Story: Dec 17, 2014
Students animate, illustrate holiday greetings on behalf of ...
CIA Exhibition: Jan 14, 2015
35th Annual Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition
Story: Nov 15, 2014
Students capture two of the top prizes in museum's surreal d...
CIA Exhibition: Feb 13, 2015
69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition
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Warm wishes to you this holiday season from the Cleveland Institute of Art! Artwork created by Animation majors Brienne Broyles ’16 and Maria Ursetti ’16. Rea...
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New CIA building taking shape; set for December completion
Continuing Education . Classes
Watercolor Painting for Kids
Course No. YAPT 160 00
Cost $125 Register Now
Dates February 7–March 28 (Saturday) – 1–3pm
Through a playful and experimental approach we will embark on an exploration of the fundamentals of watercolor painting. We will learn the basics such as paint mixing and application techniques, compositional tools such as line and shape, subjects such as still life and landscape, and an array of non-traditional approaches to encourage creative exploration and problem-solving. Emphasis will be placed on developing confidence with the medium, an understanding of formal elements, and a desire for working out of the box. Students will create several finished paintings and be encouraged to keep an explorer’s watercolor sketchbook both in and out of class.
Course No. CEFD 110 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Dates September 19-November 7 (Wednesday) – 6 - 8:30pm
Breathe new life into mundane discarded objects that clutter our landfills. Explore craft and fine art and design with sculptural/wearable art in the spirit of Project Runway’s ‘Unconventional’ challenges, and sustainable ideals. Students can create a head piece, mask or garment from found objects (start collecting them now) and costume design as you rework everyday materials into new objects with soul. Start collecting materials like plastic grocery bags, junk CD’s, crunchy plastic packaging and other found plastics now!
Wheel Throwing: Beginning + Advanced
Course No. CECR 200 00
Cost $345 Register Now
Dates February 3 - March 24 (Tuesday) – 6 - 9pm
Discover throwing on the potter’s wheel to create forms ranging from refined porcelain vessels to rustic teabowls to sculptural objects. We will begin with fundamental elements of centering and making cylinders, cups, bowls, and plates, and continue by exploring form and scale. Finishing surfaces with various methods of carving, joining, and decorating will also be included. Everyone has a unique way of touching clay and this will be an opportunity to get better acquainted with your unique touch while using the wheel. Please bring sketches of forms, decorative patterns or drawings, texturing tools, basic pottery tools, a small bucket, a towel, and plastic to cover work. All experience levels are welcome.
Course No. CECG 250 00
Cost $285 Register Now
Dates March 7 - 14 (Saturday) – 9am - 5pm
What is a web page and how do I get one? How does a web designer/developer get the website to look the way it does? Join us for a fun and creative approach to understanding web site development, in a non-coding, artistic, and relaxed environment. We will start with the fundamentals of good web design – and learn how the user views your information and social media posts. From there we will try some ‘hands-on’ page design using Adobe Dreamweaver. This class is great for a beginner as well as for the more advanced learner as we’ll also delve into interactivity and marketing.
Young Artists Photography
Course No. YAPH 100 00
Cost $125 Register Now
Dates February 7–March 28 (Saturday) – 9:30am–12pm
This class will encourage creativity through photography. You will be introduced to key elements of photography including composition, portraits, landscapes, and more. Through experimentation and demonstrations, you will create images and begin to understand the medium as an art form. Emphasis will be placed on enjoyment, fun, and creativity. Please bring your own camera – any point-and-shoot model will do.
Learn about NEXT, CIA's day-long event designed to help students learn more about pursuing a career in art or design.
Experience the life of an art student at CIA through this 2-week residential program.