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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.

Painting for Beginners: Oil and Acrylic 8 Tue/Sep 12–Oct 31, 10:00–12:30 pm. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. Balance and contrast color, tonal relationships, pattern, texture, and form while building confidence with brushwork. Warm and cool colors, wet-into-wet blending, glazing, color mixing, and palette organization will be the knowledge base for the beginner. $195, CMA members $150. Bring your own supplies or buy them from the instructor; oil kit $80, acrylic kit $70.

Introduction to Drawing 8 Tue/Sep 12–Oct 31, 1:00–3:30 pm. 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. $200, CMA members $155. Bring your own or the CMA provides basic supplies.

Drawing in the Galleries 8 Wed/Sep 13–Nov 1, 10:00–12:30 pm. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. 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. High school students needing observation work for college admission are always welcome. $205, CMA members $155. All supplies provided.

Drawing in the Galleries Evenings 8 Wed/Sep 13–Nov 1, 6:00–8:30 pm. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. $205, CMA members $155.

Introduction to Painting 8 Wed/Sep 13–Nov 1, 10:00–12:30 pm. Instructor: Cliff Novak. This class is a great place to start painting in acrylics. Learn techniques and color mixing. $195, CMA members $150. Bring your own supplies. 

Watercolor 8 Wed/Sep 13–Nov 1, 10:00–12:30 pm. Instructor: Jesse Rhinehart. At the museum. Learn advanced color mixing and composition in a relaxed atmosphere. Intermediate and advanced levels recommended. $195, CMA members $155. Paper provided. Materials discussed at first class.

Watercolor in the Evening 8 Wed/Sep 13–Nov 1, 6:00–8:30 pm. Instructor: Jesse Rhinehart. At the museum. Relax and unwind after work. Learn about color mixing and basic composition. All skill levels welcome. $195, CMA members $155. Paper provided. Materials discussed at first class.

Beginning Watercolor 8 Thu/Sep 14–Nov 2, 10:00–12:30 pm. Instructor: Jesse Rhinehart. At the museum. Beginners will be given a comprehensive approach to watercolor. Beginner to advanced levels preferred. $195, CMA members $155. Paper provided. Materials discussed at first class.

Multimedia Abstract Art 8 Thu/Sep 14–Nov 2, 1:00–3:30 pm. 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. 

Composition in Oil 8 Fri/Sep 15–Nov 3, 10:00–12:30 pm Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. 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. $205, CMA members $165. Price includes model fee. Bring your own supplies or buy for $80.

Composition in Oil Evenings 8 Fri/Sep 15–Nov 3, 6:00–8:30 pm. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. $205, CMA members $155.

Printmaking 3 Sun/Sep 24–Oct 8, 1:00–3:30 pm. Instructor: Cliff Novak. Experiment with several types of printmaking including linoleum and silkscreen. $80, CMA members $70. Price includes supply fee. 

Gesture Drawing in the Atrium and Galleries 3 Sun/Oct 1–15, 12:30–3:00 pm. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé. Experience the brilliant light of the Ames family Atrium while drawing a live model. Other afternoons will be spent in the galleries. $95, CMA members $85. Price includes model fee for one session. All supplies provided.

Chinese Painting for Experienced Students 4 Tue/Oct 24–Nov 14, 1:00–3:30 pm. Instructor: Mitzi Lai. Experienced students sharpen their skills, focusing on style and technique. $100, CMA members $80. Bring your own supplies.

Drawing with Oil Pastels 4 Thu/Nov 9–Dec 7 (no class Nov 23), 1:00–3:30 pm. Instructor: JoAnn Rencz. Learn techniques to use pastels in a creative environment. Focus on techniques such as using turpenoid to achieve a painterly effect. $100, CMA members $75.

 

Watch for other mini-sessions in November.