Jun
19
Jun 23

SUMMER CAMP: Stained Glass with Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Center for the Arts

Week:  Monday, June 19th through Friday, June 23rd, 2017

DAILY:   12:30pm to 3:30pm

AGES:   10-14

COST:    $225

PRESENTED BY:   The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts is a non-profit community arts campus that offers arts education programs and contemporary art exhibitions.

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a week long summer camp held at The Artsmiths in Mt. Lebanon; each class is a 3-hour session from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. Registering for this camp includes registration for the full week of Monday, June 19th through Friday, June 23rd.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:  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.

INSTRUCTOR:  TBA 

MATERIALS NEEDED:  All materials are provided by the Artsmiths of Pittsburgh and costs are included in the tuition.

LUNCH:  Students who are taking the afternoon half-day Stained Glass class in addition to the morning half-day Mosaics class must bring a packed lunch unless other arrangements have been made through The Artsmiths by completing our Lunch Sign Up Form and paying the resulting fees at least one week prior to the start of camp. A limited amount of food and beverage may be available for purchase at our Koolkat Café.

Jun
26
Jun 30

SUMMER CAMP: Jewelry Design & Metalsmithing at The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh

WEEK:  Monday, June 26th through Friday, June 30th, 2017

DAILY:   9:00m to 3:30pm

AGES:   10-14

COST:    $330.00

PRESENTED BY:   The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a week long summer camp held at The Artsmiths in Mt. Lebanon; each class is a 6.5 hour session from 9am to 3:30pm.  Registering for this camp includes registration for the full week of Monday, June 26th to Friday, June 30th.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:  Explore jewelry design and metalsmithing while creating wearable masterpieces for you, your friends and your family. Create objects like pendants, bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces, and keychains. Learn the processes of enameling, etching, wire wrapping, letter stamping, hammering, embossing, and chain making.

INSTRUCTOR:  Lindsay Huff is an artist and metalsmith who creates wearable art and works primarily in enamel. Her artistic process stems from a fascination with her materials and environment. Lindsay graduated with a BFA in Metalsmithing from Syracuse University, where she began her first experiments with enameling. As an artist, Lindsay loves the act of transformation and the dialogue between certainty and uncertainty: how glass enamels react with each other, the anticipation of waiting for a piece to reveal itself after a firing, and the hammered metamorphosis of sheet metal to finished vessel.  

MATERIALS NEEDED:  All materials are provided by the Artsmiths of Pittsburgh and costs are included in the tuition.

LUNCH:  Students must bring a packed lunch unless other arrangements have been made through The Artsmiths by completing our Lunch Sign Up Form and paying the resulting fees at least one week prior to the start of camp. A limited amount of food and beverage may be available for purchase at our Koolkat Café.

Jul
3
Jul 7

Summer Camp: Intro to Sustainable Gardening with The Artsmiths

Week:  Monday, July 3rd through Friday, July 7th, 2017

Daily:   9:00am to 3:30pm

Ages:   10-14

Cost:    $285

Presented by:   The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a week long summer camp held at The Artsmiths in Mt. Lebanon; each class is a 6.5 hour session from 9am to 3:30pm.  Registering for this camp includes registration for the full week of Monday, July 3rd through Friday, July 7th EXCEPT there will be no class on Tuesday, July 4th.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:  Do you know where your food comes from? Do you want to get started learning to garden? Explore methods for sustainable agriculture from selecting seeds, nurturing your soil, caring for your gardens, and composting. Make your own take home garden planter, terrarium and composter.  Parents Note:  Your child will be bringing these items home and will want a place to use/enjoy them!

INSTRUCTOR:  Beth Hedin has a master's degree in Horticulture from Rutgers University.  She is a garden designer, an avid gardner, an accomplished weaving artist and resident baker at The Artsmiths.  In addition to Beth, several other instructors and related organizations are expected to be involved.

MATERIALS NEEDED:  All materials are provided by the Artsmiths of Pittsburgh and costs are included in the tuition.

LUNCH:  Students must bring a packed lunch unless other arrangements have been made through The Artsmiths by completing our Lunch Sign Up Form and paying the resulting fees at least one week prior to the start of camp. A limited amount of food and beverage may be available for purchase at our Koolkat Café.

Jul
10
Jul 14

SCREEN PRINTING: An Andy Warhol Museum Summer Camp

WEEK:  Monday, July 10th through Friday, July 14th, 2017

DAILY:   9:00am to 3:30pm

AGES:   14-17

COST:    $320

PRESENTED BY:   The Andy Warhol Museum is the global keeper of Andy Warhol’s legacy.

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a week long summer camp held at The Artsmiths in Mt. Lebanon; each class is a 6.5 hour session from 9am to 3:30pm.  Registering for this camp includes registration for the full week of Monday, July 10th through Friday, July 14th.

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Explore the art making processes of one of Pittsburgh’s most famous local artists, Andy Warhol.  Credited with coining the phrase “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes”, Warhol’s fascination with celebrity and fame began at an early age.  Students will investigate what inspired Warhol to create his iconic works and draw connections to today’s popular culture.  This week-long intensive is presented in conjunction with The Andy Warhol Museum’s summer exhibit—Andy Warhol: Stars  of the Silver Screen.  Students will produce their own series of prints using a variety of Warhol’s silk-screen printing methods.

INSTRUCTOR:  Eileen Viloria received her BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing along with her K-12 PA teaching certification from Edinboro University of PA in 2008. As an Artist Educator at The Andy Warhol Museum, Eileen helps facilitate tours and workshops related to Warhol's life and art making processes. Eileen’s enthusiasm to create connections and partnerships with schools and other community arts organizations has led to a wide range of teaching experiences throughout the region and abroad.  Although, teaching plays a large role in Eileen’s life and career, she feels that it is crucial to always be learning and growing.   Eileen continues to explore her own creativity with her favorite art medium, metal, and has her own sterling silver jewelry line.

MATERIALS NEEDED:  All materials are provided by the Artsmiths of Pittsburgh and costs are included in the tuition.

LUNCH:  Students must bring a packed lunch unless other arrangements have been made through The Artsmiths by completing our Lunch Sign Up Form and paying the resulting fees at least one week prior to the start of camp. A limited amount of food and beverage may be available for purchase at our Koolkat Café.

Jul
17
Jul 21

SUMMER CAMP: Kreepy Dolls with Society of Contemporary Craft

WEEK:   Monday, July 17th through Friday, July 21st, 2017

DAILY:   9am to 3:30pm

AGES:   10-14

COST:  $320.00

PRESENTED BY:  The Society for Contemporary Craft presents contemporary art in craft media by international, national and regional artists. Contemporary Craft offers cutting edge exhibitions focused on multicultural diversity and non-mainstream art, as well as a range of classes, community outreach programs, and a retail store.  

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a week long summer camp held at The Artsmiths in Mt. Lebanon; each class is a 6.5 hour session from 9am to 3:30pm.  Registering for this camp includes registration for the full week of Monday, July 17th through Friday, July 21st .

CLASS DESCRIPTION:  Explore the process of designing from your imagination with drawings and develop your vision into a 3-D figure. Then through sewing magic, creative needling, string theory, and pattern making we will bring our drawing to life as Kreepy Dolls.

INSTRUCTOR:  Daniel Baxter was born in 1980 and is a graduate of Cleveland Institute of Art 03' BFA Drawing. Daniel found an abandoned Kreepy Doll Factory to tend to, and began bringing one of a kind magic dolls to life. Later while exploring the wilderness in NYC Baxter and friends created the TV show "Food Party" for IFC. Since returning to Pittsburgh in 2010 the Kreepy Doll Factory has created toys 24 hours a day.  Baxter hopes to create "greater things than imaginable" in the future...

MATERIALS NEEDED:  All materials are provided by the Artsmiths of Pittsburgh and costs are included in the tuition.

LUNCH:  Students must bring a packed lunch unless other arrangements have been made through The Artsmiths by completing our Lunch Sign Up Form and paying the resulting fees at least one week prior to the start of camp. A limited amount of food and beverage may be available for purchase at our Koolkat Café.

Jul
24
Jul 28

SUMMER CAMP: Maker Space Camp with Matt's Maker Space

WEEK:  Monday, July 24th through Friday, July 28th, 2017

DAILY:   9:00am to 3:30pm

AGES:   10-14

COST:    $420.00

PRESENTED BY:   Matt's Maker Space is the organization founded by David and Noelle Conover on behalf of their eldest son, Matthew, who passed away in 2002 after a nine-month battle with cancer.  In October 2016, the Conovers donated $175,000 to Mt. Lebanon schools to start Matt's Maker programs in all seven elementary schools.  The organization is now working to bring Matt's Maker Spaces to children throughout the Pittsburgh area.

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a week long summer camp held at The Artsmiths in Mt. Lebanon; each class is a 6.5 hour session from 9am to 3:30pm.  Registering for this camp includes registration for the full week of Monday, July 24th through Friday, July 28th.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:  Have you been hearing about the engaging concept of Maker Space and wondering how your child can participate?  Maker Space integrates hands on learning with the concepts behind Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, i.e. STEAM!  Do you like to tinker or think beyond instructions to make something?  If so, then this Maker camp is for you!   In this camp, you will have the opportunity to create and make your own awesome creations!  This camp will involve all things STEAM!  You will work with many different materials and supplies to challenge your creativity.  Are you ready to go beyond the project and see how far you can stretch your thinking in this Maker camp?

INSTRUCTOR:  Amy Tucker has been a Mt. Lebanon School District teacher for 18 years, teaching 2nd, 4th, and 5th grades.  In addition to a bachelor's degree in elementary and special education, she also has a master's degree in Instructional Technology.  She has always loved tinkering, building, and making things, and now she does that with her own two children, as well as her students.  She has attended several maker space workshops and been awarded grant money for implementing a maker station in her classroom.   

MATERIALS NEEDED:  All materials are provided by the Artsmiths of Pittsburgh and costs are included in the tuition.

LUNCH:  Students must bring a packed lunch unless other arrangements have been made through The Artsmiths by completing our Lunch Sign Up Form and paying the resulting fees at least one week prior to the start of camp. A limited amount of food and beverage may be available for purchase at our Koolkat Café.

Jul
31
Aug 4

SUMMER CAMP: Creature Design with Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Center for the Arts

WEEK:  Monday, July 31st through Friday, August 4th, 2017

DAILY:   9:00am to 3:30pm

AGES:   10-14

COST:    $320

PRESENTED BY:   The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts  is a non-profit community arts campus that offers arts education programs and contemporary art exhibitions.

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a week long summer camp held at The Artsmiths in Mt. Lebanon; each class is a 6.5 hour session from 9am to 3:30pm. Registering for this camp includes registration for the full week of Monday, July 31st through Friday, August 4th.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:  Take a character from concept to completion as you transition from 2D sketches to a 3D maquette. Explore how concepts such as texture and proportion evolve from marks on paper to a sculpture in the round. Finish the week using professional materials such as polymer clay and airbrush paint to create a realistic model of your devised creature.

MATERIALS NEEDED:  All materials are provided by the Artsmiths of Pittsburgh and costs are included in the tuition.

LUNCH:  Students must bring a packed lunch unless other arrangements have been made through The Artsmiths by completing our Lunch Sign Up Form and paying the resulting fees at least one week prior to the start of camp. A limited amount of food and beverage may be available for purchase at our Koolkat Café.

Aug
7
Aug 11

SUMMER CAMP: Cave Drawings to Graffiti with Society for Contemporary Craft

WEEK:   Monday, August 7, 2017 through Friday, August 11, 2017

DAILY:   9am to 3:30pm

AGES:   10-14

COST:  $320.00

PRESENTED BY:  The Society for Contemporary Craft presents contemporary art in craft media by international, national and regional artists. Contemporary Craft offers cutting edge exhibitions focused on multicultural diversity and non-mainstream art, as well as a range of classes, community outreach programs, and a retail store.  

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a week long summer camp held at The Artsmiths in Mt. Lebanon; each class is a 6.5 hour session.  Registering for this camp includes registration for the full week of Monday, August 7th through Friday, August 11th.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:  Travel through time and history. Explore man’s history of communication from cave drawings and Egyptian Hieroglyphics to graffiti and graphic novels from around the world. Participants will learn how people communicate not only before computers but before written language! What is the talking drums saying?  How did cave men use graffiti to tell their stories? How were tattoos a messenger’s tool? Just what were those Egyptians telling us?

Create scrolls, and tablets from handmade paper manufactured by participants from a variety of natural and recycled materials.  Be inspired by the natural and recyclable materials in our world and from our community. Participants will compare scientific processes, whilst manufacturing their own writing/drawing surfaces.

Then they will convert these materials into a variety of sheets of handmade paper embellishing these “walls and scrolls” with a variety of different surface design techniques creating an “urban cave installation” as well as one of a kind books to tell their own stories.  All papers created will be embedded with locally sourced seeds so that they may be planted after the residency improving the community and varied landscapes from which the papermaking materials originally came.

INSTRUCTOR: Katy DeMent

“For my entire life, I have been a working artist, organic gardener, and beekeeper.  I create handmade paper as a means to an end. Paper art works take the form of: art lighting, shadow box, stationary, books and sculptures all crafted from sustainably collected plants, recycled and invasive fibers.  Although I did study Art History, psychology, and costume design, I learned much more on the bus and in the park. Observation, deconstruction, collection and categorization of found materials reveal clues into their histories that lead to reuse.”

MATERIALS NEEDED:  All materials are provided by the Artsmiths of Pittsburgh and costs are included in the tuition.

LUNCH:  Students must bring a packed lunch unless other arrangements have been made through The Artsmiths by completing our Lunch Sign Up Form and paying the resulting fees at least one week prior to the start of camp. A limited amount of food and beverage may be available for purchase at our Koolkat Café.

Aug
14
Aug 18

SUMMER CAMP: "Being Here" Interdisciplinary Art Camp with The Artsmiths

Week:  Monday, August 14th through Friday, August 18th, 2017

Daily:  9:00am to 3:30pm

Ages:   14-17

Cost:    $320

Presented by:   The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a week long summer camp held at The Artsmiths in Mt. Lebanon; each class is a 6.5 hour session.  Registering for this camp includes registration for the full week of Monday, August 14th through Friday, August 18th.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:  This camp will focus on how one inhabits the place they call home: the house, the neighborhood, and the city; family and friends that make-up and enhance that space; memories of how home and its inhabitants have changed over time; and one’s aspirations for a future within and beyond that space and community. Projects will include creating a portrait of one’s home, building a map of one’s neighborhood, sketchbook exercises in response to daily observations and prompts, writing a story reflecting on a favorite experience from one’s past, and creating a memory jug using found objects. Media and techniques used will include: paints, drawing tools, photography (cell phone), photo transfer, collage, sculpture, paper mache, and walking art.

INSTRUCTOR:  After not creating work for over ten years following his undergraduate experience, Jeff Brunner was afraid of losing the creative momentum that he gained while working on a recent project. In 2012, he committed himself to create an illustration a day and 365 Critters was born. Since then he has exhibited widely in the area, participating in events like Handmade Arcade and Three Rivers Arts Festival, where he was awarded an emerging artist scholarship in 2014. Jeff also has also lead workshops and taught at Union Project, Pittsburgh Center for th Arts, and The Mattress Factory. Prior to moving full-time as an artist, he worked as a gallery registrar, museum cataloguer, and librarian at Bucknell University, the Andy Warhol Museum, and Washington & Jefferson College, respectively. Feel free to follow his work online at heybeast.com or on social media at @heybeast12.

MATERIALS NEEDED:  All materials are provided by the Artsmiths of Pittsburgh and costs are included in the tuition.

LUNCH:  Students must bring a packed lunch unless other arrangements have been made through The Artsmiths by completing our Lunch Sign Up Form and paying the resulting fees at least one week prior to the start of camp. A limited amount of food and beverage may be available for purchase at our Koolkat Café.

Aug
21
Aug 25

SUMMER CAMP: Oil & Acrylic Painting with Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Center for the Arts

Week:  Monday, August 21st through Friday, August 25th, 2017

Daily:   9:00am to 3:30pm

Ages:   14-17

Cost:    $320

Presented by:   The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts  is a non-profit community arts campus that offers arts education programs and contemporary art exhibitions

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a week long summer camp held at The Artsmiths in Mt. Lebanon; each class is a 6.5 hour session from 9am-3:30pm. Registering for this camp includes registration for the full week of Monday, August 21st through  Friday, August 25th.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:  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.

INSTRUCTOR:  TBA

MATERIALS NEEDED:  All materials are provided by the Artsmiths of Pittsburgh and costs are included in the tuition.

LUNCH:  Students must bring a packed lunch unless other arrangements have been made through The Artsmiths by completing our Lunch Sign Up Form and paying the resulting fees at least one week prior to the start of camp. A limited amount of food and beverage may be available for purchase at our Koolkat Café.

Aug
28
Sep 1

SUMMER CAMP: Foundations of Digital Photography with Pittsburgh Filmmakers Youth Media

WEEK:  Monday, August 28th through Friday, September 1st, 2017

DAILY:   9:00am to 3:30pm

AGES:   10-14

COST:    $420

Presented by:  The Pittsburgh Filmmakers Youth Media is committed to the artist and the advancement of artistic excellence in visual arts – specifically film.

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a week long summer camp held at The Artsmiths in Mt. Lebanon; each class is a 6.5 hour session from 9am to 3:30pm. Registering for this camp includes registration for the full week of Monday, August 28th through Friday, September 1st.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:  Get beyond the automatic functions of digital photography in this hands-on camp. Learn how to master the manual functions of a digital camera while gaining an understanding for what makes for a compelling photograph. You'll learn the basics of composition and exposure while also cultivating a critical eye. Then, discover the power of Photoshop and sample a variety of digital imaging techniques while editing your work. Bring your own camera or borrow one of ours.

INSTRUCTOR:  TBA

MATERIALS NEEDED:  All materials are provided by the Artsmiths of Pittsburgh and costs are included in the tuition.  If a student has their own camera or laptop with Photoshop they can bring them to class to use and to save their work.

LUNCH:  Students must bring a packed lunch unless other arrangements have been made through The Artsmiths by completing our Lunch Sign Up Form and paying the resulting fees at least one week prior to the start of camp. A limited amount of food and beverage may be available for purchase at our Koolkat Café.


Jun
19
Jun 23

SUMMER CAMP: Mosaics with Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Center for the Arts

WEEK: Monday, June 19th through Friday, June 23rd, 2017

DAILY: 9:00am to 12:00pm

AGES: 10-14

COST: $225.00

PRESENTED BY:  The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts is a non-profit community arts campus that offers arts education programs and contemporary art exhibitions and is located at 6300 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a week long summer camp held at The Artsmiths in Mt. Lebanon; each class is a 3-hour session from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Registering for this camp includes registration for the full week of Monday, June 19th through Friday, June 23rd.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:  Design and create a decorative mosaic comprised of glass, upcycled porcelain and grout. Fashion something traditional using a wooden panel as a base or a new unique piece by combining glass and grout to create a unique frame that gives your photographs a mosaic look.

INSTRUCTOR:  TBA

MATERIALS NEEDED:  All materials are provided by the Artsmiths of Pittsburgh and costs are included in the tuition.

LUNCH:  Students who take this half-day class in the morning and the Stained Glass half-day class in the afternoon must bring a packed lunch unless other arrangements have been made through The Artsmiths by completing our Lunch Sign Up Form and paying the resulting fees at least one week prior to the start of camp. A limited amount of food and beverage may be available for purchase at our Koolkat Café.

Jun
12
Jun 16

SUMMER CAMP: Learn Cartooning! with The Toonseum

WEEK:  Monday, June 12th through Friday, June 16th, 2017

DAILY:   9:00am to 3:30pm

AGES:   10-14

COST:    $320.00

PRESENTED BY:   The ToonSeum is Pittsburgh's Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art. ToonSeum is one of only three museums dedicated to cartoon art in the United States.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a week long summer camp held at The Artsmiths in Mt. Lebanon; each class is a 6.5 hour session from 9am to 3:30pm.  Registering for this camp includes registration for the full week of Monday, June 12th through Friday, June 16th.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:  Learn the basics of cartooning in this course with professional cartoonist/illustrator George Broderick, Jr. From creating original characters using basic, simple shapes to inking, lettering and coloring your drawings for that “professional” touch, the next GREAT comic character could be just a few pencil lines away.

INSTRUCTOR:  George Broderick began cartooning at age five when he peddled drawings of Mighty Mouse, Woody Woodpecker and Popeye from the back of his little red wagon to the unsuspecting neighborhood moms for a nickel a sketch. He has worked as a professional in comics since 1982. Since then, he has written stories for DC Comics, Marvel Comics and handled both scripting and editing on the LOST IN SPACE and QUANTUM LEAP comic books for Innovation Publishing and editing on LOST IN SPACE: Voyage to the Bottom of the Soul for Bubblehead Publishing.

MATERIALS NEEDED:  All materials are provided by the Artsmiths of Pittsburgh and costs are included in the tuition.

LUNCH:  Students must bring a packed lunch unless other arrangements have been made through The Artsmiths by completing our Lunch Sign Up Form and paying the resulting fees at least one week prior to the start of camp. A limited amount of food and beverage may be available for purchase at our Koolkat Café.