Arts & Crafts

AUTUMN WALK

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) – That is our motto.  Please e-mail the instructor (iaworl@hotmail.com) for a list of materials before the first class (September 25).

Tuesday:  6:30 PM-9:30PM
Location:  MS-131
No. of Weeks:  3
Tuition:  $36
Instructor:  Ilona Ralston
Course Representative:  Sue Brooks

CROCHET – BEGINNING

The art of crochet – “To make a piece of needlework by looping thread with a hooked needle.”  Basic crochet stitches (flat work) will advance 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 being able to crochet; a Size G crochet hook is needed.  A list of supplies will be e-mailed to all students before the first class on September 26.  This class will take place at the home of the instructor – 4009 Benden Circle, Murrysville.

Wednesday: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
No. of Weeks:  5
Class Limit: 5
Tuition:  $31
Instructor:  Pam FlahertyCourse Representative:  Laurie Eveland

EASTERN EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS EGG DECORATING

Create at least six (6) eggs using the ‘batik” method of egg decorating.  The Polish, Slovaks, Carpatho-Rusyns, Czechs, Russians and Lithuanians each have a special technique; patterns and colors for their designs will be explored.  The instructor is a noted European Folk Artist.  A supply list will be provided by the instructor before the first class on September 25. Tuition includes the cost of materials.

Tuesday: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
MS-304
Class Limit: 12
Number of Weeks: 1
Tuition:  $31
Instructor: Larry Kozlowski
Course 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.  Students should bring watercolor supplies and photos; contact the instructor, Pam Price, at pamelaspearprice@gmail.com or 412-373-3894 for a list of other supplies needed for this course.  It’s time for you to get creative! This course will begin on September 25.

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

FLORIDA SEASHORE LINE

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) – That is our motto.  Please e-mail the instructor (iaworld@hotmail.com) for a list of materials before the first class on October 1.

Monday:  6:30 PM-9:30 PM
Location:  MS-304
No. of Weeks:  2
Tuition:  $26
Instructor:  Ilona Ralston
Course Representative:  Sue Brooks

HYDRANGEAS

Bring your good humor and a little imagination.  Even if you have never painted before, you will be able to it.  Students will complete an acrylic painting on canvas.  “We don’t make mistakes; we have happy accidents!” (Bob Ross) – That is our motto.  Please e-mail the instructor (iaworld@hotmail.com) for a list of materials before the first class on October 22.

Monday:  6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Location:  MS-304
No. of Weeks:  2
Tuition:  $23
Instructor:  Ilona Ralston
Course Representative:  Sue Brooks

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.  This class will begin October 3.

Wednesday:  7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Location:  MS-305
No. of Weeks:  2
Tuition:  $19
Class Limit:  8-12
Instructor:  Ruth Duffner
Course Representative:  Claudia Muro

KNITTING – BEGINNING

Learn basic knit and purl techniques; the increase; the decrease; and bind off techniques creating the moebius “Riddle of the Universe” as your first project.  Class will explore multiples, gauge measurement, dropped stitches and how to go back on a row to fix a mistake.  Students will le

ave the first class knitting and will be able to transition into intermediate knitting.  A supply list will be provided by the instructor before the first class on September 25. This class will be held at the home of the instructor at 4009 Benden Circle, Murrysville.

Tuesday:  6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Class Limit: 5
No. of Weeks: 5
Tuition: $31
Instructor: Pam Flaherty
Course Representative: Laurie Eveland

KNITTING – INTERMEDIATE

After a brief review of knitting basics, students will learn the one needle cast-on, continental style, cable (Aran pattern), lace knitting (the yarn over), g

raph, and four double point needle knitting.  Students will work on small and double point swatches as they take the mystery out of complicated patterns.  A supply list will be provided by the instructor before the first class on September 25.  This class will be held at the home of the instructor at 4009 Benden Circle, Murrysville.

Tuesday:  6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Class Limit: 5
No. of Weeks: 4

Tuition: $26
Instructor: Pam Flaherty
Course Representative: Laurie Eveland

SWEATER PUMPKIN

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nts will learn to make a beautiful ‘sweater pumpkin’ – big or small – and have a whole lot of fun being creative.  Students should bring the following supplies to class:  One (1) roll of Hemp Twine; scissors, a man’s size L or XL pullover sweater without buttons, zippers or pockets (any color); and a roll of decorative fall ribbon to be used to make a bow for the pumpkin.  Tuition includes the cost of supplies.  This class will begin on September 25.

Tuesday:  7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:  MS-130No. of Weeks:  3
Tuition:  $29

Instructor:  Bonnie Gongaware
Course Representative:  Jenny Leung

SWEDISH WEAVING

Swedish weaving is a special form of decorative embroidery found on linens dating back to the 1600’s.  These beautiful and unique designs appear intricate, but are, in fact, quite simple to create and especially easy if you are a ‘leftie.’  Once you learn the weaving technique and pattern reading, you can make almost anything from afghans and baby blankets to decorative towels and napkins – you decide on your project.  A supply list will be provided by the instructor before the first class on September 27.  Tuition includes the cost of materials.

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

‘TIS THE SEASON – FALL FLORAL ARRANGING CLASS

This class will involve designing a fresh holiday centerpiece using fresh pines, fresh flowers and ribbon.  Students are free to bring pine cones, mm balls or Christmas picks to class – all would make a beautiful addition to any holiday centerpiece.  This class will also include a brief lesson on bowmaking using two different kinds of ribbon (will be provided).  Students should also feel free to bring their own holiday ribbon and/or wreath – a demonstration of how to incorporate the bow and/or ribbon onto the wreath will be provided.  This class will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit while you design your own holiday masterpiece!  Tuition includes the cost of materials.  This class will be held on November 15.

Thursday:  6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Location:  MS-304
No. of Weeks:  1
Tuition:  $49
Class Limit:  25
Instructor:  Kandy Murray
Course Representative:  Karen Cadwell