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FALL SEMESTER 2020 Registration

Art Challenge Online, individualized foundation learning for middle school and beginning artists, is now open for registration. Please check back for updates concerning upper level programs.


How to Register:

Fill out our online registration form. When you click “Submit,” you will be redirected to PayPal for payment. Use your PayPal account, or pay with a credit card. Tuition will be a flat rate of $150.

Registration will be accepted through October 17, 2020. The number of registrations are limited, therefore registration may close earlier. You will receive confirmation of registration as well as start-up information by email.

Ordering Art Supplies:
New students:
Option 1: For a flat fee of $160 (plus tuition), Miss M will order all general supplies, as well as project-related supplies for the first five Challenges (covering one semester). She will have the supplies delivered to your home. This is ideal for families who currently have very few supplies on hand.

Option 2: Recommended for families with an established collection of basic supplies and art materials at home – Review our supply list HERE and purchase only the materials needed. The list covers several semesters of supplies. Therefore, order only those marked “General” as well as those marked “Challenges 1 through 5.”

Returning students:
With your confirmation email, you will receive options for picking up supplies left behind at our studio including your personal supplies from last spring. In addition, you will receive directions for ordering supplies that are no longer available at the studio.

Prerequisites for participating in Art Challenge Online:
1. Students must read at a seventh-grade level.
2. Students must have access to a computer and printer.
3. Students must have a gmail address separate from parents for online instruction.
4. Students must be able to email screenshots of work in progress.
5. Parents must be willing to purchase the necessary art materials. (see above)

Questions? Phone (412) 334-2567 or Email

General Information for Spring Semester

Art Challenge Online is an individualized foundation program for middle school students in grades 7 through 9, as well as older students beginning their art studies for the first time. Students will work on their assignments a minimum of two hours per week. Virtual studio time will be from 1:00 to 5:00 pm each Sunday, October 18, through January 17, 2021. During this time, students are free to interact with the instructor. They will document work completed, submit screenshots, receive encouragement, have a project critique, and receive new assignments. Assignments are arranged sequentially to expertly build skills in design, drawing, and painting. Students work on individual assignments at their own pace. On average, the entire program of 14 projects is completed across four semesters.


Fall semester tuition $150
Optional materials fee for new students only (see above) $160

Fall Classes

Course Description
No prerequisite
For students entering grades 5 & 6

Imagine will not meet in class or online fall semester, 2020. Please check back for updates.

Course Description
No prerequisite
For students entering grades 7, 8, 9

Art Challenge will meet online Sundays, October 18, 2020 — January 17, 2021.

Course Description
Prerequisite: ART CHALLENGE, at least 12
challenges. For students in grades 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Art & Technology will not meet in class or online fall semester, 2020. Please check back for updates.
Course Description
Prerequisite: ART CHALLENGE For students in grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Intensive Skill Development will reopen for online individualized instruction in the late fall or early winter, 2020 – 2021. Please check back for updates.

Course Description
Prerequisite: ART CHALLENGE, INTENSE SKILL DEVELOPMENT For students in grades 10, 11 & 12

Upper School Portfolio Development will reopen for online individualized instruction in the late fall or early winter, 2021 – 2021. Please check back for updates.

Course Description
Prerequisite: None
For age 19 through seniors
Private lessons may be scheduled year round. Tuition includes 14 classes meeting for two hours and fifteen minutes each. New students must contact the instructor prior to registration at 412 334-2567. Tuition: $390.

Important Dates

Oct. 18, 2020 Fall instruction begins.
Jan. 5, 2021 Scholastic entries due.
Jan. 17, 2021 Fall instruction ends.
Jan. 26, 2021 Scholastic notifications.

Withdrawing from Class

To receive a refund, notify Cherry Court Studios of the withdrawal no later than 6 p.m. the day before the student’s second class, or 6 p.m. the day before a one-day workshop.

Make Up Classes

Virtual instruction allows students to make up work missed on alternate days of the student’s choosing. Instructional packets allow students to work without the instructor present.


Cherry Court Studios is located at 7210 McKnight Road, Suite 203, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15237.

If you’re arriving from the north end of Pittsburgh, take the Ross Park Mall entrance across from Wendy’s (furthest south). Stay in the right lane. Fork to the right and travel to the three-way stop sign. Travel straight through the stop sign parallel to McKnight Road down a slight grade. You will see a blue-green slanted roof on the right which is the roof to our building. Pull into the first parking lot on the right. We are located in the building to the right of Salon ViVace. Use the side entrance by the outdoor steps.

If you’re arriving from the south, you also have the option of pulling into our building directly from McKnight Road, then walking up a pair of outdoor steps to our second floor studio.


Call (412) 334-2567, or

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