Youth Media Classes

Winter 2015 Class Offerings

Clay Animation

Clay Animation

Ages 8 - 10
6 Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jayla Patton
January 24 - February 28
Price: 
$160 Members, $185 Non-Members

Learn how to design and create your own movie using the popular technique of claymation. Watch and discuss a variety of animations then use tablets, apps, and clay to create animated movies with a soundtrack.

Digital Animation with Wacom Tablets

Digital Animation with Wacom Tablets

Ages 11 - 13
6 Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 24 - February 28
Price: 
$160 Members, $185 Non-Members

This class offers an introduction to digital illustration using a stylus and graphics tablet. Students will explore various animation methods including character animation and rotoscoping, (an animation technique in which animators trace over live-action video).

Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Ages 11 - 13
6 Saturdays, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Zac McCreary
January 24 - February 28
Price: 
$200 Members, $225 Non-Members

Jump head first into programming with Minecraft! Learn the basics of creating your own texture pack and server side scripting for mods, and walk away with an understanding of terminal and a taste for Java.

Manga to Anime

Manga to Anime

High School
6 Saturdays, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Jayla Patton
January 24 - February 28
Price: 
$200 Members, $225 Non-Members

An artistic tradition based in Japan, print comics, known as Manga, have become a popular art form worldwide. Animated filmmaking derived from Manga is known as Anime. In this class you'll learn about line, contour and figure drawing to create your own Manga-inspired Anime, using graphics tablets and animation software.

Photography

Photography

High School
8 Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Mandy Kendall
January 24 - March 14
Price: 
$150 Members, $175 Non-Members

Learn the essential techniques of film-based photography from exposure and composition to processing and printing in a darkroom. Through the lens of as 35mm camera explore the local neighborhoods in search of excellent photographs. Students may bring their own 35mm camera or use one of ours. All materials, including film and photo paper are provided.

 

We are pleased to be able to offer this class at a reduced cost because of the generous funding of the Photographic Section of the Academy of Science and Art of Pittsburgh.

Winter 2015 Adult Offerings

Intro to Digital SLR Photography

Intro to Digital SLR Photography

8 Tuesdays, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Mandy Kendall
January 20 - March 10
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$290 Members, $315 Non-Members

This introductory photography class will meet the needs of students who have their own digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera. The rising popularity of digital SLR cameras has created a revolution in the photography world. Using Adobe Photoshop software and working with RAW images on Apple computers, students will be in command of the many features of these advanced cameras while creating photographs ready for framing.

Intro to Digital SLR Photography

Intro to Digital SLR Photography

8 Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Kara Sambrick
January 21 - March 11
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$290 Members, $315 Non-Members

This introductory photography class will meet the needs of students who have their own digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera. The rising popularity of digital SLR cameras has created a revolution in the photography world. Using Adobe Photoshop software and working with RAW images on Apple computers, students will be in command of the many features of these advanced cameras while creating photographs ready for framing.

Intro to Digital SLR Photography

Intro to Digital SLR Photography

8 Thursdays, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Kelly Bogel
January 22 - March 12
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$290 Members, $315 Non-Members

This introductory photography class will meet the needs of students who have their own digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera. The rising popularity of digital SLR cameras has created a revolution in the photography world. Using Adobe Photoshop software and working with RAW images on Apple computers, students will be in command of the many features of these advanced cameras while creating photographs ready for framing.

Circuit Building 1

Circuit Building 1

6 Tuesdays, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Michael Johnsen
January 27 - March 10 (No Class February 17)
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$230 Members, $255 Non-Members

A simplified course in making audio circuits from scratch. Clear, honest and not super technical, this course covers the basics of soldering, construction and schematics as well as the idiosyncratic world of “circuit bending”. Cost includes materials.

Instructor -- Michael Johnsen 
MICHAEL JOHNSEN is a co-founder of the influential Orgone Cinema. He has been a consistent advocate for sincere and truly independent media culture since the late ’80s. He has shown films and performed locally and internationally in backyards and museums. His current work concerns the design of electronic audio devices for live performance. 

Fall 2014 Class Offerings

Foundations of Digital Photography

Foundations of Digital Photography

Ages 11 - 13
6 Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
October 11 - November 15
Price: 
$160 Members, $185 Non-Members

This class emphasizes examples and exercises designed to develop the ability to see and create successful photographs while gaining mastery of the manual functions of a digital camera. Learn about exposure and composition then use the power of Photoshop to explore digital imaging techniques. Bring your own camera or borrow one of ours to use in class.

Please note: this class qualifies for the Academy of Art and Science, Photographic Section scholarship.

Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Ages 11 - 13
6 Saturdays, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Zac McCreary
October 11 - November 15
Price: 
$200 Members, $225 Non-Members

Jump head first into programming with Minecraft! Learn the basics of creating your own texture pack and server side scripting for mods, and walk away with an understanding of terminal and a taste for Java.

Manga to Anime

Manga to Anime

Students Entering Grades 9 - 12
6 Saturdays, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Jayla Patton
October 11 - November 15
Price: 
$200 Members, $225 Non-Members

An artistic tradition based in Japan, print comics, known as Manga, have become a popular art form worldwide. Animated filmmaking derived from Manga is known as Anime. In this class you’ll learn about line, contour and figure drawing to create your own Manga-inspired Anime, using graphics tablets and animation software.

 

Instructor -- Jayla Patton 
Jayla is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh who has, throughout her education taught high school and middle school aged students drawing techniques, Photoshop, animation, and an appreciation of the arts.

She is never without a sketchbook and pencil, because she can't help wanting to jot down a quick sketch or idea that pops up.

Fall 2014 Adult Offerings

Intro to Digital SLR Photography

Intro to Digital SLR Photography

8 Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Kara Sambrick
September 24 - November 12
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$290 Members, $315 Non-Members

This introductory photography class will meet the needs of students who have their own digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera. The rising popularity of digital SLR cameras has created a revolution in the photography world. Using Adobe Photoshop software and working with RAW images on Apple computers, students will be in command of the many features of these advanced cameras while creating photographs ready for framing.

Intro to Digital SLR Photography

Intro to Digital SLR Photography

8 Thursdays, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Kelly Bogel
October 2 - November 20
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$290 Members, $315 Non-Members

This introductory photography class will meet the needs of students who have their own digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera. The rising popularity of digital SLR cameras has created a revolution in the photography world. Using Adobe Photoshop software and working with RAW images on Apple computers, students will be in command of the many features of these advanced cameras while creating photographs ready for framing.

Digital Surface Pattern Design

Digital Surface Pattern Design

4 Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Amber Coppings
November 8 - November 29
Price: 
$105 Members, $130 Non-Members

Discover how to layer sketches, photographs, and objects to create your own unique digital motifs and patterns using digital scanners and Adobe Photoshop software. Motifs created
in class can be printed onto fabric, used as wrapping paper, or sent to a print-on-demand website such as Spoonflower. Participants must have working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop CS6 and their own digital camera. Please bring a sketchbook with a few black and white sketches and a USB stick to class.

Instructor -- Amber Coppings 
(MAT, Carlow University) has been creating and using textiles in art, craft, and fashion since her first exploration of crocheting at eight years old. Amber has taught in over 60 residency programs and community organizations. In 2005 she traveled to Japan to study Japanese Shibori from master artisans at the International Shibori Symposium. She has exhibited fiber art instillations regionally and sells her work at shops around the world. Amber has two fashion lines, Xmittens and amtextiles. Her work can be viewed at www.ambercoppings.com

Holiday & School Break Camps

Green Screen Workshop

Green Screen Workshop

Ages 8 - 10
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday, November 4 (Election Day)
Price: 
$80 Members, $105 Non-Members

Explore the fantastic work of green screen effects, a technique used frequently in television and film production. Collaborated to storyboard, create sets and props, then shoot a green screen adventure.

Legomation

Legomation

Ages 8 - 10
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
December 22 & December 23
Price: 
$160 Members, $185 Non-Members

Explore the wonderful world of Legomation! Using Legos and other snap together building bricks campers will collaborate to storyboard, design, and build their own stop-motion movie complete with an original soundtrack.

Animation with Apps

Animation with Apps

Ages 8 - 10
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday, January 19th
Price: 
$80 Members, $105 Non-Members

Explore stop-motion animation utilizing tablets and apps in this cool workshop. Paper shapes, clay, 3D objects, and even your classmates will be animated into unique movie projects.

Legomation

Legomation

Ages 8 - 10
1 week, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday-Friday, March 16 - 20
Price: 
$330 Members, $355 Non-Members

Explore the wonderful world of Legomation! Using Legos, apps and tablets, campers will collaborate to storyboard, design, and build their own stop-motion movies with soundtracks.