Art Outdoors

This summer, warmer weather and open skies offer the perfect classroom to enjoy arts experiences in a safe, socially distanced manner. Standard COVID-19 precautions remain in place until further notified. Space is limited, thus registration is required for most activities.

Let it Go: Art for the Soul

Expressive workshops that marry creativity & mindfulness! Workshops open with meditative exercises and experiment with media that offers newbies plenty of forgiveness. Materials included.
Members $35/Non-members: $50. Held Outside.

Mandala Dot Painting Summer 2021
$50 Non-members | $35 Member
Instructor: Robert Presnar
Save the Date: Jun 12, 2021

Mandala is Sanskrit for "circle" and holds a great deal of symbolism in Hindu and Buddhist cultures. Create bold designs from concentric circles in this meditative approach to paint.

Art for the Soul Workshops open with meditative exercises and experiment with media that offers newbies plenty of forgiveness. Materials included.

Capacity: 16 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 18+.

Leaf Casting Workshop Summer 2021
$50 Non-members | $35 Member
Instructor: Cindy Naples
Save the Date: Jun 26, 2021

Use the foilage from the Hoyt's grounds to cast garden art in concrete!

Art for the Soul Workshops open with meditative exercises and experiment with media that offers newbies plenty of forgiveness. Materials included.

Capacity: 16 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 18+.

Cyanotypes Summer 2021
$50 Non-members | $35 Member
Instructor: Michael Dittman
Save the Date: Jul 10, 2021

Explore the possibilities of the oldest photographic method on earth! Cyantotypes use a few chemicals and sun exposure to reveal images of choice. Distinctively blue in coloration, they make lovely wall art.

Workshops open with meditative exercises and experiment with media that offers newbies plenty of forgiveness. Materials included.

Capacity: 16 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 18+.

Suminagashi Japanese Paper Marbling Summer 2021
$50 Non-members | $35 Member
Instructor: Robert Presnar
Save the Date: Jul 24, 2021

Create beautiful keepsakes by pulling papers through swirling baths of floating ink - from wall art to greeting cards! Add poems and inspirational quotes for some added Zen!

Workshops open with meditative exercises and experiment with media that offers newbies plenty of forgiveness. Materials included.

All materials included. Capacity: 16 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 18+.

Wood-burned Cutting Board Summer 2021
$50 Non-members | $35 Member
Instructor: Paige Kleinfelder
Save the Date: Aug 14, 2021

Wood burning, or pyrography, dates back to primitive times in Egypt, China, Rome & Peru! Miss Paige will help you create a design you'll be proud to display in your kitchen!

Workshops open with meditative exercises and experiment with media that offers newbies plenty of forgiveness. Materials included.

All materials included. Capacity: 16 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 18+.

Alcohol Inks Summer 2021
$50 Non-members | $35 Member
Instructor: Paige Kleinfelder
Save the Date: Aug 21, 2021

Alcohol inks are brightly colored dye-based paints that offer unlimited, creative potential on paper, ceramics, glass, fabric and more! We’ll experiment with their free flowing properties on paper and glass gems to create both happy accidents and intentional designs for wall art and jewelry!

Art for the Soul Workshops open with meditative exercises and experiment with media that offers newbies plenty of forgiveness. Materials included.

Capacity: 16 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 18+.

Make it a Date Night!

Not exactly a paint-and-sip, but you do get wine! Grab your significant other and join guest artists from across the region for a unique art making experience! Includes wine, snacks & materials! Space is limited! Held outdoors.

Fused Glass Workshop
Members: $70/couple | Non-members: $100/couple.
Pittsburgh Glass Center
Save the Date: Jun 19, 2021

Pittsburgh Glass Center will guide you through the process of working with colored glass, stringers (small rods of glass), and frit (small granules of glass) to design two suncatchers. Work will be kiln-fired after class.

Members: $70/couple. Non-members: $100/couple.

Raku Glazing Date Night Workshop
Members: $70/couple | Non-members: $100/couple.
Mud Monkey Pottery
Save the Date: Jul 31, 2021

Raku glazing is sometimes referred to as "painting with fire"! Pots are removed from the kiln red hot and placed in combustible materials that erupt in flames on contact. The chemical reaction causes patterns that are as unpredictable as they are beautiful! You'll walk away with at least two bowls!

Members: $70/couple. Non-members: $100/couple.

Metal Casting Date Night Workshop
Members: $70/couple | Non-members: $100/couple.
Rivers of Steel
Save the Date: Aug 21, 2021

Make your own cast aluminum artist tiles with Pittsburgh's Rivers of Steel! Each couple will be given two scratch molds to create their own relief, or raised design, from scratch molds. We'll let the experts pour the molten metal, but it's cool to watch and learn about a process that dates back centuries!

Members: $70/couple. Non-members: $100/couple.

Free Family Fun

Join us for these free activities throughout the summer! Though the events are free, space is limited and registration is required.

Family Tie Dye

June 5, 10:30 – Noon

Bring your own white cotton t-shirts, socks, scarves or whatever it is you want to dye! We’ll experiment with various techniques on swatches before you choose the one you like best!

Register

Wonderland Teacup Workshop

July 10, 10-11:30 am

Inspired by this year’s Art Camp theme, this free family workshop will create a tabletop garden in a giant teacup! One teacup per family.

Register

Family Yoga with Cindy Naples

August 7, 1-2:30 pm

Stretch out on the lawn with certified yoga instructor, Cindy Naples! It doesn’t matter if you’re new to yoga or have a regular practice, this is a great opportunity to bond as a family.

Register

Family Night at the Movies: Monster University

August 20, 7:30 pm

One last “hurrah” before heading back to school! Bring a blanket! We’ll provide the popcorn! Pre-movie activities begin at 7:30 pm. Movie to begin after 8 pm.

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