Arts & Crafts

BOATS ON THE LAKE IN A FOG

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.  Call instructor for a list of materials, 878-670-1641.  Class begins March 5.

Monday  6:30-9:00 P.M.
Location: MS-304
No. of Weeks: 3
Tuition: $31
Instructor: Ilona Ralston
Course Representative: Sue Brooks

DRAWING

Students will have fun with creative drawing while they explore moving pencil or pen across paper.  It is an exploration in “seeing” in order to note what is present before your eyes.  My philosophy in drawing is to spend more time looking at the subject than in moving your pencil or pen.  Whatever emerges is your view of reality.  Materials needed: Pen or pencil, drawing paper pad (14”x17”), 1/8 “ masonite board (14”x17”).  Class begins April 4.

Wednesday  7:00-8:30 P.M.
Location: MS-304
Class Limit: 10
No. of Weeks: 4
Tuition: $26
Instructor: Adrienne Heinrich
Course Representative: Claudia Muro

EASTERN  EUROPEAN EGG DECORATING WORKSHOP

Create at least 6 eggs using the “Batik” method of egg decoration.  The Poles, Slovaks, Carpatho-Rusyns, Czechs, Russians and Lithuanians each have a special technique, pattern and color for their eggs that will be explored.  Instructor is a noted Eastern European folk artist.  PLEASE BRING ONE DOZEN HARD BOILED EGGS TO CLASS.  Tuition includes cost of materials.  Class will be held March 6.

Tuesday  6:30-8:30 P.M.
Location: MS-305
Class Limit: 12
No. of Weeks: 1
Tuition: $24
Instructor: Lawrence G. Kozlowski
Course Representative: Claudia Muro

EXPLORING WATERCOLOR

Come explore the wonderful world of watercolor painting.  All levels welcome.  We will focus on a different aspect of painting weekly.  Group and individual instruction.  Bring watercolor supplies and photos.  For supply list call Pam at 412-373-3894.  Let’s get creative.  Class begins March 5.

Monday  6:30-9:00 P.M.
Location: MS-130
No. of Weeks: 4
Tuition: $40
Instructor: Pamela Price
Course Representative: Sue Brooks

GERANIUMS IN THE WINDOW

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.  “We don’t make mistakes, we have happy accidents” (by Bob Ross), that is our motto.  Please call instructor for a list of materials, 878-670-1641.  Class begins April 2.

Monday  7:00-9:00 P.M.
Location: MS-305
No. of Weeks: 3
Tuition: $26
Instructor: Ilona Ralston
Course Representative: Sue Brooks

KNITTING, BEGINNING

Learn basic knit and purl techniques, the increase, decrease and bind 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.  Supply list will be given before first class.   Class begins March 6 at 4009 Benden Circle, Murrysville.

Tuesday   6:30-8:00 P.M.
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, 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.  Students will work on small instructional swatches as they take the mystery out of complicated patterns.   Supply list will be given before first class.   Class begins April 10 at 4009 Benden Circle, Murrysville.

Tuesday   6:30-8:00 P.M.
Class Limit: 5
No. of Weeks: 4
Tuition: $26
Instructor: Pam Flaherty
Course Representative: Laurie Eveland

KRAKOW—DOWNTOWN

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.  “We don’t make mistakes, we have happy accidents” (by Bob Ross)—that is our motto.  Please call instructor for a list of materials, 878-670-1641.  Class begins March 6.

Tuesday  6:30-9:00 P.M.
Location: MS-130
No. of Weeks: 3
Tuition: $31
Instructor: Ilona Ralston
Course Representative: Sue Brooks

OLD WORLD PALM WEAVING

Learn to weave tropical palms into crosses, crowns and more to celebrate Palm Sunday.  Explore the origins, symbolism and folklore of this Old World tradition still practiced among Italians, Mexicans, Poles, Slovaks and Lithuanians.  Instructor is a noted folklorist who has studied Eastern European and American ethnic communities over 30 years.  PLEASE BRING ONE PAIR OF SHARP SCISSORS TO CLASS.   Tuition includes cost of materials.  Class will be held March 13.

Tuesday  6:30-8:30 P.M.
Location: MS-130
Class Limit: 12
No. of Weeks: 1
Tuition: $24
Instructor: Lawrence G. Kozlowski
Course Representative: Claudia Muro

RICHELIEU EMBROIDERY FOR BEGINNERS

Bring your good humor and a listening ear.  I will teach you the old technique of Richelieu (a form of cutwork embroidery dating from the middle ages).  We will practice and then complete a small decorative doily.  Please call instructor for a list of materials, 878-670-1641.  Class begins April 30.

Monday  6:30-9:00 P.M.
Location: MS-305
No. of Weeks: 3
Tuition: $31
Instructors: Ilona Ralston
Course Representative: Sue Brooks

SPRING  FRESH FLOWER ARRANGEMENT/BOUTONNIERE/CORSAGE

Design a bright, colorful, spring arrangement that would be perfect for any spring event or to present as a floral gift for that special someone.  You will learn the fundamentals in flower care and handling, fresh floral designing, and overall design balance and harmony.  You will also learn how to make a fresh boutonniere or corsage.  Please bring a small pair of hand pruners to cut the fresh flowers.  Tuition includes cost of materials.  Class will be held March 13.

Tuesday   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

THE PASSING STORM

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 call instructor for a list of materials, 878-670-1641.  Class begins April 3.

Tuesday  6:30-9:00 P.M.
Location: MS-305
No. of Weeks: 2
Tuition: $23
Instructor: Ilona Ralston
Course Representative: Sue Brooks