CCAC
Friday, September 30, 2022
Topics > Arts, Crafts & Music


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!

Art Through the Ages
$49.00 (1 section available)
Explore the Master's paintings through this casual art history course. A visual exploration of art periods and movements from the first recorded painting to presents day. Through this lecture, paintings and architecture styles will be discussed and appreciated.

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.

Drawing Basics
$69.00 (1 section 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
$139.00 (3 sections available)
Gain a solid foundation in drawing and become the artist you've always dreamed you could be!

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.

Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking
$139.00 (3 sections available)
Learn how to make the most of your scrapbooking talents and artistic ideas when you combine digital and traditional scrapbooking techniques.

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 (2 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. 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
$89.00 (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 (2 sections 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.

Mastering Your Digital SLF Camera
$139.00 (3 sections available)
Take your photography to the next level by learning how to master lenses, apertures, shutter speed, exposure settings, and more on your digital SLR camera.

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
$79.00 (1 section 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.

Photographing Nature With Your Digital Camera
$139.00 (3 sections available)
Learn how to use your digital camera to take stunning nature photos, including landscapes, flowers, animals, and even macro shots.

Photographing People With Your Digital Camera
$139.00 (3 sections available)
Photographing people can be fun, exciting---and complicated! This course will make taking beautiful pictures of adults, children, and babies simple.

Quilting 101
$99.00 (1 section available)
Are you ready to learn to quilt? In this class you will learn everything from fabric selection to cutting, piecing, layering your work with backing and batting, machine quilting, and binding while making a 4 patch sampler wall hanging. If you can operate a sewing machine and sew a quarter inch seam you are on your way to making a quilt! Supplies to purchase before class: 45mm rotary cutter, 6" x 24" quilters ruler, 18 "x 24" self-healing cutting mat. Fabric can be purchased after the first class. You will need to bring a sewing machine to class. Experience using your sewing machine is necessary. (approx. $75).

Watercolor Painting W/Pen & Ink
$59.00 (1 section available)
Create some beautiful art by mixing watercolor painting with pen & ink from Micron pens. You will need: hot pressed/smooth watercolor paper, micron pens of various sizes/thicknesses (only a few different sizes are needed. You can also, in a pinch, use a ultra fine tip sharpie, but there are not a variety of sizes of these). You'll need drawing pencils, white eraser, ruler, foam or plastic plate/palette, watercolor paints a variety of paint brushes, small to large, flat and round, cup for water, paper towels, newspaper to cover your surface, smock/shirt.

 
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