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Jewelry & Metals

Hammered Cuff Bracelets


1 Saturday: Aug 24

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Lindsay Huff


Price: $50 members, $65 non-members

Utilize our professional studio and specialized equipment to construct a fitted piece of jewelry. Transform a copper sheet into a cuff style bracelet using hammering, stamping and forming methods.

Lost Wax Casting (Fall 2019)


8 Mondays: Sept 16 - Nov 4

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Eric Hahn


Price: $245 members, $270 non-members

Explore this unique form of sculpting, in which designs are built in wax but finished in metal. You will build a form in wax, which is used to create a mold. Molten metal is then cast to create finished sculptural artworks and jewelry. You should expect to cast one or two objects throughout the course of this class. Tuition includes waxes and casting materials only. Metals may be purchased separately from the instructor.

Enameled Campware (Fall 2019)


4 Tuesdays: Sept 17 - Oct 15

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Lindsay Huff


Price: $105 members, $130 non-members

Customize your own enameled steel campware - just in time for hot cider season! Students can enamel mugs, plates, pitchers, bowls, and serving ware, limited only by what we can fit inside our kilns. Class will not meet October 8, 2019.
 
 

Intro to Metals (Fall 2019)


8 Wednesdays: Sept 18 - Nov 13

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Lindsay Huff


Price: $245 members, $270 non-members

Learn the fundamentals of metalsmithing in this project-based course. Work on basic forming and construction techniques as well as sawing, stone setting, annealing and soldering. Experiment with surface design techniques such as enameling and etching 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.
Class will not meet October 9, 2019.

Metalsmithing Studio AM (Fall 2019)


8 Saturdays: Sept 21 - Nov 9

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instructor: Pat Falbo


Price: $245 members, $270 non-members

Create individual projects while learning metalsmithing and stonesetting skills. You'll focus on designing and constructing jewelry and small obects such as spoons and decorative homewares. Lessons include sawing, filing, forming, joining and finishing metal. Students may choose to work in copper, bronze or silver. Metal costs based on fluctuating stock prices and may run $25 and up. Materials discussed in first class.

Metalsmithing Studio PM (Fall 2019)


8 Saturdays: Sept 21 - Nov 9

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Pat Falbo


Price: $245 members, $270 non-members

Create individual projects while learning metalsmithing and stonesetting skills. You'll focus on designing and constructing jewelry and small obects such as spoons and decorative homewares. Lessons include sawing, filing, forming, joining and finishing metal. Students may choose to work in copper, bronze or silver. Metal costs based on fluctuating stock prices and may run $25 and up. Materials discussed in first class.

Jewelry Crash Course (Fall 2019)


4 Tuesdays: Oct 22 - Nov 12

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Lindsay Huff


Price: $105 members, $130 non-members

Jump-start your experience with making jewelry in this fast paced class. Work with copper and sterling silver and learn to saw, file, hammer, form and solder metals into various pieces of jewelry. Create earrings, pendants, bracelets and rings with emphasis on individual designs and style while learning the fundamental techniques. Students can purchase supplies from the instructor for a $10 fee.
 
 
Ceramics

Raku Potluck (August)


1 Friday: Aug 30

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Instructor: None


Price: $30 members and non-members

Participate in a community firing and finish up to three bisqued pieces in our Raku Kiln. Every additional piece will be 10 dollars extra. Tuition includes the cost of glazes. Participants are encouraged to bring a snack or drink to share. Pieces must be made and bisqued prior to Raku night.

Mayco Glaze Workshop (1:30 PM)


1 Friday: Sept 13

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Todd Hickerson


Price: $10 members and non-members

PCA&M is delighted to present a workshop demonstrating Mayco stoneware glazes, stroke & coat, Mayco flux, and designer silkscreens. Are you looking for flexibility in your glazing or creative new techniques? Todd Hickerson will help you explore a variety of Mayco glazes that give great results from cone 4-10. Students are welcome to bring their own bisqueware, if they have it. We will have some bisqueware available for those who do not have their own.

Mayco Glaze Workshop (6:00 PM)


1 Friday: Sept 13

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Instructor: Todd Hickerson


Price: $10 members and non-members

PCA&M is delighted to present a workshop demonstrating Mayco stoneware glazes, stroke & coat, Mayco flux, and designer silkscreens. Are you looking for flexibility in your glazing or creative new techniques? Todd Hickerson will help you explore a variety of Mayco glazes that give great results from cone 4-10. Students are welcome to bring their own bisqueware, if they have it. We will have some bisqueware available for those who do not have their own.

Intro to Ceramics (Fall 2019)


8 Tuesdays: Sept 17 - Nov 12

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Audra Clayton


Price: $270 members, $295 non-members

Learn the basics of wheelthrowing and handbuilding to create functional and sculptural ceramic artworks in our professional ceramics studio. Experiment with surface design and textures and use glazes to create enduring stoneware pieces. Tuition includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firings. Additional studio time available for purchase from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Mondays for the duration of the class. Students should purchase a clay tool kit, which is available on-site.
Class will not meet October 8, 2019.

Methods in Handbuilding: Fall Harvest (Fall 2019)


6 Wednesdays: Sept 18 - Oct 30

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Melissa Sullivan


Price: $200 members, $225 non-members

Students of all levels of expertise will enjoy this project-focused, handbuilding class. We will explore a number of techniques to create several decorative pieces inspired by the autumnal season. Finished projects will serve as great one-of-a-kind gifts or as lovely additions to one’s own home decor.
 
 

Next Level Ceramics: Soda Firing (Fall 2019)


8 Thursdays: Sept 19 - Nov 7

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Bryce Hemington


Price: $270 members, $295 non-members

Learn the ropes of making work specifically designed for the atmospheric effects of the Soda kiln. Using both wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques to create functional vessels in our ceramics studio. Experiment with surface design, textures, and flashing slips in addition to our high fire glazes to create dynamic exciting vessels. Tuition includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firings.
 
 

Intro to Ceramics (Fall 2019)


6 Fridays: Sept 20 - Oct 25

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Instructor: Audra Clayton


Price: $225 members, $250 non-members

Learn the basics of wheelthrowing and handbuilding to create functional and sculptural ceramic artworks in our professional ceramics studio. Experiment with surface design and textures and use glazes to create enduring stoneware pieces. Tuition includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firings. Additional studio time available for purchase from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Mondays for the duration of the class. Students should purchase a clay tool kit, which is available on-site.
 
 

Student Ceramics Access (Fall 2019)


7 Mondays: Sept 23 - Nov 4

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Instructor: None


Price: $60 members, $75 non-members

Spend additional time in the ceramics studio working on projects begun in class. All sessions will be monitored by the Ceramics Technician or Apprentice, but no additional instruction will occur. Only open to students currently registered in eight-session ceramics classes.

Raku Potluck (September)


1 Friday: Sept 27

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

None


Price: $30 members, $30 non-members

Participate in a community firing and finish up to three bisqued pieces in our Raku Kiln. Every additional piece will be 10 dollars extra. Tuition includes the cost of glazes. Participants are encouraged to bring a snack or drink to share. Pieces must be made and bisqued prior to Raku night.

Raku Potluck (October)


1 Friday: Oct 18

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

None


Price: $30 members, $30 non-members

Participate in a community firing and finish up to three bisqued pieces in our Raku Kiln. Every additional piece will be 10 dollars extra. Tuition includes the cost of glazes. Participants are encouraged to bring a snack or drink to share. Pieces must be made and bisqued prior to Raku night.

Holiday Decor Workshop (Fall 2019)


3 Thursdays: Dec 5 - Dec 19

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Rachel Oliver


Price: $155 members, $180 non-members

Nothing is better than a handmade gift for the Holidays! In this quick, fun workshop students will learn how to roll out clay slabs, experiment with various ways to add texture, and create shapes to make their own holiday decor. We will also discuss the process of firing and methods of glazing to finish off your artistic creations.
 
 
Fiber Arts

Intro to Natural Dyes (Fall 2019)


4 Mondays: Sept 16 - Oct 7

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Leah Patgorski


Price: $105 members, $130 non-members

In this class, students will learn about the intruiging history of natural dyes alongside extensive hands-on expermentation. Each week, students will learn about a dyeing technique, then test it using fabric or yarn. Throughout the class we will cover basic color theory, fiber structure, colorfastness, resist dye, rust dye, shibori, overdyeing, and sustainable practices in dyeing.
 
 

Student Weaving Access (Fall 2019)


8 Tuesdays: Sept 17 - Nov 5

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

None


Price: $50 members, $65 non-members

Spend additional time in the studio working on projects started in class. This is an open studio environment, so no additional instruction will be provided. Only open to students currently registered in eight-session weaving class.

Weaving (Fall 2019)


8 Tuesdays: Sept 24 - Nov 12

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Instructor: Debra Meteney


Price: $245 members, $270 non-members

Work in an open environment, side by side with both beginning and returning students. Learn to warp, dress the loom, sample various patterns, read drafts and understand color interactions. Advanced students may work independently with instruction in the area of their choice. Additional studio time available for purchase from 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM on Tuesdays for the duration of class. All materials included.
 
 
Creative Writing

Writing the Novel (Fall 2019)


8 Mondays: Sept 16 - Nov 4

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Rachel Ann Brickner


Price: $275 members, $300 non-members

This class will provide a space for you to begin the vision, planning, and execution of a novel from scratch. We will spend time thinking and talking about novel structure, mapping, approach, and drafting in addition to workshopping each other's ideas and writing in-class. You will leave this class with a plan in place to finish the first draft of your book in addition to a solid first chapter.
 
 

Writing the Television Drama (Fall 2019)


10 Mondays: Sept 16 - Nov 18

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Emily Thomas


Price: $300 members, $325 non-members

Writing the Television Drama will provide a foundational understanding of the key elements of pilot writing, from the establishment of theme and tone, to the utilization of five-act structure and effective use of scene transitions. Through the process of story breaking, beat sheet creation, and outline writing, each participant will develop their own original pilot, culminating in the completion of a first working draft. Emphasis will be placed on character development, effective dialogue, world building, story conflict and plot reversal. Participants should expect weekly assignments; significant outside-of-class work will be required.

Poetry Writing Workshop (Fall 2019)


8 Tuesdays: Sept 17 - Nov 12

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Lucia LoTempio


Price: $275 members, $300 non-members

Delve deep into contemporary poetry in this class for writers of all levels. Each class will focus on a different formalistic mode or theme (like the pastoral or confessional), while engaging foundational techniques of poetic craft (like linebreaks, imagery, or metaphor). Students will be guided in experimentation to test the limits of language and its combinations. Students will learn to construct poems not just from careful crafting, but from obsessive revision. We will free write in class and consider work by published poets, and students' creative work will be discussed constructively in a workshop format. Come with pen, paper, and a readiness to explore!
Class will not meet October 8, 2019.
 
 

Writing the Short Horror Screenplay (Fall 2019)


8 Saturdays: Sept 21 - Nov 9

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Instructor: Newt Calkins


Price: $275 members, $300 non-members

In this course, students will begin with a discussion of the basics of dramatic storytelling and horror genre premises, tropes, and mood / tone, and will then develop an understanding of how those story basics and genre touches can be applied to a short horror screenplay. Through in-class viewings of short horror films, writing exercises, a miniature pitch session, and workshopping of finished or in-progress first drafts, students will learn how to craft short horror scripts of their own.

Painting

Expressionist Landscapes (Fall 2019)


6 Mondays: Sept 16 - Oct 21

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Joseph Noderer


Price: $225 members, $250 non-members

Interested in making your landscape paintings more expressive? In this class we’ll use oil paint, alternative painting methods, observation and photographs to help get there. We’ll look at the work of Charles Burchfield, Albert Pinkham Ryder, The Tonalist painters and Samuel Palmer (among others!) for guidance.

Patrick Daugherty's Advanced Painting Studio (Fall 2019)


8 Wednesdays: Sept 18 - Nov 13

10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instructor: Patrick Daugherty


Price: $365 members, $390 non-members

Working in oils or acrylics, this seminar class offers greater productivity through individual instruction. You’ll be encouraged to develop an artistic vocabulary and a personal style, anything from abstraction to non-objective super-realism. Tuition includes two sessions with a model. Supply list provided.
Class will not meet October 9, 2019.

Patrick Daugherty's Painting Studio (Fall 2019)


8 Wednesdays: Sept 18 - Nov 13

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Patrick Daugherty


Price: $245 members, $270 non-members

Join this open studio style class where all learning levels work side-by-side. Beginning students will complete instructor led exercises as an introduction to painting, with an emphasis on understanding materials and color. Intermediate and advanced students receive individual instruction in the area of their choice. All students should be prepared to work independently with support from peers and the instructor. Class includes one session with a model. Supply list provided.
Class will not meet October 9, 2019.

Intermediate Figurative Art (Fall 2019)


8 Thursdays: Sept 19 - Nov 7

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Heather Heitzenrater


Price: $245 members, $270 non-members

This class is for students that have worked with the figure before and want to learn how to make a more conceptual finished piece. Students will have 2 class sessions to work on each posed model(s). Models will be lightly costumed and have props. The last pose of the class will consist of two figures. Students will learn about composition, creating a concept, composing different images to make one cohesive piece and how to develop their own style. Students will be able to choose, or mix, any painting or drawing medium.

Watercolor and Pastel Painting (Fall 2019)


4 Saturdays: Sept 21 - Oct 12

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Hiromi Katayama


Price: $105 members, $130 non-members

Learning to work with watercolor and pastel media creates an excellent foundation on which to further develop your painting skills. We will explore how to use watercolor with pastel to finish your artwork and develop your ability to utilize multimedia techniques.

Oriental Sumi Painting (Fall 2019)


4 Saturdays: Oct 19 - Nov 9

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Hiromi Katayama


Price: $105 members, $130 non-members

Sumi-e, a Japanese term meaning "ink picture" was brought to Japan around the 7th Century. The Japanese adapted this Chinese painting method to their own culture, added their flair, and called it "Sumi-e." This course focuses on the Asian aesthetic, with emphasis on the power of lines in a composition. Students will be introduced to traditional materials and methods throughout the course.

Media Arts

Documentary Filmmaking: My Climate Story, My Legacy (Fall 2019)


8 Mondays: Sept 16 - Nov 4

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Kirsi Jansa


Price: $275 members, $300 non-members

In this documentary filmmaking course students explore and express their very personal climate stories: What kind of changes am I seeing in my surroundings? What does it mean to be a human being in our time when life itself is becoming endangered? Who do I choose to be amid this change, what kind of a legacy do I want to leave behind? During this course, documentary filmmaker and climate educator Kirsi Jansa will demonstrate the basics of visual storytelling and guide participants to produce a short documentary of their personal climate story. During the eight sessions, participants will explore and discover their personal stories, develop a storyboard of their story, film the story using their iPhones or iPads, and edit their films with iMovie. Students will have the opportunity to share their work with friends and family in a classroom forum.

Intro to Digital Photography (Fall 2019)


4 Tuesdays: Sept 17 - Oct 15

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: TBD


Price: $155 members, $180 non-members

Looking to understand all of the functions on your digital SLR camera better? In this short course we’ll teach you how to use your camera’s advanced features while gaining an understanding of how to compose a photograph and use light to produce quality images. Learn how to use the manual exposure settings of your camera to unlock its fullest potential. Please bring your DSLR to class, or borrow a camera from the PCAM Equipment Office. We also suggest you bring your camera manual for quick reference, in either print or digital copy.
Class will not meet October 8, 2019.

Graphic Illustration (Fall 2019)


8 Tuesdays: Sept 17 - Nov 12

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Lisa Rasmussen


Price: $270 members, $295 non-members

Using Adobe Illustrator, learn to create graphic illustrations while focusing on design, shape and positive and negative space. In this eight-week workshop, students will learn the basics of working with the software while creating bold, impactful illustrations using shapes and flat colors. 
Class will not meet October 8, 2019.

The Short Film: From Script to Screen (Fall 2019)


8 Wednesdays: Sept 18 - Nov 13

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Rishi Sethi


Price: $275 members, $300 non-members

In this introductory class, students will jointly plan, film, and edit a short film. Students are welcome to bring their own existing short scripts to class, and as a group, will select a script either from within the class or from the public domain. All areas of the pre-production, production, and post-production processes will be covered, including proper usage of camera, sound and lighting equipment, approach to directing and producing, and utilization of Adobe Premiere editing software. Other topics covered will include the benefits and limitations of the short film format and the process of submitting to short film festivals. Outside of class work will be required. 
Class will not meet October 9, 2019.

Character Animation Experience (Fall 2019)


8 Wednesdays: Sept 18 - Nov 13

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Mike Schwab


Price: $270 members, $295 non-members

A class beyond most animation classes. Learn to understand the fundamental aspects of story-related character animation. This course will begin with a short retrospective on the development of character animation, from Pre-Golden Era through and including Myasaki. Students will engage in a discussion on the Principles of Straight Ahead and Pose to Pose Animation, then dive into the development of characters and storyboards and the development of an expressive Character Head or Body Turn Animation. The animation process and use of traditional and digital tools and animation applications will establish the resources to complete an Animated Scene. 
Class will not meet on October 9, 2019.

Alternative Photographic Processes (Fall 2019)


8 Thursdays: Sept 19 - Nov 7

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Jeffrey Krsul


Price: $300 members, $325 non-members

An introduction to Alternative Process printing, this course explores photographic processes that were first introduced in the 19th century and continue to be popular in the 21st century. The class will explore the work of contemporary alternative process artists as well as their historical counterparts. Processes examined are Cyanotype, Van Dyke, Salt Printing. Students make enlarged digital negatives (or bring film negatives), mix chemicals from original formulas and hand-coat light sensitive emulsions. Class demonstrations also cover combining different emulsions for multiple printing and toning. Time during class will be given to hone your printing skills. Some photography experience is helpful, but not necessary.

Podcasting (Fall 2019)


8 Thursdays: Sept 19 - Nov 7

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Aaron Watson


Price: $270 members, $295 non-members

Podcasts are exploding in popularity. Millions of listeners download shows every week. However, with new shows popping up every day, it’s harder than ever to stand out. In this course, you will learn how to create engaging storylines, ensure proper sound quality, and distribute your podcast on major platforms like iTunes and Google Play. Taught by Aaron Watson, whose podcast has 100,000s of downloads, listeners in 120+ countries, and has booked more than 1,000 podcast guests, you’ll come away from this course with all the tools you need to start your own podcast.

Vanishing Pittsburgh (Fall 2019)


6 Saturdays: Sept 21 - Oct 26

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Instructor: Cara Gaetano


Price: $275 members, $300 members

Using a film or digital camera, capture images of the last vestiges of a disappearing era in one of America's most iconic cities of the industrial age. Visit locations of a former Pittsburgh, a city whose timeless character helped define this country during some of its most formative decades. This is an on-location shooting class where students will go to specific sites to photograph during class time. Classes will be a mixture of trips to locations and lab days where students will process their own film and print their photos in the darkroom or work in the digital print lab. Projects will include various themes for each location, as well as class critiques. Prior darkroom and manual photography experience is needed, as minimal instruction on darkroom and shooting procedures will be offered. Students can bring their own cameras or borrow a camera from the PCAM Equipment Office.

Medium Format Photography (Fall 2019)


6 Mondays: Sept 23 - Oct 28

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Richard Kelly


Price: $325 members, $350 non-members

In this class, students will explore the process of making portraits using the PCA+M arsenal of medium format film cameras, starting with an introduction to medium format cameras and a discussion about their unique operational techniques, lenses, and the other exceptional qualities they offer portrait photographers. Throughout three photo shoot demonstrations, students will set up several photographic subjects to make portraits in a small studio setting or on location. The class will consider the choices photographers have in using these classic cameras and will cover the technical, aesthetic and creative aspects of film photography with medium format cameras. Emphasis will be placed on the production side of portraits, so rather than developing photos in class, students can choose to send out their in-class film to a photo lab for processing and scanning (at the student’s cost). Students are required to have a basic photography understanding of exposure, shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.

Photo Essay Sequencing (Fall 2019)


2 Saturdays: Nov 9 & Nov 16

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Bill Wade


Price: $125 members, $150 non-members

Learning to tell stories with photographs is important in our visual age. In this class we will discuss the content of your photographs, pare down your selections to the essential, and sequence the photos appropriately. Each student must have an existing group of 20 to 40 photos that they have previously taken of one topic (preferably in digital form, but could be prints), which will be critiqued by the instructor in a workshop setting for the entire class to observe. In this class students will view a presentation of master photographers’ work in the documentary and art photo fields, as well as review a selection of the instructor’s work, with consideration for his thought process and approach. Students will be provided with a listing of work and links to photographers shown in class.

The Video Card (Fall 2019)


3 Mondays: Dec 2 - Dec 16

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Rachel Ann Brickner


Price: $125 members, $150 non-members

Make your very own digital video, for yourself or as a unique holiday gift! In this three-session class, participants will conceive of a video card idea, gather footage* to use for their video, and edit together a short video message fully ready to be sent to a recipient. Versions of video cards include visual poems, family well wishes, and the like. Out-of-class filming may be necessary, depending on the card concept, and participants can utilize their iPhones or iPads, or borrow equipment from the PCA+M Equipment Office. *Family archival footage can be used, but all materials should already be in digital format

Printmaking

Screenprinting (Fall 2019)


8 Tuesdays: Sept 17 - Nov 19

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Tressa Jones


Price: $245 members, $270 non-members

Learn the basics of screenprinting (aka silkscreen or seriography) in the PCAMs new screenprinting studio! This 8-week course will cover hand-drawn and digital methods for creating unique imagery to print on paper or fabric. Ever wonder how Andy Warhol made his famous prints, or how commercial printers make t-shirts? If so then this may be the class for you!
Class will not meet October 8 or November 5, 2019.

What a Relief: Drawing for Woodcuts (Fall 2019)


8 Wednesdays: Sept 18 - Nov 13

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Paul Roden


Price: $245 members, $270 non-members

Relief printmaking is the carving of a surface and rolling ink onto it to print multiples. There are no gray areas—every part of the carved surface either holds ink or doesn’t hold ink. This class will focus on specific drawing styles well suited to this binary nature of relief printmaking: hatching, stippling, lines, contours, value, texture, shading with brushes, pens, pencils, markers, etc. In addition to the introduction of these techniques, we will also explore carving and printing one color prints. Every class will begin with brief instruction followed by individual guidance and advice. Diversity of styles will be encouraged as well as a fun friendly atmosphere. Guided practice with little pearls of knowledge sporadically deposited throughout.
Class will not meet October 9, 2019.

Illustrative Silkscreen Printing (Fall 2019)


2 Thursdays: Oct 3 - Oct 10

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Doug Eberhardt


Price: $75 members, $90 non-members

This two-session screen printing workshop will teach students to create a sophisticated edition of prints using hand-drawn films and the photo silkscreen method. The workshop will give a comprehensive overview of the screen printing process. Participants will learn to draw films, expose and create screens, and edition multicolored paper prints. Participants will take home their very own custom edition of prints. This workshop is perfect for any artist. No drawing experience required.

Photographic Silkscreen Printing (Fall 2019)


2 Thursdays: Oct 17- Oct 24

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Doug Eberhardt


Price: $75 members, $90 non-members

This two-session workshop will demonstrate the photo silkscreen process using digital and photographic images. Participants will learn photoshop techniques for preparing and manipulating digital files for screen printing. The workshop will give a comprehensive overview of the screen exposing and printing process. Participants will replicate their own photographs, designs, or photo collages using the photo silkscreen printing method and take home an edition of unique paper screen prints. Artists of any experience level are welcome.
 
 
Drawing

Figure Drawing (Fall 2019)


8 Tuesdays: Sept 17 - Nov 12

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Heather Heitzenrater


Price: $245 members, $270 non-members

Use the human figure and a skeleton model to help you develop your observational skills. Lessons will focus on gesture, contour, line, foreshortening, and light and shadow. Each session will include short gesture poses and longer exercises. Use a variety of drawing materials and approaches to capturing the figure, leaving the class with a better understanding of movement, form, and structure. Tuition includes model fee, supply list provided.
Class will not meet October 8, 2019.

Intro to Drawing (Fall 2019)


8 Wednesdays: Sept 18 - Nov 13

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Joseph Noderer


Price: $245 members, $270 non-members

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. Using a variety of drawing materials and approaches, you’ll work primarily from still life, with one session focusing on the figure using a clothed model. Tuition includes one session with a model. Supply list provided.
Class will not meet October 9, 2019.

Newspaper Cartoons (Fall 2019)


4 Thursdays: Oct 17 - Nov 7

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Ryan McCormick


Price: $105 members, $130 non-members

Got something to say? Draw it in this class. Create political and
humorous cartoons based on issues and events that you think need
change. Study current and previous cartoonists’ work to inform and
inspire your own drawings and words. Learn to effectively use
symbolism, irony and exaggeration. No previous drawing experience is
necessary.

Mixed Media

Stained Glass (Fall 2019)


8 Thursdays: Sept 19 - Nov 7

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Patti Middlemiss


Price: $245 members, $270 non-members

Relax and learn the ancient art of stained glass brought to the modern age! In this class, students will learn the process of making a beautiful stained glass panel using techniques including glass cutting, grinding, foiling, and soldering. As your piece comes together, discover the fascination of color captured in your own work and how it uses the light refracted through it. We’ll learn about famous glass artists such as Tiffany and La Farge. All levels are welcome. Supply list provided.

Book Collages (Fall 2019)


4 Thursdays: Sept 19 - Oct 10

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Ryan McCormick


Price: $105 members, $130 non-members

Repurpose your own old books, magazines, newspapers, or maps and re-image them as framed, visual art. Students will complete four finished pieces using concepts related to the content of their up-cycled, printed materials. Collage will be the main mode of creation. Students are encouraged to use materials they already own to make the projects more personal and keep the cost of supplies low.

The Illustrated Poem (Fall 2019)


8 Saturdays: Sept 21 - Nov 9

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Instructor: Ryan McCormick


Price: $245 members, $270 non-members

Create visual art based on your favorite poets' work, or your own poetry! For inspiration, students will study visual artists and art movements from the past that have successfully interpreted poetry into paintings. Students will use elements of collage, painting and drawing to create a personal interpretation of rhythm, imagery and other poetic techniques. Students will also have the opportunity write a poem based on a memorable piece of art. Artists and writers of all levels are welcome.

Child & Teen

Drawing and Painting


4 Saturdays: Sept 21 - Oct 12

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instructor: TBD


Price: $125 members, $150 non-members

Learn how to create a painting from start to finish! Turn your ideas into sketches that will inspire your final masterpieces. Explore mark-making materials like charcoal and pastel while transforming your sketches into drawings. With your developed expertise, compose and execute paintings using watercolor and acrylics.

Digital Animation


4 Saturdays: Sept 21 - Oct 12

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: TBD


Price: $140 members, $165 non-members

Dive into the fascinating world of animation with Adobe Animate! Explore the art of character design and brainstorm an original creation of your own. Then, use a stylus and graphics tablet to transform your visions into a smooth animation. In-class screenings of contemporary as well as historic animations will inform students' work.

Clay Creations


4 Saturdays: Oct 19 - Nov 9

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: TBD


Price: $125 members, $150 non-members

Sink your hands into the world of ceramics! Develop fundamental ceramic skills as you experiment with various processes of creating clay artwork. Work up from experimenting with air-dry and paper clays to designing pieces built to withstand the heat of the kiln. Use drawing, painting, and sculpting to sketch and build prototypes of your projects. Personalize projects with glazes before they are fired in the kiln and ready to take home. (Due to the drying and firing time needed to complete a ceramic piece, artworks might need to be picked up at a later date).