Beginner

Digital Photography Short Course


3 Thursdays: October 27-November 10

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Instructor TBD


Price: $125.00 members; $150.00 non-members

If you have either a digital SLR or mirrorless camera and love to get creative, this short,  introductory class is for you. You'll learn how to use your camera's advanced features while gaining an understanding of how to compose a shot and utilize light to produce quality photographs. Please bring your camera to class. Please note, this course takes place at the Scaife School Building at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

Digital Photography Short Course


3 Thursdays: September 22-October 6

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Instructor TBD


Price: $125.00 members; $150.00 non-members

If you have either a digital SLR or mirrorless camera and love to get creative, this short,  introductory class is for you. You'll learn how to use your camera's advanced features while gaining an understanding of how to compose a shot and utilize light to produce quality photographs. Please bring your camera to class. Please note, this course takes place at the Scaife School Building at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

Digital Photography Short Course @PF


3 Saturdays: October 29-November 12

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Instructor TBD


If you have either a digital SLR or mirrorless camera and love to get creative, this short,  introductory class is for you. You'll learn how to use your camera's advanced features while gaining an understanding of how to compose a shot and utilize light to produce quality photographs. Please bring your camera to class. Please note, this course takes place at Pittsburgh Filmmakers.

Introduction to Blender


6 Tuesdays: September 20-November 1(No Class: October 11)

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Danielle Kogan


Price: $200 member; $225 non-member

Delve into the basics of animation with Blender! In this introductory course, students will learn about 3D animation using pre-built character models, rigs, and sets. Students will work in Blender, a free, open-source software program developed to allow artists to complete computer graphic projects in a 3D space.

Digital Animation Studio


1 Thursday: November 17

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Danielle Kogan


Price: $35.00 members; $60.00 non-members

In this one-day workshop, you'll work with graphic tablets and a stylus to design simple characters and scenes, then animate them using Adobe software. Learn about animation fundamentals such as drawing techniques, keyframing, and masking; then put your new skills to use by creating a short animation.

Stop-motion Studio


1 Thursday: October 13

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Jayla Patton


Price: $30.00 members, $60.00 non-members

Intrigued by the idea of animation? In this one-day workshop, you'll work with apps and tablets to create short looping, stop-motion animations suitable for online use. Create hand-drawn animations or work with clay, paper cutouts and small objects. We'll also review a variety of apps that can be downloaded and used on different devices.

Intro to Watercolor


8 Thursday: September 22 - November 10

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Eric Zawrotny


Price: $240 members, $265 non-members

Paint from still life sets and live models as well as from prompts and experimental exercises. Work independently throughout class and participate in group critiques, group discussions and gallery visits. We'll venture outdoors and recreate Mellon Park scenes by observing our surroundings and look to artists Andrew Wyeth, David Levine, Winslow Homer, and others, who create plein air watercolors in all season. Tuition includes one session with a model. Supply list provided.

Fiction I


8 Tuesdays: September 13 - November 8 (No Class: October 11)

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Adam Reger


Price: $225 members, $250 non-members

Join this introductory course if you do not have an on-going project or prior writing workshop experience and we'll focus on short story form to explore fiction writing. First, use in-class writing exercises to generate new material and explore specific elements of craft like dialogue, point of view and story arc. In later weeks, while we continue to use in-class exercises and readings as springboards, we will focus on reading and critiquing students' work in a supportive workshop setting. Come prepared with a pen and notebook.

Intro to Drawing


10 Tuesdays: September 13 - November 22 (No Class: October 11)

6:30 PM - 9:30PM

Sharon Wilson Wilcox


Price: $275 members, $300 non-members

Drawing is a fundamental skill and the foundation for all other studio disciplines. In this introductory class, learn to develop your power of observation and mark making skills through a series of lessons that focus on gesture, line, shape, value and spatial relationships. Weekly lessons will emphasize how to translate focused observations into visual expression using a variety of drawing materials and approaches. You'll work primarily from still life and one session will focus on the figure using a clothed model. Tuition includes one session with a model. Supply list provided.

Intro to Painting


8 Mondays: September 19 - November 14 (No Class: October 3)

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Bernie Wilke


Price: $240 members, $265 non-members

Become acquainted with the basics of painting in oil and acrylic. Learn about the variety of painting materials and surfaces and become familiar with fundamentals of color theory and color mixing. Work from still life set-ups, interior spaces and forms in nature while honing your observation skills and translating three dimensions onto a two dimensional surface. Tuition includes one session with a model. Supply list provided.

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