Adult Classes and Workshops

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Adult Art Classes and Workshops

PCA serves adult students at every level, from the experienced artist to the novice. We offer workshops, short courses (2-5 sessions) and long courses (6-10 sessions). Our classes are divided into five levels:  Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Intermediate/Advanced and All.


Levels Information

Level: Beginner
These classes cover the basics of a medium or process and introduce students to a variety of approaches and techniques. When students finish they are able to make an informed decision about how to advance forward.

Level: Intermediate
For students who are comfortable with the basics, and feel ready to work more independently, expanding on their personal style.

Level: Advanced
For students who have a strong personal style and feel very comfortable with a medium. Most advanced students have several years of experience.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
These classes are appropriate for both intermediate and advanced students.

Level: All
Beginner, intermediate and advanced students are mixed together. Students receive individual instruction and participate in group lessons at their discretion. These classes provide a relaxed atmosphere in which students are able to learn at their own pace, and students learn from each other by exchanging ideas and techniques.

Drawing


WINTER 2013

Intro to Drawing
Jan 22-Mar 12, Tuesdays 6:30-9:00pm
Jan 25-Mar15, Fridays 1:00- 4:00pm
Level: Beginner
Learn to develop observational and technical skills through a variety of projects that focus on line, shape, value, texture and space as well as the basics of drawing tools, surfaces and papers. Students work primarily from still life, and one session will be with a model.   Sign Up (Tuesdays)   Sign Up (Fridays)

Intro to Figure Drawing
Feb 4-Mar 11, Wednesdays 6:30- 9:30pm
Level: Beginner
Learn the fundamentals of figure drawing as you work from a model. Students will learn the basics of proportions, approaches to capturing likeness, translating life to paper and other figure drawing skills. Previous drawing experience is recommended, but not required.  Sign Up

Calligraphy
Jan 22-Mar 12, Tuesdays 10:00am- 1:00pm
Level: All
Explore the personal and storied art of calligraphy in this course for all learning levels. Beginners work with a basic calligraphic hand, while intermediate and advanced students pursue their choice of styles. Individual guidance provided for each student.  Sign Up

Drawing Lab
Jan 22-Mar 12, Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm
Level: Intermediate
Students will expand their visual vocabulary and hone technical skills in this intermediate level drawing class. Taking a contemporary approach to the art of drawing, this class will focus on the artist’s ability to create meaning and convey a concept. Students will work with traditional drawing materials like graphite, colored pencils and ink as well as experiment with non-traditional drawing materials. Prior drawing experience recommended.  Sign Up

Intermediate Drawing
Jan 23-Mar 13, Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm
Level: Intermediate
Using a variety of drawing materials, students will develop keener observation skills, strengthen their ability to express themselves and be encouraged to further develop a personal style and aesthetic. We will draw from observation, working with a model as well as still life setups and concentrate on gaining a greater understanding of composition, value, form, space, line and perspective. Students will work on a variety of larger drawing papers and in a sketchbook. .  Sign Up

Painting


WINTER 2013

Intro to Painting
Jan 24-Mar14, Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm
Level: Beginner
In this course students are introduced to the basics of painting in oil and acrylic. A hands-on approach to painting materials and the fundamentals of color theory and color mixing are emphasized. Working from still life set-ups, interior spaces and forms in nature, students learn to see and use color to express three dimensions on a two dimensional surface.  Sign Up

Intro to Watercolors
Jan 24-Mar 14 Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm
Level: Beginner
Learn the basics of working with watercolors while exploring a sampling of different technique including washes, using salt and wax, painting wet and dry, saturation, layering, and more.  Sign Up

Oil & Acrylic Painting Studio
Jan 23-Mar 13, Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm
Level: All
Join this open studio style class for all learning levels. 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. Class includes one session with a model.  Sign Up

Watercolor Explorations
Jan 28-Mar 18, Mondays 6:30-9:30pm
Level: Intermediate
Students of all levels work side by side in this open studio style class. Explore color theory and composition while being encouraged to find your personal style. New lessons are presented each week including washing, scrubbing, resist and much more. Enjoy informal class critiques in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Prior experience with watercolors recommended.  Sign Up

Painting Studio
Jan 23-Mar 13, Wednesdays 10:30am-3:00pm
Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Intermediate painting class or equivalent experience. Working in oils or acrylics, this seminar class offers greater productivity through individual instruction. Students will be encouraged to develop an artistic vocabulary and a personal style, anything from abstraction to non-objective super-realism. Class includes two sessions with a model and 30 minutes each session allocated for lunch.  Sign Up

Watercolor Studio
Jan 24-Mar 14, Thursdays 9:30am-12:30pm
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
This advanced watercolor class will focus on improving technical skills, while developing a personal artistic style. Delving deeper into color theory and composition, students can explore both basic and alternative watercolor painting techniques. Class includes participation in discussion and critiques.  Sign Up

Subject/Object
Feb 24-Mar 10, Sundays, 1:00-4:00pm
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
From the celebration of treasures in old master paintings to the disposable junk in pop art icons, the depiction of inanimate objects has had a long and rich tradition in art history. Within this historic context, students will explore the still life genre, not only as a vehicle to understand and interpret composition, but as a contemporary means of personal expression. Students will be asked to create a still life painting using their own objects that have special symbolic meaning and express a personal experience. Students may work in oil or acrylic. .  Sign Up

Mixed Media


WINTER 2013

Bookmaking
Jan 24-Feb 7, Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm
Level: All
The blank book is a vessel for your creative exploration; it gathers more significance if you create it by hand. In this three-session workshop, you will make your own blank book - and begin to fill it! Students will learn bookbinding techniques and have the opportunity to shape their project to their own interests and aesthetics. This class will also include writing and drawing prompts. Students will emerge from the class with one completed handmade book.  Sign Up

Casting (PCA/PGC Workshop)
Mar 7 & 14, Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm
Level: All
In this two-part class, learn how to scuplt an object out of clay and then turn that clay object into glass. At the PCA you will make two objects, one to fire and keep, and one to take to PGC. At PGC, you will invest your clay shape in mold material and then fill it with glass. Over night in the kiln, the glass will melt into your mold and in a few days you will have a glass object to match your ceramic one! Call 412-365-2145 to register

Collage
Jan 23-Feb 27, 10:00am-4:00pm
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
In this playful and experimental class, students will combine drawing, painting, paper cut-outs and photographs. Students will focus on composing images and creating meaning as they layer and juxtapose varied imagery. Students will also learn about the history of collage and review work by masters of collage such as Kurt Schwitters, Richard Hamilton, and Henri Matisse..  Sign Up

Ceramics


WINTER 2013

Intro to Ceramics
Jan 23-Mar 13, Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm
Jan 24-Mar 14, Thursdays 10:00am-1:00pm
Level: Beginner
The basics of wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques are introduced in this class. You’ll create functional and decorative ceramic pieces, while learning about pottery tools, equipment, surface finishes and glazes. Tuition include 25 lbs of clay, glazes, and bisque and gas firing.  Sign Up (Wednesday)   Sign Up (Thursday)

Ceramics Studio
Jan 17-Mar 21, Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm
Level: All
Join this open studio style class for all learning levels. Students will develop skills in wheelthrowing and handbuilding using stoneware clay. Surface design and glazing will also be covered. Beginning and returning students work side-by-side in an open environment. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and bisque and gas firing.  Sign Up

Portraits in Clay
Jan 23-Mar 13, 6:30-9:30pm
Level: All
Working from a live model, students will create portraits in clay, also known as busts. Students will receive instruction in facial proportions and skeletal structure, and learn to use carving and shaping tools. Students will be encouraged to be experimental and add imaginative embellishments to figures, if desired. Tuition includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes, and bisque and gas firing.  Sign Up

Raku: For the Love of It!
Saturday Feb 9, 6:30-9:30pm
Level: All
Heat up your winter with the glow of PCAs state-of-the-art raku kiln! Join us in the outdoor pavilion for a participatory introduction to raku firing, a low-fire process where heat and smoke are utilized to create unique, “fractured” glaze patterns and other irregularities. You may use our provided sample pots or bring 4-6 bisqued pieces of your own. Refreshments will be provided.  Sign Up

Intermediate Ceramics
Jan 22-Mar 12, Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm
Level: Intermediate
In this class students will build on previously learned techniques, with an emphasis on the technical aspects of the ceramics process. Mix glazes and explore firing techniques through hands-on activities, including loading a variety of kilns. These advanced techniques will allow for increased individual expression through the art of ceramics. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and bisque and gas firing.  Sign Up

Advanced Raku Workshop
Saturday Mar 2, 10:00am-4:00pm
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
This workshop will explore alternative firing, horse hair raku, and various masking techniques. Participants should have some glazing experience and should bring 4-6 bisqued pots.  Sign Up

Glazing Techniques Workshop
Sunday Mar 10, 1:00-4:00pm
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
In this interactive workshop, learn about a variety of glazing techniques including dipping, pouring, and spraying. Students will explore PCA’s vast inventory of glazes, discuss color and luster combinations, and finally glaze a piece themselves. Each student should bring 1-2 medium-sized bisqued pieces.  Sign Up

Jewelry


WINTER 2013

Intro to Metal Jewelry
Jan 24-Mar 14, Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm
Level: Beginner
Students will learn basic metalsmithing skills while having fun creating unique pieces of jewelry. Each week students will complete a piece that focuses on a new technique. Lessons include sawing, filing, soldering, forging, texturing, forming and stone setting. Projects will include bracelets, earrings, pendants, rings and chain making with an emphasis on individual design. Materials will be discussed in the first class. They can be purchased that night or ordered. Metal costs are based on fluctuating stock prices that can run $25 and up.  Sign Up

Lost Wax Casting
JAn 28-Mar 18, Mondays 6:30-9:30pm
Level: All
Explore this unique form of jewelry making, in which designs are built in wax to form a mold. Students then use the mold to cast metals by heating to very high temperatures. The final product is a finished piece of jewelry. Tuition includes waxes and casting materials only. Metals may be purchased separately from the instructor.  Sign Up

Special Textures with Precious Metal Clay
Feb 19-Mar 19, Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm
Level: All
Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is sculpted like clay, but fires to pure silver with a kiln or torch. In addition to learning the basics of PMC, students in this class will learn to create vibrant surface imagery and textures using unique, handmade texture plates. Students will bring in their own photos, doodles, Zentangles, computer graphics, or handwritten messages which they will turn into a texture plate and stamp into the metal clay. Each pieces of unique jewelry will be fired to pure silver, polished, and finished with a patina if desired. Beginners will learn all they need to know to make simple but lovely earrings, charms, and pendants. Experienced students will be shown more advanced hollow forms, such as box beads or whistles. Materials fee is $70 not included in the tuition, payable to the instructor.   Sign Up

Wire Jewelry
Jan 23-Feb 27, Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm
Level: All
Have fun while creating fabulous jewelry in this amazing medium. You will learn how to form, hammer, solder, forge, and wrap your way to unlimited jewelry possibilities. We will make rings, hammered wire earrings, bracelets, a wire-wrapped stone pendant, and learn to make our own wire findings for any jewelry project. Material ordering will be discussed in the first class. Materials Costs vary depending on fluctuating stock prices and student’s design; approx. $25 - $65.
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Enamel Belt Buckles
Mar 6-Mar 20, Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm
Level: All
Learn fundamental techniques in metalsmithing and enameling while creating a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art - a belt buckle. This project will span three sessions and include drilling, sawing, sanding, polishing, soldering, and dry-sifted enameling. No experience necessary but please provide your own snap-front belt; all other materials provided.  Sign Up

Metal Jewelry Workshop
Friday Mar 1, 7:00-9:00pm
Level: All
Create stunning pieces in copper or brass using wire and sheet metal. Use PCA’s rolling mill and a variety of stamps to create texture and layer shapes with rivets. Each student will leave with a finished pair of earrings or a pendent.  Sign Up

Enamel Charm Bracelets
Saturday Feb 9, 7:00-9:00pm
Level: All
Join jewelry designer Lindsay Huff and create an original charm bracelet. Using the process of enameling, which involves melting layers of pigmented glass dust, students will create three small shapes which will be strung together to create a fashionable charm bracelet.  Sign Up

Metal Lined Glass Beads (PCA/PGC Workshop)
March 3 &10, 3:00-5:00pm
Level: All
In the introductory session, learn the secrets of how beads are made at the torch in the flame shop at PGC. You will have a chance to make several glass beads. In the second session, take your glass beads to PCA and learn how to insert metal tubes or grommets, and string your individual beads into a finished piece of jewlery. Call 412-365-2145 to register.

Metalsmithing Studio
Jan 26-Mar 16, on Saturdays
Morning Session 9:30am-12:30pm
Afternoon Session 1:00-4:00pm
Level: All
Learn metalsmithing and stonesetting skills while creating individual projects. This class focuses on jewelry and small object design (such as spoons, decorative home wares, etc) and construction. Lessons include sawing, filing, forming, joining and finishing metal. In the first class we will discuss materials and how to order your metals. Students may choose to work in copper, bronze or silver. Metal costs based on fluctuating stock prices and may run $25 and up.  Sign Up (Morning Section)   Sign Up (Afternoon Section)

Jewelry Design
Jan 22-Mar 12, Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm
Level: Advanced
In this advanced course 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. Registration by instructor interview only.  Sign Up

Jewelry Design Master Class
Jan 22-Mar 12, Tuesdays 1:00-4:00pm
Level: Advanced
Prerequisite: Advanced jewelry experience. Emphasis in this class is placed on exceptional design of metal jewelry. Designs are drawn, discussed and executed in the metal of your choice. Personal instruction given to each student. Use of stones and woods may be incorporated into pieces. Materials purchased in class. Registration by instructor interview only.  Sign Up

Creative Writing


WINTER 2013

Memoir & Personal Essay
Jan 28-Mar 18, Mondays 6:30-9:00pm
Level: All
This class focuses on two of the most popular and prolific subgenres of creative nonfiction. We’ll talk about what it means to write from the “I,” covering pertinent issues such as voice (you’ll develop yours!), truth and memory, and connecting personal stories to larger cultural contexts. In addition, we will discuss the craft techniques of creative nonfiction. We will explore these topics through readings and hands-on practice in this eight session class. Students will emerge from the class with a body of work, an expanded reading consciousness, a writer’s journal, and an opportunity to participate in a public reading.  Sign Up

Write Now: The Other Side of Someday
Jan 22-Feb 12, Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm
Level: All
This workshop is open to professional and amateur writers who need help staying focused, finding inspiration, and most importantly making the time to write. Together we’ll explore a variety of techniques proven to encourage creativity and productivity. Class will also include time for writing, discussion, and readings for those who are willing.  Sign Up

Short Story Writing
Jan 24-Feb 28, Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm
Level: Intermediate
This course is for more experienced writers who would like feedback on existing work. Participants will bring short stories to class for workshop critique. Based on needs and interests, the class will also include shorter writing exercises, honing elements of fiction writing such as character, setting, conflict, dialogue, description, scene, etc. Students should have a story draft ready before the course begins.  Sign Up

Fiber Arts


WINTER 2013

Fabric Dyeing Techniques
Jan 22-Feb 5, Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm
Level: Beginner
This class will cover the basics of fabric dyeing. We will dye silk and cotton using high and low water dyeing, as well as various resist techniques. Students will complete samples of all techniques and have the opportunity to complete a one-yard project.  Sign Up

Shibori
Feb 19-Mar 5, Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm
Level: Beginner
Shibori is a Japanese term for several types of fabric dyeing. This class will focus on arashi, or polewrapped shibori and sculptural shibori. Sculptural shibori allows you to create three dimensional forms with silk by binding the silk and then boiling it in water. Students will complete samples that explore these different techniques.  Sign Up

Knitting for Beginners Workshop
Saturday Feb 2, 10:00am-4:00pm
Level: Beginner
Learn the basics of knitting in this one-day workshop. Students will first collaborate to create a large panel for use in a public art installation (see page 16 for details), before moving on to knitting their own panel. All students have the option to put their new found knitting skills to use by attending PCA’s knit-in, free of charge.   Sign Up

Weaving Studio
Jan 22-Mar 12, Tuesdays 10:30am-1:30pm
Level: All
In this class beginning and returning students will work side by side in an open environment. Beginners learn to warp, dress the loom sample, various patterns, read drafts and understand color interactions. Advanced students may work independently with instruction in the area of their choice. All materials are provided.
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Printmaking


WINTER 2013

Relief Printing Basics
Jan 28-Feb 18,Mondays 6:30-9:30pm
Level: Beginner
Relief printmaking is a traditional form of printmaking in which an image is carved out of the printmaking block before inking. By use of shape, line, texture, and positive/negative space, students create a series of prints in both single- and multi-color. Students will come to understand the reductive nature of relief printing and how to create multi-layered images. Students may bring in a sketched design or high-contrast photo for inspiration.  Sign Up

Intro to Etching Techniques
Jan 23-Mar 13, Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm
Level: Beginner
Learn both traditional and contemporary etching techniques in this introductory class. Learn to apply intaglio techniques to images you can hand-color, collage, and reproduce. Previous drawing experience recommended. Tuition includes inks, acids, and one 8x10 inch zinc plate; additional plates and paper may be purchased in class.  Sign Up

Woodcuts
Jan 24 & 31, Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm
Level: Beginner
Join Lawrenceville’s Tugboat Printshop (Paul Roden & Valerie Lueth) and learn the basics of traditional woodcut printing. This course will show you the fundamental techniques used to create a one-color print. You’ll start by drawing directly onto a 5”x7” wood block. Once the drawing is complete, students will learn how to carve into the drawing, ink the block, and finally print. There will be a strong empahsis on drawing and learning about contour, negative/positive space, and composition. Previous drawing experience recommended.  Sign Up

Photo Transfer Etching
Mar 4-25, Mondays 6:30-9:30pm
Level: All
Students will learn how to prep and etch photo images on a zinc plate, including additional etching techniques such as aquatint and open bite. Bring several laser prints or photo copies of your favorite photo sized to fit a 5 x 7 or 8 x 10 inch plate. Please note: ink jet prints will not work. Paper and plates may be purchased in class.  Sign Up

Screenprinting with Stencils
Friday Feb 1, 7:00-9:00pm
Level: All
Join us in this hands-on workshop to learn the ultra-DIY art of screenprinting! We’ll use frisket and mask-eeze to cut out images and create unique stencils for printing. Students may bring in an article of clothing to print on or use items provided..  Sign Up

Monotypes Workshop
Friday Mar 1, 7:00-9:00pm
Level: All
Combine painting and printmaking techniques to produce one-of-a-kind prints. Students will draw and paint on plexi-glass and learn to transfer their image to paper by using PCA’s presses. No painting, drawing, or printmaking experience required.  Sign Up

Aquatinting Techniques
Feb 21- Mar 14, Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm
Level: Intermediate
Explore various zinc plate etching and printing techniques, including a variety of methods for creating light and dark tones. Recommended for students who have taken at least one etching class previously. Paper and plates may be purchased in class.  Sign Up

Paper Lithography
Jan 26 & Feb 2, Saturdays 10:00am-4:00pm
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Paper lithography is the process of inking a photocopy with oil-based inks and using the photocopy in place of the stone or metal used in traditional lithography. This method works well for line drawings and high contrast black and white photographs and can be used as a single image or layered imagery. In this two-day workshop you will learn to identify which images work best for paper lithography, how to modify ink to the correct consistency, and how to produce consistent results. You will be given time to create finished prints or add imagery to existing prints.  Sign Up

Media Arts


WINTER 2013

Intro to Digital SLR Photography
Jan 21-Mar 11, Mondays 6:30-9:30pm
Jan 22-Mar 12, Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm
Jan 23-Mar 13 , Wednesdays 10:00am-1:00pm
Level: Beginner
The rising popularity of digital SLR cameras (single lens reflex) has created a revolution in photography. This class will introduce students to the digital SLR world. Using Adobe Photoshop software and working with RAW images on Apple computers, students will learn the unique tools/features of these advanced cameras and be able to create photographs ready for framing. Bring your camera to class.  
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Beginning Photoshop for Photographers
Jan 23-Mar 13, Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm
Level: Beginner
Adobe Photoshop software is a creative tool which offers limitless possibilities for image manipulation. This introductory class is specifically designed for photographers interested in applying the power of Photoshop to make better images. You’ll learn the Photoshop workspace through familiarization of the most commonly used features including toolbox, palettes, sizing options, layers, and preparing images for print.  Sign Up

DIY Programming
Jan 25-Mar 15, Fridays 6:30-9:30pm
Level: Beginner
Join software developer Seth Kenlon as he introduces you to basic programming concepts in a fun and informal setting. Learn practical, purposeful programming skills, such as Python programming language and BASH shell, that will allow you to create your very own text editor, address book, music player, and movie player.  Sign Up

Analogue Synthesizer Workshop
Jan 29-Mar 5, Tuesdays 6:00-9:00pm
Beginner
This class offers an introduction to the equipment and principles that lie at the mysterious roots of Electronic Music. Using the classic Arp Odyssey and a complelemt of auxiliary equipment, students will gain a hands-on understanding of the voltage-controlled synthesizer and basic studio technique, including filters, oscillators, modulators, and “effects.” Emphasis will be placed on basic principles, rather than on specific equipment, and on encouraging self-sufficiency and resourcefulness.  Sign Up

Pittsburgh Glass Center Workshops


WINTER 2013

Casting
Thursday Mar 7, 7:00-9:00pm at the PCA & Thursday Mar 14, 7:00-9:00pm at PGC
Level: All
In this two-part class, learn how to sculpt an object out of clay and then turn that clay object into glass. At the PCA you will mold and shape clay into a small tile-like object. You will make two, one to fire and keep and one to take to PGC. At PGC you will invest your clay shape in mold material and then fill it with glass. Overnight in the kiln the glass will melt into your mold and in a few days you will have a glass object to match your ceramic one! Two days. Call 412-365-2145 to register

Metal Lined Glass Beads
Sunday March 3, 3:00-5:00pm at PGC & Sunday March 10, 3:00-5:00pm at PCA
Level: All
In the introductory session, learn the secrets of how beads are made at the torch in the flame shop at PGC. You will have a chance to make several glass beads. In the second session, take your glass beads to PCA and learn how to insert metal tubes or grommets, and string your individual beads into a finished piece of jewlery. Call 412-365-2145 to register.

PCA SCHOOL FAQ

  1. Where are you located?

    The school building is located at 1047 Shady Ave., right off of 5th Avenue. If you are familiar with our gallery building (the big yellow one on the corner of 5th and Shady), we are right behind that building. The school building is a Tudor style mansion with orange trim.

     
  2. What's your parking situation?

    We have a metered lot around our building that is monitored by the city of Pittsburgh.

     
  3. Can I transfer to another class?

    Yes, but there is a $15 fee applied to all transfers. No transfers will be accepted once the second class begins. Transfers may only be made within the same term. A transfer may be made by calling the Registration Office.

     
  4. Can I register for a class that's already started?

    Students may register late for any class in which space is available. However, fees will not be prorated.

     
  5. How do your waiting lists work?

    Waiting lists are maintained for full classes. Students must request that their names be placed on a waiting list and will be contacted if space becomes available.

     
  6. What is your refund policy?

    Students may cancel a class before the second class begins by calling the Registration Office. You will be charged a $25 cancellation fee. If the first class has met, you will be charged a fee for that class – in addition to the cancellation fee – and under no circumstances will tuition be transferred to another term. Membership fees are non-refundable. No cash refunds are available. We are not responsible for missed classes. Tuition for drop-in sessions and family workshops are non-refundable.

     
  7. What happens when a class is cancelled?

    Occasionally, classes are cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. In such cases, the Registration Office will notify you approximately 72 hours before the class begins and the full class fee will be refunded, either by check or credit card, depending on your form of registration.

     
  8. May students use the studios outside of class time?

    Ceramics and clay students may use the studio on Tuesday nights from 6-9pm for the duration of the class. If your class is scheduled on Tuesday nights, you may use the studio on Thursday nights, 6-9 pm. There is no open studio time for students in other disciplines.