FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Nov. 27, 2012)
Art Classes Make Great Holiday Gifts; Registration Open for Youth, Expanded Adult Art Courses at CCAD
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov. 27, 2012)—Stumped for a gift for mom or dad? Or a grandchild? Studio art courses are a popular gift option if you are shopping for loved ones who have always wanted to explore their creative side.
Registration is open now through Jan. 25 for Saturday morning art classes for students in grades 1 through 12 and with rolling deadlines for an expanded array of online, evening and weekend sessions for adults through the Continuing and Professional Studies program at Columbus College of Art & Design.
Saturday classes are held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. from Feb. 2 through April 20 at CCAD’s downtown campus. Classes provide grade-level specific instruction in a variety of media from sculpture, to painting, photography, animation and digital technologies. High school students are encouraged to take the portfolio development course to build their college application portfolio.
Adult classes, workshops and lectures, which are also open to high school juniors and seniors, begin the weeks of Jan. 14 and Jan. 28. See the community classes webpage for a complete spring course and workshop listing. Registration closes one week prior to the start date for adult sessions.
CCAD has expanded its adult course offerings to meet the continuing education needs of the large and growing number of local professionals employed in creative fields and to serve entrepreneurs, especially those in art- and design-related businesses. The program also provides options for art educators looking to boost their studio techniques and community residents who want to learn fine art skills from CCAD’s faculty in professionally equipped studios.
Online courses feature introductory and advanced level instruction for Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign software. Workshops, lectures and courses for entrepreneurs – and would-be business owners – include branding for small businesses and web design. Courses in accounting, marketing and entrepreneurship are designed specifically for artists and designers.
Watercolor, oil and acrylic painting, photography, tailoring, jewelry making and ceramics are among the fine arts courses available during the spring term.
Saturday youth classes are $250 for the term. Adult lectures begin at $45, and courses from 10 to 16 weeks range from $195 to $500 depending on the course, materials and credit status.
For a full list of youth and adult courses and to register, go to the community classes webpage or call 614.222.3248.
Founded in 1879, Columbus College of Art & Design offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fine arts at its downtown campus. Current enrollment is 1,325.
The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.