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Monday, July 13, 2020
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Abstract Drawing & Design
$79.00 (1 section available)
This course is great for all artists looking to expand their abstract design skills. We will discuss the transition from realism to abstraction through contemporary artist examples, and analyzing formal techniques. We will approach various starting points to a work of art - from a photo reference, memory inspiration, and free writing. Materials will be student's choice, with a suggested list provided.

Acrylic Painting Techniques
$79.00 (1 section available)
This class is for all levels of experience, including beginners. Acrylic paint is great for artists just getting started- it's quick drying application, and ability to overlap make it very forgiving to use. Whether you are interested in abstract or realistic techniques, we will cover it all - paint application, color mixing, blending, value, surfaces, and more!

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.

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.

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
$39.00 (1 section 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 (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.

Digital Photography 1.01
$149.00 (1 section 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.

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 for the Absolute Beginner
$129.00 (1 section available)
Gain a solid foundation in drawing and become the artist you've always dreamed you could be!

Floral Design
$89.00 (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. 


Halloween Decorations Crafts
$49.00 (1 section available)
Like Halloween d├ęcor? Do you want to decorate your home with something dark and fun? This is just the joint activity the family needs. With just a few supplies, learn to make those creepy crafts that put you in the Halloween mood! It's time to get spooky with your life! Call 412.788.7507 for a complete supply list.

Holiday/Christmas Wreaths and Bows
$29.00 (1 section available)
Make a beautiful door/home decoration or gift in this class. We'll learn some basics to making a variety of wreath options, along with bows for every floral or gift giving occasion. Call 412.788.7507 for supply list.

Home Floral Arranging
$29.00 (1 section available)
Arranging flowers can be intimidating. Learn how simple it really is to make your own floral arrangements at home. We'll cover some basic tips and where to best find your materials so you can easily add fresh flowers to your decor. In the class, you'll make an arrangement from home along with the instructor. For a list of suggested supplies to get prior to class, call 412-788-7507.

How to Fix Your Own Clothes: Buttons, Patches and Hems
$29.00 (2 sections available)
Does your favorite pair of pants have a tear or a loose hem? Learn how to fix your clothes yourself without having to pay for a tailor or seamstress. We will look at the basic 'fixes' for clothing: sewing on buttons, patching holes or rips and multiple options for hemming. Sewing machine is not required, but both machine and hand showing options will be given. No required materials, but if you have some clothes or material to work with, that would be best!

Intro to Watercolor Workshop
$29.00 (1 section available)
With the proper basic techniques, you'll be painting with watercolors in no time. This workshop will show you what supplies you'll need to get started. We will teach foundational skills so that you can enjoy the art of painting with watercolors in your own home.

Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking
$129.00 (1 section available)
Learn how to make the most of your scrapbooking talents and artistic ideas when you combine digital and traditional scrapbooking techniques.

It's a Snap - a Beginner's Mini-Course In Digital Photography
$79.00 (1 section available)
Did you just get a newfangled DSLR or compact digital camera? Are there way too many buttons? Are you stuck in auto mode? Get out of auto and learn how to use your camera the way it deserves to be used.

Knitting 1 - Beginner - Learn the Basics Of Knitting!
$69.00 (3 sections 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.

Landscape Painting
$59.00 (1 section available)
Do you like happy trees and happy mistakes? Using acrylic paints, learn how to create beautiful landscapes. All you need is a canvas pad, assorted brushes and the basic colors of acrylic paints. This class will teach you color theory, the building of layers and colors, and techniques to create the amazing scenery you see every day. Create a landscape painting so professional you will want to hang it on your wall.

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