For proper placement, please use the student's grade level in fall 2014.
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 major Morgan McClarnon.
Pop, Popcorn, and Painting is here! Kids can explore their creative side and snack on popcorn while our instructor guides you step-by-step as you create a masterpiece on canvas with acrylic paints! You will be amazed at your very own work of ART! This event is designed for ages 7 and above. Parents are welcome to attend with their child for an additional fee. All supplies provided. Please bring a paint smock. Class will be taught by IPFW art education major Morgan McClarnon.
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 fine arts faculty member Allen Etter.
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 and portrait drawing. Materials included. Class will be taught by IPFW department of fine arts professor John Hrehov.
Raku is a traditional Japanese fast fire ceramic technique that is expressive and dramatic, ware is heated until glass becomes molten then pulled from 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 eight sessions students will create a series of works that will be glazed and fired "raku". All tools and materials provided in class fees, expect both 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.
Students will learn about abstract art and study different abstract artists! Students will create their own abstract art through a serious of different media. This class is a combination of 2D and 3D art. All supplies provided. Please bring a paint smock. Class will be taught by IPFW art education major Morgan McClarnon.
Understand the tools and potential of Photoshop by manipulating photos and producing your own CD covers, book jackets or movie posters. Create digital images based on your own drawings and creativity - anything from comic book style to abstract "digital paintings." This class will be taught by IPFW fine arts faculty member Allen Etter.
Want to learn the basic principles of photography, basic camera settings and functions and how they affect the image? Basic principles of lighting and composition will be discussed and how to apply this knowledge to create better images. Challenging assignments will help you apply the knowledge you’ve acquires. Bring a basic 35mm camera or standard digital camera and a blank CD to the first class. This class is taught by IPFW VCD continuing lecturer and owner of Henri’s Photography Studio Jim Gabbard.
Explore the use of Adobe Premiere to edit still images as well as video. Explore sequential editing, cutting footage to music and cutting movie trailers. This class will be taught by IPFW fine arts faculty member Allen Etter. Please bring a 2GB memory stick (thumb drive) to the first class.
Focusing on the art of printmaking, students will create at least three art pieces (including a t-shirt) 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 major Morgan McClarnon.
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.
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.
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.