Sound Experiments with Michael JohnsenSound Experiments with Michael Johnsen

Artist/Music/Electronics Instructor
Five Tuesdays 3:15 – 5 pm
May 8, 15, 22, 29 & June 5, 2012

Discover the microphone as a musical instrument by using simple homemade microphones to sniff out small sounds and make them bigger. Come get friendly with the beautiful world of sound and explore hidden vibrations, music and electronics! Ages 7 – 13. $75

Secret GardenSecret Garden

Five Tuesdays 3:15 – 4:30 PM
September 11, 18, 25, October 2 & 9, 2012
Ages 6-14

Using natural materials & living plants, watch your flowers and fauna grow & bloom! Make miniature green houses, & geraniums! Create a magical world with fountains, stonewalls, pathways, gazebos, trellis entranceways, gnomes, fairies & butterflies for your own secret garden! (Garden by Leo)

Things That Roll, Hover, Light Up, & Take Off!Things That Roll, Hover, Light Up, & Take Off!

Five Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 PM
September 11, 18, 25, October 2 & 9, 2012
Ages 6-14

Make Moving Sculpture, Cars, Boats, Rocket Ships, Balloon & Hovercraft out of found, collected & recycled materials using helium, hydro, solar & wind power!

This Project was generously funded by the Grable Foundation and The Pittsburgh Foundation with support from the Sprout Fund as part of the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum Makeshop Maker Micro grant program.

Build Your Own Miniature Pittsburgh House!Build Your Own Miniature Pittsburgh House!

with Model Master Sandy Streiff of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood
October 20, 2012, 1pm -4pm
All Ages Workshop!
Only $15 per person ­

Build a miniature model of your Pittsburgh House. Using your memories, photographs & everyday household objects, create a miniature home of your very own!!

Herbal Alchemy Adventures II **CANCELLED**Herbal Alchemy Adventures II **CANCELLED**

with Ola Obasi
Medical Herbalist Instructor

Look for this class in the coming year!
(no prior experience needed)

Learn the art of potion making with everyday plants.  Unlock 6 secret tastes of plants! Let them come alive in body & mind. Discover the adventure of Alchemy through art & science! ”Open sesame…Let the Fun begin!”

Rag Doll Workshop with Joyce CopmtonRag Doll Workshop with Joyce Copmton

December 8th 1 – 3 PM  Fee 5 – $15

Ages 6 to Adult — Come & make  your  own  rag  doll  from  up-‑cycled  materials.  Using old tee-­shirts,  pillow  cases,  odds  &  ends  of  fabric  &  yarn  along  with  old   buttons  &  beads,  found  objects,  create  a  unique,  one-­of-‑a‑kind  doll  of  your  very  own!

Doll by exhibiting artist Joyce Compton of Jane Street Art Doll Collective

Beaded Doll Workshop with Chris Fondi

December 15th   1 – 4 PM  Fee $5 – $15

Ages 6 – Adult — Needles,  thread  and,  BEADS  BEADS  BEADS!   Learn  simple  beading  stitches  to  embellish  your  own  art  doll.   Hard  stuffed  fabric  bodies  provided.  Once  the  bead  bug  bites  you  find   you  cannot  stop.  IT’S  FUN. 
Doll by exhibiting artist Chris Fondi of Jane Street Art Doll Collective

Paper Doll Making Workshop with Chris Fondi

December 22rd 1- 4 PM   Sliding Scale Fee $5 – $15

Ages 6 to Adult– Use  found  and  up-­‐‑cycled  materials  to  create  your  own  art  doll   character.  The  sky’s  the  limit!  Mermaids,  aliens,  and  dinosaurs-­‐‑-­‐‑ anything  can  emerge  from  your  paper  creations!

check out more on this workshop in December 19th, 2012 Issue of CIty Paper!


When: Thursdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm (No class on Dec 26)
Cost: $3-10 – Sliding scale

Homo-Aerobics is for both novice & aerobicizers & people who may not get a lot of exercise, a non-judgemental, welcoming class you can take what you want from it. We welcome open-minded people, LGBTQ & allies.

African Dance ClassAfrican Dance Class

When: Fridays, 6:45pm-8:00pm (except the First Fridays of the Month)
Instructor: Mito Camara

All Ages Welcome! No experience necessary! Study under Mito Camara, formerly of Les Ballet Africains. For more information, visit, call 412-499-0332, or send an e-mail to
** Pricing – $15 per class /$120 for a 10 class card.

1 2