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Continuing Education

Continuing Education . Pre-College . Classes . Architectural Drawing 

Architectural Drawing

Have you ever thought about why stores, restaurants, hotels, libraries, hospitals, homes, and just about any built space look and function the way they do? 

Designers made choices to create these spaces, and you can too.

This course will teach you the elements, principles, and theory of architecture as applied to residential and commercial environments. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on studio projects, you will learn the general process of sketching, drawing and the basic principles of architecture. We will explore the fundamentals of design and space planning, as well as basic skills and techniques of both visual and oral presentations. These skills will include drafting, rendering, perspective drawing, material selections and critiques, and will be used to develop projects of your choice. Throughout this two-week course, you will be encouraged to develop imaginative, responsible design solutions to problems created by the physical limitations of the built environment.


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.


Jody Amsden received her BFA in Interior Architecture at Cleveland Institute of Art. Jody is a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional with a passion for green design, and creative problem-solving. Her clients have included Coco-Cola, Wal-Mart, KeyBank, Wells Fargo and Huntington Bank to name a few.  

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