Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Robert Qualters: A Life

Robert Qualters
A retrospective curated by Vicky A. Clark

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
February 7, 2014 to April 20, 2014

Digital Printing Workshop

December 14

Dec. 14 & 15, 10am-1pm

If you are interested in digital printing either for documentation or as a medium this workhop 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.

Taught by Aaron Blum

Printers at Pittsburgh Filmmakers: Epson 9900, 9800, 4880, 3800, 2400, 1400.

Workshop Fee: $50 PF/PCA Members, $70 non-members

PPS Spring Break - April 14-17

Building Big - PPS Spring Break

Ages 5 - 7
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
April 14 - 17
Price: 
$205 members / $230 non-members

Become inspired by the larger than life work of Claus Oldenburg, Anish Kapoor and Jeff Koons and look at your world from a whole new perspective! Work independently and in groups with a variety of materials to create work of epic proportions like outdoor installations and over-blown every day objects.

Mixed Media Animation - PPS Spring Break

Ages 8 - 10
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
April 14 - 17
Price: 
$265 members / $290 non-members

Explore several different traditional animation styles in this cool class. Paper shapes, 3D objects, and even classmates will be animated into unique movie projects using various materials and themes. Digital cameras and Apple software will be used to create finished products.

Ceramics - PPS Spring Break

Ages 8 - 10
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
April 14 - 17
Price: 
$225 members / $250 non-members

Create vessels like bowls and cups, abstract sculptures and mixed media mosaics through handbuilding, wheelthrowing and assemblage techniques.

PCA Holiday Shop

November 15

The Annual Holiday Shop has been a tradition at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
This year’s holiday shop will open to the public on Friday November 15, 2013.
Come find gifts for friends and family from your favorite Pittsburgh artists.

Three Rivers Film Festival: Opening Night Party

November 8

Three Rivers Film Festival: Opening Night Party!
Pittsburgh Filmmakers
9pm

$15 opening night film ticket (includes party)
$10 tickets at the door (party only)

tickets include:

Three Rivers Film Festival

November 8

32nd Three Rivers Film Festival
Presented by Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Dollar Bank

http://www.3rff.com

The 2013 Film Festival presents approximately 80 films – independent American cinema, sneak peeks, new documentaries, restored classics, a competitive shorts program, critically-acclaimed international films, a sidebar of Polish films, and new this year: a microcinema component. There are visiting filmmakers, informal discussions, live music events and more.

Come early, come often, and bring a friend

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

November 26

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

PF Equipment Office:
Tuesday Nov. 26: 11am-7pm
Wednesday Nov. 27: 10am-2pm
Equipment checked out Tuesday 11/26 will be due back Monday 12/2

PF/PCA Administration:
Wednesday Nov. 27: 9am-2pm
Thursday Nov. 28 - Sunday Dec. 1: closed

PCA School:
Wednesday Nov. 27: 9am-12pm
Thursday Nov. 28 - Sunday Dec. 1: closed

PCA Galleries and Shop:
Closed Thanksgiving Day

 

 

Sculpture & Ceramics

Intro to Ceramics

6:30 - 9:30 PM
Jonathan Grengs
January 21 - March 11
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$260 members / $285 non-members

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.

Intro to Ceramics

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Rebecca Keck
January 24 - March 14
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$260 members / $285 non-members

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

6:30 - 9:30 PM
Valda Cox
January 9 - March 13
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.

Mosaics

6:30 - 9:30 PM
January 23 - March 13
Level: 
All
Price: 
$260 members / $285 non-members

Learn techniques for cutting, adhering and finishing glass and ceramic tiles on 2D and 3D objects. Each student will create a small tile as well a project of their choice. No experience necessary.

Sculpting the Figure

6:30 - 9:30 PM
Matt Marino
January 15 - March 5 / March 26
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$365 members / $390 non-members

Working from a model, students will create small-scale figurative sculptures using clay. Techniques for sculpting in clay including an overview of tools, as well as discussion about anatomy and proportion will be covered throughout the class. No experience required.

CLASS MEETS WEEKLY FROM JAN 15 - MARCH 5. CLASS WILL RECONVENE ON MARCH 26 TO GLAZE FINISHED PIECES.

Slip Casting

1:00 - 4:00 PM
Beyvan Schantz
January 26 - March 16
Level: 
All
Price: 
$270 members / $295 non-members

In this dynamic class students will be introduced to slip casting – a process for replicating forms and working efficiently. Students will explore a variety of approaches, using both wooden coddles and aluminum flashing to pour plaster molds. Students will also experiment with using found objects, altering molds and creating multiples-based sculpture. Work will be glazed with high fire cone 10 glazes and fired in our gas kiln. Students will leave with several molds that can be used in future projects.

Intermediate Ceramics

6:30 - 9:30 PM
Cynthia Young
January 22 - March 12
Level: 
Intermediate
Price: 
$260 members / $285 non-members

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.

Printmaking

Intro to Printmaking

6:30 - 9:30 PM
Conor McGrann
January 23 - March 13
Level: 
All
Price: 
$220 members / $245 non-members

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

1:00 - 4:00 PM
Conor McGrann
January 25 - March 15
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$220 members / $245 non-members

Learn the basics of Screen Printing to make your own art, posters, t-shirts, and more. In this course you will be taught a variety of screenmaking techniques, including photosensitive printing, hand drawn stencil printing, and making screens with printer toner. In addition to printing on paper, students will be encouraged to print on alternative surfaces. Drawing experience is not required.

Intro to Etching Techniques

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sharon WIlson WIlcox
January 25 - March 15
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$225 members / $250 non-members

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.

Photo Transfer Etching

6:30 - 9:30 PM
Tom Norulak
January 27 - March 3
Level: 
All
Price: 
$175 members / $200 non-members

This is a fun and exciting way to combine photography or digital imaging with traditional etching techniques, a printmaking process that goes back to before the time of Rembrandt. Students will transfer images from black and white laser prints or photo copies to a zinc plate (high contrast images work best), then etch the plate in an acid bath, and finally print their plates on our intaglio press. Additional etching and printing techniques will be demonstrated to alter and finish the images including color printing options. Tuition includes inks, acids and one 8x10 inch zinc plate; additional plates and paper may be purchased in class.

Woodcut Portraiture

6:30 - 9:30 PM
Conor McGrann
January 22 - March 12
Level: 
All
Price: 
$215 members / $240 non-members

In this class, students will learn how to carve expressive portraits in wood and use those woodblocks to create dramatic prints. This technique has been around for centuries and has been utilized widely around the globe. However it was the German Expressionists of the early 20th century who mastered the techniques we will be exploring in our portraits. Students will be taught to draw in a style that will translate easily to woodcarving and complete both a self-portrait and a portrait of their choosing. No experience necessary.

Painting

Intro to Painting

6:30 - 9:30 PM
Bernie Wilke
January 27 - March 17
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$220 members / $245 non-members

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.

Intro to Watercolors

6:30 - 9:30 PM
Nancy Deckant
January 30 - March 20
Level: 
Beginner
Price: 
$220 members / $245 non-members

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

6:30 - 9:30 PM
Patrick Daugherty
January 22 - March 12
Level: 
All
Price: 
$220 members / $245 non-members

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

6:30 - 9:30 PM
Kathleen Zimbicki
January 27 - March 17
Level: 
Intermediate
Price: 
$210 members / $235 non-members

Students of varying 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.

Painting Studio

10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Patrick Daugherty
January 22 - March 12
Level: 
Intermediate
Price: 
$320 members / $345 non-members

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.

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