Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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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.

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.

Choosing a Camera - What's Best for You
$39.00 (1 section 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 (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.

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 (1 section 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 (3 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 (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. 

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 (2 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.

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.

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

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