Learn from artists in informal studios with individual attention. All classes are held at the museum. Register in person or call the ticket center at 216-421-7350. For more information, email adultstudios [at] clevelandart.org. Supply lists available at the ticket center.
Adult Studios Spring 2018 Session
All-Day Workshop: Ikebana Sat/Mar 3 or Mar 10, 10:00–4:00 (lunch on your own). Instructor: Isa Ranganathan. Create modern abstract floral designs by using traditional Japanese principles of flower arranging. This art emphasizes concepts of line, shape, and form. $85, CMA members $70. Supply list at the ticket center. Students share additional cost of flowers.
All-Day Workshops: Chinese Painting Floral II: Tue/Apr 10, 10:00–4:00; Floral III: Tue/Apr 24, 10:00–4:00. Instructor: Mitzi Lai. Experienced students continue exploring Chinese master techniques. Completion of 4 Gentlemen series is a prerequisite. Each class $80, CMA members $70. Supply list at the ticket center.
Painting for Beginners, Oil and Acrylic Eight Tue/Mar 6–Apr 24, 10:00–12:30. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. Balance and contrast color, tonal relationships, pattern, texture, and form while building confidence with brushwork. Learn wet-into-wet blending, glazing, color mixing, and palette organization. $195, CMA members $150. Bring your own supplies or purchase for $80 on the first day.
Intro to Drawing Eight Tue/Mar 6–Apr 24, 1:00–3:30. Instructor: JoAnn Rencz. Here’s a great place to start while building your confidence. Beginners learn simple yet effective drawing techniques using basic graphite and conté crayon on paper. $205, CMA members $155. CMA provides basic supplies or bring your own.
Experiments with Clay Eight Tue/Mar 6–Apr 24, 1:00–3:30. Instructor: Christie Klubnik. Students create and glaze their own sculptural and utilitarian pieces using various methods of hand building and some preformed green ware. $210, CMA members $185. All supplies provided.
Introduction to Painting Eight Wed/Mar 7–Apr 25, 10:00–12:30. Instructor: Cliff Novak. Beginners learn simple painting techniques in color mixing and application of acrylic paints. Still-life objects serve as inspiration for this low-pressure course. $195, CMA members $150. Supply list at the ticket center.
Drawing in the Galleries Eight Wed/Mar 7–Apr 25, 10:00–12:30. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. Sculpture and paintings throughout the museum inspire drawing in charcoal, graphite, and conté hard pastel. See light as contrasting shape while adding structure and detail with line, tone, and color. All skill levels welcome, including high school students needing observation. $202, CMA members $155. All supplies provided.
Drawing in the Galleries Evenings Eight Wed/Mar 7–Apr 25, 6:00–8:30. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. $202, CMA members $155.
Watercolor Eight Wed/Mar 7–21 (no class Mar 28 & Apr 4), Apr 11–May 9, 10:00–12:30. Instructor: Jesse Rhinehart. Learn advanced color mixing and composition in a relaxed atmosphere. Advanced to intermediate levels. $195, CMA members $150. Supplies discussed at first class; paper provided.
Watercolor in the Evening Eight Wed/Mar 7–21 (no class Mar 28 & Apr 4), Apr 11–May 9, 6:00–8:30. Instructor: Jesse Rhinehart. Relax and unwind after work. Learn about basic color mixing and basic composition. All levels welcome. $195, CMA members $150. Supplies discussed at first class; paper provided.
Beginning Watercolor Eight Thu/Mar 8–22 (no class Mar 29 & Apr 5), Apr 12–May 10, 10:00–12:30. Instructor: Jesse Rhinehart. Beginners are given a comprehensive approach to watercolor. All levels welcome, from beginner to intermediate. $195, CMA members $155. Supplies discussed at first class; paper provided.
Multimedia Abstract Art Eight Thu/Mar 8–Apr 26, 1:00–3:30. Instructor: JoAnn Rencz. Gain a better understanding of composition by manipulating color, balance, and texture using oil pastels, acrylic paint, and collage. Experimentation is encouraged. All levels welcome. $195, CMA members $150. Most supplies provided. Supply list at the ticket center.
Composition in Oil Eight Fri/Mar 9–Apr 27, 10:00–12:30. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. Aesthetic expression emerges as compositions are refined with contrasting color, pattern, texture, tone, and line. Charcoal drawing on the first day leads to underpainting, wet-into-wet blending, and glazing. Geared to all levels. Beginners always welcome. $215, CMA members $155; includes model fee. Bring your own supplies or buy for $80.
Composition in Oil Evenings Eight Fri/Mar 9–Apr 27, 6:00–8:30. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. $215, CMA members $155.
Gesture Drawing in the Atrium and Galleries Three Sun/Apr 8–22, 12:30–3:00. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. Experience the brilliant light of the Ames Family Atrium while drawing a live model. Other afternoons are spent in the galleries. $95, CMA members $85; includes model fee. All supplies provided.
Registration through the ticket Center at 216-421-7350.