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Exercise the Creative Mind

Course No. YAFD 210
Cost $425 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 10
Dates Session 2: July 27-August 7 (M-F) – 9:30am-3:30pm

Are you creatively inclined and eager to explore multiple artistic connections? Join us and come full-circle in your artistic endeavors. Each class will center around individual or group exercises to help you develop and expand your artistic skills while nurturing your creative expression. We will explore many avenues including: journaling; creative writing; idea-generating and reference-building in sketchbooks; the use of alternative materials to develop and expand new ideas; and the kinesthetic correlation of visual art and the musicality of design, including the harmony and dissonance of color and art elements. We will also examine the therapeutic effect of using art to focus and calm the mind and body with the ultimate goal of learning to let go of expectations and create your best artwork ever! We will travel to various organizations within University Circle to enhance our artistic journey. Please bring a bag lunch.

Extreme Crocheting

Course No. YAFM 175
Cost $250 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 10
Dates Session 2: July 27-August 7 (M-F) – 9:30am-12pm

Explore the amazing technique of hand crochet! We will begin with the basics and by the end of the first class you will be a pro. You may think the fun ends there but now it can truly begin. Absolutely any material can be crocheted as long as it is basically a line and basically flexible. Anything from traditional yarn to that old slinky in your toy chest! Projects can vary from making clothing to large scale collaborations with your friends. We'll also soak up the sun by taking field trips to crochet outdoors, crocheting on and around nature itself. Crocheting is a useful and fundamental skill that can be the start of a whole life of art making. The possibilities are endless, let's get started!!

Face Value: Portraits

Course No. YAPT 400
Cost $310 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 10
Dates Session 1: June 15-June 26, Session 2: July 27-August 7 (M-F) – 14pm

Try your hand…at the face! This fun and creative portraiture course not only focuses on the foundations of realistic representation, you will also learn to add your own expression and style through drawing and painting original portraits. Let’s find out what your imagination adds to a face you can already see! Great for all levels.

Furniture Design: Create an Accent Table

Course No. CEID 120 00
Cost $450 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 9
Dates February 5 - April 2 (Thursday) – 6 - 9pm

This beginning course will introduce architectural concepts, conventions, and techniques of both 2D and 3D representation as a fundamental medium for investigation, analysis, and documentation of objects, processes, and architectural spaces. You will develop skills in graphic visualization and representation as used in architecture through a combination of demonstrations, exercises, and lectures. The studio component of the course consists of projects and exercises that introduce freehand drawing and technical drawing as well as computer modeling techniques. All of these techniques will provide vital means to imagine, develop, and represent your design ideas. Through these projects you will build comprehensive skills both in hand drawing and digital media.

Glassblowing for Young Artists

Course No. YAGL 100
Cost $375 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 5
Dates Session 2 (One Week Intensive): July 27-July 31 (M-F) – 9:30am-3:30pm

This introductory-level glassblowing class will teach you the basics of manipulating hot glass. Starting with the bubble, you will learn ways to develop blown forms out of glass. We will use basic functional shapes like cups, vases, and ornaments as building blocks to gain an understanding of how glassblowing works. Each class we will add a different type of blown form to try; however, you will be encouraged to bring ideas of shapes and forms that you would like to blow. Wear natural fiber clothing (jeans and long sleeves recommended), close toe shoes and safety glasses. Bring water to stay hydrated. Please bring a bag lunch.

Handmade Books

Course No. CEFM 100 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 5 - March 26 (Thursday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

Join us and learn to work with basic bookbinding tools and materials. Both adhesive and non-adhesive techniques will be covered as well as several stitching methods including Coptic stitch, pamphlet stitch, kettle stitch, long stitch, and Japanese side stitch. Classes will be very hands-on and most work will be completed during class time. Some out-of-class prep work will be assigned.

Independent Projects in Ceramics

Course No. CECR 700 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 4 - March 25 (Wednesday) – 6 - 9pm

In this course, intermediate and advanced students will have the opportunity to work on an independent ceramics project with guidance from an instructor. Bring sketches and ideas to develop throughout this course using the CIA ceramics facilities in a structured, open-studio environment. This course is intended for the ceramics student capable of working independently in consultation with a technical assistant. All studio work must take place during class time. Bring your ideas and sketches to the first class.

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

Course No. CECG 200 00
Cost $375 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 2
Dates February 21 - 28 (Saturday) – 9:30am - 4:30pm

Join us and explore the fundamental elements of Adobe Illustrator CC. Learn the basics of how to draw and edit vector-based graphic paths using the pen tool. You’ll also get to know the CC Illustrator work area, use transform tools, work with colors and swatches, work with layers, and work with text.

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