SATURDAY CLASSES

ART IN THE FAMILY (ages 3-5 w/adult)

CCH100
$90 members $115 non-members
6 Saturdays, 9:00 - 10:30 am, Jul 8 - Aug 12

Experience the joy of spending time with your favorite young person. Have fun working together transforming paint, clay, glitter, glue and more into unique works of art to display or give away. A new activity or theme will be introduced each week.

SUMMER OF ART (ages 4-6)

CCH101
$90 members. $115 non-members
6 Saturdays, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Jul 8 - Aug 12

It's summertime, so let's celebrate! Each session, explore the wonder of the season by creating works of art. Make big sun hats and decorate them, draw and paint beachy seascapes, sculpt crazy insects out of clay and more. Come and celebrate the arts with us!

CLAYMAKING (ages 6-9)

CCH102
$95 members, $120 non-members
6 Saturdays, 9:00 - 10:30 am, Jul 8 - Aug 12

Get your hands muddy! Working with clay has limitless possibilities. Make pots, tiles and small sculptures using a variety of handbuilding methods including pinch, coil and slab construction.

WORLD OF ART (ages 6-9)

CCH103
$90 members. $115 non-members
6 Saturdays, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Jul 8 - Aug 12

Travel around the world with paint and clay to guide us. Young explorers will experience the art of the world's many different cultures. Painting, printmaking, sculpture and more are covered in this tour of art around the world.

DRAWING AND CARTOONING (ages 9-14)

CCH104
$90 members. $115 non-members
6 Saturdays, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Jul 8 - Aug 12

Explore the basic methods of drawing and cartooning. Instruction will cover the fundamentals of line, contour, shading and perspective with a special emphasis on learning how to draw the human figure for use in cartoons.

JUNE 5 - 9

CATERPILLAR CAMP (ages 2-3 w/adult)

AC110
$75 members, $100 non-members
Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 10:00 am

Inch by inch, little caterpillars will experience an imaginative introduction to the arts. This camp encourages children, with adult guidance, to engage in creative art activities using paints, paper, markers, stories and make-believe.

MONKEY MADNESS (ages 4-7)

AC111
$125 members, $150 non-members
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you mad about monkeys and goofy about gorillas? Discover monkeys, gibbons, gorillas and orangutans in this fantastic, fun-filled class about primates. Create sculptures, drawings, paintings and more in the middle of all this monkey madness.

5-7 year olds may enroll in both Monkey Madness and Summer Sensations with supervision provided during the half hour break between camps.

SUMMER SENSATIONS (ages 4-7)

AC112
$125 members, $150 non-members
Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:30 pm

Celebrate sunshine and get creative while exploring all the sights, sounds and smells of summer. Use a wide variety of materials to create dazzling artwork inspired by sunshine, seashells and flowers. Play games, sing songs and have a sensational week!

5-7 year olds may enroll in both Monkey Madness and Summer Sensations with supervision provided during the half hour break between camps.

JUNE 12 - 16

OCTOPUS GARDEN (ages 4-6) - new!


course: AC210
cost: $125 members, $150 non-members
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

There's a lot more to explore than seashells in the ocean. Learn about dolphins, sharks, starfish and seahorses, as well as the unique plant life that thrives in the beautiful blue sea. Dive into your creativity!

5-6 year olds may enroll in both Octopus Garden and Creatures of the Night with supervision provided during the half hour break between camps.

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT (ages 5-7)

course: AC211
cost: $125 members, $150 non-members
dates: Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:30 pm

Have a howling good time learning about wolves, owls, bats, foxes, raccoons, cats and other creatures of the night! Each day discuss a new animal or animals and use it as inspiration for art in both 2 and 3 dimensions. Explore drawing, painting and sculpting techniques with a variety of art materials.

5-6 year olds may enroll in both Octopus Garden and Creatures of the Night with supervision provided during the half hour break between camps.

KALEIDOSCOPE OF ART (ages 6-12)

AC212
$195 members, $220 non-members
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Inspire the start of your summer with a whirl of the arts! Discover and expand your creativity while developing fundamental art skills. Paint, draw, sculpt and more in this exciting multi-media week. A wonderful opportunity to sample all of the arts!

DRAWING AND PAINTING (ages 9-14)

course: AC213
cost: $195 members, $220 non-members
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting. Line, form, texture, composition, color, value and perspective are covered. Projects include outdoor sketching, landscape, still life and portraiture using watercolors, acrylics, pencils, pastels and charcoal.

JUNE 19 - 23 2006

FARMYARD FRIENDS (ages 3-4 w/adult)

course: AC310
cost: $75 members, $100 non-members
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 10:00 am

Pigs, goats, chickens, horses, cows and all the sights and sounds of life on a farm will be explored in this fun-filled class. Sing songs, hear stories, play games and create art projects together using paint, fabric, crayons and more.

PRE-SCHOOL PICASSOS (ages 4-6)

course: AC311
cost: $125 members, $150 non-members
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Unleash your inner Picasso! Work with colors, shapes, lines and all the tools Picasso used to create his masterpieces. Make wacky portraits, crazy sculptures and more.

5-6 year olds may enroll in both Pre-School Picassos and Wild about Bugs with supervision provided during the half hour break between camps.

WILD ABOUT BUGS (ages 5-7)

course: AC312
cost: $125 members, $150 non-members
dates: Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:30 pm

Enter into a world of dots and spots, stripes and shapes as you learn about ladybugs, bumble bees, butterflies and many other colorful insect friends. Make your own insects with paint, clay, crayon, fabric and more.

5-6 year olds may enroll in both Pre-School Picassos and Wild about Bugs with supervision provided during the half hour break between camps.

CITY SPECTACULAR (ages 6-12)

course: AC313
cost: $195 members, $220 non-members
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Imagine your ideal city. Using cardboard, paint, clay and found objects, create buildings, houses and monuments. Then design your city's layout, complete with streets, parks and shops. This camp combines art and imagination with basic architecture and city planning concepts for a spectacular urban experience!

WHEELTHROWN CERAMICS (ages 9-14) — two week camp!

course: AC316
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, June 19-23 and 26-30
course: AC317
Monday - Friday, 12:30 ? 3:30 pm, June 19-23 and 26-30
cost: $240 members, $265 non-members

Learn the techniques and methods used for wheelthrown pottery. Create pots, bowls, mugs and more in this fun introduction to making pottery on the wheel. Preparing the clay, using clay tools, centering, throwing cylinders and bowls, as well as glazing and decorating techniques will be covered.

Children may register for two half-day camps. Supervision will be provided during the half hour break between camps.

PHOTOGRAPHY (ages 9-14) — two week camp!

course: AC314
cost: $260 members, $285 non-members
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, June 19-23 and 26-30

Learn the ins and outs of black and white photography during this two-week camp. Emphasis will be on the principles of composition and the processes of developing and printing film. Included in the fee is a camera that can be taken home at the end of camp.

Children may register for two half-day camps. Supervision will be provided during the half hour break between camps.

JEWELRY (ages 9-14) — two week camp!

course: AC315
cost: $240 members, $265 non-members
dates: Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:30 pm, June 19-23 and 26-30

Learn the art of wire wrapping using sterling silver wire, copper wire, semi-precious stones, crystals and assorted beads. Explore the different properties of silver, copper, cowrie shells, crystals and semi-precious stones. Craft toe rings, rings, earrings, bracelets, anklets, hair adornments and some body jewelry.

Children may register for two half-day camps. Supervision will be provided during the half hour break between camps.

JUNE 26 - 30, 2006

STORYBOOK WONDERS (ages 4-6)

course: AC410
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

course: AC411
Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:30 pm

cost: $125 members, $150 non-members

Classic children's literature, folktales and contemporary books come to life through art projects, music, drama and storytelling. This camp integrates literature and the arts for the young book lover.

GLOW IN THE DARK CREATIONS (ages 6-12)

course: AC412
cost: $200 members, $225 non-members
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Turn out the lights and join us for a truly enlightening experience! Learn about all things that glow from lightning bugs and creatures of the deep sea to florescent crystals in desert caves. Create your own glow in the dark paintings and sculptures!

WINNING GAME DESIGN (ages 8-12)

course: AC413
cost: $195 members, $220 non-members
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

If you are a fan of board games, go directly to this camp! Spend the week conceptualizing and designing games, draw, paint or collage game boards, sculpt game pieces, and give them a spin with other campers.

DRAWING AND PAINTING (ages 9-14)

course: AC414
cost: $195 members, $220 non-members
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting. Line, form, texture, composition, color, value and perspective are covered. Projects include outdoor sketching, landscape, still life and portraiture using watercolors, acrylics, pencils, pastels and charcoal.

JULY 3 - 7

FUZZY WUZZY (ages 4-6)

course: AC510
dates: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
cost: $105 members, $130 non-members

Enjoy bears, bunnies, kittens, puppies and all your favorite fuzzy friends. Work with felt, yarn, pom-poms and other fuzzy fabrics to make all kinds of wonderful art.

TREASURE ISLAND (ages 6-12)

course: AC511
dates: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
cost: $170 members, $195 non-members

Take to the high seas and let your imagination sail to uncharted islands. Draw a map of your imaginary island, design and create your own personal Jolly Roger, a flag that will reflect something about you, and make a jewel-encrusted treasure box, along with various other two- and three- dimensional projects inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's classic book Treasure Island.

DRAWING AND CARTOONING (ages 9-14)

course: AC512
dates: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
cost: $170 members, $195 non-members

Explore the basic methods of drawing and cartooning. Learn the fundamentals of line, contour, shading and perspective with a special emphasis on learning how to draw the human figure for use in cartoons.

JULY 10 - 14

UNDER THE BIG TOP (ages 4-6)

course: AC610 [Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm]
course: AC611 [Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:30 pm]
cost: $125 members, $150 non-members

Clown around and explore circus fun. Challenge your creativity and discover the world of clowns, magicians, elephants, tigers and trapeze artists. Draw, paint, sculpt, act and sing as we run away to our make-believe circus.

BACK TO THE FUTURE (ages 6-12)

course: AC612
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
cost: $195 members, $220 non-members

Travel on the wings of time. Examine artwork from various time periods and pinpoint how art connects with what is happening in the world. Stretch your imagination forward in time and make futuristic paintings and sculptures. This special camp unites history with art.

STUDIO ARTS SAMPLER (ages 9-14) - two week camp!

course: AC613
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, July 10-14 and 17-21

cost: $200 members, $225 non-members
Sample the arts! Draw and paint outdoors, make unique prints, sculpt people and animals and more. This is a great introduction to the arts and the perfect way to further your skills in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Children may register for two half-day camps. Supervision will be provided during the half hour break between camps.

EARTH AND FIRE (ages 9-14) - two week camp!

course: AC614 [Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, July 10-14 and 17-21]
course: AC615 [Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:30 pm, July 10-14 and 17-21]
cost: $240 members, $265 non-members

This camp is an intensive two-week opportunity to develop skills in ceramics. Explore wheelthrowing, handbuilding, sculpture and finishing techniques like sgraffito, resist, underglazing, glazing and painting. Camp concludes with a Raku firing.

Children may register for two half-day camps. Supervision will be provided during the half hour break between camps.

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY (ages 9-14) - two week camp!

course: AC616
dates: Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:30 pm, July 10-14 and 17-21
cost: $260 members, $285 non-members

Explore the streets of Shadyside and Squirrel Hill in search of the perfect photograph. Capture the people, buildings, houses and anything else you might find for your own personal photos. Emphasis will be on the principles of composition and the processes of developing and printing film. Included in the fee is a camera that can be taken home at the end of camp.

Children may register for two half-day camps. Supervision will be provided during the half hour break between camps.

JULY 17 - 21

IMAGINE THAT! (ages 4-6)

course: AC710
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
cost: $125 members, $150 non-members
Come with us to a land of make believe and bring your imagination. We'll have fun inventing people and places, drawing silly faces and painting funny vases. Experience the joy your creativity can bring in story-telling, visual arts, music and movement. Imagine That!

5-6 year olds may enroll in both Imagine That! and Treasure Hunt with supervision provided during the half hour break between camps

TREASURE HUNT (ages 5-7)

course: AC711
dates: Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:30 pm
cost: $125 members, $150 non-members

Join the hunt for lost treasures! Create your own gold coins, Egyptian masks, treasure maps and other buried treasures with a variety of materials. End the class with an exciting treasure hunt!

5-6 year olds may enroll in both Imagine That! and Treasure Hunt with supervision provided during the half hour break between camps

LEAPING ACROSS LANDSCAPES (ages 6-9)

course: AC712
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
cost: $255 members, $280 non-members

Dance Alloy joins with PCA to inspire campers to enjoy the beauty of the world around them! Learn about the different plants and animals living around PCA. Use art to make your own plants and animals and movement to make them come alive!

YOUNG LEONARDOS (ages 6-12)

course: AC713
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
cost: $195 members, $220 non-members

Leonardo da Vinci, painter, sculptor, architect, scientist and inventor, was one of the most creative individuals of the Italian Renaissance. Like da Vinci, create architectural models, draw, paint, sculpt and invent while investigating how things work. This unique camp unites the arts and sciences.

ROBOT CAMP (ages 8-12)

course: AC714
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
cost: $195 members, $220 non-members

Learn about real robots and use your imagination to create your own imaginary robot. Construct your creation out of paper, cardboard, paint and more. Invent the robots of the future in this fun and exciting camp!

OUTDOOR SKETCHING (ages 9-14)

course: AC715
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
cost: $195 members, $220 non-members

Use the beautiful surroundings of Mellon Park as your inspiration. Spend your days outside sketching and painting the beauty of the fields, sky and gardens around you. With concentrated studio time, enjoy outdoor sketching and landscape painting using both traditional and non-traditional media.

JULY 24 - 28

AMAZING ALPHABET ADVENTURE (ages 4-6)

course: AC810 [Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm]
course: AC811 [Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:30 pm]
cost: $125 members, $150 non-members

Explore the alphabet and the use of letters in this adventurous week of words and images. Painting, sculpture and rubber stamps will be used to create one of a kind books that bring the alphabet to life with a variety of colors, patterns and shapes.

STAGE RIGHT (ages 6-9)

course: AC812
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
cost: $195 members, $220 non-members

Delve into the world of theater and develop acting skills while having fun! Work as a group to write a play, design costumes, create sets and finish the week with an informal performance.

IMAGINATION STATION (ages 8-12)

course: AC813
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
cost: $195 members, $220 non-members

Unleash your imagination in this creative camp. Learn how to turn everyday objects into your own artistic masterpieces. Use paint, glitter, markers, clay and more to unlock your creativity and imagination. Let your imagination be your guide!

ANIME AND CARTOONING (ages 9-14)

course: AC814
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
cost: $195 members, $220 non-members

Learn the tricks of the trade in this introduction to anime and cartooning. Learn the fundamentals of line, contour, shading and perspective with a special focus on drawing the human figure in the style of popular cartoons and Japanese animation.

JULY 31 - AUG 4

MAGIC CARPET RIDE (ages 4-6)

course: AC910 [Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm]
course: AC911 [Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:30 pm]
cost: $125 members, $150 non-members

After we create our magic carpet, imagine the wonderful places it can take us ? to the beach, under the sea, the farm or to a land of make believe. Through stories, songs and visual arts let your imagination soar to wonderful locations.

WHEELING AROUND (ages 6-12)

course: AC912
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
cost: $195 members, $220 non-members

Race around in this speedy camp! Learn about everything with wheels from motorcycles and race cars to buses and big rigs. Make your own vehicles out of paint, paper, clay and more. Build streets and race your vehicles around your new town.

NATIONS & IMAGINATIONS (ages 8-12)

course: AC913
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
cost: $255 members, $280 non-members

Join Pittsburgh's Dance Alloy for this wonderful week of exploring the power of dance. Be inspired by the different cultures and art rom around the world. Use art and movement to express the styles of cultures from around the globe. This week will culminate in an informal festive dance celebration for family and friends.

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA (ages 9-14)

course: AC914
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
cost: $235 members, $260 non-members

Pittsburgh Filmmakers and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts collaborate in bringing you this unique camp combining acting with the aesthetics of video. While working on individual improvisations and monologues, explore the relationship of the actor to the camera and how it differs from acting in front of a live audience. Learn what is involved with developing an ?informed eye? as well as basic camera operating techniques. Discover how these factors interact and impact the roles of actor and director.

POP ART! (ages 9-14)

course: AC915
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
cost: $195 members, $220 non-members

Take a trip back to the 1960s and the age of Pop Art. Study the works of such artists as Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenberg and Pittsburgh's own Andy Warhol. Learn what inspired them and then try it yourself. Projects may include painting, silk screening, giant soft sculptures and more.

AUGUST 7 - 11

THINGS THAT GO VROOOM! (ages 4-6)

course: AC1010 [Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm]
course: AC1011 [Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:30 pm]
cost: $125 members, $150 non-members

Cars, trains, planes, boats and everything else that goes vrooom will be explored in this camp. Each day, learn about a new vehicle to inspire you to make your own things that go vrooom with paint, paper, glue, cardboard and more.

PITTSBURGH'S OWN (ages 6-12)

course: AC1012
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
cost: $195 members, $220 non-members

Pittsburgh is rich with cultural tradition in both art and architecture. Learn about some of our most famous hometown artists like Mary Cassatt, Andy Warhol, Burton Morris, Keith Haring and more. Observe their works and then create masterpieces as one of Pittsburgh's own!

CENTER STAGE (ages 9-14) - two week camp!

course: AC1013 [Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm]
dates: August 7 - 11 and 14 - 18
cost: $360 members, $385 non-members

During this intensive two-week acting camp, learn about character development, scene study, vocal projection and stage movement while working toward a performance on the last day. Develop acting skills and strengthen self-confidence while designing and creating your own sets and costumes. (Due to the scope and limited time of this camp, attendance each day is very important.)

EARTH AND FIRE (ages 9-14) - two week camp!

course: AC1014 [Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm]
course: AC1015 [Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:30 pm]
dates: August 7 - 11 and 14 - 18
cost: $240 members, $265 non-members

This camp is an intensive two-week opportunity to develop skills in ceramics. Explore wheelthrowing, handbuilding, sculpture and finishing techniques like sgraffito, resist, underglazing, glazing and painting. Camp concludes with a Raku firing.

Children may register for two half-day camps. Supervision will be provided during the half hour break between camps.

PAINTS & PROSE IN THE PARK (ages 9-14) - two week camp!

course: AC1016 [Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:30 pm]
dates: August 7 - 11 and 14 - 18
cost: $200 members, $225 non-members

Write stories and poems, sketch, paint and investigate the outdoors in this camp that combines writing, art and nature. Like the French Impressionists, be inspired by the beauty of the fields, sky and gardens around you. Using tempera, watercolor, charcoal and more, let your imagination roam beautiful Mellon Park and inspire both visual art and creative writing projects.

Children may register for two half-day camps. Supervision will be provided during the half hour break between camps.

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY (ages 9-14) - two week camp!

course: AC1017 [Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm]
dates: August 7 - 11 and 14 - 18
cost: $260 members, $285 non-members

The beauty of nature has inspired photographers for years. Using the grounds at the Center and scenic Mellon Park, gain first-hand experience in photographing the natural world. Emphasis will be on the principles of composition and the processes of developing and printing film. Included in the fee is a camera that can be taken home at the end of camp.

Children may register for two half-day camps. Supervision will be provided during the half hour break between camps.

AUGUST 14 - 18

A BUNDLE OF BEASTS (ages 4-6)

course: AC1110
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
cost: $125 members, $150 non-members

From a parliament of owls to a pride of lions to a bundle of beasts, discover the wonders of the animal kingdom! Look for animals we see every day, paint animals that are extinct and pretend you are an animal that stays awake all night! Activities from all the arts, including the visual arts, music, drama, stories and creative movement, will be incorporated in this week that is sure to bring out the beast in your camper!

5-6 year olds may enroll in both A Bundle of Beasts and Birds, Bugs and Butterflies with supervision provided during the half hour break between camps.

BIRDS, BUGS & BUTTERFLIES (ages 5-7)

course: AC1111
dates: Monday - Friday, 12:30 am - 3:30 pm
cost: $125 members, $150 non-members

Get creative while exploring the flower gardens in Mellon Park. Focus on the flowers that provide food and nectar for the winged inhabitants of a garden. Use a wide variety of materials to create dazzling artwork as we paint, print, draw and sculpt in this celebration of flowers and the beautiful creatures they attract.

5-6 year olds may enroll in both A Bundle of Beasts and Birds, Bugs and Butterflies with supervision provided during the half hour break between camps.

ART OF JAPAN (ages 6-12)

course: AC1112
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
cost: $195 members, $220 non-members

Join us in this exploration of Japan's rich heritage of the arts. Create an exotic array of treasures which include origami, haiku, story painting and printmaking.

SO SURREAL (ages 9-14)

course: AC1113
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
cost: $195 members, $220 non-members

Draw inspiration from your dreams and the works of the surrealist artists like Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, Rene Magritte and many more. Learn what inspired the surrealists to create art and discuss the similarities and differences between their times and ours while painting, drawing and sculpting your own surreal masterpieces. This camp will expand your skills and stretch your imagination!

August 21 - 25

ARTS EXTRAVAGANZA (ages 4-6)

course: AC1210
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
cost: $125 members, $150 non-members

Become an arts explorer! Search out the wonder, mystery and fun to be found in all of the arts: music, drama, movement and visual art. Draw, paint, dance, sculpt, act and sing everyday and let your creative energy grow!

5-6 year olds may enroll in both Arts Extravaganza and Art Safari with supervision provided during the half hour break between camps.

ART SAFARI (ages 5-7)

course: AC1211
dates: Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 3:30 pm
cost: $135 members, $160 non-members

Take a safari through the wild world of art and animals. Each day, learn about new animals and let them inspire you to draw, paint and sculpt whimsical wild creatures using paint, paper, clay and more. Then, join the Pittsburgh Zoo for one afternoon as they bring some animal friends to PCA for a first hand learning experience.

5-6 year olds may enroll in both Arts Extravaganza and Art Safari with supervision provided during the half hour break between camps.

IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE! (ages 6-12)

course: AC1212
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
cost: $205 members, $230 non-members

Spend the day discovering arts and animals from aardvarks to zebras! We will create drawings, stories, sculpture and more as we find inspiration from the animals we see each day. Then, join the Pittsburgh Zoo for one afternoon as they bring some animal friends to PCA for a first hand learning experience.

WONDERS OF THE WORLD (ages 8-12)

course: AC1213
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
cost: $195 members, $220 non-members

Study humanity's great monuments. Travel around the world and back in time. View the incredible feats of the people who built the pyramids of Egypt, the monuments of Easter Island, the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal in India. The possibilities are endless as you use your imagination to create your own artful wonders.

DRAWING AND CARTOONING (ages 9-14)

course: AC1214
dates: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
cost: $195 members, $220 non-members

Explore the basic methods of drawing and cartooning. Instruction will cover the fundamentals of line, contour, shading and perspective with a special emphasis on learning how to draw the human figure for use in cartoons.

Electronic Media workshops - all new!

VIDEO FUNDAMENTALS (ages 14-17)

course: ML300 [June 19-23, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm]
course: ML900 [July 31-August 4, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm]
cost: $230 members, $255 non-members

This course takes students through all the relevant stages of video production including the aesthetics relevant to motion picture production such as reading light, principles of composition, planning, shooting, recording audio, editing, and burning a DVD. The focus-project in the course is a completed photo roman, a video pairing of still imagery and audio. Making a photo roman may sound like a simple task, but it is not. The photo roman is often an important college and grad film school assignment where students show off their ability to read light, compose images, work with sophisticated audio tracks and create a compelling story/convey an important idea. The photo roman is to some, an excellent artistic and collaborative exercise by which to stretch such creative muscles for the first time. This class is the perfect foundation course for the other electronic media

EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO ART (ages 14-17)

course: ML400
dates: June 26-30, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
cost: $230 members, $255 non-members

Experimental motion picture techniques have always had a strong connection to new waves and artistic media practices in feature length and short cinema, the music video, and installation art. Students in this class will complete three small-group video exercises designed to stimulate a completely outside-the-box video production making approach incorporating elements such as video feedback, pattern-making, the manipulation of time, and optical tricks. This playful and technically-investigative course is perfect for students who want to experiment with largely under-utilized elements of video production.

VIDEO INSTALLATION (ages 14-17)

course: ML600
dates: July 10-14, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
cost: $230 members, $255 non-members

Like the idea of usurping televisions, DVD players and video projectors in order to turn them into your own art? Ever heard of Nam June Paik, Shirin Neshat, or the sisterly team of Jane and Louise Wilson? This class will introduce certain core concepts relevant to video installation de-sign and production while offering students an opportunity to work together on one or two small group video installation projects to be displayed within a PCA space. Families and friends will be invited to view the final project(s) immediately after the Friday class.

ANIMATION PRODUCTION (ages 14-17)

course: ML700
dates: July 17-21, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
cost: $230 members, $255 non-members

Students enrolled in Animation Production will learn about the history and varied approaches to making animated movies, partly through screening and discussing the work of animators, but mostly through hands-on projects using traditional animation production aided by Macintosh computers and the software program FrameThief. Students will try their hands at preliminary projects like motion painting and pixilation (the animation of human beings), but will spend most of their time working on final collaborative projects which incorporate original soundtracks and will be edited in Final Cut Express.

CREATING ORIGINAL DIGITAL AUDIO (ages 14-17)

course: ML800
dates: July 24-28, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
cost: $230 members, $255 non-members

Interested in sampling, spoken word, recording and editing audio? This course is an introduction to creating original and sophisticated audio tracks while utilizing guerilla techniques and simple software. Students will have the opportunity to work on small group projects in which they produce and record acoustic audio, manipulate found sound, add to and edit tracks in Garageband, and output their work onto CDs. Upon completion of the course, all students will receive a compilation CD of student audio work.

FUNDAMENTAL DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (ages 14-17)

course: ML1000
dates: August 7-11, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
cost: $230 members, $255 non-members

This course will introduce the aesthetic and technical processes relevant to the fundamentals of digital photography. Students will work with digital still cameras, Photoshop and a digital printer. Upon departure from the course, students will receive one final digital print and a CD burned with their portfolio of work from the class.

MAKING ORIGINAL MUSIC VIDEOS (ages 14-17)

course: ML1100
dates: August 14-18, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
cost: $230 members, $255 non-members

This class was created for teenagers who want to learn about making music videos. Students in this course will consider the scope and creative practices of famous music-video makers, and then will work with original music from local bands and performers to create original concepts for music videos produced during class time. This course is also a pre-requisite for an upcoming fall class for teens called ADVANCED MUSIC VIDEO PRODUCTION in which students may make music videos for their own bands.

PERFORMANCE ART + VIDEO (ages 14-17)

course: ML1200
dates: August 21-25, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
cost: $230 members, $255 non-members

When "video art" first emerged in the 1960s, it brought with it a powerful new truth: that anyone with a video camera and a good idea could press 'record,' enter the camera frame and make a stunning work of art. Even today, with the multi-million dollar special effects of Hollywood and the rapid-fire editing of mainstream television, this truth remains a potent source of inspiration as many contemporary artists continue to turn to simple combinations of video and performance art to express themselves. This one-week course will begin with a thorough examination of this form by watching videos by artists such as William Wegman, Miranda July, William Pope L., and Ann Hamilton, as well as examples from the instructor's own work. Using their brains, their bodies, and the space around them, class participants will then be encouraged to create performative videos that communicate complex ideas about emotion, identity, politics, gender, race, social/environmental space, and/or anything else that inspires them.