Camps and Immersions 2015 List

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Week 1: June 8 - June 12

Wiggles & Squiggles


Week 1: June 8 - June 12

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Member Price $140, Non-Member Price $165

Art is full of action! Wiggle your body and your paint brush to different rhythms in this camp that explores both movement and art-making. Each class is guaranteed to leave you wiggling, squiggling, and giggling!

Animation for Kids


Week 1: June 8 - June 12

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Member Price $240, Non-Member Price $265

This cool camp will guide young artists through the step-by-step process of stop-motion animation. Participants will work with tablets, animation apps, and a variety of materials while being encouraged to let their young minds explore the imaginative possibilities of animation.

Clay Play


Week 1: June 8 - June 12

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Member Price $150, Non-Member Price $175

Discover the amazing qualities of clay through exploration. Learn fundamental ceramics techniques like handbuilding and coiling and push the boundaries of the medium to create something brand new and all your own. Experiment with earthen and air dry clay and fire one piece to take home.

Journey to Outerspace


Week 1: June 8 - June 12

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Construct a rocket ship and space suit and explore the cosmos, mapping your journey to the stars! Illustrate strange new lands and impress Earthlings with your accounts of far away planets. Experiment with found materials, learn new drawing techniques and use clay to depict the alien creatures you met along the way.

Creating on Canvas


Week 1: June 8 - June 12

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Experiment with acrylic and watercolor paints to invent a new color, create dynamic textures and construct realistic and abstract masterpieces! Try different painting surfaces and work together with your classmates on a collaborative artwork.

Inventions & Innovations


Week 1: June 8 - June 12

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Explore the arts, science, engineering and simple machines for a true STEAM experience. In this camp, 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 result.

Legomation


Week 1: June 8 - June 12

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Member Price $340, Non-Member Price $365

Explore the wonderful world of Legomation! Using Legos and other snap together building bricks, campers will collaborate to design and build their own stop-motion movies.

Zen Art & Yoga


Week 1: June 8 - June 12

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Member Price $255, Non-Member Price $280

Stretch your mind, body and skills as an artist in this dynamic camp. Create your own ceramic tea bowl to discover the quiet, simple pleasure of a tea ceremony. Contemplate harmony and balance as you create dioramas with the principles feng shui. Find beauty in imperfection as you upcycle everyday materials. Let your body, breath, and mind come together through the practice of yoga.

Foundations of Digital Photography


Week 1: June 8 - June 12

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Member Price $340, Non-Member Price $365

This camp emphasizing examples and exercises designed to develop the ability to see and create successful photographs. Use digital SLR cameras to learn about exposure, composition and capturing a subject then use the power of Photoshop software to sample digital imaging techniques. Bring your own camera or borrow one of ours.

Glass & Metal Jewelry


Week 1: June 8 - June 12

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Gain experience with glass fusion, metalsmithing and wire wrapping in this mixed medium jewelry immersion. Join different colored glasses together by heating them to extreme temperatures and embed wire and metals to create hand-made findings. Wrap found glass with metal wires, combining two elegant mediums to create mixed media broaches, earrings and pendants.

Week 2: June 15 - June 19

Art Celebrations


Week 2: June 15 - June 19

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Member Price $140, Non-Member Price $165

Every day is a fiesta in this camp inspired by world celebrations and holidays. Make fabric banners, papier mache piñatas, colorful masks, and even create your very own costume as you explore traditions and holidays from around the world. Learn how art plays a very special role in making our world colorful, festive, and happy place!

Medieval Times


Week 2: June 15 - June 19

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Step back into a time when knights and princesses were not just characters in fairytales. Learn about heraldry, create your own armor, design a castle and depict fantastic beasts. Use metals and fibers to sculpt and weave and eventually transform yourself into a medieval alter ego.

Art Garden


Week 2: June 15 - June 19

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Allow your imagination to take root at PCA while installing and maintaining an art garden. Get insight from a Master Gardner as you grow flowers and vegetables. Install sculptures and build planters to adorn the dedicated outdoor garden space. Create individual green-inspired artworks and strategize with your classmates to build a collaborative masterpiece that will combine nature with the man made.

Comic Books


Week 2: June 15 - June 19

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Explore everything from contemporary and classic comic books to manga and graphic novels as inspiration for an original visual story. Design your own character and fill pages with a sequence of colorful pictures depicting your new personality’s epic adventure.

Clay Animation


Week 2: June 15 - June 19

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Learn how to design and create your own movie using the popular technique of claymation. Watch and discuss a variety of clay animations then use tablets, clay and computers to make short clay animations with a soundtrack.

Ceramic Intensive (Week 1 of 2)


Week 2: June 15 - June 19

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Member Price $310, Non-Member Price $335

Work at your own pace to begin your mastery of the ceramics medium. Take the time to explore your subject, strengthen your clay building techniques and practice wheelthrowing and take home a broad portfolio of ceramic pieces.

Screen/Print/Etch


Week 2: June 15 - June 19

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Member Price $150, Non-Member Price $175

Try your hand at many different forms of printmaking. Invent custom designs and use screenprinting to create your own t-shirt. Learn the fundamentals of the linocut, a fun and accessible form of relief printing to create expressive lines and shapes. Experiment with crosshatching and line to create soft values and beautiful subtle images with etching.

Foundations of Filmmaking


Week 2: June 15 - June 19

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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This hands-on camp will introduce aspiring young filmmakers to the basics of visual language used in movies. Pre-production, cinematography and editing will be covered. Participant will learn how to work with digital video cameras and editing software to create short films based on in-camp screenings and demos.

Urban Landscapes


Week 2: June 15 - June 19

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Explore Pittsburgh’s dramatic urban landscapes on foot and document what you see through sketching and informal photography. Compare the works of exhibiting regional artists Ron Donoughe and Seth Clark and look to national artists like Mark Bradford who utilizes online mapping and objects found on location in his massive collages. Experiment with drawing techniques, painting and mixing mediums to create artworks that focus on observation from real locations or compositions of your own design.

Digital Photography


Week 2: June 15 - June 19

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Learn to harness the many functions of digital still cameras. Digital and film-based photography will be compared and in-camp projects will provide an opportunity to improve aesthetic and technical skills through guided practice and critical analysis. Bring your own camera to camp of borrow one of ours.

Week 3: June 22 - June 26

Art Explorers


Week 3: June 22 - June 26

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Voyage to cities and country sides across the globe in search of great art. Be inspired by Vincent Van Gogh to paint subjects from portraits to beautiful landscapes. Gain skill by drawing and painting from observation, before experimenting with more abstract ideas. Become an art investigator using a variety of art materials to guide you on your trip from one end of the earth to the other.

Artful Accessories


Week 3: June 22 - June 26

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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This class proves that the details do matter! Focus on creating stunning accessories such as pendants, earrings and belt buckles. Gain experience in a variety of wire and metal jewelrymaking techniques such as hammering and enameling. Even utilize fiber as a way to produce unique, wearable art.

Draw/Paint/Print


Week 3: June 22 - June 26

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Focus on the fundamentals of drawing, painting and printmaking and combine these techniques to create unique multi-media artworks. Work in the 2D with a range of materials from charcoal, watercolor and block ink.

Playing the Part: Heroes & Villains


Week 3: June 22 - June 26

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Be inspired by beloved characters whether they are heroes or villains! This camp will explore character development, vocal projection, and stage movement as you develop a flair for theatrics by re-imagining your favorite roles. Become a designer as you discover the ingredients of depicting characters through color, line, and angle. Immerse yourself in comedy and drama as you work towards a performance open to friends and family at the end of the week.

Legomation


Week 3: June 22 - June 26

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Explore the wonderful world of Legomation! Using Legos and other snap together building bricks, campers will collaborate to design and build their own stop-motion movies.

Ceramic Intensive (Week 2 of 2)


Week 3: June 22 - June 26

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Member Price $310, Non-Member Price $335

Work at your own pace to begin your mastery of the ceramics medium. Take the time to explore your subject, strengthen your clay building techniques and practice wheelthrowing and take home a broad portfolio of ceramic pieces.

Stained Glass


Week 3: June 22 - June 26

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Member Price $195, Non-Member Price $220

Learn a craft that has been around since ancient times. Use techniques such as soldering, foiling, overlay and glazing. Look to examples of stained glass throughout history and contemporary masterpieces as inspiration for the design of your own stained glass artwork.

Playing the Part: Heroes & Villains


Week 3: June 22 - June 26

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Member Price $270, Non-Member Price $295

Be inspired by beloved characters whether they are heroes or villains! This camp will explore character development, vocal projection, and stage movement as you develop a flair for theatrics by re-imagining your favorite roles. Become a designer as you discover the ingredients of depicting characters through color, line, and angle. Immerse yourself in comedy and drama as you work towards a performance open to friends and family at the end of the week.

Foundations of Digital Photography & Photoshop


Week 3: June 22 - June 26

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Member Price $340, Non-Member Price $365

This camp emphasizing examples and exercises designed to develop the ability to see and create successful photographs. Use digital SLR cameras to learn about exposure, composition and capturing a subject then use the power of Photoshop software to sample digital imaging techniques. Bring your own camera or borrow one of ours.

Cosplay


Week 3: June 22 - June 26

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Step into a world where anime, video games and pop culture collide with fashion. Create detailed renderings for costumes and props. Learn the basics of joining fabric with hand and machine sewing, explore textiles and learn to replicate important elements of costuming. Try your hand a various makeup effect techniques to create different effects from beauty to gore.

Web & Apps


Week 3: June 22 - June 26

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Turn your idea into a website on any device. Through in-class lessons and self-directed projects, this camp will offer an introduction to programming covering HTML5, CSS, Javascript, code structuring and styling. Packaging for Android and iOS will also be covered.

Photography @ PF


Week 3: June 22 - June 26

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Member Price $425, Non-Member Price $450

Learn the essential techniques of film-based photography from exposure and composition to processing and printing in a darkroom. Students will explore local neighborhoods in search of excellent photographs as well as work with lights in a studio setting. Bring your own 35mm camera or use one of ours. All materials, including 35mm black-and-white film and photo paper are provided. This camp is held at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 477 Melwood Avenue, Pittsburgh 15213.

Week 4: June 29 - July 3

Stars & Stripes


Week 4: June 29 - July 3

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Member Price $140, Non-Member Price $165

Celebrate our nation’s independence by making your own patriotic works of art. Expand your horizons using texture, line, shape and color as you create flags, hats and banners. Mimic the fireworks in the sky by creating paper rockets and wind socks that blow and flutter in the summer breeze as you celebrate with friends and family.

Little Illustrators


Week 4: June 29 - July 3

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Express your own story through pictures by using famous author-illustrators as inspiration. Experiment with Eric Carle’s signature collage style, tell a story without words like David Weisner, and journey into a strange land of imaginative creatures with the illustrations of Maurice Sendak.

The Wright Way


Week 4: June 29 - July 3

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Learn about the wonderful creations of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. From Falling Water to the original Guggenheim Museum, this architect’s designs are celebrated across the globe. Think like an architect as you learn about scale, structure, drafting and other architectural concepts. Use a variety of materials to create your own small-scale buildings.

Recycled Robots


Week 4: June 29 - July 3

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Design, build, and program robots using CMU CREATELab’s Hummingbird kit and recycled materials. Students will learn how to creatively use Servos, sensors, and LEDs along with programming basics to make their robot creations come to life!

Exploring Photography


Week 4: June 29 - July 3

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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If you like taking photos with a camera, tablet or phone this camp is for you! Traditional and digital processes will be explored including, pinhole cameras, camera obscura, photograms, painting with light, Photoshop basics and more.

Clay Explorations


Week 4: June 29 - July 3

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Explore the creativity and diversity of working with clay. Use handbuilding skills to create functional vessels like bowls and cups. Discover the expressive possibilities of sculpting as you try your hand at realistic sculptures and brand-new abstract creations. Embrace drawing and painting techniques to bring your work to life using decorative surface designs and glazes.

Manipulating Metals


Week 4: June 29 - July 3

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Manipulate metals like copper and pewter to create truly unique wearable artworks. Design, carve, stamp and form decorative pieces through metal working processes like embossing, metal plating, enameling and casting.

Oil & Acrylic


Week 4: June 29 - July 3

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Explore acrylic and oil painting to discover their unique properties. Focus on texture, brush stroke, color mixing and focal point while utilizing various painting surfaces, in different sizes. Receive individualized attention so that you can create successful observational or abstract works of art by organizing forms and colors into finished compositions.

Anime Workshop


Week 4: June 29 - July 3

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Originating in Japan, Anime has become a popular animation genre worldwide. Learn about line, contour and figure drawing and create your own Anime characters using graphics tablets and animation software. Anime classics will be screened in camp for discussion, analysis and inspiration.

Week 5: July 6 - July 10

Under the Big Top


Week 5: July 6 - July 10

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Join us for the “Greatest Show on Earth” and clown around under the big top. Draw, paint and sculpt your favorite acts in the circus from acrobats and paper mache animals to colorful painted backdrops. Find inspiration from Alexander Calder’s tiny mixed media circus of kinetic performers.

Drawing Explorations


Week 5: July 6 - July 10

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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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.

Andy's Factory


Week 5: July 6 - July 10

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Join the assembly line and create some amazing Pop Art masterpieces though drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. Learn about what makes art “pop” and how Andy Warhol used the help of his friends to create amazing artwork from images in popular culture.

Legomation


Week 5: July 6 - July 10

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Explore the wonderful world of Legomation! Using Legos and other snap together building bricks, campers will collaborate to design and build their own stop-motion movies.

Intro to Graphic Design


Week 5: July 6 - July 10

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Learn how to think like a creative director of an advertising agency in this camp. Develop an understanding of brand identity and color theory and use fine art mediums like drawing, painting and printmaking in the design of a unique logo and marketing campaign.

Sewing Fundamentals


Week 5: July 6 - July 10

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Become familiar with using a sewing machine and learn the basics of joining fabric. Utilize a number of different stitches, on the machine and by hand, to create both functional and decorative items for you and your home.

Cryptozoology and Other Weird Stuff


Week 5: July 6 - July 10

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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UFOs, Big Foot and Ghosts are just a few of the subjects covered in this camp mixing strange phenomena with moviemaking. Historical and recent examples of famous hoaxes will be screened, analyzed and combined with media-making exercises leading to an origi¬nal “mockumentary” movie production.

High Fire Ceramics (Week 1 of 2)


Week 5: July 6 - July 10

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Utilize our professional ceramics studio and equipment to create functional and sculptural ceramic artworks using both handbuilding and wheelthrowing techniques. Experiment with surface design and textures and use high fire dipping glazes to create enduring stoneware pieces. Tuition includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes, bisque and gas firing.

After Effects Workshop


Week 5: July 6 - July 10

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Gain experience and knowledge with digital effects in Adobe’s powerful image compositing program. This camp will provide students with an introduction to After Effects. Learn to manipulate video, photographs, graphics, text, and other visual elements into an entirely new work. Keyframes, blending modes and chroma keying for green screen will be covered

Programming Workshop


Week 5: July 6 - July 10

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Learn basic programming skills as you manipulate video and music using Python programming language. End the week by creating a side-scroller video game that you can play at home and share with friends.

Photography @ PF


Week 5: July 6 - July 10

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Member Price $425, Non-Member Price $450

Learn the essential techniques of film-based photography from exposure and composition to processing and printing in a darkroom. Students will explore local neighborhoods in search of excellent photographs as well as work with lights in a studio setting. Bring your own 35mm camera or use one of ours. All materials, including 35mm black-and-white film and photo paper are provided. This camp is held at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 477 Melwood Avenue, Pittsburgh 15213.

Week 6: July 13 - July 17

Under the Sea


Week 6: July 13 - July 17

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Explore the beautiful world beneath the waves and work together with classmates to build an underwater wonderland full of dolphins, sharks and seahorses. Learn about the many riches that hide in the deep blue sea through drawing and painting and put your sculpting skills to the test as you transform yourself into a sea creature.

Draw/Paint/Print


Week 6: July 13 - July 17

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Focus on the fundamentals of drawing, painting and printmaking and combine these techniques to create unique multi-media artworks. Work in the 2D with a range of materials from charcoal, watercolor and block ink.

Forts & Secret Hideaways


Week 6: July 13 - July 17

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Let your creativity expand beyond the canvas as you and your classmates design a secret hideaway from your imaginations. Work as a team to combine elements of architecture, painting, sculpture, sound and light to create a one of a kind experience for all that enter!

Building Big


Week 6: July 13 - July 17

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Become inspired by the larger than life work of Claus Oldenburg, Anish Kapoor and Jeff Koons and look at your world from a whole new perspective! Work independently and in groups with a variety of materials to create work of epic proportions like outdoor installations and over-blown every day objects.

Intro to Video Game Programming


Week 6: July 13 - July 17

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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This introduction to the creative world of video game programming and design is geared toward 8 - 10 year olds. Students will learn how to make their very own video games using Scratch - developed at the Media Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology - a programming language for creating interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art. While learning how to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively, youngsters will also learn how to design, program, and troubleshoot

The Science of Art


Week 6: July 13 - July 17

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Enter an art laboratory to discover where art and science naturally overlap. Look to artist/scientists like Leonardo da Vinci to create work informed by scientific investigation. Explore the world of color like Georges Seurat and inspect multiple art genres like Abstract Expressionism and Cubism to inspire invented artworks of your very own.

Foundations of Photography


Week 6: July 13 - July 17

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Learn the basics of black-and-white photography and working in a darkroom. Emphasis will be placed on the principles of composition, proper use of the camera, and processing and printing your own rolls of film. In-camp exercises will enable you to practice your skills and create successful photos. Cameras, film, and photo paper are provided.

High Fire Ceramics (Week 2 of 2)


Week 6: July 13 - July 17

9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Member Price $310, Non-Member Price $335

Utilize our professional ceramics studio and equipment to create functional and sculptural ceramic artworks using both handbuilding and wheelthrowing techniques. Experiment with surface design and textures and use high fire dipping glazes to create enduring stoneware pieces. Tuition includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes, bisque and gas firing.

Stained Glass


Week 6: July 13 - July 17

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Learn a craft that has been around since ancient times. Use techniques such as soldering, foiling, overlay and glazing and look to examples of stained glass throughout history as inspiration for the design of your own stained glass artwork.

Digital Filmmaking Workshop


Week 6: July 13 - July 17

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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This camp offers a solid foundation in the key aesthetic and technical skills essential to creating quality digital films. Composition, cinematography, audio and editing are some of the concepts that will be covered. In-camp screenings and discussion of narrative, documentary and experimental films and videos will enable participants to gain command of the language of filmmaking. Using digital video cameras and editing software, students will collaborate on short projects designed to explore essential filmmaking techniques.

Week 7: July 20 - July 24

Lines, Dots & Doodles


Week 7: July 20 - July 24

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Attention all doodlers! Use this camp to build a foundation in drawing using a variety of wonderful materials from pencils to paint. Learn about different types of lines, shapes and colors. Observe the world around you as you develop new skills and talents while designing unique creations.

Art in Motion


Week 7: July 20 - July 24

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Turn dance into sculpture and make paintings sing! Combine art with dance and music in this multi-sensory experience. Construct a beat using percussion instruments and use dance moves to tell your story. Explore different art materials to create costumes, props and a set. At the end of the week, invite your family and friends to see the original performance you designed as a group.

Wizard School


Week 7: July 20 - July 24

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Transform yourself into a wizard and travel to a magical realm where dragons and other mythical creatures roam. Conduct experiments to create colorful potions and conjure rhythmic spells and incantations. Complete your magical persona by constructing a magical wand, sculpting a companion animal and designing enchanting costumes.

Art in Motion


Week 7: July 20 - July 24

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Turn dance into sculpture and make paintings sing! Combine art with dance and music in this multi-sensory experience. Construct a beat using percussion instruments and use dance moves to tell your story. Explore different art materials to create costumes, props and a set. At the end of the week, invite your family and friends to see the original performance you designed as a group.

Jewelrymaking


Week 7: July 20 - July 24

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Learn to create artful accessories using a wide variety of metals, fibers and beads. Explore different jewelrymaking processes including hammering and felting and use your new skills to produce unique wearable artworks.

Mosaics & Handbuilt Ceramics


Week 7: July 20 - July 24

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Experience a diverse range of ceramics, assemblage and sculpting techniques in one camp. Refine your handbuilding skills to form unique functional and sculptural work from earthenware. Use surface design techniques such as sgraffito and slip transfers as you finish your work with low and mid-fire glazes. Combine sculpting processes in a collaged mosaic by creating clay tiles and utilizing glass and found objects in one final composition.

Maker Madness


Week 7: July 20 - July 24

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Calling all tinkers, programmers and technology enthusiasts: advance your maker skills in this cool camp. You will create basic circuits, hone your woodworking skills, and program video games in Scratch. Then combine these skills to create you own video game controller out of recycled materials.

Intro to Graphic Design


Week 7: July 20 - July 24

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Learn how to think like the creative director of an advertising agency. Receive a foundation that will allow you to design marketing materials from logos to letterhead. Begin to develop an understanding of brand identity and color theory while effectively using layout and typography to create infographic prints and bold posters.

Anime Workshop


Week 7: July 20 - July 24

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Originating in Japan, Anime has become a popular animation genre worldwide. Learn about line, contour and figure drawing and create your own Anime characters using graphics tablets and animation software. Anime classics will be screened in camp for discussion, analysis and inspiration.

Week 8: July 27 - July 31

Creating on Canvas


Week 8: July 27 - July 31

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Experiment with acrylic and watercolor paints to invent a new color, create dynamic textures and construct realistic and abstract masterpieces! Try different painting surfaces and work together with your classmates on a collaborative artwork.

Ceramic Sampler


Week 8: July 27 - July 31

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Gain fundamental ceramic skills as you sample all that clay has to offer. Experiment with air dry and paper clays to create unique sculptures and mosaics. Exercise your drawing, painting and sculpting skills to create prototypes before you dive into new projects built to withstand the heat of the kiln. Complete the process as you glaze and fire work to take home.

Mixed Media


Week 8: July 27 - July 31

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Enter an art laboratory and experiment with different materials to create 2D collages and 3D assemblages. Inspect multiple art genres like Abstract Expressionism and Cubism to inspire invented artworks of your very own.

Drawing & Painting


Week 8: July 27 - July 31

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Learn how to turn ideas into sketches, sketches into drawings and drawings into paintings. Explore mark-making materials like charcoal and pastel and use your expertise to successfully compose and execute paintings using watercolor and acrylics.

Synthesizers, Samples & Soundtracks


Week 8: July 27 - July 31

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Make a banana sing? Turn a tree into a turntable? Learn how to make an instrument out of anything! Participants will explore the science of sound using magnetic circuitry and tablets to design and build their own unique musical instruments. Then learn how to record your instruments, make sound effects and remixes! Perfect for music, art and science fans.

Creature Design & Mask Making


Week 8: July 27 - July 31

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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As birthplace to George Romero’s classic horror films and to special effects make-up master, Tom Savini, Pittsburgh is the perfect city to nurture an interest in monster making. 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 and basic mold making. Use professional materials such as latex and airbrush paint to create a realistic half-mask representing your devised creature.

Acting for the Camera


Week 8: July 27 - July 31

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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We’ve been watching film and television actors all our lives—- but what makes for a successful screen performance? How does it differ from acting on the stage? This camp will utilize digital video to demonstrate and instruct acting-for-the-camera techniques. Students will perform on camera and critique their performances, enabling them to learn the basics of film and television acting.

Director's Workshop


Week 8: July 27 - July 31

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Everyone wants to direct, but what does a director do? Find out by exploring concepts such as visualization, composition and shot choice. Screening and analysis of a variety of films ranging from the silent era to contemporary classics will enable participants to recognize the influence of the director. You’ll learn how to plan and direct scenes, and discover how a crew works together to fulfill the director’s vision.

Week 9: August 3 - August 7

Puppet Performance


Week 9: August 3 - August 7

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Enter a camp that combines painting, collage, sculpture, storytelling and performance. Design zany characters and bring them to life as hand, finger, and stick or shadow puppets. Design sets, props and create original stories. Use your creations to put on shows to entertain your classmates.

Superheroes


Week 9: August 3 - August 7

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Learn about superheroes in books, films and comics and invent your own alter ego complete with a catchy name and special powers. Design your superhero costume, create gadgets and accessories and illustrate your hero’s adventures in your own comic book!

Draw/Paint/Print


Week 9: August 3 - August 7

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Focus on the fundamentals of drawing, painting and printmaking and combine these techniques to create unique multi-media artworks. Work in the 2D with a range of materials from charcoal, watercolor and block ink.

My Neighborhood


Week 9: August 3 - August 7

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Pittsburgh is a wonderful place to live, and we can play a big role in keeping it that way. Use Ron Donoghue’s paintings of local neighborhoods in our galleries to think about how our city looks. Work together to create an urban plan for a city inspired by changes you would like to make to our own. Design buildings and structures using cardboard, found objects and paints to form a giant, 3D city map.

Intro to Video Game Programming


Week 9: August 3 - August 7

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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This introduction to the creative world of video game programming and design is geared toward 8 - 10 year olds. Students will learn how to make their very own video games using Scratch - developed at the Media Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology - a programming language for creating interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art. While learning how to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively, youngsters will also learn how to design, program, and troubleshoot

Creature Design


Week 9: August 3 - August 7

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Learn how to develop movie-worthy artwork in this introduction to creature design. Take a character from concept to completion as you transition from anatomical sketches to a 3D maquette. Use professional materials such as polymer clay and airbrush paint to create a realistic model of your devised creature.

Cryptozoology and Other Weird Stuff


Week 9: August 3 - August 7

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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UFOs, Big Foot and Ghosts are just a few of the subjects covered in this camp mixing strange phenomena with moviemaking. Historical and recent examples of famous hoaxes will be screened, analyzed and combined with media-making exercises leading to an origi¬nal “mockumentary” movie production.

Raku


Week 9: August 3 - August 7

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Explore this traditional Japanese process that has been modified by contemporary potters worldwide. Start by creating decorative work using handbuilding and wheelthrowing techniques. Finish the experience with an outdoor firing where your ceramic pieces will be removed from the kiln while still glowing hot. Once the smoke has cleared, examine the stunning results of this process from metallic and crackled glaze surfaces to blackened unglazed clay.

Digital Photography


Week 9: August 3 - August 7

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Learn to harness the many functions of digital still cameras. Digital and film-based photography will be compared and in-camp projects will provide an opportunity to improve aesthetic and technical skills through guided practice and critical analysis. Bring your own camera to camp of borrow one of ours.

Handmade Filmmaking @ PF


Week 9: August 3 - August 7

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Here’s a chance to explore creating movies with film. Working collaboratively, you will learn how to properly shoot and hand-process real celluloid. Then using a film to digital workflow, you will edit your footage using computers and editing software. Hand-painting, scratch films and other non-camera techniques will be also be explored in this unique filmmaking camp. This camp is held at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 477 Melwood Avenue, Pittsburgh 15213.

Week 10: August 10 - August 14

Clay Play


Week 10: August 10 - August 14

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Discover the amazing qualities of clay through exploration. Learn fundamental techniques of ceramics like handbuilding and coiling. Push the boundaries of the medium to create something brand new and all your own. Experiment with earthen and air dry clay and fire one piece to take home.

Pint-sized Picassos


Week 10: August 10 - August 14

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Unleash your inner Picasso. From the Blue Period to Cubism, Picasso’s innovative imagination produced many of the world’s best known and most beloved works of art. Study the diverse work of this timeless master while creating unique 2D and 3D works of your own.

Through the Decades


Week 10: August 10 - August 14

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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PCA first opened its doors in 1945. Help us celebrate our 70th birthday by exploring some of the best art trends the past 7 decades have had to offer. Move to retro beats like the jitterbug from the 40’s and create your own threads with 70’s inspired tie-dye. Find your way back to the present by emulating contemporary techniques, taking a look at PCA’s 2015 Emerging Artist of the Year, Seth Clark.

The Science of Art


Week 10: August 10 - August 14

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Enter an art laboratory to discover where art and science naturally overlap. Look to artist/scientists like Leonardo da Vinci to create work informed by scientific investigation. Explore the world of color like Georges Seurat and inspect multiple art genres like Abstract Expressionism and Cubism to inspire invented artworks of your very own.

Clay Animation


Week 10: August 10 - August 14

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Learn how to design and create your own movie using the popular technique of claymation. Watch and discuss a variety of clay animations then use tablets, clay and computers to make short clay animations with a soundtrack.

Sculpture


Week 10: August 10 - August 14

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Use clay, found materials and fabric to create sculptures that hang, stand or sit. Look at what types of objects sculptors are making today and collaborate with your peers to create an installation that transforms your studio classroom.

Foundations of Filmmaking


Week 10: August 10 - August 14

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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This hands-on camp will introduce aspiring young filmmakers to the basics of visual language used in movies. Pre-production, cinematography and editing will be covered. Participant will learn how to work with digital video cameras and editing software to create short films based on in-camp screenings and demos.

Manipulating Metals


Week 10: August 10 - August 14

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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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.

Week 11: August 17 - August 21

Junior Architects


Week 11: August 17 - August 21

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Think like architects and engineers as you explore the most spectacular creations humans have built. Be dazzled by the mysterious pyramid of Giza and the monoliths of Stonehenge as well as buildings like the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Coliseum. Create plans and complete a model of your own wonder inspired by great marvels of architecture worldwide.

Leonardo's Workshop


Week 11: August 17 - August 21

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Step into our studio to explore science through art. Let the work of Leonardo Da Vinci be your guide as you examine his accomplishments as an artist, architect, and inventor. Investigate anatomy and drawing the figure, build an architectural model, and delve into the scientific method as you explore the art and architecture of Renaissance Italy.

Pop Art


Week 11: August 17 - August 21

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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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.

Legomation


Week 11: August 17 - August 21

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Explore the wonderful world of Legomation! Using Legos and other snap together building bricks, campers will collaborate to design and build their own stop-motion movies.

Fashion Design


Week 11: August 17 - August 21

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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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 and showcase your work in an end of the week fashion show and presentation.

Raku


Week 11: August 17 - August 21

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Explore the traditional Japanese form of pottery called raku. Use handbuilding and wheelthrowing techniques, surface design and glazing to create unique pieces. Finish the experience with an outdoor firing where your ceramic pieces will be removed from the kiln while still glowing hot.

Digital Animation with Wacom Tablets


Week 11: August 17 - August 21

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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This camp offers an introduction to digital illustration using a stylus and graphics tablet. Students will explore various animation methods including character animation and roto¬scoping, (an animation technique in which animators trace over live-action video).

Foundations of Photography


Week 11: August 17 - August 21

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Learn the basics of black-and-white photography and working in a darkroom. Emphasis will be placed on the principles of composition, proper use of the camera, and processing and printing your own rolls of film. In-camp exercises will enable you to practice your skills and create successful photos. Cameras, film, and photo paper are provided.

Drawing


Week 11: August 17 - August 21

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Recreate what you see around you by using observational drawing and create your own world with abstract design. Gain experience with gesture and contour while drawing from a clothed model and make marks with materials like charcoal, oil pastel and graphite.