Practical Arts Classes


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No. 501 BEGINNING BLACKSMITHING (Offsite)

Saturday, January 18th (Limit 4)

12:00-5:00pm (1-class)

INSTRUCTOR: Stephen Douglas (www.darkwatersmetal.com) 412-715-4102.

R $93; NR $98; GC $87

This small class will help you to understand and execute hot working fundamentals. We will have a small group (max 4) that will be focusing on: drawing, tapering, bending and twisting metal using a propane forge and anvil.  Students will have the option to choose between making a sturdy fire poker, or a robust plant hanger. ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED IN THE COST.

 

No. 504 BEGINNING BLACKSMITHING (Offsite)

Saturday, February 8th (Limit 4)

12pm-5pm (1-class)

INSTRUCTOR: Stephen Douglas (www.darkwatersmetal.com) 412-715-4102.

R $93; NR $98; GC $87

This small class will help you to understand and execute hot working fundamentals. We will have a small group (max 4) that will be focusing on: drawing, tapering, bending and twisting metal using a propane forge and anvil.  Students will have the option to choose between making a sturdy fire poker, or a robust plant hanger. ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED IN THE COST.

 

No. 116 2D-CAD FOR DIY PROJECTS AND CNC USE (HS RM C305)

Mondays, January 27th (7-Weeks)

7:00-8:30 pm

INSTRUCTOR: Stephen Douglas (www.darkwatersmetal.com)

R $55; NR $58; GC $52

This course uses a very inexpensive and very user-friendly 2D CAD program that can greatly enhance your projects, plans and spatial management. The first class will be obtaining the software DEMO and navigating the basics. From there the classes will escalate in techniques and clearly relate the use of the program to real and practical uses. Communicate better with other contractors, plan furniture arrangements in a new house or make a CAD design for a CNC cutting table job. These are all related. I’ve used this CAD program to greatly enhance and expedite the functions of my business and home project life. The CAD program, should a student choose to permanently buy it, is only $39.99!  Bring your own laptop or use our computers!

 

No. 201 PRACTICAL PLUMBING (HS RM E308)

Tuesdays, January 14th   

7:00-9:00 pm (7-weeks)  

INSTRUCTOR: Mike Feligno                                                                     

R $87; NR $92; GC $82

If you’re interested in learning or own a property and want to be able to maintain it then this course will be very beneficial.  You won't be disappointed. All you need to bring is some writing material and your enthusiasm. We ask that you think about what you would like to learn and write those concerns down.  It’s my job to make you feel at home and comfortable in asking any questions. Every question is important.  I judge my performance on how engaged people are with this course. There is a huge amount of straightforward jobs that can be done around the home.  I am here to show you how to do them. Whatever areas or concerns you want me to discuss, I will be more than happy to do that.  You will be able to tackle the vast majority of plumbing issues the average person is confronted with.  Finally, you will know what to do in a leak emergency and how to add on that needed addition bathroom.  This class should also help with basic preventive maintenance on Aerators, Clothes Washers, Dishwashers, Pressure Regulators, Showerheads, Toilets: Tune-up kits, Types of toilets, Toilet parts, Toilet troubleshooting, Water Heaters, and  Water Softeners/Water Treatment Units. Cost includes supplies needed.

 

No. 113 WOODWORKING (HS RM E308)

Monday, January 13th                

6:30-9:30pm (10-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Charlie Thornburgh (Limit 15)

R $92; NR $96; GC $88

"Build projects at your own pace with instructors' assistance as desired.  You select projects and purchase materials prior to the second class.  This course is an introduction to an enjoyable hobby and life skill, however, working wood is inherently dangerous.  Using hand and power tools improperly or ignoring safety practices can lead to injury.  All registrants must participate in the safety demonstrations given the first night; no exceptions. Participation in the class constitutes a liability waiver."   

 

No. 410 WOODWORKING (HS RM E308)

Thursdays, January 16th           

6:30-9:30pm (10-weeks)    

INSTRUCTOR: Matt Kollar (Limit 15)

R $92; NR $96; GC $88

NO CLASS: 1/30

"Build projects at your own pace with instructors' assistance as desired.  You select projects and purchase materials prior to the second class.  This course is an introduction to an enjoyable hobby and life skill, however, working wood is inherently dangerous.  Using hand and power tools improperly or ignoring safety practices can lead to injury.  All registrants must participate in the safety demonstrations given the first night; no exceptions. Participation in the class constitutes a liability waiver."