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Continuing Education . Classes

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Introduction to Picture Book Illustration

Course No. CEIL 200 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Instructor Suzanne McGinness
Dates February 2 - March 23 (Monday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

Children’s book illustration is quite possibly the broadest expression of illustration in today’s applied art world. There is virtually no style or vision that is not approached. We will focus on the picture book niche of children’s books and simplify some of the common principles. Areas to be covered include history and overview of children’s book illustration; development of consistent character drawings; animation of children; story development; study of the form of a picture book; sequential art and storyboarding; and discussion and demonstration of materials on request. You will create an 8-12 page picture book mockup as well as a two-page spread of finished art. Previous drawing experience and proficiency in one or two media will ensure your success in this course. Let’s create a book!

Narrative Art

Course No. CEFD 225 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 4 - March 25 (Wednesday) – 6:30-9:00pm

Take life drawing to the next level. We will focus on realism and storytelling in this figurative art class. Choose either painting or drawing to explore composition and the figure to develop a narrative. Live models will be an important part of the class, and experience in figure drawing is preferred.

Responsive Drawing: The Art of Imagination

Course No. CEDR 600 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 4 - March 25 (Wednesday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

Take advantage of the Institute’s spacious studios to create large-scale interpretive drawings (4’x4’ to 3’x5’) in black and white or color using a wide range of materials from charcoal and pastels to conte and paint. While the basic principles of drawing will still apply, you will not be tied down to the constraints of still life setups, portrait, or figure drawings. Instead you will be free to express yourself in both literal and abstract subject matter. This course is recommended for those students who already have a basic understanding of drawing skills and are willing to push themselves beyond the boundaries of those already mastered. Many examples of drawings will be shown each week to motivate and inspire students. Self-analysis and group critiques will accompany each finished work. A field trip to the Cleveland Museum of Art will be organized midway through the session.

Screen Printing: Image, Color and Layer

Course No. CEPT 225 00
Cost $350 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 5 - March 26 (Wednesday) – 6 - 9pm

This is a course that provides the introduction and beginning techniques of silkscreen printmaking. While exploring tools, inks, and image-making techniques, the student will also have the opportunity to experiment with multiple image-making combinations. Through out the course the student will get to know the print shop, screen printing ink, paper, and screens for the printing process, and more importantly, encouraging independent experimentation and play. Although screen printing is a relatively recent fine art process, the idea of the stencil and commercial printmaking dates as far back as woodblock printing in Japan. You donʼt need a shop to start screen printing! All you need is the tools. There are endless possibilities when using the screen printing process!

Soft Pastels

Course No. CEPT 160 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 7 - March 28 (Saturday) – 1 - 4pm

Do you love to draw, or have an interest in exploring color? Pastel is pure color, lightfast, permanent, easy to use, and dries instantly. As the paper becomes the palette you will be able to working at your own pace. The class begin with easy exercises, and move into more complex compositions and subject matter. In the final weeks we will touch on portraiture with a live model. Artists of all levels are welcome!

Visual Ancestry: The Art of Your Family

Course No. CEFD 250 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 3 - March 24 (Tuesday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

Create one or more pictorial accounts ready to frame. This class includes using collage, painting, and drawing as a way to document personal family narratives. Join us as we utilize photos and visual symbols as inspiration to create works of art in telling ancestral stories. Learn techniques of making art that become the tools for showing the times and places of the past that has shaped your current family’s history.

Watercolor Landscapes

Course No. CEPT 375 00
Grad Course No. CEPT 5375 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Grad Cost $600 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 2 - March 23 (Monday) – 6:30-9:30pm

Watercolor landscapes will introduce the foundations of working with watercolor paints in the studio environment. Watercolor painting makes use of transparent washes and in doing so allows for a bright image. A painting made with watercolor paints uses the white paper as a mirror to reflect and capture a luminous quality. Topics discussed and demonstrated in class are color theory, paint application, painting techniques, and paint manipulation. Each example will incorporate a new color theory lesson and a painting technique. You will be shown how to paint elements found in the landscape such as skies, rural and cosmopolitan environments, trees, and water. Many small quick paintings and fast dry time permits for a wide range of tricks and topics to explore. Almost all of the paintings are guided by a step by step process from beginning to end. Both group and individual attention will aid in your painting’s focus and direction. The beginner and novice painter will be encouraged.

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