Painting, Restoration & Design

Course Description:

Painting, Restoration & Design is available to all high school students interested in learning the fundamentals of exterior and interior painting, interior decorating and design, wood finishing and refinishing, drywall finishing, texturing, spray painting, and faux finishing. Students learn through a combination of theory and hands-on training. They apply paint to the interior and exterior surfaces of walls and buildings for the purpose of protection and decoration.

Students are taught how to properly use brushes, rollers, and spray equipment. Decorative wallpaper, borders, vinyl, fabric, and other materials will be applied to walls giving students an opportunity to utilize actual procedures and skills. Related math teaches the students how to measure properly, estimate and plan work. This course stresses the development of sound work habits and the understanding of labor and management. It provides knowledge of materials and their uses, while exposing students to the proper and safe use of equipment and tools.

Skills Learned:

Students are taught how to properly use brushes, rollers, and spray equipment. Decorative wallpaper, borders, vinyl, fabric, and other materials will be applied to walls giving students an opportunity to utilize actual procedures and skills. Related math teaches the students how to measure properly, estimate and plan work. This course stresses the development of sound work habits and the understanding of labor and management. It provides knowledge of materials and their uses, while exposing students to the proper and safe use of equipment and tools.

Related Occupations and Earnings:

Related occupations include Painters, Job bidding, Retail, Interior Design, and Decoration, Wallpaper Hanger, and Color Specialist

Post-Secondary Opportunities:

Institutions offering further education in this course would include IUP- Interior Decorating, LaRoche University- Interior Decorating, Painters and Allied Trades District Council 57 of Western Pa.

Instructor(s):

Mrs. Richards – Painting, Restoration & Design Instructor
Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1356
Office Hours: 7:15am to 7:45am
10:45am to 10:55am
2:30pm to 2:45pm
Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times.

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Announcements

Pennsylvania Youth Survey

Passive Parental/Caregiver Permission Letter


Dear Parent or Guardian:


Our school is taking part in the 2021 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) sponsored by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. The survey will ask questions about the behaviors of students in the 10th, and 12th grades, including questions about school climate, violence, depression, bullying, and substance abuse. 


The information we receive will assist us and our community partners in working to prevent adolescent drug use and other problem behaviors. We want to ensure that all parents and caregivers are notified that the survey is being conducted and provide you with as much information about the survey as possible.  As a parent or caregiver, you have the right to prohibit your child’s participation. The following facts about the survey will help you make an informed decision about your child’s participation:


Participation in this survey is completely voluntary. Students will be instructed by their proctor that they can skip any questions they do not understand or choose not to answer. If they have any questions or concerns after taking this survey, they are instructed to talk with their school counselor or a trusted adult.

The survey is designed to protect each student’s privacy. It is anonymous and confidential. Students will not put their names on the survey, and no student will ever have their individual responses reported. 

The survey is well tested, having been administered to over 1,000,000 Pennsylvania students since the 1990’s. The information collected has proved invaluable to prevention planners in selecting programming to promote healthy youth development.

You can request a list of the survey questions by visiting this link: https://www.episcenter.psu.edu/index.php/paysquestion. For more information about the survey, including a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please visit www.pays.pa.gov then click on “2021.”


The survey will be administered during the school day later this fall and will take one class period to complete.  If you do not want your child to participate, please submit your request to [email protected] or in writing to the CWCTC.


Thank you for your help in our efforts to keep our schools drug free and safe for learning. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Darcy Szymkiewicz  724.925.3532 ext 1360.

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