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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.

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.

Inside and Outside the Lines

Course No. CEPT 150 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room 301
Dates June 11 - July 30 (Thursday) – 6 - 9pm

Contemporary painting encompasses both representational (inside the lines) and abstraction (outside the lines). In this co-taught class you will learn from both Jose Sacaridiz, a representational artist, and Christine Gorbach, an abstract artist, in an exploration of contemporary painting and drawing. Individual classes will focus on practicing and learning a broad range of painting and drawing techniques in order to create original works of art.

Intermediate Oil Pastels

Course No. CEDR 225 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room 301
Dates June 13- August 8 )no class July 4) (Saturdays) – 1 - 4pm

Oil Pastels are an excellent medium to create landscapes, floral renderings and portraits. Oil pastel by its very name is a hybrid—neither oil nor pastel. These “dustless” pastels are easy to work with, permanent, and fun. This highly creative and versatile tool will be explored as to its full potential. Students are recommended to have drawing or pastel experience.

Lithographic Illustration and Multi-layered Prints

Course No. CEPM 140 00
Cost $375 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room 308
Dates June 8 - July 27 (Monday) – 6 - 9pm

Come and explore the art of drawing and printing from stone at CIA’s new print shop. During this course students will learn basic and intermediate traditional stone lithography printing methods, including transferring images from drawings and digital imagery to create unique prints. Please bring drawings, illustrations and ideas to the first class.

Oil Painting: Photo to Canvas

Course No. CEPT 130 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room 301
Dates June 8 - July 27 (Monday) – 6 - 9pm

Get your favorite photos off your camera and on to the canvas. Students will be able to experience oil painting through the reproduction of their original photos on canvas. Your image will become the focus in exploring composition (line, movement and focal point) and color (value, hue, saturation, and contrast) throughout this course. Discussions, demonstrations and individual instruction will be your guide for turning that favorite photo into a finished painting.

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