Thursday, December 13, 2018
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Acting for Fun - Adults
$79.00 (1 section available)
Students are led through scene work as well as improvisation techniques in a relaxed, supportive environment. Film versus stage acting will be explored as well as practical knowledge for the business of acting. Beginners and more advanced students are welcome.

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.

Art Media - What's the Difference?
$29.00 (1 section available)
Thinking of taking an art class? Not sure which one is right for you? This lecture will help you learn the different types of media and gain an understanding in how and why various media are used. We will discuss wet and dry media, comparing different types of paints, drawing tools, pigments and dyes and more.

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.

Calling All Artists: How To Publicize Yourself and Your Work
$49.00 (1 section available)
Visual artists, craftspeople, writers, musicians and other performers-the public needs to know about you. This workshop will guide you in writing materials about you, your work, and then determining how, when, and with whom to share them. You will also get tips on how to approach various media for coverage.

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.

Choosing a Camera - What's Best for You
$39.00 (2 sections available)
Are you interested in photography but have no idea where to start in selecting a camera that is right for you? Before you make your purchase, explore the differences between cameras and learn what features are essential. Discover what accessories you actually need and if you need software. Finally, compare prices and learn about reliable sources for cameras.

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. There is a $5 fee collected at the first class for a color wheel.

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.

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.

DIY Furniture Painting
$75.00 (2 sections available)
=Ready to give an old piece of furniture new life? Even beginners can be pros using FusionT Mineral Paint, an easy, all-in-one, no wax required paint. Suggested size of project: end table, small coffee table, chair, etc. (easily carried to upstairs workspace). Price of workshop includes all supplies and 1 pint of paint. Choose from over 50 colors

DIY Mason Jar Herb or Flower Garden
$39.00 (1 section available)
During this workshop, you will use variety FusionT Mineral Paint products to create your own personal mason jar herb garden! We will paint and stencil a wood box; then Ultra-Grip, paint and distress 3 mason jars. Come May, you will be all ready to plant! All supplies included. Many colors and stencils to choose from.

Drawing Basics
$69.00 - $89.00 (4 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 Beginners
$69.00 (1 section available)
Anyone can draw. In this course the learner will be able to unlock the hidden ability to draw. It all begins with a line, and you will bea ble to draw single objects to highly detailed compositions. This class is a must for students who enjoy painting but feel they cannot draw.

Floral Design
$89.00 (2 sections 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. 

Holiday Floral, Wreaths, & Bows
$69.00 (1 section available)
Learn silk and artificial flower arranging techniques for fall and holidays using containers and 2 different wreath bases. Add the finishing touch with a handmade bow. Bring a container for a floral design to the first class. Materials for the last 3 classes will be discussed the first class. Please call 412.788.7507 for a supply list.

Intermediate Calligraphy
$79.00 (1 section available)
Are you ready to take your calligraphy to the next level? Would you like to develop your personal style? If so, this is the course for you. During this course, we will be looking at different tools and surfaces and different mediums to write with. We will cover brush pens, faux calligraphy and metallic inks as well as continuing with the pointed pen. You will need to bring your calligraphy tools which should include a straight and oblique pen holder, an assortment of pointed nibs, pencil and marker/ layout paper. A list of additional tools and materials will be emailed to you before the class starts and will include specific brush pens, metallic inks and suggested surfaces to write on other than paper.

Jewelry Creation and Design for Beginners
$69.00 (4 sections available)
Learn to make elegant jewelry using seed beads, glass and crystals. Explore different jewelry making techniques while creating unique beaded jewelry. In addition to learning about tools and materials understand what makes a well-designed piece of jewelry. Materials are extra. Please call for supply list.

Jewelry: Pounding, Stamping, Wire-Wrapping, & Tree of Life
$69.00 (1 section available)
Learn the details of jewelry pounding, stamping, name/letters/texture and layered metals. Learn different wire gauges and uses. Create Multiple pieces of jewelry with these techniques and tools, including a "Tree of Life Pendant". Please call 412.788.7507 for a list of supplies.

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