About the Instructor:
Cliff Novak is graduate of Berea High School, and Cleveland State University. He attended classes at The
Cleveland Institute of Art and received his Master’s Degree in Fine Art from Cleveland State University.
Upon graduation from college he was employed at Kirtland Local School district teaching Visual Art,
Media Production and Humanities until 2011. He has also been employed, since his college career days
at The Cleveland Museum of Art where he continues to teach both teen and adult art classes and give
guided tours of the museum’s art collection. His teaching duties for the museum also had him teaching as an outreach artist at numerous sites around the inner city and city’s east and western
suburbs via the Studio Go Program for the last five years.

Supply List:

Good Erasers
Ebony Drawing Pencils
Glue Stick
Pencil Sharpener
Morgan paper (optional)*​


*May purchase handmade paper in our store or make you own!

You will examine the organic and geometric patterns and intricacies of nature and the urban setting by employing a variety of different drawing and painting materials and techniques, that will help you express yourself visually. 

Nature in the City: Drawing and Painting in the Garden
Taught by Cliff Novak

DATE  Tuesday, Sept. 21 & 28, Oct. 5 & 12

TIME   Young Adult (ages 13-18)

            4:00–5:30 pm


            6:00–7:30 pm

COST $95



Draw on your own handmade paper!

$75 - 2 hour Introduction to Papermaking


Introduction to the basics of Western Papermaking using cotton and abaca fibers. This two hour session includes instruction on sheet forming, couching, pressing and drying. Participants will pull many sheets using a variety of different sized moulds.

Click on the link to schedule your 2 hour session. Please specify multiple dates and times you are available. This is a discounted open studio for drawing class participants only.

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