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Spring Class Schedule 2006

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

Mondays for Children
Tuesdays for Children
Wednesdays for Children
Thursdays for Children
Saturdays for Children


Summer Art Camps
Summer Adult Classes



Mondays for Children            back to top

many lands, many hands (ages 4-6)
instructor: Barbara Minges
course: CCH 200
cost: $105 members, $130 non-members
dates: 8 Mondays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, March 27 - May 15
Travel around the world with art as our guide. Learn about the many cultures and people of the world and the way they use art to express themselves. Explore painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and more in this fun and exciting exploration of the art of our world!

claymaking (ages 6-9)
instructor: Maureen Antkowski
course: CCH 201
cost: $110 members, $135 non-members
dates: 8 Mondays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, March 27 - May 15
Get your hands muddy! Working with clay has limitless possibilities. Make pots, tiles & small sculptures while learning a variety of handbuilding methods including pinch, coil and slab construction. Use colorful glazes & underglazes to decorate your work.

drawing and cartooning (ages 9-14)
instructor: Kristin DeGiovanni
course: CCH 202
cost: $105 members, $130 non-members
dates: 8 Mondays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, March 27 - May 15
Explore the basic methods of drawing and cartooning. Instruction will cover the fudamentals of line, contour, shading and perspective with a special emphasis on learning how to draw the human figure for use in cartoons.


Tuesdays for Children            back to top

spring into art! (ages 4-6)
instructor: Robin Harsh
course: CCH 203
cost: $105 members, $130 non-members
dates: 8 Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, March 28 - May 16
Celebrate the arrival of springtime. Make colorful flowers that bloom all year long, decorate planters, paint with the colors of spring and much more. Work with a wide variety of materials including paint, clay and paper.

sketchbook (ages 7-10)
instructor: Cristina Capuzzi
course: CCH 204
cost: $110 members, $135 non-members
dates: 8 Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, March 28 - May 16
Sketching what you see is a vital tool for becoming a better artist. Sketch people, animals, objects and places while experimenting with various techniques for pencil, charcoal, markers and pastels. Class held outdoors, weather permitting.

wheelthrown ceramics (ages 9-14)
instructor: Danna Rzecznik
course: CCH 206
cost: $110 members, $135 non-members
dates: 8 Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, March 28 - May 16
Learn to create pots, bowls, mugs and more in this fun introduction to making pottery on the wheel. Preparing the clay, using clay tools, centering, throwing cylinders and bowls, as well as glazing and decorating techniques will be covered. Firing processes and clay properties also will be discussed.


Wednesdays for Children            back to top

drawing & painting sampler (ages 6-9)
instructor: Amber Kusturiss
course: CCH 208
cost: $105 members, $130 non-members
dates: 8 Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Mar 29 - May 24, no class Apr 12
Unleash your imagination while learning the fundamentals of drawing and painting. Explore sketching, landscape, still life and portraiture using paint, pencil, pastels and charcoal.

theatre arts (ages 9-14)
instructor: Kristi Ward
course: CCH 209
cost: $105 members, $130 non-members
dates: 8 Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Mar 29 - May 24, no class Apr 12
Learn the art of theater by participating in theater games, creative dramatics, script readings and improvisations. Students will develop scenes and create simple sets and costumes.


Thursdays for Children            back to top

storysong rainbow (ages 3-5 w/adult)
instructor: Sydelle Pearl
course: CCH 210
cost: $105 members, $130 non-members
dates: 8 Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Mar. 30 - May 25, no class Apr. 13
Gather around with your favorite young person for songs, stories and an art activity each week. You are invited to clap, sing, imagine and move!

art fun-damentals (ages 6-9)
instructor: Robin Harsh
course: CCH 211
cost: $105 members, $130 non-members
dates: 8 Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Mar. 30 - May 25, no class Apr. 13
Learn the basics of art making through the use of texture, line, shape and color. Students learn and develop skills in painting, drawing, collage, printmaking and sculpture. Whether new to art or a returning student, find new ways to expand your child's artistic horizons in this exciting class.

jewelrymaking (ages 9-14)
instructor: Adina DeRoy-Stouffer
course: CCH 213
cost: $125 members, $150 non-members
dates: 8 Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Mar. 30 - May 25, no class Apr. 13
Learn several techniques of jewelrymaking. Make projects every week with sterling and copper wire, beads, metal, fiver and clay. Students will make earings, necklaces, rings, pins, bracelets and hairpins. Projects customized to the individual. All levels.


Saturdays for Children            back to top

side by side (ages 3-4 w/adult)
instructor: Jessica Wehring
course: CCH 100
cost: $100 members, $125 non-members
dates: 7 Saturdays, 10:30 - 12:00 pm, Apr. 1 - May 20, no class Apr. 15
Adult-child teams engage in creative art activities together, using paint, paper, markers and clay. Discover the joy of creating art with a special child in your life.

flower power (ages 4-6) new!
instructor: Jessica Wehring
course: CCH 101
cost: $95 members, $120 non-members
dates: 7 Saturdays, 9:00 - 10:30 am, Apr. 1 - May 20, no class Apr. 15
Celebrate the arrival of springtime at PCA! Draw, paint and sculpt bugs, butterflies, trees and flowers as we watch the world bloom. Enjoy the sunshine and gardens of Mellon Park first hand, weather permitting.

clay creations (ages 6-9)
instructor: Robin Harsh
course: CCH 102
cost: $100 members, $125 non-members
dates: 7 Saturdays, 9:00 - 10:30 am, Apr. 1 - May 20, no class April 15
Working with clay has limitless possibilities. Learn basic skills in handbuilding - slab, coil and pinch - and enjoy mud! Use colorful glazes and underglazes to decorate your exciting clay creations!

introduction to drawing (ages 6-9)
instructor: Rikki Walsh
course: CCH 103
cost: $95 members, $120 non-members
dates: 7 Saturdays, 10:30 - 12:00 pm, Apr. 1 - May 20, no class April 15
Use a variety of drawing materials including charcoal, graphite, colored pencils and markers while learning the fundamental techniques of drawing. Learn to use line, shading, perspective, negative space and texture to draw landscapes, still life and portraits or simply to capture your imagination on paper.

video (ages 8-14) new!
instructor: Anna Dobkin
course: CCH 104
cost: $115 members, $140 non-members
dates: 7 Saturdays, 10:30 - 12:00 pm, Apr. 1 - May 20, no class Apr. 15
This is a unique introduction to filmmaking. Students will be introduced to single camera production, in the traditional "Hollywood" film style along with the creativity of script development and the instruction in technical variables. Learn the stages of filmmaking from behind the scenes, and bring out your inner Speilberg.

drawing and cartooning (ages 8-12) new!
instructor: Vanessa Gross
course: CCH 105
cost: $115 members, $140 non-members
dates: 7 Saturdays, 12:30 - 2:30 pm, Apr. 1 - May 20, no class April 15
Explore the basic methods, techniques and procedures used in the creation of comic strips and comic books. Instruction will cover the fundamenetals of line, contour, shading and perspective with a special emphais on learning how to draw the human figure for use in cartoons.

jewelrymaking (ages 9-14)
instructor: Rajah Flewellen
course: CCH 106
cost: $115 members, $140 non-members
dates: 7 Saturdays, 10:30 - 12:00 pm, Apr. 1 - May. 20, no class April 15
Learn the art of wire wrapping using sterling silver wire, copper wire, semi-precious stones, crystals and assorted beads. Explore the different properties of silver, copper, cowrie shells, crystals and semi-precious stones. Craft toe rings, rings, earings, bracelets, necklaces, anklets, hair adornments and some body jewlery.

wheelthrown ceramics (ages 9-14)
instructor: Kristin DeGiovanni
course: CCH 107
cost: $120 members, $145 non-members
dates: 7 Saturdays, 12:30 - 2:30 pm, Apr.1 - May 20, no class April 15
Learn to create pots, bowls, mugs and more in this fun introduction to making pottery on the wheel. Preparing the clay, using clay tools, centering, throwing cylinders and bowls, as well as glazing and decorating techniques will be covered. Firing processes and clay properties will be discussed.

clay for two (ages 5-8 w/adult)
instructor: Danna Rzecznik
course: CCH 108
cost: $130 members, $155 non-members
dates: 7 Saturdays, 12:30 - 2:30 pm, Apr. 1 - May 20, no class Apr. 15
Collaborate on projects or work independently side-by-side to make pots, tiles and small sculptures while learning handbuilding methods like pinch, coil and slab construction. Use glazes, underglazes or paints to finish your pieces.


Printmaking and Book Arts            back to top

calligraphy
instructor: Myrna Rosen
course: PBA 100
level: All     2D Studio
dates: 8 Tuesdays, Mar. 28 - May 16
Session 1
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Session 2
7:00 - 9:30 pm
cost: $125 members, $150 non-members
Explore the personal and storied art of calligraphy in this course, which is geared to the needs of each student. Beginners work with a basic calligraphic hand, while intermediate and advanced students pursue their choice of styles. Individual guidance provided for each student. Supply list sent upon registration.

boxed up! - handmade boxes (new!)
instructor: Kip O'Krongly
course: PBA 103
level: All     Printmaking Studio
6 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:00 pm, Apr. 6 - May 18, no class Apr. 13
cost: $150 members, $175 non-members
Boxes serve so many purposes, from presenting a gift to holding special letters or containing our most treasured keepsakes. Delve into the art of box making using traditional bookbinding materials. Start with a flip-top gift box, progress to a clamshell style box and culminate with a two-level jewelry box. While this class requires no previous experience, careful measuring and cutting will determine the success of pieces. Most materials included in course fee; a list of household items will be sent upon registration.

the hand-bound book (new!)
instructor: Kip O'Krongly
course: PBA 102
level: All     Children's Studio
dates: 6 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:00, Apr. 5 - May 17, no class Apr. 12
cost: $150 members, $175 non-members
Create beautiful hand-bound books! Begin with the stab bound book and progress to more complicated signature-bound pieces such as journals and photo albums. We'll design covers, incorporate closures and find was to give our creations a personality all their own. While tis class requires no previous experience with bookbinding, binders of all skill levels will learn something new! Most materials included in course fee; a list of household items will be sent upon registration.

printmaking access (new!)
Students enrolled in a winter printmaking class or open studio can now access the printmaking studio outside of class times (set times to be determined at the start of the term), by paying a one-time studio access fee of $80 for the term. You will have plenty of time to work independently. For more information call the school office at 412-361-0455.

printmaking and etching techniques
instructor: Thomas Norulak
course: PBA 105
level: All     Printmaking Studio
dates: 8 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Mar. 27 - May 15
cost: $190 members, $215 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
cost: $130 members, $155 non-members

Session 1
PBA 106 - Level: Int./Adv.
8 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Mar. 29 - May 24, no class April 12
Instructor: Thomas Norulak

Session 2
PBA 206 - Level: Int./Adv.
8 Tuesdays, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Mar. 28 - May 16
Instructor: Eileen Yeager

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 studio access
Students enrolled in a winter ceramics wheelthrowing class can now access the ceramics studio outside of class times (set times to be determined at the start of the term), by paying a one-time studio access fee of $100 for the term. You will have plenty of time to work independently. For more information call the school office at 412-361-0455.

beginning wheelthrowing
instructor: Lloyd Lackey
course: CES 100
level: All     Ceramics Studio
dates: 7 Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Apr. 1 - May 20, no class Apr. 15
cost: $185 members, $210 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 wheelthrowing
instructor: Joseph Sendek
course: CES 102
level: Intermediate:     Ceramics Studio
dates: 8 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Mar. 29 - May 24, no class Apr. 12
cost: $205 members, $230 non-members
Prerequisite: prior wheelthrowing experience. This class will help students with some prior experience develop personal style and refine their work.Topics include lidded forms like casserole dishes and canisters. Mid-level class for individualzied instruction and/or relaxed studio time.

advanced wheelthrowing
instructor: Joseph Sendek
course: CES 103
level: Advanced     Ceramics Studio
dates: 8 Wednesdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Mar. 29 - May 24, no class Apr. 12
cost: $205 members, $230 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. A raku firing will be done at the end of the term.

wheel and beyond
level: All     Ceramics Studio
cost: $205 members, $230 non-members
Session 1: CES 104 - instructor: Amber Kusturiss
Session 1: 8 Mondays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Mar. 27 - May 15

Session 2: CES 204 - instructor: Frank McNutt
Session 1: 8 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Mar. 27 - May 15

Session 3: CES 304 - instructor: Valda Cox
Session 1: 8 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, 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.

raku and lowfire ceramics (new!)
instructor: Jill Weiss
course: CES 105
level: All     Ceramics Studio
dates: 7 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Apr. 4 - May 16 and 1 Sunday, May 21
cost: $240 members, $265 non-members
Low fire clay lends itself to a wide variety of decorating techniques. Surface color and treatment unachievable at higher ranges are the exclusive domains of the low fire palette. Both hand-building and wheel-throwing covered. The final raku firing is an all-day participatory event. Fee includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Students supply clay tools.

stoneware and porcelain
instructor: Valda Cox
course: CES 107
level: All     Ceramics Studio
dates: 8 Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Mar. 30 - May 25, No Class April 13
cost: $205 members, $230 non-members
For beginners, instruction emphasizes specific throwing, finishing, glazing and decorating techniques using stoneware. Experienced students refine their skills working with either stoneware or porcelain clay. Focus is on wheelthrowing.

wheelthrowing workshop (new!)
instructor: Kirk Mangus
course: CES 101
level: All     Ceramics Studio
date: 1 Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00pm, May 7
cost: $90 members, $115 non-members
Join internationally known ceramist Kirk Mangus for an intimate, one-day workshop. Kirk is best known for throwing "square" plates, his fresh and childlike imagery and combining firing techniques for one of a kind results. Kirk will demonstrate his unique wheelthrowing style and teach students how to use the wheel as a creative tool. Included is a slide presentation and discussion. This workshop is sponsored by The Clay Place, 5416 Walnut Street, in Shadyside

woodfiring workshop (new!)
instructor: Ben Steffl-Thompson
course: CES 106
level: All     Sculpture Studio and Outdoors
dates: 1 Thursday, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, May 18
1 Friday, 12:00pm - 12:00am, May 19
1 Sunday, 12:00pm, May 21
cost: $110 members, $135 non-members
Join us for a fantastic experience of firing our Phoenix Fast Fire Wood kiln. Save some bisque-fired pots for this great end of the term adventure! Students need to bring 4-6 bisque fired and glazed, cone-10 ceramic pieces. The loading will take place on Thursday night, followed the next day with the awesome firing. The kiln will be unloaded on Sunday. Students are encouraged to take part in all aspects of the firing process. Refreshments will be on hand.


Sculpture            back to top

terra cotta sculpture
instructor: Barbara Hosack Kindler
course: CES 110
level: All     Sculpture Studio
dates: 8 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Mar. 29 - May 24, no class Apr. 12
cost: $195 members, $220 non-members
For centuries, handbuilding with terra cotta has been the most immediate way of realizing sculptural forms. Utilizing the slab, coil and extrusion in both figurative and abstract modes will give students the tools to express their ideas in three dimensions.

the body human
instructor: Duncan MacDiarmid
course: CES 108
level: All     Sculpture Studio
dates: 6 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, April 3 - May 8
cost: $225 members, $250 non-members
Throughout the ages, civilizations have been inspired to represent the human figure in a variety of materials. This life-modeling class will lead the student through the various stages of modeling in clay to create either a small-scale figure, or a life size portrait. No prior knowledge of modeling is necessary. When registering, please indicate your interest, figure or portrait.

stone carving
instructor: Pat Pristera
course: CES 109
level: All     Sculpture Studio
dates: 8 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Mar. 28 - May 16
cost: $170 members, $195 non-members
Acquire skills for carving limestone, alabaster or soapstone while working on an individual project. Students will purchase their own stones. Allow up to two weeks for shipping. Bring photos, drawings or ideas to the first class. A supply list with ordering information will be sent upon registration.

Also, don't miss the artist talk with Jeff Nathanson, May 11, 6:00 pm, in conjunction with our Society of Sculptors exhibit running May 5 - August 20.

Creative Writing            back to top

songwriting(new!)
instructor: Hallie Pritts
course: CRW 100
level: All     Lecture Studio
dates: 6 Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Mar. 28 - May 2
cost: $85 members, $110 non-members
A relaxed and informal exploration of words and music for all skill levels. Learn the art of song-craft by listening and then creating your own songs. The class will also include guest appearances by local songwriters. the class is in collaboration with Calliope, Pittsburgh's Folk Music Society, www.calliopehouse.org.

writing for your senses
instructor: Lisa Chewning
course: CRW 102
level: All     Lecture Studio
dates: 8 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Mar. 27 - May 15
cost: $160 members, $185 non-members
Through in-class exercises and outside assignments and readings, employ that heightened awareness to discover your own, true writing voice. Whether you are a seasoned writer or have always dreamed of writing, this class will inspire you to write what you see, hear, taste, tough and smell.

poetry
instructor: Michael Wurster
course: CRW 101
level: All     Lecture Studio
dates: 8 Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:30 pm, Mar. 30 - May 25, no class Apr. 13
cost: $135 members, $160 non-members
Explore basic principles and techniques of poetry writing through readings, discussions, and exercises. Submit samples of your best work (no more than ten pages) with your registration. Beginners, please submit a brief statement of your expectations for this class.

the business of children's books(new!)
instructor: Sydelle Pearl
course: CRW 104
level: All     Lecture Studio
dates: 8 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Mar. 30 - May 25, no class April 13
cost: $135 members, $160 non-members
We will read and discuss various genres and formats of children's fiction and nonfiction while engaging in writing and storytelling excersizes. We will also explore the journeys and insights of noteworthy authors in order to survive to understand the business of children's book publishing.

writing an artist statement(new!)
instructor: Lisa Chewning
course: CRW 105
level: All     Lecture Studio
dates: 1 Tuesday, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Mar. 28
cost: $30 members, $55 non-members
Develop an artist's statement, a biography and a resume. Learn to write a cover letter and develop a mailing and contact list. In-class work will consist of writing exercises and production of your own artist's statement.

 

Drawing and Painting            back to top

drawing and painting lecture classes:
Center Salon Series: Concerning the Spiritual in Art (new!)
instructor: Laura Domenicic and Andrew Swensen
course: DPA 123
level: All    
dates: 4 Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Apr. 6 - May 4, No class April 13
cost: $55 members, $80 non-members
"That is beautiful which is produced by the inner need, which springs from the soul." - Wassily Kandinsky. Throughout history, art and religion have been independent. From the narratives of creation myths, to the visual works of iconography, to the architecture and ornamentation of houses of worship, we have conjoined the aesthetic and the spiritual. In this lecture and discussion group, we will discuss the intersections of artistic and spiritual lives. Explorations will include artistic contemplations on death, inspiration, and transgression as well as adorations of and interrogations of the divine. Refreshments an the occasional guest speaker will aid in the discussion. The group will meat at the PCA Center Gallery the first three sessions and at Pittsburgh Filmmakers Melwood Gallery on May 4.

lecture: painting fundamentals (new!)
instructor: Patrick Daugherty
course: DPA 121
level: All     2D Studio
dates: 5 Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Mar. 29 - May 3, no classes Apr. 12
cost: $45 members, $70 non-members
Learn the fundamentals of painting through this informal and informational lecture course focused on oil and acrylic painting, its techniques, history and terminology. Understand the nature of paint, under-painting techniques, glazing, scumbling, how color works, how painting is created, care, evaluation and restoration, and visual perspective. The last class is a field trip to the Carnegie Museum of Art (entrance fee not included).

new artist talks:
artist talk: art and music (new!)
instructor: Elizabeth Asche Douglas
    Marshall Galleries
dates: 1 Saturday, 12:30 - 2:00pm, Apr. 1
cost: $10 at the door
Join distinguished Artist/Musician/Lecturer/Performer Elizabeth Asche Douglas for this informal talk on the relationship between visual arts and music. Douglas' vast artistic resume includes award distinctions and solo and group exhibits. Her work is included in public and private collections throughout the U.W. and abroad.

drawing: an ancient art is news again (new!)
instructor: Harry Schwalb
    Marshall Galleries
dates: 1 Saturday, 12:30 - 2:00pm, Apr. 22
cost: $10 at the door
Join celebrated artist and art critic Harry Schwalb for this fresh look at the nature of drawing, and why a growing number of artists are choosing it as their medium. Harry has been a reviewer for the ARTnews for the past 18 years. An award-winning artist in his own right, he has had all-drawing exhibitions in Pittsburgh, New York and beyond. His drawings are in museum, university, corporate and private collections.

drawing and painting, classes for all levels:
beginning drawing
instructor: Robert Huckestein
course: DPA 100
level: All     2D Studio
dates: 7 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Mar. 28 - May 9
cost: $160 members, $185 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: Kirby Krieger
course: DPA 101 level: Intermedia/Advanced     Marshall Galleries
dates: 7 Saturdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Apr. 1 - May 20, no class Apr. 15
cost: $170 members, $195 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 painting
instructor: Kirby Krieger
course: DPA 102
level: All     2D Studio
dates: 8 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Mar. 30 - May 25, no class Apr. 13
cost: $170 members, $195 non-members
Have you always wanted to learn the basics of 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: Paula Garrick Klein
course: DPA 103
level: All     Marshall Annex
dates: 6 Saturdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Apr. 1 - May 13, no class Apr. 15
cost: $150 members, $175 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 two sessions with a model.

wildlife drawing and painting(new!)
instructor: Rikki Walsh
course: DPA 107
level: All     Marshall Annex
dates: 8 Tuesdays, 12:30 - 3:30 pm, Mar. 28 - May 16
cost: $145 members, $170 non-members
Learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting animals and wildlife scenes. Escape to your own peaceful, picturesque place by creating artwork inspired by your favorite pet, animal, or wildlife scene. Class will cover drawing and painting wildlife, landscapes, trees, mountains and waterfalls. Let your favorite creatures be your inspiration! A supply list is sent upon registration.

cartooning
instructor: Mark Brewer
course: DPA 104
level: All     Marshall Annex
dates: 8 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Mar. 30 - May 25, no class Apr. 13
cost: $170 members, $195 non-members
Whether you're interested in comic books, comic strips or humerous illustration, this course will explore the techniques used in creating this type of work. We will learn how to compose better illustrations while using pen and ink and watercolor and explore the various types of papers, brushes and pens used in the business today.
creative watercolor
instructor: Linda Fruhwald
course: DPA 108
level: All     2D Studio
dates: 8 Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Mar. 30 - May 25, no class Apr. 13
cost: $170 members, $195 non-members
Take watercolor painting to the next level. Explore alternative watercolor painting techniques and color theory. Although drawing skills are addressed, the focus of will be on painting. Class consists of discussions and critiques, as well as plenty of time to paint. Supply list sent upon registration.

oil and acrylic painting
instructor: Patrick Daugherty
course: DPA 106
level: All     2D Studio
dates: 5 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Mar. 29 - May 3, no class Apr. 12
cost: $125 members, $150 non-members
Beginners receive a step-by-step introduction to the basics of painting, with an emphasis on understanding color. Intermediate and advanced students receive individual instruction in the area of their choice, from super-realism to abstraction. Fee includes one session with a model. Supply list sent upon registration. Beginners need to bring the required materials to the first class.

portrait painting (new!)
instructor: Robert Huckenstein
course: DPA 105
level: All     2D Studio
dates: 6 Saturdays, 9:30 - 12:30 pm, Apr. 1 - May 13, no class Apr. 15
cost: $190 members, $215 non-members
Working with oils or acrylics, develop and enhance portrait painting techniques. The instructor will critique and offer guidance while covering color theory, perspective, palette preparation and drawing and painting principals. Some previous drawing experience is helpful, but not necessary. Fee includes all sessions with a model. Supply list sent upon registration.

watercolor painting
instructor: Susan Foster
course: DPA 119
level: All     Marshall Annex
dates: 6 Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Apr. 1 - May 20, No class on Apr. 15 and Apr. 22
cost: $130 members, $155 non-members
Painting a vibrant, successful watercolor takes a good foundation of color theory and watercolor technique. This class will provide help with basic skills such as color mixing, vallue study, and various paint applications to start you on the road to wonderful watercolors. A supply list will be sent upon registration.

drawing crash course(new!)
instructor: Adam Grossi
course: DPA 114
level: All     Marshall Annex
dates: 6 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Apr. 3 - May 8
cost: $130 members, $155 non-members
Throw away your prior understanding of drawing and approach the discipline from highly unique and exciting directions. Explore some of the myriat techniques that contemporary artists have developed to expand the possibilities of putting pencil to paper. Come away from this class with a fresh perspective on the many experimental ways to think about and make visual art. All skill levels are welcome; the only prerequisite is a desire to explore new territory.

collage
instructor: Sharon Wilson-Wilcox
course: DPA 117
level: All     Sculpture Studio
dates: 5 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Apr. 6 - May 11, no class Apr. 13
cost: $115 members, $140 non-members
Explore the methods of fun and 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.

watercolor mornings
instructor: Donna Haas
course: DPA 110
level: All     Marshall Annex
dates: 8 Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Mar. 28 - May 16
cost: $170 members, $195 non-members
Explore experimental watercolor techniques through washes, wet-on-wet various resists, and the use of collage and other nontraditional media. Beginners and more experienced watercolorists are welcome. Emphasis is on individual instruction. Supply list sent upon registration.

chinese brush painting (new!)
instructor: Donna Haas
course: DPA 111
level: All     Printmaking Studio
dates: 8 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Mar. 28 - May 16
cost: $170 members, $195 non-members
Chinese brush painting is full of symbolism, philosophy, balance and continuity. Traditional and contemporary techniques illustrate subject matter from nature. Work with ink or watercolor, and learn brush handling and compositional development. Develop basic strokes then focus on rendering nature's beauty on rice paper. All supplies (approximately $26) may be purchased from the instructor.

colored pencil
instructor: Bob Nolin
course: DPA 118
level: All     Printmaking Studio
dates: 7 Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Apr. 1 - May 20, No class on Apr. 15
cost: $150 members, $175 non-members
Colored pencil combines the control of drawing with the transparency of water color. Achieve surprising color, depth and realism with this inexpensive non-toxic exciting medium. Beginners purchase a kit including line drawings and reference materials ($10 made payable to the instructor at first class). Advanced students work on their own drawing. A supply list will be sent upon registration.

trompe l'oeil (new!)
instructor: Vincent Beatty
course: DPA 102
level: All     Marshall Annex
dates: 8 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Mar. 29 - May 24, no class Apr. 12
cost: $170 members, $195 non-members
Trompe l'oeil ("fool the eye") the fascinating art of deception with paint, will be taught in this workshop for novices and experienced painters. Render three-dimensional works on two-dimensional surfaces. Create unique walls, furniture, floor-cloths and more. Supplies are purchased by the students and discussed at the first class.

figure drawing and painting
instructor: Susan Powers
course: DPA 112
level: All     Marshall Annex
dates: 6 Tuesdays, 6:30 am - 9:30 pm, Apr. 11 - May 16
cost: $190 members, $215 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, with the professional approach used by artists and illustrators. No supply list sent--bring a large sketchpad and your choice of materials to the first class. Fee includes all sessions with a model.


Drawing and Painting: classes for intermediate - advanced            back to top

painting with patrick
instructor: Patrick Daugherty
course: DPA 115
level: Int./Adv.     2D Studio
dates: 5 Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm, Mar. 29 - May 3, no class Apr. 12
cost: $155 members, $180 non-members
Prerequisite: previous painting experience. Working in oils or acrylics, this seminar class gives students an opportunity for greater productivity through individual instruction. Develop your personal style and artistic vocabulary. All styles from abstract and nonobjective to super-realism are welcomed. Fee includes one session with a model. Supply list sent upon registration.

watercolor explorations
instructor: Kathleen Zimbicki
course: DPA 116
level: Int./Adv.     2D Studio
dates: 8 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30pm, Mar. 27 - May 15
cost: $170 members, $195 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.


Fiber & Decorative Arts            back to top

weaving studio access (new!)
Students enrolled in a winter weaving class can now access the weaving studio outside of class times (set times to be determined at the start of the term), by paying a one-time studio access fee of $60 for the term. You will have plenty of time to work independently. For more information call the school office at 412-361-0455. Prerequisite: One Beginning Weaving class.

weaving
instructor: Nancy Bishop
course: FDC 100
level: All     Fiber Studio
dates: 7 Saturdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Apr. 1 - May 20, no class Apr. 15
cost: $155 members, $180 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.

memory board collage(new!)
instructor: Tina Brewer
course: FDC 104
level: All     2D Studio
dates: 1 Sunday, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm (one half-hour for lunch)
cost: $70 members, $95 non-members
Visit the PCA's Migrations of the Heart exhibit (May 5 - Aug. 20) presented by Women of Visions, and join Tina Brewer for a day to experience the Harlem Reniassance. Create your own collaged memory board using photos, photo transfers and fabric transparancies. learn about, and migrate to the Harlem Renaissance! All materials included in the fee. Bring a brown bag lunch.

fabric collage (new!)
instructor: Sandy Kephart
course: FDC 101
level: All     Lecture Studio
dates: 3 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Apr. 19 - May 3
cost: $75 members, $100 non-members
Fiber is a fascinating medium with all its textures, pattern and color. The possibilities are endless. In this workshop, you'll explore combining various fabrics, fibers, threads and findings to create your own unique fiberart. Collage is an exciting process that will take your creativity to new heights! Best of all, it's easier than it looks. A supply list will be sent upon registration. Purchase those supplies on your own, or buy them from the Instructor on the first day of class for $25.

trompe l'oeil (new!)
instructor: Vincent Beatty
course: FDC 102
level: All     Marshall Annex
dates: 8 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Mar. 29 - May 24
cost: $170 members, $195 non-members
Trompe l'oeil ("fool the eye") the fascinating art of deception with paint will be taught in the workshop for novices and experienced painters. Render three-dimensional works on two-dimensional surfaces. Create unique walls, furniture, floor-cloths and more. Supplies are purchased by the students and discussed at the first class.

wreath making workshop (new!)
instructors: Mary Brenholts
course: FDC 103
level: All     Printmaking Studio
dates: 1 Monday, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, May 8
cost: $60 members, $85 non-members Learn to make a beautiful Spring Wreath using a variety of fresh, dried and preserved flowers and greens. Found objects can be incorporated into the wreath along with ribbons, raffia, and other decorative items. Create your own unique wreath to welcome friends and visitors into your home this spring and summer. All materials included in the course fee.

balms, butters and lotions(new!)
instructor: Adriane Pacella
course: FDC 105
level: All     Printmaking Studio
dates: 1 Thursday, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Mar. 30
cost: $30 members, $55 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 recepices 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).


fiber class for intermediate - advanced students,

intermediate/advanced weaving
instructor: Sharon Keech
course: FDC 106
level: Intermediate/Advanced     Fiber Studio
dates: 8 Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Mar. 28 - May 16
cost: $175 members, $200 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.


Jewelry, Metals & Glass            back to top

jewelrymaking basics
instructor: Pat Falbo
course: JMG 102
level: All    Jewelry Studio
dates: 7 Saturdays, 9:30 - 12:30 pm, Apr. 1 - may 20, no class Apr. 15
cost: $160 members, $185 non-members
Learn the basics of jewelry-making 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 purchases in class. Class includes weekly demonstrations.

jewelry design
instructor: James Frape
course: JMG 101
level: All    Jewelry Studio
dates: 8 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Mar. 28 - May 16
cost: $180 members, $205 non-members
This course covers basic principles of constructing metal jewelry including how to saw, file, shape and solder. Advanced students will have the opportunity to explore new, creative designs and techniques including the use of stones, wood and ivory. Materials may be purchased in class.

jewelrymaking in metals
instructor: T. J. Fejka
course: JMG 100
level: All     Jewelry Studio
dates: 8 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Mar. 29 - May 24, no class Apr 12
cost: $180 members, $205 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).

lost wax casting(new!)
instructor: Arlene Crissman
course: JMG 104
level: All     Jewelry Studio
dates: 8 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Mar. 27 - May 15
cost: $210 members, $235 non-members
Explore this unique form of jewelry making. Build designs in wax to form a mold, than cast metals and heat to very high temperatures. The final product is a finished piece of jewelry. Gold or silver metals are available for purchase from the instructor. Fee includes studio fee for tools.

4 techniques in 4 weeks(new!)
instructor: Anna Loney
course: JMG 109
level: All     Jewelry Studio
dates: 4 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
cost: $95 members, $120 non-members
Develop your hand and eye in the metal studio and learn about elemental hand tools. Class will also cover use of the jeweler's bench, the torch, hammers and punches. Also learn about textures and forming metal. Class culminates in individual projects, like a copper bracelet or a napkin ring designed for you! A $15 materials package will be available for purchase from the instructor.

solder-free jewelrymaking
instructor: Adina DeRoy-Stouffer
course: JMG 106
level: All     Jewelry Studio
dates: 4 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Apr. 27 - May 18
cost: $95 members, $120 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.

wire wrapped necklace (new!)
instructor: Adina DeRoy-Stouffer
course: JMG 103
level: All     Jewelry Studio
dates: 1 Saturday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Apr. 1
cost: $35 members, $60 non-members
Use Sterling wire to wrap links, stones and beads to make a fantastic necklace or choker. Students will design an individual project, and learn several wire techniques. Materials, for approximately $20, may be purchased from the instructor.

an evening of earings (new!)
instructor: Judith Kajder
course: JMG 110
level: All     Marshall Annex
dates: 1 Tuesday, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Apr. 4
cost: $30 members, $55 non-members
Make different styles of irresistible earrings in this new, easy and fun class. Explore dozens of variations of the latest earring styles, plus learn to turn unusual beads, stones and crystals into stunning earrings that are fun and funky or simple and elegant. Earrings will be designed on 14 kt gold-filled or sterling silver ear wires. $20 material's fee (payable to the instructor) will cover 2 pairs of earings, designed and made by you and a tool kit to make more pairs on your own!

jewelry design master class (new!)
instructor: James Frape
course: JMG 107
level: Int./Adv.     Jewelry Studio
dates: 8 Tuesdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Mar. 28 - May 16
cost: $205 members, $250 non-members
Prerequisite: advanced jewelry experience. Emphasis placed on exceptional design of metal jewelry. Designs drawn, discussed and executed in metal(s) of your choice. Personal instruction given to each student. Use of stones and woods may be incorporated into pieces. Registration by instructor interview. Materials purchased in class.



Photography            back to top

flower and garden photography(new!)
instructor: Clif McGill
course: PHO 101
level: All     Lecture Studio and Outdoors
dates: 7 Saturdays, 9:30am - 12:30 pm, Apr. 1 - May 20, no class Apr. 15
cost: $150 members, $175 non-members
This class is designed for camera and nature enthusiasts who enjoy the beauty of flowers and the wonderful gardens and spaces they inhabit. Cover the use of close-up techniques and equipment, landscape photography of garden spaces and understanding the role that light plays in establishing mood. Learn tips on capturing images of insects and small animals frequently associated with flowers and gardens. Class will include slide presentations, question and answer sessions and ongoing in-depth analysis of each student's work. One class field trip will be scheduled to provide students with guided experience outdoors.

introduction to photography
instructor: Randy Collins
course: PHO 100
level: All     Lecture Studio
dates: 8 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Mar. 28 - May 16
cost: $200 members, $225 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.

basic 35 mm photography
instructor: Richard Hurst
course: PHO 102
level: All     Lecture Studio
dates: 8 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Mar. 27 - May 15
cost: $175 members, $200 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.

darkroom photography
instructor: Richard Hurst
course: PHO 104
level: All     Photography Studio
dates: 8 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Mar. 29 - May 24, Apr. 12
cost: $200 members, $225 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.

documenting your work
instructor: Randy Collins, in collaboration with Pittsburgh Filmmakers
course: PHO 103
level: All     Class will be held at Pittsburgh Filmmakers (477 Melwood Ave)
dates: 6 Saturdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Apr. 1 - May 13, No class on Apr. 15
cost: $160 members, $185 non-members
Create a digital portfolio of your artwork. Working in Photoshop, gain the technical know-how required to manipulate photos and archive your work for digital media. Class time also devoted to scanning slides and negatives, creating files for websites and photo restoration. Bring a small flat example of your artwork and/or negatives and slides to the first class. Students provide paper for printing.

the child's portrait
instructor: Pamela Heckel
course: PHO 105
level: All     Lecture Studio and Outdoors
dates: 2 Saturdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Apr. 1 - Apr. 8
cost: $55 members, $80 non-members
Learn to capture award winning portraits of children using your camera and available light sources. The first session of this two day workshop will cover basic camera techniques, portrait lighting, composition and tips on how to capture the perfect expression. Focus will be on working outdoors. During the second session, you will be making portraits and should plan to bring a child to use as your model. Bring a digital or a 35mm camera to the first class.

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