Group Visits: Workshops Option 3

Sculpture & Ceramics

Mosaics

fa13 group: Mosaics

3 hr workshop, 30 students max.
For grades 1-12
Price: $275 for 1-10 students /$350 for 11-20 students /$425 for 21-30 students

Join our teaching artists to create personalized mosaic works of art. Starting with a wooden base, students will glue and grout their way to glass and tile mosaic masterpieces. Each student will create one decorative panel to take home.

Meets PA Academic Standards 9.1, 9.4
Meets Common Core Standards – English, Reading standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details, Grades 1-6

 

Ceramics

fa13 group: Ceramics

2 hour workshop, 20 students max
For grades K-12
Price: $250 for 1-10 students / $275 for 11-16 students

Students will learn a variety of handbuilding techniques for making pottery and sculpture from clay. Projects may include mugs, bowls, tiles and more! Finished work will be available for pick-up within two weeks of your workshop.

Meets PA Academic Standards 9.1, 9.4
Meets Common Core Standards – English, Reading standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details, Grades K-6

For more info contact 412-361-0455, or email jschieb@pittsburgharts.org

Wheelthrowing

fa13 group: Wheelthrowing

2 hour workshop, 15 students max.
For grades 5-12
Price: $225 for 1-10 students / $250 for 11-15 students

Work with our teaching artist to create pottery on the wheel. We’ll cover all the steps of throwing pottery, from wedging to centering to finishing pieces on the wheel. Projects may include cups, bowls and vases. Includes optional bisque-firing at no additional cost.

Meets PA Academic Standards 9.1, 9.2, 9.4

For more info contact 412-361-0455, or email jschieb@pittsburgharts.org

Raku Glazing & Firing

fa13 group: Raku Glazing & Firing

3 hour workshop, 15 students max.
For grades 6-12
Price: $300 for 1-10 students / $350 for 11-15 students

Raku is a form of Japanese pottery characterized by low firing temperatures, special glazes and removal of pieces from the kiln while glowing red hot, achieving stunning results. The Mr. & Mrs. Ira H. Gordon Pavilion provides a pleasant outdoor environment for firings. Bring a few bisque-fired ceramic pieces.

Meets PA Academic Standards 9.1, 9.2, 9.4

For more info contact 412-361-0455, or email jschieb@pittsburgharts.org

Jewelry & Small Metals

Beaded Jewelry

fa13 group: Beaded Jewelry

2 hour workshop, 16 students max.
For grades K-12
Price: $225 for 1-10 students /$250 for 11-16 students

Students explore various techniques for creating beaded pieces of jewelry, including crimping, knotting, peyote stitch, multi-stranding and more! We'll create elegant, whimsical and funky creations using beads in an assortment of colors, textures and sizes.

Meets PA Academic Standards 9.1, 9.2, 9.4
Meets Common Core Standards – Mathematics: K.CC, K.OA, 1.OA, 1.MD, 2.OA, 2.MD, 3.OA, 4.OA, 5.OA

For more info contact 412-361-0455, or email jschieb@pittsburgharts.org

Enameling

fa13 group: Enameling

2 hour workshop, 15 students max.
For grades 6-12
Price: $250 for 1-15 students

Students create their own copper pieces while learning the science and history of enameling. After a quick kiln firing, student pieces will be fashioned into ready-to-wear earrings, pendants, or charms. Students use opaque vitreous enamels and explore dry sifting, stenciling, and sgraffito techniques.

Meets PA Academic Standards 9.1, 9.4

For more info contact 412-361-0455, or email jschieb@pittsburgharts.org

Wire Jewelry

fa13 group: Wire Jewelry

2 hour workshop, 16 students max
For grades 5-12
Price: $225 for 1-10 students / $250 for 11-16 students

Design, shape, wrap and hammer wire into pieces of jewelry! Students learn many techniques of wire-working and metal-forming using sterling silver and copper wire in a fun classroom setting. Projects in this limitless medium include rings, bracelets, earrings and more.

Meets PA Academic Standards 9.1, 9.2, 9.4

For more info contact 412-361-0455, or email jschieb@pittsburgharts.org

Pewter Casting

fa13 group: Pewter Casting

2 hour workshop, 12 students max.
For grades 9-12
Price: $275 for 1-12 students

Students will carve designs into cuttle bone to create a mold, then heat pewter to create molten metal to be poured into that mold. The pewter cools in just a few minutes to produce a unique three-dimensional charm, pendant, coin or small sculpture. Students will finish their pewter pieces using basic metalsmithing techniques like sawing, filing and polishing.

Meets PA Academic Standards 9.1, 9.4

For more info contact 412-361-0455, or email jschieb@pittsburgharts.org

Media Arts

Animation

fa13 group: Animation

2 hour workshop, 20 students max.
For grades 1-12
Price: $200 for 1-10 students /$275 for 11-20 students

This hands-on workshop will provide students with a foundation in the popular art of animated filmmaking using readily available equipment. Projects may include both 2D and 3D animation.

Meets PA Academic Standards 9.1, 9.4

For more info contact 412-361-0455, or email jschieb@pittsburgharts.org

Printmaking

Printmaking

fa13 group: Printmaking

Maximum # of visitors: 75
Price: $175 for 1-15 students; $10 per student for each additional student

In this workshop students will create monoprints by transferring an image from plexi-glass to paper and rolling it through the press, resulting in painterly textures and surface effects. Fun, accessible and great for young artists, this process results in fantastic 2D works of art. 

Meets PA Academic Standards 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4
Common Core Standards in Mathematics K.CC, 1.MD, 2.MD, 3.MD, 4.MD, 5.MD.

 

 

Screenprinting

fa13 group: Screenprinting

2 hour workshop, 20 students max.
For grades 3-12
Price: $225 for 1-10 students / $250 for 11-20 students

Screenprinting is beloved by artists for the clean and precise lines it produces and its ability to capture detail, not to mention the fast and exciting process of using a squeegee to pull paint through the screen. Join this dynamic workshop in which students will produce custom-designed, printed images. Groups may choose to print exclusively with hand-cut stencils, or use photographic images that have been “burned” onto screens using PCA’s exposure unit. For an additional fee of $50 students may print on t-shirts or tote bags provided by PCA.

Meets PA Academic Standards 9.1, 9.4
Meets Common Core Standards – English, Reading standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details, Grades 3-6
Meets Common Core Standards in Mathematics 3.MD, 4.MD, 5.MD

For more info contact 412-361-0455, or email jschieb@pittsburgharts.org

Fiber Arts

Dry Felting

fa13 group: Dry Felting

2 hour workshop, 20 students max.
For grades 3-12
Price: $275 for 1-10 students / $300 for 11-20 students

Dry felting, also known as needle felting, is a process used to create intricate 3D works using the most basic supplies – just felt, wool and needles. Students will explore color, texture and form as they create sculptural pieces of fiber art.

Meets PA Academic Standards 9.1, 9.
Meets Common Core Standards – English, Reading standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details, Grades 3-6

For more info contact 412-361-0455, or email jschieb@pittsburgharts.org