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Academics . For Teachers + Counselors . BASIC 

Teacher Workshops

Reconnect with your artistic side and develop new techniques and perspectives that you can take back to the classroom. Cleveland Institute of Art's BASIC Programs offer workshops, seminars, and outreach programs led by professional artists and designers.

Earn CEU credits, network with other art educators, and enhance your skills in digital arts, craft, design, and fine arts. BASIC Programs take place in the fall and spring of each academic year, and once during the summer.

Summer 2015 Classes: 2-day Workshops, Thursday + Friday, July 30 + 31

  • Biomimicry: Making Nature Part of Your Classroom - Doug Paige          
  • Exploring Abstraction Inspired by Nature - JenMarie Zeleznak              
  • Finding + Constructing Art Using Photography  - Michelle Murphy          
  • Monoprint Intensive - Liz Maugans                                                     
  • Natural Dye Immersion - Jessica Pinsky (at Praxis Fiber Workshop) 

TEACHER Workshops Summer 2015: click here

Teachers Believe in BASIC

"The BASIC class on pastel completely transformed the way I teach pastel in the classroom.”
Carol Stephenson, Middle School Art Teacher, Hathaway Brown School

"BASIC programs energize me to go back into the classroom. I believe every teacher should do this. It shows students that you can learn constantly, and learning doesn’t stop at high school. I display each certificate I received from BASIC. "
Jan McAndrew, Art Teacher, Lakewood High School

For more information:

Tom Berger
Director, Continuing Education
216.421.7460 | Contact

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Leslie McCombs
Assistant Director
216.421.7461 | Contact

Summer Teacher Workshops

Join Us for Art, Food, and Fun!

When: Thursday + Friday, July 30 + 31, 2015
Who: K-12 Instructors

Courses + Registration: click here

Registration is open!

BASIC is made possible with the generous support of The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.

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