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Intro to Digital Photography @ PF


6 Saturdays: April 16-May 21

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Kara Sambrick


Price: $270 members, $295 non-members

If you have either a digital SLR (single lens reflex) or mirrorless camera and love to get creative, this introductory digital photography class is for you. You’ll learn how to master your camera’s advanced features while gaining an understanding of how to compose a shot and utilize light to produce quality photographs. Organizing your files and basic Photoshop tools will also be covered. Please bring your camera to class.
 

Intro to Digital Photography


6 Thursdays: April 14-May 19

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Kelly Bogel


Price: $270 members, $295 non-members

If you have either a digital SLR (single lens reflex) or mirrorless camera and love to get creative, this introductory digital photography class is for you. You’ll learn how to master your camera’s advanced features while gaining an understanding of how to compose a shot and utilize light to produce quality photographs. Organizing your files and basic Photoshop tools will also be covered. Please bring your camera to class.
 

Intro to Drawing (Spring)


9 Tuesdays: April 5 - May 31

6:30 PM - 9:30PM

Sharon Wilson Wilcox


Price: $270 members, $295 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 nude model.

Intro to Drawing (Spring)


8 Thursdays: April 7 - May 26

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Paula Garrick Klein


Price: $240 members, $265 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.  Explore the outside grounds and pursue the light in en plein air exercises focusing on color, contrast and gesture. Tuition includes one session with a model. Supply list provided.

Intro to Watercolor (Spring)


8 Thursdays: April 7 - May 26

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Bill McAllister


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.

Telling Stories - Fiction Writing I (Spring)


8 Thursdays: April 7 - May 26

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Clare Beams


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, we’ll 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’ll 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 Metal Jewelry (Spring)


8 Wednesdays: April 6 - May 25

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lindsay Huff


Price: $245 members, $270 non-members

Learn the fundamentals of metalsmithing in this project-based course. Acquire a wide range of skills by learning basic forming and construction techniques using stakes and hammers, sawing, stone setting, annealing and soldering. Focus on surface design techniques such as enameling and etching and experiment with all the covered techniques and materials as you create bracelets, rings, pendants, earrings, and brooches. Copper Metals may be purchased from instructor for a fee of $30 or less. Supply list provided.

Beginning Quilting (Spring)


8 Wednesdays: April 6 - May 25

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Penny Soldatos


Price: $230 members, $255 non-members

Learn how to use a variety of tools for quilting and creating fiber art through various methods of piecing and joining fiber to a background and backing. Begin with a cozy flannel throw using a "quilt-as-you-go" method which is a great solution for completing a quilt on a small machine. Supply list provided.

Intro to Painting (Spring)


8 Mondays: April 4 - May 23

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.

Intro to Ceramics (Spring)


8 Tuesdays: April 5 - May 24

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Karen McKee


Price: $270 members, $295 non-members

Utilize our professional ceramics studio and equipment to create functional and sculptural ceramic artworks focusing on wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques. Experiment with surface design and textures and use cone 6 glazes to create enduring stoneware pieces. Tuition includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firings. Students should purchase a clay tool kit, which is available on-site.

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