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Sweetwater Where creativity flows Sweetwater Center for the Arts Old Post Office Building 200 Broad Street Sewickley, PA 15143-1525

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412.741.4405 Fax: 412.741.1178 www.sweetwaterartcenter.org info@sweetwaterartcenter.org

Fall 2011 Classes September - December, 2011

SWEETWATER CENTER FOR THE ARTS was established in 1975 to provide opportunities to create and experience art. Here you will find programs of the highest quality. OUR MISSION: Sweetwater Center for the Arts’ mission is to enrich the lives of children and adults in the communities that we serve by providing excellence in arts education and cultural programming. THE CENTER OFFERS YOU: —Artist-instructors with outstanding qualifications —Classes for beginners and experienced students —Small, intimate class settings —Performances, exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and cultural programming

Adult Classes Ceramics/Sculpture 3 Photography 3 Culinary Arts 4 Jewlery__________________ 5 - 6 Painting_________________ 6 - 7 Girls Night Out 8 Drawing____________________9 Mind & Body 9 - 10 Music Classes____________ 11 - 12 Adult/Child Classes

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Pre-School Classes _ _ _ _ _ _ 14 - 16 Children’s Classes

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Teen Classes_____________ 21 - 22 Scholarships__________________8 Events & Exhibitions

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DIRECTIONS TO SWEETWATER: We’re conveniently located off Rte. 65 (Ohio River Blvd.) in Sewickley. Take Rte. 65 North. About two-and-one-half miles after going under the Interstate 79 overpass, the Sewickley Country Inn will be on the right, followed shortly by two stoplights. Turn right at the 2nd stoplight onto Broad Street. Sweetwater is on the right in the Old Post Office Building.

Scout Workshops

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Field Trips

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Private Art Lessons

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TRANSPORTATION: Port Authority serves Sewickley Borough with Bus Routes 14 - Ohio Valley and 21C - Coraopolis. For schedule information, call 412-442-2000 or visit Port Authority Website at www.portauthority.org.

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PARKING: Free parking is available in our lot located in the rear of the building, along both sides of Bank Street, and along the right side of Broad Street.

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Sweetwater Center for the Arts is accessible to the physically disabled only on the upper and lower levels. Sweetwater’s gallery, located on the mezzanine, is not handicap accessible. Education programs at Sweetwater Center for the Arts are supported in part by grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Allegheny Regional Asset District, private foundations and businesses and the generous contributions of many individuals. Cover Art: Love Scar VI by Christiane Leach

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FALL BUILDING HOURS: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday: 1:00 - 9:00 p.m. Friday: 1:00 - 8:30 p.m. (closing time may vary) Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (closing time may vary) Sunday: Closed

BUILDING CLOSED: September 3-5, 2011 - Labor Day Weekend October 10, 2011 - Columbus Day November 24-25, 2011 - Thanksgiving December 14, 2011 - Closing at 1:00 p.m. December 24, 2011 - January 1, 2012 - Winter Break

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New! Online Registration!

Sweetwater has launched a new website and online registration system! Please check out our new website by visiting www.sweetwaterartcenter.org. Sweetwater encourages you to take advantage of this opportunity and register for classes online rather than by traditional means. All you need to do is set up an online account at www.SweetwaterArtCenter.org/classes. Once you have created a User ID and Password, you will then be able to log on to our new online system anytime and register for classes without picking up the phone! Online registration is not available for private music lessons or private art lessons. To register for these types of classes, please call Sweetwater at 412-741-4405.

IMPORTANT - CURRENT SWEETWATER MEMBERS:

If you are a current Sweetwater member and have NOT yet set up an online account, you will need to call the Sweetwater office at 412-741-4405 prior to registering online for classes in order to receive your member discount. Please do the following in order to utilize our new system: • Go to our website at www.sweetwaterartcenter.org • Click “Register for a class online” • In the box entitled ‘Login’, click ‘Start Here’ next to ‘New User’ • Create a new account by completing the information • Click ‘Submit’ • You will then see the following statement: “Welcome! Your new account has been successfully created and you have been automatically logged into the website.”—STOP HERE! • At this point, PLEASE CALL SWEETWATER AT 412-741-4405 PRIOR TO REGISTERING ONLINE FOR CLASSES. The Sweetwater staff will need to set-up your membership in our new system in order for you to receive the member discount on classes. After this initial phone call, you will then be able to view your account information directly online and register for classes without ever having to pick up the phone!

Thank you in advance for your patience as we implement our new online system!

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CERAMICS/SCULPTURE The following classes are designed for students at any level of ceramics. Basic techniques will be discussed and demonstrated and for those who already have experience working with clay, more advanced techniques in hand building, wheel throwing, surface effects and glaze treatments will be shared. Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Wednesday Afternoon Pottery Studio - CS01 Ages 18 & up

Instructor: Charlotte Tolliver Member Tuition: $175 Time: 8 Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $205 Dates: September 21 - November 16, 2011 No Class November 9, 2011

Monday Night Pottery Studio - CS02 Ages 18 & up

Instructor: Charlotte Tolliver Member Tuition: $175 Time: 8 Mondays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $205 Dates: September 26 - November 28, 2011 No class October 10 & November 21, 2011

Tuesday Night Pottery Studio - CS03 Ages 18 & up

Instructor: Ellen Siergiej Member Tuition: $175 Time: 8 Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $205 Dates: October 4 - November 29, 2011 No class November 22, 2011

NEW! Act 48 credits will soon be available for ceramics classes at Sweetwater. Call 412-741-4405 for more information.

PHOTOGRAPHY Introduction to Digital Photography - PH01 Ages 18 & up

The world of digital photography is cutting edge, but is based on principles as old as the very first cameras themselves. This introductory class will help you navigate through the technological confusion to free you to take better pictures, download and organize them in your computer, and display your work with pride. This class emphasizes total work flow from creative ideas and composition all the way through software to final output. Class time is divided between lecture, demonstration, and critique, with the bulk of the shooting done outside of class. Students should bring a digital camera with them to class (a DSLR camera is recommended, but not essential).

Instructor: David Cooper Member Tuition: $105 Time: 6 Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $135 Dates: October 4 - November 8, 2011

Digital Photography Open Seminar - PH02 Ages 18 & up

Love photography, but can’t seem to find the time? Do you need a classroom structure to help provide motivation? Well, you’re in luck! The Digital Photography Open Seminar is just what you need. This class provides the forum and the opportunity to work on personal projects and explore new ideas. The curriculum for this course will be based on the students’ needs and requests. Lessons and demonstrations come from your suggestions, and the bulk of the class will be dedicated to creating and critiquing work and sharing ideas with other students. The more you put into this class, the more you’ll get out of it. Basic digital photography knowledge recommended, but not required. Students should bring a digital camera with them to class.

Instructor: David Cooper Member Tuition: $115 Time: 7 Thursdays, 6:30-9:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $145 Dates: October 6 - November 17, 2011

Portrait Photography Workshop - PH03 Ages 16 & up

The secret to taking great “people pictures” is to observe your subjects, connect with them, and use your camera to its best advantage. This one-day workshop will help to guide you through improving your portraits, upgrading them from snapshots to something much, much more. We’ll discuss a number of very simple techniques in composition, camera placement, and both natural and artificial light to make your portraits improve significantly. The class will begin with lecture and will move to hands-on demonstration after the lunch break. There will be a break for lunch, so bring a bagged lunch or take a break in town. There are no prerequisites for this class, but basic a rudimentary understanding of photography is assumed. Students should bring a digital camera with them to class.

Instructor: David Cooper Member Tuition: $45 Time: 1 Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $65 Date: October 22, 2011

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CULINARY ARTS Due to the nature of culinary arts classes, Sweetwater is unable to accommodate food allergies/dietary restrictions. Pre-registration is required for classes in the culinary arts.

Cake Decorating - CC01 Ages 16 & up

For beginners and experienced bakers alike, this class will cover how to bake, torte and frost a cake, then decorate it with textures, borders and icing flowers. By the last class, you’ll design and create a final project of your own. This hands-on workshop is limited to eight students. A materials list will be distributed and explained on the first day of class.

Instructor: Stephanie Finn Member Tuition: $195 Time: 5 Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $225 Dates: October 6 - November 10, 2011 No class October 20, 2011

Gourmet Cupcakes - CC02 Ages 16 & up

With designer cupcake boutiques taking over the country, come find out what all the fuss is about! Using basic cake and frosting recipes that you can alter to your taste, we’ll bake, fill and decorate a variety of cupcakes, ranging from creative and fun to deliciously gourmet. Bring your sweet tooth and a box to take home your own creations! Materials fee is included in the tuition. This hands-on workshop is limited to eight students.

Instructor: Stephanie Finn Member Tuition: $50 Time: 1 Wednesday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $65 Date: September 28, 2011

Wine Tasting: French Festivity - CC03 Ages 21 & up

Sweetwater is teaming up with the Naked Grape to offer this exciting new wine tasting class. During the class we’ll learn tips for offering an array of wines for a festive dinner party, from sparkling wines as guests arrive to appetizers and first course whites through main course reds, and finally dessert wines, either to accompany fruit tart or creme brulee or as a dessert in itself! We will showcase different grapes and regions in France, including Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Loire Valley, as well as lesser known areas waiting to be discovered. Materials fee is included in the tuition. Philip Real can be found regularly behind the wine bar at the Naked Grape bistro in Sewickley. He writes the Crush column for Table magazine. He ran Prelude Wine Bar at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel, taught Wine Studies at the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute, and managed San Francisco wine shops.

Instructor: Philip Real Member Tuition: $50 Time: 1 Thursday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $65 Date: October 20, 2011

Holiday Cookies - CC04 Ages 16 & up

Have you always wanted to get beyond store-bought cookie dough or the standard chocolate chip? Just in time for the holidays, come learn to bake and decorate scrumptious cookies that are beautiful enough to give as gifts! From mixing the perfect dough to baking gourmet cookies that need no adornment, learn new tricks to take your baking skills to the next level. You’ll also try your hand at piping royal icing, and get to take your creations home--if you can resist long enough! Materials fee is included in the tuition. This hands-on workshop is limited to eight students.

Instructor: Stephanie Finn Member Tuition: $50 Time: 1 Thursday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $65 Date: December 15, 2011

REGISTER EARLY! Register for fall 2011 classes before September 9, 2011 and receive 10% off the tuition. Use coupon code fall11early10 when registering online. Excludes private music lessons and private art lessons. Sweetwater does not offer reimbursement if coupon code is not used at the time of registration.

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JEWELRY Metalsmithing with Pat Falbo - TC01, TC02 Ages 16 & up

Students will be taught basic metal forming techniques as well as stone setting and design. Two projects will be completed: first, a simple hammered cuff bracelet with a stone setting; then a more intricate bracelet of the artist’s own design. The class will be able to study several of the artist’s own pieces, some of which have won recognition for unique design quality. Students will be taught how to order metal on the first day of class.

A.M. Session - TC01 Instructor: Pat Falbo Member Tuition: $180 Time: 8 Mondays, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $210 Dates: September 19 - November 14, 2011 No class October 10, 2011 PM. Session - TC02 Instructor: Pat Falbo Member Tuition: $180 Time: 8 Mondays, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $210 Dates: September 19 - November 14, 2011 No class October 10, 2011

Metalsmithing with Adrienne Grafton - TC03 Ages 16 & up

This metalsmithing class will cover many metal fabrication techniques such as sawing, soldering, riveting, forming, and forging. Surface embellishment techniques such as hammer textures and stamping will also be introduced. These processes, along with each student’s personal ideas, will open the door to creating custom jewelry. Students of all skill levels are welcome. Students will be taught how to order metal on the first day of class.

Instructor: Adrienne Grafton Member Tuition: $180 Time: 8 Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $210 Dates: October 6 - December 1, 2011 No class November 24, 2011

PMC with Resin - TC04 Ages 16 & up

Bring on the color! Since metal clay takes texture so beautifully, it looks great as a base for media such as transparent resins. In the first two sessions, students will learn how to make a pure silver PMC pendant with a contemporary, walled design. The pieces will be fired and polished by the teacher before the third session, and then the gorgeous color begins! - with the application of easy-to-use, liquid epoxy resin. Students will also have the opportunity to play with resins in ready-made bezels such as bottle caps, with a variety of inclusions such as beads, spices, and paper imagery. All materials provided, but students are encouraged to bring additional items to play with during the third session. A $65 materials fee is payable to the instructor.

Instructor: Donna Penoyer Member Tuition: $70 Time: 3 Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $95 Dates: October 11 - October 25, 2011

Wire Wrapping - TC05 Ages 16 & up

Create unique pieces of jewelry with this flexible, limitless medium in a fun classroom setting. Learn numerous techniques of wire-working and metal forming using sterling silver and copper wire. Students will design, shape, wrap and hammer wire into multiple pieces of jewelry. Projects include: wire rings, hammered links, earrings, wire cuffs and an elegant wirewrapped cabochon pendant. Students of all levels of experience are welcome. Materials may be purchased from the instructor (approximately $35).

Instructor: Adina DeRoy-Stouffer Time: 4 Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Dates: October 20 - November 10, 2011

Member Tuition: $100 Non-member Tuition: $130

PMC Jewlery by Donna Penoyer

REFUND POLICY

Class cancellations must be made at least 3 business days prior to the start date of the class. Students may receive a partial refund (a $20 cancellation fee will be applied) OR a credit voucher in the full amount if they cancel no less than 3 business days before the class start date. No refunds or credit vouchers will be given without 3 business days notice. Credit vouchers are nontransferable between students.

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JEWELRY CONTINUED Kum Boo - TC06 Ages 16 & up

If you are interested in giving the surface of your silver jewelry that extra bling, then this workshop is for you! Students will learn the art of kum boo, a Korean surface embellishment technique that involves fusing 24K gold foil to a fine silver surface. Jewelry fabrication processes as well as the kum boo technique will be demonstrated. Students should bring 22 gauge sterling silver with which to fabricate. Gold foil may be purchased from the instructor on the first day of class for approximately $30 depending on usage and the current market rate of gold.

Instructor: Adrienne Grafton Member Tuition: $70 Time: 3 Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $95 Dates: November 2 - November 16, 2011

Holiday Bead-a-thon - TC07 Ages 6-11 with an adult OR ages 12 & up

Combine beautiful beads, a few simple techniques, and a splash of fun and what do you get? Gorgeous holiday jewelry to wear or give proudly. Use quality beads from around the world to create necklaces, bracelets, earrings, photo holders, and more... the choice is yours! Holiday-themed and special beads and charms will be available. Tuition includes one individual only. Cost of materials depends on the type and number of projects completed, but will range from $7 to $30, payable to the instructor on the day of class.

Instructor: Kathy Shomo Member Tuition: $20 Time: 1 Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $30 Date: December 17, 2011

PAINTING Oil Painting - PA01 Ages 16 & up

Explore oil painting from materials basics to personal concept. Learn techniques in color mixing, paint application and surface treatment. Understand the unique possibilities of oil painting media. Grasp color theory and experiment with a variety of painting styles to pursue your individual ideas. All levels of experience are encouraged and welcome! A materials list will be sent at the time of registration.

Instructor: Juliet Pusateri Member Tuition: $125 Time: 6 Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $155 Dates: September 14 - November 9, 2011 No class September 21, October 5 & October 12, 2011

Watercolor - PA02 Ages 16 & up

This watercolor class will focus on the principles of controlled realism. Each class will begin with a short demonstration of the subject matter of the week. All levels of experience are welcome. Each student will receive individual attention and can work at his or her own pace. Please bring drawings and/or photographs of the subject you wish to paint and be prepared to have fun! A materials list will be sent at the time of registration.

Instructor: Doug Brown Member Tuition: $165 Time: 8 Thursdays, 12:00-3:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $195 Dates: September 15 - November 3, 2011

Acrylic Painting - PA03 Ages 16 & up

This class will provide an introduction to the techniques and media of acrylic paints for beginners, as well as continue to develop the skills of the more advanced painter. Topics covered include: setting up a palette, mixing colors, creating washes, painting “alla prima” and glazing techniques. Students may choose to paint from photographs or still life objects brought to class, or are welcome to bring an on going painting project to continue to work on during class. The instructor will do demonstrations, provide one on one feedback, and guide group critiques. In class demonstrations will be of realistic painting techniques, although students are individually welcome to work on abstract or more graphic work if preferred. A materials list will be sent at the time of registration.

Instructor: Tara Zalewsky-Nease Member Tuition: $145 Time: 7 Mondays, 12:00-3:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $175 Dates: September 19 - November 7, 2011 No class October 10, 2011

Oil Painting - PA04 Ages 16 & up

Students will study composition, color theory and will become familiar with the oil medium and materials. If you a beginner, the instructor will take you through your first painting step-by-step. If you have taken this course before, you will learn additional techniques and develop your own style while using the subject of your choice. Students will also have the opportunity to learn the instructor’s own impressionistic style and original technique of knife painting based on the generous application of buttery oils and their manipulation through rapid addition and subtraction of paint using knives and other tools. A materials list will be sent at the time of registration.

Instructor: Joyce Werwie Perry Member Tuition: $165 Time: 8 Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $195 Dates: September 27 - November 15, 2011

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PAINTING CONTINUED Pastel Painting - PA05 Ages 16 & up

Working from still life as well as the model, we will explore various techniques using soft pastels that will make your paintings sing. Emphasis will be on color and the handling of materials. Beginners will receive introductory instruction on the medium while those who have taken this class before may work on individual projects if they wish. Demonstrations and individual instruction will be given. Model fee is included in the tuition. A materials list will be sent at the time of registration.

Instructor: Judy Mattei Member Tuition: $135 Time: 6 Wednesdays, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $165 Dates: October 5 - November 9, 2011

Watercolor - PA06 Ages 16 & up

Watercolor paint has an inexplicable quality - the way it settles on the paper surface is a quality with which no other medium can compare. Learn to create more exciting paintings by combining spontaneity and basic technical skills. A different approach will be used in each class. Students will work at their own pace and will be encouraged to maintain personal expression, while applying the lesson of the day. A materials list will be sent at the time of registration.

Instructor: Ron Thurston Member Tuition: $125 Time: 6 Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $155 Dates: October 12 - November 16, 2011

Fall Foliage in Watercolor - PA07 Ages 16 & up

Celebrate the beauty of the autumn season in this watercolor workshop focusing on the beautiful colors found in fall foliage. The instructor will demonstrate several techniques used to paint foliage (wet into wet, dry brushing, glazing of color), and students will learn better composition for their paintings using different perspectives from reference photos or live set-up. This workshop will be helpful for all students, beginners to advanced. There will be a break for lunch, so please bring a bagged lunch or take a break in town. A materials list will be sent at the time of registration.

Instructor: Doug Brown Member Tuition: $45 Time: 1 Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $65 Date: October 1, 2011

Still Life Simplified - PA08 Ages 16 & up

In this intensive one-day workshop, students will learn color application and theory and will explore limited as well as full palette painting. Students will paint a still life in either oils or acrylics, and may choose their palette type. There will be a break for lunch, so bring a bagged lunch or take a break in town. Students should bring the following supplies with them to class: oil or acrylic paints, brushes of your choice, a tablet of canvas sheets (8” x 10” or 9” x 11”) and one canvas or gessoed masonite.

Instructor: Deborah McLaren Member Tuition: $45 Time: 1 Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $65 Date: October 8, 2011

Acrylic “Monotype” Painting Workshop - PA09 Ages 16 & up

This acrylic painting technique uses matte and gloss mediums to produce bold layered images with slick glossy veneers, that make unique greeting cards or paintings. The instructor will guide students through this technique of layering acrylic paint and medium on a plastic surface and transferring it to a paper surface. Peeling the paper from the plastic to reveal the hidden painting is truly exciting! This technique is related to both reverse glass painting, and the process used in monotype printmaking. The instructor will do demonstrations and show examples in the first secession and guide students in setting up projects. Student will complete images on the second secession. This technique is particularly conducive to incorporating collage work and is great for using up favorite magazines images, envelopes, cards and extra colored paper. A materials list will be sent at the time of registration.

Instructor: Tara Zalewsky-Nease Member Tuition: $45 Time: 2 Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $65 Dates: October 15 - 29, 2011 No class October 22, 2011

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GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT Take a break from the busy world and come to Sweetwater for a girls’ night out! Spend some time with friends creating beautiful art projects in a fun and relaxing environment. Let your creative side loose at this opportunity to socialize with the girls. Feel free to bring wine and snacks!

Light Bulb Insects – TC08 Ages 21 & up

In the Light Bulb Insects workshop, we’ll breathe new life into those colorful, old-fashioned Christmas bulbs as we transform them into a variety of insects like bees, butterflies and beetles. Shiny wire and sparkling beads will be used to jazz up our insect sculptures. We’ll even learn how to transform them into decorative ornaments that can be given to a friend or treasured as a keepsake. Materials fee is included in the tuition. BYOB.

Instructor: Vanessa Rossi Member Tuition: $20 Time: 1 Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $30 Date: September 27, 2011

Silk Scarf Painting – TC09 Ages 21 & up

In the Silk Scarf Painting workshop, you’ll create your own one of a kind silk scarf to complement a favorite outfit or to give as a gift. You’ll be guided through the process of creating a template and then adding a resist to allow your scarf to have a unique pattern or design. We’ll then apply vibrant fabric dyes to your scarf and learn how to add interesting texture and color mixing techniques. Materials fee is included in the tuition and covers the cost of a silk scarf. BYOB.

Instructor: Vanessa Rossi Member Tuition: $40 Time: 1 Tuesday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $50 Date: November 15, 2011

Pysanky Egg Ornaments - TC10 Ages 21 & up

In this workshop, we’ll discover the magic of making traditional Ukrainian Pysanky eggs. We’ll use real blown eggs, wax and rich dye baths to create unique and colorful patterns. Wax will be applied between colors to make a brilliant egg that we will then turn into a beautiful ornament to hang on your Christmas tree or to give as a gift. Materials fee is included in the tuition. BYOB.

Instructor: Vanessa Rossi Member Tuition: $25 Time: 1 Tuesday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $35 Date: December 6, 2011

SCHOLARSHIPS Scholarships are available for adults and children demonstrating financial need. Please contact Sweetwater at 412-741-4405 for an application or go to www.sweetwaterartcenter.org/scholarships/ to download an application. Scholarships are sponsored in part by the Allegheny Regional Asset District (ARAD), the Arthur L. Coburn III Memorial Scholarship Fund and The Clarke Family Foundation. • • • • • •

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All applications must be received at least one week prior to the start of class. Students are responsible for any material or model fees. A limited number of scholarship students will be allowed to attend each course. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Scholarships are not available for individual music lessons or individual art lessons. All qualified students will be awarded one scholarship per session.

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DRAWING Beginning Drawing - DR01 Ages 16 & up

This class will introduce students to the fundamentals of drawing that are the basics for all types of art. This beginner level class will cover proportions and measuring, basic perspective, gesture drawing and tonal (shaded) drawing. We will focus on drawing from a still life using black and white pencils and charcoal. A materials list will be sent at the time of registration.

Instructor: Tara Zalewsky-Nease Member Tuition: $105 Time: 7 Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $135 Dates: September 26 - November 14, 2011 No class October 10, 2011

Drawing: Beyond Beginner - DR02 Ages 16 & up

Not a beginner? Not advanced? This class is designed for the drawing student who has some drawing experience and would like to learn more. Each week, students will explore more challenging set-ups that will reinforce drawing fundamentals including value, line, perspective and proportion. Students will study a variety of techniques and will experiment with pencil, charcoal, and micron pen. Please bring 9”x12” or larger sketchbook, pencils, micron pens and erasers to class.

Instructor: Deborah McLaren Member Tuition: $90 Time: 6 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $120 Dates: September 27 - November 1, 2011

Matting & Framing Techniques - DR03 Ages 16 & up

Do you have a print that you want to frame? Do you love the look of professionally framed artwork, but hate the price? In this introductory workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of basic mat cutting and picture framing for home or professional presentation. You will receive a “hands on” education on how to properly cut mats, mount art and assemble a frame. Common questions about framing will be addressed such as framing standards, matting/framing design and selection, and conservation framing. You will learn a single mat, double mat, floating mat and a surprise contemporary alternative. By the end of class, students will learn how to get that professional look and pay half the price! Two professional mat cutting tools will be made available; however, students are encouraged to bring their own if available. A materials fee is included in the tuition and will cover basic white and black mat boards, mounting tapes and backing boards. Students should bring a pencil, yardstick, and an 8”x10” - 11”x14” piece of “art” (a replaceable image is advised for beginners) with them on the first day of class.

Instructor: Danielle Worst Member Tuition: $70 Time: 3 Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $95 Dates: September 22 - October 6, 2011

MIND & BODY Belly Dancing - MB01 Ages 13 & up

Celebrate your feminine side in this entertaining class that is a chance for those young and young at heart to let loose and have some fun! Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of belly dance through the history and steps from nine different styles. This high energy, low impact form of exercise tones the body from head to toe and also helps improve posture and circulation. No dance experience is necessary. Dress in loose athletic pants or a long skirt with leggings and a comfortable shirt, and wear ballet style slippers or jazz shoes. A materials fee of $35.00 is payable to the instructor on the first night of class and covers the cost of a mandatory hip scarf.

Instructor: Renea Bishop Member Tuition: $60 Time: 6 Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $90 Dates: September 26 - November 7, 2011 No class October 10, 2011

Dance Mix - MB02 Ages 13 & up

Discover why dance is such a great workshop! This fun, aerobic-inspired class will introduce students to a variety of different dance styles. Students will be taught a new style of dance each week, inspired by Jazz, Hip Hop, Latin, Modern and Hawaiian. Come learn dances with a new twist in a fun and relaxing environment! Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Instructor: Renea Bishop Member Tuition: $60 Time: 6 Mondays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $90 Dates: September 26 - November 7, 2011 No class October 10, 2011

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MIND & BODY CONTINUED Reiki: The Usui System of Natural Healing

Reiki is an ancient form of energy healing rediscovered in the 1920’s in Japan by Dr. Mikao Usui. The word “Rei-Ki” stands for “universal life force energy”. This is a nonsectarian and nondenominational healing art and it is available to people of all ages and backgrounds. Reiki is currently the most in-demand energy healing modality in the United States and around the world. It uses non-invasive gentle touch; accelerates the body’s natural healing processes; supports mental and emotional healing; and gives an overall sense of profound wellbeing. It is utilized in hospitals, hospices, spas, wellness centers and private settings. In order to learn Reiki one must receive a series of attunements from a Reiki Master.

Reiki Level 1 No prerequisite

In Reiki Level 1, students will be introduced to the history of Reiki and will receive a basic explanation of Reiki and its applications in everyday life. Students will learn beginner healing techniques and basic meditation practices. In addition, students will receive Reiki Level 1 attunement and participate in a hands-on healing practice as well as class discussion. Upon completion of the workshop, students will receive a Reiki Level 1 certificate, which allows students to share Reiki publicly (without fees) and will have continued access to their Reiki Master Teacher for further questions. A materials fee is included in the tuition and covers the cost of a Reiki Level 1 course booklet.

Instructor: Dubravka Bencic Member Tuition: $120 Time: 1 Saturday, 1:00-4:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $150 Date: October 1, 2011

Reiki Level 2 Prerequisite: Reiki Level 1 and a 21 day period following the first attunement

In Reiki Level 2, students will receive a more in depth explanation of Reiki and expanded applications in everyday life. Students will learn “distant healing” techniques as well as advanced meditation practices. This workshop will introduce students to the three Reiki symbols, their meanings and uses. Students will receive a Reiki Level 2 attunement and will participate in an in-class “distant healing” practice along with a class discussion. Upon completion of the workshop, students will receive a Reiki Level 2 certificate, which allows one to share Reiki publicly (without fees) and will have continued access to their Reiki Master Teacher for further questions. A materials fee is included in the tuition and covers the cost of a Reiki Level 2 course booklet.

Instructor: Dubravka Bencic Member Tuition: $120 Time: 1 Saturday, 1:00-4:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $150 Date: October 22, 2011

Reiki Master Level Prerequisite: Reiki Level 1&2 and a 21 day period following the second attunement

Reiki Master Level will increase students’ Reiki healing abilities and students’ third eye. Students will explore Chakra balancing techniques, crystal programming, and Prana breathing. Students will learn a Reiki Master Symbol and will receive a Reiki Master attunement. This workshop will provide students with the ability to pass all the attunements to other students. Upon completion of the workshop, students will receive a Reiki Master Healer/Teacher certificate and will have continued access to their Reiki Master Teacher. Becoming a Reiki teacher requires additional time and commitment and will be discussed on an individual basis.

Instructor: Dubravka Bencic Member Tuition: $300 Time: 1 Saturday, 1:00-4:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $330 Date: December 3, 2011

Open Reiki Share No previous Reiki experience required ($5 suggested donation)

A Reiki Share is an opportunity for Reiki practitioners and the general public to come to together and share information, experiences and treatments. If you would like to learn more about Reiki or experience a Reiki treatment, please join us in these casual weekly meetings. The Share is open to Reiki practitioners of all levels and traditions as well as to individuals without previous Reiki experience.

Facilitator: Dubravka Benic Time: Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Dates: September 27 - December 13, 2011

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MUSIC All music lessons are half-hour, private lessons. Depending on the class, additional fees may apply for music books. Ask a staff member for details. The 10% early registration discount does not apply to music lessons. Sweetwater does not offer make-up lessons or tuition reimbursement for student absenteeism. Sweetwater does not prorate tuition for lessons the student cannot attend.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR MUSIC LESSONS. PLEASE CALL 412-741-4405 TO SCHEDULE LESSONS.

Piano - MU01, MU02, MU03

Now is the chance as a beginner to take advantage or private 30-minute lessons to learn the basics of note reading, finger techniques and musicianship. More advanced students will benefit from further study. Lessons are held on a Kawai studio piano or, if the student prefers, a Roland electric piano. Students should have access to either a piano or a keyboard in order to practice outside of class.

MU01 Ages 6 & up Instructor: Lee Kikuchi Member Tuition: $185 Time: 8 Mondays, 3:00-9:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $215 Dates: September 12 - November 7, 2011 No class October 10, 2011

MU02 Ages 6 & up Instructor: Daniel Lehner Member Tuition: $185 Time: 8 Tuesdays, 3:00-9:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $215 Dates: September 20 - November 8, 2011

MU03 Ages 7 & up Instructor: David Auer Member Tuition: $185 Time: 8 Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $215 Dates: September 10 - November 5, 2011 No class October 8, 2011

Guitar - MU04, MU05

This is the perfect class for the student who has never played guitar, used to play or the student who has never stopped playing. The instructor will adapt to any student or instrument - classical, f-hole, electric, etc: all styles are equal. Basic music fundamentals (such as how to read music and chord formations), jazz, contemporary and classical styles will be covered. Student must provide instrument.

MU04 Ages 6 & up Instructor: Jeff Ellsworth Member Tuition: $185 Time: 8 Mondays, 2:30-9:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $215 Dates: September 19 - November 21, 2011 No class October 10 & October 31, 2011

MU05 Ages 6 & up Instructor: Jeff Ellsworth Member Tuition: $185 Time: 8 Fridays, 2:30-8:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $215 Dates: September 16 - November 4, 2011

Violin/Viola - MU06 Ages 6 & up

Private lessons will be offered to beginners as well as advanced players of any age. Students will learn proper instrument and bowing technique, music reading skills, listening skills, and music theory. Study a variety of melodic and rhythmic sounds and patterns while learning how to play your choice of violin or viola. Lessons are based on individual needs of the student and utilize many Suzuki Violin Method techniques and principles. Student must provide instrument.

Instructor: Lisa Joseph Member Tuition: $185 Time: 8 Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $215 Dates: September 17 - November 12, 2011 No class October 8, 2011

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MUSIC CONTINUED Cello - MU07 Ages 6 & up

Private lessons in cello instruction are available for students of all ages and levels (beginner to advanced). Students will learn the fundamentals of music theory: note reading, rhythm, terminology, scales and keys, as well as the proper techniques for playing cello. Methods and teaching materials are assigned according to the student’s age, level and interests. Cost of books is in addition to the tuition fee. Student must provide instrument.

Instructor: Lee Kikuchi Member Tuition: $185 Time: 8 Mondays, 3:00-9:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $215 Dates: September 12 - November 7, 2011 No class October 10, 2011

Voice - MU08 Ages 6 & up

Voice lessons are available to students of age 6 or older, who are currently also studying piano, or who have already studied a minimum of two years of piano lessons. Students age 12 and older will be accepted for voice lessons without this additional music background. Voice students will continue to learn the fundamentals of music theory as they apply to singing, specifically as applied to “sight singing”, as well as the proper techniques for breathing, sound production, vocal timbre and diction. Teaching materials are assigned according to the student’s age, level and interests. Beginners will learn Broadway and popular songs and more advanced students will study the classical (operatic) literature and songs in other languages. Cost of books is in addition to the tuition fee. Student must have a working keyboard for home practice.

Instructor: Lee Kikuchi Member Tuition: $185 Time: 8 Mondays, 3:00-9:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $215 Dates: September 12 - November 7, 2011 No class October 10, 2011

Music Composition - MU09 Ages 6 & up with at least two years of studying a musical instrument

Students interested in writing music may take private music composition lessons. Students must have at least two years of experience studying a musical instrument. Composition students will review the finer details of music theory as they apply to writing music, and will learn many different compositional techniques: improvisation, germination, variations on a theme, musical forms, setting text to music, harmonizing, and programmatic music. Cost of books is in addition to the tuition fee. Computer software is recommended. Student must have a keyboard or a working musical instrument.

Instructor: Lee Kikuchi Member Tuition: $185 Time: 8 Mondays, 3:00-9:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $215 Dates: September 12 - November 7, 2011 No class October 10, 2011

It’s never too early for your child to begin exploring music! Music Together® classes are now offered at Sweetwater. Music Together - Ages birth to 5 years plus parent / caregiver

New at Sweetwater - Classes for our youngest members and their families! Music Together® from Lisa Rae Music Studios, LLC is a fun family music and movement approach to early childhood music development program for infant, toddler, preschool, and kindergarten children and their parents, teachers and other primary caregivers. It is a high quality, developmentally appropriate research-based curriculum from Princeton with playful activities. Music Together was the first national music and movement program for babies and very young children. Basic class activities includes singing rhythmic chants like nursery rhymes, creative movement from finger plays to large motor movement activities, and instrumental play. The music itself is rich and varied. The curriculum supports Head Start Performance and NAEYC Program Standards. Children of all capabilities (typical & challenged) are welcome to participate in the classes. Each family receives a songbook, 2 CDs plus parent guide DVD. These materials help to deliver the parent involvement component of the Music Together program by duplicating the classroom experience in the home. Classes involve parent participation regardless of their own music ability; siblings attend together. Min enrollment 6 children; Max 12 per class. For more info, contact Lisa Rae Music Studios, LLC directly: (412) 638-7598 or LisaRaeVaughan@yahoo.com. Register online at www.LisaRaeMusic.Com Instructor: Lisa Rae Music Studios, LLC Members: $110 for 1 child only or 1 child plus sibling < 8 months Time: 6 Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Non-Members: $125 for 1 child only or 1 child plus sibling < 8 months 10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Members: $195 for 2 children only or 2 children plus sibling < 8 months Dates: September 22 - December 8, 2011 Non-Members: $210 for 2 children only or 2 children plus sibling < 8 months No Class October 27 & November 24, 2011 Three children or more - Call 412.638.7598 for details

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ADULT/CHILD CLASSES & WORKSHOPS Monday Morning Art Club - AC01 Ages 3-6 with and adult

Start the week out with art on Monday mornings in this fun class that will introduce young children (along with their special adult) to a variety of media while encouraging creativity and self-expression. This adult-child learning adventure will allow participants to work together on a variety of projects with themes including animals, weather, puppets and colors while exploring a variety of materials. Materials fee is included in the tuition. Tuition includes one adult and one child only. Please do not bring infant and/or toddler siblings to class.

Instructor: Dani Danylo Member Tuition: $90 Time: 6 Mondays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Non-member Tuition: $110 Dates: September 26 - November 7, 2011 No class October 10, 2011

Art in Autumn - AC02 Ages 3-6 with an adult

In this fall-themed class, children and their special adult will create a variety of fun art projects together. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll make an Indian Corn collage, a Harvest Moon Owl painting and a not-so-scary scarecrow. Come join the fun while creating artful memories with your little one. Materials fee is included in the tuition. Tuition includes one adult and one child only. Please do not bring infant and/or toddler siblings to class.

Instructor: Colleen Sherts Member Tuition: $90 Time: 6 Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $110 Dates: October 4 - November 8, 2011

Puppets! - AC04 Ages 3-6 with an adult

In this workshop, children and their special adults will work together to create a whole troupe of puppets using a variety of materials and methods. Each week will focus on a different style of puppet ranging from sock to stick, string to spoon, and everything else in between! The final week will be spent making a puppet stage so families can perform together at home! Materials fee is included in the tuition. Tuition includes one adult and one child only. Please do not bring infant and/or toddler siblings with you to class.

Instructor: Dani Danylo Member Tuition: $50 Time: 4 Fridays, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $80 Dates: October 7 - October 28, 2011

Trim the Tree - AC05 Ages 3-6 with an adult

In this workshop, children will work with their special adults to create a slew of ornaments that are guaranteed to be treasured forever. Ornaments will be made using paint, cutting and pasting, and collage. Families wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to wait to trim the tree with these soon-tobe keepsakes! Materials fee is included in the tuition. Tuition includes one adult and one child only. Please do not bring infant and/or toddler siblings to class.

Instructor: Dani Danylo Member Tuition: $50 Time: 4 Mondays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Non-member Tuition: $80 Dates: November 21 - December 12, 2011

REGISTER EARLY!

Register for fall 2011 classes before September 9, 2011 and receive 10% off the tuition. Use coupon code fall11early10 when registering online. Excludes private music lessons and private art lessons. Sweetwater does not offer reimbursement if coupon code is not used at the time of registration.

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ADULT/CHILD CLASSES & WORKSHOPS CONTINUED Pasta! - AC06 Ages 6-10 with an adult

Make pasta the old fashioned way! Parents and children will make cheese ravioli and fresh tomato-basil sauce from start to finish, by hand! Enjoy a day in the kitchen with your child, brush up on a few cooking fundamentals while making and eating fresh pasta dough and hand formed ravioli, traditional cheese filling and tomato-basil sauce with Chef Olga Watkins. Class appropriate for beginning cooks and their parents. Tuition includes one adult and one child only. Please do not bring infant and/or toddler siblings with you to class. Due to the nature of this class, Sweetwater is unable to accommodate food allergies/dietary restrictions.

Instructor: Olga Watkins Member Tuition: $45 Time: 1 Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $55 Date: October 1, 2011

Holiday Bead-a-thon - TC07 Ages 6-11 with an adult OR ages 12 & up

Combine beautiful beads, a few simple techniques, and a splash of fun and what do you get? Gorgeous holiday jewelry to wear or give proudly. Use quality beads from around the world to create necklaces, bracelets, earrings, photo holders, and more... the choice is yours! Holiday-themed and special beads and charms will be available. Tuition includes one individual only. Cost of materials depends on the type and number of projects completed, but will range from $7 to $30, payable to the instructor on the day of class.

Instructor: Kathy Shomo Member Tuition: $20 Time: 1 Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $30 Date: December 17, 2011

PRE-SCHOOL CLASSES & WORKSHOPS Pre-School Ballet/Tap/Jazz - PS01 Ages 3-6

Children will learn the basic movements and techniques in tap, ballet and jazz in a fun and relaxing environment. Tap and ballet shoes are required.

Instructor: Renea Bishop Member Tuition: $60 Time: 6 Mondays, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $90 Dates: September 26 - November 7, 2011 No class October 10, 2011

Raising Picasso - PS02 Ages 3-6

This class will introduce young children to the fine arts. Through drawing, painting and sculpture, children will explore their world through self expression and creativity. Children will view the childhood artwork from various artists that will inspire their very own creations. Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Theresa Nero Member Tuition: $95 Time: 6 Mondays, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $125 Dates: September 26 - November 7, 2011 No class October 10, 2011

Picasso Paints the Holidays - PS03 Ages 3-6

In this holiday-themed version of Sweetwaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popular Raising Picasso class, students will create artworks that reflect light and celebration - two common themes represented during the holiday season. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll learn about Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa as we create a different project each week. Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Theresa Nero Member Tuition: $45 Time: 3 Mondays, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $70 Dates: December 6 - December 20, 2011

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Online registration is now available! See page 2 for details. Online registration is not available for private art lessons and private music lessons.

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PRE-SCHOOL CLASSES & WORKSHOPS CONTINUED Silly Squirrels - PS04 Ages 4-6

Squirrels love to scamper in the fall! They are often running around hiding nuts in preparation for the long winter. Enjoy a discussion about animal activities in the fall and read a few “squirrely” books in this fun art workshop for young children. Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Sally Oberdick Member Tuition: $15 Time: 1 Friday, 4:30-6:00 p.m. ` Non-member Tuition: $25 Date: September 23, 2011

Superheroes & Villains - PS05 Ages 4-6

Inspired by those awesome crime fighters with special powers, we will make projects celebrating our favorite action heroes. Even more fun, our projects will also explore diabolical schemes of the arch nemesis of our favorite hero, and we’ll use our own creative powers to foil these plans! Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Vanessa Rossi Member Tuition: $15 Time: 1 Tuesday, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $25 Date: September 27, 2011

Alternative Painting - PS06 Ages 4-6

Painting with brushes is so last season! In this workshop, children will explore painting with nontraditional materials such as marbles, cotton balls, potatoes and much, much, more! Children will explore texture and artful composition while letting their imaginations run wild! Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Dani Danylo Member Tuition: $15 Time: 1 Tuesday, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $25 Date: October 4, 2011

Apple Festival - PS07 Ages 4-6

Fall is apple season! Create beautiful art using apples as tools as well inspiration for a variety of fun projects. Children will work on creating a pattern for one project, and use their hands to create a personalized apple tree in another. Fun doesn’t fall far from the apple tree! Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Dani Danylo Member Tuition: $15 Time: 1 Friday, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $25 Date: October 14, 2011

Creatures of the Night - PS08 Ages 4-6

Halloween is rapidly approaching and all the creepy creatures of the night are out and looking for a fright! Don’t be scared! Create projects celebrating these spooky creatures and turn their scary qualities into frightfully fun art. Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Dani Danylo Member Tuition: $15 Time: 1 Friday, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $25 Date: October 21, 2011

Sweetwater’s “Spooktacular” Halloween - PS09 Ages 4-6

No tricks, just treats to take home in this one day workshop. Indulge in all the frights and delights of Halloween by making creative projects with a ghoulish theme. Join us for a frightfully good time! Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Colleen Sherts Member Tuition: $15 Time: 1 Friday, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $25 Date: October 28, 2011

Fall Collages - PS10 Ages 4-6

Let’s explore nature as we create beautiful collages! Using leaves, seed pods and art materials, we will create a natural picture of an autumn day. Take a nature walk before class and bring some of your own materials to use in your collage! Materials fee is included in the tuition

Instructor: Sally Oberdick Time: 1 Friday, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Date: November 4, 2011

Member Tuition: $15 Non-member Tuition: $25

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PRE-SCHOOL CLASSES & WORKSHOPS CONTINUED The Legend of Tom the Turkey - PS11 Ages 4-6

In this holiday workshop, preschoolers will learn about the legend of Tom the turkey, because Tom was a bird like no other. After hearing the adventures of Tom the Turkey, preschoolers will recreate a Tom of their own to take home, just in time to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and adorn their holiday table! Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Theresa Nero Member Tuition: $15 Time: 1 Wednesday, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $25 Date: November 16, 2011

Holiday Stamping and Card Making - PS12 Ages 4-6

Children will use a variety of stamps to create wonderful holiday cards to give to their family and friends. Children will explore the use of color and composition, and embellish their cards with materials that add shimmer and shine! This is no ordinary card making class - your child will create a unique work of art to give as a cherished gift! Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Elizabeth Slovan Member Tuition: $15 Time: 1 Saturday, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $25 Date: November 26, 2011

Holidays Around the World - PS13 Ages 4-6

Make Christmas crafts from all over the world in this class that goes beyond American traditions to explore how the holiday is celebrated in other countries. Do they have Santa Claus in Italy? Do Hungarians have Christmas trees? Come to Sweetwater and find out! Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Dani Danylo Member Tuition: $15 Time: 1 Tuesday, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $25 Date: November 29, 2011

All That Glitters - PS14 Ages 4-6

Red and green may be the traditional holiday colors, but if you’re yearning for festive crafts that really shimmer and shine, then this is the class for you! Create a wide variety of crafts with sparkling materials like glitter, gems, beads and more. We’ll have a dazzling good time! Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Emily Dora Member Tuition: $15 Time: 1 Wednesday, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $25 Date: November 30, 2011

Pre-School Holiday Ornaments in Clay - PS15 Ages 4-6

Brighten your home during the holiday season with hand-made, one-of-a-kind ornaments! In the first class, students will use cookie cutters and other techniques (all fun winter shapes like snowmen, gifts and Christmas trees!) to form their ornaments in clay. The second class allows students the chance to decorate their clay creations, through the use of under-glazes, surface treatments and acrylic paint finishes. The ornaments make perfect gifts or home decorations that can be used year after year! Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Ellen Siergiej Time: 2 Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Dates: December 3 - December 10, 2011

Member Tuition: $40 Non-member Tuition: $60

Gingerbread Workshop - PS16 Ages 4-6

Construct one of the most desired and tasteful houses ever built - the gingerbread house! Learn how to use icing and decorate your very own architectural masterpiece with gumdrops, peppermint sticks, sprinkles, coconut and many other yummy candies. Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Mary Michael Medlin Member Tuition: $25 Time: 1 Thursday, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $35 Date: December 8, 2011

Sugar Plum Fairies - PS17 Ages 4-6

Welcome to Clara Stahlbaum’s world of sugar plum fairies, nutcrackers and Christmas extravaganzas! While listening to music from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, students will be able to decorate a nutcracker of their own, construct their own crowns and more! Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Colleen Sherts Member Tuition: $15 Time: 1 Friday, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $25 Date: December 16, 2011

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CHILDREN’S CLASSES Sweetwater Sampler - CH01 Ages 6-10

Each week is a new adventure in this multi-media medley! Students will create a different project each week as they experiment with drawing, painting and sculpture. Discover the art medium you fancy the most. Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Theresa Nero

Member Tuition: $60 Time: 4 Mondays, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $90 Dates: September 19 - October 17, 2011 No class October 10, 2011

Children’s Drawing - CH02 Ages 6-10

It is important to start with the basics to ensure successful artistic expression in any medium. In this class, students will draw animals, a selfportrait, and a still-life while developing drawing techniques and learning basic line and perspective principles. There will be no end to what can be created with the foundation gained from this class! Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Emily Dora Member Tuition: $95 Time: 6 Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $125 Dates: September 27 - November 1, 2011

Children’s Painting - CH03 Ages 6-10

This colorful class will introduce children to a variety of painting media including watercolor, acrylic, tempera and more! We’ll learn the basics of color theory, color mixing and the principles and elements of design as we study the art of famous painters such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Georgia O’Keefe, and more! Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Mary Michael Medlin Member Tuition: $95 Time: 6 Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $125 Dates: September 29 - November 3, 2011

Children’s Ceramics - CH04 Ages 6-10

Children will be introduced to the basic processes of ceramics. Clay construction techniques such as coiling, soft-slab and molding will be used to create sculptural works. Students will also be instructed on wheel throwing techniques to create simple tableware. Students will create both functional and sculptural pieces as they learn how to work with clay and use equipment safely and properly. Various methods of finishing and decorating pieces will also be covered. Materials fee is included in the tuition. Instructor: Cali Fleming Member Tuition: $100 Time: 7 Saturdays, 9:30-11:00 a.m. Non-member Tuition: $130 Dates: October 1 - November 19, 2011 No class November 12, 2011

Children’s Cartooning - CH05 Ages 6-10

This class will introduce children to the history of cartooning with a focus on character design and concept. Students will learn how to draw basic human structures using simple shapes and will also learn how to draw comic book characters in a variety of positions, expressing an assortment of emotions, using their limitless imaginations as they create their own characters and comic strips/books while developing drawing techniques. Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Celena Yussen Member Tuition: $95 Time: 6 Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $125 Dates: October 5 - November 9, 2011

Art Around the World - CH06 Ages 6-10

Travel around the world without ever leaving Sewickley! Each week we’ll explore a different country and then create artwork inspired by that country’s culture. We’ll experiment with a variety of different media and techniques to create our very own world of art! Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Emily Dora Member Tuition: $60 Time: 4 Mondays, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $90 Dates: November 7 - November 28, 2011

CHILD DROP-OFF AND DISMISSAL POLICY The following policy applies to children enrolled in pre-school, children’s, and teen classes (Ages 3-15). In order to keep your child safe, please escort him/her to class every day. If anyone other than yourself is to pick your child up, please write a note and give it to the instructor at class. If you give your child permission to walk home or to meet you outside after class, then you must write a note stating this and give it to the instructor.

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CHILDREN’S CLASSES CONTINUED Mona - CH07 Ages 6-10

In this workshop, children will borrow the model “Mona Lisa” from the Renaissance Artist/Inventor, Leonardo DaVinci and will create a whole new makeover for this timeless beauty. After a brief art history lesson about this famous painting, young painters will work from a transferred image and transform Mona into a new, changed woman. Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Theresa Nero Member Tuition: $15 Time: 1 Friday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $25 Date: September 9, 2011

Painting With Gold - CH08 Ages 6-10

Gustav Klimt was a prominent Austrian painter who significantly influenced the Art Nouveau movement. Klimt’s well-known works are distinctively recognizable through his use of adorning gold-leaf decoration and the repetition of geometric symbols, spirals and swirls. Klimt was heavily influenced by Byzantine and Minoan icons, mosaics and frescoes. In his paintings, Klimt created an isolated world for his subjects, much like his own reality. Students will use magazines, brilliant gold leaf, and colorful palettes to create a figurative iconic painting similar to the style of Gustav Klimt. Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Theresa Nero Member Tuition: $15 Time: 1 Friday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $25 Date: September 16, 2011

Mosaic Memories - CH09 Ages 6-10

What better way to capture a special memory than in a unique homemade picture frame! Students will choose from tons of mosaic tiles, seashells, buttons, stones and gems to create their own design. Students will then transfer their design using tradition mosaic techniques onto their own wooden picture frame to create a beautiful piece of mosaic artwork. Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Mary Michael Medlin Member Tuition: $20 Time: 1 Friday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $30 Date: September 23, 2011

Japanese Fish Printing - CH10 Ages 6-10

Learn the art of “Gyotaku” (Japanese Fish Printing). Gyotaku is a form of nature printing used by Japanese fisherman to record their catches. Join us as we learn about the history of the art and make our very own prints. Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Cali Fleming Member Tuition: $15 Time: 1 Friday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $25 Date: September 30, 2011

Artsy Autumn - CH11 Ages 6-10

Celebrate the autumn season in this colorful workshop! Students will be inspired by the colors and themes of fall as we create beautiful autumn artwork. Use stencils, stamps and autumn leaves to create a fall masterpiece! Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Sally Oberdick Member Tuition: $15 Time: 1 Friday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $25 Date: October 7, 2011

FREE MAVUNO Children’s Workshop Ages 6-10

Sweetwater is hosting a free art workshop for kids during MAVUNO. This one day workshop focuses on the work of accomplished African American artist Romare Bearden. Pre-registration is required. See pages 24-25 for more details on MAVUNO.

The Rhythm of Romare – CH27

African American artist Romare Bearden created exciting collages that told stories of the music, memories, people, and city life around him. You are invited to create a collage inspired by Romare Bearden using materials like watercolors, colored paper, sheet music and magazines. To inspire rhythm in our collages, we’ll listen to jazz music as we learn various collage techniques like layering, overlapping, and composition. Be sure to check out our Romare Bearden inspired gallery exhibition entitled Stacks, available for viewing from September 30 – October 28, 2011.

Instructor: Vanessa Rossi Time: 1 Tuesday, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Date: October 4, 2011

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CHILDREN’S CLASSES CONTINUED Delicious Dessert Art – CH12 Ages 6-10

Students will discover the scrumptious artwork of Wayne Thiebold, an American Pop artist celebrated for his depictions of cakes, pastries, popular American food and other pop culture projects. Students will learn about the history of Pop Art and its representation of popular cultural images. Students will experiment with texture and vibrant color to paint their own delicious paintings! Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Vanessa Rossi Members: $15 Time: 1 Friday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Non-members: $25 Date: October 14, 2011

Awesome Abstracts - CH13 Ages 6-10

Have you heard of Jackson Pollock? His paintings are very well known for their sense of rhythm and movement, but they are fun to look at too! When people look at his work, they sometimes see the shapes of animals, leaves, insects or trees; other people see images that appear to vibrate or move. In this workshop, children will take an introductory look at the work of Jackson Pollock and create abstract paintings that incorporate techniques such as drizzling, dripping, spattering and splashing. Wear your old clothes (please!) and come prepared to get into painting. Materials fees included in the tuition.

Instructor: Cali Fleming Member Tuition: $15 Time: 1 Friday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $25 Date: October 21, 2011

Sweetwater’s “Spooktacular” Halloween - CH14 Ages 6-10

No tricks, just treats to take home in this one day workshop. Indulge in all the frights and delights of Halloween by making creative projects with a ghoulish theme. Join us for a frightfully good time! Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Emily Dora Member Tuition: $15 Time: 1 Friday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $25 Date: October 28, 2011

Duct Tape Wallets - CH15 Ages 8-12

Learn how to make a colorful and functional wallet out of one of the most versatile materials: duct tape! You’ll learn all the tricks needed for making a trendy wallet from creating duct tape fabric to making card and ID holders. Once you learn these skills, you’ll learn some artistic techniques for adding a personalized design to your wallet that will be sure to impress your friends and family. Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Vanessa Rossi M e m b e r Tu i t i o n : $ 2 0 Time: 1 Friday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $30 Date: November 4, 2011

Thanksgiving Feast - CH16 Ages 6-10

In this cooking class, children will prepare the traditional Thanksgiving feast. The menu will include: Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes,green bean casserole, pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce. Children will also learn how to carve the turkey and the proper way to set the Family table for Thanksgiving. Materials fee is included in the tuition. Due to the nature of this class, Sweetwater is unable to accommodate food allergies/dietary restrictions.

Instructor: Theresa Nero Member Tuition: $25 Time: 1 Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $35 Date: November 5, 2011

Totem Pole Towers - CH17 Ages 6-10

Did you know that the position held in highest esteem in Native American cultures is actually the “low man on the totem pole”? Come learn more fun facts and history about these wooden carvings. We’ll create our own replica with brightly colored cut-out painting using tempera paints and sharpies. Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Colleen Sherts Member Tuition: $15 Time: 1 Friday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $25 Date: November 11, 2011

Thanksgiving Traditions - CH18 Ages 6-10

In this workshop students will learn about some well-known and not so well-known Thanksgiving traditions. Participants will create art projects that can also double as Thanksgiving decorations while learning about the origin of the holiday and what the first thanksgiving was really like. Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Cali Fleming Member Tuition: $15 Time: 1 Friday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $25 Date: November 18, 2011

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CHILDREN’S CLASSES CONTINUED Gifts for Giving - CH19 Ages 6-10

In this holiday workshop, children will create a variety of gifts that they will enjoy sharing with others. Use an array of artistic materials to create holiday gifts for the special person(s) in your life. Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Mary Michael Medlin Member Tuition: $15 Time: 1 Saturday, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $25 Date: November 26, 2011

Christmas Stocking Workshop - CH20 Ages 6-10

Create your own unique stocking to hang by the chimney with care in this fun workshop. We’ll use gems, ribbon, sequins, fabric paint and more to accentuate and personalize our Christmas creations. Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Mary Michael Medlin Member Tuition: $15 Time: 1 Monday, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $25 Date: November 28, 2011

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas - CH21 Ages 6-10

Everyone knows the popular story about the night before Christmas. In this workshop, we’ll read the famous poem and then create our very own version of the story by illustrating storybooks. Let your imagination get carried away with the holiday spirit! Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Emily Dora Member Tuition: $15 Time: 1 Thursday, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $25 Date: December 1, 2011

Holiday Ornaments in Clay - CH22 Ages 6-10

Brighten your home during the holiday season with hand-made, one-of-a-kind ornaments! In the first class, students will use cookie cutters and other techniques (all fun winter shapes like snowmen, gifts and Christmas trees!) to form their ornaments in clay. The second class allows students the chance to decorate their creation, through the use of under-glazes, surface treatments and acrylic paint finishes. The ornaments make perfect gifts or home decorations that can be used year after year! Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Charlotte Tolliver Member Tuition: $40 Time: 2 Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $60 Dates: December 3 - December 10, 2011

Holiday Cookie Extravaganza - CH23, CH24, CH25 Ages 6-10

Be a sugar artist! Nothing says home for the holidays like freshly baked cookies. In this workshop students will bake and decorate several different kinds of cookies and take them home. Of course, there will be some tasting in class! Kids - roll up your sleeves and get ready to have some festive fun in the kitchen! Materials fee is included in the tuition. Due to the nature of this class, Sweetwater is unable to accommodate food allergies/dietary restrictions.

CH23 CH24 CH25 Instructor: Cheron Urbanek Instructor: Cheron Urbanek Instructor: Cheron Urbanek Time: 1 Friday, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Time: 1 Friday, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Time: 1 Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Date: December 9, 2011 Date: December 16, 2011 Date: December 17, 2011 Member Tuition: $25 Member Tuition: $25 Member Tuition: $25 Non-member Tuition: $35 Non-member Tuition: $35 Non-member Tuition: $35

Faberge Eggs - CH26 Ages 6-10

Students will learn about the history of holiday ornaments, specifically the ornate Russian Faberge Eggs. Using air-dry clay, students will mold their own eggs and then embellish them with eye-catching beads, sequins, gemstones and more. Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Vanessa Rossi Member Tuition: $15 Time: 1 Tuesday, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $25 Date: December 13, 2011

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TEEN CLASSES Digital Photography for Teens - TN01 Ages 11-14

Come explore the world of digital photography and learn how to take impressive photographs. This class will explore composition, subject matter and lighting through hands-on projects and discussion. Students will learn how to tell a story through their photography. Students should bring a digital camera with them to class. All other materials are included in the tuition.

Instructor: Andria Jones Member Tuition: $95 Time: 6 Mondays, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $125 Dates: September 26 - November 7, 2011 No class October 10, 2011

Digital Photography for Teens - TN02 Ages 15-17

Come explore the world of digital photography and learn how to take impressive photographs. This class will explore composition, subject matter and lighting through hands-on projects and discussion. Students will learn how to tell a story through their photography. Students should bring a digital camera with them to class. All other materials are included in the tuition.

Instructor: Andria Jones Member Tuition: $105 Time: 6 Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $135 Dates: September 26 - November 7, 2011 No class October 10, 2011

Belly Dancing - MB01 Ages 13 & up

Celebrate your feminine side in this entertaining class that is a chance for those young and young at heart to let loose and have some fun! Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of belly dance through the history and steps from nine different styles. This high energy, low impact form of exercise tones the body from head to toe and also helps improve posture and circulation. No dance experience is necessary. A materials fee of $35.00 is payable to the instructor on the first night of class and covers the cost of a mandatory hip scarf. Dress in loose athletic pants or a long skirt with leggings and a comfortable shirt, and wear ballet style slippers or jazz shoes.

Instructor: Renea Bishop Member Tuition: $60 Time: 6 Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $90 Dates: September 26 - November 7, 2011 No class October 10, 2011

Dance Mix - MB02 Ages 13 & up

Discover why dance is such a great workshop! This fun, aerobic-inspired class will introduce students to a variety of different dance styles. Students will be taught a new style of dance each week, inspired by Jazz, Hip Hop, Latin, Modern and Hawaiian. Come learn dances with a new twist in a fun and relaxing environment! Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Instructor: Renea Bishop Member Tuition: $60 Time: 6 Mondays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $90 Dates: September 26 - November 7, 2011 No class October 10, 2011

Exploring Anime Art - TN04 Ages 11-17

This class will focus on the popular style of anime and manga. Students will learn to draw the human figure in the style of Japanese animation and comics and will explore the animation process, storyboarding and character design. A brief introduction to Japanese culture and language through its use in anime will also be presented. Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Celena Yussen Member Tuition: $105 Time: 6 Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $135 Dates: October 5 - November 9, 2011

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TEEN CLASSES CONTINUED Teen Ceramics - TN05 Ages 11-14

Students will create a number of clay objects while learning wheel throwing and hand building skills. Explore glazing and color as well as surface treatment options. Students will make basic, cylindrical forms on the wheel as well as coil and slab built forms by hand. Dress to get messy and bring your imagination! Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Megan Shane Member Tuition: $100 Time: 7 Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $130 Dates: October 5 - November 16, 2011

Pottery Studio for Teens - TN06 Ages 15-18

In this ceramics class, students will be challenged to develop their skills in wheel throwing and sculpture. If you have had prior experience in clay, you can learn new skills and advance your creative abilities. If you are a beginner, be ready to jump right into making hand built sculptures and learn the basics of wheel throwing. Come with ideas of what you’d like to make and prepare to develop many new skills. Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Megan Shane Member Tuition: $120 Time: 7 Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $150 Dates: October 5 - November 16, 2011

Sculpture for Teens - TN07 Ages 11-15

In this four week course, teens will explore the traditional techniques of sculpture, and focus their attention on the study of form. Students will explore sculpture as a two-dimensional art form by modeling with clay and working with plaster. An additional assignment of creating and constructing assemblage sculpture will be demonstrated and then assigned as a take home assignment during the length of the course. Students will work through direct observation as well as working from their imagination. Students will produce two-three sculptures. Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Theresa Nero Member Tuition: $85 Time: 4 Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $115 Dates: October 6 - October 27, 2011

Beading for Tweens - TN08, TN09 Ages 8-12

In this fun-filled workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of beading such as working with different types of wire, crimping to secure clasps, and designing and constructing projects. Examples of projects that students may choose from include necklaces and chokers, bracelets, anklets, earrings, bookmarks, key chains, backpack dangles and suncatchers. Interesting beads and charms will be available, and students will be encouraged to develop their own individual styles. Instructor and peer feedback will be offered in order to affirm each beader’s strengths and to build confidence as well as skill. All levels welcome! Materials fee is included in the tuition.

TN08 - Friday Session TN09 - Saturday Session Instructor: Kathy Shomo Instructor: Kathy Shomo Time: 1 Friday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Time: 1 Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Date: October 21, 2011 Date: October 22, 2011 Member Tuition: $25 Member Tuition: $25 Non-member Tuition: $35 Non-member Tuition: $35

Duct Tape Wallets - CH15 Ages 8-12

Learn how to make a colorful and functional wallet out of one of the most versatile materials: duct tape! You’ll learn all the tricks needed for making a trendy wallet from creating duct tape fabric to making card and ID holders. Once you learn these skills, you’ll learn some artistic techniques for adding a personalized design to your wallet that will be sure to impress your friends and family. Materials fee is included in the tuition.

Instructor: Vanessa Rossi M e m b e r Tu i t i o n : $ 2 0 Time: 1 Friday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $30 Date: November 4, 2011

Holiday Bead-a-thon - TC07 Ages 6-11 with an adult OR ages 12 & up

Combine beautiful beads, a few simple techniques, and a splash of fun and what do you get? Gorgeous holiday jewelry to wear or give proudly. Use quality beads from around the world to create necklaces, bracelets, earrings, photo holders, and more... the choice is yours! Holiday-themed and special beads and charms will be available. Tuition includes one individual only. Cost of materials depends on the type and number of projects completed, but will range from $7 to $30, payable to the instructor on the day of class.

Instructor: Kathy Shomo Member Tuition: $20 Time: 1 Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Non-member Tuition: $30 Date: December 17, 2011

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EXHIBITIONS Sweetwater’s Gallery is available for viewing: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday: 1:00 - 9:00 p.m. Friday: 1:00 - 8:30 p.m. (closing time may vary) Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (closing time may vary) Sunday: Closed *Please call 412-741-4405 to verify building hours.

My Place September 2-23, 2011 Reception: Friday, September 23, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

*Includes complimentary wine, refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres. This exhibition will present a variety of interpretations of what “My Place” may be and may mean to the artists. This could be simply the immediate environment where they live, country or city; something more intimate as their home; or the identity of space, whether real or just imaginary. The artwork may also focus on expressing feelings and emotions the artist may have towards this “place.” Where am I now? What place am I longing for? In that place, will I find comfort? The artists will give the viewer an opportunity to see through their work the way that they “see” their place. This exhibition is juried by Barbara Westman. Westman has been a resident of Pennsylvania since 2002 when she moved from Poland. She obtained her dual MFA in Fiber Art and Printmaking at The Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland. Since her arrival to the US she has been dividing her time between teaching and working on her own art. She evenly enjoys fiber art and printmaking. Westman’s interests are in textures and structures, whether natural or man-made. Her observation and interpretation of both is presented in her prints and fiber art works. Currently Barbara Westman is an Assistant Professor of Fiber Art and Printmaking at Slippery Rock University. Over the years she participated in numerous national and international art exhibits.

Nautiloidea by Barbara Westman

Sweetwater Center for the Arts FREE!

Stacks

September 30 – October 28, 2011 Reception: Friday, September 30, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

*Featuring live music by DJ Soy Sos from 6:30-8:30 p.m. *The reception coincides with the Sewickley Fall Gallery Walk and includes complimentary wine, refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres. September 2011-September 2012 marks artist Romare Bearden’s centennial year. During his time he achieved recognition for his complex semiabstract collages of photographs and painted paper on canvas. The narrative structure of his work depicts African American culture, including ritual, music, and family as his predominant themes. By the 1960s Bearden was recognized as the preeminent collagist in the U.S. He is regarded as one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. Romare Bearden spent some time in Pittsburgh and went to high school at Peabody. A large part of his work was inspired by his time in Pittsburgh. Bearden also had a reputation and several endeavors to inspire and promote other African American and younger artists, namely The Studio Museum of Harlem and Cinque Gallery, both in New York City. The show is titled Stacks based on Bearden’s reflections on the influence the smokestacks of Pittsburgh had on his work. Thinking about the idea of stacks as layers, Bearden created work in a collage aesthetic and used color and space all in stacks. Stacks also refers to artistic influence. As artists we stack ideas, techniques and environments. One artist influences another in stacks. Artists including Christiane Leach, Staycee Pearl, Blaine Siegel, and Brett Wormsley share their Bearden inspirations in various ways in this exhibition. Stacks is curated by Alisha Wormsley, a resident and teaching artist for many cultural institutions including The Romare Bearden Foundation.

Love Scar VI by Christiane Leach

Sweetwater Center for the Arts Free!

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MAVUNO Sweetwater is proud to present its 15th Annual MAVUNO Festival of African American Art & Culture. MAVUNO, translated as “first fruit” in Swahili, will begin at the start of the Fall/Harvest season. From early-September through mid-October, the MAVUNO Festival features a wide range of performances, workshops, a visual art exhibition, and much more in celebration of the African American voice and vision of the region.

Historical Tour

Saturday, September 10, 2011, 2:00 p.m.

In honor of Sweetwater’s MAVUNO Festival of African American Art & Culture and in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the St. Matthews African American Episcopal Church, join us as we walk through time both outside and within the church at the corner of Thorn and Walnut Streets. Meet us on the steps of what was once known as “the first colored mission.” It was nearly 150 years ago when minister Daniel B. Matthews would walk these same streets of Sewickley preaching the good news to the early black settlers. Their current congregation still gives its testimony within its dining room walls with a plethora of mounted photographs. For more information, please visit www.sweetwaterartcenter.org/mavuno-festival/

St. Matthews AME Zion Church, 345 Thorn Street, Sewickley Free!

Stacks

September 30 – October 28, 2011 Reception: Friday, September 30, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

*Featuring live music by DJ Soy Sos from 6:30-8:30 p.m. *The reception coincides with the Sewickley Fall Gallery Walk and includes complimentary wine, refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres. The show is titled Stacks based on Bearden’s reflections on the influence the smokestacks of Pittsburgh had on his work. Thinking about the idea of stacks as layers, Bearden created work in a collage aesthetic and used color and space all in stacks. Stacks also refers to artistic influence. As artists we stack ideas, techniques and environments. One artist influences another in stacks. Artists including Christiane Leach, Staycee Pearl, Blaine Siegel, and Brett Wormsley share their Bearden inspirations in various ways in this exhibition. Stacks is curated by Alisha Wormsley, a resident and teaching artist for many cultural institutions including The Romare Bearden Foundation. *Please see page 23 for more details.

Sweetwater Center for the Arts Free!

The Babatunde Lea Quartet Performance

Saturday, October 1, 2011, 2:00 p.m. (following the African American Heritage Day Parade in Downtown Pittsburgh)

“Jazz steeped in the rhythms of the African Diaspora!” Babatunde Lea’s music is influenced by the many African drumming/cultural experiences that he has had throughout his lifetime. His music is also inspired by the likes of Pharaoh Sanders, McCoy Tyner, Leon Thomas and Randy Weston, just to name a few. One of Babatunde’s biggest influences was Babatunde Olatunji, when he saw him at a concert in NYC/Cooper Union University in 1959. That performance is what let Babatunde Lea know that he was and is a drummer! One of only two major arts institutions in the world named for Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright and Pittsburgh native August Wilson, the August Wilson Center for African American Culture engages regional and national audiences in its mission of preserving, presenting, interpreting, celebrating and shaping the art, culture and history of African Americans in Western Pennsylvania and people of African descent throughout the world. From its new home in a vibrant Cultural District, the sleekly modern August Wilson Center offers multiple exhibition galleries, a 486-seat theater for performances in all genres, an education center for classes, lectures and hands-on learning, unique shopping, and dazzling spaces for community programs and events. The Center is a place like no other for experiencing theater, dance, music, history, film, literature, visual art, interactive education and spectacular entertainment, all under one roof. More information about the August Wilson Center is available at AugustWilsonCenter.org or by calling 412.258.2700.

August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh Free!

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Babatunde Lea photograph by C Bill Evans


MAVUNO continued FREE MAVUNO Children’s Workshop: The Rhythm of Romare – CH27 Ages 6-10

African American artist Romare Bearden created exciting collages that told stories of the music, memories, people, and city life around him. You are invited to create a collage inspired by Romare Bearden using materials like watercolors, colored paper, sheet music and magazines. To inspire rhythm in our collages, we’ll listen to jazz music as we learn various collage techniques like layering, overlapping, and composition. Pre-registration is required.

Instructor: Vanessa Rossi Time: 1 Tuesday, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Date: October 4, 2011

Lecture: Stacks - A look on Bearden and his legacy of inspiring and supporting the emerging arts community. Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

*Includes complimentary wine, refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres. Join us for a brief lecture and discussion on the impact of Romare Bearden’s work and influence on artists today. Alisha Wormsley, a resident and teaching artist for many cultural institutions including The Romare Bearden Foundation, and fellow artists will talk about Bearden and his support of young artists, the creation of the Cinque Gallery, and his time and legacy in Pittsburgh.

Sweetwater Center for the Arts Members: Free Non-members: $5

Machete Kisumontao Performance Friday, October 7, 2011, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

*Includes complimentary wine, refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres. Spend a night out enjoying great music in Sweetwater’s intimate night club setting. Machete Kisumontao is a 6-piece Puerto Rican music band from Pittsburgh. Their true rustic sound of Afro-Caribbean rhythms captures the feelings of bomba, plena, criollo, nova-trova, reggae and salsa--- music mostly rooted in African beats and Caribbean grooves. Purchase your tickets early and save. Seating is limited.

Sweetwater Center for the Arts Members: $8 advance / $10 day of event Non-members: $12 advance / $15 day of event

Machete Kisumontao

Rejoice in Gospel!

Sunday, October 9, 2011, 6:30 p.m.

*Featuring The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir The art of gospel is an inherent aspect of African American culture today and throughout history, along with the tradition of choir days. Sweetwater is honored to host its own choir day where choirs from regional churches come together to perform their favorite gospel songs in this joyous performance. Sweetwater is delighted to have The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir headline the Rejoice in Gospel! event for the second year in a row. Formed as a project of the River City Brass Band, the PGC is intended to catalyze connections among participants of all races, ethnicities and ages while acting as a conduit for the preservation of the rich history of gospel music through its performances of both traditional and new works in the genre. Brother Marlon, host of the Sunday Gospel radio program, will be our Master of Ceremonies. The Sewickley Academy Home and School Association will host a reception following the performance.

Sewickley Academy, Rea Auditorium, 315 Academy Ave., Sewickley $3 suggested donation

The MAVUNO Festival is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts; The Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Fund, a partnership of The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments; a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; The Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. Sweetwater would like to thank the Official MAVUNO sponsors: The Sewickley Eye Group, Penguin Bookshop, Allegheny Petroleum and Jennifer Johnsen-Nazareth, State Farm Insurance Agent; media sponsor: Essential Public Radio 90.5 FM; and MAVUNO Community Partners: the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Sewickley Academy, Bon Meade Elementary School, Cornell School District and Ambridge Area High School.

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Holiday mART November 27 – December 4, 2011

Hours: (Monday-Thursday) 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Friday) 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday) 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sweetwater is celebrating its seventeenth annual holiday sale of handcrafted, unique works created by local and national artisans. This year we have invited a number of bright new artists to showcase their wares, along with some of our favorites from previous years. Holiday mART is a Sewickley tradition and includes a large selection of fine jewelry, ceramics, glass, fiber arts, twodimensional art and much more!

Champagne & Shopping! Holiday mART Preview Party Saturday, November 26, 2011, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

An exclusive kickoff party where guests will have a first glimpse and chance to buy finely crafted, one-of-a-kind handmade gifts! Tempt your senses of sight and touch with a wide assortment of shopping treasures; delight in the sounds of the season with live music; and relish the taste of the season with delightful hors d’oeuvres (provided by The Naked Grape in Sewickley) and flowing champagne! Reserve your tickets now for this sense-ational shopping experience!

Sweetwater Center for the Arts $30 in advance/$35 day of event

Holiday mART Happy Hour

Monday, November 28-Thursday, December 1, 2011, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Join us for our popular Holiday mART Happy Hour! Relax after work and enjoy complimentary refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres while you shop for one-of-a-kind handmade gifts.

Sweetwater Center for the Arts Free!

Holiday Luncheon

Thursday, December 1, 2011, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

*2 Seatings: 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. Take a break from shopping and the hectic holiday bustle to enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Grab a friend and let the Holiday mART volunteers pamper you with a relaxing gourmet, three-course lunch. Refuel and continue shopping and return to the holiday hurry revitalized!

Sweetwater Center for the Arts $15/person- Reservations Recommended

Let the Men Cook! during Sewickley’s Light Fest Friday, December 2, 2011, 5:00-9:00 p.m.

*Shopping extended until 10:00 p.m. Ladies can shop all they want tonight and leave the cooking to the men! Celebrate the festive atmosphere in the Village and stop by Sweetwater to warm up with the delicious, three course meal prepared by the all-male volunteer-turned-gourmet chef team that has yet to receive a single complaint! Come early…..your stomach will thank you!

Sweetwater Center for the Arts $15/adult, $6/children 12 and under- Tickets available at door only

Sweetwater would like to thank the Official Holiday mART Sponsors: Pete Schlicht, Financial Consultant, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC; Attorney Rich Brandt; Allegheny Plaster, Inc.; Dee Jay Oshry, Fundraising Consultant; The Naked Grape and Sweetwater’s Board of Directors; as well as Holiday mART Supporters: Everyday Esthetics Eyebrow Studio; Citiwide ChemDry and Liz Murphy Design.

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Also at Sweetwater.... SCOUT WORKSHOPS Sweetwater can help you earn badges in a variety of studio art practices – everything from drawing and ceramics to making art to wear! Workshops start at $120 for up to 10 children, with a $12 fee for each additional child. There may be additional fees for materials. Troop leaders should call 412-741-4405 for scheduling and details, or visit: www.sweetwaterartcenter.org/scouts.

FIELD TRIPS Interested in learning more about art? Come to Sweetwater for a field trip! Sweetwater offers a variety of field trips for area pre-schools, elementary schools, middle schools and high schools. This is a great opportunity for children and young adults to be exposed to the world of art through their local art center. Field trips include a workshop with a Sweetwater instructor and a tour of the Center. Prices start at $5.00 per child and are dependent on the type of workshop chosen. Examples of workshops include pottery, cooking, themed art projects, etc. Minimum of $60 per field trip. Call 412-741-4405 for more information or email jrevtai@sweetwaterartcenter.org.

PRIVATE ART LESSONS Private art lessons are available for Sweetwater members only (ages 6-adult) in a variety of art media. Private art lessons are $50/hour, and each lesson has a 1 ½ hour minimum. Receive a discounted rate of $35/hour when you register for a total of 6 or more hours at one time. There may be additional fees for materials. Full payment must accompany registration. In the event that the student must cancel a scheduled lesson, he/she should notify the office by calling 412-741-4405. Student cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance in order to receive a make-up lesson. Scheduled lessons cancelled by the instructor or by Sweetwater will be rescheduled. Please call 412-741-4405 for more information.

RENTALS Facility Rentals

Sweetwater’s Community Room is available to rent for parties and events. Whether you are planning a bridal shower, an anniversary celebration or a fundraiser, Sweetwater offers the perfect venue. All Community Room rentals include the use of our kitchen. Audio/ visual equipment is available for an additional fee. For more information, visit www.sweetwaterartcenter.org/event-rental/ or call 412-7414405.

Studio Rentals

Individuals may rent Sweetwater’s ceramics and darkroom studios whenever the schedule permits. Sweetwater does not take reservations for studio rentals; renters are encouraged to call Sweetwater at 412-741-4405 prior to coming in order to check the studio availability. Anyone wishing to rent the studio under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Ceramics studio rental rates: Sweetwater members: $4.75/hour; Non-members: $10.00/hour Darkroom rental rates: Sweetwater members: $7.50/hour; Non-members: $12.75/hour

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES Sweetwater is the perfect place for birthday parties! We supply the space, the kitchen and the ENTERTAINMENT! Choose between a variety of predesigned themes, or create your own theme! Parties are “hosted” by veteran instructors who are sure to keep your party-goers amused. Parties may include up to 15 children (additional fee for each child over the limit--up to 20 children max). Each party will last two hours and will allow approximately 45 minutes for opening presents and refreshments. Parents provide refreshments, decorations, set-up and clean-up. Party fees are $225 for current members of Sweetwater and $275 for non-members, unless otherwise specified. For more information, please contact Cheron at 412-741-4405.

Sweetwater Hawaiian Luau (Any age)

Price includes up to 12 children; each additional child is $12. Children will get to experience the tropics in this exotic Sweetwater birthday celebration. Children will make their own tropical crafts and art projects such as flower leis, hibiscus paintings or your very own island ideas.

Create-Your-Own-Theme (Any age)

Price includes up to 15 children; each additional child is $12. We want to make your child’s birthday special with a theme all their own. If trucks, dinosaurs, butterflies, animals, princesses or any other theme excites them, we can design an art project they will love. You may choose projects from most of our pre-school or children’s classes. Parties are “hosted” by our veteran instructors.

Mosaic Memories (Any age)

Price includes up to 10 children; each additional child is $12. Using various materials - tiles, marbles and seashells students will create mosaic collage photo frames, flower pots or wood cut-outs (examples: hearts and butterflies) that can enliven any room. The children and parents will love the finished product.

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Beading Birthday

(Ages 6 & up) with “The Bead Lady,” Kathy Shomo Price includes up to 10 children; each additional child is $12. Using beautiful beads from all over the world, children will design two projects of their choice: necklaces, bracelets, ankle bracelets, key chains, backpack dangles, zipper pulls, or sun catchers. Kathy Shomo, also known as “The Bead Lady” is the author of Anyone Can Bead! Easy Techniques for Making Jewelry. Choosing this fun-filled party guarantees smiles!

Cooking/Baking Birthday (Any age)

Price: $275/Members $325/Non-Members 12 child maximum Kids will have a great time making creative and delicious dishes. Your child may choose from a variety of themes including holiday, fiesta, chocolate and more! Baking cookies or decorating are also a great way to celebrate, and children will have a blast baking and decorating their very own baked goods! The cooking party has a maximum of 12 children due to limited space in the kitchen.

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DONORS In recognition of those who generously supported Sweetwater Center for the Arts through annual giving from April 1, 2011 – June 30, 2011. PRESIDENT ($1,000-$2,499) Mrs. Jessie Britton Mrs. Ann B. Coburn -In memory of Arthur L. Coburn DIRECTOR ($500-$999) George and Ada Davidson Eleanor Friedman Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McConomy Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Schiebel Mr. and Mrs. Pete Schlicht Mr. and Mrs. Charles Setler Mr. Robert Charles Vandenbosche PATRON ($250-$499) Mr. and Mrs. Roger S. Brown, Jr. Melissa and Bill Cook Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Fagan Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Gebhardt Ms. Jane D. Glass Rick and Laurie Johnson Christine Kardong Ann and Don Morine Mr. and Mrs. Wayne T. Murphy Mr. Gary Peters Dr. and Mrs. Mark Schnurer –In honor of Ava and Aidan Schnurer Mr. and Mrs. Harton S. Semple, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Watters SUPPORTER ($100-$249) William and Sharon Abraham Mr. and Mrs. C. Bailey Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Baker Nancy Baldwin Wendy Boffo Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burnham –In memory of Mrs. Carolyn Coyle Mr. and Mrs. A. Gary Chace Natalie Chaido Judy and Ira Cohen Mrs. Hanley Cox Mr. and Mrs. Clarke V. Coyle, Sr. –In memory of Mrs. Carolyn Coyle Mr. and Mrs. George H. Craig, Jr. Paul and Susan Dimmick Mr. and Mrs. Richard Elste Dr. and Mrs. Robert Fusco Marcia and David Gordon Joan and Phil Gulley Mr. and Mrs. Pierre J. Haan Marnie and Jim Haines Mr. Charles H. Harff –In memory of Mrs. Marion M. Harff Ed Harrell Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Hay John and Marion Hayes Mr. and Mrs. Robin M. Hetzell Mr. and Mrs. Haldane Hilbish Joe and Rita Hoepp Ivan and Ruth Hofmann Mr. and Mrs. John K. Holton Drs. Ken and Nancy House Lynda and Bob Lambert Drs. Corrie Manjoo and Jas Sandhu Caroline Markfield

June Melodia – In memory of Mr. Mario Melodia John and Betty Moraca Mrs. Elizabeth Shapiro Murphy Ohio Valley General Hospital Mr. and Mrs. Dan Park Ms. Michelle Peters Ms. Rosemarie Peters Mr. and Mrs. Scott Peters Ms. Barbara Pontello Mr. and Mrs. Wilson S. Ross Gerhard Schumacher & Marie Lopes Barreto Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Sherry, Jr. Peggy and Jack Shoener Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Spanos Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thaw Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Wedeen Mr. and Mrs. Helge H. Wehmeier Mr. and Mrs. Malachy Whalen John and Meghan Wise –In memory of Colin Fawcett Wise Robert E. Wolf FRIEND (UP TO $99) Mr. & Mrs. James Amato Anonymous Steffler Balsley Mr. and Mrs. Neill M. Barker Mr. Joseph Cirelli Drs. Joseph and Christy Clapper Jennifer Componovo Christine Cooper Mr. and Mrs. Walter Damian Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Doebler Ms. Sharon Eakes Ms. Karen Ann Ford Anne M. Foulkes Jeff and Dorothy Getty Ms. Maleet Gordon Mr. and Mrs. V. James Gregory Mrs. Christianne Gribben Mrs. Patricia M. Ingram Glen and Elizabeth Jacks Sibylle S. Jackson Mrs. Carol Jaros Gwynne and Judy Jones –In memory of Mr. Daniel Wessels Mr. and Mrs. Greg Kaminski Dr. and Mrs. Milton Klein Mr. and Mrs. Don Klesser Captain and Mrs. John J. Lednak –In honor of Brigadier General (r) J.P. Lednak Mr. James Levin Brad Bellotte and Penny Liu John and Mary Menniti Mr. and Mrs. Timothy W. Merrill, Jr. Frances Love Merryman Ms. Helen Miller Dr. and Mrs. Robert Nitzberg Lisa and Daniel Nydick Mr. and Mrs. James O’Neill Dr. and Mrs. Michael A. Orsini Ms. Sherrie Plonski Robert L. Purvis Ms. Carol Regueiro

Mrs. Renee Revtai Ms. Jennifer Rosatone Velma B. Saire Terri Scalise-Hamm Mr. and Mrs. S. Scott Schober Ms. Joann M. Seifried Ms. Audrey L. Sohier –In memory of Mrs. Carolyn Coyle Luke and Carolyn Stevens M. Beth Straka –In memory of Emily Bennett Patrick and Carol Swed Emilie Szakach Ms. Erica Takoch Deborah and Bill Tranter –In memory of Mrs. Carolyn Coyle Ann R. Urban Mrs. Jane A. Van Kirk –In memory of Mrs. Carolyn Coyle Tracey Vaughan –In memory of Ruth Gilson Mr. and Mrs. Matthias Von Haefen Mr. W.L. Ward and Dr. Barbara Ward Mr. and Mrs. Albert G. Wells, Jr. –In memory of Mrs. Carolyn Coyle Mr. Frank Yankello ARTHUR L. COBURN III MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND William and Sharon Abraham Melissa and Bill Cook George and Ada Davidson Mr. and Mrs. Richard Elste Joan and Phil Gulley Mr. and Mrs. John K. Holton Peggy and Jack Shoener MATCHING GIFTS The Pittsburgh Foundation EVENT SPONSORS Allegheny Petroleum Allegheny Plaster, Inc. Attorney Rich Brandt Citiwide ChemDry Dee Jay Oshry, Fundraising Consultant Everyday Esthetics Eyebrow Studio Jennifer Johnsen-Nazareth, State Farm Insurance Agent Liz Murphy Design The Naked Grape Penguin Bookshop Pete Schlicht, Financial Consultant, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC The Sewickley Eye Group GOVERNMENT/FOUNDATIONS The Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Allegheny Regional Asset District The Grable Foundation Massey Charitable Trust National Endowment for the Arts Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour W.P. Snyder III Charitable Fund

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POLICIES CLASS REGISTRATION: Register for fall 2011 classes before September 9, 2011 and receive 10% off the tuition. Use coupon code summer11early10 when registering online. Excludes private music lessons and private art lessons. Sweetwater does not offer reimbursement if coupon code is not used at the time of registration. ONLINE: Students are now able to register for classes online at www.SweetwaterArtCenter.org. Please see page 2 of this catalog for instructions on setting up an online account. BY MAIL: Return the completed registration form to: Sweetwater Center for the Arts, 200 Broad Street, Sewickley, PA 15143. Make checks payable to Sweetwater or fill out the credit card information on the registration form. Please include expiration date. Classes are filled in the order registrations are received. Students who register by mail should assume acceptance unless otherwise notified. We do not send a confirmation letter. It is the responsibility of the student to appear in class on the correct day and time without additional notice.

BY PHONE: You may register by phone only if you will be paying by credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.

IN PERSON: You may register in person at the Sweetwater office. Please see page 1 for building hours.

TRANSFER POLICY: Students may transfer without any charge from one class to another before either class has met twice. A transfer may be made by calling Sweetwater. Transfers may be made only within the same term. No transfers will be accepted once the second class begins. LATE REGISTRATIONS: Students may register for any class, space permitting, before the second class. However, class fees are not prorated, and cancellation decisions are made 2 days prior to the start date. MEMBERSHIP: Cost of a membership is $45 for an individual and $70 for a family. This membership is good for one full calendar year from the date that you apply for the membership. Family memberships apply to immediate family members only. Memberships are nonrefundable. MATERIALS: All materials, unless otherwise noted, will be supplied by students at their own expense. A list of necessary materials will be provided at the time of registration or will be provided by the faculty at the first class. SWEETWATER COURSE POLICY: Sweetwater makes every effort to maintain the schedule of courses as indicated in the catalogue. However, we reserve the right to cancel courses, change instructors, and combine classes when necessary without prior notification. CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS: Sweetwater does not offer make-up classes or tuition reimbursement for student absenteeism. Sweetwater does not prorate tuition for classes that the student cannot attend. If Sweetwater must cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment, registered students will be notified 2 days before the start date, and tuition will be reimbursed within 30 days of notification. If the student must cancel his/her enrollment in a course, the following cancellation policy will apply: Class cancellations must be made at least 3 business days prior to the start date of class. Students may receive a partial refund ($20 cancellation fee will be applied) OR a credit voucher in the full amount if they cancel no less than 3 business days before the class start date. No refunds or credit vouchers will be given without 3 business days notice. Credit vouchers are non-transferable between students. CHILD DROP-OFF AND DISMISSAL POLICY: The following policy applies to children enrolled in pre-school, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, and teen classes (Ages 3-15). In order to keep your child safe, please escort him/her to class every day. If anyone other than yourself is to pick your child up, please write a note and give it to the instructor at class. If you give your child permission to walk home or to meet you outside after class, then you must write a note stating this and give it to the instructor. NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY: Participation in the classes, workshops, camps, scholarship programs and activities of Sweetwater Center for the Arts is open to all without discrimination based upon race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation or non-job related handicap. Sweetwater Center for the Arts is an equal opportunity employer. POTTERY STUDIO FIRING/GLAZING FEE: Due to the increasing cost to Sweetwater to fire the work of those who are NOT enrolled in a class but who wish to rent our studio and work independently, a firing/glazing fee of $15 will be charged at the time you purchase your clay. Students who are enrolled in a class, have paid their material fee and wish to work on their projects on their own time are exempt from the firing/glazing fee. DISCARDED ARTWORK: Sweetwater is not responsible for student artwork left behind at the Center after the completion of a class.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Pete Schlicht, President Cynthia Mullins, Vice President Maggie Setler, Treasurer Joseph Cirelli, Assistant Treasurer Barbara Cooley Thaw, Secretary Michael Baker Jillian Bichsel Jessie Britton Christianne Gribben Timothy Hadfield Courtney Jones Christine Kardong Ingrid LaFleur Barry Lipson Corrie Manjoo Alexandra McCabe Elaine Means James Morrisey Elizabeth Shapiro Murphy Barbara Pontello Helen Rho Jill Schiebel Scott Schober

ADVISORY BOARD

Wayne Murphy, Chair Congressman Jason Altmire Bonnie Casper A. Gary Chace Ann Coburn Elizabeth Asche Douglas Charles Fletcher Eleanor Friedman Jane Glass Edward Harrell Susan Kaminski Catherine Kramer Dennis Pegden Alice Snyder Mark Zappala

STAFF

Michelle Peters Executive Director Denise Ditrich Business Manager Brenda Jaros Education Director Sara Welte Artistic Director Cheron Urbanek Administrative & Business Assistant Jess Revtai Outreach Coordinator Samantha Watts Marketing Communications Specialist Ellen Siergiej Ceramics Technician

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BECOME A SWEETWATER SUPPORTER MAKE A DONATION...

In consideration of Sweetwaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current needs, I (we) enclose a gift of:

GIVING LEVELS

Leadership......................................Gifts of $5,000 & above Chairman...........................................Gifts of $2,500-$4,999 President............................................Gifts of $1,000-$2,499 Director......................................................Gifts of $500-$999 Patron.........................................................Gifts of $250-$499 Supporter....................................................Gifts of $100-249 Friend................................................................Gifts up to $99 Please make checks payable to Sweetwater Center for the Arts. All gifts are tax deductible as provided by law. Sweetwater Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) organization and is eligible for matching gifts.

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REGISTRATION FORM

Sweetwater Center for Arts 200 Broad Street, Sewickley, PA 15143 Tel: 412-741-4405 Fax: 412-741-1178

Date:

Student’s name (Last) (First) (Birthdate, if Child) Address: City: State: Zip: Telephone: (Day)

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If Child, Parent’s Name(s) Individual Member Course #

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Instructor

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SUBTOTAL Minus 10% (TUITION ONLY) early registration bonus on eligible classes Membership $45 ($70 Family) Non-refundable

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“I have read the TRANSFER/CANCELLATION/ REFUND POLICIES listed below.” (please initial)

Unless otherwise noted, your child may be photographed participating in Sweetwater activities.

TRANSFER POLICY: Students may transfer without any charge from one class to another before either class has met twice. A transfer may be made by calling Sweetwater. Transfers may be made only within the same term. No transfers will be accepted once the second class begins. CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS: Sweetwater does not offer make-up classes or tuition reimbursement for student absenteeism. Sweetwater does not prorate tuition for classes that the student cannot attend. Class cancellations must be made at least 3 business days prior to the start date of the class. Students may receive a partial refund (a $20 cancellation fee will be applied) OR a credit voucher in the full amount if they cancel no less than 3 business days before the class start date. No refunds or credit vouchers will be given without 3 business days notice. Credit vouchers are non-transferable between students.

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BECOME A MEMBER... I would like the following Sweetwater membership: Individual: $45.00 Family: TOTAL ENCLOSED:

$70.00

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