Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Pittsburgh Arts in France

May 9

Join the Center for the Arts in France this Summer!
Due May 9: Final payment
email france@pittsburgharts.org for more info.

Digital Printing Workshop

April 12

April 12 & 13th , 10am - 1pm
Pittsburgh Filmmakers

If you are interested in digital printing either for documentation or as a medium this workshop is a beginning look at the technical interaction between your software, your hardware, and your final print. Get the most out of Epson printers and print drivers, learn to troubleshoot your prints, and know your variables.

Flextight New Scanner Workshop

March 9

Flextight New Scanner Workshop

March 9, 10am-1pm
Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 477 Melwood Ave

Learn the new Flextight Scanner and 3F software!

This workshop demonstrates the basics of scanning film formats including 35mm, medium format, and 4x5. It will also cover the 3F software, allowing you to scan and edit non-destructively.

Instructor: Aaron Blum
Workshop Fee:
$30 PF/PCA members
$45 non-members

Register here: http://pittsburgharts.org/scanner

Pittsburgh je t'aime

December 13

Photographs by Hillary Robinson
There will be a closing reception on Monday, February 17,  5:30 - 8:00 pm.

Sculpture & Ceramics

Intro to Ceramics

sp14adult: Intro to Ceramics

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Jonathan Grengs
April 8 - May 27
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Becky Keck
April 4 - May 30
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$260 member / $285 non-member

The basics of wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques are introduced in this class. You’ll create functional and decorative ceramic pieces, while learning about pottery tools, equipment, surface finishes and glazes. Tuition include 25 lbs of clay, glazes, and bisque and gas firing. For students who do not have their own tools, clay tool kits are available for purchase from the office for $15.

Ceramics Studio

sp14adult: Ceramics Studio

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Valda Cox
April 3 - June 5
Level: 
All
Price: 
$305 member / $330 non-member

Join this open studio style class for all learning levels. Students will develop skills in wheelthrowing and handbuilding using stoneware clay. Surface design and glazing will also be covered. Beginning and returning students work side-by-side in an open environment. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and bisque and gas firing. For students who do not have their own tools, clay tool kits are available for purchase from the office for $15.

Raku: A Twist on Tradition

sp14adult: Raku

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kyle Houser
April 2 - May 28 ( No Class April 16)
Level: 
All
Price: 
$260 member / $285 non-member

During this class, students will learn basic wheel throwing techniques and/or hand building techniques associated with producing traditional tea bowls (Chawan) and informal drinking cups (Yunomi) related to the historical significance of Raku. As well as the vessel forms, students will create standing Kimono style works using slab-building techniques. The class will explore a variety of traditional and non-traditional surface decorating techniques specific to the process of Raku firing, including glazing. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and bisque and gas firing. For students who do not have their own tools, clay tool kits are available for purchase from the office for $15.

Class will not meet on April 16th.

Intermediate Ceramics

sp14adult: Intermediate Ceramics

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Kyle Houser
April 2 - May 28 ( No Class April 16)
Level: 
Intermediate
Price: 
$260 member / $285 non-member

This class is for students with basic ceramics experience or those that need a refresher course. Students will expand their skills by working on individual projects on the wheel and through handbuilding, experiment with glaze combinations and learn ways to increase efficiency on the wheel. Tuition includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes, and bisque and gas firing. For students who do not have their own tools, clay tool kits are available for purchase from the office for $15.

Class will not meet on April 16th.

On the Surface: Intricate Surface Design

sp14adult: Surface Design

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kyle Houser
March 29 - May 31 ( No Class April 19th or May 24th)
Level: 
All
Price: 
$260 member / $285 non-member

This workshop focuses on integrating surface design with the form and glazes of wheel- thrown and hand built pottery. We will explore decorating techniques employed through the ceramic process from wet clay to bisque-fired forms to techniques for after glaze firing. There will be special attention given to non-traditional and contemporary methods of finishing the ceramic surface. All work in this workshop will be geared toward finishing pieces in an electric kiln through multiple firings at mid-range and low fire temperatures. Ceramics fired in a variety of high-fired methods will also be discussed.Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and bisque and gas firing. For students who do not have their own tools, clay tool kits are available for purchase from the office for $15.

Class will not meet on April 19th or May 24th.

Printmaking

Intro to Printmaking

sp14adult: Intro to Printmaking

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Conor McGrann
April 10 - May 29
Level: 
All
Price: 
$220 member / $245 non-member

Learn the fundamentals of a variety of printmaking techniques, including monotype, collograph and drypoint. Students will acquire a fundamental knowledge of each of these three processes and the skills needed to pursue printmaking independently or in future classes. Students will also learn about printmaking papers, inks, and print presentation as well as studio safety. All materials included; students may choose to bring specialty papers.

Intro to Screenprinting

sp14adult: Intro to Screenprinting

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Conor McGrann
March 29 - May 31 ( No Class April 19th or May 24th)
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$225 member / $250 non-member

Learn the basics of Screen Printing to make your own art, posters,
t-shirts, and more. In this course you will be taught hand-drawn
stencil printing, and learn to compose images, register and create multi-layered prints. In addition to printing on paper, students will be encouraged to print on alternative surfaces. Drawing experience is not required.

Class will not meet on April 19th or May 24th.

Mixed Media Printmaking

sp14adult: Mixed Media Printmaking

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Tom Norulak
March 24 - May 19 (No Class on April 14)
Level: 
All
Price: 
$215 member / $240 non-member

Contemporary printmaking often includes collage, painting and drawing elements as part of the image-making process. In this class instruction will be provided in 3 printmaking techniques: Monotype, a combination of painting and printmaking; Collagraph, using collage elements to create a printing plate, and Chine Colle, a method of using the press to apply collage materials to a print. Students will also have an opportunity to use their painting and drawing materials to add to their printed images.

Class will not meet on April 14th.

Relief Printing on Textiles

sp14adult: Relief Printing on Textiles

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Conor McGrann
April 9 - May 28
Level: 
All
Price: 
$215 member / $240 non-member

In this course students will learn how to carve wood and linoleum, making custom textiles by printing on muslin, cotton, or other fabrics. Relief blocks were first printed on fabrics by the Egyptians in 500 B.C. Students will learn how to print their pictorial or patterned designs on fabric by using the press as well as hand printing. This is a great technique for making stretched canvas prints, t-shirts, curtains, rugs etc.

Intro to Etching

sp14adult: Intro to Etching

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sharon Wilson Wilcox
March 29 - May 31 ( No Class April 19th or May 24th)
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$225 member / $250 non-member

Previous drawing experience recommended. Learn both traditional and contemporary etching techniques in this introductory class for all levels. Learn to apply intaglio techniques to images you can hand-color, collage and reproduce. Tuition includes inks, acids and one 8x10 inch zinc plate; additional plates and paper may be purchased in class.

Class will not meet April 19th or May 24th.

Van Gogh Variations

sp14adult: Van Gogh

March 29 & Arpil 5
Level: 
All
Price: 
$150 member / $175 non-member

Discover the techniques of Van Gogh through a discussion and demo with artists Linda Wallen and Madelyn Roehrig and a trip to The Clevelend Museum of Art to view the exhibition Van Gogh Repetitions. This program is brought you by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Studio 4U.

*Please refer to Registration link or page 16 of the Spring catalog for further information

Painting

Intro to Painting

sp14adult: Intro to Painting

6:30 PM-9:30 PM
Bernie Wilke
March 24 - May 19 (No Class on April 14)
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$220 member / $245 non-member

In this course students are introduced to the basics of painting in oil and acrylic. A hands-on approach to painting materials and the fundamentals of color theory and color mixing are emphasized. Working from still life set-ups, interior spaces and forms in nature, students learn to see and use color to express three dimensions on a two dimensional surface.

Class will not meet on April 14th.

Intro to Figure Painting

sp14adult: Intro to Figure Painting

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Bernie Wilke
Apr 9 - May 28
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$290 member / $315 non-member

Working from a live model, students will hone figure drawing skills through line, contour, block and gesture drawing. The class will focus on short and long poses and refine work with shading, foreshortening and color. Students will have opportunities to select the position of the figure model so they can focus on specific skill building, interests and needs.

Intro to Watercolors

sp14adult: Intro to Watercolors

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
April 10 - May 29
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$220 member / $245 non-member

Learn the basics of working with watercolors while exploring a sampling of different techniques including washes, using salt and wax, painting wet and dry, saturation, layering, and more. Class includes one session with a model.

Oil & Acrylic Painting Studio

sp14adult: Oil & Acrylic

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Patrick Daugherty
April 2 - May 28 ( No Class April 16)
Level: 
All
Price: 
$220 member / $245 non-member

Join this open studio style class for all learning levels. Beginners receive a step-by-step introduction to the basics of painting, with an emphasis on understanding color. Intermediate and advanced students receive individual instruction in the area of their choice. Tuition includes one session with a model.

Watercolor Explorations

sp14adult: Watercolor Explorations

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Kathleen Zimbicki
March 24 - May 19 (No Class on April 14)
Level: 
Intermediate
Price: 
$210 members / $235 non-members

Students of all levels work side by side in this open studio style class. Explore color theory and composition while being encouraged to find your personal style. New lessons are presented each week including washing, scrubbing, resist and much more. Enjoy informal class critiques in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Prior experience with watercolors recommended.

Class will not meet on April 14th.

Painting Studio

sp14adult: Painting Studio

10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Patrick Daugherty
April 2 - May 28 ( No Class April 16)
Level: 
Intermediate
Price: 
$320 member / $345 non-member

Working in oils or acrylics, this seminar class offers greater productivity through individual instruction. Students will be encouraged to develop an artistic vocabulary and a personal style, anything from abstraction to non-objective super-realism. Class includes two sessions with a model and 30 minutes each session allocated for lunch.

Class will not meet on April 16th.

Van Gogh Variations

sp14adult: Van Gogh

March 29 & Arpil 5
Level: 
All
Price: 
$150 member / $175 non-member

Discover the techniques of Van Gogh through a discussion and demo with artists Linda Wallen and Madelyn Roehrig and a trip to The Clevelend Museum of Art to view the exhibition Van Gogh Repetitions. This program is brought you by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Studio 4U.

*Please refer to Registration link or page 16 of the Spring catalog for further information

Jewelry & Metals

Intro to Holloware

sp14adult: Intro to Holloware

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Chelsea Atwood
April 8 - May 27
Level: 
All
Price: 
$215 member / $240 non-member

This introductory class is designed to expose students to the fundamental techniques involved in creating a piece of Hollowware. The word hollowware includes a variety of vessels that serve as containers including bowls, vases, cups, pitchers, and teapots. In this class an emphasis will be placed on the forming and fabrication of copper sheet which can be transformed under the careful strike of a hammer. Sinking and raising are traditional metalsmithing techniques that exemplify the plasticity of metal. Using hammers, stakes, anvils, stumps, and torches we will explore these techniques essential to a well-rounded understanding of the art metalsmithing. Demonstrations will include preparing the metal, sinking and raising to create volume, hammer texturing, soldering and finishing techniques. Our main project in this course will be a copper bowl (6” diameter). Copper may be purchased from instructor.

Intro to Jewelrymaking

sp14adult: Intro to Jewelrymaking

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lindsay Huff
April 9 - May 28
Level: 
All
Price: 
$230 member / $255 non - member

Learn the fundamentals of metalsmithing and enameling in this new project-based course. Students will acquire a wide range of skills by learning basic forming and construction techniques using stakes and hammers, sawing, riveting, bezel and tab setting, annealing
and soldering. Students will also learn to add textures by embossing, and add color and finishes with the use of enamels, patinas and polishing techniques. This class will emphasize experimentation and play as we create bracelets, rings, pendants, earrings, and brooches. Metals may be purchased from instructor for a fee of $30 or less.

Intro to Metal Jewelry

sp14adult: Intro Metal Jewelry

6:30 PM-9:30 PM
Adina DeRoy-Stouffer
April 10 - May 29
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$215 member / $240 non-member

Students will learn basic metalsmithing skills while having fun creating unique pieces of jewelry. Each week students will complete a piece that focuses on a new technique. Lessons include sawing, filing, soldering, forging, texturing, forming and stone setting. Projects will include bracelets, earrings, pendants, rings and chain making with an emphasis on individual design. Materials will be discussed in the first class. They can be purchased that night or ordered. Metal costs are based on fluctuating stock prices and may run $25 and up.

Lost Wax Casting

sp14adult: Lost Wax

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Arlene Crissman
March 24 - May 19 (No Class on April 14)
Level: 
All
Price: 
$250 member / $275 non-member

Explore this unique form of jewelry making, in which designs are built in wax to form a mold. Students then use the mold to cast metals by heating to very high temperatures. The final product is a finished piece of jewelry. Tuition includes waxes and casting materials only. Metals may be purchased separately from the instructor.

Class will not meet on April 14th.

Setting Stones in PMC

sp14adult: Setting Stones

6:30 PM-9:30 PM
Donna Penoyer
April 29 - May 27
Level: 
All
Price: 
$140 members / $165 non members

Some gemstones can be fired in place in pure silver PMC, but what about those that won’t survive the kiln? Learn how to set cubic zirconia and glass cabochons in place before firing, and then move on to strategies for handling metal clay shrinkage in order to set a flat-back stone after the piece is fired. Students will be taken step-by-step through the process of creating a piece that includes a PMC Sheet bezel, calculating shrinkage for a precise, custom fit. Several other bezel options will be discussed. Some experience with metal clay required. All materials provided; materials fee is $80, payable to the instructor.

Etching

sp14adult: Etching

6:30 PM-9:30 PM
Lindsay Huff
April 9 - May 28
Level: 
All
Price: 
$215 member / $240 non-member

Explore the possibilities of etching on metal to create texture and depth in your pieces. First, explore the effects of different types of resists with image transfer paper, paint markers, and lacquers. Then explore a multitude of ways to embellish your etchings with transparent enamels, patinas, wet-inlay enamel, epoxy resin inlay, and stone chip inlay. We will be etching to copper but will also learn how to transfer etches to other metals with the rolling mill. General metalsmithing processes will be covered and no jewelry experience is necessary.

Beaded Embroidery Jewelry

sp14adult: Beaded Jewelry

11:00 AM-2:00 AM
Adina DeRoy-Stouffer
April 25 - May 9
Level: 
All
Price: 
$90 member / $115 non-member

Create one of a kind art pieces with bead embroidery. You will learn how to set gemstones, glass, and other pieces into a decorative stitchwork of glass seed beads. Many basic stitches will be covered, with an emphasis on design and creativity. Materials kits can be purchased from instructor, approx. $30, not included in tuition.

Metalsmithing Studio

sp14adult: Metalsmithing

9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Pat Falbo
March 29 - May 31 ( No Class April 19th or May 24th)
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Pat Falbo
March 29 - May 31 ( No Class April 19th or May 24th)
Level: 
All
Price: 
$215 member / $240 non-member

Learn metalsmithing and stonesetting skills while creating individual projects. This class focuses on jewelry and small object design (such as spoons, decorative home wares, etc) and construction. Lessons include sawing, filing, forming, joining and finishing metal. In the first class we will discuss materials and how to order your metals. Students may choose to work in copper, bronze or silver. Metal costs based on fluctuating stock prices and may run $25 and up.

Class will not meet on April 19th or May 24th.

Jewelry Design Master Class

sp14adult: Jewelry Design Master

1:00 PM-4:00 PM
James Frape
April 8 - May 27
Level: 
Advanced
Price: 
$215 member / $240 non-member

Prerequisite: Advanced jewelry experience. Emphasis in this class is placed on exceptional design of metal jewelry. Designs are drawn, discussed and executed in the metal of your choice. Personal instruction given to each student. Use of stones and woods may be incorporated into pieces. Materials purchased in class.

Online registration not available. To register please call PCA at 412-361-0455.

Media Arts

Intro to Digital SLR Photography

sp14adult: Digital SLR

6:30 PM-9:30 PM
Bryan Conley
April 1 - May 20
10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Kara Sambrick
April 2 - May 21
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
Mandy Kendall
April 3 - May 22
10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Kelly Bogel
April 5 - June 7 ( No Class on April 19 or May 24)
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$290 member / $315 non-member

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 Photography: Family Portrait Studio

sp14adult: Family Portrait

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tricia George
April 5
Level: 
All
Price: 
$15 per person

This Portrait Studio Workshop will unlock your family’s creativity. Using a simple 3-light setup and a Digital SLR camera, participants will be guided through the process of creating a series of DIY family photos better than any department store studio. Participants will retain digital copies of their photos ready for printing. Price is per person. Children must be registered with an adult.

Online registration not available. To register please call PCA at 412-361-0455 x367.

Circuit Building 1

sp14adult: Cicuit Building 1

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Michael Johnsen
April 1 - April 29
Level: 
All
Price: 
$210 members / $235 non-members

This is a simplified course in making audio circuits from scratch. Clear, honest and not super technical, it covers the basics of soldering, construction and schematics as well as the idiosyncratic world of “circuit bending.” Cost includes materials needed to complete the project.

Fiber Arts

Weaving Studio

sp14adult: Weaving Studio

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Debra Meteney
April 8 - May 27
Level: 
All
Price: 
$210 members / $235 non-members

In this class, beginning and returning students will work side by side in an open environment. Beginners 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. All materials are provided.

Sewing Fundamentals

sp14adult: Sewing Fundamentals

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lauren Sims
April 8 - May 27
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$210 members / $235 non-members

In this introductory course students will learn basic sewing techniques and will be guided through fun and functional projects, including wearable items such as well as items for the home. Students will learn how to stitch a variety of different seams, as well as gain familiarity with pattern reading and sewing zippers into clothing. We will work primarily on electric swing machines and also cover basic hand sewing for finishing work. It’s sure to be sew much fun!

Millinery 101: Intro to Hatmaking

sp14adult: Millinery 101

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Lauren Sims
April 3 - April 17
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$90 member / $115 non-member

In this class, students will imagine and create a fascinator or cocktail hat from scratch. (A fascinator is a small hat that perches on the side or front of the head - popularized lately by Kate Middleton and many bridal fashions). We’ll talk about materials and techniques commonly used in millinery and how to adapt these techniques to bring our designs to life! This class will involve a fair amount of hand sewing - some familiarity would be helpful, but not required. Students must purchase one Fascinator Hat Kit for $20 prior to class. Kits may be purchased online: https://www.judithm.com/products/fascinator-hat-kit. A limited number will be available for purchase at PCA for students who enroll late.

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