Studio Arts Classes

Weekend Classes

Draw/Paint/Sculpt

Draw/Paint/Sculpt

Ages 5 - 7
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Anna Brewer
Saturdays, October 11 - November 15
Price: 
$125 member / $150 non - member

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.

Art Stories

Art Stories

Ages 5 - 7
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Kate Powell
Saturdays, October 11 - November 15
Price: 
$125 member / $150 non - member

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.

Wizard School

Wizard School

Ages 8 - 10
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Elise Walton
Saturdays, October 11 - November 15
Price: 
$125 member / $150 non - member

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 Pop

Pittsburgh Pop

Ages 8 - 10
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Kate Pirilla
Saturdays, October 11 - October 15
Price: 
$70 member / $95 non - member

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.

Modern Watercolor

Modern Watercolor

Ages 8 - 10
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Denielle DeSantis
Saturdays, November 1 - November 15
Price: 
$70 member / $95 non - member

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.

Ceramics

Ceramics

Ages 9 - 12
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moira Ernst
Saturdays, October 11 - November 29
Price: 
$185 member / $210 non - member

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.

Inventions & Innovations

Inventions & Innovations

Ages 11 - 13
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Daniel Harvey
Saturdays, October 11 - November 15
Price: 
$125 member / $150 non - member

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

Drawing

Drawing

Ages 11 - 13
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Linzy Farmerie
Saturdays, October 11 - November 15
Price: 
$125 member / $150 non - member

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.

Weekday & After School

Making Marks

Making Marks

Ages 3 - 4
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Michelle O'Leary
Wednesdays, October 22 - November 26
Price: 
$125 member / $150 non - member

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.

Art Adventures Together

Art Adventures Together

Ages 3 - 4, with an adult
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Michelle O'Leary
Thursdays, October 16 - October 30
Price: 
$85 member / $100 non - member

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.

Clay Play

Clay Play

Ages 8 - 10
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Erika Pekar
Tuesdays, October 14 - November 18
Price: 
$110 member / $135 non - member

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.

Fashion Design

Fashion Design

Ages 11 - 13
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Lindsey Sherloum
Wednesdays, October 15 - November 19
Price: 
$120 member / $145 non - member

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.

Manipulating Metals

Manipulating Metals

Grades 9 - 12
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Lindsay Huff
Tuesdays, October 21 - November 25
Price: 
$135 member / $160 non - member

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.

Holiday Camps

Creative Re-Use: Rosh Hashanah Camp

Creative Re-Use: Rosh Hashanah Camp

Ages 5 - 7
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Lindsay Woge
Thursday, September 25
Price: 
$70 member / $95 non - member

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.

Modern Mind: Rosh Hashanah Camp

Modern Mind: Rosh Hashanah Camp

Ages 8 - 10
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Elise Walton
Thursday, September 25
Price: 
$70 member / $95 non - member

 

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.

Art Vacation: Election Day Camp

Art Vacation: Election Day Camp

Ages 5 - 7
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday, November 4
Price: 
$70 member / $95 non - member

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.

Drawing: Election Day Camp

Drawing: Election Day Camp

Ages 8 - 10
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Anna Brewer
Tuesday, November 4
Price: 
$70 member / $95 non - member

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.

Playing with Patterns: Winter Break Camp

Playing with Patterns: Winter Break Camp

Ages 5 - 7
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Kristi Werkheiser
Monday & Tuesday, December 22 & December 23
Price: 
$130 member / $155 non - member

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.

Pop Art: Winter Break Camp

Pop Art: Winter Break Camp

Ages 8 - 10
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Lauren Wilcox
Monday & Tuesday, December 22 & December 23
Price: 
$130 member / $155 non - member

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.

Family Workshops

Mugs

Mugs

Ages 4 & Up
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday, Oct 11
Price: 
$25 member / $25 non - member

Prepare for cold weather by creating your own ceramic mug. Explore the slab method of vessel building. After creating your form, individualize the piece with glazing and decorating techniques.

Terra Cotta Pumpkins

Terra Cotta Pumpkins

Ages 6 & Up
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Audra Clayton
Saturday, Oct 18
Price: 
$30 member / $30 non - member

Use handbuilding processes to sculpt a your own pumpkin from terra cotta. Use surface design techniques and underglazes to add character and color.

Mosaics

Mosaics

Ages 4 & Up
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday, Oct 25
Price: 
$25 member / $25 non - member

Design, glue and grout a mosaic using glass, tiles and even found objects from home.

Screenprinting

Screenprinting

Ages 6 & Up
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cali Binstock
Satruday, November 1
Price: 
$25 member / $25 non - member

Invent a custom design and use screenprinting to create your very own D.I.Y. graphic t-shirt.

Beaded Earrings

Beaded Earrings

Ages 8 & Up
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday, November 8
Price: 
$30 member / $30 non - member

Create colorful and eclectic earrings by combining beading techniques. Complete your one-of-a-kind set that you can wear or give as gifts with individual flourishes using wire wrapping.

Stained Glass Ornaments

Stained Glass Ornaments

Ages 8 & Up
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday, November 15
Price: 
$25 member / $25 non - member

Learn a craft that has been around since ancient times! Use techniques such as soldering and foiling to create your own stained glass ornament for any holiday.

Roof of the World

Roof of the World

Ages 8 & Up
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Laura Amster
Saturday, November 22
Price: 
$25 member / $25 non - member

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.

Paper Cut Creations

Paper Cut Creations

Ages 8 & Up
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rochel Schiffrin
Sunday, December 7
Price: 
$25 member / $25 non - member

Pennsylvania has a rich history of Scherenschnitte, the art of “scissor snipping.” Learn to manipulate paper with an exacto blade to create your own bold imagery with a local contemporary artist.

Clay Dreidels

Clay Dreidels

Ages 4 & Up
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Erika Pekar
Sunday, December 7
Price: 
$25 member / $25 non - member

Celebrate the festival of lights with a dreidel that you create from clay. Finish the process by using decorating techniques to add color and the traditional Hebrew letters on each side.

Enamel Pendants

Enamel Pendants

Ages 6 & Up
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lindsay Huff
Sunday, December 7
Price: 
$35 member / $35 non - member

Create beautiful jewelry pendants using the enameling process. In enameling, glass powder fuses to copper resulting in a colorful, shiny durable artwork.

Handmade Paper Cards

Handmade Paper Cards

Ages 4 & Up
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday, December 6 & December 7
Price: 
$35 member / $50 non - member

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.