"My experience at Liberty Arts was so powerful it is hard to put it in words, it is empowering and uplifting to learn to mold, bend and shape metal to create the fantasies that exist within my mind. The instructors were truly skilled at teaching, supporting and encouraging each student so that we each left with our hearts desires."

- Meneca Davies, student in welding class

"Thank you for such a fun day!!  Totally enjoyed the class. It was beyond what I expected."

 - Susan, student in welding class


1 x 2 x Woodworking - An Introduction to Woodworking

Take a one day class and build a Shaker style wall shelf or a sitting bench from yellow pine. If you’ve never tried woodworking before this entry level class is a great way to start, and you will go home with a beautiful functional piece. You will learn how to use both hand and power tools to complete your project. No experience is necessary.

Classes start at 8:30am and run until approximately 4:30pm. See the Events page or the Calendar in the side bar on this page for dates.

Please Note: Due to the time constraints of this class you will be required to apply a finish to your project at home.

Cost: $195.00, including the use of all tools and materials. You are welcome to bring any of your own tools if you so desire.

Maximum of two students per class.

Instructor: John Parkinson

To register or ask a question about this class, please e-mail our Classes Coordinator, David S. Huber, at classes@liberty-arts.org or 412-228-0206.

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Build a Shaker End Table

"This was a great course and John is a wonderful craftsman and teacher. I'm no longer mystified by dovetail joints or intimidated by hand tools. I can’t wait until the next course." - Dave Bruckenstein

You will use a combination of hand tools and power tools to build a beautiful cherry Shaker style end table with a dovetailed drawer. You will be required to apply a finish to the table at home. Full instructions will be given for this simple procedure.

The duration of this class is four days, which can either be four days in a row or two consecutive weekends. Classes will start at 8:30am and run until approximately 4:30pm.

All tools and materials will be supplied, though you are welcome to bring your own tools if you desire.

See the Events page or the Calendar in the side bar on this page for dates.

Cost $600.00

Instructor: John Parkinson

To register or ask a question about this class, please e-mail our Classes Coordinator, David S. Huber, at classes@liberty-arts.org or 412-228-0206.


Mold Making, Aluminum Casting

           

  

   

  

 

Have you ever seen proud mothers displaying a pair of bronze baby shoes? You now have the opportunity to create your own personal works of art that favors some of your more favorite or interesting possessions. Mold making is an important step in the process of creating cast sculptures. It is a very significant technique and when perfected can lead to many successful pieces. While enjoying this class participants will be guided through the process of mold making and get the chance to work in several different mediums like plaster, silicone, sand and wax. You will be able to choose specific objects from your possession and create a mold, which will result in an amazing new aluminum work or art.

Held over four consecutive Wednesdays in February/March, and a casting on the Saturday before the last class - see the Events page or the Calendar in the side bar on this page for dates.

Cost: $300, plus materials (less than $100)

Instructor: Kimberly Foytlin

To register or ask a question about this class, please e-mail our Classes Coordinator, David S. Huber, at classes@liberty-arts.org or 412-228-0206.


Valentines Pewter Casting

Valentines Day is coming up and it is the perfect reason to create a one of a kind piece of artworks for somebody special to you or a gift for yourself. During this special casting class you will have the opportunity focus on creating wearable artwork. 

Over the span of 2 weeks the small-scale pewter casting process will be explored and you will become well familiarized with the progression from raw idea to finished piece. Whether you are new to casting or well familiar with the art you will learn new skills. At the end of the course you will be left with a uniquely crafted small work of art.

Consecutive Tuesdays in February - see the Events page or the Calendar in the side bar on this page for dates.

Cost: $100, plus materials (less than $50)

Instructor: Kimberly Foytlin

To register or ask a question about this class, please e-mail our Classes Coordinator, David S. Huber, at classes@liberty-arts.org or 412-228-0206.


Plasma Cutting and Metalworking

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In this one day class you will be exposed to metal working tools and techniques and go home with a unique piece of metal art of your creation!

This class is designed around creating a piece of garden-art, wall art or free standing piece made predominantly from sheet metal. The sheet metal will be cut using a Plasma Cutter and then assembled using a MIG Welder. Other metal working techniques will also come into play including grinding and metal bending all dependent on the design you create!

This class is perfect for beginners in Metal working. Instruction will cover safety use of tools and metal working techniques. I will also have some templates on hand to create poplar and attractive garden designs. All tools and materials are included.

One Saturday per month - see the Events page or the Calendar in the side bar on this page for dates.

Cost: $125

To register or ask a question about this class, please e-mail our Classes Coordinator, David S. Huber, at classes@liberty-arts.org or 412-228-0206.


Clay/Metal/Found Object Fusion

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"Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the clay-metal fusion class with Evie Watts. Evie is wonderful, and the Liberty Arts people and space make for an inspiring and creative experience. Thanks!" - Patrice

Tell your story in a very permanent and meaningful piece using your special found objects mixed with your handmade clay tiles and other interesting elements found here in the studio. You will spend 6 weeks creating a narrative set in stone to use as a table top or wall hanging. The table and frame are separate, one you bring in, create in a welding class or hire me to create to your specs - $125 for a steel table, $50 for an angle iron frame.

Class size:  4

When:  Runs over 6 weeks - see the Events page or the Calendar in the sidebar on this page for dates.

Cost: $300 (includes all materials to create, glaze and set tiles & found objects). Does not include table or frame.

Instructor:  Evie G Watts

To register or ask a question about this class, please e-mail our Classes Coordinator, David S. Huber, at classes@liberty-arts.org or 412-228-0206.


Welding

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This class is for beginner or intermediate metal enthusiasts. In our fun and safe environment at the Liberty Arts Sculpture Studio you will learn how to work with steel by cutting , grinding and welding it.You will be introduced to a variety of power tools and a Mig-welder. We promise you’ll go home with your own piece of art - very happy and… very dirty!

The projects vary and are simple enough for the beginner to complete, but can be made more complex for the student who needs a challenge. We provide materials and also invite you to bring your own collection of interesting metal finds.

Cost: $135

This class runs once a month, from 10am-5pm - see the Events page or the Calendar in the sidebar on this page for dates.

To register or ask a question about this class, please e-mail our Classes Coordinator, David S. Huber, at classes@liberty-arts.org or 412-228-0206.

Can’t wait to see you!


Saturday Slip&Slam

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For those who would like a taster of working with clay, join me on two consecutive Saturdays. We will work with slabs to create tableaux, drape, slump and/or hump mold pieces, or hand-built vessels. Very low stress, very high rate of success.

This class runs once a month. Maximum 6 students. See the Events page or the Calendar in the sidebar on this page for dates.

Instructor: Evie G Watts

To register or ask a question about this class, please e-mail our Classes Coordinator, David S. Huber, at classes@liberty-arts.org or 412-228-0206.

Cost: $125 (includes materials)


Casting - Aluminum or Bronze

Here’s another one for your bucket list. Ever wondered how aluminum or bronze are cast?  Well you can find out! Join us in class for an exciting endeavor to cast your own aluminum or bronze sculpture. From idea to polishing, we cover the whole process. Learn mold making, casting, and chasing  techniques. No experience needed. Just come and discover the wonder of the casting world!

Instructors: Tripp Jarvis, Kimberly Foytlin

Ongoing classes. For more information and to get on our next schedule, please e-mail our Classes Coordinator, David S. Huber, at classes@liberty-arts.org or 412-228-0206.

Cost: $300 plus materials, which will be under $100.