CCAC
Saturday, February 17, 2018
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Acting for Fun - Adults
$79.00 (3 sections 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.

Botanical Still-Life Drawing
$89.00 (1 section available)
In this course, students will learn to use drawing media to get in touch with the intricate forms found in plant life. Observing flowers in the classroom or outside on the trails, students will learn proper drawing technique - line, shadow, composition, etc. - while taking inspiration from the natural world. This course is suitable for beginners or advanced drawing students.

Camera Phone Photography
$69.00 (2 sections available)
Do you take more photographs with your cellphone than with a traditional camera? In this class, we will advance your use and understanding of the camera phone controls. Learn the use of lighting, exposure, focus, composition to improve images, and other tips to increase your visual awareness and creativity. We will download apps, both free and at your own cost, and use them in 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. 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
$139.00 (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.

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 Faces
$49.00 (1 section available)
Learn the techniques of the portraiture and the caricature artists. Working from photos, gain an understanding of facial proportion and features in regards to symmetry and asymmetry. As time allows, the class will progress from photos to real-life by having some fun drawing each other. This course is recommended for someone who has had previous drawing experience or has taken a drawing course and is not easily intimidated.First class students will need an 11x14 sketch pad, assortment of drawing pencils 6B-4H, vinyl and kneaded erasers, blending stump, photo (front view at least 3x5). Other materials will be discussed at the first class.

Drawing for Beginners
$89.00 (2 sections 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 (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. 


Handbag From Pop Tabs
$79.00 (1 section available)
Create a stunning handbag from pop tabs. This innovative fashion accessory promotes recycling, and you are truly creating a one-of-a-kind work of art. Learn how to prepare the tabs and the best materials to collect to start the project. Students should bring some pop aluminum tabs, metal crochet hook (size H or I), nylon cord, scissors, pointed pliers, and zipper (optional) to class.

Jewelry Creation and Design for Beginners
$69.00 (1 section 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.

Knitting 1 - Beginner - Learn the Basics Of Knitting!
$69.00 (2 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.

Knitting 2 - Advanced Beginner - Lace, Cables, and Charts
$59.00 - $69.00 (3 sections 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 and how to use double-pointed needles. 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.

Knitting Workshop: Socks
$59.00 (2 sections available)
Knitters will learn the basic techniques for creating top-down socks on double-pointed needles in this hands-on workshop. An understanding of stockinette stitch and casting on is highly recommended. Bottom-up sock techniques and alternative sock patterns will also be discussed. Call 412-788-7507 for a list of supplies.

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.

Making Holiday Bows
$39.00 (1 section available)
Learn how to make bows for any occasion by learning tips and techniques used by gift industry professionals. Please bring two rolls of wire edge ribbon and a sharp pair of scissors to class.

Modern Calligraphy and Lettering 1
$79.00 (3 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.

Modern Calligraphy and Lettering Continu ed
$79.00 (1 section available)
Broaden your calligraphy and lettering skills. This class is for the student who wants to expand on the concepts and techniques from our beginner-level class. Students will receive a supply list. Cost of materials are not included.

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