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3D Modeling/Character Development

Course No. YAGD 200 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Location Joseph McCullough Building
Room M312
Dates February 7–March 28 (Saturday) – 1-4pm

This course will focus on the technical and artistic process for creating and developing characters and transforming them into 3D models. During this course the students will be introduced to Autodesk Maya and Mudbox with the goal to produce 2 full character designs and chose one of those to make a 3D model.

Art Explorations

Course No. YAFD 120 00
Cost $175 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Grades Grades 3-4
Location George Gund Building
Room G305
Dates February 7–March 28 (Saturday) – 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.

Art Explorations

Course No. YAFD 110 00
Cost $175 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Location George Gund Building
Room G307
Dates February 7–March 28 (Saturday) – 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.

Beginning/Intermediate Jewelry + Metalsmithing

Course No. YAJM 100 00
Cost $310 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Location George Gund Building
Room G113
Dates February 7–March 28 (Saturday) – 1-3:30pm

Learn the fundamental skills needed to create jewelry and small metalwork. You’ll use copper and brass to create samples in sawing, filing, stamping, soldering, and finishing. A final project will be worked on throughout the class and completed by the end of the class. Projects could include bracelets, earrings, rings, necklaces, or small metal sculptures. These can be made in sterling silver at an extra cost, if desired. Open to beginners as well as intermediate students. More advanced students will be encouraged to work on independent projects. Most materials are included in the cost of the class.

Cartooning 101

Course No. YAIL 100 00
Cost $175 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Location George Gund Building
Room G214
Dates February 7–March 28 (Saturday) – 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!

Creative Clay Studio

Course No. YACR 350 00
Cost $275 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Location Joseph McCullough Building
Room M402
Dates February 7–March 28 (Saturday) – 1–4pm

Young artists are welcome in the clay studio at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Explore your imagination by creating sculpture and pottery through the use of this tactile material. You will learn the skills of hand-building and the ways of the potter's wheel as you develop and translate your ideas into three-dimensional works of art. You will finish off your creations with high temperature (2350° F) glazes that will be fired off in our professional level kilns. Be prepared to get messy! Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear (old t-shirts and sneakers are best; no open-toed shoes). All skill levels are welcome.

Drawing Beyond the Pencil

Course No. YAFD 145 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Location George Gund Building
Room G117
Dates February 7–March 28 (Saturday) – 9am–12pm

Sharpen your drawing skills and expand your artistic horizons using a variety of traditional and non-traditional materials. You will take your drawing abilities to a whole new level with projects designed to expand the application of fundamental drawing practices in new ways. We will establish the importance of keeping sketchbooks using the foundation of drawing and essential elements of visual art to practice, plan, and communicate creative ideas. What is the difference between looking and seeing? With class discussions, we will address this question as essential to the creative processes of the visual artist. Students of all skill levels are welcome to explore a variety of media and techniques to create artwork beyond the boundaries of what we commonly known as "drawing."

Introduction to Sculpture

Course No. YASC 120 00
Cost $125 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Location George Gund Building
Room G111
Dates February 7–March 28 (Saturday) – 9:30am–12pm

In this class students will experiment with a variety of materials to create 3D artwork. We will look at art made by other artists as inspiration for our own creations. Each week students will use new materials to sculpt, bend, carve, mold and assemble one of a kind sculptures. This is a great class for the student who likes to experiment and build.

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