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Adult Studios

Class Type: 
Studio
Classrooms

Spring Session Eight-week classes Mar–May, Tue & Thu/10:00–12:00 or 1:30–3:30; Wed/10:00–12:00 or 6:00–8:00; Fri/10:00–12:00; Sat/10:00–12:00 or 1:30–3:30. Special workshops offered on select Wed and Sat. Join practicing artists in our studios to play with ideas and materials while developing skills and techniques. All skill levels welcome.

TUESDAYS
Still-Life Painting (beginners) Eight Tue/Mar 19–May 7, 10:00–12:00. Using oil or acrylic, learn the fundamentals of painting, from organizing a palette and blending, color mixing, brushwork, and glazing techniques to the elements and principles of design and composition. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. A partial supply kit is available for $80. $240, CMA members $210.

Creative Drawing (all skill levels) Eight Tue/Mar 19–May 7, 1:30–3:30. With an emphasis on creative thinking, this class helps you practice close observation and attention to detail while exploring drawing techniques and concepts such as value, shading, and line. Instructor: JoAnn Rencz. $240, CMA members $210.

WEDNESDAYS
Drawing in the Galleries (all skill levels) Eight Wed/Mar 20–May 8, 10:00–12:00. Hone observation and technical skills as you use charcoal, graphite, and conté crayons to sketch artworks in the galleries. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. $245, CMA members $215; includes model fee for one session.

Watercolor in the Evenings (all skill levels) Eight Wed/Mar 20–May 8, 6:00–8:00. Learn the components of watercolor painting, including color mixing, composition, content, and application. Supply list shared during the first session. Instructor: Jesse Rhinehart. $240, CMA members $210.

Workshop Wednesday: Linoleum Block Printing (all skill levels) Wed/Mar 13, 6:00–8:30. Design, cut, and print! Explore color and shape as we make our own linoleum blocks for printing. Participants can choose to make multicolor prints using a reductive technique or add additional colors by printing on various substrates, from fabric to patterned paper. We’ll visit Color and Comfort: Swedish Modern Design for ideas. Instructor: Michaelle Marschall. $50, CMA members $40.

Workshop Wednesday: Digital Photography (all skill levels) Wed/May 1, 6:00–8:30. All you need is a smartphone for this introductory workshop on digital photography. Use the Gordon Parks exhibition to inspire your images, as you try out simple techniques to manipulate them. Instructor: Deb Pinter. $50, CMA members $40.

THURSDAYS  
Watercolor (all skill levels) Eight Thu/Mar 21–May 9, 10:00–12:00. Learn the basics of watercolor painting, including color mixing, composition, content, and application. Supply list shared during the first session. Instructor: Jesse Rhinehart. $240, CMA members $210.  

Abstract Painting (all skill levels) Eight Thu/Mar 21–May 9, 1:30–3:30. Explore your intuition and imagination with paintbrushes and color on paper and canvas. Move through the creative process as you generate ideas, investigate composition techniques, and learn the principles of art. Supply list shared during the first session. Instructor: JoAnn Rencz. $240, CMA members $210.

FRIDAYS
Composition in Oil Eight Fri/Mar 22–May 17, 10:00–12:00 (no class Apr 19). Experiment with line, color, balance, pattern, and contrast to create both still lifes and figurative compositions in this traditional painting course. Advanced painters are encouraged to further develop ideas and techniques and to experiment with paint application. A partial supply kit is available for $80. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. $240, CMA members $210.

For all-ages studios, please see Friday-Night Minis in ceramics and Land Art. Please note: Adults are not required to bring children to all-ages classes, but children under 14 must be accompanied by a registered adult.

SATURDAYS
Introduction to Weaving Workshop Sat/Jan 19, 1:30–3:30 p.m. Learn the basics of hand weaving with a teaching artist from Praxis Fiber Workshop. In addition, free tours of Praxis are available on January 19 at 11:00 a.m. Instructor: Praxis Artist Tre Gehring. $50, CMA members $40.

Drawing in the Galleries (all skill levels) Eight Sat/Mar 16–May 11, 10:00–12:00 (no class Apr 20). Hone observation and technical skills as you use charcoal, graphite, and conté crayons to sketch artworks in the galleries. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. $245, CMA members $215; includes model fee for one session.

Creative Digital Photography Eight Sat/Mar 16–May 11, 1:30–3:30 (no class Apr 20). Learn the fundamentals of your camera and image processing techniques to explore the art of photography. From smartphones to DSLRs, all cameras are welcome! $240, CMA members $210.

All-Day Workshop: Ikebana Flower Arranging (all skill levels) Sat/Mar 16 10:00–4:00. Create modern abstract floral designs by using traditional Japanese principles of flower arranging. This art emphasizes shape, line, and form. Supply list provided in advance. Instructor: Isa Ranganathan. $100, CMA members $85.

REGISTRATION
Register online or through the ticket center at 216-421-7350. Registration is first-come, first-served. Most classes are limited to 16 participants. Enrollment will close one week prior to the start of class. Late registrations will not be accepted. Supply lists and class syllabi are provided within one week of the first class date unless noted. High schoolers may enroll in adult classes with guardian permission. A limited number of scholarships are available. Contact adultstudios [at] clevelandart.org for more information.

 
Age group: 
Adults