a word from Society for Contemporary Craft (SCC) was founded in 1971 by Elizabeth Rockwell Raphael in the belief that contemporary
artists had new things to say with traditional materials and that they needed wider opportunities to exhibit and sell their work. Since then SCC has organized more than 220 exhibitions, created strong educational and community outreach programs, established a satellite gallery and a permanent collection, and developed a growing retail business.
o u r m i ss i o n to engage the public in the creative experience through contemporary craft
Visiting Artists Visiting artist instructors are indicated throughout the catalogue by this symbol H. Their home city/state/country is listed after their name.
General program support provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset District, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Elizabeth R. Raphael Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, and many other foundations, corporations and individuals like you.
our director Dear Friends, While Pittsburgh’s winters have earned a reputation for being harsh and seemingly endless, many among us find them to be equally inspiring. The still quiet that follows a snowfall, cozy Sunday afternoons spent with a book, and the season’s innate ability to arouse introspection can all conspire to ignite the creative spark. This winter’s Studio courses and workshops at SCC have been designed to nurture that spark and to celebrate the creative process. On February 3, our next exhibition in the Raphael Prize series, Transformation 8: Contemporary Works in Small Metals, opens with selections from 33 artists who are among the most versatile and talented working within the field today. Our enthusiasm for showcasing their creativity is matched by their passion for the medium, and their talent for sharing that passion with others. Within this catalogue are opportunities to work alongside many of them. Through The Studio we offer not only the ability to view remarkable works of art, but also a way to step into the very center of this fascinating world by meeting the artists who produce them. And even if you’re not inclined to make something, you can register for a new series of classes called Meet a Maker. These experiences allow you to talk directly with contemporary artists to explore their creative processes, learn what inspires them, and find out how they go about taking that inspiration into form. Raphael Prize finalist Bob Ebendorf is among the truly exceptional nationally known artists who will be teaching in The Studio this year. Don’t miss your chance to meet him! A seminal figure in the metals and jewelry field, Bob’s relationship with SCC spans three decades, dating back to his earliest days as a maker. He subsequently has taught and influenced a generation of artists, and continues to be a leading influence on the craft field. Many established and emerging artists who have exhibited at SCC have studied under his tutelage including another 2011 Raphael Prize finalist Daniel DiCaprio and our own Store Merchandise Coordinator Sharon Massey. In my opinion, there’s no better use of a winter’s weekend than spending it with a truly original thinker such as Bob Ebendorf, who has the gift of helping us see in unexpected new ways (and is also one of the most accessible artists you’ll ever meet). Whether you are a maker or just an enthusiastic student of the world, this season’s Studio classes offer kindling that will ignite your creative spark and keep those wintry winds at bay. So take a moment now to read through the amazing offerings in this catalogue, and then register right away before your favorite class is full. All best, Janet L. McCall Executive Director email@example.com
exhibition & store hours
mon. – sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Try It . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Fiber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-17
Duct Art Introduction to Knitting Etching Pysanky: Ukrainian Easter Egg Writing Woodturning Enameling
Felt Puppets Freeing Motion: Machine Embroidery That Goes Beyond Felting Large & Small Personal Story Quilts Contemporary Twining Basketry Workshop Remix Your Wardrobe Altered Readymades: Bags Silkscreen Picnic Shibori Silk Scarves Airy Fairy Scarf Resist Dyed Mokume Bark Scarf Resist Dyeing on Hand Felted Wool & Bookbinding Felt Brooch Class Where Did You Get That Bag! Reusable Canvas Totes Needle Felting: A New Adventure Kool-aid Dyeing & Burnout Fabrics Screen Printing Demystified
Metal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9 No Kiln? No Problem. Firing PMC the DIY Way Belt Buckles: Keep Your Pants On Tag, Badge & Jewelry as Personal Adornment A Charm That Says Something Champlevé Metals Studio Bench Sessions Hanging Felt & Silver Earrings Felt Bead with Metal End Caps Metal Inlay PMC Box with Innovative Textures Silver PMC Whistles Decals for Enameling Nature Jewelry from Bronze & Copper Metal Clay Color on Metal The Enameled Garden: Form & Color "You Can't Wear That!" Expanding Jewelry Skills: Lesser-Known Techniques for Jewelers Enhancing Metalworking Skills for Jewelry Raku Enameling Workshop
Contemporary Creativity Symposium . . . . . . . . 9 How many ways can you say 'I Love You'?
Wood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-12 Intermediate Woodworking: Little Boxes Wood Ring Turning Platters & Shallow Bowls Lathe Fundamentals Open Wood Studio Woodturned Pens Japanese Traditional Tea Scoop Workshop & Chanoyu Ceremony Woodturned Eggs Relief Printmaking
Book Arts & Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Beyond a Book's Boundaries Vintage Valentines Rooftops: A Family Memory Paste Paper Forever! Paste Paper Now Alternative Surfaces: Creating a Gourd Book Colorful Carousel Books
Mixed Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-27 Articulated Sculpture: Puppets, Toys & Mobiles Jewelry Fundamentals I: Strings & Dangles Remake/Making Art with Reclaimed Materials Jewelry Fundamentals II: Chains & Wire Wrap Glass Beads: Dot, Dot, Dot… Freeform Wire Jewelry Basics Dagger Necklace Tin Can Collage Puppet Festival Beaded Bead Bracelet Hollow Forms with Polymer Clay Stencil-Transfer for Paper & Fabric Ceramic Embellishments Stringing Me Along Wire Crochet Adjustable Necklace Wire Crochet Adjustable Necklace – Advanced Techniques Painting in Clay Elizabeth Taylor Bracelet Just Fritting Around Introduction to Mixed Media Encaustic Pueblo Coil Pottery Nefertiti Necklace Advanced Encaustic Shape of Things to Come
Meet a Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Art of Whiskey Linda Tafoya-Sanchez
t r y it! Try something new! These mini workshops offer an initial opportunity to explore contemporary craft or for experienced makers a chance to try a new medium. The tuition includes the materials fee.
Duct Art [T012212] date & time: Sunday, January 22 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. instructor: Samantha Braga Create duct tape wallets, phone cases, mp3 holders and more. Craft quirky items, customized with different colors and patterns of duct tape. Tuition: $30
Introduction to Knitting [T021212]
date & time: Sunday, February 12 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Pysanky: Ukrainian Easter Egg Writing [T031512] date & time: Thursday, March 15 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. instructor: Michael Kapeluck Pysanky writing is the ancient Ukrainian art of decorating eggs using a batik or wax resist technique. An iconographer and member of the Ukrainian community of Carnegie, Michael Kapeluck will teach participants how to create multi-colored Easter eggs with hot beeswax and dye. Tuition: $45
instructor: Amy DiPlacido, SCC Store artist Students who have never ventured into the realm of knitting will be taught the basic techniques: cast on, knit pearl and cast off. Leave with a knitted sample and knowledge you can apply to more advanced projects. Tuition: $45
date & time: Thursday, March 1 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
date & time: Tuesday, April 17 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
instructor: Sharon Massey Learn to etch patterns, designs, images and text into copper, brass, nickel and steel in this workshop. A variety of resist options will be used to create the imagery and ferric chloride will be used as the mordant. Safer than traditionally used acids, ferric chloride creates a clean etch without undercutting. Etched surfaces can be used in a variety of applications, including basse-taille enamel, jewelry fabrication, roll-printing on silver and more. Tuition: $60
instructor: Lindsay Huff If you've always been curious about enameling, here's the perfect chance to try it. You'll spend an evening in the metals studio and emerge with ready-to-wear enamel art jewelry. Basic enameling history, safety and techniques will be covered. Tuition: $45
date & time: Saturday, March 17 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. instructor: Turners Anonymous Students get an introduction to the lathe as they create a small wooden honey dipper. Tuition: $30
Jewelry Fundamentals I: Strings & Dangles [MM011512]
Belt Buckles: Keep Your Pants On [M012812]
date & time: Sunday, January 15
date & time: Saturday January 28 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (one-hour lunch break)
instructor: Gerry Florida, AAP 101st Annual exhibition artist For description see page 20.
Jewelry Fundamentals II: Chains & Wire Wrap [MM012212] date & time: Sunday , January 22 instructor: Gerry Florida, AAP 101st Annual exhibition artist For description see page 21.
No Kiln? No Problem. Firing PMC the DIY Way [M012812PMC] date & time: Saturday January 28 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (bring a bag lunch) registration deadline: January 20 instructor: Donna Penoyer Here’s a great way for students to learn how to fire fine silver metal clay on their own without the need for a kiln. Students will make simple PMC projects, such as earrings or small pendants, and fire them in class with an inexpensive butane torch. The workshop will also present other jewelry techniques possible with a butane torch, such as fusing jump rings closed and joining pieces with solder. Both beginning and returning students are welcome.
registration deadline: January 20 instructor: Sharon Massey Fabricate a belt buckle of your own design in copper, brass and nickel using a combination of soldering and riveting techniques, textures and patinas. All skill levels welcome. Get your entry ready for the first ever World Championship Belt Buckle Competition deadline on February 7, 2012! Tuition: $80 (includes a $5 lab fee) Materials Fee: $25
Freeform Wire Jewelry Basics [MM012912] date & time: Sunday, January 29 instructor: Gerry Florida, AAP 101st Annual exhibition artist For description see page 22.
Sharon Massey Pittsburgh
Tuition: $80 (includes a $5 lab fee) Materials Fee: $60
m e t a l co n t ' d Robert Ebendorf Blind Justice
Tin Can Collage [MM021112] date & time: Saturday, February 11 instructor: Robert Villamagna, SCC Store artist For description see page 22.
A Charm That Says Something [M021112] Tag, Badge & Jewelry as Personal Adornment [M020512] date & time: Sunday February 5 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (bring a bag lunch)
registration deadline: January 27
H instructor: Robert Ebendorf, Transformation 8 exhibition artist visiting from Greenville, North Carolina Explore a wide range of concepts applicable to personal adornment and the narrative object. Working with traditional and alternative materials—silver, copper, wire, recycled materials, found objects—students fashion objects of personal importance, expression and adornment. This workshop also investigates the use of color and collage as design tools. Through demonstrations, lectures and hands-on projects, students discover the methods of selection, integration and assembly inherent to this limitless range of materials. Tuition: $100 (includes a $5 lab fee) Materials Fee: $15
Wood Ring [W020512] date & time: Sunday, February 5
H instructor: Daniel DiCaprio, Transformation 8 exhibition and SCC Store artist visiting from Richmond, Virginia For description see page 10.
date & time: Saturday February 11 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (one-hour lunch break) registration deadline: February 3 instructor: Sharon Massey In this class, learn the tricks that will help you pierce accurately and create a word (or short phrase) in metal. For structural reasons, your word will also be soldered to a back sheet. The resulting word can be worn as a pendant or tie tack, and could be the perfect charm for that Valentine’s Day gift. All skill levels welcome. Tuition: $80 (includes a $5 lab fee) Materials Fee: $25
Champlevé [M021812] dates & times: Saturday & Sunday February 18, 19 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (bring a bag lunch) registration deadline: February 10 instructor: Lindsay Huff Add bold color to your metalsmithing repertoire by learning the art of champlevé enameling. Champlevé is the process of wet-inlaying enamel into small troughs in the metal. Put your sawing and soldering skills to use by cutting a design in one layer of metal, soldering it to the second layer and then filling in the cells you’ve made with fused glass. Depending on your work style, expect to leave with one or two finished pieces. Tuition: $140 (includes a $10 lab fee) Materials Fee: $30
5 Metals Studio Bench Sessions [M022312]
Felt Bead with Metal End Caps [M030412]
dates & times: Thursdays February 23 & March 1, 8, 15 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Use SCC’s metals studio to work on your own metal/jewelry projects. Equipment such as jewelers' saws, hammers, bench pins, flex shafts, acetylene torches and a rolling mill, enameling kiln and brand-new Pepe Metal Shear will all be available to students during the four weekly bench sessions. Students supply their own materials (metal, wire stones, etc.).
date & time: Sunday March 4 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (one-hour lunch break)
Tuition: $120 (includes $10 lab fee), or pay as you go $45 a session
Try It: Etching [T030112] date & time: Thursday, March 1 instructor: Sharon Massey For description see page 2.
Hanging Felt & Silver Earrings [M030312] date & time: Saturday March 3 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (one-hour lunch break) registration deadline: February 24
H instructor: Thea Clark, visiting artist from
Maplewood, New Jersey, also represented in the SCC Store The opposing qualities of fiber and metal— warm versus cool, soft versus hard, flexible versus rigid—draw enthusiasts from both mediums, as well as curious beginners. Learn needle and wet felting techniques to make one-of-a-kind colorful hanging earrings from wool roving. Also learn to use pliers to form French hooks with silver wire and to use a jeweler's saw to incorporate silver tubing to add structural strength and interest. All levels welcome.
registration deadline: February 24
H instructor: Thea Clark, visiting artist from Maplewood, New Jersey, also represented in the SCC Store This class will cover tricks and tips for creating structurally sound metalwork and hard wellmade felt. First, learn to shape wool roving into beads using needle felting techniques, then to lay down color, lines and other surface treatments, followed by wet felting to full or firm the bead. Creating blends and gradations of color will also be covered. Next, learn the metal skills to punch, dap, drill and wire wrap in order to add internal support and finished end caps to your bead. Tuition: $100 (includes a $5 lab fee) Materials Fee: $30
Metal Inlay [M031012] date & time: Saturday March 10 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (one-hour lunch break) registration deadline: March 2 instructor: Karen Krieger, SCC Store artist Learn three kinds of inlay: traditional, solder inlay and a layering technique. Bring your stamped, etched and roller printed scraps (or take Etching [T030112] to create your etched and printed metal) to play and create. Intermediate level: piercing, sawing and soldering skills required. Tuition: $80 (includes a $5 lab fee) Materials Fee: $10
Tuition: $100 (includes a $5 lab fee) Materials Fee: $30
Thea Clark Felt and Silver Earrings
m e t a l co n t ' d Silver PMC Whistles [M042212] date & time: Sunday April 22 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (bring a bag lunch) registration deadline: March 13
Donna Penoyer PMC
PMC Box with Innovative Textures [M031712] date & time: Saturday March 17 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (bring a bag lunch)
registration deadline: March 9
instructor: Donna Penoyer Students will learn how to go beyond flat, simple metal clay pieces to build a closed hollow box in a custom shape, suitable for a pendant or for incorporation into beadwork. The teacher will also present her signature ideas for creating interesting and complex textures in a fun process she calls “single-roll multi-layering”. No metal clay experience is required. Tuition: $80 (includes a $5 lab fee) Materials Fee: $55
Try It: Enameling [T041712] date & time: Tuesday, April 17 instructor: Lindsay Huff For description see page 2.
instructor: Donna Penoyer Whistles are a source of mystery, surprise and delight. Using fine silver metal clay, students will learn how to make a simple hollow shape and then transform it into a darling, charmsized whistle with a sweet-sounding note. This workshop will explain how a whistle works, cover troubleshooting tips and tricks, and utilize the instructor’s tested methods for ensuring success. Some metal clay experience suggested, but beginners are welcome. Although this project is complex, Donna’s step-by-step teaching style and individual attention will ensure that even beginners will come away with a successful whistle and troubleshooting tips and tricks found nowhere else. Tuition: $80 (includes a $5 lab fee) Materials Fee: $55
Decals for Enameling [M051912] date & time: Saturday May 19 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (one-hour lunch break) registration deadline: May 11 instructor: Sharon Massey Decals are an easy way to add imagery and/ or text to vitreous enamel. In this workshop, learn to create your own custom decals using a laser printer and how to fire them into your enamel. Vintage waterslide decals will also be covered, as well as ways of creating custom decals in color. Additional techniques using graphite in enamel will be covered. Tuition: $80 (includes a $5 lab fee) Materials Fee: $25
7 Nature Jewelry from Bronze & Copper Metal Clay [M052012]
The Enameled Garden: Form & Color [M060412]
date & time: Sunday May 20 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (bring a bag lunch) registration deadline: May 11
dates & times: Monday – Thursday June 4 – 7 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (one-hour lunch break) registration deadline: May 25
instructor: Donna Penoyer Working in metal clay is a wonderful way to take inspiration from nature, capturing springtime details beautifully and easily. This workshop will utilize two inexpensive metal clays, bronze and copper, used separately or together to make pendants, charms or earrings. Two approaches will be presented: 1) impressing metal clay directly with leaves, bark, etc., to create jewelry with natural textures and 2) taking molds of natural objects such as tiny shells to create raised images and components. No experience necessary.
H instructor: Kathryn Osgood, visiting artist from Wanchese, North Carolina, also represented in the SCC Store Explore color and form in jewelry using nature as inspiration. Learn to enamel on threedimensional forms, creating colorful surfaces by layering transparent and opaque enamels and developing rich surface textures through sugar-firing enamels. Learn techniques for setting your enamel piece to create a finished jewel. We will cover metal forming techniques including shell forming, fold forming and die forming. We will also cover the use of acrylic and watercolor enamels, foils and underglazes to add detail. Techniques for setting enamels will include prong setting, tab setting, pre-soldered findings and frame setting. Previous metalworking experience is helpful, but all levels are welcome.
Tuition: $80 (includes a $5 lab fee) Materials Fee: $60
Color on Metal [M060212] dates & times: Saturday & Sunday June 2, 3 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (one-hour lunch break) registration deadline: May 25
Tuition: $400 (includes a $20 lab fee) Materials Fee: $30
H instructor: Kathryn Osgood, visiting artist from Wanchese, North Carolina, also represented in the SCC Store Add color to your jewelry and metalwork! Explore color through the use of traditional and alternative methods of color on metal including patinas, resin, image transfer, color pencil and torch fired enamel. In this class we will experiment with color as a means of surface enrichment and personal expression. Each student will produce textured color pencil earrings and a color resin pendant.
Kathryn Osgood Ocean Flower Photo by Robert Diamante
Tuition: $200 (includes a $10 lab fee) Materials Fee: $15
Things Are About to Get Out of Hand! Make plans to join us Saturday, April 14 as we celebrate our 40th anniversary with the 2012 Out of Hand benefit event. Out of Hand has become one of the year's most eagerly anticipated affairs, providing guests with the opportunity to enjoy and purchase truly remarkable, one-of-a-kind works of art and experiential packages. For information and tickets, call 412.261.7003, x12.
m e t a l co n t ' d One-on-One: “You Can’t Wear That!” [M070712] dates & times: Saturday & Sunday July 7, 8 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (bring a bag lunch) registration deadline: June 29
H instructor: Dauvit Alexander, visiting artist from Glasgow, Scotland A two-day workshop, for young artists ages 12 to 16, to promote creativity and awareness of environmental issues related to craft practices. Each participant will learn some basic jewelry craft skills and will complete at least one piece of jewelry, which can be taken away at the end of the course. The participants will be encouraged to think about environmental issues, especially recycling, in a discursive and non-prescriptive way, leading to the development of creative responses to the issues raised.
Tuition: $200 (includes a $10 lab fee) Materials Fee: $35
Private lessons in many media can be arranged upon request. Students, of all ages and skill levels, will discuss their goals with the instructor prior to the lesson to ensure a productive experience. Private lessons are $50 per hour, with a two-hour minimum.
Expanding Jewelry Skills: Lesser-Known Techniques for Jewelers [M070912] dates & times: Monday – Friday July 9 – 13 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (bring a bag lunch) registration deadline: June 29
H instructor: Dauvit Alexander, visiting artist from Glasgow, Scotland This five-day workshop will look at lesserknown metalsmithing techniques. The workshop aims to introduce the participants to techniques they may not have tried before, as well as new ways of doing more traditional techniques. This workshop is intended for practicing jewelers of any level, either “hobbyist” or professional, who wish to expand their repertoire of techniques or who are looking to find new ways of working within their existing practices. Participants should bring along examples of their existing work and be prepared to discuss these with the group. This set of workshops concentrates on the production of samples, rather than finished works. Tuition: $450 (includes a $25 lab fee) Materials Fee: $60
Dauvit Alexander Cog
9 July 13-15 Rio Grande PMC Certification weekend workshop at SCC; www.riogrande.com for information and registration.
Raku Enameling Workshop [M081912] date & time: Sunday August 19 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (one-hour lunch break) registration deadline: August 11
Enhancing Metalworking Skills for Jewelry [M071612] dates & times: Monday & Tuesday July 16, 17 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (bring a bag lunch) registration deadline: June 11
H instructor: Dauvit Alexander, visiting artist from Glasgow, Scotland This two-day workshop looking at three areas of jewelry practice and introducing enhanced skills is aimed at people who already have some limited metalworking experience. The teaching will proceed by demonstration and student practice of special interest to the individual participant. This class is especially great for university or high school students that are considering majors in metalsmithing.
instructor: Lindsay Huff Where there’s smoke, there’s Raku… Learn how to adapt this dynamic and unpredictable ceramics technique to enamel. Students will learn basic sifting techniques using opaque and transparent enamels, and then transform their projects with the help of leaves, sawdust and other combustible materials. No metalsmithing or enameling experience necessary. Tuition: $80 (includes a $5 lab fee) Materials Fee: $30
Tuition: $200 (includes a $10 lab fee) Materials Fee: $45 Dauvit Alexander I Put a Spell on You
contemporary creativity symposium How many ways can you say ‘I Love You’? [MaM020312] dates & times: Friday & Saturday February 3: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. February 4: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. instructors: Dana Sperry and Natalya Pinchuk Sperry and Pinchuk will lead a day and a half long idea generation workshop that asks a simple question: How many different, fresh and unconventional ways can you say “I Love You” with jewelry? Participants will leave this workshop with unusual and unique answers to jewelry design. These answers will be in drawing, writing and primitive model format, acting as fuel for future development. This symposium coincides with the opening of the Transformation 8 exhibition, and participants will include Transformation 8 artists Robert Ebendorf and Daniel DiCaprio. Don't miss this one-time opportunity to learn with some of the leading metalsmiths working in the field today. Tuition: $150 Materials Fee: $5
wood Daniel DiCaprio Orifice Rings
Intermediate Woodworking: Little Boxes [W012212] date & time: Sunday January 22 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (one-hour lunch break)
date & time: Sunday February 5 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (one-hour lunch break) registration deadline: January 27
instructor: Brian Ferrell, SCC exhibiting and Store artist Students will construct a small wooden box with either a hinged or slotted lid. A variety of joinery techniques will be taught. Ferrell was honored with a solo exhibition at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater in 2008 and from October 14 to December 4, 2011 had a solo exhibition at the SCC Satellite Gallery at BNY Mellon Center. *Some previous woodworking experience is required.
H instructor: Daniel DiCaprio, Transformation 8 exhibition and SCC Store artist visiting from Richmond, Virginia During this class students will carve rings from blocks of ebony. DiCaprio is known for his compelling combinations of wood and metal. Learn how to make rings fit and how to hand carve your designs with files, rasps and burs. With this class students will gain the basic knowledge to get started carving wooden jewelry, as well as an introduction to combining wood and metal in their work.
Tuition: $80 (includes $5 lab usage fee) Materials Fee: $30
Tuition: $100 (includes $5 lab usage fee) Materials Fee: $10
registration deadline: January 13
Wood Ring [W020512]
Turning Platters & Shallow Bowls [W021212] date & time: Sunday February 12 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (one-hour lunch break) registration deadline: February 3 instructor: Dan Kuhn, SCC Store artist Students will use a wide range of tools and techniques in the process of turning medium to large platters and shallow bowls. Proper ways of sharpening and using scrapers and gouges, as well as sanding, will be the main focus of tool work. We will also discuss how to choose the right wood for the job. Students will finish with at least one piece to take home and sand. Tuition: $80 (includes $5 lab usage fee) Materials Fee: Students may bring their own wood (8 inches in diameter or larger) or purchase wood from the instructor (fees are variable depending on size and type of wood)
Lathe Fundamentals [W021912] date & time: Sunday February 19 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Open Wood Studio [W022312] dates & times: Thursdays February 23 & March 1, 8, 15 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. registration deadline: February 16 instructor: Linda VanGehuchten, AAP 101st Annual exhibition artist Use SCC’s Wood Studio to work independently on your own woodturning projects. Power equipment such as lathes, table and band saws, and a drill press, as well as various hand tools will be available to students during the four weekly Open Wood Studios. Experienced woodworkers will have the opportunity to use the studio to develop their turning and carpentry skills. *Students must provide their own raw materials. Tuition: $120 (includes $20 lab fee) or pay as you go $45 a session
Woodturned Pens [W030412] date & time: Sunday March 4 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (bring a bag lunch) registration deadline: February 24
registration deadline: February 10 instructor: Dan Kuhn, SCC Store artist Students will learn simple techniques for using the lathe and tools. Process and safety issues will be addressed as well as tools and techniques. Students will walk away with an understanding of lathe operation and safety, and will have a few small pieces to show for it. Get a start on the lathe and come back for more during the Open Studio. Tuition: $60 (includes $5 lab usage fee) Materials Fee: $20
instructor: Linda VanGehuchten, AAP 101st Annual exhibition artist Create two types of pens. Start with a solid introduction to turning techniques on the lathe. Students will turn a block of wood and then complete a simple pen using a bic style pen insert. To create the second more advanced pen, students will learn to use a pen mandrel to turn pen parts, to do high polish finishes and how to assemble their pens. Tuition: $65 (includes $5 lab usage fee) Materials Fee: $20
The Studio Winter Celebration Join us for an Open House to celebrate the New Year in The Studio at Contemporary Craft on Saturday, January 14, 2012, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. All are welcome!
w o o d co n t ' d Crafted Japanese Traditional Tea Scoop Workshop & Chanoyu Ceremony [W031012] date & time: Saturday March 10 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. registration deadline: March 2 instructors: Tadao Arimoto, SCC Store artist, and Yoko Motoyama Experience the Japanese Culture of Tea! Students will learn about the ancient tradition of the Tea Ceremony as they shape their own bamboo tea scoops with artist Tadao Arimoto. The bamboo will be split with an ax, thinned with a chisel, heated to bend into a scoop and cooled in water to hold its shape. The workshop will conclude with a Chanoyu Tea Ceremony performed by Yoko Motoyama. There are limited spaces available for participants to share the Chanoyu Ceremony with their guests. Tuition: $80, Chanoyu guests are an additional $15 each Materials Fee: $10
Woodturned Eggs [W031112] date & time: Sunday March 11 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (bring a bag lunch)
registration deadline: March 2
instructor: Linda VanGehuchten, AAP 101st Annual exhibition artist Create wooden eggs on the lathe in this introductory woodturning class. The eggs may also be texturized and colored on the lathe. Tuition: $65 (includes $5 lab usage fee) Materials Fee: $5
Linda VanGehuchten Woodturned Eggs
Save Wednesday, February 8, 5:30 to 8 p.m., for CRAFTED: A Collectors' Series, now in its second year, and in 2012 celebrating the irresistible combination of wine, chocolate and glass, just in time for Valentine's Day. For more information, contact The Store at 412.261.7003, x16 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 19-21 Weekend Workshop at SCC with John Jordan sponsored by Turners Anonymous; www.turnersanonymous.org for information and registration.
Relief Printmaking [W061012] date & time: Sunday June 10 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (one-hour lunch break) registration deadline: June 1 instructor: Andrew Scott Relief printing is one of the oldest forms of printing. Learn to carve into the surface of a block of linoleum or wood and apply ink to transfer your carved images onto paper, creating striking black-and-white artworks. Relief printing is a versatile medium that will allow students to work in either loose, expressive marks or controlled, precise lines. Tuition: $70 (includes $5 lab usage fee) Materials Fee: $20
Felt Puppets [F011112] dates & times: Wednesday & Thursday January 11, 12 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. instructor: Sandy Trimble, SCC Museum School Partnership artist A whimsical workshop for creating puppets from pre-felt, using wet felting and needle felting techniques. Students will sew two pieces of pre-felt together to form the body of the puppet. After wet felting the body to size, students will embellish their puppets using needle felting. Tuition: $70 Materials Fee: $15 for one puppet/$25 for two
Freeing Motion: Machine Embroidery That Goes Beyond [F011412] dates & times: Saturday & Sunday January 14, 15 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (one-hour lunch break)
H instructor: Leisa Rich, visiting artist from Atlanta, Georgia Learn the creative technique of free motion machine embroidery on various surfaces. Machine embroidery can transform purchased and found materials from flat to dimensional, smooth to textural, and turn the common into dynamic. Rich, a sculptor and artist who employs fiber, surface design, hand and machine stitching, obtainium (found materials), and a variety of other unusual techniques and materials in her 2-D and 3-D constructions and installations, will share her various inspiring and creative techniques with students. *Participants must supply their own sewing machine with a free motion embroidery or darning foot. Tuition: $200 Materials Fee: $5
Felting Large & Small [F012212] date & time: Sunday January 22 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (bring a bag lunch) registration deadline: January 16 instructor: Natalya Pinchuk, a member of the jurors’ panel, SCC 2011 Raphael Founder's Prize This short workshop will introduce students to the processes of wool dying and dry and wet felting. Students will learn how to combine the two approaches in order to go beyond the flat format and expand into the three-dimensional hollow and solid forms. Using damaged 100% wool sweaters in combination with virgin wool will be demonstrated. So, if moths feasted on your favorite wool sweater to the point of irreparable damage, do not despair! Skills learned in this workshop may be applied to future creative projects that are tiny or sculptural in scale. This workshop focuses on learning the foundation of felting and getting a solid grasp on how to construct threedimensional forms with the material. All participants will be able to try their hand at both techniques during the workshop, solidifying the covered material through hands-on experience. Tuition: $80 Materials Fee: $20
f i b e r co n t ' d Personal Story Quilts [F012912] date & time: Sunday January 29 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (bring a bag lunch) registration deadline: January 20 instructor: Tina Brewer, SCC Museum School Partnership artist and AAP 101st Annual exhibition artist Quilting is a unique art form that often tells a story. In this one-day retreat experience, students will work with nationally known fiber artist Tina Brewer to explore materials and techniques as they create a quilt sampler. The finished piece will incorporate cultural symbols and the participant’s personal story. Tuition: $80 Materials Fee: $15
Contemporary Twining Basketry Workshop [F021112]
date & time: Saturday February 11 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (one-hour lunch break) registration deadline: February 3
H instructor: Ann Coddington Rast, SCC exhibiting artist visiting from Champaign, Illinois In this workshop, the basketry technique of twining will be introduced. Participants will create a sculptural twined form using waxed linen and spring twine. In conjunction with this, students will engage in a discussion on conceptual aspects of contemporary fiber structures. Questions such as these will be addressed in the workshop: What types of forms can be made with twining? What are various methods of starting a twined piece? What are variations on twined stitches? How do artists investigate meaning through fibers? What types of themes are explored? What do you hope your work will communicate? *Previous knowledge with fibers is helpful, for example knitting or basketry experience. Tuition: $100 Materials Fee: $35
Chad Alice Hagen Airy Fairy Scarf
Try It: Introduction to Knitting [T021212] date & time: Sunday, February 12 instructor: Amy DiPlacido, SCC Store artist For description see page 2.
Hanging Felt & Silver Earrings [M030312] date & time: Saturday, March 3
H instructor: Thea Clark, visiting artist from Maplewood, New Jersey, also represented in the SCC Store For description see page 5.
Felt Bead with Metal End Caps [M030412] date & time: Sunday, March 4
H instructor: Thea Clark, visiting artist from Maplewood, New Jersey, also represented in the SCC Store For description see page 5.
Remix Your Wardrobe [F031812] date & time: Sunday March 18 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (bring a bag lunch) registration deadline: March 9 instructor: Jennie Canning, SCC Store artist Learn to remix old garments into new works of wearable art. In this class you will deconstruct and reconstruct a shirt; changing its shape and making it into accessories, a dress or skirt. You will learn to take garments apart and turn them into almost anything. Start with a T-shirt, but who knows where it will end. Tuition: $65 Materials Fee: $15
15 Altered Readymades: Bags [F032412] date & time: Saturday March 24 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (bring a bag lunch) instructor: Casey Droege, SCC Dreaming Pillow Project artist, also represented in the SCC Store Don’t throw out those favorite old clothes! Transform them into handy tote bags using simple sewing and fabric collage techniques. Some sewing skills are helpful, but all skilllevel students are welcome. Tuition: $50 Materials Fee: $8
Silkscreen Picnic [F042812] date & time: Saturday April 28 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (bring a bag lunch) registration deadline: May 25 instructor: Jennie Canning, SCC Store artist Create a unique tablecloth and napkin set, while learning the fundamentals of silkscreening. Students will print with pre-made screens onto cotton to create a cotton tablecloth and napkin set. This is a great way to get a feel for silkscreening and walk away with a work of art for your table! Tuition: $65 Materials Fee: $30 May 5 & 6 Weekend Workshop at SCC: “Knit Anything, Not Clothing” with Adrienne Sloane, sponsored by Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh http://fiberartspgh.org/guild/ node/12 for information and registration.
Shibori Silk Scarves [F051212] date & time: Saturday May 12 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (one-hour lunch break) registration deadline: May 4 instructor: Amy DiPlacido, SCC Store artist Shibori is a Japanese term for methods of dyeing cloth by binding, stitching, folding, twisting and compressing. In this class, students will be given an introduction to immersion dyeing with prom dyes on silk. Each student will dye a silk scarf, in the arashi shibori method, which is translated as ‘wind driven rain’. Tuition: $65 Materials Fee: $25
Airy Fairy Scarf [F060212] date & time: Saturday June 2 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (bring a bag lunch) registration deadline: May 25
H instructor: Chad Alice Hagen, visiting artist
from Asheville, North Carolina One of Hagen’s most popular scarf workshops, the beautiful hand-dyed and hand-felted Airy Fairy Scarf is possibly the best scarf in the world. In some circles of wise women, it is being hailed as the Wondrous Menopause Scarf because it is both cool and warm whenever needed. Once you take this class you will have the skills and knowledge to continue to make more scarves, both larger shawl size or smaller head wrap variations, at home. Students will begin the class by picking their roving from the instructor’s hand-dyed fine Australian merino wool, and then will learn how to lay out and hand felt the full length scarf in the traditional wet felted technique. All materials provided. Tuition: $100 Materials Fee: $25
Jennie Canning Silkscreen Picnic
f i b e r co n t ' d Resist Dyed Mokume Bark Scarf [F060312] date & time: Sunday June 3 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (bring a bag lunch)
date & time: Thursday June 7 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (bring a bag lunch) registration deadline: May 31
registration deadline: May 25
H instructor: Chad Alice Hagen, visiting artist
H instructor: Chad Alice Hagen, visiting artist
from Asheville, North Carolina Join us for a fabulous, busy day creating the mysterious, incredible, full-size Bark Scarf. Students will learn to hand felt a fine merino wool needle-punch batt, dye the scarf with the secret dry powder dyeing process, and stitch with an ancient Japanese resist method called Mokume to create a bark-like design and texture. Learn the secrets of setting up a safe dye kitchen and finally resist dye your beautiful scarf in jewel-like color. Tuition: $100 Materials Fee: $25
Resist Dyeing on Hand Felted Wool & Bookbinding [F060412] dates & times: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday June 4 – 6 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (bring a bag lunch) registration deadline: May 25
H instructor: Chad Alice Hagen, visiting artist
Felt Brooch Class [F060712]
from Asheville, North Carolina Learn to felt sheets of fine Australian merino needle-punch batts. Dye Master Chad will show how to set up a safe and workable dye kitchen that can be done in your own house. Using hundreds of fascinating tools, students will be guided into the world of resist dyeing on felt. The students will create a leather-lined wrapped journal and a small 4-needle Coptic bound book, while learning about text books, patterns, gluing and closures. On day three, students will learn stitching and beading techniques to transform the resist dyed felt into small, exquisite book covers. Tuition: $300 Materials Fee: $45
from Asheville, North Carolina Make a beautiful, stitched and beaded brooch from your own hand-felted wool felt! Bring your own felt or purchase resist dyed felt from the instructor. Students will learn how to stitch, bead, prepare book board backing and professionally mount the felt to make a sturdy, wearable piece of art. Most supplies provided. Students will make 2 to 4 brooches during the class time. All levels welcome. Tuition: $100 Materials Fee: $10
Where Did You Get That Bag! Reusable Canvas Totes [F063012] dates & times: Saturday & Sunday June 30, July 1 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
H instructor: C. Pazia Mannella, SCC Artist + Kids artist visiting from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Create a set of custom designed shopping/market canvas tote bags. Much more expressive than purchased reusable bags, participants will create wearable works of art to show off. Sun painting, fabric markers, de-sticks, cut and commercial stencils, as well as fusible and hand-applied appliqué using scrap fabrics, will be combined to create interesting, spontaneous and unexpected results. Tuition: $80 Materials Fee: $25
17 Needle Felting: A New Adventure [F071312] date & time: Friday July 13 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (one-hour lunch break) registration deadline: July 6
H instructor: Briony Foy, visiting artist from Madison, Wisconsin Learn a needle-felting process that is simple and as spontaneous as drawing with a pencil or finger painting. It’s even erasable until “set” by washing! Anyone who usually works with technical or material restraints will love the freedom and playfulness of the process, but the class is not about fairies or gnomes. Through hands-on exercises and illustrated lectures, participants will learn about basic design elements, color theory, and the nature and properties of fibers and textile techniques. Tuition: $100 Materials Fee: $20
Kool-aid Dyeing & Burnout Fabrics [F071412]
Screen Printing Demystified [F081112] dates & times: Saturday & Sunday August 11, 12 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. (one-hour lunch break) registration deadline: August 3
H instructor: Kerr Grabowski, visiting artist from Bay St. Louis, Mississippi Screen printing is easy and fun. This workshop will show you how to screen print, create your own screens, choose paints/inks and how to set up a small home printing studio. Begin by constructing silkscreens from inexpensive, readily available materials and then experiment with five different stencils (paper, hot wax, wax rubbings, mylar and drawing fluid/blockout). Learn to layer images using both transparent and opaque paints. Also covered is creating a portable print table (for textiles), screen washout areas, sources for materials and choosing inks/paints. Tuition: $200 Materials Fee: $35
dates & times: Saturday & Sunday July 14, 15 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (one-hour lunch break) registration deadline: July 6
H instructor: Briony Foy, visiting artist from Madison, Wisconsin With a microwave or pot of boiling water, you can transform yarn, fabric or scarves giving both wool and silk a brilliant, permanent color. Learn burnout or devoré, a mild chemical process that dissolves or “burns away” certain fibers in the cloth where you print or paint it. On silk backed velvet it leaves transparent areas with no pile. On 100% cotton it will leave holes. With blended yarns it simply thins the fabric and lets light through. In this workshop participants will receive recipes and a variety of techniques for successfully designing and processing cloth, including using amazing dyes that result in two different colors in one simple process! Tuition: $200 Materials Fee: $35
Briony Foy 104 Kisses + or - 6 Hugs
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book arts & Beyond a Book’s Boundaries [PB011712] date & time: Tuesday January 17 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (bring a bag lunch)
H instructor: Leisa Rich, visiting artist from Atlanta, Georgia As literature further transitions from hard object to digital space, many artists are turning to methods of altering old books and crafting new books as a mode of creative expression. This workshop will focus on non-traditional structure and alternative techniques and materials. Students will go beyond the usual to build intriguing sculptural, three-dimensional art forms while experimenting with unusual found objects, mixed media, manipulated fabrics and stiffeners, digital image transfers and more to create a conceptual “book” that has depth, texture and visual interest. Tuition: $100 Materials Fee: $15
Opie & Linda O'Brien Gourd Book 2
Kathryn Carr Vintage Valentine
Vintage Valentines [PB012112] date & time: Saturday January 21 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (bring a bag lunch) registration deadline: January 18
H instructor: Kathryn Carr, visiting artist from St. Augustine, Florida, also represented in the SCC Store Learn the basics of the art of paper cutting while making your own paper cut valentine. Perfect for a gift for a loved one or to keep as a beautiful decoration for your home. Choose from a variety of templates designed by Kathryn Carr in the classic style of Scherenschnitte. Tuition: $45 Materials Fee: $10
Rooftops: A Family Memory [PB033112] date & time: Saturday March 31 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (one-hour lunch break) registration deadline: March 23 instructor: Adrienne Heinrich This workshop is a special opportunity to create art based on the rich themes of “home” and the many memories that families share. Join noted artist Adrienne Heinrich in an exploration of mixed media arts, including painting, collage, drawing and creative writing. Reinforce family traditions and memories as you create a rooftop project based on your own family memories. Tuition: $80 Materials Fee: $20
paper Paste Paper Forever! [PB051312]
19 Adrienne Heinrich Rooftops
Alternative Surfaces: Creating a Gourd Book [PB060912] dates & times: Saturday & Sunday June 9, 10 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (bring a bag lunch) registration deadline: June 1
Tuition: $50 Materials Fee: $15
H instructors: Opie and Linda O’Brien, visiting artists from North Perry, Ohio Create a miniature gourd book with a cover made from the outer shell of a hard-shelled Lagenaria gourd. The pages will be a combination of handmade Mexican amate paper, enhanced with specialty papers. Learn several hands-on techniques to complete your "tiny treasure" such as: making gourd pulp paper, woodburning, jewelers' sawing, torch-fired patinas and other decorative surface techniques for embellishing with wire, vintage bone, torch-fired copper, gourd seeds, beads and charms. Each day will be filled with myriad techniques; day one is focused on the covers and construction, while day two will be focused on the inside pages and the decorative bead strings.
Paste Paper Now [PB052012]
Tuition: $225 Materials Fee: $15
date & time: Sunday May 20 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (bring a snack)
Colorful Carousel Books [PB061612]
date & time: Sunday May 13 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (bring a snack) registration deadline: May 4 instructor: Kitty Spangler, AAP 101st Annual exhibition artist Making decorative paste paper is fast and fun in this one-day workshop geared toward all ages. The colorful textures and designs are remarkable for beginners, as well as advanced students. You will be delighted with the results and have paste paper forever, which alludes to the vast quantity one can generate in a short time to have on hand for future projects. All materials are provided; wear ‘grubby’ clothes and shoes.
registration deadline: May 11 instructor: Kitty Spangler, AAP 101st Annual exhibition artist Your own beautifully handmade paste paper or other decorative paper is used in a variety of interesting ways from collage, to book covers, cards, containers or use in any festive occasion. Create envelopes, booklets, cards and boxes while discussing best practices for adhering and orienting decorative papers to their best use. Spangler has worked with paper and various applications for over twenty years and freely shares her knowledge with the class. Tuition: $50 Materials Fee: $10
dates & times: Saturday & Sunday June 16, 17 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (one-hour lunch break) registration deadline: June 8 instructor: Kitty Spangler, AAP 101st Annual exhibition artist Storytelling or thematic variations are perfect for this magical 3-D book form. Students create a layered world in colored paper and imagery, both amazing and inspirational. Spangler’s M.F.A. is in visual books from Syracuse University where she also studied with master book artist Keith Smith. Her instructional methods and examples are geared for all levels. Tuition: $140 Materials Fee: $15
mixed me Articulated Sculpture: Puppets, Toys & Mobiles [MM011412]
Jewelry Fundamentals I: Strings & Dangles [MM011512]
date & time: Saturday January 14 10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (one-hour lunch break)
date & time: Sunday January 15 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (one-hour lunch break)
instructor: Benjy Blanco, AAP 101st Annual exhibition artist Learn how to build free movement into human, animal and abstract sculpture. This multimedia class teaches a variety of different sculptural techniques centered around pin, ball, pivot and hinge joints. Experiment with puppetry, dolls and action figures, and mobiles. Clay, plastic, wood and found materials are all on the table for sculptors and hobbyists alike. *Plan to bring an assortment of found objects to incorporate into your sculpture (fabric swatches, interesting junk, bric-abrac, etc.).
instructor: Gerry Florida, AAP 101st Annual exhibition artist This user-friendly, information-packed workshop will introduce students to many techniques and materials of cold-connection, mixed-media jewelry design. Students will participate in interactive exercises using the basic design principles of jewelry. Additional instruction on workspace preparation, the creation of usable inventories (on a budget), the best places to shop, as well as the “ins and outs” of craft shows for fun and profit will be provided. Students will design and complete a finished necklace, dangle bracelet and earrings set, using professional finishing techniques.
Tuition: $80 Materials Fee: $15
Tuition: $70 Materials Fee: No fees, instructor will supply shopping list tailored to student’s interest
Beyond a Book’s Boundaries [PB011712] date & time: Tuesday, January 17 Ron Nigro
H instructor: Leisa Rich, visiting artist from Atlanta, Georgia For description see page 18.
edia Remake/Making Art with Reclaimed Materials [MM012112] date & time: Saturday January 21 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. registration deadline: January 17 instructor: Ron Nigro, AAP 101st Annual exhibition artist Ron Nigro’s art is primarily mixed media constructed sculpture with an emphasis on using technology, salvage and found objects. For this workshop, students will explore using a wide variety of materials in assembling a mixed media construction. Students are encouraged to bring an assortment of items that they would like to include in their piece. Tuition: $45 Materials Fee: $10
meet a maker Art of Whiskey [MaM021612] date & time: Thursday February 16 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. instructors: Eric Meyer and Dan Kuhn, SCC Store artist Join distiller Eric Meyer and multimedia artist Dan Kuhn for an evening of whiskey sipping and tall tales. You will meet at SCC to select your own handcrafted ceramic whiskeysipping cup and hear a bit from the cup's creator, artist Dan Kuhn, about the interwoven traditions of ceramics and whiskey. Then you will tour the Wigle micro-distillery with cofounder Eric Meyer and try a bit of Wigle, a rebellious whiskey made from scratch. Tuition: $60 (includes your cup)
21 Jewelry Fundamentals II: Chains & Wire Wrap [MM012212] date & time: Sunday January 22 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (one-hour lunch break) registration deadline: January 17 instructor: Gerry Florida, AAP 101st Annual exhibition artist This workshop will introduce students to the creative use of chain and basic wire wrap techniques to make a one-of-a-kind finished wire wrap pendant necklace using ordinary objects as well as beads and chain. Students will discover multiple advantages of incorporating chain and wire wrap techniques in jewelry making, as well as be inspired to think beyond the realm of “traditional” in creating exciting jewelry pieces for fun and profit. Finished pieces will include a wire wrap pendant and a chain and bead necklace. All levels welcome. Tuition: $70 Materials Fee: No fees, instructor will supply shopping list tailored to student’s interest
Linda Tafoya-Sanchez [MaMo51112] date & time: Friday May 11 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
H instructors: Linda Tafoya-Sanchez and Jeremy Oyenque, visiting artists from Santa Clara, New Mexico One of the core purposes of Pueblo pottery is to present the values and principles of Pueblo cosmology. This is a rare opportunity to witness the creative process that blends ancient iconography with contemporary life. Potter Linda Tafoya-Sanchez, the granddaughter of the matriarch of Santa Clara Pottery, Margaret Tafoya, will demonstrate traditional Southwest hand-built ceramics as her son, Jeremy Oyenque, narrates the process and reveals its purpose and meaning. This is a Free Event co-sponsored by SCC and Four Winds Gallery.
mixed media cont'd Glass Beads: Dot, Dot, Dot… [MM012812] date & time: Saturday January 28 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (bring a bag lunch) registration deadline: January 20 instructor: Darlene Durrwachter-Rushing, SCC Store artist Discover the ancient art of flameworking while creating beads from hot glass. Using Hot Head torches, a portable and inexpensive torch, this workshop focuses on making beads with dots. Dots are a fundamental design technique, which can be layered, masked, drawn, twisted, pulled and more. New and returning students are welcome, and can expect to create four to ten glass beads. Tuition: $80 Materials Fee: $40
Freeform Wire Jewelry Basics [MM012912]
date & time: Sunday January 29 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (one-hour lunch break) registration deadline: January 20
instructor: Gerry Florida, AAP 101st Annual exhibition artist This workshop will introduce students to the versatile media of wire wrap jewelry and how to incorporate beads and found objects into wired pieces. Students will progressively transition their skills to more sophisticated projects, advancing from basic wire techniques to wrapping and coiling, which will enable them to creatively and confidently work independently on a freeform wire project of choice. Choice of projects to include: pendants, wire cuff bracelets, rings and more. A great class for men. Tuition: $70 Materials Fee: No fees, instructor will supply shopping list tailored to student’s interest
Dagger Necklace [MM013112] date & time: Tuesday January 31 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. registration deadline: January 24 instructor: Olga Mihaylova, SCC Store artist The Dagger Necklace is created using a variation of the spiral rope stitch, incorporating Swarovski crystals and Czech glass daggers. Not only is it pleasant to make, it is just as pleasant to wear. It looks and feels great on. Students will definitely want to make more after they learn this beading style. All levels welcome. Tuition: $45 Materials Fee: $40
Tin Can Collage [MM021112] date & time: Saturday February 11 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (bring a bag lunch) registration deadline: February 3 instructor: Robert Villamagna, SCC Store artist If you know Villamagna’s incredible artwork, you will not want to miss this class on the art of using deconstructed metal containers as an art form. Learn planning, cutting and creating your vision using printed “tin”. Tuition: $80 Materials Fee: no fee
Gerry Florida Resurrection of the Phoenix (detail)
23 Olga Mihaylova Beaded Bead Bracelet
Puppet Festival [MM021212] date & time: Sunday February 12 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. registration deadline: February 3 instructor: Tom Sarver, founder of The Tom Museum The Puppet Happening, Pittsburgh's new puppet festival and presenting organization, aims to strengthen the Pittsburgh puppeteer community by providing a support structure for puppetry performance. Puppetry is an art form accessible to artists of all skill levels. Sarver will cover techniques for planning, constructing and performing a portable puppet theater show. This experimental workshop leads up to the Puppet Happening Annual Festival, planned to open at the end of February. Visual and performing artists of all disciplines and curious others are invited to explore a dynamic scope of topics through puppet collaborations in this fun and free workshop. Tuition: Free, registration required Materials Fee: $20
Beaded Bead Bracelet [MM022112] dates & times: 2 Tuesdays February 21, 28 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Hollow Forms with Polymer Clay [MM022512] dates & times: Saturday & Sunday February 25, 26 10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (one-hour lunch break) registration deadline: February 17 instructor: Laura Tabakman The goal of this class is to learn how to make a hollow form in polymer clay. On the first day, students will make molds and produce the inside layer of hollow beads, pendants or vessels using their own molds. Different closing mechanisms will be explored. On the second day, students will work on the outside layer, learning surface design and finishing techniques. *The class is better suited for people with some experience with polymer clay. Tuition: $160 Materials Fee: $25
instructor: Olga Mihaylova, SCC Store artist This is a two-part class and the knowledge of Peyote stitch is highly recommended. In the first session students will cover a wooden base with glass seed beads using Peyote stitch and then embellish it with drops. In the second session they will create the matching clasp and assemble the bracelet. *Intermediate level, previous knowledge of Peyote stitch. Tuition: $80 Materials Fee: $40 Robert Villamagna Crushed Tomatoes II
mixed media cont'd Ceramic Embellishments [MM030312b] Stencil-Transfer for Paper & Fabric [MM030312a] date & time: Saturday March 3 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. registration deadline: February 24 instructor: Aasta Deth Learn traditional craft methods for stencil cutting and printmaking and explore their utilization in contemporary art, including graffiti art and hand-printed textiles. Learn how to use multi-layered stencils in direct-transfer and silkscreening and try transfer methods for both paper and fabric. Students will cut their own spray-painting stencils and learn nonphotographic methods to silkscreen. In combination with the afternoon workshop Ceramic Embellishments [MM030312b], artists and art teachers will be able to use contemporary stencil techniques on a range of surfaces in their artwork and teaching. *Students are welcome to bring their own textiles and/or paper for printing. Tuition: $45 Materials Fee: $30
date & time: Saturday March 3 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. registration deadline: February 24 instructor: Dan Kuhn, SCC Store artist This workshop is a perfect complement to Stencil-Transfer for Paper & Fabric [MM030312a] for a full understanding of how contemporary artists use embellishments on a whole range of surfaces. In this workshop, learn techniques for embellishment on handmade and mass-produced ceramics. Both original and commercial decals application will be demonstrated in conjunction with low-fired accent glazes and lusters. Students will use commercial platters to experiment with the various techniques. *Due to limited time and kiln space, not all techniques can be fired at SCC. Tuition: $45 Materials Fee: $20
Stringing Me Along [MM031012] date & time: Saturday March 10 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (bring a bag lunch)
registration deadline: March 2
instructor: Darlene Durrwachter-Rushing, SCC Store artist Using Hot Head torches, a portable and inexpensive torch, this workshop focuses on decorating beads with stringers. Whether used abstractly or precisely, stringer designs are used in the techniques of raking, feathering, furrowing and ‘spider webbing’. Darlene has been creating glass beads since 1997. In 2009, her Green with Envy Necklace was one of five finalists in the Saul Bell Design Award ‘beads’ category. New and returning students are welcome, and can expect to create four to ten glass beads. Dan Kuhn
Tuition: $80 Materials Fee: $40
25 Wire Crochet Adjustable Necklace [MM031112] date & time: Sunday March 11 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (one-hour lunch break) registration deadline: March 2 instructor: Judith Gentile, AAP 101st Annual exhibition artist Create an eye-catching necklace of glass beads and stones while learning a basic crochet stitch. After stringing the chosen beads onto the wire, students will be taught how to crochet the adjustable necklace. Students will receive a kit, which includes a crochet hook, wire, small bead board, beads and stones. If students wish to include a Swarovski crystal, it may be purchased from the instructor for $30. Tuition: $70 Materials Fee: $30 (for class kit, additional beads and crystals also available)
Wire Crochet Adjustable Necklace – Advanced Techniques [MM032412] date & time: Saturday March 24 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (one-hour lunch break) registration deadline: March 16 instructor: Judith Gentile, AAP 101st Annual exhibition artist Building on individual skills, an attractive wire crochet necklace will be created out of glass beads and stones using the more advanced techniques of chain, and single and double crochet stitches. Creativity and personal vision are encouraged. Each student will be given a kit, including a crochet hook, wire, small bead board, beads and stones. If students wish to include a Swarovski crystal, it may be purchased from the instructor for $30. Other additional beads will also be available for interested students and will be individually priced. Tuition: $70 Materials Fee: $30 (for class kit, additional beads and crystals also available)
Painting in Clay [MM032412] dates & times: 2 Saturdays March 24: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. March 31: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. registration deadline: March 16 instructor: Lynda Lambert, AAP 101st Annual exhibition artist In this two-day clay-slab workshop, students will create and glaze a cylinder vase and a freeform open bowl raised on pedestal legs. Both projects will be embellished with relief textures drawn from nature to make surface impressions that can be appreciated by sight and touch. When Lambert, an established painter, unexpectedly lost her sight, she turned to painting in clay. This medium allows her not only to see with her fingers, but also to share her vision in her artwork. The workshop is designed for both sighted and low-vision students to explore new ways of seeing and expressing through pottery. Tuition: $70 Materials Fee: $12
Elizabeth Taylor Bracelet [MM041712] date & time: Tuesday April 17 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. registration deadline: April 10 instructor: Olga Mihaylova, SCC Store artist Learn basic Right Angle Weave to make these intricate beads. Then string them together, adding some Swarovski crystals and pearls to finish your beautiful bracelet. Tuition: $40 Materials Fee: $25
Charmed Charmed III: This Time's a Charm is a special exhibition in The Store, featuring artist-made charms from more than 50 jewelers around the world, including some exhibiting artists from Transformation 8. Charms will be available for purchase on-line and in The Store beginning on February 3, 2012.
mixed media cont'd Just Fritting Around [MM050512] date & time: Saturday May 5 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (bring a bag lunch) registration deadline: April 27
Olga Mihaylova instructor: Darlene Durrwachter-Rushing, Nefertiti Necklace SCC Store artist Using Hot Head torches, a portable and Pueblo Coil Pottery inexpensive torch, this workshop focuses on [MM051212] making beads with glass frit and enamels. date & time: Saturday The use of frit and enamels is a quick and fun May 12 way to add color and depth to glass beads. 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Participants will also learn to make their own registration deadline: April 27 frit. In addition to exhibiting her own work for H instructor: Linda Tafoya-Sanchez, visiting the past fourteen years, Darlene also has been artist from Santa Clara, New Mexico an artist-in-residence in area high schools. This workshop follows Tafoya-Sanchez’s New and returning students are welcome, and Friday, May 11th evening lecture and can expect to create four to ten glass beads. demonstration at SCC presented by Four Tuition: $80 Winds Gallery. Students will have the handsMaterials Fee: $40 on opportunity to begin to explore the basics of hand-built coil ceramics guided by the Introduction to Mixed Media acclaimed potter Linda Tafoya-Sanchez, Encaustic [MM050512] the granddaughter of the matriarch of Santa dates & times: Saturday & Sunday Clara Pueblo Pottery, Margaret Tafoya. This May 5, 6 mini-workshop is an amazing opportunity to be 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (one-hour lunch break) introduced to traditional Southwest hand-built registration deadline: April 27 ceramic techniques like coil pottery and H instructor: Lorraine Glessner, visiting artist clay carving. from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
This workshop involves the exploration of encaustic, one of the most exciting and versatile mediums available to the contemporary artist. With an emphasis on mixed media, this workshop introduces participants to the basics of encaustic painting as well as a variety of advanced techniques including equipment and safety issues, tools, grounds and substrates, application and painting techniques, fusing, color mixing, incising, sgraffito, creating texture, surface manipulation, image transfer and collage. Open to artists from beginning to advanced levels of development, no prior experience in encaustic painting is necessary. Tuition: $200 Materials Fee: $25
Tuition: $60 Materials Fee: $15
Nefertiti Necklace [MM052212] date & time: Tuesday May 22 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. registration deadline: May 15 instructor: Olga Mihaylova, SCC Store artist Learn Chevron chain stitch to create this collar fit for a queen. Students can pick from a variety of Czech-pressed glass beads, gemstones, crystals and seed beads to make their unique color combinations. Tuition: $40 Materials Fee: $35
Advanced Encaustic [MM061512]
Shape of Things to Come [MM071412]
dates & times: Friday, Saturday & Sunday June 15 – 17 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (one-hour lunch break)
date & time: Saturday July 14 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (bring a bag lunch)
registration deadline: June 8
registration deadline: July 6
H instructor: Lorraine Glessner, visiting artist
instructor: Darlene Durrwachter-Rushing, SCC Store artist Using Hot Head torches, a portable and inexpensive torch, this workshop focuses on creating simple but eye-catching shapes with beads, moving beyond the basic round bead to creating tubular, square, asymmetrical, torpedo, disc and other multi-shaped beads. We’ll also explore changes in shape and texture with different marvers, creating grooves and indentations. Darlene created a collaborative piece with fellow SCC artist Donna Penoyer, which was part of an international exhibition tour for over a year, including Japan. New and returning students are welcome, and can expect to create four to ten glass beads.
from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania This workshop takes the exciting combination of fiber and encaustic far beyond straightforward collage to include innovative materials and mark-making techniques. Working on wood, paper and fabric, participants will explore the mark-making possibilities of rust, branding and compost printing. Participants will also combine encaustic with the textural possibilities of heated Tyvek® fabric and papers. The heating of this polyester-based material with an iron or heat gun renders it malleable, thus creating highly textured and sculptural surfaces in combination with encaustic. Open to those with an intermediate to advanced level of encaustic experience, participants are encouraged to step out of their current comfort zone through a series of thought provoking exercises. Tuition: $300 Materials Fee: $40
Act 48 Clock-Hour Credit Attention Educators: The Pennsylvania Department of Education has extended the Society for Contemporary Craft’s Act 48 Approved Provider Status. Take any Studio class and receive clockhours toward your Act 48 requirement. Simply note on your registration that you would like us to report your clock-hours and provide your professional ID number. There is a $10 processing fee per class.
Tuition: $80 Materials Fee: $40 Lorraine Glessner Crush
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WAYS TO REGISTER By mail: Return the completed registration form to: Sherrard Bostwick Society for Contemporary Craft 2100 Smallman Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222 By phone or fax: 412.261.7003, x25 or 412.261.1941 Only if you will be paying by credit card. In person: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. By e-mail: email@example.com
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MATERIALS Instructors may request that students have certain supplies. Students will receive a list of those supplies upon registration. Unless otherwise noted, Materials Fees are payable to the instructors for supplies provided by the instructors. Occasionally, the materials fee is built into the tuition fee and this is clearly noted next to the tuition fee.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS Class and workshop cancellations are decided three business days before the start date. If a class must be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class fee will be refunded by check. Refund Policy Student refund requests must be made at least three business days before a class begins. There will be a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given without three business days notice. Processing of refunds takes approximately three weeks. Week-long Workshops Cancellations with 14 or more days notice: A student may cancel a registration for a week-long workshop up to two weeks prior to the start date of the class. There will be a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations with fewer than 14 days notice: If a student cancels a registration within two weeks of the start date of a week-long class, there will be a 50% cancellation fee. There will be no refund issued without three business days notice of a cancellation.
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NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY The Society for Contemporary Craft does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap, disability or veteran’s status. Further, Society for Contemporary Craft will continue to take affirmative steps to support and advance these values consistent with its mission.
LOCATION & DIRECTIONS SCC is conveniently located on the corner of 21st and Smallman streets in the Strip District. Bus Stops The following buses serve the Strip District: 54, 86, 87, 88, 91. Parking A paid, monitored parking lot is located on 21st Street, behind the private building lot. Metered parking is also available.
On-line registration Available beginning in mid-January: watch for details on www.contemporarycraft.org.
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May 4 – July 15, 2012, Marks the 50th anniversary of the development of studio glass in the US. To celebrate this milestone and recognize talented Pittsburgh glass artists, this show features work by Drew Hine, Theo Keller and Jon Sirockman. (BNY Mellon Center, Satellite Gallery)
Pittsburgh Contemporary Glass
February 17 – April 29, 2012, Highlights the work of nationally recognized jewelers and metalsmiths working in the Pittsburgh region. (BNY Mellon Center, Satellite Gallery)
Small Metals in the Steel City
Through February 12, 2012, Coddington uses twining techniques to create sculptural expressions that explore body and mind. (BNY Mellon Center, Satellite Gallery)
Ann Coddington Rast: Woven Sculptures
February 3 – June 30, 2012, Explores the concept of "value" through transformation and highlights hand-fabricated objects from Susan Myers' Disposable Series. (EAT: An Art Space About Food)
February 3 – June 30, 2012, This show includes works in small metals by 33 contemporary artists from across the US and abroad. One of these artists will be awarded the Raphael Founder's Prize. Established in honor of SCC's founder, the award recognizes excellence in the field of contemporary craft. (Main Galleries)
Transformation 8: Contemporary Works in Small Metals
Closes January 14, 2012. (Main Galleries)
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 101st Annual Exhibition
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A description of all the classes available at SCC during the winter/spring season.