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Adult Studios

Learn from artists in informal studios with individual attention. Register in person or call the ticket center at 216-421-7350. For more information, e-mail adultstudios [at] clevelandart.org. Supply lists available at the ticket center. Classes with insufficient enrollment by the first class will be canceled.

Adult Studios Winter 2018 Session

Painting for Beginners: Oil and Acrylic Eight Tue/Jan 9–Feb 27, 10:00–12:30. Balance and contrast color, tonal relationships, pattern, texture, and form while building confidence with brushwork. Learn the fundamentals of warm and cool colors, wet-into-wet blending, glazing, color mixing, and palette organization. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. $195, CMA members $150. Bring your own supplies or buy them from the instructor for $80.

Introduction to Drawing Eight Tue/Jan 9–Feb 27, 1:00–3:30. 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. Instructor: JoAnn Rencz. $200, CMA members $155. Bring your own or the CMA provides basic supplies.

Drawing in the Galleries Eight Wed/Jan 10–February 28, 10:00–12:30. Sculpture and paintings throughout the museum inspire drawing in charcoal and various pencils, including conté pencil. 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 work for college admission. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. $205, CMA members $155. All supplies provided.

Drawing in the Galleries Evenings Eight Wed/Jan 10–Feb 28, 6:00–8:30. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. $205, CMA members $155.

Multimedia Abstract Art Eight Thu/January 11–Mar 1, 1:00–3:30. 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. Instructor: JoAnn Rencz. $195, CMA members $150. Supplies mostly provided. 

Composition in Oil Eight Fri/Jan 12–Mar 2, 10:00–12:30. Aesthetic expression emerges as compositions are refined with contrasting color, pattern, tone, and line. Charcoal drawing on the first day leads to underpainting, wet-on-wet blending, and glazing. All levels welcome, including high school students. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. $205, CMA members $165; includes model fee. Bring your own supplies or buy them from the instructor for $80.

Composition in Oil Evenings Eight Fri/Jan 12–Mar 2, 6:00–8:30. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. $205, CMA members $155.

Watercolor Eight Wed/Jan 10–Feb 28, 10:00–12:30. Learn advanced color mixing and composition in a relaxed atmosphere. Advanced to intermediate levels. Instructor: Jesse Rhinehart. $195, CMA members $155. Materials discussed at first class; paper provided.

Watercolor in the Evening Eight Wed/Jan 10–Feb 28, 6:00–8:30. Relax and unwind after work. Learn about color mixing and basic composition. All levels welcome. Instructor: Jesse Rhinehart. $195, CMA members $155. Materials discussed at first class; paper provided.

Beginning Watercolor Eight Thu/Jan 11–Mar 1, 10:00–12:30. Beginners are given a comprehensive approach to watercolor. All levels welcome from beginner to intermediate. Instructor: Jesse Rhinehart. $195, CMA members $155. Materials discussed at first class; paper provided.

Printmaking Three Sun/Jan 14–28, 1:00–3:30. Experiment with several types of printmaking, including linoleum and silkscreen. Instructor: Cliff Novak. $80, CMA members $70; includes supply fee.

Gesture Drawing in the Atrium and Galleries Three Sun/Feb 4–18, 12:30–3:00. Experience the brilliant light of the Ames Family Atrium while drawing a live model. Other afternoons are spent in the galleries. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. $95, CMA members $85; includes model fee. All supplies provided.

Experiments with Clay Eight days, Tue–Fri/Jan 9–12 and 23–26, 1:00–3:30. Learn the fundamentals of hand-building and glazing techniques while creating beautiful and functional pieces from a variety of options. Instructor: Christie Klubnik. $210, CMA members $185.