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Summer Adult Classes 2006


Book Arts and Printmaking
Ceramics & Sculpture
Creative Writing
Drawing and Painting
Fiber and Decorative Arts
Jewelry, Metals and Glass
Photography


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Summer Art Camps

Book Arts and Printmaking            back to top

bookbinding workshop (new!)
instructor: Kip O’Krongly
PBA 107 - Level: All         Lecture Studio
2 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm      August 8 + August 15
$90 members, $115 non-members
For anyone looking to start creating handmade books, this is the place to begin! Learn effective ways to cut book board, techniques for sewing pages and creative methods to give our covers their own personality. Complete a hand-sewn signature book and gain the necessary skills to create further books on your own. Most materials included in the course fee. A list of household items will be sent upon registration.

celtic knotwork (new!)
instructor: Marlene Boyle
PBA 109 - Level: All         Lecture Studio
3 Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm      July 11 - July 25
$75 members, $100 non-members
Learn the basic technique used to construct and draw Celtic knotwork, a major decorative device used in Irish and Anglo-Saxon manuscripts (i.e., Book of Kells and Lindesfarne Gospels). Start with simple design and progress to more complex shapes and patterns. Designs applicable to all types of decorative work. A supply list will be sent upon registration.

papermaking workshop
instructor: Thomas J. Norulak
PBA 108 - Level: All         Printmaking Studio
2 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm         June 22 + June 29
$55 members, $80 non-members
Play with pulp in this introductory workshop for basic papermaking. Learn how to make functional paper for printing, note cards, envelopes and other applications. Learn sheet formation and proper use of materials/equipment while making your own decorative paper from scratch! A materials fee ($15), payable to the Instructor, includes all pulps and materials.

printmaking and etching techniques
instructor: Thomas Norulak
course: PBA 105
level: All         Printmaking Studio
8 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm        June 19 - August 14, no class July 3
$195 members, $220 non-members
Focus on both traditional and contemporary etching techniques in this multi-level class. Learn to apply relief, intaglio, and monoprinting techniques onto a variety of commercial papers. Make images you can hand color, collage and reproduce. Fee includes use of tools, inks, and solvents. Paper and plates can be purchased in class.

printmaking open studio
instructor Thomas Norulak
PBA 106 - Level: Int./Adv.        Printmaking Studio
8 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm         June 21 - August 9
$135 members, $160 non-members
Prerequisite: printmaking class or monitor’s approval. Inks, acid, and solvents, intaglio and relief presses, are included in the fee. Plates and paper available for purchase. No instruction given.

Ceramics and Sculpture            back to top

Ceramics

beginning wheelthrowing
instructor: Lloyd Lackey
course: CES 100
level: All          Ceramics Studio
8 Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
June 24 - August 19, no class July 1
$210 members, $235 non-members
Learn techniques in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding functional and decorative ceramic pieces. Includes introduction to tools, equipment, and surface finishes and glazes. Learn the basics of pottery!

intermediate/advanced wheelthrowing
instructor: Joseph Sendek
course: CES 102
level: Intermediate:         Ceramics Studio
8 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm         June 21 - August 9
$210 members, $235 non-members
Prerequisite: prior wheelthrowing experience. This class provides the perfect opportunity to refine and experiment with more complex methods including centering larger amounts of clay, throwing sets, stacked and sectional forms, pitchers and more.

raku workshop (new!)
instructor: Ben Steffl-Thompson
CES 101 - Level: All         Sculpture Studio
1 Sunday, 10:00 - 4:00 pm         August 13
$65 members, $90 non-members
The Raku process combines quick results with the production of stunningly beautiful colors. Bring 3-4 bisque fired ceramic pieces. We will glaze and fire up to “red heat,” then shut off the kiln and move the pieces into metal trash cans filled with burnable materials that facilitate the reduction process. Students help with aspects of the firing.

wheel and beyond
level: All     Ceramics Studio
cost: $190 members, $215 non-members
Session 1: CES 104 - instructor: Frank McNutt
Session 1: 7 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Session 1: June 19 - August 7, no class July 3

Session 2: CES 204 - instructor: Valda Cox
Session 1: 3 Tuesdays and 4 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Session 1: June 13 - July 6, no class July 4

Session 3: CES 304 - instructor: Danna Rzecznik
Session 1: 8 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Session 1: Mar 30 - May 25, no class Apr 13

This class is designed for both beginners and students working at more advanced levels. Develop skills in wheelthrowing and handbuilding using stoneware clay. Focus on developing a personal style with decorating and glazing. Beginning and returning students work side-by-side in an open environment.

sawdust firing of handbuilt pieces (new!)
instructor: Sharon Kengle
CES 102
Level: All Sculpture Studio
4 Mondays and 1 Saturday
July 17 - August 7, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Saturday August 12, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$165 members, $190 non-members
Create pots, rattles or sculptures with a carbonized finish using various construction techniques. Use objects from nature, burnishing and surface carving to texture your work. Class culminates with a sawdust firing outdoors, which is sure to reveal hauntingly beautiful pieces that are one-of-a-kind. Fee includes 25 pounds of clay, as well as glazes and firing. Students supply clay tools (a list will be sent upon registration).

ceramic beads workshop (new!)
instructor: Tracey Donoughe
course: CES 105
level: All     Sculpture Studio
2 Saturdays, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm        June 17 and June 18
$135 members, $160 non-members
Make handmade ceramic beads from scratch! Design and form your own dynamic beads for use in bracelets, necklaces, earrings or any kind of jewelry. Design and sculpt your beads during the first session, and glaze them in the second session. Workshop will be held on site at the Instructor’s studio at Kiln N Time, 3801 Penn Ave (Lawrenceville). All materials included in the fee.


Sculpture            back to top

the figure in 3D
instructor: Duncan MacDiarmid
course: CES 108
level: All     Sculpture Studio
3 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm         June 19 - July 10, no class July 3
$140 members, $165 non-members
Throughout the ages, civilizations have been inspired to represent the human figure in a variety of sculptural materials. This life-modeling class will lead the student through the various stages of modeling in clay to create a small-scale figure. This is the perfect introductory class for anyone who has ever had the impulse to sculpt the figure. No prior knowledge of modeling or ceramics is necessary.

beginning sculpture (new!)
instructor: Bryan Lauch
course: CES 106
level: All     Sculpture Studio
6 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm         June 20 - August 1, no class July 4
$180 members, $205 non-members
The creation of sculpture is a beautiful way to reveal the artist within. Explore sculptural expressions and processes in clay, wire and mixed media. Learn about the creation of sculptures through hands-on demonstrations, and make pieces that reflect your own ideas, feelings and individual sensibilities. Design a narrative tile in clay, capture the human or organic form in wire, and play with found objects.

wet-carving into concrete (new!)
instructor: Kathleen Zimbicki
course: CES 107
level: All     Sculpture Studio
1 Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm        June 24
$60 members, $85 non-members
Make your own concrete creations for home, lawn, or garden in this fun workshop. First, form an outline shape into which the concrete is poured, and then carve images or designs into the shape. Found objects, glass, or broken pieces of ceramics can be embedded into the concrete for surprising and unusual effects. Expect to complete at least two pieces. A supply list sent upon registration.

bronze and aluminum casting (new!)
instructor: Carley Hill
course: CES 109
level: All     Sculpture Studio
5 Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm        July 8 - August 5
$200 members, $225 non-members
Discover hot metal casting! Create molds of your own design and cast in bronze or aluminum. Carve your sculptures in relief in bonded sand molds, then cast with aluminum or bronze. Also cover advanced techniques for finishes and patinas. Produce multiple one-of-a-kind metal sculptures. All materials included.

Creative Writing            back to top

memoir writing
instructor: Lisa Chewning
course: CRW 101
level: All     Children's Studio
8 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm        June 19 - August 14, no class July 3
$165 members, $190 non-members
Whether you envision your memoir as a gift to yourself or your family, a contribution to history, or as a commercial venture, this class is for you. Focus on choosing topics, personalizing your writing style, and animating your prose. Draw on memories, interviews with family and friends, letters, and photographs to document the stories of your life.

what's your story? (new!)
instructor: Charles Marchetti
course: CRW 100
level: All     Lecture Studio
6 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm         June 21 - July 26
$130 members, $155 non-members
We all have stories; the trick is in the telling. Learn to shape, embellish and outright lie about your own experiences and turn it into compelling fiction. Use structured exercises and supportive in-class critiques. Discuss examples of published short fiction, both traditional and experimental. Come with an idea for a character and leave with a first draft of a short story.

poetry: capturing the image (new!)
instructor: Ellen Smith
course: CRW 102
level: All     Children's Studio
6 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm        June 22 - July 27
$130 members, $155 non-members
Poetry is the vehicle through which we attempt to say the unsayable. The key to that is the image. Work at transforming private images into poetic ones. Whether you have never written poetry or are an experienced writer, this class encourages creativity in a supportive environment.

Drawing and Painting            back to top

beginning drawing
instructor: John Fleenor
course: DPA 100         2D Studio
7 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm        June 20 - August 8, no class July 4
$165 members, $190 non-members
This course covers lessons on line, form, value, texture and exploration of the creative process. Develop keener observation and perception skills using a variety of drawing materials. Students are encouraged to explore the potential of different media, approaches to finding a personal style of mark-making and drawing the figure and portrait. Supply list sent upon registration. Fee includes one session with a model.

intermediate/advanced drawing
instructor: John Fleenor
course: DPA 102         Marshall Annex
8 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm        June 21 - August 9
$195 members, $220 non-members
Develop keener observation and perception skills while exploring natural and man-made forms and the figure using a variety of drawing media. Work from still-life and the model, or on individual projects. Fee includes two sessions with a model. A supply list will be sent upon registration.

beginning oil painting
instructor: Kirby Krieger
DPA 110         2D Studio
7 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm         June 29 - August 10
$155 members, $180 non-members
Have you always wanted to learn the basics of oil painting but didn’t know where to start? This class will cover all the necessary elements with a hands-on approach to materials, color theory and composition. A supply list will be sent upon registration.

intermediate/advanced painting
instructor:Kirby Krieger
DPA 111        Marshall Annex
7 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm          June 28 - August 9
$185 members, $210 non-members
Explore color, composition and painting techniques while working from a changing still life set-up and the model, or on your own projects. Individual instruction and group critiques will help you hone your skills as well as develop your own personal style of expression. Work in oils or acrylics. Fee includes three sessions with a model.

summer plain-air workshop (new!)
instructor:Ron Donoughe
DPA 112        2D Studio
1 Sat. and 1 Sun., 10:00 am - 4:00 pm        June 17 and June 18
$95 members, $120 non-members
Capture the beautiful sights of summertime on canvas! Working from direct observation in Mellon Park, paint the flowers, trees or a summer landscape. Attention is given to learning to see color correctly, as well as rendering the landscape in its variations of light and shadow. Although the class focuses on oil painting, students may work in other media. Bring a bag lunch. A supply list will be sent upon registration.

pastel painting
instructor:Paula Garrick Klein
DPA 105        Marshall Annex
4 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm         June 19 - July 17, no class July 3
$95 members, $120 non-members
Experience the fun and excitement of painting with the pure and vibrant colors of soft pastels. Discover the immediacy and spontaneity of this versatile medium. Beginners are introduced to the pastel medium, techniques and basic color theory, intermediate and advanced students may work on their own to improve composition and color relationships. Supply list sent upon registration.

pop art (new!)
instructor: Mary Collins
DPA 103        Marshall Annex
4 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm         July 24 - August 14
$95 members, $120 non-members
Why is a Brillo Box art? Influenced by the post-war consumer boom of the 1950’s and the changing attitudes of the 1960’s, Pop Artists around the world shared interest in the urban, modern experience. Learn how pop culture and big business inspired artists such as Jasper Johns, Richard Hamilton, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol. Draw, paint and sculpt your own Pop Art masterpieces! A supply list sent upon registration.

watercolor explorations
instructor: Kathleen Zimbicki
DPA 114 - Level: Int./Adv.        2D Studio
8 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm        June 19 - August 14, no class July 3
$175 members, $200 non-members
Prerequisite: previous watercolor experience. Previous drawing experience recommended. New lessons are presented each week including washes, scrubbing, splashing, resist, spraying and multifaceted view. Color theory and composition will be explored. Advanced students are encouraged to experiment with painting strategies. Supply list sent upon registration.

figure drawing and painting
instructor: Amy Robeson
DPA 108 - Level: All        Marshall Annex
6 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm        July 11 - August 15
$195 members, $220 non-members
Draw or paint directly from the model with an emphasis on form, composition, and color. Sessions consist of warm-up exercises that focus on gesture, contour, and proportion, followed by one long pose. Learn to construct the figure from line gesture to fleshed-out volumes. No supply list sent—bring a large sketchpad and your choice of materials to the first class. Fee includes all sessions with a model.

acrylic expressions
instructor: Robert Robinson
DPA 113 - Level: All        Marshall Annex
8 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm         June 22 - August 10
$175 members, $200 non-members
Discover acrylic painting! Familiarize yourself with the materials and the physical properties of the paint. Encounter the expressive possibilities of the medium. Delve into further experimentation with other media such as charcoal or ink. Class includes demonstrations, working outdoors, as well as individualized instruction. Supply list sent upon registration.

collage
instructor: Sharon Wilson-Wilcox
DPA 106 - Level: All        Sculpture Studio
5 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm         July 6 - August 3
$120 members, $145 non-members
Explore the methods and fun of combining images, papers, fabrics and found objects with the result of creating an entirely unique work of art. Collage is a method of applying material and found objects to a two-dimensional artwork. No previous art experience required. A supply list will be sent upon registration.

art 101 (new!)
instructor: Lindsay Woge
DPA 101        Sculpture Studio
4 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm        July 13 - August 3
$120 members, $145 non-members
Think you can’t be an artist? Well, think again. If you’re interested in making art but aren’t sure how to begin, start with this course. In this exciting, fun-filled exploration of the arts, reawaken the artist within. Experiment with clay, paint, found objects, fiber and more. All materials included in the fee. Join the art party!

field sketching
instructor: Robert Huckestein
DPA 104        Marshall Annex and Off-site Locations
6 Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm        June 24 - August 5, no class July 1
$135 members, $160 non-members
Become the expert traveling sketcher. Each week, visit local historical sites with sketchbook in hand. Draw both indoor and outdoor cityscapes with a focus on Pittsburgh’s architecture, landscape, and people. Students should bring their own sketchbook(s) and may work in the materials of their choice. The first class will meet at the Center and sites for the remaining sessions will be determined as a group each week.

colored pencil
instructor: Bob Nolin
DPA 107 - Level: All         Lecture Studio
6 Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm        July 8 - August 12
$135 members, $160 non-members
Colored pencil combines the control of drawing with the transparency of watercolor. Achieve surprising color, depth and realism with this inexpensive, non-toxic exciting medium. Beginners purchase a kit including line drawings and reference materials ($10 payable to the instructor at first class). Advanced students work on their own drawings. A supply list will be sent upon registration.

watercolor painting
instructor: Judith Gentile
DPA 115 - Level: All        2D Studio
6 Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm        July 8 - August 12
$135 members, $160 non-members
Dive into watercolor and experience the fun of painting! Beginners learn the basics of painting and design while intermediate and advanced students work on their own projects. Cover color theory, various techniques, and washes. Some experimental techniques will also be shown. Supply list sent upon registration.

Fiber & Decorative Arts            back to top

shibori workshop
instructor: Amber Coppings
FDC 106 - Level: All        Sculpture Studio
1 Saturday and 1 Sunday, 10:00 - 4:00 pm (1/2 hour for lunch)        
June 17 and June 18
$100 members, $125 non-members
Shibori is the Japanese term for a variety of techniques that create patterns on cloth using folding, binding, stitching, clamping and pole wrapping to resist dye on cloth. Use fiber reactive dyes in multiple applications to create a beautiful and dynamic piece. 3-dimensional surfaces will be explored. Silk and cotton purchased from the Instructor (approx. $25). All dyes included. Supply list sent upon registration. Bring a bag lunch.

wardrobe renewal (new!)
instructor: Amber Coppings
FDC 107 - Level: All        Sculpture Studio
1 Saturday and 1 Sunday, 10:00 - 4:00 pm (1/2 hour for lunch)
August 5 and August 6
$100 members, $125 non-members
Admit it, you have a closet full of clothes and only a handful you actually wear. It’s time to re-invent those off-color shirts and faded jeans! Explore various surface design techniques such as Japanese Shibori and discharge. Students should bring clothing made of 100% natural fibers (cotton, rayon, wool, silk). All dyes included in the fee. A supply list sent upon registration. Bring a bag lunch.

weaving
instructor: Nancy Bishop
FDC 100 - Level: All        Fiber Studio
8 Saturdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm        June 24 - August 19, no class July 1
$180 members, $205 non-members
Learn to warp, dress the loom, sample various patterns, read drafts and understand color interactions. Advanced students may work independently. Studio fee and most yarns are included.

intermediate/advanced weaving
instructor: Sharon Keech
FDC 106         Fiber Studio
8 Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm         June 20 - August 15, no class July 4
$180 members, $205 non-members
For those who have had three or more terms of weaving classes or have prior experience, this will be a continuation of Beginning Weaving. Advanced students may work on a project of their choice with individual instruction. Studio fee and most yarns are included.

funky painted furniture (new!)
instructor: Sharon Kengle
FDC 101 - Level: All          Children’s Studio
5 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm          July 11 - August 8
$120 members, $145 non-members
Transform furniture into works of art! Bring a small piece of furniture to the first class (the Center cannot store work between classes). Marbleize, paint faux wood grains and other fanciful decorations which can be combined to make your own unique design. A supply list will be sent upon registration.

balms, butters and lotions
instructor: Adriane Pacella
FDC 105 - Level: All         Children’s Studio
1 Wednesday, 6:30 - 9:30 pm          July 19
$35 members, $60 non-members
Learn how to make homemade lotion, nail butter, lip butter and body bars. Get creative in their shapes and containers. Receive hand-outs of the recipes demonstrated to you in class and continue making them at home! Your skin will appreciate the use of all natural ingredients. Purchase materials directly from the Instructor ($5).

mosaics
instructor: Jessica McMillan
FDC 103 - Level: All          Sculpture Studio
6 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm         June 21 - July 26
$145 members, $170 non-members
Learn to design mosaic surfaces, and get introduced to the materials and techniques for cutting, adhering and finishing mosaic tiles. The class also will introduce the history of tile mosaic as a form of surface design. Each student will complete several projects, in 2 and 3-dimensions, such as flowerpots, vases and tabletops. Most materials included in the class fee. A list of household items to bring will be sent upon registration.

yarn painting (new!)
instructor: Eleni Mokas
FDC 102 - Level: All          Printmaking Studio
6 Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm          July 8 - August 12
$175 members, $200 non-members
Explore the tradition of story telling known as yarn painting, developed by the ancient, indigenous Mexican culture, the Huichol (Wee-chol). Create a painting using yarn and beads on a waxed board, and decorate a mask and a piece of pottery. Craft “painted” narratives, using symbols and experiences from your own life. Learn about the Huichol culture and history, and let the experience inspire you! All materials included.


Jewelry, Metals & Glass            back to top

stone setting workshop (new!)
instructor: T. J. Fejka
JMG 102 - Level: All             Jewelry Studio
1 Saturday, 1 Sunday             June 17 + 18
11:00 am - 4:00 pm (including a half-hour for lunch)
$85 members, $110 non-members
Take your jewelrymaking skills to the next level! Learn how to set a cabochon (polished, convex-cut unfaceted gems or objects) for a ring, pendant or pin. Previous knowledge of silver soldering is recommended. A supply list will be sent upon registration. Bring a bag lunch.

glass bead camp (new!)
instructor: Darlene Durrwachter Rushing
JMG 109 - Level: All             2D Studio
1 Tuesday, 1 Wednesday, 1 Thursday             June 13, 14 + 15
10:00 am - 3:00 pm (including one-half hour for lunch)
$190 members, $215 non-members
Take advantage of the only workshop in the region on flame working with portable, inexpensive hot head torches! Workshop designed for those with little or no experience. Use rods of glass from Italy and learn how to make beautiful beads. Follow an introductory lecture and demonstration with hours on the torches. Materials are included in the class fee. A list of household items sent upon registration.

beaded jewelry (new!)
instructor: Adina DeRoy-Stouffer
JMG 107 - Level: All            Lecture Studio
2 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm             June 20 + June 27
$55 members, $80 non-members
Learn everything you need to start beading! Work with basic principles in week one to make simple bracelets, necklaces and earrings. In week two, spice things up with multi-strands, dangles and more advanced beading techniques and designs. Bring your own beads or purchase from the Instructor, approximately $30.

jewelrymaking in metals
instructor: T. J. Fejka
JMG 100 - Level: All             Jewelry Studio
8 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm             June 21 - August 9
$185 members, $210 non-members
Create several items of jewelry including rings, pins and bracelets. Learn about forming, joining and finishing metal, while addressing design considerations as they relate to individual projects. Class includes weekly demonstrations. Continuing students refine their skills while working on individual projects. Includes studio fee for tools. Materials purchased in class (approximately $25).

fused glass (new!)
instructor: Dylan Engler and Amy Otto
JMG 108 - Level: All             Children’s Studio
4 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm             June 21 - July 12
$165 members, $190 non-members
Discover the art of fused and slumped glass in this fun, hands on workshop. Students will design and complete colorful projects and gain the basic knowledge and understanding of the medium. Create fused glass coasters, magnets and small bowls. Most materials included in the class fee. A supply list will be sent upon registration.

solder-free jewelrymaking
instructor: Adina DeRoy-Stouffer
JMG 106 - Level: All             Jewelry Studio
6 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm             June 22 - July 27
$135 members, $160 non-members
Enjoy various methods of “cold” jewerlymaking. Use wire, beads and sterling sheet to create individual pieces that require no heat or solder. Projects include earrings, pins, sterling cuff bracelet, coil and beaded rings, and an elegant wire wrapped cabochon pendant. Returning students continue to refine their skills and work on designing their own pieces. Materials may be purchased from instructor, approximately $35 - $55.

jewelrymaking basics
instructor: Pat Falbo
JMG 101 - Level: All             Jewelry Studio
6 Saturdays, 9:30 - 12:30 pm             July 8 - August 12
$145 members, $170 non-members
Learn the basics of jewelrymaking in metals while creating individual projects like rings and bracelets. Learn about jewelry design and construction, including lessons on sawing, filing, forming, joining and finishing metal. Some materials purchased in class. Class includes weekly demonstrations.

Photography            back to top

basic 35 mm photography
instructor: Richard Hurst
PHO 102 - Level: All              Lecture Studio
8 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm              June 19 - August 14, no class July 3
$180 members, $205 non-members
Learn camera operation and composition through lectures, weekly assignments and in-class slide presentations of students’ work. Covers film types, exposure, movement, depth of field, lenses, flashes, filters and more, with approximately three hours in the darkroom. Bring a 35mm camera with manual options to first class. Film and developing costs are the students’ responsibility.

night photography (new!)
instructor: Randy Collins
PHO 105 - Level: All              Photography Studio
6 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm              June 20 - August 1, no class July 4
$165 members, $190 non-members
Use black and white photography to capture the essence of nighttime - the atmospheres and subtle splendors. Explore techniques in shooting with limited or controlled light sources, effective time exposures and how to capture movement on film. Class time will be spent in lectures, shooting outdoors, and printing in the darkroom. Bring a manual 35mm camera, a tripod, and one unexposed roll of 100 speed black and white film to the first class. Students provide paper.

darkroom photography
instructor: Richard Hurst
PHO 104 - Level: All             Photography Studio
8 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm              June 21 - August 9
$205 members, $230 non-members
A darkroom-intensive course for students who know how to use their automatic or manual cameras. Learn technical skills for black-and-white processing. Fine-tune printing skills. Includes the use of fiber-base paper and an introduction to the zone system. Apply techniques toward a personal project. Bring a camera and one unexposed roll of 24-exposure film to the first class. Students provide paper.

photography basics
instructor: Mary Jane Bent
PHO 100 - Level: All             Lecture/Photography Studio
7 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm             June 22 - August 10, no class July 27
$185 members, $210 non-members
An introduction to the 35mm camera and the darkroom for those with little or no experience. Learn about loading your camera, composition, exposure, developing film, and making enlargements. Basic assignments given to encourage individual style. Bring a 35mm camera (preferably with manual options) and a roll of 400 speed black-and-white film to the first class. Fee includes all chemicals. Students provide paper, film, and camera.

photo restoration (new!)
instructor: Randy Collins
In collaboration with Pittsburgh Filmmakers
PHO 106 - Level: All              Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 477 Melwood Ave
6 Saturdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm             July 8 - August 12
$165 members, $190 non-members
Class is designed for individuals who would like to learn the basics of photo restoration in Photoshop. Specific topics will include scanning of images as well as negatives and transparencies, cropping
and resizing of images for various print sizes, retouching of images (to correct for discoloring due to fading, water damage etc.), and printing. Students should bring old photos, negatives or slides to the first class.




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