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Continuing Education + Community Outreach

About Face: Portraits

Course No. CEPT 100 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room 200
Dates June 9 - July 28 (Tuesday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

An exploration in the art of portraiture. Learn to open your eye and steady your hand! In this course focus on rendering skills, while also exploring creative ways to interpret personality and expression. From realistic model drawing/painting to more abstracted methods of representation, this course is great for both practice and trying new things. All levels from beginners to portraitists are welcome!

Abstract Painting

Course No. CEPT 350 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room G305
Dates June 10 - July 29 (Wednesday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

Abstract painting is a conscious breakaway from traditional realistic painting. A unique decision made over a century ago retains great value today. Since then, many abstract artists have made important contributions to the art world. Perhaps one of the most significant contributions was changing the public perception of what art should represent. The personal approach to art making is a newer idea within visual art history. The class introduces concepts and techniques used by masters of Abstraction. Three different artists influence the class direction. The artists for the spring session are: Vincent VanGogh, Andy Warhol, and Julian Stanczak. Ideas discussed and practiced in class include: color as subject, painting as object, and multiple process applications. In the studio, we will work together towards our goals. Two paintings are made from each artist. The first painting is small in scale, simple, and is considered a study or investigation piece. The second painting is large in scale, complex, and is considered a final or finished piece. Three large paintings are planned and made with the intention for exhibition. All of the artworks produced aim to visually emulate specific styles. Acrylic paint application and color mixing will be presented through instructor demonstrations.

Art + Affect

Course No. CEFD 200 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room 202/203
Dates June 9 - July 28 (Tuesday) – 6 - 9pm

Art has the unique ability to affect others and create empathy through shared, yet personal, life experiences. In this course, you will begin developing symbolic imagery that is significant to you by exploring subjects that are deeply close to your heart and mind. You will learn how to combine imagery into one composition and learn techniques to assist you in translating your ideas into visual form. Conversations throughout the course will be just as significant as the artwork you create. They will help guide and support you toward your individual expression. Open to all mediums.

Art Explorations Grades 3-4

Course No. YAFD 110
Cost $175 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 3-4
Room 302
Instructor Maura Kinsella-Paige
Dates Session 2: July 27-August 7 (M-F) – 9:30am–12pm

Delve into the lives and work of prominent artists as you gain inspiration to create your own original artwork. We’ll explore fundamental elements of drawing, painting, and design through the use of pencil, ink, paint, collage, and mixed media. Basic art concepts such as color, shape, texture, and line will also be explored.

Art Explorations Grades 5-6

Course No. YAFD 120
Cost $175 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 5-6
Room 201
Instructor Stephanie Miller-Davis
Dates Session 1: June 15-June 26, Session 2: July 27-August 7 (M-F) – 9:30am–12pm

Students will enjoy exploring endless possibilities for self-expression in many two- and three-dimensional media including drawing, painting, clay, printmaking, handmade books, sculpture, and more. We will visit the Cleveland Museum of Art where we will derive inspiration from various historical and contemporary cultural influences. We'll have fun doing different things every day!

Beginning Painting

Course No. CEPT 110 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room 202
Dates June 10 - July 29 (Wednesday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

In this introductory painting course students will learn the fundamental techniques and processes of painting with acrylic paint. Class projects will target basic painting principles and guide students to develop a better understanding of tools and materials, acrylic paint and mediums, basic color theory, and two-dimensional design concepts. Discussions, demonstrations, and handouts will provide students with valuable resources to facilitate good painting practices and artistic growth.

Bound/Unbound/Rebound

Course No. CEFM 140 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room 202
Dates June 11 - July 30 (Thursday) – 6 - 9pm

This introduction into the world of book arts will focus on techniques that can be used to not only create books from scratch using recycled and found materials, but also to update and alter pre-existing books. You will learn how to use basic binding tools, while discovering ways you can produce books in your own home, using almost anything you can find. This course will be very hands-on with some assigned homework. You will leave with completed books almost every class. The final few weeks of the course will focus on individual projects in which you will create your own book, series of books, or altered book that incorporates the techniques learned in previous classes.

Cartooning 101

Course No. YAIL 100
Cost $175 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 5-8
Room 300
Instructor Josh Usmani
Dates Session 1: June 15-June 26, Session 2: July 27-August 7 (M-F) – 9:30am–12pm

This class will be great for beginning and intermediate levels. Learn how to develop cartoon characters from a variety of sources. We will explore how to create cartoons beyond the character and learn a full range of techniques around this diverse genre. We will utilize lots of mediums including colored pencils, watercolor, pen and ink, and scratchboard. Group critiques and guest artists will enhance our cartooning adventure!

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BASIC Program

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