio strength.


Matthew Hollern is Professor in Jewelry + Metals at CIA where he has taught for over 25 years. He holds a BS degree in Art and French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MFA in Jewelry and Metals from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe and is included in public and private collections including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Design Museo Helsinki, the Vatican Archives, the Ohio Crafts Museum, and others.

Pamela Argentieri's work has focused on one-of-a-kind studio jewelry and objects. Pamela earned a BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art in 1987, and upon graduation, she was awarded the top Gund Scholarship for international travel. She also studied jewelry design at Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy. Her work has been acquired for the permanent collection of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Ohio Craft Museum. Pamela has taught classes and workshops at the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and Kendall College of Art and Design. Her jewelry is sold in galleries throughout the United States. Visit

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