Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Cultural Trust Announce Art Workshops

Media Contacts:
Shaunda Miles, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
(412) 471-1578,
Diana Roth, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
(412) 471-8717,
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Search Name: Second Saturday Art Workshops


Pittsburgh, PA—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces its 2013/14 Trust Arts Education Center workshops and classes. These education and community engagement events and initiatives offer low-cost—or completely free—multi-disciplinary arts attractions in the Cultural District to residents and visitors alike. Art lovers of all ages can engage with local artists and participate in a variety of hands-on and performance activities during this yearlong arts and culture program.

“Second Saturday Art Workshops offer participants an opportunity to become an artist for a day,” says Tracy Edmunds, Director of Education Programming and Senior Manager, Education and Community Engagement, with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. “These workshops allow artists of all ages and experience levels to create new work or learn new methods.”

This season, the Second Saturday Art Workshops include a variety of programs, including jewelry making, painting, cartooning, puppet making, quilting, and more. In addition to the Saturday workshops, evening yoga and belly dancing classes are offered. Yoga instructor Alison K. Babusci draws on her favorite practices from different types of yoga to create an eclectic class, encouraging participants to breathe, work, and relax. Instructor Narah Minardi teaches the ancient art of belly dancing, a dance of pure joy and celebration that tones the whole body and increases flexibility and endurance.

All classes and workshops are held at the Trust Arts Education Center, 805/807 Liberty Avenue in the Cultural District. All workshops require registration and a fee unless otherwise noted. Yoga and belly dance classes are for participants age 18+.

For more information about workshops and classes, or to register for an event, please visit

Wednesdays, 6 p.m., $10 drop-in
October 9, 16, 23, November 6, 13, 20

Belly Dance
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., $10 drop-in
October 10, 17, 24, November 7, 14, 21

September 14, 2013
Story Quilts, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Twin Herringbone Bracelet, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

October 12
Pittsburgh Sketch Crawl, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Free

November 9
The Impressionist Landscape, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Felted Animals, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

December 14
Family Puppet Making, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Free
Exploring Abstract Painting, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

January 11, 2014
Jewelry Making, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Upcycle Your Style!, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

February 8
Jewelry Making: The Elizabeth Taylor Bracelet, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Oz Puppets, 1–2 p.m.

March 8
How to Approach a Gallery for Representation, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Mosaics, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

April 12
Master the Portrait, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Swimmy, Frederick, and Inch by Inch: Illustration and Collage, 1–2 p.m.

May 10
Pittsburgh Sketch Crawl, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Free

July 12
Pastel Painting, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

August 9
Drawing the Clothed Figure, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

About The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.

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