Arts & Crafts

ALONG THE MINARET CREEK TRAIL – LANDSCAPE ON CANVAS

Bring your good humor and a little imagination. Even if you have never painted before, you will be able to do it. We will complete an acrylic painting on canvas. Please e-mail the instructor for a list of materials (iaworld@hotmail.com) before the first class. Class begins March 4.

Monday – 6:30 P.M.-9:00 P.M.    Location: MS-131
No. of Weeks: 3    Tuition: $40
Instructor: Ilona Ralston
Course Representative: Sue Brooks

CROCHET – BEGINNING

The art of crochet Ð ‘To make a piece of needlework by looping thread with a hooked needle.” Basic crochet stitches (flat work) will proceed to small motifs (round work) to master techniques and pattern reading for lace doilies, edgings, bedspreads, tablecloths, clothing, purses and wearable art. Students will leave the first class actually crocheting. Class begins March 6 at 4009 Benden Circle, Murrysville.

Wednesday Ð 6:30 P.M.-8:00 P.M.    Tuition: $36
Class Limit: 5    No. of Weeks: 5
Instructor: Pam Flaherty
Course Representative: Laurie Eveland

EASTERN EUROPEAN DECORATED EASTER EGGS

Pysanky eggsThe Eastern European ‘drop-pull technique’ is the easiest of all types of old-world egg decorating. Melted wax is applied with a special straight pin to the surface of an egg to create one of the most beautiful styles of European Easter eggs. Polish, Slovak, Carpatho-Rusyn and Lithuanian all create these types of decorated eggs. PLEASE BRING ONE DOZEN RAW EGGS TO CLASS to create at least six of the most beautiful eggs to adorn your Easter basket this year. Tuition includes cost of materials. Class will be held March 11.

Monday – 7:00 P.M.-8:30 P.M.    Location: MS-305
No. of Weeks: 1    Tuition: $29Instructor: Lawrence G. KozlowskiCourse Representative: Claudia Muro

EXPLORING WATERCOLOR

Come explore the wonderful world of watercolor painting. All levels of painters are welcome. This course will focus on a different aspect of painting weekly. Group and individual instruction will be provided. Bring watercolor supplies and photos. Students should e-mail the instructor (pamelaspearprice@gmail.com) before the first class for a list of other supplies needed for this course. Class begins March 5.

Tuesday – 6:30 P.M.-9:00 P.M.    Location: MS-304
No. of Weeks: 6    Tuition: $56
Instructor: Pamela Price
Course Representative: Sue Brooks

KNITTING – BEGINNING

Learn basic knit and purl techniques, the increase, decrease and bid off creating the moebius “Riddle of the Universe” as your first project. Class will explore multiples, gauge measurement, dropped stitches and going back on a row to fix a mistake. Students will leave the first class knitting and will be able to transition into Intermediate Knitting. A supply list will be provided before the first class. Class begins March 5 at 4009 Benden Circle, Murrysville.

Tuesday Ð 6:30 P.M.-8:00P.M.    Tuition: $36
No. of Weeks: 5    Class Limit: 5
Instructor: Pam Flaherty
Course Representative: Laurie Eveland

KNITTING – INTERMEDIATE

After a brief review of knitting basics, class will learn the one needle cast-on, continental style, cable (aran pattern), lace knitting (the yarn over), graph, and four double point needle knitting. Students will work on small and four double-point needle knitting swatches as they take the mystery out of complicated patterns. Supply list will be given before the first class. Class begins April 9 at 4009 Benden Circle, Murrysville.
Tuesday – 6:30 P.M.-8:00 P.M.    Class Limit: 5
No. of Weeks: 4    Tuition: $30
Instructor: Pam Flaherty
Course Representative: Laurie Eveland

JEWELRY MAKING – BEGINNING

Using a variety of beads, students will learn how to make a necklace, bracelet, earrings and a key ring. Each student will receive a kit with beads and a choice of regular wire or memory wire for two different styles of bracelets. Please indicate on the registration application whether you will need pierced or non-pierced earrings. Students should bring a Beading Needle to class. Tuition includes the cost of materials. Class will begin March 6.

Wednesday Ð 5:00 P.M.-7:00P.M.    Location: MS-305
No. of Weeks: 2    Tuition: $27
Class Limit: 12
Instructor: Ruth Duffner
Course Representative: Claudia Muro

JUST DRAWING

Students will have fun experiencing creative drawing while moving their pen or pencil across the paper. It’s an exploration in ‘seeing’ in order to note what’s present before your eyes by spending time ‘looking’ rather than just moving the pen or pencil. Whatever emerges is your view of reality and your experiences in creativity! Students should bring the following supplies to class: pen/pencil; 14”x17” drawing pad; 14”x17” board (1/8 inch thick). Class will begin April 1. No class on Apr. 22, the last class will be held on Apr. 29.

Monday Ð 7:00P.M.-8:30P.M.    Location: MS-304
No. of Weeks: 4    Tuition: $30
Instructor: Adrienne Heinrich
Course Representative: Claudia Muro

OLD LOG CABIN – LANDSCAPE ON CANVAS

Bring your good humor and a little imagination. Students will complete a landscape on canvas using acrylic paint. Bring your own picture of an old cabin and paint it with tips from the instructor. Please e-mail the instructor (iaworld@hotmail.com) for a list of materials before the first class. Class will begin April 29.

Monday Ð 6:30 P.M.-9:30 P.M.    Location: MS-131
No. of Weeks: 3    Tuition: $40
Instructor: Ilona Ralston
Course Representative: Sue Brooks

OLD WORLD EASTER PALM WEAVING

The weaving of tropical palms at Easter has been an “Old World” tradition originating among Italian and South American peoples. Intricately woven palms were taken to church to be blessed on Palm Sunday then placed in a place of honor in the home. Polish, Slovak and Lithuanian peoples in America soon began to create intricately woven palms which has become a popular folk-art practice in America. Several palm weavings will be created. PLEASE BRING ONE PAIR OF SHARP SCISSORS TO CLASS. Tuition includes cost of materials. Class will be held April 1.

Monday Ð 7:00P.M.-8:30 P.M.    Location: MS-305
Class Limit: 12    No. of Weeks: 1
Tuition: $29
Instructor: Lawrence G. Kozlowski
Course Representative: Claudia Muro

POLISH FIELDS – LANDSCAPE ON CANVAS

Bring your good humor and a little imagination. Even if you have never painted before, you will be able to do this! Students will complete an acrylic painting on canvas. Please e-mail the instructor (iaworld@hotmail.com) for a list of materials before the first class. Class begins April 30.

Tuesday – 6:30P.M.-9:30 P.M.    Location: MS-131
No. of Weeks: 3    Tuition: $40
Instructors: Ilona Ralston
Course Representative: Sue Brooks

POLISH PAPER APPLIQUE EASTER EGGS

The folk art of papercutting in Poland is called ‘Wycinanki’ from the Polish word ‘to cut.’ Colorful paper cuttings were created to adorn walls, ceilings, and furniture in the peasant cottage. These same cutting and multi-colored layering techniques were used to adorn hollow eggs and create ‘Pysanki,” or Polish Easter Eggs. Create four of the most uniquely decorated eggs to celebrate Spring and Easter this year. STUDENTS SHOULD BRING A PAIR OF SHARP SCISSORS TO CLASS. Tuition includes the cost of materials. Class will be held March 25.

Monday – 7:00P.M.-8:30P.M.    Location: MS-305
No. of Weeks: 1    Tuition: $29
Instructor: Larry Kozlowski
Course Representative: Claudia Muro

RUSSIAN ICONJEWELED EGGS

Each of these real hollow eggs displays a religious picture called an ‘Icon.’ After adhesive, the egg is embellished with a variety of metallic trims, edgings and jewels, as well as a holy picture. This ornamentation is believed to offer a glimpse into the richness of heaven. History, techniques and folklore associated with these ‘heavenly’ eggs will also be presented. STUDENTS SHOULD BRING A PAIR OF SHARP SCISSORS TO CLASS. Each student will create a handcrafted Icon egg and a full-color book of Icon images, history and folklore. Tuition includes the cost of materials. Class will be held March 18.

Monday Ð 7:00P.M.-8:30P.M.    Location: MS-305
No. of Weeks: 1    Tuition: $29
Instructor: Larry Kozlowski
Course Representative: Claudia Muro

‘SPRING IS HERE’ FLORAL ARRANGING

This class will involve designing a fresh arrangement in a wicker basket that will be perfect for any Spring celebration. Students will use flowers that are readily available in many flower gardens. Students should bring an 8-inch wicker basket with a handle and any other spring novelties they might wish to add to their arrangement Ð butterflies, birds, nests, ribbon, etc. This class will provide students with the knowledge and creativity to design a centerpiece that can be used for many occasions during the Spring and Summer months. Tuition includes cost of materials. Class will be held April 8.

Monday – 6:30-8:30 P.M.    Location: MS-305
No. of Weeks: 1    Class Limit: 25
Tuition: $49
Instructor: Kandy Murray
Course Representative: Karen Cadwell

SWEDISH WEAVING

Swedish weaving is a unique form of decorative embroidery found on linens dating back to the 1600s. These beautiful patterns appear intricate but are, in fact, quite simple to create and easy to learn, even if you are a ‘leftie.’ No sewing or knitting experience necessary. Our project will be a stunning six-foot afghan made on monks cloth with your choice of yarns. Finished afghans are warm and washable. Tuition includes the cost of materials. Class begins March 14.

Thursday – 6:30P.M.-8:00 P.M.    Location: MS-305
No. of Weeks: 4    Tuition: $51
Instructor: Laurie Eveland
Course Representative: Laurie Eveland

VENICE, ITALY – CITYSCAPE ON CANVAS

Bring your good humor and a little imagination. Even if you have never painted before, you will be able to do it! Students will complete an acrylic painting on canvas. “We don’t make mistakes; we have happy accidents!” (Bob Ross) Ð That is our motto! Students should e-mail the instructor (iaworld@hotmail.com) before the first class for a list of materials needed. Class begins March 25.

Monday Ð 6:30P.M.-9:30P.M.    Location: MS-131
No. of Weeks: 4    Tuition: $50
Instructor: Ilona Ralston
Course Representative: Sue Brooks