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Abstract Painting
$59.00 (1 section available)
Concerned and hesitant about painting for the first time? Have no fear! With shapes, colors and forms, learn how to make abstract art. Learn to embrace the art movement that turns heads with new imaginations of exciting colors and textures. Using basic acrylic colors, assorted brushes and a canvas, leave this class with a masterful depiction of the abstract movement. You will be proud of your creation.

Acrylic Paint Seascapes
$49.00 (1 section available)
Let's paint the ocean and seascapes on canvases of your choice! In this course, you'll need bottled acrylic craft paint or tube acrylic paint (if you want thicker texture), a variety of brushes, palette/foam plate, cup, paper towels. You can contact the instructor with any questions.

Acting: Basic Skills for Stage & Film
$79.00 (1 section available)
Improve and expand your presentation skills, public speaking ability and ways to express yourself while you explore the fundamentals of the craft in a relaxed and supportive setting. Topics include physical and vocal techniques, method acting, improvisation, on-camera skills, audition technique, and ways to express spontaneous personal feelings. No previous acting course or experience required.

Alcohol Ink Art
$39.00 (1 section available)
Alcohol Ink is a fun 'new' art that you can do on so many things - glass, tile and so much more. Come and see what it's all about! We'll 'paint' on ceramic tile, glass, switch plates, and many more things. We'll discuss further items in class. You'll need alcohol ink colors of your choice, rubbing alcohol, q-tips, cotton balls, small spray bottle (or 2), paper towels, foam tray/palette, a few small brushes, permanent markers.

Art Deco in the 1920S
$49.00 (1 section available)
The Roaring 20s was a time of remarkable creativity. Discover how the elements of nature and geometric form blend to create the Art Deco Period. Take a look at artists, architects, and designers of the period. Create your own multimedia art deco project.

Art Support
$49.00 (2 sections available)
This course will provide beginner artists feedback in painting while working on projects of their choice.

Basic Acting
$79.00 (1 section 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.

Basic Beading - Tools & Techniques
$69.00 (1 section available)
If you've been at all curious about the variety of jewelry making items available and how to use them, then take this class! You'll practice using crimp beads, jump rings, eye pins, etc. Great introduction to beading. A materials list will be sent prior to the first class.

Beginner's Guide to Model Railroading
$69.00 (1 section available)
All Aboard the fascinating world of model railroading. Future model railroad engineers will learn the basics of scale, gauge, track and wiring. Followed by growing your railroad with structures and scenery. Finally, you will discuss where to purchase your RR equipment and where to find help.

Better Camera Phone Photography
$39.00 (2 sections available)
Are you always whipping out your phone to take pictures of the world around you? Learn how to make your vacation pictures and special moments pop without having to buy an expensive and sometimes bulky camera. This class will cover all the basics of manipulating the camera app, as well as how to use composition and lighting to improve your photos.

$149.00 (2 sections available)
Are you a candle lover? For many, no cozy night at home is complete without a candle illuminating the room while filling it with a favorite seasonal scent. This course will provide students with an introduction to the art and science of candlemaking, and will leave with the proper knowledge and resources to make safe, clean-burning, fragrant candles. Learn about all aspects of the process: proper wax and container selection, choosing the appropriate wick, and adding fragrances. Students will receive hands-on instruction with how to melt the wax, blend & add scents, pour candles, and finish for the perfect home scenting option. Students will go home with at least two candles each week. Materials are included in cost of the course.

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.

Collage Art
$79.00 (1 section available)
In this Collage Class the student will use recycled materials to create collages. Included in the course will be instruction in color, composition and technique. Also, there will be a short presentation on women collage artists over the last 250 years to present. Bring your imagination. You will surprise yourself with the end result. Supply list to be provided at first class.

Color Theory
$39.00 (2 sections available)
This class is designed as a lecture to teach the basic principles of color theory, which can be applied to all types of work where color is used, such as floral design, knitting, paintings and home decorating. The main goal is to gain an understanding of how colors work together. After becoming familiar with the basics of the primary, secondary, tertiary and neutral colors, students will learn the various types of color harmonies and how to use these harmonies to their advantage.

Color Theory Advanced
$39.00 (2 sections 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.

Crochet 101
$69.00 (1 section available)
Learn how to create beautiful homemade items using the easy and fast craft of crocheting. Things such as the single crochet, double crochet, increasing, and decreasing will be covered. Please call 412.788.7507 for a complete supply list.

Digital Photography 1.01
$149.00 (2 sections available)
This class is designed for beginners to be hands on, so bring your camera, instruction manual and notepad. One class will be a Saturday morning field trip. This class covers: file types, shooting modes, camera and lens features; exposure and metering, ISO, aperture (f-stops), shutter speed, white balance, EV, AF and lens functions; flash, light quality and control; design and composition, camera care tips and essential gear for travel, sports, work, nature and family.

Digital Photography 1.02
$149.00 (1 section available)
Learn camera settings, light and pre-visualization will be reviewed which can have a dramatic effect of your final creation. One class will be a Saturday morning field trip. Learn advanced camera and field techniques as applied to: camera equipment and exposure modes; on and off camera flash; studio lighting for portraits and products; design and composition; realism, abstract and conceptual thought process; portfolio development and presentation.

Drawing Basics
$69.00 - $89.00 (2 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.

Drawing Buildings, Bridges and More With Perspective
$69.00 (1 section available)
We'll create artwork compositions with architecture using perspective/vanishing points to your advantage! Please bring a variety of drawing pencils, ruler, eraser (white and kneaded), (metal) pencil sharpener, drawing paper/notebook.

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