Winter Adult Classes

Creative Writing

Telling Stories: Fiction Writing I

Telling Stories: Fiction Writing I

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Clare Beams
8 Thursdays, January 22 – March 12
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.

Playwriting

Playwriting

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Rachel Jackson
8 Tuesdays, January 20 – March 10
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$210 members, $235 non-members

Do you have an idea for a story that would be most appropriate for the stage? This class explores the theatrical style of storytelling and covers the basics of playwriting including dramatic structure, creating lively characters and constructing a narrative. Utilizing performance exercises—including improv and character building—group critique and class writing prompts, each student will develop and write their own play throughout the course. The course will culminate in a live performance reading of your playscript. Come prepared with a pencil and notebook.

Travel Writing

Travel Writing

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sarah Leavens
8 Wednesdays, January 21 – March 11
Level: 
All
Price: 
$210 members, $235 non-members

Whether it’s your own backyard, the grocery store in the next neighborhood over, or the windswept ruins of Ephesus, a place – and writing about that place – can teach us something. In this nonfiction writing class, we’ll explore how to tell the story of a place and how to shape a journey into a story. We’ll even do some traveling ourselves, both physically in Pittsburgh and as “armchair travelers” learning the writing of others. Students will be asked to purchase a textbook. Come prepared with a pen and notebook.

Telling Stories: Fiction Writing II

Telling Stories: Fiction Writing II

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Adam Reger
8 Mondays, January 26 – March 16
Level: 
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. This class will take place in the PCA Galleries and Conference Room of the Marshall Building. Come prepared with a pen and notebook.

Drawing

Intro to Drawing

Intro to Drawing

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sharon Wilson Wilcox
10 Tuesdays, January 13 – March 17
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Paula Gerrick Klein
8 Mondays, January 26 – March 16
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$265 members, $290 non-members

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. Supply list provided.

Calligraphy

Calligraphy

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Myrna Rosen
8 Tuesdays, January 20 – March 10
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.

Drawing Studio

Drawing Studio

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Susan Powers
8 Wednesdays, January 21 – March 11
Level: 
All
Price: 
$250 members, $275 non-members

Use a variety of materials to develop and enhance your drawing skills in this student-driven open studio where beginning and returning students work in the same environment. Our teaching artist will guide beginners through artist prompts; covering mark making, contrast and composition. Students with experience will receive individualized instruction to refine compositions and gain a greater understanding of the medium. Students will develop keener observation skills by working from a model in several sessions. Tuition includes four sessions with a model. Supply list provided.

Open Model Session I: Clothed

Open Model Session I: Clothed

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
1 Thursday, March 26
Level: 
All
Price: 
$10 members, $10 non - members

Join us at the PCA School for informal figure drawing with a clothed and unclothed 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.

Open Model Session II: Nude

Open Model Session II: Nude

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
1 Thursday, April 2
Level: 
All
Price: 
$12 members, $12 non - members

Join us at the PCA School for informal figure drawing with a clothed and unclothed 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.

Fiber Arts

Sewing Open Studio

Sewing Open Studio

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Lauren Sims
1 Wednesday, March 25
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Lauren Sims
1 Wednesday, April 1
Level: 
All
Price: 
$17 member, $17 non-member

Spend additional time at the end of the semester completing projects in a collaborative environment while receiving individualized attention with a fiber teaching artist.

Students must be currently enrolled in a Sewing course in order to register for open studio.

Sewing Fundamentals

Sewing Fundamentals

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Lauren Sims
8 Tuesdays, January 20 – March 10
Level: 
All
Price: 
$215 members, $240 non-members

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

Quilting

Quilting

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Evan Zaidel
6 Tuesdays, January 20 – February 24 Price: $125 members, $150 non-members
Level: 
All
Price: 
$125 member, $150 non-member

Construct exhibiting artist Evan Zajdel will cover the rich history of quilting, contemporary aesthetics and the fundamentals of construction and design in this introductory course.  Learn about appropriate fabric types, incorporating colors and patterns and how to accurately cut and piece. Utilize basic hand and machine quilting to develop your individual work. Supply list provided.

Tapestry

Tapestry

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Connie Merriman
8 Mondays, January 26 – March 16
Level: 
All
Price: 
$215 members, $240 non-members

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.

Weaving Studio

Weaving Studio

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Debra Meteney
8 Tuesdays, January 20 – March 10
Level: 
All
Price: 
Returning Students: $215 members, $240 non-members New Students: $240 members, $265 non-members
Work in an open environment, side by side with both beginning and returning students. Beginners should take advantage of an additional session so you can gain valuable introductory information uninterrupted by the individual needs of more advanced students. You will 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.

Returning students must register over the phone or in person to receive the discounted price.

Pattern Making

Pattern Making

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Lauren Sims
8 Wednesdays, January 21 – March 11
Level: 
All
Price: 
$215 members, $240 non-members

Learn how to create custom fitted clothing by drafting slopers, the basic building blocks of flat patternmaking. Practice taking accurate measurements and experience the transformation that takes place between paper pattern and fabric. Leave class with a completed sloper for a shirt and pants, along with the confidence to modify a commercial pattern to suit your individual needs. Supply list provided.

Rust Dyeing

Rust Dyeing

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Rose Clancy
3 Saturdays, February 21 – March 7
Level: 
All
Price: 
$100 member, $115 non-member

This three-session fiber workshop is inspired by artist Rose Clancy’s installations The GardenLab@510 and Yardage at The Mattress Factory Museum. Rose encapsulated over 100 dangerous, rusty objects in strips of pristine white fabric in her installation The GardenLab@510, which were exposed to the elements for six months. As a result of the process, abstract marks transformed the fabric and was reinstalled as the piece Yardage. In class, students will work individually and collaboratively, to build a sculptural framework that will house their collective bundles in an outdoor setting for exposure to the natural elements of moisture, sun, and freezing. All materials included.

Jewelry & Metals

Jewelry Open Studio

Jewelry Open Studio

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Lindsay Huff
1 Tuesday, March 3
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Lindsay Huff
1 Tuesday, March 10
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lindsay Huff
1 Tuesday, March 17
Level: 
All
Price: 
$24 members, $24 non-members

Spend additional time at the end of the semester completing projects in a collaborative environment while receiving individualized attention from a teaching artist.

Students must be currently enrolled in a Jewelry course in order to register for open studio.

Intro to Metal Jewelry

Intro to Metal Jewelry

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Adina DeRoy-Stouffer
8 Thursdays, January 22 – March 12
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lindsay Huff
8 Wednesdays, January 21 - March 11
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$210 members, $235 non-members

Learn the fundamentals of metalsmithing in this project-based course. Acquire a wide range of skills by learning basic forming and construction techniques using stakes and hammers, sawing, stone setting, annealing and soldering. Experiment with all the covered techniques and materials as you create bracelets, rings, pendants, earrings, and brooches. The daytime class will also focus on surface design such as enameling and etching while the evening class will cover using Sterling Silver and wire-working. Copper Metals may be purchased from instructor for a fee of $30 or less. Supply list provided.
 

Glass & Metal Jewelry

Glass & Metal Jewelry

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Adina DeRoy-Stouffer
8 Mondays, January 26 – March 16
Level: 
All
Price: 
$220 members, $245 non-members

Gain experience with glass fusion, metalsmithing and wire wrapping in this mixed media jewelry course. Join glasses together through kiln firing, embed wire and metals to create hand-made findings and wrap found glass with wire; combining two elegant mediums to create broaches, earrings and pendants. Glass included. Supply list provided.

Lost Wax Casting

Lost Wax Casting

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Arlene Crissman
8 Mondays, January 26 - March 16
Level: 
All
Price: 
$245 member, $270 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.

Enameling Objects

Enameling Objects

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Lindsay Huff
8 Wednesdays, January 21 – March 11
Level: 
All
Price: 
$230 members, $255 non-members

Create lustrous signage or decorative light switches or enhance found objects like bowls or pitchers through enameling. 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. Enamels included, supply list provided.

Hammered Cuff Bracelets

Hammered Cuff Bracelets

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Lindsay Huff
1 Wednesday, March 25
Level: 
All
Price: 
$50 members, $65 non-members

Utilize our professional studio and specialized equipment to construct a fitted piece of jewelry. Transform a copper sheet into a cuff style bracelet using hammering, stamping and forming methods. All materials included.

DIY Penny Jewelry

DIY Penny Jewelry

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Lindsay Huff
1 Wednesday, April 1
Level: 
All
Price: 
$40 members, $55 non-members

Put the contents of your coin jar to good use by transforming one cent pieces into customized pendants, bangle bracelets or rings. Use enameling to incorporate colorful and durable glass to the coin’s surface or use a rolling mill to flatten and shape pennies into artwork well beyond their face value.  Bring your own pennies, (All years prior to 1982 except for 1943).  All other materials included.

Pewter Casting

Pewter Casting

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Lindsay Huff
2 Thursdays, March 26 – April 2
Level: 
All
Price: 
$70 members, $85 non-members

Create a pendant, small sculpture or charm in glimmering pewter. Experience the age-old metal casting process by carving into cuttlefish bone to create a mold into which molten pewter will be poured. All materials included.

Metalsmithing

Metalsmithing

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Pat Falbo
8 Saturdays, January 24 - March 14
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Pat Falbo
8 Saturdays, January 24 - March 14
Level: 
All
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. Metal costs based on fluctuating stock prices and may run $25 and up.

Setting Stones in PMC II

Setting Stones in PMC II

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Donna Penoyer
5 Mondays, February 9 - March 16, No Class February 23
Level: 
Intermediate
Price: 
$140 members, $165 non-members

Learn additional strategies to set stones in your PMC pieces before and after they’ve been fired. Techniques covered include embedding or soldering bezel cups and wire, creating metal clay walls or wire prongs, using investment to control shrinkage and combinations of these elements (along with PMC Sheet) to make unique and potentially complex settings. Students are encouraged to bring their own cabochons or flat-backed found objects for possible inclusion. A limited supply of stones will be available for purchase, which are not included in materials fee. Materials bought in class for $75. Prerequisite: Setting Stones in PMC I

Jewelry Design Master Class

Jewelry Design Master Class

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Melissa Davenport
8 Thursdays, January 22 – March 12

Students with advanced jewelry experience will be given individual attention and guidance by a master jeweler to help execute personal designs in an open studio atmosphere. The instructor will offer prompts and mini-lessons on a variety of subjects, depending on the students’s needs and goals. Supplies not included and depend on student-motivated projects. Registration not available online; please call for more information. Prerequisite: Advanced jewelry experience.

Forging

Forging

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Lindsay Huff
8 Tuesdays, January 20 - March 10
Level: 
All
Price: 
$215 members, $240 non-members

Learn to manipulate metal by exerting force and changing shape with stakes and hammers. Work large by creating utensils, vessels, and sculptural objects or work small focusing on cuffs, collars, and decorative pieces. Learn joining techniques like riveting and soldering, and learn to apply patina and polish to your work. Supply list provided.
 

Media Arts

Intro to Digital SLR Photography

Intro to Digital SLR Photography

8 Tuesdays, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Mandy Kendall
January 20 - March 10
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

Intro to Digital SLR Photography

8 Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Kara Sambrick
January 21 - March 11
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

Intro to Digital SLR Photography

8 Thursdays, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Kelly Bogel
January 22 - March 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.

Circuit Building 1

Circuit Building 1

6 Tuesdays, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Michael Johnsen
January 27 - March 10 (No Class February 17)
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$230 Members, $255 Non-Members

A simplified course in making audio circuits from scratch. Clear, honest and not super technical, this course covers the basics of soldering, construction and schematics as well as the idiosyncratic world of “circuit bending”. Cost includes materials.

Instructor -- Michael Johnsen 
MICHAEL JOHNSEN is a co-founder of the influential Orgone Cinema. He has been a consistent advocate for sincere and truly independent media culture since the late ’80s. He has shown films and performed locally and internationally in backyards and museums. His current work concerns the design of electronic audio devices for live performance. 

Mixed Media

Mixed Media Paper and Printmaking

Mixed Media Paper and Printmaking

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Tom Norulak
8 Mondays, January 26 – March 16
Level: 
All
Price: 
$220 members, $245 non-members

Experiment with and combine two distinct processes, papermaking and printmaking, to create uniquely layered artworks. First, explore textures while incorporating natural and recycled fibers during the papermaking process. Next, use your handmade sheets as the base for explorations in 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.  Supply list provided.

Creative Explorations

Creative Explorations

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Joann Kielar
6 Tuesdays, January 27 - March 3
Level: 
All
Price: 
$140 members, $165 non-members

Adults very rarely allow themselves the opportunity to explore, discover and create. This class will be a collaborative and supportive environment for those that may not consider themselves artists, but who feel the urge to learn through doing. Experience a variety of materials including acrylic paint, ceramic clay bodies, collage and mixed media sculpture and utilize experimentation to discover each material’s unique properties. Using a series of prompts, the teaching artist will guide the class through specific techniques that will enhance each student’s knowledge of the mediums and demystify the artmaking process along the way. Some materials included, supply list provided.

Visual Storytelling: Text & Image

Visual Storytelling: Text & Image

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Lindsey Sherloum
8 Mondays, January 26 – March 16
Level: 
All
Price: 
$215 members, $240 non-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. Emerge from the class with a crafted final portfolio, a strong foundation in editing and sequencing, and an expanded visual literacy. Supply list provided.

Handmade Sketchbooks

Handmade Sketchbooks

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Conor McGrann
4 Wednesdays, January 21 - February 11
Level: 
All
Price: 
$120 members, $145 non-members

Construct your own handmade sketchbook to use in fine art classes. Utilize a premium drawing surface with high quality cotton rag paper and customize a hard cover using marbling techniques or printmaking. Learn to use bookmaking tools and complete your book with a Japanese style of binding. Supply list provided.

Observing the Figure

Observing the Figure

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Ashley Andrykovitch
8 Thursdays, January 22 – March 12
Level: 
All
Price: 
$290 members, $315 non-members

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.

The Contemporary Artist

The Contemporary Artist

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Juliet Pusateri
4 Thursdays, January 22 - February 12
Level: 
All
Price: 
$135 members, $160 non-members

Coming up with an idea can be the most difficult hurdle to overcome as an artist. The creative process is extremely diverse and can be very personal. In this class, you’ll explore a range of processes and starting points using exhibiting artists in CMA’s and PCA’s contemporary galleries as a springboard for discussion and inspiration for your personal creative expression. Once you’ve formed your concept, through writing and sketching, we’ll explore how scale, materials, environment and orientation might effect how an audience would receive your eventual work. Come prepared with a pencil and paper. Tuition includes museum admission. Supply list provided.

Painting

Intro to Painting

Intro to Painting

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Bernie Wilke
8 Mondays, January 26 – March 16
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$220 members, $245 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. Supply list provided. Tuition included one session with a model.

Intro to Watercolors

Intro to Watercolors

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Anna Brewer
8 Thursdays, January 22 – March 12
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$220 members, $245 non-members

 Paint from still life sets and live models as well as from prompts and experimental exercises. Work independently throughout class and participate in group critiques, group discussions and gallery visits. Although it will be too cold to paint outside, we will explore ways to paint the snow and wintry scenery by observing our surroundings, utilizing reference photos, and looking to artist Andrew Wyeth as well as others, who create plein air watercolors in the winter. Tuition included one session with a model. Supply list provided.

 

Oil & Acrylic Painting Studio

Oil & Acrylic Painting Studio

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Patrick Daugherty
10 Wednesdays, January 14 - March 18
Level: 
All
Price: 
$265 members, $290 non-members

Join this open studio style class where all learning levels work side-by-side. Beginning students 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. Supply list provided

Painting Studio

Painting Studio

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bernie Wilke
8 Saturdays, January 24 - March 14
Level: 
All
Price: 
$230 members, $255 non-members

Join this open studio style class where all learning levels work side-by-side. Beginning students 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. Supply list provided.

Advanced Painting Seminar

Advanced Painting Seminar

10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Patrick Daugherty
10 Wednesdays, January 14 - March 18
Level: 
Intermediate / Advanced
Price: 
$350 members, $375 non-members

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. Tuition includes two sessions with a model. Supply list provided.

Watercolor Explorations

Watercolor Explorations

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Kathleen Zimbicki
8 Mondays, January 26 – March 16
Level: 
Intermediate
Price: 
$230 members, $255 non-members

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. Tuition includes two sessions with a model. Supply list provided.

Printmaking

Printmaking Studio

Printmaking Studio

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Conor McGrann
8 Thursdays, January 22 – March 12
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$220 members, $245 non-members

Explore a variety of printmaking techniques, experiment with inks and papers and learn about best practices and studio safety.  Beginning students will acquire a fundamental knowledge of three printing processes; monoprint, collograph and drypoint while returning or experienced printmakers can utilize individual attention to develop skills and enhance personal work. All materials included; students may choose to bring specialty papers.

Screenprinting Studio

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. 

Ceramics & Sculpture

Intro to Ceramics

Intro to Ceramics

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Jonathan Grengs
8 Tuesdays, January 20 - March 10
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Kyle Houser
8 Fridays, January 23 - March 13
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$260 member, $285 non - member

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

Wheelthrowing Crash Course

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Ariana Marsden
4 Saturdays, January 24 – February 14
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$130 member, $155 non - member

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 potter's wheel and use cone 6 glazes to create a couple of finished pieces.  All materials included.

Handbuilding

Handbuilding

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Ariana Marsden
8 Wednesdays, January 21 – March 11
Level: 
All
Price: 
$305 member, $330 non - member

Learn how to use handbuilding techniques like slab and coil to create ceramic sculptures. Respond to artist prompts to become comfortable in the medium and work on a sustained, student-directed project, utilizing individual instruction to attain desired forms and finishes. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firings. Students should purchase a clay tool kit, which is available on-site.

Ceramics Studio

Ceramics Studio

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Karen McKee
10 Thursdays, January 15 – March 19
Level: 
All
Price: 
$305 member, $330 non - member

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

Face Jugs

Face Jugs

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kyle Houser
5 Fridays, February 13 - March 13
Level: 
All
Price: 
$165 members, $190 non - members

Learn about and discuss the function, history and cultural relevance behind “Face Jugs”. Focusing on aesthetic value, students will create their own contemporary versions of this object using slab, pinch, coil and/or wheel throwing techniques. We will incorporate sculpting techniques to shape the facial features and utilize mixed media by including broken tile or dishware directly into the clay to represent teeth.  Glaze and firing options will be discussed and work will be completed using low firing. All materials included.

Ceramic Nichos

Ceramic Nichos

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Karen McKee
4 Wednesdays, February 4 - March 25
Level: 
All
Price: 
$140 members, $165 non - members

Nichos, decorative niches or alters, are crafted shadow boxes used in Mexican cultures to honor or celebrate a person or bless the home in which it is hung. While traditional nichos are generally created using humble found objects, clay will be used in this workshop to construct a decorative hanging sculpture, using imagery of your choice. Use the slab method of construction and experiment with underglazes to add colorful details to your artwork. All materials included.

Tilemaking & Mosaics

Tilemaking & Mosaics

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Rachael Cooper
4 Thursdays, February 26 – March 19
Level: 
All
Price: 
$135 member, $160 non - member

Create customized ceramic tiles to incorporate into a decorative mosaic comprised of glass, upcycled porcelain and hand-tinted grout.  Use a wooden panel as a base for your design or bring a window, mirror or small piece of furniture from home to enhance with this centuries old technique. Most materials included, supply list provided.

Functional Ceramics

Functional Ceramics

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM March 14)
Ariana Marsden
3 Saturdays, February 28 – March 14
Level: 
All
Price: 
$95 member, $110 non - member

Use the potter’s wheel or handbuilding techniques to create a vessel that you can utilize in your home or garden like a pitcher, planter or tumbler. Those with no previous ceramics experience will receive foundation knowledge on construction and finishing techniques. All materials included.

 

The final class is two hours long, rather than three. It will run from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

Ceramics II

Ceramics II

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Kyle Houser
8 Wednesdays, January 21 – March 11
Level: 
Intermediate
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.

Soda Firing

Soda Firing

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Jonathan Grengs
4 Saturdays, February 21 – March 14
Level: 
Intermediate
Price: 
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. All other materials included.