Learn at Sweetwater

Sweetwater Center for the Arts is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers nearly 400 classes, workshops, and lectures annually in the visual, performing, literary and culinary arts for children, teens, and adults at every skill level, from beginner to experienced. Sweetwater's multidisciplinary approach includes classes in ceramics/sculpture, cooking, drawing, painting, photography, jewelry & metalsmithing, fiber arts, traditional crafts as well as private music lessons.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

2019 WINTER CLASSES & WORKSHOPS!

Online registration: 2019 Winter Classes (January – March)

2019 WINTER CLASS GUIDE: View Catalog PDF
Registration for all January – March 2019 classes now open exclusively for Sweetwater Members! Registration opens to the public on December 3, 2018. Not a member? Join today!

If you haven’t done so yet, set up an online account by clicking here. Once you have created a User ID and Password, you will then be able to log on to our online class registration system anytime and register for classes without picking up the phone. You are always welcome to call our office or stop by to register in person. 412-741-4405.

Education programs at Sweetwater Center for the Arts are supported in part by grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Allegheny Regional Asset District, private foundations and businesses, and the generous contributions of many individuals.

The Center offers:

  • Artist-instructors with outstanding qualifications
  • Classes for beginners and experienced students
  • Small, intimate class setting
  • Full and partial need-based scholarship opportunities

 

Featured Classes

Winter Art Explorers Winter Camp CH16

Dates: 12/26/2018 – 12/28/2018
Times: 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Wednesday - Friday)
Ages: Ages 7-10
Instructor: Lena Lengyel

Our three-day winter mini-camp is designed to give children a fun, creative, and educational arts experience while parents are busy cleaning up after Christmas and preparing for New Year’s celebrations. Each day will be a fun filled afternoon of art exploration from talented and experienced art instructors.

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Fine Art Finger Painting BS01

Dates: 11/10/2018
Times: 10:00am - 1:00pm (1 Saturday)
Ages: Adult + Child
Instructor: Lena Lengyel

Not just for kids, adult finger painting is the newest trend! Leave your brushes behind and let your fingers do the work. Learn this new fun technique and create your own masterpiece! Come relax, get messy and unleash your creativity!
This class is located at our Beaver Station location: 250 East End Ave., Beaver, PA 15009

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Creative Tykes Winter Camp PS07

Dates: 12/26/2018 – 12/28/2018
Times: 9:00am - 12:00pm (Wednesday - Friday)
Ages: Ages 4-6
Instructor: Lena Lengyel

Our three-day winter mini-camp is designed to give children a fun, creative, and educational arts experience while parents are busy cleaning up after Christmas and preparing for New Year’s celebrations. Each day will be a fun filled afternoon of art exploration from talented and experienced art instructors.

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Meet Our Instructors

Sweetwater is proud of our dedicated and talented team of Teaching Artist instructors. These artists lead classes for students of all ability levels, from beginner to advanced, while ensuring the highest artistic standards. Our instructors provide outcomes based experience for our students to prepare them to explore their own artistic endeavors.


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Scholarships for Sweetwater

Scholarships are available for adults and children demonstrating financial need. Scholarships are sponsored by the Allegheny Regional Asset District (ARAD), The Clarke Family Foundation and the generous support of individuals via the Arthur L. III & Ann Coburn Memorial Scholarship Fund.


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A GIFT FOR THE ARTS. DONATE TODAY.

When you or a family member is looking to take an art class, view an exhibition, or attend a cultural event, where do you turn? If you're like most in our community, you go to Sweetwater Center for the Arts.

$1,000 provides enough materials to fund a semester-long community outreach program.
$500 allows two senior citizens to take an oil painting class.
$250 provides enough clay for every student in an 8-week ceramics class.
$200 will send a child to summer camp for a week.
$100 provides the food for a culinary workshop.
$50 provides materials for two weeks of painting camps.

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