Fall Classes

Ceramics & Sculpture

Intro to Ceramics

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Jon Grengs
Tuesdays, Sept 30 - Nov 18
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$260 members, $285 non-members

Utilize our professional ceramics studio and equipment to create functional and sculptural ceramic artworks focusing on wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques. Experiment with surface design and textures and use cone 6 glazes to create enduring stoneware pieces. Tuition includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firings. Students should purchase a clay tool kit, which is available on-site.

Ceramics II

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Kyle Houser
Wednesdays, Oct 1 - Nov 19
Level: 
Intermediate / Advanced
Price: 
$260 members, $285 non-members

Expand upon your previous ceramics experience and gain new skills by working on individual projects on the wheel and through handbuilding, Utilize personalized attention with the instructor and experiment with glaze combinations and surface design, leaving with dynamic pieces to add to your ceramics portfolio. Tuition includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firings. Students should purchase a clay tool kit, which is available on-site.

Creature Design & Mask Making

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Adam King
Wednesdays, Oct 1 - Nov 19
Level: 
All
Price: 
$255 members, $280 non-members

Learn how to develop movie-worthy artwork in this introduction to creature design and mask making. Take a character from concept to completion as you transition from anatomical sketches to maquette building. Use professional WED clay to sculpt your creature’s face and an ultracal 30 one-part mold to cast in liquid latex. Using airbrushes and inks, complete your realistic half-mask representing your devised creature. All materials included.

Ceramics Studio

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Valda Cox
Thursdays, Oct 2 - Dec 11; skip Nov 27
Level: 
All
Price: 
$305 members, $330 non-members

Develop your ceramics skills in this course where beginning and returning students work side-by-side in an open environment.  Delve into wheelthrowing and handbuilding using stoneware and experiment with surface design and glazing. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firings. Students should purchase a clay tool kit, which is available on-site.

Sculpting Animal Forms

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Cynthia Young
Thursdays, Oct 2 - Nov 20
Level: 
All
Price: 
$260 members, $285 non-members

Utilize a plethora of handbuilding techniques and explore how to successfully join additions and strengthen seams; all the while sculpting a unique figurative animal sculpture. Learn basic animal anatomy and receive personalized instruction to create a brand new design or a work inspired by a real life creature. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firings. Students should purchase a clay tool kit, which is available on-site

Intro to Ceramics

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Kyle Houser
Fridays, Oct 3 - Nov 21
Price: 
$260 members, $285 non-members

Utilize our professional ceramics studio and equipment to create functional and sculptural ceramic artworks focusing on wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques. Experiment with surface design and textures and use cone 6 glazes to create enduring stoneware pieces. Tuition includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firings. Students should purchase a clay tool kit, which is available on-site.

Wheelthrowing Crash Course

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Karen McKee
Saturdays, Oct 18 - Nov 8
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$130 members, $155 non-members

If you have little to no previous ceramics experience but would like to gain basic knowledge and skills on the wheel, this course would be perfect for you. Learn how to create vessels on our professional electric potters wheel and use cone 6 glazes to create a couple of finished pieces. Tuition includes up to 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firings and basic clay tools.

Soda Firing

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Jon Grengs
Saturdays, Nov 1 - Nov 22
Level: 
Intermediate
Price: 
$140 members, $165 non-members

Experience this slow reduction firing process that you can get few other places in the city. Come prepared to class with up to three bisqued works and experiment with glazing techniques unique to soda firing. Help load the bricked kiln, observe key aspects of the firing process and leave the workshop with truly transformed pieces. Works may need to meet a size requirement. Come prepared to class with up to three bisqued works. All other materials included.

Surface Design

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kyle Houser
Fridays, Nov 7 - Nov 21
Level: 
All
Price: 
$95 members, $110 non-members

Explore a sampling of decorative finishes for your ceramic pieces. Experiment with different types and colors of glazes, texturing methods and decals and learn about various techniques that can be applied to work at various stages of the firing process. Students may come prepared with work that has been started in other classes to complete using methods covered in the workshop. Ceramics classes may take advantage of Open Studio Hours in the Ceramics Studio on Mondays, 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM, which are only available for the duration of the class.

From Tumblers to Mugs Workshop

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM & 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Karen McKee
Saturdays, Dec 6 & 13
Level: 
All
Price: 
$60 members, $75 non-members

Beginners can learn a new skill and those with some clay experience can play around with new ceramics techniques in this two part, project-based workshop. On day one, construct functional vessels and utilize surface design methods like stamping. Next week come back to experiment with glazes and end up with a perfect handmade gift for the holidays. All materials included.

Creative Writing

Write Now: The Other Side of Someday

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Kathryn Pepper
Tuesdays, Sept 23 - Oct 14
Level: 
All
Price: 
$110 members, $135 non-members

Suitable for beginners to professional writers who need help with making time to write, overcoming obstacles, and finding inspiration. Learn how compassionate self-discipline is the key to establishing a long-term writing practice and complete exercises that enrich your writing. Come prepared with a pen and notebook.

Telling Stories: Fiction Writing I

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Clare Beams
Thursdays, Oct 2 - Nov 20
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$210 members, $235 non-members

Join this introductory course if you do not have an on-going project or prior writing workshop experience and we’ll focus on short story form to explore fiction writing. First, we’ll use in-class writing exercises to generate new material and explore specific elements of craft like dialogue, point of view and story arc. In later weeks, while we’ll continue to use in-class exercises and readings as springboards, we will focus on reading and critiquing students' work in a supportive workshop setting.  Come prepared with a pen and notebook.

Telling Stories: Fiction Writing II

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Adam Reger
Mondays, Sept 29 - Nov 17
Level: 
Intermediate / Advanced
Price: 
$210 members, $235 non-members

As a student with previous writing experience, you will utilize a workshop model to gain individual feedback on your short stories or excerpts from longer works. Paired with craft-focused readings and in-class writing exercises, the course will seek to advance your understanding of, and practice in, fiction writing. You will be expected to have work ready to share at least one to two times per term so that each student will have an opportunity to share work and to provide constructive feedback. Come prepared with a pen and notebook.

Visual Storytelling: Text and Image

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lindsey Scherloum
Wednesdays, Sept 24 - Nov 12
Level: 
All
Price: 
$215 members, $240 members

Explore the cross-section of image and text and the use of these two forms together to evoke meaning that each could not create alone. By looking at contemporary artists like Duane Michal, we will examine visual and textual language used to document and communicate complex stories. We will touch on techniques of visual composition and creative writing, but will focus on conceptual approaches, broader cultural context, and the representation of the content being communicated.

Prose Poetry

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sarah Leavens
Wednesdays, Oct 1 - Nov 19
Level: 
All
Price: 
$210 members, $235 non-members

Utilize readings and lots of in class hands-on practice to explore the intricacies of prose poetry, a short form of writing that encompasses multiple literary genres. We will take bodies of words (our own and others) to examine the larger question – what is good writing? – and practice putting them together again. Learn about elements of poetry and short prose poem form and emerge from the class with a body of work, an expanded reading consciousness and a writer’s journal.  Come prepared with a pen and notebook.

Drawing

Intro to Drawing

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Paula Garrick Klein
Mondays, Sept 29 - Nov 24, No Class Oct 13
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$220 member / $245 non-member

Drawing is a fundamental skill and the foundation for all other studio disciplines. In this introductory class, learn to develop your power of observation and mark making skills through a series of lessons that focus on gesture, line, shape, value and spatial relationships.  Weekly lessons will emphasize how to translate focused observations into visual expression using a variety of drawing materials and approaches.  You’ll work primarily from still life and one session will focus on the figure using a clothed model. Tuition includes one session with a model.

Intro to Drawing

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sharon Wilson Wilcox
Tuesdays, Sept 23 - Nov 25
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$265 member / $290 non - member

Drawing is a fundamental skill and the foundation for all other studio disciplines. In this introductory class, learn to develop your power of observation and mark making skills through a series of lessons that focus on gesture, line, shape, value and spatial relationships.  Weekly lessons will emphasize how to translate focused observations into visual expression using a variety of drawing materials and approaches.  You’ll work primarily from still life and one session will focus on the figure using a clothed model. Tuition includes one session with a model.

Drawing II

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Bernie Wilke
Tuesdays, Sept 30 - Nov 18
Level: 
Intermediate
Price: 
$240 member / $265 non-member

Using a variety of drawing materials, develop keener observation skills, strengthen your ability to express yourself and be encouraged to further develop a personal style and aesthetic. Draw from observation, work from a model as well as still life setups and concentrate on gaining a greater understanding of composition, value, form, space, line and perspective. Work on a variety of larger drawing papers and in a sketchbook. Designed for students who have some experience in the medium and who would benefit from individualized instruction. Tuition includes three model sessions.

Calligraphy

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Myrna Rosen
Tuesdays, Sept 30 - Nov 18
Level: 
All
Price: 
$210 members / $235 non-members

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. Supply list provided.

Observing the Figure

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Ashley Andrykovitch
Thursdays, Oct 2 - Nov 20
Level: 
All
Price: 
$290 member / $315 non-member

Recreate the human figure in two-dimensional works, utilizing drawing or painting materials of your choice. Engage in timed gesture drawing exercises while observing both clothed and nude models and work on longer compositions, experimenting with materials and focusing on building interest with layering, contrast and dynamic mark making. Spend two sessions at the Carnegie Museum of Art, drawing in the galleries while observing figurative works in their collection. Tuition includes model and museum admission fee. Supply list provided.

Open Model Sessions

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday, Dec 4 (clothed model)
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday, December 11 (nude model)
Level: 
All
Price: 
$10 for clothed model and $12 for nude model

Join us at the PCA School for informal figure drawing with a clothed and nude model. Use the open drawing time as an extension to one of your drawing or painting courses or as an opportunity to hone your power of observation to further your personal work. Artists must provide all materials except for easels and side tables.

Fiber Arts

Tapestry

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Connie Merriman
Mondays, Sept 29 - Nov 17
Level: 
All
Price: 
$215 member / $240 non - member

Use basic techniques of tapestry weaving to create a textile to be used as a wall hanging, rug, or decorative textile for pillows or handbags. Construct your own small loom, dress it with a warp and create a sampler to explore the techniques of slit, single and double interlocking and surface. Experiment with tapestry design, learn to make fiber choices and finishing techniques that will expand your weaving skills. All materials included.

Basketmaking

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Lindsey Sherloum
Mondays, Sept 29 - Nov 24, No Class Oct 13
Level: 
All
Price: 
$165 members / $190 non - members

Learn the process of basketmaking, from plant to product. Be inspired by contemporary artists, traditional basket weavers and histories and discover how to use basketmaking techniques to create sculptural forms, functional objects and to transform public space. Experiment with many techniques and learn about harvesting, processing, weaving and finishing baskets, cumulating in two finished pieces. Emerge from the class with a strong foundation in sculptural weaving and an expanded awareness of the techniques at work around us.  Supply list provided.

Weaving

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Debra Meteney
Tuesdays, Sept 30 - Nov 18
Level: 
All
Price: 
$215 member / $240 non - member

Work in an open environment, side by side with both beginning and returning students. 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 included.

Sewing Fundamentals

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Lauren Sims
Wednesdays, Oct 1 - Nov 19
Level: 
All
Price: 
$215 member / $240 non - member

Learn basic sewing techniques and be guided through fun and functional projects, including wearable pieces and items for the home. Stitch a variety of seams, gain familiarity with pattern reading and sew zippers into clothing. Work primarily on electric sewing machines and also learn basic hand sewing for finishing work. Supply list provided.

Layered Shibori Workshop

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Amber Coppings
Tuesdays, Oct 7 - 21
Level: 
All
Price: 
$95 member / $110 non - member

Create colorful fabrics using thoughtful color exploration and shibori surface design alongside beginners and students with fabric dyeing experience. Learn how to plan the sequence of your dyebaths and techniques in order to not “muddy” colors. Leave class with cotton fabric yardage ready to be used in a quilt, or other project as well as a finished infinity scarf.  Some supplies included, supply list provided.

Hatmaking Workshop

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Lauren Sims
Mondays, Oct 20 - Nov 3
Price: 
$90 member / $105 non-member

Design and create a small hat that perches on the side or front of the head, or fascinator, while learning about the many different materials involved in the craft of millinery. Discuss and practice hatmaking techniques and adapt them to bring your own designs to fruition. Strong hands are helpful for hand­sewing through stiff material and bending wire. Supply list provided.

Handmade Card Workshop

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Katy Dement
Wednesdays, Dec 3 & Dec 10
Level: 
All
Price: 
$35 member / $50 non - member

Create truly personalized greeting cards in this two-part workshop. First, make elegant papers from scratch by combining pulps and found materials like dried flowers.  The following week, use printmaking methods or embossing and complete your handmade gifts with folded origami envelopes just in time for the holidays. Bring along images or items that you might like to be included in your artworks, all other materials included.

Gift Wrapping Sampler

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, Nov 29
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Saturday, Dec 6
Level: 
All
Price: 
$5 members / $5 non - members

Take your gift wrapping skills to the next level this holiday season with our brand new workshop. Spend the afternoon browsing our PCA Holiday Shop and learning modern gift wrapping techniques from experienced artists. You are sure to come away from this hands on, multi-stationed workshop with a stunningly wrapped gift, ready to give ! You can register in advance online or over the phone, or simply drop in.  

Adults and children are invited to participate. Price is $5 per person. There will be multiple workshops, taking place in both the Marshall and School Buildings.

Sock Knitting Workshop

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Jenny Tabrum
Mondays, Nov 24 - Dec 8
Level: 
All
Price: 
$50 member / $65 non - member

Work on double point needles in this introductory crash course in knitting. Start on infant booties then learn the techniques that are necessary to create an adult sized pair of socks like increasing and decreasing stitches and turning a heel. All materials provided.

Jewelry & Metals

Lost Wax Casting

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Arlene Crissman
Mondays, Sept 22 - Nov 24
Level: 
All
Price: 
$290 member / $315 non - member

Explore this unique form of jewelry making, in which designs are built in wax to form a mold. Upon completing your mold, cast metals by heating to very high temperatures to create finished pieces of jewelry. Tuition includes waxes and casting materials only. Metals may be purchased separately from the instructor.

Beaded Jewelry

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Adina DeRoy-Stouffer
Tuesdays, Sept 23 - Oct 28
Level: 
All
Price: 
$125 member / $150 non - member

Each week, focus on a different beading technique and by the end; leave class with a range of finished pieces. Projects will range from simple crimping, to knotting, peyote stitch, mutli-stranding, rosary beading, working with all types of findings and bead-wear design. Whether you’re trying it for the first time or are a seasoned beader, you’ll learn something new. 

Jewelry Design Master

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
James Frape
Tuesdays, Sept 30 - Nov 18
Level: 
Advanced
Price: 
$210 members / $235 non-members

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, incorporating stones and wood as desired. Personal instruction is given to each student.

 Registration not available online; please call for more information.

Metalsmithing

9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Pat Falbo
Saturday, Sept 27 - Nov 22, No Class Oct 4
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Pat Falbo
Saturday, Sept 27 - Nov 22, No Class Oct 4
Price: 
$210 members / $235 non-members

Learn metalsmithing and stonesetting skills while creating individual projects. Focus on designing and constructing jewelry and small obects such as spoons and decorative homewars. 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. 

Findings Workshop

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Pat Falbo
Tuesdays, Sept 30
Level: 
All
Price: 
$40 member / $55 non - member

If you have some basic experience in Metalsmithing and craft your own jewelry, take the opportunity to fabricate your own clasps, bails, ear wires, jump rings, and jump rings to eliminate the high cost of purchasing findings. 

Intro to Jewelrymaking

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lindsay Huff
Wednesdays, Oct 1 - Nov 19
Level: 
All
Price: 
$230 member / $255 non - member

Learn the fundamentals of metalsmithing and enameling in this project-based course. Acquire a wide range of skills by learning basic forming and construction techniques using stakes and hammers, sawing, riveting, bezel and tab setting, annealing and soldering.  Add textures by embossing, and add color and finishes with the use of enamels, patinas and polishing techniques. Experiment with all the covered techniques and materials as you create bracelets, rings, pendants, earrings, and brooches. 

Enameling

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Lindsay Huff
Wednesdays, Oct 1 - Nov 19
Level: 
All
Price: 
$220 member / $245 non - member

Learn various enameling techniques that can be used to create pieces for pendants, earrings, brooches and other jewelry forms. We’ll cover metal preparation, basic enameling application such as sifting and wet inlay and the use of opaque and translucent enamels. Experimentation will be emphasized with techniques like raku enameling which can create unexpected metallic lusters. 

Intro to Metal Jewelry

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Adina DeRoy-Stouffer
Thursdays, Oct 2 - Nov 20
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$210 members / $235 non-members

Learn basic metalsmithing skills while creating unique pieces of jewelry. Each week 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. 

Copper Plated Leaves

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Lindsay Huff
Tuesdays, Oct 7 - Oct 14
Level: 
All
Price: 
$55 member / $70 non - member

Capture the beauty of the season by creating copper leaf earrings, pendants or brooches in a variety of shapes and textures. Learn how to use a process called electroforming, which will transform collected leaves into metals through an almost magical synthesis.

Copper Plated Snowflakes

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Lindsay Huff
Tuesdays, Dec 2 - Dec 16, No Class December 9
Level: 
All
Price: 
$55 member / $70 non - member

Create whimsical winter themed jewelry in this holiday workshop. Cut a variety of paper snowflakes and transform the paper pieces into copper pendants, earrings or sculptures through electroforming, a process that adheres metals to organic matter in an almost magical synthesis. 

Bead Weaving: Peyote Stitch Bracelet Worksho

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Carol Beth Yoffee
Thursdays, Oct 23 & 30
Level: 
All
Price: 
$45 member / $60 non - member

Learn the fundamentals of off-loom beading by making a bracelet using an even count peyote stitch. We’ll start with the basics and work together to begin your bracelet, form the peyote stitch, and end your work with an easy bead clasp.  If time permits, the instructor will demonstrate other beaded clasp methods as well as variations students may use in future projects. 

Intro to PMC

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Donna Penoyer
Tuesdays, Nov 11 - Dec 2
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$120 members, $145 non-members

Work with PMC (Precious Metal Clay), an amazing material that is worked like a water-based clay but fires to pure silver with a kiln or torch. If buying a kiln isn’t in your immediate future, this workshop is perfect for learning about a surprisingly versatile alternative: a simple, inexpensive, and readily available butane torch. Demos will cover the basics of how to texture, shape, and construct earrings and pendants with fine silver PMC3, as well as how to fire, polish, and patina jewelry for a beautiful finish.

Stained Glass Workshop

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Michele Bush
Mondays, Nov 24 - Dec 8
Level: 
All
Price: 
$100 member / $115 non - member

Learn the fundamentals of stained glass, including foiling, soldering, glass grinding and glass cutting. Learn to compose a simple, gorgeous piece to place in front of a window. Perfect for the stained glass novice or those who want a refresher on the basics. 

Enameling Holiday Workshop

Wednesday, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Lindsay Huff
December 10
Level: 
All
Price: 
$35 member / $50 non - member

Present a loved one with a special hand-made gift this holiday season. Create a unique jewelry pendant or earrings using the enameling process, which is the art of fusing glass to metal. The resulting objects combine the best properties of both elements, the strength and durability of metal with the shine and color of glass.

Media Arts

Intro to Digital SLR Photography

8 Thursdays, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Kelly Bogel
October 2 - November 20
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$290 Members, $315 Non-Members

This introductory photography class will meet the needs of students who have their own digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera. The rising popularity of digital SLR cameras has created a revolution in the photography world. Using Adobe Photoshop software and working with RAW images on Apple computers, students will be in command of the many features of these advanced cameras while creating photographs ready for framing.

Intro to Digital SLR Photography

8 Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Kara Sambrick
September 24 - November 12
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$290 Members, $315 Non-Members

This introductory photography class will meet the needs of students who have their own digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera. The rising popularity of digital SLR cameras has created a revolution in the photography world. Using Adobe Photoshop software and working with RAW images on Apple computers, students will be in command of the many features of these advanced cameras while creating photographs ready for framing.

Homemade Microphones and Pickups

6 Tuesdays, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Michael Johnsen
October 7 - November 11
Price: 
$230 Members, $255 Non-Members

We’ll explore the essential creative role that microphones play in music making and develop an understanding of the simple yet powerful ways in which they work. Topics include design and fitting of special pickups for acoustic instruments, carbon and telephone mics, hand-wound guitar pickups, drum mics, underwater sensors, loudspeaker instruments, ultrasonic transducers, light/magnetic sensors and miniaturization. Participants will design their own project. Most materials will be supplied, but students will be responsible for costlier or unusual sensors and hardware.

Digital Surface Pattern Design

4 Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Amber Coppings
November 8 - November 29
Price: 
$105 Members, $130 Non-Members

Discover how to layer sketches, photographs, and objects to create your own unique digital motifs and patterns using digital scanners and Adobe Photoshop software. Motifs created
in class can be printed onto fabric, used as wrapping paper, or sent to a print-on-demand website such as Spoonflower. Participants must have working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop CS6 and their own digital camera. Please bring a sketchbook with a few black and white sketches and a USB stick to class.

Painting

Painting Studio

10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Patrick Daugherty
Wednesdays, Sept 24 - Nov 26
Level: 
Intermediate
Price: 
$350 member / $375 non - member

Working in oils or acrylics, this seminar class offers greater productivity through individual instruction. You’ll be encouraged to develop an artistic vocabulary and a personal style, anything from abstraction to non-objective super-realism. 

Oil & Acrylic Painting Studio

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Patrick Daugherty
Wednesdays, Sept 24 - Nov 26
Level: 
All
Price: 
$265 member / $290 non - member

Join this open studio style class where all learning levels work side-by-side. 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. 

Early Painting Techniques

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Zachary Brown
Saturday, Sept 27 - Nov 22, No Class Oct 4
Level: 
All
Price: 
$225 member / $250 non - member

Delve into painting techniques that were created in ancient times and explored in Medieval and Renaissance art. Study the alchemy of early mediums like encaustic and egg oil emulsion and come to a better understanding of the composition of modern pigments. While building your technical narrative, investigate contemporary artworks that integrate these archaic practices and utilize early mediums as alternative mediums in your own painting.

Intro to Watercolors

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Anna Brewer
Thursdays, Oct 2 - Nov 20
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$220 member / $245 non-member

Learn the basics of working with watercolors while exploring a sampling of different techniques. Stretch and prepare your own paper for painting, go over color theory and mixing and experiment with washes, saturation, layering, and more. If weather permits, take the opportunity to draw and paint from life in the garden and explore shadow, light and natural color palettes.   Supply list provided.

Watercolor Explorations

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Kathleen Zimbicki
Mondays, Sept 29 - Nov 17
Level: 
Intermediate
Price: 
$230 member / $255 non - member

Work beside students of varying levels of experience 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. 

Intro to Painting

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Bernie Wilke
Mondays, Sept 29 - Nov 17
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$210 members / $235 non-members

Become acquainted with the basics of painting in oil and acrylic. Learn about the variety of painting materials and surfaces and become familiar with fundamentals of color theory and color mixing. Work from still life set-ups, interior spaces and forms in nature while honing your observation skills and translating three dimensions onto a two dimensional surface. 

Open Model Sessions

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday, Dec 4 (clothed model)
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday, December 11 (nude model)
Level: 
All
Price: 
$10 for clothed model and $12 for nude model

Join us at the PCA School for informal figure drawing with a clothed and nude model. Use the open drawing time as an extension to one of your drawing or painting courses or as an opportunity to hone your power of observation to further your personal work. Artists must provide all materials except for easels and side tables.

Printmaking

Intro to Printmaking

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Conor McGrann
Thursdays, Oct 2 - Nov 20
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$220 member / $245 non - member

Learn the fundamentals of a variety of printmaking techniques, including monotype, collograph and drypoint. Acquire a fundamental knowledge of each of these three processes and the skills needed to pursue printmaking independently or in future classes. Learn about printmaking papers, inks, and print presentation as well as studio safety. 

Screenprinting Studio

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Conor McGrann
Saturdays, Sept 27 - Nov 22, No Class Oct 4
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$215 member / $240 non - member

Create your own art, posters, and t-shirts using screenprinting. Print with a screen utilizing a variety of methods including drawing fluid, screen filler and hand-cut stencils. Explore silkscreening techniques including printing with highly transparent inks and using varnishes to achieve different lusters. Students are encouraged to experiment with diverse printing surfaces like fabric, wood and found metals. 

Intro to Etching

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sharon Wilson Wilcox
Saturdays, Sept 27 - Nov 22, No Class Oct 4
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$225 member / $250 non - member

Learn the basics of a printmaking method that was created in the 14th century and utilized by the Old Masters and contemporary artists alike. Apply intaglio techniques to images you can hand-color, collage and reproduce and create clear, professional prints from each plate, using 1,000’s of pounds of industrial strength with our professional printing presses. Previous drawing experience recommended.

Mixed Media Printmaking

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Tom Norulak
Mondays, Sept 29 - Nov 17
Level: 
All
Price: 
$220 member / $245 non-member

Contemporary printmaking often includes collage, painting and drawing elements as part of the image-making process. In this class, learn about three printmaking techniques: Monotype, a combination of painting and printmaking; Collagraph, using collage elements to create a printing plate, and Chine Colle, a method of using the press to apply collage materials to a print. Following the completion of your prints, experiment with adding painting and drawing elements to your printed images.

Large Scale Relief Printing

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Conor McGrann
Wednesdays, Oct 1 - Nov 19
Level: 
All
Price: 
$220 member / $245 non - member

Explore a number of different relief techniques to create colorful images on a large scale. Make poster-sized designs by carving woodblock stamps to be inked and printed on paper. By printing woodblocks over top of each other, a colorful graphic image can be created in the style of German Expressionism or Japanese woodblock printing.