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College of Visual and Performing Arts

CAA Current Class Schedule

2015 Spring Art Classes

For proper placement, please use the student's grade level during the 2014-15 school year.

PointillismPainting Workshop (Grades K-8)

In this five-week painting class, students will learn proper brush technique while working with different types of mediums such as tempera, acrylic, and watercolor. We will create a pointillism -style painting along with a landscape using blending and fading skills. Please bring a paint smock. Class will be taught by IPFW art education graduate Morgan McClarnon.

Saturdays, February 14-March 14            

Grades K-3: 9-10:30 a.m.  Click to register or call 260-481-6977.

Grades 4-8: 10:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Click to register or call 260-481-6977.

Visual Arts Building, Room 118
Five 1.5-hour sessions: $79

 

Clay Building WorkshopClay Building Techniques (Grades K-8)

In this five-week 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. Class will be taught by IPFW art education graduate Morgan McClarnon.

Saturdays, April 11-May 9

Grades K-3: 9-10:30 a.m.  Click to register or call 260-481-6977.

Grades 4-8: 10:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Click to register or call 260-481-6977.

Visual Arts Building, Room 118
Five 1.5-hour sessions: $79

Saturday Studio Art Classes for High School Students

Local high school art teachers know that their art students flourish from one-day intensive workshops, bringing fresh ideas back to the classroom and we’ve listened to their requests for these types of classes. The IPFW Community Arts Academy (CAA) is pleased to present a full slate of one-day workshops for high school students. Teenagers are busy people and while they often are not able to take a series of series of Saturday classes, they are able to make themselves available for one-day workshops. These exciting workshops help improve their skills in the media in which they are most interested. Our CAA instructors put their heads together to come up with classes that are popular and of great interest to high school students and can be taught in an intensive one-day setting.

The FlashDrawing the Superhero (Grades 9-12)

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. Class will be taught by IPFW visiting instructor Allen Etter.

Saturday, February 28, 1 pm-5 pm
Visual Arts Building, Room 118
One 4-hour session: $49, includes all supplies

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

 

Raku CeramicsRaku Ceramics (Grades 9-12)

Raku is a traditional Japanese fast-fire ceramic technique that is expressive and dramatic. Ceramic 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 a works that will be glazed and fired "raku." All tools and materials are provided; expect both to get dirty and have fun. Participants' parents will be required to sign a Waiver, Release and Hold Harmless Agreement due the nature of this art. Class will be taught by IPFW associate faculty member Brandon Furniss.

Mondays, March 9 and 16, 6 pm-9 pm (please note that this workshop consists of two sessions and does not take place on a Saturday)
Visual Arts Building, Room 114
Two 3-hour sessions: Cost: $89, includes all supplies

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

 

Drawing the Human HeadDrawing the Human Head (Grades 9-12)

Students will be shown a volumetric approach to drawing the human head, one that focuses on the head’s overall form and how to understand it in 360 degrees. Students will learn to see the big plane changes of the human head, and then how to draw the features as they relate to the head’s overall proportion and volume. An instructive handout will be given for the students to use during the lesson, and also as a reference for working on their own. A supporting Powerpoint presentation also will be shown during the lesson. Class will be taught by IPFW art associate professor Christopher Ganz.

Saturday, March 21, 12 noon-3 pm
Visual Arts Building, Room 118
One three-hour session: $49, includes all supplies

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

 

Acrylic PaintingAcrylic Painting Workshop (Grades 9-12)

This workshop will introduce students to the medium of acrylic painting in a one-day studio intensive. The class will explore color mixing, glazing, brush handling, and other creative approaches to acrylic painting.  Students also will explore various surfaces on which to paint with this popular medium. Subject matter includes still life and portraits. All materials will be provided.  Class will be taught by IPFW fine arts professor John Hrehov.

Saturday, April 18, 12 noon-4 pm
Visual Arts Building, Room 201
One 4-hour session: $49, 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.

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.