Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Topics > Arts, Crafts & Music

Acrylic Paint Seascapes
$49.00 (1 section available)
Let's paint the ocean and seascapes on canvases of your choice! In this course, you'll need bottled acrylic craft paint or tube acrylic paint (if you want thicker texture), a variety of brushes, palette/foam plate, cup, paper towels. You can contact the instructor with any questions.

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.

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.

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.

Crochet 101
$69.00 (1 section available)
Learn how to create beautiful homemade items using the easy and fast craft of crocheting. Things such as the single crochet, double crochet, increasing, and decreasing will be covered. Please call 412.788.7507 for a complete supply list.

Drawing Basics
$69.00 (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.

Exhibit & Sell Your Photography
$39.00 (1 section available)
How does one go about marketing and selling photography? Discover what sells best, how to get wall space, printing and framing, and pricing are some of the topics covered in this workshop

Make Your Own T-Shirt Quilt
$79.00 (1 section available)
Learn how to make a quilt out of all those t-shirts you cannot get rid of. Design and size of your quilt will be discussed, as well as how to stabilize, cut and assemble your shirts together, after which we will cover quilting and binding. Students should have basic sewing knowledge with the ability to sew a straight line. Bring your sewing machine to class, starting 2nd class. In addition to your shirts, additional supplies are required. Call 412.788.7507 for a supply list. For first class, bring your tee shirts washed with no fabric softener or dryer sheets.

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.

Painting in Oil & Acrylics
$99.00 (2 sections 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 - $99.00 (3 sections 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.

Photography 101
$149.00 (4 sections available)
This class is for those who want to quit using the automatic settings on their digital or film SLR camera? Topics include everything from basic focusing, button functions, aperture, shutter speed, depth-of-field, composition, flash, lens and ISO. Students only need their SLR and creativity. One session will be a field trip.

Photography of Nature in Hiking Trails
$69.00 (1 section available)
Do you enjoy spending time outdoors and photography? Nature photography is a great way to increase your enjoyment of the great outdoors! Join us as we hike some of our local parks and learn great ways to photograph our natural surroundings. Students should have knowledge of photography fundamentals and skill with their own camera. Call 412.788.7507 for the location of the first class meeting.

Photography of People, Places & Things
$69.00 (1 section available)
The technical aspects of camera settings and how they relate to improving your pictures will be covered. The class will also explore the basics of landscapes, posing people, composition and lightning. You will be taking both indoor and outdoor pictures. Participants should bring their own digital camera or DSLR.

Photography: Picture Pittsburgh
$69.00 (1 section available)
In this class, you will photograph Pittsburgh from well-known and no-so-well-known locations. Technical and aesthetic advice will be suggested by the guide/instructor. Transportation to the sites is the responsibility of the student. Students should have knowledge of photography fundamentals and skill with their own camera. The first class will meet in the classroom.

Pottery 1
$179.00 (2 sections available)
This course will teach the beginning student the art of forming decorative and practical objects out of clay. Students will practice hand building and wheel throwing, creating unique and personal pieces for your home or gift giving. Cost includes one slug of clay, paints, and glazes.

Pottery 2
$179.00 (2 sections available)
This course is for students who have completed Pottery 1. Become more proficient at hand building and wheel throwing to create unique and personal pieces for your home. Cost Includes one slug of clay, paints and glazes.

Preserving Your Still Photos for the 21st Century
$49.00 (1 section available)
Come and learn about what is necessary to take your old negatives, photographs and slides into a more modern digital format. We will cover scanning, improving and preserving your old still images. Topics include scanner types, file types and software choices available to the consumer for preservation of your family's photographic history.

$99.00 (1 section available)
Learn how to use a sewing machine and attachments, adapt patterns, and use various sewing techniques. Students complete at least one garment. Cost of materials is extra and will be discussed at the first class.

Travel Photography for the Beginner
$59.00 (1 section available)
Preserve your special travel moments with photographs that will impress your friends and family. Knowing exactly what to photograph and how can be difficult when you are surrounded by new and exciting sites. Travel Photography will help you build your confidence as well as guide you on what gear to pack, how to manage, store and share your files while on the go and much more.

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