Focus on the fundamentals of drawing, painting and sculpting Combine these techniques to create 2D and 3D multi-media artwork with a range of materials, including oil pastels, acrylic paint and plaster.
Create a unique narrative using watercolor and printmaking techniques to express a story through pictures. At the end of camp, combine your illustrations to form a storybook that is all yours, beginning to end.
Transform yourself into a wizard and travel to a magical realm where dragons and other mythical creatures roam. Complete your magical persona by constructing a magical wand, sculpting a companion animal and designing enchanting costumes.
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts began the Pittsburgh Biennial Exhibition 20 years ago. Now eight organizations are participating, making the exhibition the largest survey of regional contemporary art in Western Pennsylvania. Celebrate the local art scene as you create work rich in the texture of our city using techniques found in our galleries.
Learn the basics of working with watercolors. Explore traditional washes of color and combine contemporary techniques. Alter, edit and blend watercolor with ink, pastel, and collage to create a modern masterpiece.
Learn the basics of working with clay including handbuilding, wheelthrowing, glazing and firing. Create functional artwork, realistic sculptures and brand-new abstract creations. Due to the drying and firing time needed to complete a ceramic piece, artworks might need to be picked up at a later date.
Sometimes you don’t have to look far to find inspiration! In this class, you will upcycle common items into spectacular inventions of your own through assemblage, painting and sculpture. Work in teams on a Rube Goldberg machine to create complicated chain reactions and experiment with uncommon art making materials to achieve unexpected results
Explore line, pattern, color and texture as you make marks with materials like charcoal, oil pastel and paint. Hone your observation skills and move beyond sketched studies to create a successful artwork. Draw from observation and create abstract designs from your imagination.
Explore line, pattern, color and texture through creative play and fun projects. Draw from observation and create abstract designs from your imagination. Work with a variety of drawing materials including oil pastel, chalk and charcoal.
Explore the world of art with your favorite travel buddy! Nurture your child’s need to experience texture, smell, sights, and sounds though art projects designed to stimulate the senses and develop fine-motor skills. A new adventure is presented each day! Fee is for one child and one adult.
Discover the amazing qualities of clay through exploration! Learn fundamental ceramics techniques like slab and coiling and push the boundaries of the medium to create something brand new and all your own. Due to the drying and firing time needed to complete a ceramic piece, artworks may need to be picked up at a later date.
Sample many aspects of fashion in this introduction to construction, design and styling. Learn the basics of joining fabric with hand and machine sewing, explore textiles and learn to balance colors and patterns. Become inspired by the innovative fashion designers and fiber artists of today and begin your own fashion portfolio. Utilize tailoring, draping and embellishment to reimagine a standard garment. Showcase your work in a fashion show the last week of class.
Learn the fundamentals of working with metals in this jewelry-based intensive. Acquire a wide range of skills by learning forming and construction methods like casting and soldering and learn to add color and textures through embossing and enameling. Experimentation will be emphasized with techniques like raku enameling which can create unexpected metallic lusters and electroforming which transforms organic matter into metals through an almost magical synthesis.
Some of the world’s greatest artists have made priceless pieces of art with the most ordinary materials! This mixed media class will allow students to use everything from paper plates to bicycle wheels to create 2D and 3D masterpieces.
Turn dreams into a visual story and fashion an absurd character. Stretch the limits of imagination and explore a variety of media including painting, fiber, and collage. Work in 2D and 3D using surrealism, expressionism and cubism as inspiration.
Get ready for an exciting adventure around the world! Stamp your passport as you pass through different countries; exploring their animals, people and cultures. Create original artworks inspired by your experiences and show off your impressive collection of stamps and art to your friends and family.
Gain experience with gesture and contour and learn about proportion and perspective. Make marks with materials like charcoal, oil pastel and paint as you hone your observation skills and move beyond sketched studies to create a successful artwork.
Launch an investigation to find patterns in nature and architecture and invent some of your very own. Experiment with painting, drawing and sculpting and engage in group activities to explore patterns in movement and sound.
Enter the world of Pop Art in this dynamic mixed-media camp. Use paints, inks and found objects to create bold, colorful 2D and 3D artworks inspired by famous pop artists like Roy Lichtenstein, Shepard Fairey & Pittsburgh’s own Andy Warhol.
PCA is collaborating with Global Solutions Pittsburgh to create an international art workshop that brings families together to explore art and culture. Discover Tibetan art and history with an international speaker and create your own Tibetan mandala.
Global Solutions Pittsburgh is committed to providing nonpartisan, internationally-focused education to schools and communities throughout western Pennsylvania. By working together on this program, the two organizations hope to engage community growth by exploring a different culture in a way that will enable a better understanding of the world we live in, and the importance of freedom of thought and creativity.
Create truly unique holiday greetings to send to your friends and family. Start by creating your own paper in the first session. Use printmaking and embossing techniques to personalize your cards in the second.