Discover the endless possibilities of combining two and three-dimensional practices.
The focus of this course will be working with drawn, painted, and photographic images in combination with ceramics and printmaking processes. The combination of these techniques and materials produces an exciting and innovative image unique to each student’s artistic voice. The final result is a striking body of work, perfect for including in a college portfolio.
Print and material studies provide a balanced experience of technical skill building, conceptual development, with some risks and adventure. Students will be exposed to diverse disciplines in which will help them in the pursuit of an art career. Through the focused studio practice of ceramics and printmaking, students will discover that hard work, passion, adventure, play, and discovery, can lead to a well-rounded art education.
This course would be an excellent follow up for students looking to add additional breadth to their portfolio.
The first week of this course will introduce students to the print and ceramic studios, and the various techniques and processes available within them. In printmaking, students will learn the basics of screen printing and relief carving. In the ceramic studio demos on creating slabs and wheel throwing will give students the skills to expand on these basic forms. In the second week, these processes will be combined, using printed decals, relief and screen printing onto ceramic surfaces. Students will leave with a wide array of unique, portfolio-ready pieces, and with a deeper understanding of image, form and craft.
Projects and topics that will be explored include screen printing, relief printing, collage, photo lithography, creating clay slabs as templates, wheel throwing, transfers and decals, glazing techniques, kiln prep and firing, and professional installation and display of two and three-dimensional pieces.
We are accepting online applications through May 1, 2019. View the checklist to make sure you have everything you need for your application. Questions? Email us at email@example.com or call 216.421.7460.
Our 2019 application is currently closed.
The Department of Continuing Education will award a $1,000 scholarship to one student applying for the Print + Ceramics course. This scholarship will be awarded based on portfolio scope and strength. Interested students should select that they wish to be considered for financial aid in their application to be eligible, and should note the 2019 CIA Craft Scholarship in their personal statement.
Jacquie Wynn Kennedy lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio. She earned her BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art in Enameling with an emphasis in Printmaking and Jewelry + Metals in 2012. Jacquie just completed a two-year artist in residency in the Jewelry/Metals and Enamel department at CIA. She is represented by local galleries and has work in private art collections and at the Cuyahoga County Administrative Headquarters, Cleveland, Ohio. To view Jacquie's work, visit her website.
Alberto Veronica Lopez received his MFA at Syracuse University and his BFA at Kansas City Art Institute. His artwork centers on the various ways that compassion manifests itself—both his own and others. Ceramic objects and series that have been made so far include Daylight Cups, Daily Molds of Kindness, Dinnerware sets, Molds of Daily sympathy sculptures, Ceramic Bread, Trust Gimbals, and Levitation Experiments. His process is one of exploration and analysis of material, community, and education. View examples of Alberto's work here.