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No. 206 GREAT UNKNOWN MOVIES

Tuesdays, January 22nd

7:00-9:30 pm (9-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Elaine Wertheim (Limit 20)

R-$65; NR-$68; GC-$62

Join us for movies you missed or movies you want to see again. This series will include LEAN ON PETE and 1945 and 7 other worthwhile films. NEW STUDENTS CALL ELAINE WERTHEIM AFTER REGISTERING 412-341-4463. LIMIT 20 Students.


No. 403 GREAT UNKNOWN MOVIES

Thursdays, January 24th

7:00-9:30 pm (9-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Elaine Wertheim (Limit 20)

R-$65; NR-$68; GC-$62

Join us for movies you missed or movies you want to see again. This series will include LEAN ON PETE and 1945 and 7 other worthwhile films. NEW STUDENTS CALL ELAINE WERTHEIM AFTER REGISTERING 412-341-4463. LIMIT 20 Students.


No. 402 PAINTING FOUNDATIONS (HS RM C-314)

Thursdays, January 17th

6:30-8:30 pm (8-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Michael Thomas

R $75; NR $78; GC $68

No class: 1/24

Always wanted to express your ideas or emotions through images or color? In this class we will be learning how to paint in either acrylic or oil paints. Students will learn proper techniques and basic color theory for making desired colors and outcomes.


No. 112 INTRODUCTION TO WATER COLOR, PEN, AND INK, AND COLORED PENCIL (HS RM C-314)

Mondays, January 14th

6:00-8:30 pm (10-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Gail Bodkin (Limit 15)

R $75; NR $78; GC $68

Explore these three mediums while completing 4 or 5 projects. Discover how to use them together or apart.


No. 305 WATERCOLOR BEYOND THE FUNDAMENTALS (HS RM C-314)

Wednesdays, January 16th

6:00-8:30 pm (10-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Gail Bodkin (Limit 15)

R $75; NR $78; GC $68

Build on your fundamental watercolor skills while completing painting projects. Explore different styles of watercolor painting while beginning to develop your own styles. Please bring your basic watercolor supplies to first class.


No. 406 LEARN TO DRAW THROUGH COMICS (HS RM C-312)

Thursdays, January 17th

6:30-8:00 pm (6-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Howard Bender

R $45; NR $50; GC $40

No class: 1/24

Learn to make your own comic book characters! Create your own superheroes, heroines and villains with their own fantastic worlds and stories! Learn the fundamentals of human form and anatomy, how to create stunning sequential and compelling panel layouts using perspective and foreshortening techniques that make your characters pop off of the page! Students will draw and put together their own 8 page comic book with cover and 7 page story. Materials needed: number 2 pencils, separate eraser, 9” X 12” drawing pad, colored pencils and ruler and your imagination.

Howard Bender a professional illustrator – has drawn many cartoons and illustrations for newspapers, children’s books and many comic books for DC Comics, Marvel, Disney and others. Characters and titles include Superman, Spider-Man, The Legion of Super-Heroes, Ghostbusters, Micronauts, Archie and Richie Rich. Mr. Bender has also been involved in creating and drawing his own original characters and titles, Mr. Fixitt, Billy & Pop and the Sherlock Holmes Minute Mysteries. Memberships: The National Cartoonists Society, Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators, The International Society of Caricaturist Artists


No. 301 DRAWING 101 (HS RM C-312)

Wednesdays, January 16th

6:30-8:00 pm (6-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Howard Bender

R $45; NR $50; GC $40

Unleash your creativity and discover your fundamental drawing skills, abilities, and personal modes of expression with the use of basic drawing. Work in charcoal, pencil, ink, wash, and other materials learning to use line, value, gesture, and perspective. Students will work with a variety of subjects, including the figure, still life, and landscape and explore patterns, shapes and color. Learning a strong foundation in drawing will support work in all of the visual arts.

Howard Bender a professional illustrator – has drawn many cartoons and illustrations for newspapers, children’s books and many comic books for DC Comics, Marvel, Disney and others. Characters and titles include Superman, Spider-Man, The Legion of Super-Heroes, Ghostbusters, Micronauts, Archie and Richie Rich. Mr. Bender has also been involved in creating and drawing his own original characters and titles, Mr. Fixitt, Billy & Pop and the Sherlock Holmes Minute Mysteries. Memberships: The National Cartoonists Society, Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators, The International Society of Caricaturist Artists

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