CCAC
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Topics > Arts, Crafts & Music


Basic Acting
$59.00 - $79.00 (2 sections available)
Ever wanted to try breaking out of stage fright? This introductory course will challenge each student to find the actor that is in everyone. Through improvisational games, script reading, and confidence-building exercises, students will become comfortable speaking in front of others while exploring characters and earning an appreciation for the art of theatre in general, and the potential for acting specifically.

Canvas and Acrylic Painting
$69.00 (1 section available)
Learn a variety of painting techniques, methods, and styles to decorate a canvas with acrylic paints. Each class, a new painting will be finished. Students will need to bring canvas, paints, and brushes to each class. Please call 412.788.7507 for a list of supplies.

Color Theory Advanced
$39.00 (1 section available)
This advanced color theory course is designed as a lecture/workshop series intended to go well beyond the basics of color mixing. We will learn how to apply the principles of intensity, value, shading, tinting, and temperature to achieve proper keying, lighting, depth, and mood. We will learn how to apply these principles to a limited palette and different types of media. Color Theory is required as a prerequisite.

Drawing Basics
$69.00 - $89.00 (3 sections available)
This fundamental drawing course includes the topics of shape, light, line, value and perspective. With graphite and ink for its working media, this course is recommended for the beginner or anyone wanting to improve drawing skills. This course is a stepping stone in preparation for more advanced drawing classes. For the first class, students will need an 11x14 sketch pad, assortment of drawing pencils 6B-4H, vinyl and kneaded erasers, blending stump and photo (front view at least 3x5). Other materials will be discussed at the first class.

Floral Design
$59.00 (1 section available)

Students will be instructed by a professional floral designer, learning floral design concepts, color coordination of silk, dried and fresh flowers. Go home with beautiful projects such as table centerpieces, wall and door decorations, swags, wreaths, etc. This informative hands-on training course may enable you to gain entry-level employment in a floral related job. Cost of extra materials will be discussed at the first class. 


Knitting 1 - Beginner - Learn the Basics Of Knitting!
$69.00 (1 section available)
Learn the basics of knitting and discover a relaxing hobby you'll enjoy for a lifetime! Students will learn how to hold the knitting needles and learn about yarn and how to care for different yarn. This class progresses you through all the knitting basics such as, casting on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, binding off, and combinations of both stitches. This class is taught in English-style knitting. Step-by-step, you will learn to build skills to learn how to confidently knit any beginner-level pattern. Class projects may include easy dishcloth samples, a scarf, wrist warmers, or a coffee cup cozy. Projects will be using basic stitch patterns, and simple color changes. Bring size US 8/5.0 mm Knitting Needles and Worsted Weight Cotton yarn.

Knitting 2 - Advanced Beginner - Lace, Cables, and Charts
$69.00 (1 section available)
Go beyond the basics of knitting and continue to build confidence and add to your knitting knowledge! Students will learn how to read patterns, read charts, knit a variety of stitches such as increases and decreases, lace patterns, and basic cable patterns. Students will learn to knit in the round. Learn to fix mistakes and learn lots of tips and tricks. You will learn to build your skills to learn how to confidently knit many intermediate-level patterns. Class projects may include examples of intermediate dishcloths, scarves, wrist warmers, mittens, and hats. Projects will be using intermediate stitches and repetitive stitch patterns. Bring size US 8/5.0 mm Knitting Needles and Worsted Weight Cotton yarn

Macro Photography in Nature
$99.00 (1 section available)
Close-up photography will give you an intimate view of the world around you. Focused on nature, this class will cover the basics of macro photography, including equipment, concepts and special techniques - all for great results when getting up close and personal with your subject matter. Both in-classroom and on-location instruction is provided. Students should have knowledge of photography fundamentals and skill with their own camera. Macro lenses are helpful.

Modern Calligraphy and Lettering 1
$79.00 (2 sections available)
This course teaches the art of modern calligraphy using a pointed pen. Students will learn about the tools and how to use them. We will learn basic strokes and progress to a full alphabet. We will also look at decorative elements to enhance your lettering and ways of applying your new skill to various projects. You will not need much equipment to create beautiful lettering and a detailed shopping list will be emailed to students prior to the first class. Some materials include a bottle of black ink, a pen holder an hunt 22 nib. Additional supplies will be discussed at the first class. Items can be purchased at most local arts and craft stores and online.

Painting in Oil & Acrylics
$99.00 (1 section available)
This class is for the student who wants flexibility in individual projects ranging from oil painting to watercolors.The instructor works with each student based on the medium chosen.

Painting With Watercolor
$99.00 (2 sections available)
Explore techniques that can bring watercolors to life through practice in the classroom. All skill levels are welcome. Supplies needed for the course will be discussed at the first meeting.

Photography 101
$139.00 (4 sections available)
This class is for those who want to quit using the automatic settings on their digital or film SLR camera? Topics include everything from basic focusing, button functions, aperture, shutter speed, depth-of-field, composition, flash, lens and ISO. Students only need their SLR and creativity. One session will be a field trip.

Photography 102
$139.00 (2 sections available)
Build on what you learned in Photography 101 by taking your photography to the next level. Do you know that a very good photograph can be created with the simplest of camera-even a disposable film camera-in the hands of a knowledgeable and creative photographer? Learn how to use your camera as a creative tool by combining the creative effects learned in Photography 101 with higher level composition and artistic forms to create better photographs. Learn what photographic tools are necessary and those that are not while learning more advanced camera and field techniques. The course covers everything necessary from choosing and using the right photographic tools to learning and applying more advanced camera and field techniques to create compelling photographs. Students need only their dSLR, tripod, creativity and a desire to learn photographic "secrets". One session will be a field workshop. Prerequisite: Photography 101 or equivalent experience.

Photography: Picture Pittsburgh
$69.00 (1 section available)
In this class, you will photograph Pittsburgh from well-known and no-so-well-known locations. Technical and aesthetic advice will be suggested by the guide/instructor. Transportation to the sites is the responsibility of the student. Students should have knowledge of photography fundamentals and skill with their own camera. The first class will meet in the classroom.

Pottery 1
$169.00 (2 sections available)
This course will teach the beginning student the art of forming decorative and practical objects out of clay. Students will practice hand building and wheel throwing, creating unique and personal pieces for your home or gift giving. Cost includes one slug of clay, paints, and glazes.

Pottery 2
$169.00 (2 sections available)
This course is for students who have completed Pottery 1. Become more proficient at hand building and wheel throwing to create unique and personal pieces for your home. Cost Includes one slug of clay, paints and glazes.

Real Estate Photography
$49.00 (1 section available)
Shooting real estate or architectural photography is a real skill. Photography has never been more important to selling real estate than it is today. The first image a potential buyer usually sees when reviewing properties online is an exterior photo. Learn some photography tips and techniques to get some great phots to market properties for sale.

Sewing-Beginning
$99.00 (1 section available)
Learn how to use a sewing machine and attachments, adapt patterns, and use various sewing techniques. Students complete at least one garment. Cost of materials is extra and will be discussed at the first class.

Travel Photography for the Beginner
$59.00 (1 section available)
Preserve your special travel moments with photographs that will impress your friends and family. Knowing exactly what to photograph and how can be difficult when you are surrounded by new and exciting sites. Travel Photography will help you build your confidence as well as guide you on what gear to pack, how to manage, store and share your files while on the go and much more.

 
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