College of Visual and Performing Arts

CAA Current Class Schedule

2016 Spring and Summer Art Classes

For proper placement, please use the student's grade level during the 2015-2016 school year for spring classes and grade level during the 2016-17 for summer classes. To register for classes, call 260-481-6977 or click the link provided with the class description.


Watercolor Workshop: Seascape (Grades 7-12)

This is a workshop for beginning watercolor artists. Learn to paint the ripples of water, the reflection of trees and boats, and the sandy beach. Each participant will learn techniques that help artists to create the illusion of water and then apply these techniques in painting a colorful seascape. Class is taught by IPFW fine arts graduate Jan Krist-Finkbeiner.

Saturday, April 30
1pm to 4pm
Visual Arts Building Room 118
One 3-hour session: $49, includes all supplies

For information call 260-481-6977 or click here to register online.


Watercolor Workshop: Birds and Florals (Grades 7-12)

This is a workshop for beginning watercolor artists. Create a secret garden by learning to draw and paint your favorite blossoms and birds by layering paints and creating concentrated areas of wash. Class is taught by IPFW fine arts graduate Jan Krist-Finkbeiner.

Monday-Friday, June 6-10
1pm to 4pm
Visual Arts Building Room 118
Five 3-hour sessions: $99, includes all supplies

For information call 260-481-6977 or click here to register online.


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. Class is taught by IPFW VCD faculty member Peter Bella.

Monday-Friday, June 13-17
9am to noon
Visual Arts Building Room 210
Five 3-hour sessions: $99, includes all supplies

For information call 260-481-6977 or click here to register online.


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

Create art for your shelf! Students will learn about three-dimensional art and create at least three sculptures. Class will be taught by IPFW art education graduate Morgan McClarnon.

Monday-Friday, June 20-24
Modular Classroom Building Room 132 (note new location!)

Grades K-3: 9am–10:30am
Five 1.5-hour sessions: $79, includes all supplies

For information call 260-481-6977 or click here to register online.

Grades 4-8: 10:45 am–12:45 pm
Five 2-hour sessions: $89, includes all supplies

For information call 260-481-6977 or click here to register online.


Painting with Acrylics Workshop (Grades 7-12)

Acrylic1This workshop will introduce students to the medium of acrylic painting. The class will explore color mixing, glazing, brush handling, and other creative approaches to acrylic painting. Subject matter includes landscapes and portraits. All materials will be provided. Class is taught by IPFW VCD faculty member Allen Etter.

Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1
9am to noon
Visual Arts Building Room 201
Five 3-hour sessions: $99, includes all supplies

For information call 260-481-6977 or click here to register online.


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

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Create art for your wall! 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 Please bring a paint smock. Class will be taught by IPFW art education graduate Morgan McClarnon.

Mondays, July 11-25
Modular Classroom Building Room 132 (note new location!)

Grades K-3: 9am–10:30am
Three 1.5-hour sessions: $49, includes all supplies

For information call 260-481-6977 or click here to register online.

Grades 4-8: 10:45 am–12:45 pm
Three 2-hour sessions: $59, includes all supplies

For information call 260-481-6977 or click here to register online.


Phone-ography (Grades 7-12)

smartphone-camera-425-300x211Most of us now capture images using our cellphones. Cellphone technology has reached a point where the creativity has been put back in the hands of the photographer and is no longer a simple point-and-shoot process. In this course students will learn the fundamentals of composition, lighting, black and white, color, and more. We'll look at the camera phone as a photographic tool and you'll create a photo-based website to showcase your images and engage in peer critiques. Class is taught by M. Dawn Hiester, owner of Studio 74 Photography.

Tuesday-Friday, July 12-15
3pm to 5pm
Modular Classroom Building 131
Four 2-hour sessions: $69, includes all supplies

For information call 260-481-6977 or click here to register online.


Watercolor Workshop: Riverscape (Grades 7-12)

This is a workshop for beginning watercolor artists. Learn to paint the ripples of water, the reflection of trees and boats as you take part in this outdoor workshop along the St. Joseph River. Each participant will learn techniques that help artists to create the illusion of water and then apply these techniques in painting a lazy river. Class is taught by IPFW fine arts graduate Jan Krist-Finkbeiner.

Monday-Friday, July 18-22
1pm to 4pm
Visual Arts Building Room 118
Five 3-hour sessions: $99, includes all supplies

For information call 260-481-6977 or click here to register online.


Drawing the Superhero Workshop (Grades 7-12)

The Flash photo 1Does 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. All materials will be provided. All materials will be provided. Class is taught by IPFW VCD faculty member Allen Etter.

Monday-Friday, July 25-29
9am to noon
Visual Arts Building Room 209
Five 3-hour sessions: $99, includes all supplies

For information call 260-481-6977 or click here to register online.


Movie Make-Up Workshop (Grades 7-12)

Movie make-up is more than blood and gore! Have you ever wanted to learn how movie make-up is done? In this fun class you will learn to create make-up effects like the professionals do using movie-quality products and household objects. All materials will be provided. Class is taught by IPFW VCD faculty member Allen Etter.

Monday-Friday, August 1-5
9am to noon
Visual Arts Building Room 209
Five 3-hour sessions: $99, includes all supplies

For information call 260-481-6977 or click here to register online.


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

This 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 medias such as graphic novels and comic books. This course uses Adobe Illustrator software. Class is taught by IPFW VCD faculty member Peter Bella.

Monday-Friday, August 1-5
9am to noon
Visual Arts Building Room 210
Five 3-hour sessions: $99, includes all supplies

For information call 260-481-6977 or click here to register online.


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: