EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Sweetwater offers a variety of field trips for area preschools, elementary schools, middle schools and high schools, as well as for groups of homeschooled students. Our goal is to enrich students' comprehension of organizational principles and to promote various art techniques. Field trips at Sweetwater give students the ability to collaborate and think creatively; they can express their ideas through drawing, painting, sculpture, collage and other mediums.

FIELD TRIPS & SCHOOL WORKSHOPS

The visual arts play a vital role in the development and learning of children from preschool all the way through high school. Sweetwater is committed to providing quality art education for students of all ages and backgrounds, and believes that the arts enhance children's appreciation and understanding of the world around them. Our goal is to enrich students' comprehension of organizational principles, perceptions and art techniques through our field trips and programs.

Sweetwater Field Trips (PA Core Arts Standards: 1.6, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3)
Sweetwater Field Trips/School Workshops: Sweetwater offers a variety of Field Trips for area preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools as well as groups of home-schooled students. This is a great opportunity for children and young adults to be exposed to the world of art through their local art center.

All Field Trips include a tailored, hands-on art activity of your choosing, as well as an optional 30 minute tour of Sweetwater. The 100-year old building’s rich history as a historic landmark will introduce students to how the art center functions on a day to day basis as students explore the center’s various art studios and gallery.


Art Explorers

1.5 hours with certified instructor, all grade levels welcome

This workshop will introduce students to try multiple mediums and materials, including painting, drawing, multi-media and three-dimensional artworks. We are happy to work with each group and cater a theme to their choosing.

$120 flat fee, up to 10 children. $12 for each additional child.


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Ceramics Workshop

2.5 hours with certified ceramics instructor, all grade levels welcome

This fun filled day of clay will introduce students to ceramics as they work in Sweetwater’s ceramics studio to create their very own clay masterpiece. A demonstration will be given on how to throw clay on the potter’s wheel, and students will learn various hand building techniques for clay construction. Choose from a pinch pot, coil pot or animal sculpture.

Cost: $216.00 flat fee, up to 12 children. $18 for each additional child.


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Culinary Creations

3 hours with certified chef, all grade levels welcome.

Create a delicious dish in Sweetwater’s gourmet kitchen with your very own personal chef! Due to limited kitchen space, this workshop has a maximum of 12 participants. We are happy to work with each group and cater a theme/dish of their choosing. However, due to the nature of culinary classes, Sweetwater is unable to accommodate food allergies/dietary restrictions.

$300 flat fee, up to 12 children maximum.

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For more information, please contact Erin at ecory@sweetwaterartcenter.org or 412-741-4405

A contract will be sent to your organization at the time of scheduling. To guarantee your reservation, please return a signed copy of the field trip contract with your deposit. Confirmation of scheduling will be sent upon receiving contract and payment and final payment is due one week prior to scheduled event.

SCOUT GROUPS

Sweetwater offers a variety of opportunities in the arts to help your scout earn their badges. A two-hour workshop with a qualified instructor will complete most of your badge requirements. Choose from among the options listed below or design your own workshop - the possibilities are endless!

Current offerings for Girl Scouts workshops:
Ceramics
Brownie- Potter
Cost: $216.00 flat fee, up to 12 children. $18 for each additional child.

Culinary Arts
Brownie - Snacks
Junior - Simples Meals
Cadette - New Cuisines
Cost: $300 flat fee, up to 12 children maximum.

Visual Arts
Brownie- Painting
Brownie- Bugs
Junior- Drawing
Junior- Flowers
Cadette - Comic Artist
Cost: $192.00 flat fee, up to 12 children. $16 for each additional child.


Please call Denise at 412-741-4405 for further information and to discuss Boy Scout options.

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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