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Continuing Education . Pre-College . Classes . Print + Ceramics 

Print + Ceramics

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 technique and materials will produce an exciting and innovative objects and images, 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 Ceramics provides 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.

Craft Scholarships

The Continuing Education department will award three $1,000 scholarships to students applying for the Glassblowing, Sculpture + 3D Design, Wearable Art + Jewelry, or Print + Ceramics courses. To be considered, applications must be submitted by February 15, 2020 and include a copy of the most recent tax return of whomever claims the student as a dependent. 


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

Learn about CIA's Printmaking and Ceramics programs.