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Continuing Education . Classes

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Beginner Glassblowing

Course No. CEGL100
Cost $260 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 5
Dates September 21-October 19 (Friday) – 6:30-9:30pm
Faculty Andrew Dolan | David Hart | Gary D. Sampson | Lane Cooper | Michael Weil | Rita Goodman

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.

Beginner Glassblowing

Course No. CEGL100.02
Cost $260 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 5
Dates October 26-November 30 (Friday) – 6:30-9:30pm
Faculty David Hart | Gary D. Sampson | Indra Lacis | Rita Goodman

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.

Beginning Digital Photography

Course No. CEDA100.00
Cost $390 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 6
Dates September 19-October 24 (Wednesday) – 6:30-9:30pm

Using your personal digital camera, you will learn to shoot, retouch, correct, and output your images onto archival digital photographic paper. We will work in a lighting studio for two sessions where you will learn and practice artificial lighting techniques. You will work with both traditional photographic methods (manual camera settings, artificial lighting) and digital photographic methods (Photoshop correction, manipulation, digital printing). Out-of-class assignments will be given to maximize the time spent in class for printing at CIA's Digital Output Center, demonstrations, discussions, and critiques. Becoming a better photographer is the emphasis of this course as you create several new portfolio pieces. You will have the opportunity to print your work at CIA's Digital Output Center ($45 computer print credits are included in the cost of this class, fees beyond this will be the responsibility of the student). Intermediate and advanced photographers can opt to take this session and the next session, but beginning students must begin with this first session.

Beginning/Intermediate Jewelry + Metalsmithing

Course No. YAJ100.01
Cost $310 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September22-November17 No class Oct. 20 (Saturday) – 9:30am-12pm
Faculty Thomas Nowacki

Learn the fundamental skills needed to create jewelry and small metalwork. You ‘ll use copper and brass to create samples in sawing, filing, stamping, casting, 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.

Bestiary

Course No. CEFD300.00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates September 19-November 7 (Wednesday) – 6:30-9:30pm

As humans we have a need and desire to connect with others. The animal as a subject in art is a way in which humans attempt to articulate and reflect on the world. Representations of animals serve as a direct way of linking humans with wildlife through the bond of feeling and empathy. This connection is significant in considering aspects of both the animal and the human condition. You will explore the genres of animal art, with focus on originality, vision, and finding the humanity within non-human subjects. We will focus on recognizing and choosing different approaches-from documentary and portraiture to metaphors, allegories and narratives. This course will guide you to a better understanding of how to create meaningful images of our furred and feathered neighbors, while also opening up to realizations about your point of view on the world and how to communicate that with the audience through painting and drawing. We'll take a trip to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History to enhance our study and exploration.

Build an End Table: An Introduction to Furniture Design

Course No. CEID100.00
Cost $390 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates September 22-November 10 (Saturday) – 9:30am-12:30pm
Faculty Nancy McEntee

Join us and learn about the properties of wood and good design. You will learn how to use machinery safely and build scale models of project ideas. Design critiques will help you refine your drawings, models, and ideas. The majority of the class time will be dedicated to creating your unique end table.

Creative Painting for Kids

Course No. YAA100.01
Sessions 8
Dates September22-November17 No class Oct. 20 (Saturday) – 1-3pm

Using water-based paints, you will create paintings about the things that you like best. These paintings on canvas will reflect your personality and will be ready for hanging at home when our session is completed. You will be encouraged to think conceptually while developing your technical painting and problem-solving skills. Emphasis will be placed on line, color, texture, content, and enjoyment! Please come prepared to paint – bring a paint smock or old adult t-shirt with you to class.

Current Events: Introduction to Contemporary Art

Course No.
Cost $330 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September22-November17 No class Oct. 20 (Saturday) – 9am-12pm
Faculty Elizabeth Halasz

This college preparatory class will introduce you to current events in the contemporary art world. You will be exposed to various resources including international art periodicals and websites, as well as trips to local exhibitions and galleries. You will then be asked to research current exhibitions using these resources and present your findings of interest which we will discuss. This class is especially advantageous for any student who is thinking about pursuing an undergraduate degree in the arts.

Graduate Credits

Graduate Credits

Each semester we offer dozens of courses approved for graduate-level credits. Take a look at our latest catalog for details. Please contact us if you have any questions about our credit-bearing courses.

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Pre-College Program

Experience the life of an art student at CIA through this 2-week residential program.

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Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.

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