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Apr 23, 2014

CIA grads win 25% of nation's top retail design honors

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Mar 15, 2014 @ MOCA Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

CIA's Traveling Sketchbooks make a last stop at MOCA

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Apr 17, 2014

Design major gets zombie's reception at her former school

View details The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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Mar 28, 2014

The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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CIA students presented NEO: A Runway Show in which they modeled wearables – in the form of accessories, design, and conceptual art – before nearly 200 audience members in CIA’s Reinberger Galleries last night. The award winners for the evening were Sculpture major Graham Baldwin, Best of Show; Jewelry + Metals major Hongzhe Ma, Best Accessory; and art education major Raisa E. Cabrera, Best Material and Technology.

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Apr 16, 2014

Alumnus and superhero comics writer Brian Bendis visits CIA

View details Dinner by Design – Art of the Table, and a runway show

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Mar 28, 2014

Dinner by Design – Art of the Table, and a runway show

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Apr 15, 2014

Students win $11,000 in Dealer Tire art competition

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Apr 22, 2014 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

2014 Spring Design Show

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Apr 22, 2014

4/24-27: Bernard Hermann weekend with CITIZEN KANE, MARNIE & more!

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Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

View details 2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

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Apr 22, 2014

2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

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Ceramics: Architectonic Clay & Ceramic Sculp

Course No. CER450.1  Credits: 3.0

This course will focus on creating works of ceramic sculpture and ceramic works that will be presented on the wall, floor or used as an architectural element or ornament such as public and domestic art projects and tile projects. We will cover basic ceramic fabrication to include, Large scale work in clay, The use of ceramic materials and construction techniques to create sculpture, tile making, press molding, use of the extruder, glazing and firing of gas and electric kilns. Lectures will include historical and contemporary works. Projects will include architecture based work for domestic and public formats, experimental unfired solutions and two dimensional pattern and design work, ceramic surface development, and all Ceramic traditions, which address subject matter outside of domestic utility. Clay is an easily accessible material that makes it ideal for creating both figurative and abstract works in any scale. The course will include some research and testing of sculpture bodies and surfaces. Course requirements: Some clay working experience (high school, college level, or equivalent). It would be valuable to students in Ceramics, Glass, Metals, Design, Interiors and sculpture, painting, and drawing. Some clay working experience suggested. See Ceramics: 241, 341, 441: Introduction to three-dimensional plastic media. 3 credits.

Ceramics: Architectonic Clay + Ceramic Sculpture

Course No. CER245/345/445  Credits: 3.0

Clay is an easily accessible material, which makes it ideal for creating both figurative and abstract sculpture. The use of ceramic material and construction techniques will be utilized to explore the relationship of form to space and the environment where the objects reside.

Ceramics: Image, Pattern + Surface in Clay

Course No. CER202/302/402  Credits: 3.0
Faculty William Brouillard

This class will concentrate on the integration of form and surface using drawing, painting, pattern and mark making on ceramics. We will use ceramic materials, print processes, decals and digital imagery on both two- and three-dimensional clay objects. We will research historical and current ceramic works and the technology of image making on clay to invent a personal narrative. Some clay working experience is suggested. Required of all Ceramic majors. Open to all.

Ceramics: Majolica, The Painted Pot

Course No. CER347/447  Credits: 3.0

This course will explore the use of the painted image and pattern through the tin- glazed Majolica earthenware tradition. This is a brightly colored glazing technique steeped in the ceramic history of the Middle East, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands. Wheel based and handbuilt fabrication will be taught along with over-glaze brush techniques. Students will investigate personal iconography and its connection to form, volume and content. Some clay experience is useful. Open to all.

Ceramics: Majolica, The Painted Pot

Course No. CER447.1  Credits: 3.0

This course will explore the use of the painted image and pattern through the tin- glazed Majolica earthenware tradition. This is a brightly colored glazing technique steeped in the ceramic history of the Middle East, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands. Wheel based and handbuilt fabrication will be taught along with over-glaze brush techniques. Students will investigate personal iconography and its connection to form, volume and content. Some clay experience is useful. Open to all. 3 credits.

Ceramics: Major Day/Special Projects

Course No. CER241M.1  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Judith Salomon

Students will work on self-proposed projects, which explore content, meaning and material in two and three dimensions. Conceptual and critical thinking will be addressed in weekly ŇWork in Progress ReviewsÓ. Lectures will address historical and contemporary work in art, design and ceramics. Previous clay work required. 3 credits.

Ceramics: Major Day/Special Projects

Course No. CER242M/342M/442M  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Judith Salomon

Students will work on self-proposed projects, which explore content, meaning and material in two and three dimensions. Conceptual and critical thinking will be addressed in weekly Work in Progress Reviews. Lectures will address historical and contemporary work in art, design and ceramics. Previous clay work required. 3 credits.

Ceramics: Major Day/Special Projects

Course No. CER341M.1  Credits: 3.0

Students will work on self-proposed projects, which explore content, meaning and material in two and three dimensions. Conceptual and critical thinking will be addressed in weekly ŇWork in Progress ReviewsÓ. Lectures will address historical and contemporary work in art, design and ceramics. Previous clay work required. 3 credits.

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Nicky Nodjoumi and Dinner by Design exhibitions

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