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CCS, located in Pittsburgh, PA, offers art classes for kids in grades 5–12, including classes for the unique developmental needs of middle school.

Phone: (412) 334-2567
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  • Imagine the Possibilities

    Imagine the Possibilities

    FALL CLASSES in each program listed below support many academic goals: portfolio development, enrichment, exploration, and early advantage studies.

    COLORFUL POSSIBILITIES: Cherry Court Studios offers art classes tailored for the unique developmental needs of middle school, as well as portfolio development classes for high school. Classes meet once a week, 14 weeks per semester. Each class is 1 1/2 hours long. Students in grades 5 through 12 may also attend an optional 45 minute open studio each week.   

  • IMAGINE for Grades 5 & 6

    IMAGINE for Grades 5 & 6

    For grades 5 and 6

    Students entering grades 5 and 6 are invited to try our IMAGINE program. Classes engage students to expand their creative zone by exploring new possibilities in the areas of drawing, painting and sculpture. Fall semester, 2016, offers 7 exciting lessons including:

    • Fall Rooster Watercolors
    • Pumpkins in the Moonlight Drawing
    • Haunted Castle Inspired by the Artist Jan Pienkowski
    • Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skull Mask
    • Indian Corn Still Life Drawing   
    • Trees in Early Winter Painting
    • Penguins on Holiday Sculpture
    • PROGRAM GOALS: building confidence in one's creative ability, exercising problem-solving skills, improving design and rendering skills, exploring new media, artists & cultures, thinking outside the box, and appreciating the artist's task. Students who complete one semester receive a Cherry Court Studios IMAGINE medal.
  • ART CHALLENGE for Grades 7, 8 & 9

    ART CHALLENGE for Grades 7, 8 & 9

    For grades 7 through 9

    Students entering grades 7, 8, and 9 can begin our FUN-damentals of Design course called ART CHALLENGE, which expertly guides students through a sequentially arranged series of creative problems. While kids are having fun conquering new Challenges, they are gaining advanced creative, design, and vocabulary skills in the visual arts.

    Students draw their way through early Challenges, paint their way through middle Challenges, and explore three-dimensional design in later Challenges. Inspiration comes from a diverse collection of artists, cultures and historic periods.

  • ART & TECHNOLOGY for Grades 8 and up

    ART & TECHNOLOGY for Grades 8 and up

    For grades 8 and up

    Students entering grades 8 and older who have completed at least 12 Challenges can study ART & TECHNOLOGY. Classes explore Adobe Photoshop, turning ordinary photos into fantasy images. The remaining classes explore special effects in CorelDraw.

  • INTENSIVE SKILL DEVELOPMENT for grades 9 and up

    INTENSIVE SKILL DEVELOPMENT for grades 9 and up

    For grades 9 and up

    Students entering grades 9 and up who have completed at least 12 Challenges may choose our advanced program INTENSIVE SKILL DEVELOPMENT. Students train their eyes to observe and record, while exploring the artist's role as visual poet. Students draw and paint still life, people, and environments.



    For grades 10 and up

    Upper School for high school students in grades 10 - 12 is dedicated to PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT. Studies include the completion of INTENSIVE SKILL DEVELOPMENT, CREATIVE EXPLORATION OF MEDIA, PERSONAL STYLE, and IN-DEPTH STUDY.

    Cherry Court Studios is for kids who love to draw. Some Cherry Court students may become great artists, or enjoy long productive careers in the visual arts. But for those who don't choose art-related fields, creative skills are assets that last a lifetime.



    Cherry Court Studios
    2016 Scholastic Regional Award Winners!


    Vanessa Anthony, NATIONAL GOLD KEY, (1 G) , grade 11

    Leah Branstetter, (1S), grade 9

    Teresa Davison, (1G), (1S), grade 8

    Sharon Dong, (1 S), (1H), grade 10

    Shirley Dong, (1H), grade 10

    Makayla Eich, (1H), grade 8

    Ana Granite, (1G), (2H), grade 8

    Jenna Izydore, (1S), grade 11

    Alex Lecce, ONE GOLD KEY PORTFOLIO, (1G), grade 12

    Jack Martin, (2G), (1S), (1H), grade 10

    Zain Mehdi, (1G), (1S), (1H), grade 12

    Zehra Mehdi, (1G), (2S), (1H), grade 8

    Eva Nypaver, (1G), (1S), (2H), grade 7

    Ben Pietrusinski, (1G), (2H), grade 12

    Lauren Rogus, (2 H), grade 11

    Brooke Schmitz, (1G), (1H), grade 8

    Beatrice Schneider, (1S), (4H), grade 7

    Haley Studeny, (1H), grade 7

    Akshaya Sudhakar, (1H), grade 9


infoRegistration for fall semester is now open.



Thursday, November 24
Thanksgiving Holiday, Studio Closed

Thursday, December 22
Fall Semester Ends

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