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Thursday, September 16, 2021
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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.

Art Through the Ages
$49.00 (2 sections 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.

Canvas and Acrylic Painting
$59.00 (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 (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.

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.

Drawing Basics
$69.00 (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
$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.

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 (1 section 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
$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 (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 (1 section 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

Lace and Cable Knitting
$39.00 (1 section available)
Do you love the beautiful complexity of lace and cable knitting? Take your knitting to the next level as you learn the fundamentals of lace and cable knitting including working increases, decreases and basic cable stitches and combining those elements into larger patterns and reading charts. Learn tip and tricks for reading your knitting so you don't lose track of your pattern. Our first session will focus on lace knitting and our second session will focus on cable work. Students should be comfortable with knit and purl but need not have additional skills. Student should bring size 8 needles (straight or circular) and worsted weight 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.

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 Comics: Creating a Comic Book From Start to Finish
$79.00 (1 section available)
Create a comic book from the idea stage through drawing and ultimately completion for either print or web. We'll also learn the history of the medium and go over the step by step of comics.

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