College of Visual and Performing Arts

CAA Current Class Schedule

2016 Fall Art Classes

For proper placement, please use the student's grade level during the 2016-17 school year. To register for classes, call 260-481-6977 or click the link provided with the class description.

Watercolor Portraits for Beginners (Grades 7-12)

Jan Krist Portrait croppedThis is a workshop for beginning watercolor artists. Paint a portrait of your favorite person while learning to blend and diffuse colors, and use light and shadow to create volume. Class is taught by IPFW fine arts graduate Jan Krist-Finkbeiner.

Saturday, October 8
Visual Arts Building Room 118
1 - 4 p.m.
One 3-hour session: $49, includes all supplies

To register or for more information, click here or call 260-481-6977.

Colored Pencil Workshop (Grades 9-12)

This class will focus on how to draw using colored pencils. The class will look at color and techniques to create rich, three-dimensional drawings. Techniques include burnishing and blending for seamless surfaces as well as masking to keep your borders pristine and preserve lifelike highlights. Subject matter includes still life drawing with a seasonal focus on fall flowers, pumpkins and other natural objects. Class is taught by IPFW fine arts professor John Hrehov.

Saturday, October 15
Visual Arts Building Room 118
1 - 4 p.m.
One 3-hour session: $49, includes all supplies

To register or for more information, click here or call 260-481-6977.

Mask Making (Grades K-3 and 4-8)

African-MasksStudents in this class will explore the world of mask making by looking at images and studying the different types of masks in various cultures. The students will create at least three different masks in this five-week class: the art of African mask making by creating a mask from recycled plastic, embossing with aluminum/tin, and using found objects such as cardboard, paper, feathers, and paint to create a unique mask design. Please bring at least one empty gallon plastic milk carton for one of the projects. Class is taught by art education graduate Morgan McClarnon.

Saturdays, October 22 - November 19
Modular Classroom Building Room 132

Grades K-3: 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Five 1.5-hour sessions: $79, includes all supplies
To register or for more information, click here or call 260-481-6977.

Grades 4-8: 10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Five 2-hour sessions: $89, includes all supplies
To register or for more information, click here or call 260-481-6977.


Contact CAA at 260-481-6977 or lanier@ipfw.edu for details.

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Accreditation

The IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts, including the Community Arts Academy, is fully accredited by all of its discipline-specific accrediting agencies: the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

Refund Policy

A full refund is given when the university cancels a course or when the IPFW Community Arts Academy receives notification of withdrawal from the registrant before the third business day prior to the start of the class. No refunds will be given after class or private instruction begins. Course cancellations may occur due to low registration. Course offerings and fees may be subject to change without notice.

Parental Supervision Statement

IPFW is a public institution of higher education that offers a wide variety of classes, to a wide range of students from differing backgrounds, including adults and children in grades pre K – 12. While the IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all students, parents are reminded that it is their responsibility to supervise minors when they are on campus and not in the classroom. Before and after class, our teachers cannot take the place of a parent and assume responsibility for unsupervised children.

In case of an emergency please contact the IPFW University Police at 481-6827.

Personal Enrichment Classes for Adults

The Community Arts Academy offers regular classes for kids in pre-K through grade 12 in art, dance, music and theatre, but if you are an adult interested in personal enrichment in these areas, please visit the IPFW Division of Continuing Studies to see what types of classes they are offering.

Purdue University Procedures for Programs Involving Minors

The IPFW Community Arts Academy abides by the operating procedures and policy outlined in the Operating Procedures for Programs Involving Minors that went into effect January 1, 2015. This policy and registration form may be viewed here: