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Continuing Education

Continuing Education . Pre-College . Classes . Foundation in 2D Design 

Foundation in 2D Design

Experience a class similar to one you would take in your first year at CIA.

In this introductory course, we will explore various methods of producing images using 2D art and design principles and elements. Throughout the course, students will explore a variety of materials and processes, which will allow you to develop a better visual understanding of design and craft. Discover various ways to create mark, and learn how line, form, color and composition act as the building blocks for your art. Students will work on several formal and conceptual projects, which will gradually increase in complexity over the two-week course.

Through group dialogue and skill management, students will develop the tools necessary to problem solve their ideas. The course will primarily focus on 2D design, but may also include some 3D design problem solving as well. This course is great for students interested in building a portfolio for college application.


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.


Scott Goss is a multi-media artist whose work explores his relationship to time, memory, and place. Scott’s work explores these concepts through a variety of media including glass, video, sculpture, and installation. Scott received his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2006 and his MFA from Kent State University in 2014. His work has been featured in solo and group shows nationally, including ROY G BIV Gallery in Columbus, Spaces Gallery in Cleveland, Minan Gallery in Los Angeles, First Street Gallery in New York City and Verge Art Fair in Brooklyn. His work and research have been supported through grants by the Ohio Arts Council, Harpo Foundation, and Kent State University. Currently, Scott is an adjunct professor in the Foundation Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art. To view Scott's work, visit his website.

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