FEB
3

Learn to Mosaic with Stevo Sadvary

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CLASS DESCRIPTION: Mosaics are an art form that has been around for centuries. Learn the process and techniques for mosaic art, then apply them to the item of your choosing. One project is selected at registration for the class and other materials will be available to purchase to be made in class or at home. Projects include a trivet, flower pot, stepping stone, wall art, or house number plaque.

INSTRUCTOR: Stevo Sadvary is a master of mosaic finery and textile art who comfortably inhabits this unique artistic niche in the Pittsburgh area. Stevo, who grew up in Washington county and studied weaving and textiles at Edinboro University, has lived in Pittsburgh since 1989. Stevo, the owner and principal artist of Stevo Mosaics, has completed numerous private commissions ranging from kitchen backsplashes, showers, and fireplaces to pet portraits, corporate lobby art, and commercial signage. This includes signs for Mt. Lebanon Floral and Ona. Possessing a natural talent for working closely with his clients, he intuitively tailors his commissioned designs to suit their needs and visions. He often uses Photoshop to create digital montages that assist clients in envisioning the final work of art.

SKILL LEVEL Beginner/ Intermediate

TUITION $40 (due at time of registration) + MATERIAL FEE $15 (payable to instructor) + EVENTBRITE FEE $4.28 (due at time of registration)

MATERIAL COST(S) Mosaic kits will be purchased directly from the instructor and include ONE of the following:

A trivet, flower pot, stepping stone, wall art or house number plaque. All kits also come with ceramic tiles and grout.

BRING WITH YOU TO CLASS Students do not need to provide anything for the class.

INSTRUCTOR WILL PROVIDE Instructor will have tools available for student use.

FEB
8

Beaded Beads with Olga Mihaylova

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CLASS DESCRIPTION: Learn a variation of herringbone stitch to cover a wooden bead with seed beads. We’ll make 3 beads in two different sizes for a pendant and earrings. We’ll be working with tiny beads, so don’t forget your glasses.

INSTRUCTOR: Bulgarian native, Olga Mihaylova is a prominant jewelry designer in Pittsburgh and throughout the region. She is a member of the Pittsburgh Craftsmen’s Guild and recipient of many awards for her intricate techniques and unusual designs.

SKILL LEVEL Intermediate, Some stitching experience required.

TUITION $40 (due at time of registration) + MATERIAL FEE $5 (payable to instructor) + EVENTBRITE FEE $4.28 (due at time of registration)

MATERIAL COST(S) Material kit ($5).

FEB
12

Learn to Mosaic with Stevo Sadvary

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CLASS DESCRIPTION: Mosaics are an art form that has been around for centuries. Learn the process and techniques for mosaic art, then apply them to the item of your choosing. One project is selected at registration for the class and other materials will be available to purchase to be made in class or at home. Projects include a trivet, flower pot, stepping stone, wall art, or house number plaque.

INSTRUCTOR: Stevo Sadvary is a master of mosaic finery and textile art who comfortably inhabits this unique artistic niche in the Pittsburgh area. Stevo, who grew up in Washington county and studied weaving and textiles at Edinboro University, has lived in Pittsburgh since 1989. Stevo, the owner and principal artist of Stevo Mosaics, has completed numerous private commissions ranging from kitchen backsplashes, showers, and fireplaces to pet portraits, corporate lobby art, and commercial signage. This includes signs for Mt. Lebanon Floral and Ona. Possessing a natural talent for working closely with his clients, he intuitively tailors his commissioned designs to suit their needs and visions. He often uses Photoshop to create digital montages that assist clients in envisioning the final work of art.

SKILL LEVEL Beginner/ Intermediate

TUITION $40 (due at time of registration) + MATERIAL FEE $15 (payable to instructor) + EVENTBRITE FEE $4.28 (due at time of registration)

MATERIAL COST(S) Mosaic kits will be purchased directly from the instructor and include ONE of the following:

A trivet, flower pot, stepping stone, wall art or house number plaque. All kits also come with ceramic tiles and grout.

BRING WITH YOU TO CLASS Students do not need to provide anything for the class.

INSTRUCTOR WILL PROVIDE Instructor will have tools available for student use.

FEB
17

Learn to Mosaic with Stevo Sadvary

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CLASS DESCRIPTION: Mosaics are an art form that has been around for centuries. Learn the process and techniques for mosaic art, then apply them to the item of your choosing. One project is selected at registration for the class and other materials will be available to purchase to be made in class or at home. Projects include a trivet, flower pot, stepping stone, wall art, or house number plaque.

INSTRUCTOR: Stevo Sadvary is a master of mosaic finery and textile art who comfortably inhabits this unique artistic niche in the Pittsburgh area. Stevo, who grew up in Washington county and studied weaving and textiles at Edinboro University, has lived in Pittsburgh since 1989. Stevo, the owner and principal artist of Stevo Mosaics, has completed numerous private commissions ranging from kitchen backsplashes, showers, and fireplaces to pet portraits, corporate lobby art, and commercial signage. This includes signs for Mt. Lebanon Floral and Ona. Possessing a natural talent for working closely with his clients, he intuitively tailors his commissioned designs to suit their needs and visions. He often uses Photoshop to create digital montages that assist clients in envisioning the final work of art.

SKILL LEVEL Beginner/ Intermediate

TUITION $40 (due at time of registration) + MATERIAL FEE $15 (payable to instructor) + EVENTBRITE FEE $4.28 (due at time of registration)

MATERIAL COST(S) Mosaic kits will be purchased directly from the instructor and include ONE of the following:

A trivet, flower pot, stepping stone, wall art or house number plaque. All kits also come with ceramic tiles and grout.

BRING WITH YOU TO CLASS Students do not need to provide anything for the class.

INSTRUCTOR WILL PROVIDE Instructor will have tools available for student use.

FEB
17

Abstraction and Mixed Media Painting with Scott Hunter (3-part class series)

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a three-part class series; each class is a 3-hour sessions. Registering for this class includes registration for ALL of the sessions below:

1. Saturday, February 17th, 2pm-5pm
2. Saturday, February 24th, 2pm-5pm
3. Saturday, March 3rd, 2pm-5pm

CLASS DESCRIPTION In this 3-week class we will walk through the process of creating an original abstract painting using acrylic paint and other mixed media. We will discuss composition, color choice, texture, painting technique and abstract painting concepts.

INSTRUCTOR Scott Hunter studied painting and art history at Boston University. He graduated in 1993 after a classically structured education based on intensive studio training and drawing from life. His related experience includes theatrical set design, illustration, commissioned portraits and wall murals. Scott lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is represented in many private and public collections. Scott recently had a solo exhibit at The Artsmiths, titled I Love You This Much: Figurative Paintings by Scott Hunter.

SKILL LEVEL Beginner to Intermediate

TUITION $120.00 (due at time of registration) + EVENTBRITE FEE $8.74 (due at time of registration)

MATERIALS NEEDED Please bring the following materials with you. (Materials may be purchased prior to class at art supply stores, such as Artist & Craftsman Supply, Dick Blick, Top Notch, Michaels, Pat Catan’s and larger JoAnn Fabrics stores, or online at any of the above stores, Jerry’s Artarama, Utrecht…)

• 16″ x 20″ pre-stretched canvas or canvas board

• Assorted Acrylic Paints – Suggested Starter Palette: Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Hue, Alizarin or Napthol Crimson, Phthalo Green, Cobalt Blue, Mars Black (or similar starter

• Assorted Brushes – Suggested: Nos. 2, 6, 10 Flat Bristle Brushes

• Acrylic Matte Medium

• Additional material for mixed media experimentation will be provided.

Easels are not provided. Students may bring their own tabletop or standalone easel if desired.

FEB
17

Enamel Earrings with Lindsay Huff

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CLASS DESCRIPTION Learn to enamel and leave with your own handmade earrings. We will explore opaque enamels with strings/frit or transparent enamels with hammered/stamped textures. We will also learn processes including dry sifting, stenciling, and basse taille.

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.

SKILL LEVEL Beginner

TUITION $40 (due at time of registration) + MATERIAL FEE $20 (payable to instructor) + EVENTBRITE FEE $4.28 (due at time of registration)

MATERIAL COST(S) The one-time $20 materials fee covers:

4 copper pieces/student
silver-plated or surgical steel ear wires/findings
enamel
Klyr-Fire (enamel “glue”)
use of kiln and firing tools

INSTRUCTOR WILL BRING

enameling tools
stencils
hammers

FEB
24

Abstraction and Mixed Media Painting with Scott Hunter (3-part class series)

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a three-part class series; each class is a 3-hour sessions. Registering for this class includes registration for ALL of the sessions below:

1. Saturday, February 17th, 2pm-5pm
2. Saturday, February 24th, 2pm-5pm
3. Saturday, March 3rd, 2pm-5pm

CLASS DESCRIPTION In this 3-week class we will walk through the process of creating an original abstract painting using acrylic paint and other mixed media. We will discuss composition, color choice, texture, painting technique and abstract painting concepts.

INSTRUCTOR Scott Hunter studied painting and art history at Boston University. He graduated in 1993 after a classically structured education based on intensive studio training and drawing from life. His related experience includes theatrical set design, illustration, commissioned portraits and wall murals. Scott lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is represented in many private and public collections. Scott recently had a solo exhibit at The Artsmiths, titled I Love You This Much: Figurative Paintings by Scott Hunter.

SKILL LEVEL Beginner to Intermediate

TUITION $120.00 (due at time of registration) + EVENTBRITE FEE $8.74 (due at time of registration)

MATERIALS NEEDED Please bring the following materials with you. (Materials may be purchased prior to class at art supply stores, such as Artist & Craftsman Supply, Dick Blick, Top Notch, Michaels, Pat Catan’s and larger JoAnn Fabrics stores, or online at any of the above stores, Jerry’s Artarama, Utrecht…)

• 16″ x 20″ pre-stretched canvas or canvas board

• Assorted Acrylic Paints – Suggested Starter Palette: Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Hue, Alizarin or Napthol Crimson, Phthalo Green, Cobalt Blue, Mars Black (or similar starter

• Assorted Brushes – Suggested: Nos. 2, 6, 10 Flat Bristle Brushes

• Acrylic Matte Medium

• Additional material for mixed media experimentation will be provided.

Easels are not provided. Students may bring their own tabletop or standalone easel if desired.

MAR
3

Abstraction and Mixed Media Painting with Scott Hunter (3-part class series)

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a three-part class series; each class is a 3-hour sessions. Registering for this class includes registration for ALL of the sessions below:

1. Saturday, February 17th, 2pm-5pm
2. Saturday, February 24th, 2pm-5pm
3. Saturday, March 3rd, 2pm-5pm

CLASS DESCRIPTION In this 3-week class we will walk through the process of creating an original abstract painting using acrylic paint and other mixed media. We will discuss composition, color choice, texture, painting technique and abstract painting concepts.

INSTRUCTOR Scott Hunter studied painting and art history at Boston University. He graduated in 1993 after a classically structured education based on intensive studio training and drawing from life. His related experience includes theatrical set design, illustration, commissioned portraits and wall murals. Scott lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is represented in many private and public collections. Scott recently had a solo exhibit at The Artsmiths, titled I Love You This Much: Figurative Paintings by Scott Hunter.

SKILL LEVEL Beginner to Intermediate

TUITION $120.00 (due at time of registration) + EVENTBRITE FEE $8.74 (due at time of registration)

MATERIALS NEEDED Please bring the following materials with you. (Materials may be purchased prior to class at art supply stores, such as Artist & Craftsman Supply, Dick Blick, Top Notch, Michaels, Pat Catan’s and larger JoAnn Fabrics stores, or online at any of the above stores, Jerry’s Artarama, Utrecht…)

• 16″ x 20″ pre-stretched canvas or canvas board

• Assorted Acrylic Paints – Suggested Starter Palette: Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Hue, Alizarin or Napthol Crimson, Phthalo Green, Cobalt Blue, Mars Black (or similar starter

• Assorted Brushes – Suggested: Nos. 2, 6, 10 Flat Bristle Brushes

• Acrylic Matte Medium

• Additional material for mixed media experimentation will be provided.

Easels are not provided. Students may bring their own tabletop or standalone easel if desired.


JAN
22

Learn to Mosaic with Stevo Sadvary

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CLASS DESCRIPTION: Mosaics are an art form that has been around for centuries. Learn the process and techniques for mosaic art, then apply them to the item of your choosing. One project is selected at registration for the class and other materials will be available to purchase to be made in class or at home. Projects include a trivet, flower pot, stepping stone, wall art, or house number plaque.

INSTRUCTOR: Stevo Sadvary is a master of mosaic finery and textile art who comfortably inhabits this unique artistic niche in the Pittsburgh area. Stevo, who grew up in Washington county and studied weaving and textiles at Edinboro University, has lived in Pittsburgh since 1989. Stevo, the owner and principal artist of Stevo Mosaics, has completed numerous private commissions ranging from kitchen backsplashes, showers, and fireplaces to pet portraits, corporate lobby art, and commercial signage. This includes signs for Mt. Lebanon Floral and Ona. Possessing a natural talent for working closely with his clients, he intuitively tailors his commissioned designs to suit their needs and visions. He often uses Photoshop to create digital montages that assist clients in envisioning the final work of art.

SKILL LEVEL Beginner/ Intermediate

TUITION $40 (due at time of registration) + MATERIAL FEE $15 (payable to instructor) + EVENTBRITE FEE $4.28 (due at time of registration)

MATERIAL COST(S) Mosaic kits will be purchased directly from the instructor and include ONE of the following:

A trivet, flower pot, stepping stone, wall art or house number plaque. All kits also come with ceramic tiles and grout.

BRING WITH YOU TO CLASS Students do not need to provide anything for the class.

INSTRUCTOR WILL PROVIDE Instructor will have tools available for student use.

JAN
20

Hammered Jewelry with Lindsay Huff

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CLASS DESCRIPTION: Use letter stamps and texture hammers to create one of a kind hammered jewelry. Students can create wearables including bracelets, pendants, and earrings from copper, brass, and nickel.

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.

SKILL LEVEL Beginner

TUITION $40 (due at time of registration) + MATERIAL FEE $15 (payable to instructor) + EVENTBRITE FEE $4.28 (due at time of registration)

JAN
18

Half Tila Herringbone Bracelet with Olga Mihaylova

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CLASS DESCRIPTION: Learn a simple stitch to create this beautiful bracelet using the two hole half-tila beads. A variety of colors will available to choose from.

INSTRUCTOR: Bulgarian native, Olga Mihaylova is a prominant jewelry designer in Pittsburgh and throughout the region. She is a member of the Pittsburgh Craftsmen’s Guild and recipient of many awards for her intricate techniques and unusual designs.

SKILL LEVEL Beginner

TUITION $40 (due at time of registration) + MATERIAL FEE $20 (payable to instructor) + EVENTBRITE FEE $4.28 (due at time of registration)

MATERIAL COST(S) Material kit ($20).

JAN
15

Learn to Mosaic with Stevo Sadvary

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CLASS DESCRIPTION: Mosaics are an art form that has been around for centuries. Learn the process and techniques for mosaic art, then apply them to the item of your choosing. One project is selected at registration for the class and other materials will be available to purchase to be made in class or at home. Projects include a trivet, planter pot, stepping stone, wall art, or house number plaque.

INSTRUCTOR: Stevo Sadvary is a master of mosaic finery and textile art who comfortably inhabits this unique artistic niche in the Pittsburgh area. Stevo, who grew up in Washington county and studied weaving and textiles at Edinboro University, has lived in Pittsburgh since 1989. Stevo, the owner and principal artist of Stevo Mosaics, has completed numerous private commissions ranging from kitchen backsplashes, showers, and fireplaces to pet portraits, corporate lobby art, and commercial signage. This includes signs for Mt. Lebanon Floral and Ona. Possessing a natural talent for working closely with his clients, he intuitively tailors his commissioned designs to suit their needs and visions. He often uses Photoshop to create digital montages that assist clients in envisioning the final work of art.

SKILL LEVEL Beginner/ Intermediate

TUITION $40 (due at time of registration) + MATERIAL FEE $15 (payable to instructor) + EVENTBRITE FEE $4.28 (due at time of registration)

MATERIAL COST(S) Mosaic kits will be purchased directly from the instructor and include ONE of the following:

A trivet, planter pot, stepping stone, wall art or house number plaque. All kits also come with ceramic tiles and grout.

BRING WITH YOU TO CLASS Students do not need to provide anything for the class.

INSTRUCTOR WILL PROVIDE Instructor will have tools available for student use.

JAN
13

Learn to Mosaic with Stevo Sadvary

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CLASS DESCRIPTION: Mosaics are an art form that has been around for centuries. Learn the process and techniques for mosaic art, then apply them to the item of your choosing. One project is selected at registration for the class and other materials will be available to purchase to be made in class or at home. Projects include a trivet, flower pot, stepping stone, wall art, or house number plaque.

INSTRUCTOR: Stevo Sadvary is a master of mosaic finery and textile art who comfortably inhabits this unique artistic niche in the Pittsburgh area. Stevo, who grew up in Washington county and studied weaving and textiles at Edinboro University, has lived in Pittsburgh since 1989. Stevo, the owner and principal artist of Stevo Mosaics, has completed numerous private commissions ranging from kitchen backsplashes, showers, and fireplaces to pet portraits, corporate lobby art, and commercial signage. This includes signs for Mt. Lebanon Floral and Ona. Possessing a natural talent for working closely with his clients, he intuitively tailors his commissioned designs to suit their needs and visions. He often uses Photoshop to create digital montages that assist clients in envisioning the final work of art.

SKILL LEVEL Beginner/ Intermediate

TUITION $40 (due at time of registration) + MATERIAL FEE $15 (payable to instructor) + EVENTBRITE FEE $4.28 (due at time of registration)

MATERIAL COST(S) Mosaic kits will be purchased directly from the instructor and include ONE of the following:

A trivet, flower pot, stepping stone, wall art or house number plaque. All kits also come with ceramic tiles and grout.

BRING WITH YOU TO CLASS Students do not need to provide anything for the class.

INSTRUCTOR WILL PROVIDE Instructor will have tools available for student use.

NOV
18

Victorian Lace Necklace with Maria Richmond

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CLASS DESCRIPTION  Come join us and create an stunning necklace while you build your wire skills. This is class one of “Learn Wire Wrapping with Maria Richmond” Fall 2017 six part series.  You can enroll in one class or all six.  Join Maria as she helps you learn to create your own bib-type copper spiral necklace, complete with Czech glass dangles. The techniques you’ll learn can be adapted for many other types of jewelry including earrings that may be created in class as time allows. A detailed tutorial will be provided.  Some skills or techniques to be learned:

  1. Create evenly spaced spirals
  2. Wire wrap evenly sized dangles
  3. Make your own clasps.

INSTRUCTOR  Artist Maria Richmond draws her inspiration from the possibilities she sees in ordinary objects and materials. While she plays with wire, she often envisions unique ways of combining traditional, repurposed, and found objects into her creations. She regularly teaches in Western Pennsylvania, as well as other venues. She teaches basic and intermediate techniques in a relaxed atmosphere. Her goal is to help her students find their own creative voice and the endless possibilities in the seemingly mundane.

SKILL LEVEL Confident beginner/intermediate. Must know basic wire wrapping.

TUITION  $40  (due at time of registration)  +  MATERIAL FEE  $20

NOV
18

Learn to Mosaic with Stevo Sadvary

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONMosaics are an art form that has been around for centuries. Learn the process and techniques for mosaic art, then apply them to the item of your chosing.  One project is selected at registration for the class and other materials will be available for purchase to be made in class or at home.  Projects include trivet, pot, stepping stone, wall art, or house number plaque.

INSTRUCTOR  Stevo Sadvary is a master of mosaic finery and textile art who comfortably inhabits this unique artistic niche in the Pittsburgh area.  Stevo, who grew up in Washington county and studied weaving and textiles at Edinboro University, has lived in Pittsburgh since 1989.  Stevo, the owner and principal artist of Stevo Mosaics, has completed numerous private commissions ranging from kitchen backsplashes, showers, and fireplaces to pet portraits, corporate lobby art, and commercial signage.  This includes signs for Mt. Lebanon Floral and Ona.  Possessing a natural talent for working closely with his clients, he intuitively tailors his commissioned designs to suit their needs and visions.  He often uses Photoshop to create digital montages that assist clients in envisioning the final work of art.

SKILL LEVELBeginner/ Intermediate

COST  $40  +  $15 MATERIALS FEE

NOV
17

Silver Charms Gift Making with Carol Scheftic

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CLASS DESCRIPTION  Metal clay is an amazing innovation: tiny metal particles are mixed into a moist organic binder.  It feels like clay as you texture, shape, and embellish it; then the binder is burned away at temperatures just high enough to turn what’s left into a solid metal featuring your original designs.

In this session you will make TWO fine silver charms — for yourself or to give as gifts!  You can make them into a pair of earrings, or later dangle them from a bracelet, necklace, cell phone, key ring, or wherever else strikes your fancy.

PLEASE NOTE:  Pieces will be fired after class, and available for pick-up at Artsmiths one week later.

INSTRUCTOR  For the past decade Carol Scheftic has been working with and teaching classes using a range of different “powder metallurgy” techniques.  Carol has been certified as a metal clay Artisan by Rio Grande (a major jewelry supply company and importer of the PMC-brand of precious metal clays) and accredited as an Instructor in a program organized by Hadar Jacobson (USA-based inventor, manufacturer, and distributor of a line of base metal clays).  She is a member of the Cranberry Artists Network, the Pittsburgh Society of Artists, and the International Guild of Miniature Artisans.

SKILL LEVEL  All – Beginners welcome!

COST  $40 +  $35 MATERIALS FEE

NOV
16

Bead Crochet with Olga Mihaylova

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CLASS DESCRIPTION  This is part six of Olga’s Beading Techniques Fall 2017 six part series. You can enroll in one class or all six to become a true beader.  Bead crochet is one of the most intricate of all beading techniques. It is essential that you have the right instructor to master it.  Olga is the resident expert!  Crochet experience is helpful as this project requires working with a very small stitch. Don’t forget your glasses!

INSTRUCTOR  Bulgarian native, Olga Mihaylova | Oli’s Beadwork is a prominant jewelry designer in Pittsburgh and throughout the region.  She is a member of the Pittsburgh Craftsmen’s Guild and recipient of many awards for her intricate techniques and unusual designs.

SKILL LEVEL  Intermediate to Advanced

COST  $50   +  MATERIAL FEE  $30

NOV
11

Wearable Wool Holiday Flowers with Nan Loncharich

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CLASS DESCRIPTION  This class will start with a discussion of processing and felting woven wool clothing for use.  Students will gain tips for finding inexpensive materials at thrift stores.  Using basic hand-sewing of simple shapes (no patterns needed), students will learn to make realistic flowers from recycled wool clothing such as skirts and jackets.  Students will learn how to turn flowers into pins for wearing on clothing, hats, and bags, or for display.  From a kit supplied by Nan, students complete 2-3 flowers, with accents and leaves, during the class.

INSTRUCTOR  A lifelong crafts enthusiast, Nan Loncharich is happiest with a needle in her hand. She watched her grandmothers make braided and punch-hooked rugs, and learned how to embroider, knit, crochet, and sew clothing from her mother. She stitched needlepoint as she commuted to work, toted quilts on airplanes, and now has settled in with rug hooking and wool flower making. Nan has written for Rug Hooking Magazine and is the author of Making Flowers from Wool (Stackpole Books). Nan is at work in her studio daily, making flower pins to supply Pittsburgh-area museums and specialty shops. She also regularly appears at area fiber and craft festivals, and teaches her techniques at a local community college in a hands-on, energetic style.

SKILL LEVEL  Beginner

COST  $40 + $8  MATERIALS FEE

NOV
6

Learn to Mosaic with Stevo Sadvary

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONMosaic is an art form that has been around for centuries.  Learn the process and techniques for mosaic art, then apply them to the item of your chosing.  One project is selected at registration for the class and other materials will be available for purchase to be made in class or at home.  Projects include trivet, pot, stepping stone, wall art, or house number plaque.

INSTRUCTOR  Stevo Sadvary is a master of mosaic finery and textile art who comfortably inhabits this unique artistic niche in the Pittsburgh area.  Stevo, who grew up in Washington county and studied weaving and textiles at Edinboro University, has lived in Pittsburgh since 1989.  Stevo, the owner and principal artist of Stevo Mosaics, has completed numerous private commissions ranging from kitchen backsplashes, showers, and fireplaces to pet portraits, corporate lobby art, and commercial signage.  This includes signs for Mt. Lebanon Floral and Ona.  Possessing a natural talent for working closely with his clients, he intuitively tailors his commissioned designs to suit their needs and visions.  He often uses Photoshop to create digital montages that assist clients in envisioning the final work of art.

SKILL LEVELBeginner/ Intermediate

COST   $40 +  $15 MATERIALS FEE

NOV
4

Enamel Earrings with Lindsay Huff

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CLASS DESCRIPTION  Learn to enamel and leave with your own handmade earrings. We will explore opaque enamels with strings/frit or transparent enamels with hammered/stamped textures. We will also learn processes including dry sifting, stenciling, and basse taille.

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.

SKILL LEVEL  Beginner

COST  $40  +  $20 MATERIALS FEE

OCT
29

Reversible Hollow Pendant with Carol Scheftic

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CLASS DESCRIPTION  Learn to make a “lentil-shape” pendant that you’ll be proud to wear on its own, or that you can later string as a focal point in your own beaded creation. If you wish, you can also learn an interesting way to add a cubic zirconia to one side in order to increase the bling-factor on your stunning, silver creation.

PLEASE NOTE:  Pieces will be fired after class, and available for pick-up at Artsmiths one week later.

INSTRUCTOR  For the past decade Carol Scheftic has been working with and teaching classes using a range of different “powder metallurgy” techniques.  Carol has been certified as a metal clay Artisan by Rio Grande (a major jewelry supply company and importer of the PMC-brand of precious metal clays) and accredited as an Instructor in a program organized by Hadar Jacobson (USA-based inventor, manufacturer, and distributor of a line of base metal clays).  She is a member of the Cranberry Artists Network, the Pittsburgh Society of Artists, and the International Guild of Miniature Artisans.

SKILL LEVEL  ALL – Beginners welcome!

TUITION  $65 +  $55 MATERIALS FEE

OCT
23

Learn to Mosaic with Stevo Sadvary

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONMosaics have been an art for for centuries.  Learn the process and techniques for mosaic art, then apply them to the item of your chosing.  One project is selected at registration for the class and other materials will be available for purchase to be made in class or at home.  Projects include trivet, pot, stepping stone, wall art, or house number plaque.

INSTRUCTOR  Stevo Sadvary is a master of mosaic finery and textile art who comfortably inhabits this unique artistic niche in the Pittsburgh area.  Stevo, who grew up in Washington county and studied weaving and textiles at Edinboro University, has lived in Pittsburgh since 1989.  Stevo, the owner and principal artist of Stevo Mosaics, has completed numerous private commissions ranging from kitchen backsplashes, showers, and fireplaces to pet portraits, corporate lobby art, and commercial signage.  This includes signs for Mt. Lebanon Floral and Ona.  Possessing a natural talent for working closely with his clients, he intuitively tailors his commissioned designs to suit their needs and visions.  He often uses Photoshop to create digital montages that assist clients in envisioning the final work of art.

SKILL LEVELBeginner/ Intermediate

COST  $40 +  $15 MATERIALS FEE

OCT
21

Abstraction and Mixed Media with Scott Hunter (4-part class)

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a four-part class series; each class is a 3-hour sessions.  Registering for this class includes registration for ALL of the sessions below:

1.  Saturday October 21st, 2pm-5pm
2.  Saturday, October 28th, 2pm-5pm
3.  Saturday, November 4th, 2pm-5pm
4.  Saturday, November 11th, 2pm-5pm

CLASS DESCRIPTION  In this 4-week class we will walk through the process of creating an original abstract painting using acrylic paint and other mixed media.  We will discuss composition, color choice, texture, painting technique and abstract painting concepts.

INSTRUCTOR  Scott Hunter studied painting and art history at Boston University. He graduated in 1993 after a classically structured education based on intensive studio training and drawing from life. His related experience includes theatrical set design, illustration, commissioned portraits and wall murals.  Scott lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is represented in many private and public collections. Scott recently had a solo exhibit at The Artsmiths, titled I Love You This Much: Figurative Paintings by Scott Hunter.

SKILL LEVEL  Beginner to Intermediate

COST   $160.00  +  MATERIALS  See instructor’s list of materials to bring with you.

OCT
21

Make Your Own Halloween Mask with Jeff Brunner

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CLASS DESCRIPTION  Halloween is here! Using paper mache and brightly colored papers, students will build and design their own masks. Masks may be worn for the holiday or can be made simply for decoration – or both!

Media and techniques used will include: papier-mâché and collage.

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.

AGE LEVELChildren ages 7+

COST  $25   +  $5  per mask MATERIALS FEE

OCT
19

Right Angle Weave Bracelet by Olga Mihaylova

CLASS DESCRIPTION  This is part five of Olga's Beading Techniques Fall 2017 six-part series. You can enroll in one class or all six to become a true beader.  Learn the basic right angle weave stitch and then embellish it with Swarovski crystals to make this sparkling bracelet just in time for the holidays! A great beginner project! INSTRUCTOR  Award-winning artist, Olga Mihaylova | Oli's Beadwork. SKILL LEVEL  Beginner TUITION  $40  +  MATERIAL FEE  $15

CLASS DESCRIPTION  This is part five of Olga’s Beading Techniques Fall 2017 six-part series. You can enroll in one class or all six to become a true beader.  Learn the basic right angle weave stitch and then embellish it with Swarovski crystals to make this sparkling bracelet just in time for the holidays! A great beginner project!

INSTRUCTOR  Award-winning artist, Olga Mihaylova | Oli’s Beadwork.

SKILL LEVEL  Beginner

TUITION  $40  +  MATERIAL FEE  $15

OCT
19

“Being Here” Interdisciplinary Art Class with Jeff Brunner (3-part class)

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PLEASE NOTE:  This is a 3-week class; each class is a 3-hour session.  Registering for this camp includes registration for the ALL 3 CLASSES:

Thursday, October 19th, 6-9pm
Thursday, October 26th, 6-9pm
Thursday, November 2nd, 6-9pm

CLASS DESCRIPTION:  This class 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, Papier-mâché, 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.

AGE LEVEL:  18+

COST  $120 + $20 MATERIALS FEE

OCT
16

Wearable Wool Fall Flowers with Nan Loncharich

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CLASS DESCRIPTION  This class will start with a discussion of processing and felting woven wool clothing for use.  Students will gain tips for finding inexpensive materials at thrift stores.  Using basic hand-sewing of simple shapes (no patterns needed), students will learn to make realistic flowers from recycled wool clothing such as skirts and jackets.  Students will learn how to turn flowers into pins for wearing on clothing, hats, and bags, or for display.  From a kit supplied by Nan, students complete 2-3 flowers, with accents and leaves, during the class.

INSTRUCTOR  A lifelong crafts enthusiast, Nan Loncharich is happiest with a needle in her hand. She watched her grandmothers make braided and punch-hooked rugs, and learned how to embroider, knit, crochet, and sew clothing from her mother. She stitched needlepoint as she commuted to work, toted quilts on airplanes, and now has settled in with rug hooking and wool flower making. Nan has written for Rug Hooking Magazine and is the author of Making Flowers from Wool (Stackpole Books). Nan is at work in her studio daily, making flower pins to supply Pittsburgh-area museums and specialty shops. She also regularly appears at area fiber and craft festivals, and teaches her techniques at a local community college in a hands-on, energetic style.

SKILL LEVEL  Beginner

COST  $40 + $8 MATERIALS FEE

OCT
14

Learn to Mosaic with Stevo Sadvary

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONMosaics have been an art form for centuries.  Learn the process and techniques for mosaic art then apply them to the item of your chosing.  Projects include trivet, pot, stepping stone, wall art, or house number plaque.  One project is selected at registration for the class and other materials will be available for purchase to be made in class or at home.

INSTRUCTOR  Stevo Sadvary is a master of mosaic finery and textile art who comfortably inhabits this unique artistic niche in the Pittsburgh area.  Stevo, who grew up in Washington county and studied weaving and textiles at Edinboro University, has lived in Pittsburgh since 1989.  Stevo, the owner and principal artist of Stevo Mosaics, has completed numerous private commissions ranging from kitchen backsplashes, showers, and fireplaces to pet portraits, corporate lobby art, and commercial signage.  This includes signs for Mt. Lebanon Floral and Ona.  Possessing a natural talent for working closely with his clients, he intuitively tailors his commissioned designs to suit their needs and visions.  He often uses Photoshop to create digital montages that assist clients in envisioning the final work of art.

SKILL LEVELBeginner/ Intermediate

COST  $40 +  $15 MATERIALS FEE

OCT
14

Twist of the Wrist Bracelet with Maria Richmond

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CLASS DESCRIPTION  Come join us and create an amazing ring while you build your wire skills. This is class two of “Learn Wire Wrapping with Maria Richmond” Fall 2017 three part series.  You can enroll in one class or all three.  Create an amazing bracelet base with one continuous piece of buttery soft annealed copper which you can embellish with your choice of beads.  Some skills or techniques to be learned:
1. Make evenly spaced spirals
2. Oxidize the base wire if they choose
3. How to wire wrap to attach your choice of beads

INSTRUCTOR  Artist Maria Richmond draws her inspiration from the possibilities she sees in ordinary objects and materials. While she plays with wire, she often envisions unique ways of combining traditional, repurposed, and found objects into her creations. She regularly teaches in Western Pennsylvania, as well as other venues. She teaches basic and intermediate techniques in a relaxed atmosphere. Her goal is to help her students find their own creative voice and the endless possibilities in the seemingly mundane.

SKILL LEVEL Beginner through intermediate

COST  $40 + $20  MATERIALS FEE

OCT
14

Learn Cartooning with George Broderick (3-part class)

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PLEASE NOTE:  This is a 3-week class; each class is a 3-hour session from 10am to 1:00pm.  Registering for this class includes registration for ALL THREE CLASSES:
October 14th, 10am-1pm
October 21st, 10am-1pm
October 28th, 10am-1pm

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.

AGE LEVEL  9-14

COST  $120.00  +  MATERIALS  See instructor’s list of materials to bring with you.

OCT
12

Spiral Rope Bracelet with Olga Mihaylova

CLASS DESCRIPTION  This is part four of Olga’s Beading Techniques Fall 2017 six part series. You can enroll in one class or all six to become a true beader.  Spiral Rope is a beautiful stitch that you will want to have in your beading repetoire.  It can be used with various types of beads to create pieces with a very distinctively handmade look.

INSTRUCTOR  Bulgarian native, Olga Mihaylova | Oli’s Beadwork is a prominant jewelry designer in Pittsburgh and throughout the region.  She is a member of the Pittsburgh Craftsmen’s Guild and recipient of many awards for her intricate techniques and unusual designs.

SKILL LEVEL  Beginner to Intermediate

COST  $40  +  MATERIAL FEE  $10

OCT
7

Learn Enameling with Lindsay Huff

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CLASS DESCRIPTION  Learn to enamel, and leave with your own handcrafted earrings. We will explore opaque enamels with strings/frit or transparent enamels with hammered/stamped textures. We will also learn processes including dry sifting, stenciling, and basse taille.

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.

SKILL LEVEL  Beginner

COST $40 + $20 MATERIALS FEE

OCT
5

Loom Bracelet with Olga Mihaylova

CLASS DESCRIPTION  This is part three of Olga's Beading Techniques Fall 2017 six-part series. You can enroll in one class or all six to become a true beader.  Learn the basics of bead weaving on a loom to make a cool southwestern style bracelet. INSTRUCTOR  Bulgarian native, Olga Mihaylova | Oli's Beadwork is a prominant jewelry designer in Pittsburgh and throughout the region.  She is a member of the Pittsburgh Craftsmen's Guild and recipient of many awards for her intricate techniques and unusual designs.   SKILL LEVEL  Beginner COST  $40  +  MATERIAL FEE  $35  +  LOOM DEPOSIT $30

CLASS DESCRIPTION  This is part three of Olga’s Beading Techniques Fall 2017 six-part series. You can enroll in one class or all six to become a true beader.  Learn the basics of bead weaving on a loom to make a cool southwestern style bracelet.

INSTRUCTOR  Bulgarian native, Olga Mihaylova | Oli’s Beadwork is a prominant jewelry designer in Pittsburgh and throughout the region.  She is a member of the Pittsburgh Craftsmen’s Guild and recipient of many awards for her intricate techniques and unusual designs.

SKILL LEVEL  Beginner

COST  $40  +  MATERIAL FEE  $35  +  LOOM DEPOSIT $30

OCT
1

Reversible Draped Silver Pendants with Carol Scheftic

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CLASS DESCRIPTION  Make a truly unique fine silver pendant by learning how to roll and drape thin sheets of “metal clay”.  Metal clays (PMC-brand and others) are among the newest contributions to the metalsmith’s toolkit.  One of the most interesting “metal clay” techniques, yet one that is easily performed even by absolute beginners in this medium, is to roll and texture thin sheets of clay, drape them like fabric into interesting folds, cut out an interesting shape, and add a few decorative flourishes (if desired), to end up with a unique, reversible, sterling silver (.960) art jewelry pendant.  PLEASE NOTE:  Pieces will be fired after class, and available for pick-up at Artsmiths one week later.

INSTRUCTOR  For the past decade Carol Scheftic has been working with and teaching classes using a range of different “powder metallurgy” techniques.  Carol has been certified as a metal clay Artisan by Rio Grande (a major jewelry supply company and importer of the PMC-brand of precious metal clays) and accredited as an Instructor in a program organized by Hadar Jacobson (USA-based manufacturer and distributor of a line of base metal clays).  She is a member of the Cranberry Artists Network, the Pittsburgh Society of Artists, and the International Guild of Miniature Artisans.

SKILL LEVEL  ALL – Beginners welcome!

COST  $40 +  $35 MATERIALS FEE

SEP
28

Twin Herringbone Bracelet with Olga Mihaylova

CLASS DESCRIPTION  This is part two of Olga's Beading Techniques Fall 2017 six-part series. You can enroll in one class or all six to become a true beader.  Learn an easy way to stitch wonderful two hole beads together to create an interesting herringbone pattern for this everyday bracelet. INSTRUCTOR  Award-winning artist, Olga Mihaylova | Oli's Beadwork. SKILL LEVEL  Beginner TUITION  $40  +  MATERIAL FEE  $15

CLASS DESCRIPTION  This is part two of Olga’s Beading Techniques Fall 2017 six-part series. You can enroll in one class or all six to become a true beader.  Learn an easy way to stitch wonderful two hole beads together to create an interesting herringbone pattern for this everyday bracelet.

INSTRUCTOR  Award-winning artist, Olga Mihaylova | Oli’s Beadwork.

SKILL LEVEL  Beginner

TUITION  $40  +  MATERIAL FEE  $15

SEP
25

Learn to Mosaic with Stevo Sadvary

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONLearn the process and techniques for mosaic art, then apply them to the item of your chosing.  One project is selected at registration for the class and other materials will be available for purchase to be made in class or at home.  Projects include trivet, pot, stepping stone, wall art, or house number plaque.

INSTRUCTOR  Stevo Sadvary is a master of mosaic finery and textile art who comfortably inhabits this unique artistic niche in the Pittsburgh area.  Stevo, who grew up in Washington county and studied weaving and textiles at Edinboro University, has lived in Pittsburgh since 1989.  Stevo, the owner and principal artist of Stevo Mosaics, has completed numerous private commissions ranging from kitchen backsplashes, showers, and fireplaces to pet portraits, corporate lobby art, and commercial signage.  This includes signs for Mt. Lebanon Floral and Ona.  Possessing a natural talent for working closely with his clients, he intuitively tailors his commissioned designs to suit their needs and visions.  He often uses Photoshop to create digital montages that assist clients in envisioning the final work of art.

SKILL LEVELBeginner/ Intermediate

COST  $40 + $15 MATERIALS FEE

SEP
21

Peyote Stitch Bracelet with Olga Mihaylova

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CLASS DESCRIPTION  This is part one of Olga Mihaylova’s Beading Techniques Fall 2017 six-part series. You can enroll in one class or all six to become a true beader.  Learn Peyote Stitch to create this amazing bracelet and to use in future projects.  This versatile stitch is the basis for many other projects.

INSTRUCTOR  Bulgarian native, Olga Mihaylova is a prominant jewelry designer in Pittsburgh and throughout the region.  She is a member of the Pittsburgh Craftsmen’s Guild and recipient of many awards for her intricate techniques and unusual designs.

SKILL LEVEL  Beginner

TUITION  $40 +  $20 MATERIAL FEE

SEP
16

Double Spiral Link Bracelet with Maria Richmond

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CLASS DESCRIPTION  Come join us and create a beautiful bracelet while you build your wire skills. This is class one of “Learn Wire Wrapping with Maria Richmond” Fall 2017 three-part series.  You can enroll in one class or all three.  The links we’ll make for this bracelet are very versatile. Many different gauges of wire can be used to make them, depending on the desired weight of the jewelry being created. They can be used as components in a variety of different projects and can be connected in numerous ways. We’ll also make our own clasps which can be used in other types of jewelry as well.

INSTRUCTOR  Artist Maria Richmond draws her inspiration from the possibilities she sees in ordinary objects and materials. While she plays with wire, she often envisions unique ways of combining traditional, repurposed, and found objects into her creations. She regularly teaches in Western Pennsylvania, as well as other venues. She teaches basic and intermediate techniques in a relaxed atmosphere. Her goal is to help her students find their own creative voice and the endless possibilities in the seemingly mundane.

SKILL LEVEL Beginner

COST  $40  +  $15-$24 MATERIALS FEE