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Story: Nov 24, 2014

Artist-in-residence Chi-Yu Liao appreciates CIA reception

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CIA Exhibition: Nov 07, 2014

Fall 2014 Exhibitions

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Story: Nov 15, 2014

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Events: Dec 01, 2014

The Art of Designing Everything

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Holiday shoppers: skip the lines today and hold out for CIA’s annual student holiday sale, Dec. 5-7. Here, you can purchase one-of-a-kind gifts, including ceram...

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Story: Nov 04, 2014

New CIA building taking shape; set for December completion

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Events: Dec 05, 2014

Student Holiday Craft Sale

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

Admissions . Contest . Guidelines + Category Descriptions . Craft Category 

Craft category

The Craft Category includes, but is not limited to:

Ceramics

  • Description:
    • Ceramics is a term that is used to describe the family of decorative arts, which include but are not limited to studio pottery, metal work, wood-turning, glass blowing, jewelry, and fiber arts.
  • Examples:
    • Examples of craft include ceramic bowls and plates, jewelry, rugs, hand woven cloth, glass drinking vessels, and wooden objects made by hand.

Glass

  • Description:
    • Glass is an amorphous, non-crystalline solid material that is used to create glass art and studio glass, as well as utilitarian applications like the glass in our homes and cars.
  • Examples:
    • Examples of glass art include vases, sculpture, glass tile mosaics, ornaments, and jewelry.

Jewelry+Metals

  • Description:
    • Jewelry is a form of personal adornment that includes but are not limited to gemstones, precious metals, beads, shells, and plastic. The precious metals include gold, silver, copper, bronze, and platinum.
  • Examples:
    • Examples include necklaces, bracelets, rings, and belts.

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Visual Arts

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture



Design

  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Architecture



Digital Arts

  • Animation
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Video + Film



Craft

  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Jewelry + Metals
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