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Winter/Spring Classes 2006

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Mondays for Children
Tuesdays for Children
Wednesdays for Children
Thursdays for Children
Saturdays for Children
Special workshop for ages 10 - 110

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


Mondays for Children

art partners (ages 3-5 w/adult)
instructor: Joann Kielar
course: CCH 300
cost: $75 members, $100 non-members
dates: 7 Mondays, 9:30 - 10:30 am, Jan. 23 - Mar. 6
Experience the joy of spending time with your favorite young person. Have fun working together transforming paint, clay, glitter, glue and more into unique works of art to display or give away. A new activity or theme will be introduced each week.

winter stories (ages 4-6)
instructor: Barbara Minges
course: CCH 200
cost: $95 members, $120 non-members
dates: 7 Mondays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Jan. 23 - Mar. 6
Bring your favorite stuffed animal to share in these cozy afternoons of stories, painting, color and imagination. Enjoy tales of the season and then create your own book of winter stories.

claymaking (ages 6-9)
instructor: Mauren Antkowski
course: CCH 201
cost: $100 members, $125 non-members
dates: 7 Mondays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Jan. 23 - Mar. 6
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: Jairan Sadeghi
course: CCH 202
cost: $95 members, $120 non-members
dates: 7 Mondays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Jan. 23 - Mar. 6
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

i’ve got rhythm (ages 3-5) new!
instructor: Laurie Tarter
course: CCH 203
cost: $105 members, $130 non-members
dates: 8 Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Jan. 17 - Mar. 7
We will play games, sing songs, dance and make our own musical instruments! This class focuses on physical awareness, rhythm and creative movement for young children. Combine art projects with song for a joyful interactive experience.

imagine that! (ages 5-7)
instructor: Robin Harsh
course: CCH 204
cost: $105 members, $130 non-members
dates: 8 Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Jan. 17 - Mar. 7
Come with us to a land of make believe and bring your imagination. We’ll have fun inventing people and places, drawing silly faces and painting vases. Experience the joy your creativity can bring in story-telling, visual arts, music and movement. Imagine that!

young masters (ages 7-10) new!
instructor: Cristina Capuzzi
course: CCH 205
cost: $105 members, $130 non-members
dates: 8 Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Jan. 17 - Mar. 7
Students will view and discuss the great painters and sculptors throughout history, using their works as a springboard for creating unique artworks with a wide variety of art materials. This is a great class for students who love to draw and are ready to take the next step into art.

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, Jan. 17 - Mar. 7
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

penguin parade (ages 4-6) new!
instructor: Sararose Fiscus
course: CCH 207
cost: $105 members, $130 non-members
dates: 8 Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Jan. 18 - Mar. 8
Join us for a playful penguin parade! Cool creatures love snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Learn about penguins, polar bears, reindeer and more. Create sculptures, prints and paintings in this cool class.

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, Jan. 18 - Mar. 8
Unleash your imagination while learning the fundamentals of drawing and painting. Explore sketching, landscape, still life and portraiture using paint, pencil, pastels and charcoal.

face the possibilities (ages 8-12) new!
instructor: Cristina Capuzzi
course: CCH 209
cost: $105 members, $130 non-members
dates: 8 Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Jan. 18 - Mar. 8
Have fun learning about portraits and self-portraits. Create with paint, collage, maskmaking, drawing and sculpture. Discover ways to work both realistically and abstractly.


Thursdays for Children

art adventures together (ages 3-5 w/adult)
instructor: Robin Harsh
course: CCH 210
cost: $105 members, $130 non-members
dates: 8 Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Jan. 19 - Mar. 9
Play with clay and paint away in this class for toddlers and their adult companions. Every week, go on a fun art adventure using paper, paint, pencils, markers, clay and more.

art expressions (ages 5-7) new!
instructor: Mauren Antkowski
course: CCH 211
cost: $105 members, $130 non-members
dates: 8 Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Jan. 19 - Mar. 9
What colors make you happy? How do you make a sad sculpture? How do you draw an angry face? In this class, we’ll explore how we can use art to communicate our feelings through line, shape, color and texture. Learn how to express yourself through art!

creative canvas (ages 7-10) new!
instructor: Sararose Fiscus
course: CCH 212
cost: $105 members, $130 non-members
dates: 8 Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Jan. 19 - Mar. 9
Drawing and painting techniques are introduced to the young artist through a wide variety of materials including pencil, charcoal, tempera, acrylic and watercolor as well as brushes, sponges and found objects.

postermaking (ages 9-14) new!
instructor: Jairan Sadeghi
course: CCH 213
cost: $105 members, $130 non-members
dates: 8 Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Jan. 19 - Mar. 9
Design and produce your own personal posters for display. Design posters of your favorite band, movie or team and make multiple images to hang around the house. Basic screen-printing will be covered as well as color, design and composition.


Saturdays for Children

side by side (ages 3-4 w/adult)
instructor: Jessica Wehring
course: CCH 100
cost: $105 members, $130 non-members
dates: 8 Saturdays, 10:30 - 12:00 pm, Jan. 21 - Mar. 11
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.

art explorers (ages 4-6) new!
instructor: Jessica Wehring
course: CCH 101
cost: $105 members, $130 non-members
dates: 8 Saturdays, 9:00 - 10:30 am, Jan. 21 - Mar. 11
Explore the joy of making art. Using paint, markers, glitter, glue and more, young artists will investigate a new art activity each week. Develop fundamental art skills in a creative and fun environment!

clay creations (ages 6-9) instructor: Mauren Antkowski
course: CCH 102
cost: $110 members, $135 non-members
dates: 8 Saturdays, 9:00 - 10:30 am, Jan. 21 - Mar. 11
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!

pet portraits (ages 6-9) new!
instructor: Rikki Walsh
course: CCH 103
cost: $105 members, $130 non-members
dates: 8 Saturdays, 10:30 - 12:00 pm, Jan. 21 - Mar. 11
Immortalize your pet or the pet of your dreams by depicting them in drawings, paintings and sculptures. Learn to capture the unique qualities of your pet using artist’s tools like shading, composition, motif and more.

mosaics (ages 8-12) new!
instructor: Jessica McMillan
course: CCH 104
cost: $110 members, $135 non-members
dates: 8 Saturdays, 10:30 - 12:00 pm, Jan. 21 - Mar. 11
This exciting class will give you the opportunity to create your own mosaic wall hanging, table top or stepping stone. Come up with your own design, then use colorful tiles, broken dishes and found objects to make it. Work on small mosaics or work together to create a large mosaic icon.

jewelrymaking (ages 9-14) new!
instructor: Rajah Flewellen
course: CCH 106
cost: $125 members, $150 non-members
dates: 8 Saturdays, 10:30 - 12:00 pm, Jan. 21 - Mar. 11
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, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, anklets, hair adornments, and some body jewelry.

drawing and cartooning (ages 8-12)
instructor: Vanessa Gross
course: CCH 105
cost: $130 members, $155 non-members
dates: 8 Saturdays, 12:30 - 2:30 pm, Jan. 21 - Mar. 11
Explore the basic methods, techniques and procedures used in the creation of comic strips and comic books. Instruction will cover the fundamentals of line, contour, shading and perspective with a special emphasis on learning how to draw the human figure for use in cartoons.

wheelthrown ceramics (ages 9-14)
instructor: Marcy Hawk
course: CCH 107
cost: $135 members, $160 non-members
dates: 8 Saturdays, 12:30 - 2:30 pm Jan. 21 - Mar. 11
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) new!
instructor: Danna Rzecznik
course: CCH 108
cost: $145 members, $170 non-members
dates: 8 Saturdays, 12:30 - 2:30 pm, Jan. 21 -Mar. 11
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.


Special Workshop for those 10 - 110

whistle workshop: the music of clay (new!)
instructor: Erin Hutchin
course: CES 111      Sculpture Studio
dates: 2 Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Jan. 19 and Jan. 26
cost: $50 members, $75 non-members
Art, music and physics come together in this dynamic workshop. Use basic handbuilding techniques to create whistles in many fantastic shapes and forms. Then decorate your whistles with slips and underglazes. Ages 10 to 110 are welcome!


Printmaking and Book Arts

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.

calligraphy
instructor: Myrna Rosen
course: PBA 100
level: All     2D Studio
dates: 8 Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm, Jan. 17 - Mar. 7
cost: $140 members, $165 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.

bookbinding studio
instructor: Mauren Antkowski
course: PBA 102
level: All     Printmaking Studio
5 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 24 - Feb. 21
cost: $110 members, $135 non-members
Create one-of-a-kind books! Sample a variety of bookbinding techniques from the traditional to the experimental. Class covers folded paper books, Japanese stab bindings, non-adhesive and open-spine bookbinding, and more. Class will include demonstrations as well as hands-on activities. A supply list will be sent upon registration.

making an artist book
instructor: Mauren Antkowski
course: PBA 101
level: All     Artist’s Apartment
dates: 2 Saturdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4
cost: $80 members, $105 non-members
Learn bookbinding techniques to construct artist books, sketchbooks and journals. Choose from several types of bookmaking that will influence individual exploration in the creation of your own handmade books and journals. Most materials included in fee. A supply list will be mailed upon registration.

printmaking and etching techniques
instructor: Thomas Norulak
course: PBA 105
level: All     Printmaking Studio
dates: 8 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 23 - Mar. 13
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.

printing on fabric (new!)
instructor: Amy Robeson
course: PBA 103
level: All     Printmaking Studio
dates: 2 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm Jan. 19 and Jan. 26
cost: $75 members, $100 non-members
In a time when everyone is buying commercially made stamps, why not create your own block stamps based on your personal drawings, poems, and photographs? Create one-of-a-kind prints from a custom made rubber stamp. After creating a unique stamp, transfer your image onto a canvas bag or textile material of your choice.

printmaking open studio
instructor: Thomas Norulak
course: PBA 106
level: Intermediate/Advanced     Printmaking Studio
dates: 8 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 18 - Mar. 8
cost: $130 members, $155 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

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: Danna Rzecznik
course: CES 100
level: All     Ceramics Studio
dates: 8 Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Jan. 21 - Mar. 11
cost: $205 members, $230 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, Jan. 18 - Mar. 8
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, Jan. 18 - Mar. 8
cost: $215 members, $240 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, Jan. 23 - Mar. 13

Session 2: CES 204 - instructor: Frank McNutt
Session 1: 8 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 23 - Mar. 13

Session 3: CES 304 - instructor: Valda Cox
Session 1: 8 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 19 - Mar. 9
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.

pit fire workshop (new!)
instructor: Ben Steffl-Thompson
course: CES 205
level: All     Sculpture Studio and Outdoors
dates: 1 Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Mar. 12
cost: $65 members, $90 non-members
Highly developed by indigenous potters in the Southwestern United States, but also used throughout the world, pit firing is a low-fire method that reveals hauntingly subtle beauty. Bring 3-4 bisque fired burnished ceramic pieces. For information on burnishing, contact Ben at 412-361-0455. Work will be loaded into our pit with sawdust and materials such as copper and salt. A bonfire is lit atop the work and the students are encouraged to keep the firing going for the remainder of the workshop.

stoneware and porcelain
instructor: Valda Cox
course: CES 107
level: All     Ceramics Studio
dates: 8 Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Jan. 19 - Mar. 9
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.

tilemaking (new!)
instructor: Beth Magyan
course: CES 101
level: All     Sculpture Studio
dates: 6 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Feb. 2 - Mar. 9
cost: $165 members, $190 non-members
Create beautiful one-of-a-kind tiles to accent a table top, floor or other surface. Learn about material handling, drying concerns, tile production, glazing and surface decoration. Bring a possible pattern or sketch of an idea to the first class.

loading and firing a kiln (new!)
instructor: Ben Steffl-Thompson
course: CES 105
level: All     Ceramics Studio
dates: 1 Tuesday, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Feb. 28
cost: $30 members, $55 non-members
Join us for a walkthrough of our electric kiln room; learn to stack shelves, load bisque ware and program the kiln correctly. The use of kiln sitters and cones will be addressed. Gain practical experience in this hands-on workshop!

teapot workshop (new!)
instructor: Rich Regelski
course: CES 112
level: Intermediate/Advanced     Ceramics Studio
dates: 4 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 31 - Feb. 21
cost: $125 members, $150 non-members
Prerequisite: previous wheelthrowing experience. Focus on various parts of the teapot (body, spout, handle and lid). Explore both wheelthrown and handbuilt forms. Surface decoration and glazing techniques will be addressed.

terra cotta sculpture
instructor: Barbara Hosack Kindler
course: CES 110
level: All     Sculpture Studio
dates: 8 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 18 - Mar. 8
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.

woodcarving (new!)
instructor: Joe King
course: CES 106
level: All     Sculpture Studio
dates: 8 Saturdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Jan. 21 - Mar. 11
cost: $180 members, $205 non-members
This class is an introduction to various methods of woodcarving such as low relief, chip carving, and carving in the round. Wood sculpting demonstrations will include: knife, chisel, and power carving plus tool sharpening, usage, and maintenance. A number of techniques will be covered to get you started carving, or embellish your current wood projects. A supply list will be sent upon registration.

the body human (new!)
instructor: Duncan MacDiarmid
course: CES 108
level: All     Sculpture Studio
dates: 6 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 23 - Feb. 27
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.


Creative Writing

fiction writing
instructor: Lisa Chewning
course: CRW 104
level: All     Artist’s Apartment
dates: 8 Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Jan. 18 - Mar. 8
cost: $160 members, $185 non-members
Cover the fundamentals of fiction writing including the process of storytelling, structure, character creation, dialogue and the basics of getting your work published. This course applies to all genres of fiction writing.

poetry
instructor: Michael Wurster
course: CRW 101
level: All     Lecture Studio
dates: 8 Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 19 - Mar. 16 (no class Mar. 9)
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.

playwriting (new!)
instructor: Robert Isenberg
course: CRW 103
level: All     Artist’s Apartment
dates: 6 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 24 - Feb. 28
cost: $125 members, $150 non-members
This course will introduce students to writing scripts for the stage. Students will write monologues, short scenes and then a 10-minute play, plus attend a theater event in the Pittsburgh area. Work will culminate in a live stage reading by class participants or volunteer actors at PCA or a decided location.

stretch: a workout for writers
instructor: Lisa Chewning
course: CRW 102
level: All     Lecture Studio
dates: 8 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 23 - Mar. 13
cost: $160 members, $185 non-members
Just as physical exercise promotes the health and function of the body, so does mental exercise and self reflection improve our ability to use language and write creatively. Improve your writing by taking risks, looking into yourself, daring yourself to go deeper. In-class writing and dialogue, suggested home writing exercises, and outside stories will help poets, fiction writers and non-fiction writers to stretch their minds, and become better writers.


Drawing and Painting

2D design and color theory (new!)
instructor: Susan Powers
course: DPA 120
level: All     Marshall Annex
dates: 4 Mondays, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm, Jan. 23 - Feb. 13
cost: $80 members, $105 non-members
Students will be lead through applied color theory as it relates to art. Hands-on course where students will discover the power and subtleties of optics as they paint their own color system. The principles of organizing a composition will be described and applied in all class projects.

humorous and comic illustration (new!)
instructor: Mark Brewer
course: DPA 104
level: All     Children’s Studio
dates: 8 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 19 - Mar. 9
cost: $170 members, $195 non-members
Whether you’re interested in comic books, comic strips or humorous 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.

painting fundamentals lectures (new!)
instructor: Patrick Daugherty
course: DPA 121
level: All     2D Studio
dates: 4 Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Jan. 18 - Feb. 8
cost: $40 members, $65 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. Lecture and demonstration cover the following: understanding the nature of paint, under-painting techniques, glazing, scumbling, how color works, how a painting is created, care, evaluation, and restoration, and visual perspective. The last class is a field trip to the Carnegie Museum of Art to apply first hand all this newly acquired knowledge. Entrance fee to Carnegie is not included in fee.

beginning drawing
instructor: Robert Huckestein
course: DPA 100
level: All     2D Studio
dates: 7 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 17 - Feb. 28
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 (new!)
instructor: Kirby Krieger
course: DPA 109 level: Intermedia/Advanced     2D Studio
dates: 8 Saturdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Jan. 21 - Mar. 11
cost: $190 members, $215 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: Ron Donoughe
course: DPA 102
levle: All     2D Studio
dates: 6 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Feb. 2 - Mar. 9
cost: $130 members, $155 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 117
level: All     Marshall Annex
dates: 7 Saturdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Jan. 28 - Mar. 11
cost: $170 members, $195 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.

finding your way with words and art
instructor: Connie Cantor
course: DPA 122
level: All     Children’s Studio
dates: 6 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 18 - Feb. 22
cost: $135 members, $160 non-members
Come play with words and images and discover endless ways to find your own unique “voice.” Through a series of creative adventures, we will combine writing, poetry, drawing, painting and clay to jumpstart our flow of ideas and create surprising new pathways for creative expression. Playful exploration will be emphasized with lots of sharing and support. No prior poetry or art experience is needed.

creative watercolor
instructor: Linda Fruhwald
course: DPA 108
level: All     2D Studio
dates: 8 Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Jan. 19 - Mar. 9
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: 8 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 18 - Mar. 8
cost: $180 members, $205 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.

watercolor painting (new!)
instructor: Susan Foster
course: DPA 119
level: All     Marshall Annex
dates: 6 Saturdays, 12:30 - 3:00 pm, Jan. 21 - Feb. 25
cost: $115 members, $140 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, value study, and various paint applications to start you on the road to wonderful watercolors. A supply list will be sent upon registration.

portrait painting
instructor: Robert Huckestein
course: DPA 105
level: All     2D Studio
dates: 6 Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Jan. 28 - Mar. 4
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 principles. Some previous drawing experience is helpful, but not necessary. Fee includes all sessions with a model. Supply list sent upon registration.

figure drawing and painting
instructor: Susan Powers
course: DPA 112
level: All     Marshall Annex
dates: 6 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 31 - Mar. 7
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.

abstract painting
instructor: Ryan Benedict
course: DPA 118
level: All     Marshall Annex
dates: 8 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 19 - Mar. 9
cost: $170 members, $195 non-members
Focus on space, color and conceptual structures. Access the space represented by the canvas and the paint. Learn techniques for bringing order to your color selection process. Discover how ideas are organized and expressed through abstraction and images. For beginners, painting exercises will be suggusted. Advanced students may work on current or new paintings. A supply list will be sent upon registration.

illustration basics (new!)
instructor: Fred Carlson
course: DPA 101
level: All     Marshall Annex
dates: 6 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 18 - Feb. 22
cost: $130 members, $155 non-members
This course will introduce the principles of illustration. Begin using tracing paper and bond paper to generate image variations and then use your favorite materials/mediums to generate finished illustrations. Class is designed for beginners or illustrators looking to focus on design and problem-solving. A supply list will be sent upon registration.

stretching a canvas (new!)
instructor: Ryan Benedict
course: DPA 114
level: All     Lecture Studio
dates: 1 Tuesday, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 24
cost: $35 members, $60 non-members
Tired of purchasing expensive, store bought canvases? Do you feel limited by the dimensions that are readily available? Learn to stretch your own and about the various materials used to create custom stretched canvases for painting. A supply list will be mailed upon registration.

collage
instructor: Sharon Wilson-Wilcox
course: DPA 113
level: All     Mixed Media Studio
dates: 5 Tuesdays, 12:30 - 3:00 pm, Jan. 17 - Feb. 14
cost: $130 members, $155 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.

experimental drawing
instructor: Adam Grossi
course: DPA 107
level: All     Marshall Annex
dates: 6 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 30 - Mar. 6
cost: $150 members, $175 non-members
Mark-making is an innate, human and joyful activity. Using a wide range of materials, free your creative intuition by letting go of judgement, expectations and limiting notions of “right” and “wrong.” Feel a new energy as we experiment and play. No experience necessary. Come ready to take risks and be surprised! Fee includes one session with a model. Supply list sent upon registration.

watercolor mornings
instructor: Donna Haas
course: DPA 110
level: All     Marshall Annex
dates: 8 Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Jan. 17 - Mar. 7
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
instructor: Donna Haas
course: DPA 111
level: All     Printmaking Studio
dates: 8 Tuesdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Jan. 17 - Mar. 7
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.

drawing workshop: heads and hands
instructor: Pat Barefoot
course: DPA 103
level: All     Marshall Annex
dates: 1 Sat. (1:00 - 4:00 pm) and 1 Sun. (10:00 am - 4:00 pm), Jan. 21 and Jan. 22
cost: $105 members, $130 non-members
Learn to draw the head and hands with the same gestural expression that you use when drawing the whole body. Develop your own proportion systems and techniques through instruction and observation. Experiment with a variety of drawing materials: ink, charcoal, graphite, conte crayon, and erasers. Bring a brown bag lunch on Sunday. Supply list sent upon registration.

colored pencil
instructor: Bob Nolin
course: DPA 123
level: All     Marshall Annex
dates: 6 Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm, Jan. 18 - Feb. 22
cost: $115 members, $140 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.

painting with patrick
instructor: Patrick Daugherty
course: DPA 115
level: Intermediate/Advanced     2D Studio
dates: 8 Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm (including one-half hour for lunch), Jan. 18 - Mar. 8
cost: $230 members, $255 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: Intermediate/Advanced     2D Studio
dates: 8 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm Jan. 23 - Mar. 13
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. Supply list sent upon registration.


Fiber & Decorative Arts

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.

beginning weaving
instructor: Nancy Bishop
course: FDC 100
level: All     Fiber Studio
dates: 8 Saturdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Jan. 21 - Mar. 11
cost: $175 members, $200 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.

quilting
instructor: Tina Brewer
course: FDC 104
level: All     Artist’s Apartment
dates: 6 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 19 - Feb. 23
cost: $125 members, $150 non-members
This course guides students through each step of producing a quilt, from yardage calculations and color selection to binding and displaying the finished product. Choose a traditional quilt pattern or design your own. Supplies discussed at the first class.

printing on fabric (new!)
instructor: Amy Robeson
course: PBA 103
level: All     Printmaking Studio
dates: 2 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm Jan. 19 and Jan. 26
cost: $75 members, $100 non-members
In a time when everyone is buying commercially made stamps, why not create your own block stamps based on your personal drawings, poems, and photographs? Create one-of-a-kind prints from a custom made rubber stamp. After creating a unique stamp, transfer your image onto a canvas bag or textile material of your choice.

paintings rendered in fabric (new!)
instructor: Sandy Kephart
course: FDC 103
level: All     Artist’s Apartment
dates: 4 Mondays, 7:00 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 23 - Feb. 13
cost: $75 members, $100 non-members
Designed for students with previous drawing or painting experience. Learn the use of fiber and textiles to render a “painterly” image. You’ll start by creating an original sketch. Then we’ll use collage techniques and fusible web as we interpret the medium of fabric as our palette. A supply list will be sent upon registration.

introduction to rug hooking (new!)
instructors: Fritz Mitnick + Susanne McNally
course: FDC 105
level: All     Lecture Studio
dates: 4 Wednedays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 18 - Feb. 8
cost: $90 members, $115 non-members Rug hooking is experiencing a new resurgence. Create a one-of-a-kind small hooked piece suitable for a chair pad, wall hanging, pillow or table topper. Choose from a variety of designs and 100% wool fabrics. Bring a sturdy 14” quilt hoop if you have one and small scissors. A basic hook, pattern on linen and wool fabric will be available for approximately $50 payable to the instructors.

rainbow dyeing workshop (new!)
instructor: Sharon Keech
course: FDC 101
level: All     2D Studio
dates: 1 Sat. (9:30 am - 12:30 pm),1 Sun. (12:00 - 4:00 pm), Jan. 21 & Jan. 22
cost: $60 members, $85 non-members
Custom dye yarns and add a designer touch to projects. Dye skeins of wool yarns with high quality acid dyes for beautiful, clear jewel colors with high lightfast qualities. Use direct application techniques to dye yarns in the skein with two or more colors. Learn how to paint with dyes on yarns that will make your work sing! Purchase materials ($20) directly from the instructor. A list of household items to bring will be mailed upon registration.

balms, butters and lotions (new!)
instrcutor: Adriane Pacella
course: FDC 102
level: All     Children’s Studio
dates: 1 Monday, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 23
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).

intermediate/advanced weaving
instructor: Sharon Keech
course: FDC 106
level: Intermediate/Advanced     Fiber Studio
dates: 8 Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Jan. 17 - Mar. 7
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

jewelry design
instructor: James Frape
course: JMG 101
level: All    Jewelry Studio
dates: 8 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 17 - Mar. 7
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, Jan. 18 - Mar. 8
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).

jewelrymaking basics (new!)
instructor: Pat Falbo
course: JMG 102
level: All     Jewelry Studio
dates: 8 Saturdays, 9:30 - 12:30 pm, Jan. 21 - Mar. 11
cost: $180 members, $205 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.

lost wax casting
instructor: Arlene Crissman
course: JMG 104
level: All     Jewelry Studio
dates: 8 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 23 - Mar. 13
cost: $210 members, $235 non-members
Explore this unique form of jewelry making. Build designs in wax to form a mold, then 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.

solder-free jewelrymaking
instructor: Adina DeRoy-Stouffer
course: JMG 106
level: All     Jewelry Studio
dates: 8 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 19 - Mar. 9
cost: $170 members, $195 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.

epoxy workshop (new!)
instructor: Holly Dobkin
course: JMG 105
level: All     Jewelry Studio
dates: 1 Saturday, 10:00 - 4:00 pm, Feb. 11
cost: $55 members, $80 non-members
Epoxy resin is a clear two part synthectic adhesive that cures to a clear shiny finish. Learn coloring techniques to make it almost jewel like, and layering techniques for a perfect collage medium. We’ll work with bezel forms and your found objects, small family photos, and more to create a truly personal piece. A supply list will be mailed upon registration.

creative beadware workshop (new!)
instructor: Carol Pollock
course: JMG 110
level: All     Artist’s Apartment
dates: 1 Saturday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Jan. 21
cost: $45 members, $70 non-members
Create your own unusual jewelry from colorful and unique materials. Bring beads or old necklaces or purchase beads in class and learn various stringing methods. Bring a bag lunch. A supply list will be sent upon registration, additional supplies may be purchased in class.

chainmail jewelry (new!)
instructor: James Hill
course: JMG 109
level: Al     Jewelry Studio
dates: 2 Saturdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Mar. 4 and Mar. 11
cost: $55 members, $80 non-members
Explore the art of chainmail jewelrymaking. Learn to make multiple chainmail weave patterns, as well as how to make your own rings,and the fundumental skills for making larger mail projects. Begining project will be a single weave bracelet. Materials purchased directly from the instructor ($5).

wire charm bracelet workshop
instructor: Adina DeRoy-Stouffer
course: JMG 103
level: All     Jewelry Studio
dates: 2 Saturdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Jan. 21 and Jan. 28
cost: $55 members, $80 non-members
Learn basic wire-working principles by making a fantastic wire and bead charm bracelet! Week one, learn to make wire links and jump rings, then in week two make wire charms, add beads, orphan earrings, and other objects to transform your charm bracelet. Materials may be purchased from the instructor (approx. $15).

jewelry design master class
instructor: James Frape
course: JMG 107
level: Intermediate/Advanced     Jewelry Studio
dates: 8 Tuesdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Jan. 17 - Mar. 7
cost: $180 members, $205 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

introduction to photography
instructor: Randy Collins
course: PHO 100
level: All     Lecture Studio
dates: 8 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 17 - Mar. 7
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, Jan. 23 - Mar. 13
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.

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, Jan. 21 - Feb. 25
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.

darkroom photography
instructor: Richard Hurst
course: PHO 104
level: All     Photography Studio
dates: 8 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Jan. 18 - Mar. 8
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.

developing the photographer’s eye
instructor: Tim Fabian
course: PHO 10
level: All     Lecture Studio
dates: 4 Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Jan. 17 - Feb. 7
cost: $90 members, $115 non-members
This class will introduce concepts of photographic seeing: composition, design and intuition. Make the transition from simply taking pictures to making photographs. Issues of line, form, texture, shape, edge, point of view, angle of view, light, shadow and gestalt will be explored. Primarily a lecture and discussion class with the opportunity to explore your personal style. Digital or film cameras are welcome. Film processing is the responsibility of the student.