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Acting and Auditioning Workshop with Actors for Autism
This acting workshop is designed for high school students with autism spectrum disorders. Students will act for the camera through a series of exercises created by PF/PCA’s Youth Media Program and Actors for Autism. They will explore the most valuable and fundamental aspects of acting: listening, responding and learning to behave truthfully under imaginary circumstances. As they become more uninhibited and begin to enliven their acting skills, they will feel more comfortable taking emotional risks, making bold choices – and have fun while doing it.

Adventures in Green Screen
Many film and television special effects sequences incorporate “green screen” to create movie magic. Explore an imaginative world of possibilities using this popular technology by creating your own superhero or fantasy character. Working together students will perform, direct and edit an original production.

Adventures in Green Screen
Many film and television special effects sequences incorporate “green screen” to create movie magic. Explore an imaginative world of possibilities using this popular technology by creating your own superhero or fantasy character. Working together students will perform, direct and edit an original production.

Android App Fundamentals
You can make an app for that! This camp is an introduction to creating apps in the Android environment. Campers will create their own novel and interesting apps utilizing all the cool features of Android phones, including internet connections and sensors. Students can bring their Android devices (phone or tablet) to camp or borrow one of ours.

Andy's Factory
Join the assembly line and create some amazing Pop Art masterpieces though drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. Learn about what makes art “pop” and how Andy Warhol used the help of his friends to create amazing artwork from images in popular culture.

Animal Art
Make art inspired by your favorite furry, feathered, and finned friends! Experiment with 2D and 3D processes like printmaking and assemblage to mimic patterns, mix colors and invent animals all your own.

Animation for Kids
This cool camp will guide young artists through the step-by-step process of stop-motion animation. Participants will work with paper materials, digital cameras, and computers, while being encouraged to let their young minds explore the imaginative possibilities of animation.

Animation for Kids
This cool camp will guide young artists through the step-by-step process of stop-motion animation. Participants will work with paper materials, digital cameras and computers, while being encouraged to let their young minds explore the imaginative possibilities of animation.

Around the World in 5 Days
Hop on a train, ocean liner or hot air balloon and explore the unique cultures and artworks across the globe. Each day, focus on a different area of the world and create artwork inspired by the visual art, music, dance, fashion and history of the places you’ll discover in your journeys.

Art Garden
Allow your imagination to take root at PCA while installing and maintaining an art garden. Grow flowers and vegetables, install sculptures and build planters to adorn the dedicated outdoor garden space. Create individual green-inspired artworks and strategize with your classmates to build a collaborative masterpiece that will combine nature with the man made.

Art Stories
Create a unique narrative using watercolor and printmaking techniques to express a story through pictures. At the end of camp, combine your illustrations to form a storybook that is all yours, beginning to end.

Art Stories
Create a unique narrative using watercolor and printmaking techniques to express a story through pictures. At the end of camp, combine your illustrations to form a storybook that is all yours, beginning to end.

Art Vacation
Get ready for an exciting adventure around the world! Stamp your passport as you pass through different countries; exploring their animals, people and cultures. Create original artworks inspired by your experiences and show off your impressive collection of stamps and art to your friends and family.

Beaded Embroidery Jewelry
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.

Bottle Cap Brooches
Re-use generally discarded plastic bottle tops as a base for funky pieces of handmade jewelry! Assemble bits and pieces of fabric, paper and found objects and use resin to form finished, wearable pins.

Building Big
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.

Building the Future
It is 2080 and we are moving out into space! A group of architects (our campers) have been sent on a mission to design and build homes of the future… on the moon! You’ll decide how buildings in the future might look different from the structures of today and imagine what new technologies you could use to help construct out-of-this-world architecture. You will create conceptual drawings, models and an entire space station to help you on your journey.

Calder's Circus
Join us for the “Greatest Show on Earth” and play around under the big top. Work with your classmates to create a miniature circus; complete with wire sculptures of acrobats, paper mache animals and colorful painted backdrops. Inspired by sculptor Alexander Calder’s tiny mixed media circus, engineer kinetic performers and even add sound effects to bring your spectacle to life.

Calligraphy
Explore the personal and storied art of calligraphy in this course for all learning levels. Beginners work with a basic calligraphic hand, while intermediate and advanced students pursue their choice of styles. Individual guidance provided for each student.

Center Stage
Develop a flair for the theatrics in this intensive, two-week multi-arts camp. Become playwright, actor and designer as you discover the ingredients of great performance and work with your class to create a unique play concept, sets, costumes and props. Immerse yourself in comedy and drama as you work towards the grand finale, a performance open to friends and family.

Center Stage
Develop a flair for the theatrics in this intensive, two-week multi-arts camp. Become playwright, actor and designer as you discover the ingredients of great performance and work with your class to create a unique play concept, sets, costumes and props. Immerse yourself in comedy and drama as you work towards the grand finale, a performance open to friends and family

Ceramic Goblets
Use handbuilding processes to sculpt a grand goblet. After creating the piece from earthen clay, use surface design techniques and underglazes to add character and color.

Ceramic Mugs
Explore the slab method of vessel building to construct a handmade drinking mug. After creating the standard form, individualize the piece with glazing and relief decorating techniques.

Ceramic Pots & Garden Stakes
Form usable terra cotta pots from earthen clay using handbuilding techniques. Next, roll slabs of clay and shape garden stakes; labeling your herbs, flowers and vegetables with hand stamped signs.

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

Ceramics
Learn the basics of working with clay including handbuilding, wheelthrowing, glazing and firing. Create vessels like bowls and cups, realistic sculptures and brand-new abstract creations. Due to the drying and firing time needed to complete a ceramic piece, artworks might need to be picked up at a later date.

Ceramics Intensive
Work at your own pace to begin your mastery of the ceramics medium. Take the time to explore your subject, strengthen your clay building techniques and practice wheelthrowing. Experiment with glaze application and surface design and take home a broad portfolio of ceramic pieces.

Ceramics Intensive
Work at your own pace to begin your mastery of the ceramics medium. Take the time to explore your subject, strengthen your clay building techniques and practice wheelthrowing. Experiment with glaze application and surface design and take home a broad portfolio of ceramic pieces.

Ceramics Studio
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.

Ceramics Studio
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.

Charm Bracelets
Create colorful and eclectic charm pendants by enameling copper shapes with glass powders. Complete your one-of-a-kind bracelet with individual flourishes using wire wrapping and beading techniques.

Circuit Building 1
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.

Clay Animation
Learn how to design and create your own movie using the popular technique of claymation. Watch and discuss a variety of clay animations then use cameras, clay and computers to make short clay animations with a soundtrack.

Clay Play
Discover the amazing qualities of clay through exploration! Learn fundamental ceramics techniques like handbuilding and coiling and push the boundaries of the medium to create something brand new and all your own. Experiment with earthen and air dry clay and fire one piece to take home.

Clay Play
Discover the amazing qualities of clay through exploration! Learn fundamental ceramics techniques like handbuilding and coiling and push the boundaries of the medium to create something brand new and all your own. Experiment with earthen and air dry clay and fire one piece to take home.

Collage and Memory
Using a variety of media, students will create 2D and 3D collages that are influenced and suggestive of our own personal memories and stories. Each week we will focus on a different technique for making this work. Techniques will include: collagraphy, using paper as sculpture, papier-mache work, cut-paper collage and abstraction, intuitive collage and mark-making, painting with collage, and building 2D and 3D collages out of found materials. We will look at artists who work with collage and memory as a way to inform and enrich our practice. No prior experience necessary.

Comic Books
Explore contemporary and classic comic books and graphic novels as inspiration for an original visual story. Design your own character and fill pages with a sequence of colorful pictures depicting your new personality’s epic adventure.

Contemporary Colore Strategies for Watercolor
This 2-day workshop will put new techniques in your artist toolbox. Lose dimensionality and gain creative freedom! Students will earn four ways to use color to create a flat dimensional perspective. Each day will focus on achieving different effects, and will include lessons on color combinations that create luminosity, how to achieve a filtered light effect using opaque paint, and pairing bright colors with neutrals. Each class will include an instructor demonstration, student feedback sessions and individual instruction. This class is perfect for artists who have a basic knowledge of watercolor and want to learn more. See supply list for details of paint, paper (22"x30”), brushes and miscellaneous items. Students are expected to be prepared with all necessary supplies as well as one photo reference to use in class.

Creating on Canvas
Experiment with acrylic and watercolor paints to invent a new color, create dynamic textures and construct realistic and abstract masterpieces! Try different painting surfaces and work together with your classmates on a collaborative artwork.

Creating on Canvas
Experiment with acrylic and watercolor paints to invent a new color, create dynamic textures and construct realistic and abstract masterpieces! Try different painting surfaces and work together with your classmates on a collaborative artwork.

Creating on Canvas
Experiment with acrylic and watercolor paints to invent a new color, create dynamic textures and construct realistic and abstract masterpieces! Try different painting surfaces and work together with your classmates on a collaborative artwork.

Creative Re-Use
Sometimes you don’t have to look far to find inspiration! Learn about artists like Robert Rauschenberg, Marcel Duchamp and Julian Shnabel who became famous for using broken, found and everyday objects in their artwork. In this camp, you will upcycle common items into spectacular art of your own through assemblage, painting and sculpture.

Creature Design
As birthplace to George Romero’s classic horror films and to special effects make-up master, Tom Savini, Pittsburgh is the perfect city to nurture an interest in monster making. Learn how to develop movie-worthy artwork in this introduction to creature design. Take a character from concept to completion as you transition from anatomical sketches to a 3D maquette. Use professional materials such as polymer clay and airbrush paint to create a realistic model of your devised creature.

Creature Design & Mask Making
As birthplace to George Romero’s classic horror films and to special effects make-up master, Tom Savini, Pittsburgh is the perfect city to nurture an interest in monster making. Learn how to develop movie-worthy artwork in this introduction to creature design and mask making. Take a character from concept to completion as you transition from anatomical sketches to maquette building and basic mold making. Use professional materials such as latex and airbrush paint to create a realistic half-mask representing your devised creature.

Crochet Together
In this introductory workshop, learn the single crochet stitch and use it to make your own unique dishcloth. If time allows, you may also learn the double crochet or chain stitch. So that each student has enough individualized attention, space in this workshop is limited.

Cryptozoology, Ancient Aliens, Ghost, Hoaxes and Other Weird Stuff
UFO’s, Big Foot and Ghosts are just a few of the subjects covered in this camp mixing strange phenomena with moviemaking. Historical and recent examples of famous hoaxes will be screened, analyzed and combined with video making exercises leading to an original “mockumentary” movie production.

Designing Interiors
Discover the similarities between fine and applied arts in this interdisciplinary camp. Dabble in graphic design; learn how to combine color, pattern and textures to create textiles; and work individually and as a team to execute floor plans and stage an interior of your own.

Digital Animation with Wacom Tablets
This camp 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. Students can bring their own graphics tablet or borrow one of ours.

Digital Photography
Learn to harness the many functions of digital still cameras. Digital and traditional photography will be compared and in-camp projects will provide an opportunity to improve aesthetic and technical skills through guided practice and critical analysis. Bring your own camera to class or borrow one of ours.

Digital Photography
Learn to harness the many functions of digital still cameras. Digital and traditional photography will be compared and in-camp projects will provide an opportunity to improve aesthetic and technical skills through guided practice and critical analysis. Bring your own camera to class or borrow one of ours.

Digital Storytelling with CREATE Lab
This super cool camp combines old-fashioned storytelling with cutting-edge technology. Work in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab, a community robotics and technology education program. With old family photos and new images created at camp, students will use digital cameras, scanners, microphones, and editing software to create unique digital “photo romans” - a film comprised entirely of still images set to voiceovers, music, and sound effects. In addition, students can add their voices to CREATE Lab’s Hear Me project by recording and editing an audio story. These stories recognize youth as crucial members of, and contributors to, the community and the world.

Director's Workshop
Everyone wants to direct, but what does a director do? Find out by exploring concepts such as visualization, composition and shot choice. Screening and analysis of a variety of films ranging from the silent era to contemporary classics will enable participants to recognize the influence of the director. You’ll learn how to plan and direct scenes, and discover how the crew works together to fulfill the director’s vision.

Director's Workshop
Everyone wants to direct, but what does a director do? Find out by exploring concepts such as visualization, composition and shot choice. Screening and analysis of a variety of films ranging from the silent era to contemporary classics will enable participants to recognize the influence of the director. You’ll learn how to plan and direct scenes, and discover how the crew works together to fulfill the director’s vision.

Draw/Paint/Print
Focus on the fundamentals of drawing, painting and printmaking and combine these techniques to create unique multi-media artworks. Work in the 2D with a range of materials from charcoal, watercolor and block ink.

Draw/Paint/Print
Focus on the fundamentals of drawing, painting and printmaking and combine these techniques to create unique multi-media artworks. Work in the 2D with a range of materials from charcoal, watercolor and block ink.

Drawing
Recreate what you see around you by using observational drawing and create your own world with abstract design. Gain experience with gesture and contour while drawing from a clothed model and make marks with materials like charcoal, oil pastel and graphite.

Drawing
Gain experience with gesture and contour and learn about proportion and anatomy while drawing from a clothed model. Make marks with materials like charcoal, oil pastel and paint as you hone your observation skills and move beyond sketched studies to create a successful artwork.

Drawing & Painting
Learn how to turn ideas into sketches, sketches into drawings and drawings into paintings. Explore drawing materials like charcoal and pastel and use your drawing expertise to successfully compose and execute paintings using watercolor and acrylics.

Drawing Explorations
Explore line, pattern, color and texture through creative play and fun projects. Draw from observation and create abstract designs from your imagination. Work with a variety of drawing materials including oil pastel, chalk and charcoal.

Early Painting Techniques
Delve into painting techniques that were created in ancient times and explored in Medieval and Renaissance art. Study the alchemy of early mediums like encaustic and egg oil emulsion and come to a better understanding of the composition of modern pigments. While building your technical narrative, investigate contemporary artworks that integrate these archaic practices and utilize early mediums as alternative mediums in your own painting.

Earth & Fire (week 1 of 2)
Learn the basics of working with clay including handbuilding, wheelthrowing, glazing and firing. Create vessels like bowls and cups, realistic sculptures and brand-new abstract creations.

Electronic Audio Explorations
Learn all about music and technology in this camp. Students will create homemade microphones, play around with simple, temporary circuits made from common materials, and record original sound effects and music. Perfect for music, art, and science fans.

Etching
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.

Experimental Printmaking
Concentrate on relief and screenprinting processes, learning contemporary and traditional techniques. Play with lines by carving into linoleum block and etching into metals using an intaglio technique utilized by Rembrandt. Create clear, professional prints from each relief using 1,000’s of pounds of industrial strength with our professional printing presses. Create DIY textile artworks; experimenting with screenprinting methods, using stencils and other resistance methods.

Exploring Animation
This hands-on camp will expose students to the foundations of a variety of popular stop-motion animation styles including hand-drawn, object, and cut paper animation. Digital video cameras and editing software will be used to create finished projects. Examples from essential films will be screened as a lead-in to each topic.

Fashion Design
Sample many aspects of fashion in this introduction to construction, design and styling. Learn the basics of joining fabric with hand and machine sewing, explore textiles and learn to balance colors and patterns. Become inspired by the innovative fashion designers and fiber artists of today and begin your own fashion portfolio. Utilize tailoring, draping and embellishment to reimagine a standard garment and showcase your work in an end of the week fashion show and presentation.

Felted Flowers
Utilize the magical process of felting to turn wool into tiny, delicate sculptures or fiber “drawings” of your favorite flowers.

Fiber Arts
From fabric to paper and weaving to dyeing, experience the magic of working with fibers. Create 2D and 3D works, gather natural materials from your environment and even take your art to the community by ‘yarn-bombing’ objects outdoors.

Fiber Arts
From fabric to paper and weaving to dyeing, experience the magic of working with fibers. Create 2D and 3D works, gather natural materials from your environment and even take your art to the community by ‘yarn-bombing’ objects outdoors.

Figure Drawing
Beginners and experienced artists work side by side in this class. Beginners will learn the fundamentals of figure drawing including basics of proportions and approaches to capturing likeness. Artists with more experience will work independently and receive instruction in the area of their choice.

Filmmaking Immersion @ Filmmakers
Designed for High School students with a serious interest in filmmaking, this immersive camp offers hands-on experience working with the latest digital technology. Taught by instructors of Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ School of Film, Photography and Digital Media, it covers essential concepts and technical skills, while students have a blast collaborating to create short digital films. All participants receive a copy of the textbook, Shot By Shot: A Practical Guide to Filmmaking.

Forts & Secret Hideaways
Let your creativity expand beyond the canvas as you and your classmates design a secret hideaway from your imaginations. Work as a team to combine elements such as architecture, painting, sculpture, sound and light to create a one of a kind experience for all that enter!

Foundations of Digital Photography & Photoshop
This camp emphasizes examples and exercises designed to develop the ability to see and create successful photographs. Use digital still cameras to learn about exposure, composition and capturing a subject then use the power of Photoshop software to explore a variety of digital imaging techniques. Bring your own camera or borrow one of ours.

Foundations of Digital Photography & Photoshop
This camp emphasizes examples and exercises designed to develop the ability to see and create successful photographs. Use digital still cameras to learn about exposure, composition and capturing a subject then use the power of Photoshop software to explore a variety of digital imaging techniques. Bring your own camera or borrow one of ours.

Foundations of Digital Photography & Photoshop
This camp emphasizes examples and exercises designed to develop the ability to see and create successful photographs. Use digital still cameras to learn about exposure, composition and capturing a subject then use the power of Photoshop software to explore a variety of digital imaging techniques. Bring your own camera or borrow one of ours.

Foundations of Photography
Learn the basics of black-and-white photography and working in a darkroom. Emphasis will be placed on the principles of composition, proper use of the camera, and processing and printing your own roll of film. Class exercises will enable you to practice your skills and create successful photos. Cameras, film, and photo paper are provided.

Glass and Metal Jewelry
Gain experience with glass fusion, metalsmithing and wire wrapping in this in depth jewelry immersion. Join glass together and embed wire and metals to create hand-made findings and wrap found glass with wire; combining two elegant mediums to create mixed media broaches, earrings and pendants.

Glass Mosaics
Work together to construct a mosaic in glass using provided picture frames. Utilizing glass, rather than ceramic tiles, creates a translucent effect similar to stained glass. Learn the basics of mosaic design, layout and grouting.

Glass Mosaics
Construct your own mosaic in glass using up-cycled materials like windows and frames. Utilizing glass, rather than ceramic tiles, creates a translucent effect similar to stained glass. Learn the basics of mosaic design, shading, coloring, glass cutting techniques, layout and grouting. Work individually on your own piece through out the week and collaborate with your peers on a larger design that will be displayed at the PCA School.

Hand-drawn Animation
Anyone who enjoys drawing will be able to bring their artwork to life in this camp emphasizing traditional cartooning techniques. Class examples from Disney to anime will be examined to reveal the magic of stop-motion. Each student will create their own custom “flip-book” and a variety of short animations.

High Fire Ceramics
Utilize our professional ceramics studio and equipment to create functional and sculptural ceramic artworks using both handbuilding and wheelthrowing techniques. Experiment with surface design and textures and use high fire dipping glazes to create enduring stoneware pieces. Tuition includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes, bisque and gas firing.

Intermediate Drawing
Using a variety of drawing materials, students will develop keener observation skills, strengthen their ability to express themselves and be encouraged to further develop a personal style and aesthetic. We will draw from observation, working with a model as well as still life setups and concentrate on gaining a greater understanding of composition, value, form, space, line and perspective. Students will work on a variety of larger drawing papers and in a sketchbook.

Intermediate Drawing
Using a variety of drawing materials, students will develop keener observation skills, strengthen their ability to express themselves and be encouraged to further develop a personal style and aesthetic. We will draw from observation, working with a model as well as still life setups and concentrate on gaining a greater understanding of composition, value, form, space, line and perspective. Students will work on a variety of larger drawing papers and in a sketchbook.

Intro to Ceramics
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
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
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 Digital SLR Photography
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 Drawing
Drawing is a fundamental skill and the foundation for other visual pursuits. Everyone can learn to draw. In this class students will learn to develop their 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. Students work primarily from still life and one session will be with a model.

Intro to Drawing
Drawing is a fundamental skill and the foundation for other visual pursuits. Everyone can learn to draw. In this class students will learn to develop their 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. Students work primarily from still life and one session will be with a model.

Intro to Figure Painting
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 Figure Painting
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 Jewelrymaking
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
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.

Intro to Painting
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. Online demo at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eqds9CaqQTo

Intro to Printmaking
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 Video Game Programming
This introduction to the creative world of video game programming and design is geared toward 8 - 10 year olds. Students will learn how to make their very own video games using Scratch - developed at the Media Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology - a programming language for creating interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art. While learning how to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively, youngsters will also learn how to design, program, and troubleshoot.

Intro to Video Game Programming
This introduction to the creative world of video game programming and design is geared toward 8 - 10 year olds. Students will learn how to make their very own video games using Scratch - developed at the Media Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology - a programming language for creating interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art. While learning how to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively, youngsters will also learn how to design, program, and troubleshoot.

Intro to Watercolors
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.

Intro to Watercolors
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.

Inventions & Innovations
Explore the arts, science, engineering and simple machines for a true STEAM experience. In this camp, you will upcycle common items into spectacular inventions of your own through assemblage, painting and sculpture. Work in teams on a Rube Goldberg machine to create complicated chain reactions and experiment with uncommon art making materials to achieve unexpected results

Jewelry
Step into a professional jewelry studio to explore the processes behind beaded, wire and hammered jewelry. Use semi-precious stones, glass beads and copper to produce unique wearable artworks.

Jewelry Design Master Class
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.

Jewelrymaking
Step into a professional jewelry studio to explore the processes behind beaded, wire and hammered jewelry. Use semi-precious stones, glass beads and copper to produce unique wearable artworks.

Jewelrymaking
Learn to create artful accessories using a wide variety of metals, fibers and beads. Explore different jewelrymaking processes including hammering and felting and use your new skills to produce unique wearable artworks.

Journey to Outer Space
Construct a rocket ship and space suit and explore the cosmos, mapping your journey to the stars! Illustrate strange new lands and impress Earthlings with your accounts of far away planets. Experiment with found materials, learn new drawing techniques and use clay to depict the alien creatures you met along the way.

Journey to Outer Space
Construct a rocket ship and space suit and explore the cosmos, mapping your journey to the stars! Illustrate strange new lands and impress Earthlings with your accounts of far away planets. Experiment with found materials, learn new drawing techniques and use clay to depict the alien creatures you met along the way.

Legomation
Explore the wonderful world of Legomation! Using Legos and other snap together building bricks, campers will collaborate to design and build their own stop-motion movies.

Legomation
Explore the wonderful world of Legomation! Using Legos and other snap together building bricks, campers will collaborate to design and build their own stop-motion movies.

Legomation
Explore the wonderful world of Legomation! Using Legos and other snap- together building bricks, campers will collaborate to design and building their own stop-motion movies.

Lost Wax Casting
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.

Maker Madness
Calling all tinkers, programmers, and technology enthusiasts: advance your maker skills with this brand new camp. Throughout the week you will learn how to create basic circuits, hone your woodworking skills, and program video games in Scratch. Then combine these skills to create your very own video game controller and marshmallow catapult out of recycled materials.

Making Monsters
Invent your own creature and bring it to life through comics, paintings and sculptures of monster proportions. Be inspired by classic books like Where the Wild Things Are, the big screen, professional artwork and your own imagination.

Manipulating Metals
Learn the fundamentals of working with metals in this new jewelry-based intensive. Acquire a wide range of skills by learning forming and construction methods like casting and soldering and learn to add color and textures through embossing and enameling. Experimentation will be emphasized with techniques like raku enameling which can create unexpected metallic lusters and electroforming which transforms organic matter into metals through an almost magical synthesis.

Manipulating Metals
Manipulate metals like copper and pewter to create truly unique wearable artworks. Design, carve, stamp and form decorative pieces through metal working processes like embossing, metal plating, enameling and casting.

Medieval Times
Step back into a time when knights and princesses were not just characters in fairytales. Learn about heraldry, create your own armor, design a castle and depict fantastic beasts. Use metals and fibers to sculpt and weave and eventually transform yourself into a medieval alter ego.

Memoir and Personal Essay
This class focuses on two of the most popular and prolific sub-genres of creative nonfiction. We’ll talk about what it means to write from the “I”, covering pertinent issues such as voice (you’ll develop yours!), truth and memory, and connecting personal stories to larger cultural contexts. In addition we will discuss the craft techniques of creative nonfiction. We will explore these topics through readings and lots of hands-on practice in this 8-week class. Students will emerge from the class with a body of work, an expanded reading consciousness, a writer’s journal and an opportunity to participate in a public reading.

Metalsmithing Studio (Afternoon)
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.

Metalsmithing Studio (Morning)
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.

Mixed Media
Enter an art laboratory and experiment with different materials to create 2D collages and 3D assemblages. Inspect multiple art genres like Abstract Expressionism and Cubism to inspire invented artworks of your very own.

Mixed Media Animation
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 styles and themes. Digital cameras and Apple software will be used to create finished projects.

Mixed Media Animation
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 styles and themes. Digital cameras and Apple software will be used to create finished projects.

Mixed Media Jewelry
Cut, tie and weave a variety of materials and combine them to create fantastic wearable creations. Incorporate popular rubber band jewelry techniques, felting fabrics, wrapping copper wire and even use supplies that have been recycled or found in nature.

Mixed Media Printmaking
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.

Modern Masters
Be inspired by Modern Art’s great masters like Picasso, Warhol and DuBuffet. Emulate their techniques and styles to create portraits, prints, dynamic geometric designs, stunning abstracts and sculptures.

Mosaic Flower Pots
Use mosaic to embellish a flowerpot, gluing and grouting objects like tile, mirror and glass to create a unique garden accessory.

Mosaics
Explore an art form that has been around for thousands of years! Use tile, glass and even found objects to create individual artworks and strategize with your classmates to build a collaborative mosaic masterpiece.

Oil & Acrylic Painting
Explore acrylic and oil painting to discover their unique properties. Focus on texture, brush stroke, color mixing and focal point while utilizing various painting surfaces, in different sizes. Receive individualized attention so that you can create successful observational or abstract works of art by organizing forms and colors into finished compositions.

Oil & Acrylic Painting Studio
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.

On the Surface: Intricate Surface Design
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.

Paint/Print/Sculpt
Focus on the fundamentals of drawing, painting and sculpting, combining these techniques to create multi-media artworks. Work in 2D and 3D with a range of materials, including oil pastels, acrylic paint and plaster.

Painting
Explore the subjects that have been fascinating artists for centuries: landscape, portraiture and still life. Discover the unique perspectives of great painters throughout history and use acrylic and watercolor paints to explore important principles of painting like color mixing, style and focal point.

Painting Studio
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.

Painting/Drawing from Observation with Ron Donoughe
PF/PCA is pleased to partner with Saint Francis University to offer two 2-week workshops for adults in a centuries-old monastery in Ambialet, France. Workshop participants will travel together to a variety of places but also have the opportunity to work on their own or in small groups. Expect to take a few field trips and during less structured times hike, bike or kayak to desired locations. Workshop Description: Capture the warm summer light in the southwestern region of France with a two-week plein air workshop with Ron Donoughe. The focus will be on how premixing parent colors, or mass colors, can help speed the plein-air process while also creating gentle color harmony. Other lessons will include: principles of light, color and value, and how brushwork makes a painting more interesting to the viewer. The class will consist of demonstrations and critiques. Lots of individual attention will be available. The price of these workshops include: Land travel only, including to and from airport and to two fieldtrips. Thirteen nights at Saint Francis University’s French site, Le Prieuré, Midi- Pyrénées Region, France. Le Prieuré is newly refurbished and features some rooms with en suite baths and others with adjacent private showers and toilets. All have modern plumbing; ample electrical service; wireless internet access; and views from every window. Laundry facilities are available. Ten days of workshops, not including the arrival and departure days. Transportation from and to Toulouse rail station and airport (Blagnac). Pick up will be at 11 a.m. and again at 3 p.m. on July 20. Most meals included.

Papermaking
Learn to create elegant papers from everyday papers and fibers. Students will become familiar with the entire papermaking process, and create a variety of papers, to be used for drawing, bookmaking, printmaking, and more.

PGH Puppetry with the Margot Lovelace Project
Our city is a rich community of puppet related organizations, performances and artists, including Margo Lovelace, who owned and operated the Lovelace Marionette Theater on Ellsworth Avenue in the 1960’s. In this camp, you’ll be inspired by Lovelace’s legacy and work with several regional artists who specialize in puppet design and performance. Learning from each artist, you will create different types of puppets and theater props that will be integrated into one collaborative performance.

Photography @ Filmmakers
Learn the essential techniques of photography from exposure and composition to processing and printing in a darkroom. Students will explore local neighborhoods in search of excellent photographs as well as work with lights in a studio setting. Bring your own 35mm camera or use one of ours. All materials, including 35mm black-and-white film and photo paper are provided.

Photography @ Filmmakers
Learn the essential techniques of photography from exposure and composition to processing and printing in a darkroom. Students will explore local neighborhoods in search of excellent photographs as well as work with lights in a studio setting. Bring your own 35mm camera or use one of ours. All materials, including 35mm black-and-white film and photo paper are provided.

Photography Workshop with Sue Abramson
PF/PCA is pleased to partner with Saint Francis University to offer two 2-week workshops for adults in a centuries-old monastery in Ambialet, France. Workshop participants will travel together to a variety of places but also have the opportunity to work on their own or in small groups. Workshop Description: This workshop offers artists the opportunity to visually and culturally explore a region rich in history, architecture and landscape. Photographers work on individual projects and personal journals for the duration of the workshop along with optional assignments provided by the instructor. As a way to judge and process all the work shot on location, several group critiques are scheduled as well as one on one sessions for more personalized feedback. All work for review will be projected and reviewed on screen. The instructor also provides image processing demonstrations and lectures on contemporary photographic art. Editing and sequencing images for self-published books is covered at the end of the session. Workshop participants must bring their own digital camera, laptop and tripod and have a basic understanding of their camera and processing software. The price of these workshops include: Land travel only, including to and from airport and to two fieldtrips. Thirteen nights at Saint Francis University’s French site, Le Prieuré, Midi- Pyrénées Region, France. Le Prieuré is newly refurbished and features some rooms with en suite baths and others with adjacent private showers and toilets. All have modern plumbing; ample electrical service; wireless internet access; and views from every window. Laundry facilities are available. Ten days of workshops. Transportation from and to Toulouse rail station and airport (Blagnac). Pick up will be at 11 a.m. and again at 3 p.m. on July 20. Most meals included.

Pinch Slab & Coil
Work side-by-side to create collaborative or independent ceramic projects. Use handbuilding techniques such as pinch, coil and slab to create objects like pots, tiles and small sculptures.

Playing with Patterns
Launch an investigation to find patterns in nature and architecture and invent some of your very own. Experiment with painting, drawing and sculpting and engage in group activities to explore patterns in movement and sound.

Poetry Essentials
This 8-week course will investigate three basic questions: “What is poetry?” “Why is it important?” and “How do we do it?” From here, students will embark on an inquiry of the essentials of reading and writing poetry - and what makes poetry essential to our lives. Students will learn fundamental poetry terms and principles including rhythm, meter, form, and line by studying historical as well as contemporary poems. As a class, we’ll take advantage of the summer weather to read and write outdoors when possible, develop a regular writing practice in journals, and discover poets whose voices and subjects serve as examples and inspiration. Students will emerge from the class with a body of work, an expanded reading consciousness, a writer’s journal, and an opportunity to participate in a public reading.

Pop Art
Enter the world of Pop Art in this dynamic mixed-media camp. Use paints, inks and found objects to create bold, colorful 2D and 3D artworks inspired by famous pop artists like Pittsburgh’s own Andy Warhol.

Portraits
Find inspiration in your own image and learn the basics of drawing the human face and figure. Use drawing, painting and sculpture to capture the human likeness and explore other, abstract ways to create a portrait.

Post-Camp, 6/16 - 6/20
Organized activities and supervision for art camp students, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM.

Post-Camp, 6/16 - 6/20
Organized activities and supervision for art camp students, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM.

Post-Camp, 6/30 - 7/3
Organized activities and supervision for art camp students, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM.

Post-Camp, 6/9 - 6/13
Organized activities and supervision for art camp students, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM.

Post-Camp, 7/14 - 7/18
Organized activities and supervision for art camp students, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM.

Post-Camp, 7/21 - 7/25
Organized activities and supervision for art camp students, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM.

Post-Camp, 7/28 - 8/1
Organized activities and supervision for art camp students, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM.

Post-Camp, 7/7 - 7/11
Organized activities and supervision for art camp students, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM.

Post-Camp, 8/11 - 8/15
Organized activities and supervision for art camp students, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM.

Post-Camp, 8/18 - 8/22
Organized activities and supervision for art camp students, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM.

Post-Camp, 8/4 - 8/8
Organized activities and supervision for art camp students, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM.

Pre-Camp, 6/16 - 6/20
Organized activities and supervision for art camp students, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM.

Pre-Camp, 6/23 - 6/27
Organized activities and supervision for art camp students, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM.

Pre-Camp, 6/30 - 7/3
Organized activities and supervision for art camp students, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM.

Pre-Camp, 6/9 - 6/13
Organized activities and supervision for art camp students, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM.

Pre-Camp, 7/14 - 7/18
Organized activities and supervision for art camp students, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM.

Pre-Camp, 7/21 - 7/25
Organized activities and supervision for art camp students, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM.

Pre-Camp, 7/28 - 8/1
Organized activities and supervision for art camp students, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM.

Pre-Camp, 7/7 - 7/11
Organized activities and supervision for art camp students, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM.

Pre-Camp, 8/11 - 8/15
Organized activities and supervision for art camp students, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM.

Pre-Camp, 8/18 - 8/22
Organized activities and supervision for art camp students, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM.

Pre-Camp, 8/4 - 8/8
Organized activities and supervision for art camp students, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM.

Printmaking
Create multiple and unique versions of original artworks using printmaking. Explore relief, monotype and stamping using a variety of surfaces and experiment with printing utilizing untraditional and natural materials.

Printmaking
Create multiple and unique versions of original artworks using printmaking. Explore relief, screenprinting, monotype and stamping using a variety of surfaces and experiment with printing utilizing untraditional and natural materials.

Programming
Learn basic programming skills as you manipulate video and music using Python programming language. End the week by creating a side-scroller video game that you can play at home and share with friends.

Puppet Performance
Enter a camp that combines painting, collage, sculpture, storytelling and performance. Design zany characters and bring them to life as hand, finger, and stick or shadow puppets. Design sets, props and create original stories. Use your creations to put on shows to entertain your classmates.

Puppetmaking
Use foam, felt and other fabrics to construct expressive hand-animated puppets. Spend the whole session creating one or a bunch and play for hours at home, putting on performances with friends and family.

Raku
Explore the traditional Japanese form of pottery called raku. Use handbuilding and wheelthrowing techniques, surface design and glazing to create unique pieces. Finish the experience with an outdoor firing where your ceramic pieces will be finished using an open flame.

Raku
Explore the traditional Japanese form of pottery called raku. Use handbuilding and wheelthrowing techniques, surface design and glazing to create unique pieces. Finish the experience with an outdoor firing where your ceramic pieces will be finished using an open flame.

Recycled Robots
Design, build, and program robots using CMU CREATELab’s Hummingbird kit and recycled materials. Students will learn how to creatively use Servos, sensors, and LEDs along with programming basics to make their robot creations come to life!

Relief Printing on Textiles
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.

Responsive Drawing
This class will emphasize the process of seeing & drawing in public settings as a means for increasing our sensitivity to the world. After some drawing instruction and skill development, we will travel to different locations, get comfortable, and observe. We'll use drawing and other creative means, such as photography and writing, to record what we observe, paying close attention to the life, people, and objects around us. It's less about the finished product and much more about the process of seeing and recording, being fully present in our environment. Students have the option of developing their findings into small books or stories, larger finished pieces, or simply leaving their work in sketchbooks.

Responsive Drawing
This class will emphasize the process of seeing & drawing in public settings as a means for increasing our sensitivity to the world. After some drawing instruction and skill development, we will travel to different locations, get comfortable, and observe. We’ll use drawing and other creative means, such as photography and writing, to record what we observe, paying close attention to the life, people, and objects around us. It’s less about the finished product and much more about the process of seeing and recording, being fully present in our environment. Students have the option of developing their findings into small books or stories, larger finished pieces, or simply leaving their work in sketchbooks.

Screenprinting
Create custom designs using stencils and other resistance methods to create DIY t-shirts, posters, textiles, logos and other unique artworks.

Sculpture
Use clay, found materials and fabric to create sculptures that hang, stand or sit. Look at what types of objects sculptors are making today and collaborate with your peers to create an installation that transforms your studio classroom.

Sculpture
Be inspired by artists like Giacometti, Christo & Jean Claude and Calder to create an eclectic variety of sculptural artworks. Use materials like clay, wire, fabric and found objects to produce 3-dimensional works of art that may extend beyond the classroom.

Setting Stones in PMC
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.

Sewing Fundamentals
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!

Sewing Fundamentals
Become familiar with using a sewing machine and learn the basics of joining fabric. Utilize a number of different stitches, on the machine and by hand, to create both functional and decorative items for you and your home.

Sewing Fundamentals
Become familiar with using a sewing machine and the basics of joining fabric. Review the parts of the machine and learn how to wind a bobbin and thread the needle. Utilize various stitches, learning to adjust type, length and width. Using both the machine and hand sewing techniques, create functional and decorative items for you and your home.

Slab Bowls
Use forms to help create a decorative ceramic bowl of your own. Carve designs and add shapes to personalize your piece and experiment with velvet underglazes to add vibrant color.

Soft Sculpture
Combine fabric, foam and even natural materials to form unique sculptures. Experiment with different sculpting processes like weaving, sewing and assemblage to produce larger than life every day objects, fantastical creatures and abstract creations.

Stained Glass
Learn a craft that has been around since ancient times. Use techniques such as soldering, foiling, overlay and glazing and look to examples of stained glass throughout history as inspiration for the design of your own stained glass artwork.

Stained Glass Workshop
Learn the fundamentals of stained glass, including foiling, soldering, glass grinding and glass cutting. Learn to compose a simple, gorgeous piece to place in front of a window. The workshop is perfect for the stained glass novice or those who want a refresher on the basics. All materials provided.

Stone Carving
This class is an introduction to the basics of stone carving in soapstone. Students will work on shaping and sanding small sculptures using an array of professional carving tools. Emphasis will be placed on technique and execution and students will be given an overview of the history of stone carving.

Stop Motion Studio
Learn how to animate like the pros in this exciting camp. Students will begin the week by designing their very own stop motion puppet, complete with armatures. They will then collaborate to write, storyboard, and film an original stop motion animation using their creations. Please note, students will be using liquid latex in this class.

Super Short Documentaries
Learn how to use digital video cameras, microphones, and editing software to create unique short documentaries. Interviewing techniques, shooting B-roll, and various documentary styles will all be explored in this camp.

Super Short Movies
This hands-on camp will introduce students to the basics of visual language used in movies. Pre-production, cinematography, sound, and editing will be covered. Geared towards aspiring young filmmakers who want to get started creating their own movies.

Superheroes
Learn about superheroes in books, films and comics and invent your own alter ego complete with a catchy name and special powers. Design your superhero costume, create gadgets and accessories and illustrate your hero’s adventures in your own comic book!

Telling Stories: Fiction Writing
In this seven-week fiction workshop, students will be given time and space to focus on improving their writing, building confidence and developing the discipline needed to produce finished stories. Students will write works of fiction and present their short stories or excerpts from longer works for comment and discussion in class. In addition, students will read and discuss assigned texts by published authors, both established and emerging. Each class meeting will include in-class writing time, using a “warm up” exercise and then a longer exercise that will be focused on a specific aspect of fiction writing, such as point of view, character development, or tone. This class is open to writers of all backgrounds whose goal is to improve their fiction writing.

Telling Stories: Fiction Writing Workshop
In this seven-week fiction workshop, students will be given time and space to focus on improving their writing, building confidence and developing the discipline needed to produce finished stories. Students will write works of fiction and present their short stories or excerpts from longer works for comment and discussion in class. In addition, students will read and discuss assigned texts by published authors, both established and emerging. Each class meeting will include in-class writing time, using a “warm up” exercise and then a longer exercise that will be focused on a specific aspect of fiction writing, such as point of view, character development, or tone. This class is open to writers of all backgrounds whose goal is to improve their fiction writing.

The Arts in Motion
This camp will get you on your feet! Learn movements from a variety of dance genres including; ballet, jazz and modern dance and construct a beat using multiple percussion methods and instruments. Explore different art materials to create costumes, props and a set and at the end of the week, invite your family and friends to see the original performance you designed as a group.

The Arts in Motion
This camp will get you on your feet! Learn movements from a variety of dance genres including, ballet, jazz and modern dance and construct a beat using multiple percussion methods and instruments. Explore different art materials to create costumes, props and a set and at the end of the week, invite your family and friends to see the original performance you designed as a group.

The Digital Forest of Miyazaki
Animator Hayao Miyazaki’s memorable character-driven films like My Neighbor Tortoro, Spirited Away, and Ponyo captivate audiences with their wit and imagination. In this camp students will learn how to develop new and imaginative Miyazaki-inspired characters and take them into the digital realm using Wacom Digital Illustration tablets and Adobe software.

The Digital Forest of Miyazaki
Animator Hayao Miyazaki’s memorable character-driven films like My Neighbor Tortoro, Spirited Away, and Ponyo captivate audiences with their wit and imagination. In this camp students will learn how to develop new and imaginative Miyazaki-inspired characters and take them into the digital realm using Wacom Digital Illustration tablets and Adobe software.

The Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss
Author, artist and visionary, Dr. Seuss said, “I like nonsense … fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” Become inspired by the numerous works of Dr. Seuss and delve into your own imagination to create fantastical art. Develop silly characters, invent new rhymes and transform your studio into a Seussical space.

Thrown, Altered and Assembled
Want to bump your throwing skills to the next level? Then this class is for you! In this class, emphasis will be placed on exposing the student to a variety of throwing and altering techniques for making unique pottery forms. Students will learn various techniques intended to impart character to their work such as faceting, fluting, darting, paddling and alternatives to trimming a foot. We will explore non-traditional shapes made on the potter’s wheel like: ovals, squares, and triangles. The student will also learn how to throw parts and components to pieces that will be assembled to increase size/height or create specific pottery forms as well as sculptural objects. The use of slips, underglazes, glazes and other decorative techniques to unify and finish assembled forms will also be covered. Tuition includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes, and bisque and gas firing.

Upcycled Metal Necklaces
Transform aluminum and tin cans into elaborate necklaces. Cut and emboss the metals and include copper wire or beading to create mixed media masterpieces.

Watercolor Explorations
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.

Weaving Studio
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.

Weaving Studio
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.

Wizard School
Transform yourself into a wizard and travel to a magical realm where dragons and other mythical creatures roam. Conduct experiments to create colorful potions and conjure rhythmic spells and incantations. Complete your magical persona by constructing a magical wand, sculpting a companion animal and designing enchanting costumes.

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