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College of Visual and Performing Arts

CAA Current Class Schedule

2015 Summer Art Classes

For proper placement, please use the student's grade level during the 2015-2016 school year for summer classes.


Printmaking for KidsPrintmaking for Kids
(Grades K-3 and 4-8)

Focusing on the art of printmaking, students will create at least three art pieces using a different technique of printmaking. This class is full of fun and color! All supplies provided. Please bring a paint smock. Class will be taught by IPFW art education graduate Morgan McClarnon.  

Saturdays, June 13-July 18 (No class July 4)

Grades K-3: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Five 2-hour sessions: $89  Click to register or call 260-481-6977.

Grades 4-8: 12noon-2:30pm

Five 2.5-hour sessions: $99 Click to register or call 260-481-6977.

Visual Arts Building, Room 118


Raku Ceramics
Raku Ceramics I (Grades 9-12)

Raku is a traditional Japanese fast-fire ceramic technique that is expressive and dramatic; ware is heated until glass becomes molten then pulled from the kiln red-hot and placed in a container of combustibles for reduction and cooling. Participants will be instructed on this historic process and will make projects that focus on basic hand building. Over the course of two sessions, students will create works that will be glazed and fired "raku". All tools and materials provided in class fees, expect to get dirty and have fun. Instructor: Brandon Furniss. Participants' parents will be required to sign a Waiver, Release and Hold Harmless Agreement due the nature of this art. 

Mondays, June 15 and 22, 6-9pm
Visual Arts Building, Room 114
Two 3-hour session: $89, includes all supplies

Online registration available here; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.


Special Effects (Grades 6-12)

Learn about green screen effects, roto-scoping, digital and "old school" film effects in this exciting workshop. In this hands-on experience you will work with cameras, compositing software and miniatures. All supplies provided. Taught by IPFW VCD instructor Allen Etter.  

Monday-Friday, June 22-26; 9a-noon
Visual Arts Building, Room 211
Five 3-hour sessions: $99, includes all supplies

Online registration available here; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.



Drawing Workshop (Grades K-3 and 4-8)            

Learn fundamental drawing techniques using a variety of different media. Students will create a still life and portrait, as well as learn about different artists' drawing styles. All supplies provided.Please bring a paint smock. Class will be taught by IPFW art education graduate Morgan McClarnon.  

Monday-Friday, June 22-26

Grades K-3: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Five 2-hour sessions: $89  Click to register or call 260-481-6977.

Grades 4-8: 12noon-2:30pm

Five 2.5-hour sessions: $99 Click to register or call 260-481-6977.

Visual Arts Building, Room 118



Animation (Grades 6-12)

Learn how to animate your drawings and composite them into a short film. Students will work with traditional animation, computer graphics and special effects. This class is taught by IPFW VCD instructor Allen Etter.  

Monday-Friday, June 22-26; 1-4pm
Visual Arts Building, Room 211
Five 3-hour sessions: $99, includes all supplies

Online registration available here; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.


Drawing the Superhero FlashDrawing the Superhero (Grades 6-12)

Does a superhero live inside your imagination? Students will learn traditional and non-traditional techniques for drawing superheroes, including inking, coloring, and mixed media. In making their superhero come to life on the page, students will create character sheets and an action sequence. This class is taught by IPFW VCD instructor Allen Etter. 

Monday-Friday, July 13-17; 9a-noon
Visual Arts Building, Room 209
Five 3-hour sessions: $99, includes all supplies

Online registration available here; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.



Clay Building WorkshopClay Building Techniques
(Grades K-3 and 4-8)

In this class students will learn clay hand-building techniques including creating coils to make a coil pot. Students will learn additive and subtractive techniques when adding texture to clay forms. Please bring a paint smock. All supplies provided. Class will be taught by IPFW art education graduate Morgan McClarnon.

Monday-Friday, July 13-17

Grades K-3: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Five 2-hour sessions: $89  Click to register or call 260-481-6977.

Grades 4-8: 12noon-2:30pm

Five 2.5-hour sessions: $99 Click to register or call 260-481-6977.

Visual Arts Building, Room 118



Manga ManiaManga Mania (Grades 6-12)

This fast-paced class will teach students the basics of the Japanese anime-style of cartooning by honing drawing skills. Learn the history of manga, the basics of graphic layout, design, and copy. Students will receive the necessary tools to maintain drawing and writing skills. All skill levels welcome. Materials included. This class will be taught by IPFW VCD instructor Allen Etter.

Monday-Friday, July 13-17, 1-4pm
Visual Arts Building, Room 209
Five 3-hour sessions: $99, includes all supplies

Online registration available here; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.



Photoshop I: Beginner (Grades 6-12)

Understand the basic tools and potential of Adobe Photoshop by manipulating raster-based imagery. This class will explore getting started, layers, selections, tools, image adjustments, photo retouching, and photo compositing. Taught by IPFW graphic design faculty member Peter Bella. No previous Photoshop experience necessary.

Monday-Friday, July 13-17; 1-4pm
Visual Arts Building, Room 211
Five 3-hour sessions: $99, includes all supplies

Online registration available here; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.



Raku CeramicsRaku Ceramics II (Grades 9-12)

Raku is a traditional Japanese fast-fire ceramic technique that is expressive and dramatic; ware is heated until glass becomes molten then pulled from the kiln red-hot and placed in a container of combustibles for reduction and cooling. Participants will be instructed on this historic process and will make projects that focus on basic hand building. Over the course of two sessions, students will create works that will be glazed and fired "raku". All tools and materials provided in class fees, expect to get dirty and have fun. Instructor: Brandon Furniss. Participants' parents will be required to sign a Waiver, Release and Hold Harmless Agreement due the nature of this art.

Mondays, July 13 and 20, 6-9pm
Visual Arts Building, Room 114
Two 3-hour session: $89, includes all supplies

Online registration available here; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.



Illustrator I: Beginner (Grades 6-12)

Understand the basic tools and potential of Adobe Illustrator and bring your creative ideas to life. Create vector-based illustration, logos, and typography to produce your own single-page layout. This class will explore getting started, pen tool, drawing with brushes, creating and combining shapes, and using color. Taught by IPFW graphic design faculty member Peter Bella. No previous Illustrator experience necessary.

Monday-Friday, July 20-24; 1-4pm
Visual Arts Building, Room 211
Five 3-hour sessions: $99, includes all supplies

Online registration available here; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.



Drawing (Grades 6-12)

Learn about drawing portraits, hands and clothing in this workshop. You will work with a variety of media including ink, pastel, and graphite. All supplies provided. Class is taught by IPFW VCD instructor Allen Etter.  

Monday-Friday, July 27-31; 9a-noon
Visual Arts Building, Room 209
Five 3-hour sessions: $99, includes all supplies

Online registration available here; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.



Photoshop II: Intermediate (Grades 6-12)

This workshop will be a continuation of Adobe Photoshop I: Beginner with a focus on more advanced tools and techniques used by artists, illustrators, and photographers. Students are welcome and encouraged to bring in individual projects for one-on-one guidance and support. Taught by IPFW graphic design faculty member Peter Bella. Previous Photoshop experience necessary, or prerequisite Adobe Photoshop I: Beginner.

Monday-Friday, July 27-31; 1-4pm
Visual Arts Building, Room 211
Five 3-hour sessions: $99, includes all supplies

Online registration available here; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.



Zombie MakeupZombie Makeup Workshop (Grades 6-12)

The workshop will include learning the art of makeup application to look like a zombie. Students will work with traditional makeup as well as everyday household materials. A zombie photo shoot will follow at the conclusion of the course. Fee includes all supplies and instruction. Class is taught by IPFW VCD instructor Allen Etter.  

Monday-Friday, July 27-31; 1-4pm
Visual Arts Building, Room 209
Five 3-hour sessions: $99, includes all supplies

Online registration available here; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.



Raku CeramicsRaku Ceramics III (Grades 9-12)

Raku is a traditional Japanese fast-fire ceramic technique that is expressive and dramatic; ware is heated until glass becomes molten then pulled from the kiln red-hot and placed in a container of combustibles for reduction and cooling. Participants will be instructed on this historic process and will make projects that focus on basic hand building. Over the course of two sessions, students will create works that will be glazed and fired "raku". All tools and materials provided in class fees, expect to get dirty and have fun. Instructor: Brandon Furniss. Participants' parents will be required to sign a Waiver, Release and Hold Harmless Agreement due the nature of this art.

Mondays, July 27 and August 3, 6-9pm
Visual Arts Building, Room 114
Two 3-hour session: $89, includes all supplies

Online registration available here; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.



Illustrator II: Intermediate (Grades 6-12)

This workshop will be a continuation of Adobe Illustrator I: Beginner with a focus on more advanced tools and techniques used by artists and illustrators. Students are welcome and encouraged to bring in individual projects for one-on-one guidance and support. Taught by IPFW graphic design faculty member Peter Bella. Previous Illustrator experience necessary, or prerequisite Adobe Illustrator I: Beginner.

Monday-Friday, August 3-7; 1-4pm
Visual Arts Building, Room 211
Five 3-hour sessions: $99, includes all supplies

Online registration available here; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.

 

 


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

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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: