College of Visual and Performing Arts

CAA Current Class Schedule

2017 Spring/Summer Art Classes

For proper placement, please use the student's grade level during the 2016-17 school year. To register for classes, call 260-481-6059 or click the link provided with the class description.

For a listing of more non-arts summer camps (athletics, writing, technology, science, business, etc) taking place on the IPFW campus, visit the IPFW Summer Camps web page.


Watercolor Workshop (Grades 7-12)

riverscape_lgThis is a workshop for beginning watercolor artists. Artists will learn to stretch a canvas, layer paints, and use a variety of techniques including washes, wet on wet, and wet on dry. They will also learn to prepare and transfer an image to their canvas, how layering paint creates depth and volume, and the use of cool and warm colors to aid in developing space. The class will create both a monochromatic and a full color painting. Class is taught by IPFW fine arts graduate Jan Krist.

Saturday, June 3
Visual Arts Building Room 118

Grades 7-12: noon to 3 p.m.
One 3-hour session: $49, includes all supplies
To register or for more information, click here or call 260-481-6059.


3D Art Workshop (Grades K-3 and 4-8)

Abstract ArtStudents will learn about three-dimensional art and create at least three sculptures. Class is taught by art education graduate Morgan McClarnon.

Saturdays, June 3 - July 1
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 260-481-6059.

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 260-481-6059.


Watercolor Workshop: Plein Air/Landscapes (Grades 7-12)

This is a workshop for beginning watercolor artists. In this workshop we will be learning to work with natural light, pure colors and simple forms to create a vibrant watercolor landscape. Students will learn basic watercolor techniques and explore ways to create dimension in natural forms through light and shadow. Class is taught by IPFW fine arts graduate Jan Krist.

Saturday, June 17
Visual Arts Building Room 118

Grades 7-12: noon to 3 p.m.
One 3-hour session: $49, includes all supplies
To register or for more information, click here or call 260-481-6059.


Sketchbook to Comic Book/Illustrator (Grades 7-12)

The Flash photo 1This course is about the entire creative process from drawing an idea to final vector illustration. Learn how to create bold vector illustrations from your own pencil sketches. You will explore how to convert your drawings into digital vector art compositions that can be applied to various media such as graphic novels and comic books. This course uses Adobe Illustrator software. Class is taught by VCD faculty member Peter Bella.

Monday-Friday, June 19-23
Visual Arts Building Room 212

Grades 7-12: 3 - 6 p.m.
Five 3-hour sessions: $99, includes all supplies
To register or for more information, click here or call 260-481-6059.


Digital Photography and Photoshop Basics (Grades 7-12)

Learn basic digital camera operation, image composition, image concept, and software applications to correct, enhance, or renew photographs. Save images from the camera for use on the computer. Learn basic editing, effects, macro and micro basics, and other photo editing techniques. Class includes photo walks with students outside on the campus grounds to take pictures of elements of art, such as textures and lines as well as their surroundings. This course uses Adobe Photoshop software. Students must bring a digital camera and thumb drive to class. Class is taught by VCD faculty member Peter Bella.

Monday-Friday, July 10-14
Visual Arts Building Room 212

Grades 7-12: 3 - 6 p.m.
Five 3-hour sessions: $99, includes all supplies
To register or for more information, click here or call 260-481-6059.


Watercolor Workshop: Mandala (Grades 7-12)

mandalaThis is a workshop for beginning watercolor artists. Design a simple mandala and paint it using watercolors and watercolor pencils. Class is taught by IPFW fine arts graduate Jan Krist.

Saturday, July 22
Visual Arts Building Room 118

Grades 7-12: noon to 3 p.m.
One 3-hour session: $49, includes all supplies
To register or for more information, click here or call 260-481-6059.


2D Art Workshop (Grades K-3 and 4-8)

Students will use a variety of mediums such as paint, oil pastels, and chalk pastels to explore art in 2D. Students will create at least three projects throughout the five sessions. Class is taught by art education graduate Morgan McClarnon.

Monday-Friday, July 24-28
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 260-481-6059.

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 260-481-6059.


Contact CAA at 260-481-6977 or hainesmd@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: