Children's Classes

Flower Power (ages 4 – 6)

Mauren Antkowski
CCH200
8 Mondays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
March 26 – May 21 (no class April 2)
$105 members, $130 non-members

Celebrate the arrival of springtime at PCA! Draw, paint and sculpt bugs, butterflies, trees and flowers as we watch the world bloom. Enjoy the sunshine and gardens of Mellon Park first hand, weather permitting.

Clay for Kids (ages 6 – 9)

Barbara Minges
CCH201
8 Mondays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm March 26 – May 21 (no class April 2)
$110 members, $135 non-members
March 26 – May 21 (no class April 2)

Experience the joy of working with clay. Instructor guides and supports the class in making their own handbuilt creations while encouraging creativity to shine through. Create your own pieces that are functional or whimsical. All pieces will be glazed and fired.

A World of Art (ages 4 – 6)

Brenna Ivanhoe
CCH202
8 Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
$105 members, $130 non-members
March 27 – May 22 (no class April 3)

Travel around the world with paint and clay to guide us. Young explorers will investigate the art of Mexico, China, Japan and Italy. Painting, printmaking, sculpture and more are covered in this tour of art around the world.

Sketchbook (ages 7 – 10)

Jane Stubna
CCH203
8 Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
$110 members, $135 non-members
March 27 – May 22 (no class April 3)

Sketching what you see is a vital tool for becoming a better artist. Sketch people, animals, objects and places while experimenting with various techniques for pencil, charcoal, markers and pastels. Class held outdoors, weather permitting. A sketchbook to take home is included in the fee.

Wheelthrown Ceramics (ages 9 – 14)

Melissa Treece
CCH204
8 Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
$110 members, $135 non-members
March 27 – May 22 (no class April 3)

Learn to 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 covered. Firing processes and clay properties also discussed.

Art Adventures Together (ages 3 – 4 w/adult)

Angela Perino
CCH205
8 Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
$110 members, $135 non-members
March 28 – May 16

Play with clay and paint away in this class for toddlers and their adult companions. Every week, go on a fun art adventure using paper, paint, pencils, markers, clay and more. Fee is for one child and one adult. Each child must be accompanied by their own adult.

It's a Zoo in Here! (ages 5 – 7)

Brenna Ivanhoe
CCH206
8 Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
$105 members, $130 non-members
March 28 – May 16

Spend the day discovering arts and animals from aardvarks to zebras! Create drawings, stories, sculpture and more as we find inspiration from the animals that live at the zoo.

Drawing and Painting Explorations (ages 8 – 12)

Jamie Boyd
CCH207
8 Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
$105 members, $130 non-members
March 28 – May 16

Cover the fundamentals of drawing and painting. Explore line, value, color and texture through a series of exercises and fun projects. Projects include theme-based sessions, which focus on the student’s personal experiences and interests. A variety of drawing and painting materials will be used to enhance the young artist’s creative experience.

After-School Art Party (ages 5 – 8)

Rikki Walsh
CCH208
8 Thursdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
$105 members, $130 non-members
March 29 – May 17

Take an adventure into the arts! Join other young artists in this fun and relaxed artistic environment. Experiment with a variety of media and art projects including drawing, painting, sculpture and more.

Anime and Cartooning (ages 9 – 14)

Celena Yussen
CCH209
8 Thursdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
$110 members, $135 non-members
March 29 – May 17

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.

Spring into Art (ages 4 – 6)

Jessica Wehring
CCH100
7 Saturdays, 9;00 – 10:30 am
$95 members, $120 non-members
March 31 – May 19 (no class April 7)

Celebrate the arrival of springtime. Make colorful flowers that bloom all year long, decorate planters, paint with the colors of spring and much more. Work with a wide variety of materials including paint, clay and paper.

Claymaking (ages 6 – 9)

Robin Harsh
CCH102
7 Saturdays, 9:00 – 10:30 am
$105 members, $130 non-members
March 31 – May 19 (no class April 7)

Get your hands muddy! Working with clay has limitless possibilities. Make pots, tiles and small sculptures while learning a variety of handbuilding methods including pinch, coil and slab construction. Use colorful glazes and underglazes to decorate your work.

Jewelrymaking (ages 9 – 14)

Rikki Walsh
CCH103
7 Saturdays, 9:00 – 10:30 am
$115 members, $140 non-members
March 31 – May 19 (no class April 7)

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, crystals and semi-precious stones. Craft toe rings, rings, earrings, bracelets, anklets, hair adornments and some body jewelry.

Side by Side (ages 3 – 4 w/ adult)

Robin Harsh
CCH104
7 Saturdays, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
$105 members, $130 non-members
March 31 – May 19 (no class April 7)

Adult-child teams engage in creative art activities together using paint, paper, markers and clay. Discover the joy of creating art with a special child in your life. Fee is for one child and one adult. Each child must be accompanied by their own adult.

Drawing and Painting Sampler (ages 6 – 9)

Jane Stubna
CCH105
7 Saturdays, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
$95 members, $120 non-members
March 31 – May 19 (no class April 7)

earn the basics of art making in this introduction to drawing and painting. Explore sketching, landscape, still life and portraiture using paint, pencil, pastels and charcoal.

Draw, Paint and Sculpt Wildlife (ages 10 – 14)

Rikki Walsh
CCH106
7 Saturdays, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
$100 members, $125 non-members
March 31 – May 19 (no class April 7)

Explore the world of the wild through a variety of fun art projects. Learn about your favorite animals and the best ways to represent them. Work in watercolor, pastels, charcoal and clay to create a wide variety of projects.

Drawing and Cartooning (ages 8 – 12)

Jane Stubna
CCH109
7 Saturdays, 12:30 – 2:30 pm
$120 members, $145 non-members
March 31 – May 19 (no class April 7)

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. Continuing students will learn more advanced, in-depth techniques for use in cartoons and comic books.

Center Stage (ages 9 – 14)

Nancy Mimless
CCH107
7 Saturdays, 12:30 – 2:30 pm
$115 members, $140 non-members
March 31 – May 19 (no class April 7)

Learn about character development, scene study, vocal projection and movement. Develop acting skills and strengthen self-confidence while designing and creating your own simple sets and costumes. Work together to create a small performance for your friends and family.

Wheelthrown Ceramics (ages 9 – 14)

Kristin DeGiovanni
CCH108
7 Saturdays, 12:30 – 2:30 pm
$130 members, $155 non-members
March 31 – May 19 (no class April 7)

Beginners learn to 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 covered. Firing processes and clay properties also discussed. Advanced students may complete one piece that will be high fired using our high fire glazes.

Clay for Two (ages 5 – 8 w/ adult)

Robin Harsh
CCH110
7 Saturdays, 12:30 – 2:30 pm
$135 members, $160 non-members
March 31 – May 19 (no class April 7)

Collaborate on projects or work independently side-by-side to create pots, tiles and small sculptures while learning handbuilding methods like pinch, coil and slab construction. Use glazes, underglazes or paints to finish our pieces. Fee is for one child and one adult.

Fun Family Workshops

Please join us for an Art Camp Open House at PCA on March 24, 2007, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, including free art activities, light refreshments and Fun Family Workshops immediately following the event. Register for art camps on that day and receive a special 5% discount.

Kite Making (new!)

Con Engel
CCH 113 - Level: All
2D Studio
1 Wednesday, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
March 21
$50 members, $75 non-members

The sky's the limit for creative kite-makers! Construct your own sled kite using fiber reinforced paper for the sail, and decorate with markers, pencils or crayons to make it your own. Also learn about kite history, kite safety and information on local flying fields.

Japanese Fish Printing

Sharon Wilson-Wilcox
CCH 111 - Level: All
Marshall Annex
1 Saturday, 12:30 – 2:30 pm
March 24
$40 members, $65 non-members (all materials included in the fee)

The Japanese invented gyotaku (gyo=fish, taku=rubbing) in the 1800’s to record their catch (a fish print doesn’t lie). Since then, Gyotaku (pronounced ghio-ta-koo) has evolved into an art form that you now have the chance to try. Select from a variety of sizes, shapes, and textures of fish to create colorful prints that are both beautiful and authentic. A list of household items upon which you can print, will be mailed after registration.

Chinese Shadow Puppets (new!)

Kelly Young
CCH 112 - Level: All
Lecture Studio
1 Saturday, 2:30 – 4:30 pm
March 24
$45 members, $70 non-members (all materials included in the fee)

Create your own shadow puppets in this unique, interactive workshop for children and parents alike! Design your own puppets or use traditional Chinese patterns to create one-of-a-kind characters. Then, bring the puppets together for an outrageous shadow puppet show!

Book Arts and Printmaking

Photography and Book Arts (new!)

Kip O’Krongly and Randy Collins
PBA 104 - Level: All
Children's Studio
2 Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
April 10 and April 17
$90 members, $115 non-members (materials included in the fee)

Book arts and photographic media collide! Learn basic bookbinding techniques to construct an artist sketchbook or journal and venture into the darkroom to create photograms that you design and print yourself. Give your book character by mounting photograms on the cover and/or inside. A list of household items will be mailed upon registration.

Calligraphy

Myrna Rosen
PBA 102 - Level: All
2D Studio
8 Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
March 27 – May 22, no class April 3
$170 members, $195 non-members

Explore the personal and storied art of calligraphy in this course, which is geared to the needs of each student. Beginners work with a basic calligraphic hand, while intermediate and advanced students pursue their choice of styles. Individual guidance provided for each student. Supply list sent upon registration.

Printmaking Open Studio

Thomas Norulak
PBA 101 - Level: Int./Adv.
Printmaking Studio
10 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
March 28 – May 30
$165 members, $190 non-members (fee includes use of tools, inks, and solvents)

Prerequisite: printmaking class or monitor’s approval. Plates and paper can be purchased. No instruction given.

Printmaking and Etching Techniques

Thomas Norulak
PBA 100 - Level: All
Printmaking Studio
7 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
April 9 – May 21
$180 members, $205 non-members (fee includes use of tools, inks, and solvents)

Focus on both traditional and contemporary etching techniques in this multi-level class. Learn to apply relief, intaglio, and monoprinting techniques onto a variety of commercial papers. Make images you can hand color, collage and reproduce. Continuing students are welcome. Paper and plates can be purchased in class.

Silk Screening Made Simple

Daniel Shapiro
PBA 103 - Level: All
Sculpture Studio
5 Saturdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
April 14 – May 12
$190 members, $215 non-members (all inks, most materials and 1 session at A.I.R. included in the fee)

This class focuses on three easy techniques for screen printing. Learn how to create your own screens with simple, easy to find materials. Take what you learn in this class and print on paper and fabric at home! For the final class, students will meet at Artist Image Resource for an introduction to the photo emulsion process. A list of household items will be mailed upon registration.

Ceramics and Sculpture

Raku Party Workshops!

Level: All, Sculpture Studio
Session 1: CES 106 — Friday, April 27, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Session 2: CES 206 — Friday, May 18, 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Join the party! A base fee of $60 ($85 non-members) includes a full kiln shelf, typically 4 or 5 bisque-fired pieces (an additional $15 per shelf if you need to fire more). Minimum of 4 participants. We will discuss all aspects of the Raku process. Wear clothing that completely covers your body. Glazes and tongs provided. Students participate in all aspects of the firing. For people who want to experience the process but don’t know how to make their own vessels, you can have fun glazing and take two already made small pieces home with you for $30.

The Pulled Handle

Kip O’Krongly
CES 109 - Level: All
Ceramics Studio
1 Tuesday, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
May 1
$40 members, $65 non-members

This is the perfect place for ceramists of all levels to focus on the art of pulling handles. Work alongside Kip as she demonstrates techniques learned working at a production pottery studio pulling 40+ handles a day. Participants will work with handles pulled both on and off pots to find a balance of structural integrity, comfort, and aesthetic qualities. Bring 3-4 leather hard mugs.

Copper Sculpture Workshop (new!)

Melissa Davenport
CES 115 - Level: All
Jewelry Studio
1 Saturday, 1 Sunday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (1/2 hour lunch)
June 2 and June 3
$120 members, $145 non-members (fee includes concrete)

Transform a flat copper sheet into a 3-dimensional sculpture using mallets, blocks and sand bags. Cover pattern making, design cutting and proper use of hammers. Start with a 1’ X 2’ copper sheet and make a beautiful sculpture that you’ll mount in a concrete base. Students purchase materials directly from the Instructor for $60.

Foam and Plaster Molds (new!)

Jason Bohnert
CES 107 - Level: All
Sculpture Studio
1 Saturday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (1/2 hour lunch) and 1 Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (1/2 hour lunch)
June 2 and June 3
$145 members, $170 non-members (fee includes all materials)

Focus on mold making and design for slab built serving dishes of all varieties using found forms, such as metal or plastic kitchen items. Also use foam insulation and plaster to create larger, lightweight molds. Then, we’ll put the new molds to use making and finishing our first serving dishes. Create surface textures on your finished pieces. Many beautiful shapes and sizes of serving dishes will be made, with the potential to create many more with the molds you produce!

Beginning Wheelthrowing

Kristin DeGiovanni
CES 101 – Level: All
Ceramics Studio
8 Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
March 31 - June 2, no class April 7 & May 26
$210 members, $235 non-members (fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glazes, bisque and gas firing)

Learn techniques in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding functional and decorative ceramic pieces. Includes introduction to tools, equipment, and surface finishes and glazes. Learn the basics of pottery! Students supply clay tools.

The Potter’s Wheel

Ceramics Studio
$210 members, $235 non-members (fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glazes, bisque and gas firing)
Session 1: CES 100 - Level: All
       Kip O’Krongly
       8 Mondays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
       March 26 – May 21, no class April 2
Session 2: CES 200 – Level: All
       Jamie Boyd
       8 Mondays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
       March 26 – May 21, no class April 2
Session 3: CES 300 - Level: All
       Valda Cox
       8 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
       March 29 – May 17

This class is designed for both beginners and students working at more advanced levels. Develop skills in wheelthrowing and handbuilding using stoneware clay. Focus on developing a personal style with decorating and glazing. Beginning and returning students work side-by-side in an open environment. Students supply clay tools.

The Body Human: The Portrait

Duncan MacDiarmid
CES 110 - Level: All
Sculpture Studio
8 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
March 26 – May 21, no class April 2
$280 members, $305 non-members (fee includes 7 sessions w/ a model, 25 pounds of clay & firing)

Working from a live model, create a portrait bust from moist clay. Cover structure, proportion and facial characteristics of the model. Have fun, learn a lot and go home with a dried and fired portrait. No prior knowledge of modeling is necessary.

Beginning Sculpture

Tom Hartle
CES 112 - Level: All
Sculpture Studio
8 Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
March 27 – May 22, no class April 3
$205 members, $230 non-members (plaster and some materials included in the fee)

Embark upon an exploration into the basic principles of sculpture. Learn how to see, react and interpret form. Develop a feel for some of sculptures’ most basic materials (plaster of paris, wood and found objects). A supply list sent upon registration.

Wheelthrowing with Joe

Joseph Sendek
Level: All
Ceramics Studio
10 Wednesdays
March 28 – May 30
$250 members, $275 non-members (fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glazes, bisque and gas firing)
Session 1: CES 102, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Session 2: CES 202, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Beginners learn techniques in both wheel-throwing and handbuilding functional and decorative ceramic pieces. For returning students, this class provides the perfect opportunity to refine and experiment with more complex methods including centering larger amounts of clay, throwing sets, stacked and sectional forms, pitchers and more. Students supply clay tools.

Hands On! (clay art for everyone)

Jane Freund
CES 105 – Level: All
Sculpture Studio
8 Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
March 28 – May 16
$225 members, $250 non-members (fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glazes, bisque and firings)

Even if you’ve never worked with clay before, it’s easy to create unique handmade pieces. Beginning students will learn simple techniques — such as pinching, coiling and slabs — to make boxes, jars, vases, mugs, planters, etc. Explore possibilities for embellishment by texturing, stamping and carving, and by adding handmade beads, handles and non-clay objects. Students supply clay tools. Class will culminate in a sawdust pit-firing.

Super Sculpey Action Figures (new!)

Tom Estlack
CES 108 - Level: All
Sculpture Annex
5 Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
March 29 – April 26
$115 members, $140 non-members (materials included the fee)

Learn to model with super sculpey, a firm sculpting clay that’s great for carving fine detail. Design and sculpt your own action figures (maximum height 10”) or a portrait using this fun new medium which is used by movie studios and professionals worldwide. Make your sculptures realistic or fantastically abstract!

Stoneware and Porcelain

Valda Cox
CES 103 - Level: All
Ceramics Studio
10 Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
March 29 – May 31
$250 members, $275 non-members (includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes, bisque and gas firing)

For beginners, instruction emphasizes specific throwing, finishing, glazing and decorating techniques using stoneware. Experienced students refine their skills working with either stoneware or porcelain clay. Focus is on wheelthrowing. Students supply clay tools.

Contemporary Steel Furniture Design (new!)

Ray Appleby
CES 111 - Level: All
Off-site
8 Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
March 29 – May 17
$250 members, $275 non-members

Design and construct an original piece of steel furniture. Cover design topics, construction techniques, upholstery and material selection. Basic metal fabrication practices, such as cutting, drilling, welding, and grinding are demonstrated. Forging and ornamental ironwork will not be covered. There is an equipment fee of $25 payable to the Instructor. Additional materials can be purchased from the Instructor ($50 to $500 depending the size and scope of your project). Class will be held on-site at the Instructors studio: Technique Architectural Products, Inc., 815 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15221.

Assemblage (new!)

Dafna Rehavia Hanauer
CES 114 - Level: All
Printmaking Studio
8 Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
March 29 – May 17
$205 members, $230 non-members (fee includes some materials)

Assemblage is a technique of composing elements into 2- and 3- dimensional art works. Let yourself enter a process involving imagination, play, and intuition with elements from your own life, such as ‘found’ and ‘ready made’ objects, and original pieces. Fasten these elements together using glue, nails, strings and other methods to achieve a new meaningful personal composition. Explore the nature and development of this exciting medium, and construct your own artistic expression. A supply list will be mailed upon registration.

Photographing 3-D Art on a Shoestring Budget (new!)

Jason Bohnert
PHO 101 - Level: All
Sculpture Annex
1 Saturday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (1/2 for lunch)
May 19
$95 members, $120 non-members

Cover the basics of lighting and photographing 3-D artwork with professional results, with special attention given to ceramic pieces. We’ll construct a light box for proper over-head lighting and create our own diffuser for side lighting. Experiment with different photographic backdrops. The focus will be on digital photography, but 35mm cameras are welcome! Bring three finished pieces of artwork, and leave with slide ready digital images. An information list will be mailed upon registration.

Creative Writing

Writing from Your Senses

Lisa Chewning
CRW 101 - Level: All
Children’s Studio
8 Mondays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
March 26 – May 21, no class April 2
$165 members, $190 non-members

Whether you are a seasoned writer or have always dreamed of writing, this class will inspire you to write what you see, hear, taste, touch and smell. Through in-class exercises and outside assignments and readings, employ a heightened awareness to discover your own, true writing voice.

Untold Stories (new!)

Laurie Arnold
CRW 102 - Level: All
Lecture Studio
6 Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
May 1 – June 5
$90 members, $115 non-members

Using writing tools and your creative experiences, embark on a journey to enliven writing skills and spark the imagination. Read and share segments from literary works and interact with visual art as a way of accessing your own untold stories. Investigate the themes, ideas and styles of distinct writers in order to bring inspiration and guidance to your own writing. Focus on specific themes such as risk, imagination, transitions, adventure, sense of place, and relationships to help explore your own thinking and expression. Learn the steps for sharing individual writing in a supportive, fun, learning environment.

Your Dream World (new!)

Walt Peterson
CRW 103 - Level: All
Children’s Studio
5 Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
March 28 – April 25
$80 members, $105 non-members

“A dream not responded to is like a letter unopened.” – The Talmud
We spend a third of our life sleeping and part of that time in a state where the subconscious takes over with stories, metaphors, signs and symbols of our day and our life. Understand these dreams to make your waking life more vibrant. In dreams, our joys and frustrations take center-stage in colorful, exciting narratives that reflect and comment on and help us cope with happenings in our life. Tap the power and energy in these nightly gifts to find out how your dreams (and nightmares) may hide your greatest opportunities.

Poetry

Michael Wurster

CRW 104 - Level: All
Lecture Studio
8 Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
March 29 – May 17
$140 members, $165 non-members

Explore basic principles and techniques of poetry writing through readings, discussions, and exercises. Submit samples of your best work (no more than ten pages) with your registration. Beginners, please submit a brief statement of your expectations for this class.

Drawing and Painting

Artist Trading Cards (new!)

Betsy Schwartz
DPA 106 - Level: All
Marshall Annex
4 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
March 2 - April 30, no class April 2 and April 23
$135 members, $160 non-members

Artist trading cards, also known as ATCs, are 2 ½ x 3 ½ inch miniature works of art which artists trade with one another. Cards can be produced using any media: textiles, pencils, watercolors, acrylics, oils, collage, scratch board, mixed media - anything artists use! Conceptually, ATCs are about exchanging art without exchanging money. Make original ATCs and trade away in this great new class! A supply list will be sent upon registration.

Beginning Drawing

Marshall Annex
$185 members, $210 non-members (fee includes one session with a model)
Session 1: DPA 100 - Level: All
        ¯Jamie Boyd
        ¯8 Fridays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
        ¯March 30 – May 25, no class April 6
Session 2: DPA 200 – Level: All
        ¯Robert Huckestein
        ¯8 Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
        ¯March 27 – May 22, no class April 3

This course covers lessons on line, form, value, texture and exploration of the creative process. Develop keener observation and perception skills using a variety of drawing materials. Students are encouraged to explore the potential of different media, approaches to finding a personal style of mark-making and drawing the figure and portrait. Supply list sent upon registration.

Drawing Seminar

Susan Powers
DPA 101 - Level: Int/Adv.
Marshall Annex
8 Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
March 28 – May 16
$195 members, $220 non-members (fee includes 2 sessions with a model)

Prerequisite: Previous drawing experience. Develop keener observation and perception skills while exploring natural and man-made forms and the figure using a variety of drawing media. Focus on making finished pieces. Work from still-life and the model. This seminar class gives students an opportunity for greater productivity through individual instruction. A supply list will be sent upon registration.

Beginning Painting

Kirby Krieger
DPA 111 - Level: All
2D Studio
8 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
March 29 – May 17
$175 members, $200 non-members

Have you always wanted to learn the basics of painting but didn’t know where to start? This class will cover all the necessary elements with a hands-on approach to materials, color mixing and learning to see as a painter. A supply list will be sent upon registration.

Painting Seminar

Paula Garrick Klein
DPA 112 - Level: Int/Adv.
2D Studio
6 Saturdays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
April 14 – May 19
$155 members, $180 non-members (fee includes 2 sessions with a model)

Prerequisite: Previous painting experience. Explore color, composition and painting techniques while working from a changing still life set-up and the model, or on your own projects. Individual instruction and group critiques will help you hone your skills as well as develop your own personal style of expression in oils or acrylics. A supply list sent upon registration.

Drawing the Figure in Light and Shadow

Pat Barefoot
DPA 109 - Level: All
Marshall Annex
4 Mondays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
March 26 – April 23, no class April 2
$135 members, $160 non-members (fee includes all sessions with a model)

Learn to render the human form in the chiaroscuro tradition of the old masters. Explore the visual elements of value, shape, volume and texture, with a focus on the quality of light. Draw subtractively - putting down tone and removing it - to gain a better understanding of form and structure. Fee includes all sessions with a model. Supply list sent upon registration.

Watercolor Explorations

Kathleen Zimbicki
DPA 114 - Level: Int./Adv.
2D Studio
8 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
March 26 – May 21, no class April 2
$175 members, $200 non-members

Previous drawing experience recommended. New lessons are presented each week including washes, scrubbing, splashing, resist, spraying and multifaceted view. Color theory and composition will be explored. Advanced students are encouraged to experiment with painting strategies. Supply list sent upon registration.

Chinese Brush Painting

Donna Haas
DPA 107 - Level: All
Children’s Studio
8 Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
March 27 – May 22, no class April 3
$175 members, $200 non-members

Chinese brush painting is full of symbolism, philosophy, balance and continuity. Traditional and contemporary techniques illustrate subject matter from nature. Work with ink or watercolor, and learn brush handling and compositional development. Develop basic strokes, then focus on rendering nature’s beauty on rice paper. All supplies (approximately $26) may be purchased from the instructor.

Introduction to the Figure

Kirby Krieger
DPA 102 - Level: All
Marshall Annex
6 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
April 10 – May 15
$195 members, $220 non-members (fee includes all sessions with a model)

Draw directly from the model with an emphasis on the robust form of the human body. Each week builds on the last, stepping through: balance on the page, seeing tilts and angles, the descriptive outline, using light and shade, bony landmarks, and simple anatomy. Bring materials to draw to the first class.

Watercolor Mornings

Donna Haas
DPA 115 - Level: All
Marshall Annex
8 Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
March 27 – May 22, no class April 3
$175 members, $200 non-members

Explore experimental watercolor techniques through washes, wet-on-wet, various resists, and the use of collage and other nontraditional media. Beginners and more experienced watercolorists are welcome. Emphasis is on individual instruction. Supply list sent upon registration.

Watercolor Afternoons (new!)

Donna Haas
DPA 215 - Level: All
Marshall Annex
8 Tuesdays, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
March 27 – May 22, no class April 3
$125 members, $150 non-members

Explore experimental watercolor techniques through washes, wet-on-wet, various resists, and the use of collage and other nontraditional media. Beginners and more experienced watercolorists are welcome. Emphasis is on individual instruction. For students in Donna’s morning class, this is a great opportunity to keep painting! Supply list sent upon registration.

Collage

Sharon Wilson-Wilcox
DPA 108 - Level: All
Printmaking Studio
8 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
March 27 – May 22, no class April 3
$185 members, $210 non-members (fee includes collagraph ink and some materials)

Explore the methods and fun of combining images, papers, fabrics and found objects with the result of creating an entirely unique work of art. Collage is a method of applying material and found objects to a two-dimensional artwork. Also explore collagraph printing. Advanced students may pursue special projects with assistance from the Instructor. A supply list will be sent upon registration.

Painting with Patrick

Patrick Daugherty
DPA 117 - Level: Int./Adv.
2D Studio
10 Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
March 28 – May 30 (including one-half hour for lunch)
$300 members, $325 non-members (fee includes two sessions with a model)

Prerequisite: previous painting experience. Working in oils or acrylics, this seminar class gives students an opportunity for greater productivity through individual instruction. Develop your personal style and artistic vocabulary. All styles from abstract and nonobjective to super-realism are welcomed. Supply list sent upon registration.

Oil and Acrylic Painting

Patrick Daugherty
DPA 116 - Level: All
2D Studio
7 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
March 28 – May 9
$165 members, $190 non-members (fee includes one sessions with a model)

Beginners receive a step-by-step introduction to the basics of painting, with an emphasis on understanding color. Intermediate and advanced students receive individual instruction in the area of their choice, from super-realism to abstraction. Supply list sent upon registration.

Between Realism and Abstraction

Robert M. Robinson
DPA 118 – Level: All
Marshall Annex
8 Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
March 29 – May 17
$175 members, $200 non-members

Aim toward developing a personal visual vocabulary while focusing on the relationship between realism and abstraction. In this informal, studio-like atmosphere, students may work on their own projects or focus on “starting points” – strategies to help you go beyond looking at a blank canvas. Individual guidance will be given. Media is wide open; bring your choice of drawing or painting materials to the first class.

Mat-Cutting and Framing (new!)

Raymond Morin
DPA 105 - Level: All
Sculpture Studio
4 Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
April 12 – May 3
$115 members, $140 non-members (fee includes basic mats)

If it’s worth framing, it’s worth framing correctly. Learn basic and advanced mat-cutting techniques including specialty cuts to enhance your favorite piece of art. Mounting and assembly of frames will also be discussed. Students are responsible for bringing a mat-cutter (an information list will be mailed upon registration).

Friday Art Explorers (new!)

Ron Donoughe
DPA 121 - Level: All
Marshall Annex and Off-site
3 Fridays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
April 13 – April 27
$60 members, $85 non-members

Get off the couch and get some culture! Join professional painter Ron Donoughe for walk-throughs and discussions at local art museums. Start at the PCA galleries on the first Friday. Then venture to the Carnegie Museum of Art for a tour of the permanent collection. Finally, visit the Frick Art and Historical Center in Point Breeze. Students are responsible for transportation and entrance fees.

Field Sketching

Robert Huckestein
DPA 120 – Level: All
2D Studio and Off-site Locations
6 Saturdays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
April 14 – May 19
$135 members, $160 non-members

Become the expert traveling sketcher. Each week, visit local historical sites with sketchbook in-hand. Draw both indoor and outdoor cityscapes with a focus on Pittsburgh’s architecture, landscape, and people. Students should bring their own sketchbook(s) and may work in the materials of their choice. The first class will meet at the Center and sites for the remaining sessions will be determined as a group each week.

Watercolor Painting

Judith Gentile
DPA 113 – Level: All
Marshall Annex
6 Saturdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
April 14 – May 19
$135 members, $160 non-members

Dive into watercolor and experience the fun of painting! Beginners learn the basics of painting and design while intermediate and advanced students work on their own projects. Cover color theory, various techniques, and washes. Some experimental techniques will also be shown. Supply list sent upon registration.

Fiber and Decorative Arts

Collage

Sharon Wilson-Wilcox
DPA 108 - Level: All
Printmaking Studio
8 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
March 27 – May 22, no class April 3
$185 members, $210 non-members (fee includes collagraph ink and some materials)

Explore the methods and fun of combining images, papers, fabrics and found objects with the result of creating an entirely unique work of art. Collage is a method of applying material and found objects to a two-dimensional artwork. Also explore collagraph printing. Advanced students may pursue special projects with assistance from the Instructor. A supply list will be sent upon registration.

Assemblage (new!)

Dafna Rehavia Hanauer
CES 114 - Level: All
Printmaking Studio
8 Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
March 29 – May 17
$205 members, $230 non-members (fee includes some materials)

Assemblage is a technique of composing elements into 2- and 3- dimensional art works. Let yourself enter a process involving imagination, play, and intuition with elements from your own life, such as ‘found’ and ‘ready made’ objects, and original pieces. Fasten these elements together using glue, nails, strings and other methods to achieve a new meaningful personal composition. Explore the nature and development of this exciting medium, and construct your own artistic expression. A supply list will be mailed upon registration.

Balms, Butters and Lotions

Adriane Pacella
FDC 105 - Level: All
Lecture Studio
1 Thursday, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
April 19
$35 members, $60 non-members

Learn how to make homemade lotion, nail butter, lip butter and body bars. Get creative in their shapes and containers. Receive hand-outs of the recipes demonstrated to you in class and continue making them at home! Your skin will appreciate the use of all natural ingredients. Purchase materials directly from the Instructor ($5).

Knitting the Möbius Scarf (new!)

Pam Flaherty
FDC 108 - Level: All
Children’s Studio
1 Wednesday, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
May 9
$30 members, $55 non-members

Prerequisite: previous knitting experience. A möbius scarf is fashioned as a continuous loop with a half-twist. Learn the special cast-on method to perfect this advanced knitting technique in one night! The half-twist produces an unusual scarf that lies flat under a coat yet adds dimension and versatility. Learn the technique and design to begin your own möbius scarf. Supply list mailed upon registration.

Shibori for the Home (new!)

Amber Coppings
FDC 100
Sculpture Studio
1 Saturday and 1 Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (1/2 hour for lunch)
June 2 and June 3
$100 members, $125 non-members (all dyes included)

Take your home decorating to the next level! Personalize household items using shibori (Japanese fabric dyeing) techniques, specializing in nui (sewn) shibori. Learn several ways to create designs on fabric using just a needle and dental floss (yep, dental floss)! You will go home with a table setting for four as well as other items. Most supplies will be bought directly from the instructor for $40. Bring a needle, dental floss and 2-3 light colored pillow cases.

Int./Adv. Weaving

Debra Meteney
FDC 102
Fiber Studio, Marshall Building
8 Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
March 27 – May 22, no class April 3
$180 members, $205 non-members (studio fee and most yarns included)

For those who have had three or more terms of weaving classes or have prior experience, this will be a continuation of Beginning Weaving. Advanced students may work on a project of their choice with individual instruction.

Creative Painted Furniture (new!)

Dorothy Lampl
FDC 107 - Level: All
Marshall Annex
8 Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
March 28 – May 16
$240 members, $265 non-members (all materials, except for table, included in the fee)

Let your creativity loose and have fun crafting special pieces of art for your home. Use paints, mosaics, decoupage, beading or whatever your imagination calls for. Start small with a mirror project, then try your hand painting and embellishing a small table (provided by the student). Discover your whimsical, colorful side! A list of household items will be mailed upon registration.

Chinese Lanterns (new!)

Kelly Young
FDC 106 - Level: All
Lecture Studio
4 Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
April 26 – May 17
$100 members, $125 non-members (all materials included in the fee)

Design and construct your own lantern or lampshade using paper and fabric. Utilize organic Chinese shapes or create your own! Embellish with traditional Chinese paper cutting or decorate with your favorite patterns using fabric paint.

Weaving

Nancy Bishop
FDC 101 - Level: All
Fiber Studio, Marshall Building
9 Saturdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
March 31 – June 9, no class April 7 and May 26
$200 members, $225 non-members

Learn to warp, dress the loom, sample various patterns, read drafts and understand color interactions. Advanced students may work independently.

Jewelry, Metals and Glass

Copper Sculpture Workshop (new!)

Melissa Davenport
CES 115 - Level: All
Jewelry Studio
1 Saturday, 1 Sunday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (1/2 hour lunch)
June 2 and June 3
$120 members, $145 non-members (fee includes concrete)

Transform a flat copper sheet into a 3-dimensional sculpture using mallets, blocks and sand bags. Cover pattern making, design cutting and proper use of hammers. Start with a 1’ X 2’ copper sheet and make a beautiful sculpture that you’ll mount in a concrete base. Students purchase materials directly from the Instructor for $60.

Glass Bead Camp

Darlene Durrwachter Rushing
JMG 100 - Level: All
Sculpture Studio
1 Tuesday, 1 Wednesday, 1 Thursday, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
May 29, May 30, May 31
$210 members, $235 non-members (fee includes all bead making materials)

Take advantage of the only workshop in the region on flame working with portable, inexpensive hot head torches. Use rods of glass from Italy to make beautiful beads. Follow an introductory lecture with hours on the torches. Returning students will be introduced to new techniques on day two and three. Bring a bag lunch. A list of household items sent upon registration.

Lost Wax Casting

Arlene Crissman
JMG 102 - Level: All
Jewelry Studio
8 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
March 26 – May 21, no class April 2
$215 members, $240 non-members (fee includes waxes and casting materials)

Explore this unique form of jewelry making. Build designs in wax to form a mold, then cast metals and heat to very high temperatures. The final product is a finished piece of jewelry. Gold or silver metals are available for purchase from the instructor.

Jewelry Design

James Frape
JMG 103 - Level: All
Jewelry Studio
10 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
March 27 – June 5, no class April 3
$215 members, $240 non-members

This course covers basic principles of constructing metal jewelry including how to saw, file, shape and solder. Advanced students will have the opportunity to explore new, creative designs and techniques including the use of stones, wood and ivory. Materials may be purchased in class.

Jewelry Design Master Class

James Frape
JMG 104 - Level: Int./Adv.
Jewelry Studio
10 Tuesdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
March 27 – June 5, no class April 3
$215 members, $240 non-members

Prerequisite: advanced jewelry experience. Emphasis placed on exceptional design of metal jewelry. Designs drawn, discussed and executed in metal(s) of your choice. Personal instruction given to each student. Use of stones and woods may be incorporated into pieces. Registration by instructor interview. Materials purchased in class.

Beaded Jewelry

Adina DeRoy-Stouffer
JMG 105 – Level: All
Children’s Studio
6 Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
March 27 - May 8, no class April 3
$130 members, $155 non-members

Explore the world of beading in this fun class. Learn to make earrings, necklaces, anklets and bracelets from simple designs to more complicated constructions. Focus on basic stringing, multi-strands, beading on wire, knotting and beaded stitch patterns. Materials may be purchased from the Instructor (approx. $35), or bring your own supplies. All levels welcome!

Jewelrymaking in Metals

T. J. Fejka
JMG 106 – Level: All
Jewelry Studio
10 Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
March 28 – May 30
$225 members, $250 non-members

Create several items of jewelry including rings, pins and bracelets. Learn about forming, joining and finishing metal, while addressing design considerations as they relate to individual projects. Class includes weekly demonstrations. Continuing students refine their skills while working on individual projects. Some materials purchased in class (approximately $25).

A Watch for All Seasons (new!)

Judith Kajder and Kathy Shomo
JMG 101 – Level: All
Children’s Studio
4 Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
March 29 – April 19
$65 members, $90 non-members

Start with a watch face, then select colors and seasonal components for your own special beaded watch. Many traditional and trendy styles will be presented. Students will select a watch face to design a unique watch using beads, charms, stones, etc. Materials fee is $25 per session and includes all materials (payable to Instructor).

Solder-free Jewelrymaking

Adina DeRoy-Stouffer
JMG 107 - Level: All
Jewelry Studio
6 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
March 29 - May 3
$135 members, $160 non-members

Enjoy various methods of “cold” jewerlymaking. Use wire, beads and sterling sheet to create individual pieces that require no heat or solder. Projects include earrings, pins, sterling cuff bracelet, coil and beaded rings, and an elegant wire wrapped cabochon pendant. Returning students continue to refine their skills and work on designing their own pieces. Materials may be purchased from instructor, approximately $35.

Jewelrymaking Basics

Pat Falbo
JMG 108 - Level: All
Jewelry Studio
7 Saturdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
March 31 – May 19, no class April 7
$165 members, $190 non-members

Learn the basics of jewelrymaking in metals while creating individual projects like rings and bracelets. Learn about jewelry design and construction, including lessons on sawing, filing, forming, joining and finishing metal. Some materials purchased in class. Class includes weekly demonstrations.

Chasing and Repousse (new!)

T. J. Fejka
JMG 109 – Level: All
Jewelry Studio
7 Saturdays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
March 31 – May 19, no class April 7
$270 members, $295 non-members (pitch and most chasing materials included in the fee)

Chasing and repousse are the techniques used to transform a flat sheet of metal into a finished three-dimensional piece. Begin the class by preparing your own pitch bowl (the means of holding the metal while working it). Learn simple tool-making skills and proceed to make the chasing tools that will be used for the remainder of the course. This class will focus on low relief chasing. The finished chased pieces can then be made into sculptural displays or wearable pieces of art.

Photographic Arts

Mixed Media Portraits (new!)

Heather Mallak
PHO 100 - Level: All
Annie Seamans Media Arts Lab
3 Mondays, plus 3 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
May 7 – 23
$240 members, $265 non-members

Create mixed media portraits of friends, family members, places and/or pets. Share class time between the computer lab and painting studio. Learn to scan, digitally manipulate and combine photographs with hand painted/collaged elements. These kinds of results can not be achieved through painting or photo-graphy alone! Students will also explore unique ways of presenting their finished digital image. A supply list will be mailed upon registration.

Photographing 3-D Art on a Shoestring Budget (new!)

Jason Bohnert
PHO 101 - Level: All
Sculpture Annex
1 Saturday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (1/2 for lunch)
May 19
$95 members, $120 non-members

Cover the basics of lighting and photographing 3-D artwork with professional results, with special attention given to ceramic pieces. We’ll construct a light box for proper over-head lighting and create our own diffuser for side lighting. Experiment with different photographic backdrops. The focus will be on digital photography, but 35mm cameras are welcome! Bring three finished pieces of artwork, and leave with slide ready digital images. An information list will be mailed upon registration.

Photography and Book Arts (new!)

Kip O’Krongly and Randy Collins
PBA 104 - Level: All
Children’s Studio
2 Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
April 10 and April 17
$90 members, $115 non-members (materials included in the fee)

Book arts and photographic media collide! Learn basic bookbinding techniques to construct an artist sketchbook or journal and venture into the darkroom to create photograms that you design and print yourself. Give your book character by mounting photograms on the cover and/or inside. A list of household items will be mailed upon registration.

Basic 35mm Photography

Richard Hurst
PHO 102 - Level: All
Lecture Studio
8 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
March 26 – May 21, no class April 2
$180 members, $205 non-members

Learn camera operation and composition through lectures, weekly assignments and in-class slide presentations of students’ work. Covers film types, exposure, movement, depth of field, lenses, flashes, filters and more, with approximately three hours in the darkroom. Bring a 35mm camera with manual options to the first class. Film and developing costs are the students’ responsibility.

Darkroom Photography

Richard Hurst
PHO 103 - Level: All
Photography Studio
10 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
March 28 – May 30
$245 members, $270 non-members (fee includes all chemicals)

A darkroom-intensive course for students who know how to use their automatic or manual cameras. Learn technical skills for black-and-white processing. Fine-tune printing skills. Includes the use of fiber-base paper and an introduction to the zone system. Apply techniques toward a personal project. Bring a camera and one unexposed roll of 24-exposure film to the first class. Students provide paper.

Organism Printing (new!)

Brian Goff
PHO 104 - Level: All
Photography Studio
4 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
April 12 – May 3
$135 members, $160 non-members (fee includes paper, slides and chemicals)

Playfully investigate the intricacies of nature’s graceful details. No cameras, negatives or experience required. Use the organic specimens you collect, to compose and print unusual images documenting the spring of 2007. Learn to make a Polaroid emulsion lift, a unique process in which the light absorbing, emulsion layer of chemistry is removed from the image, then transferred to a piece of water color paper. Create intriguing 8x10, black and white images of the tiny specimens you bring to class. One or two days before class, collect and press a variety of leaves and petals (15-20) and bring them to the first class.