Learn at Sweetwater

Sweetwater offers a wide variety of mediums including ceramics/sculpture, culinary, drawing, painting, jewelry-making, metalsmithing, fiber arts, traditional crafts as well as private music lessons! We are 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.


We invite you to browse our current programs to find the perfect fit! You may search in a variety of ways including by medium, age-range, or date by selecting among the drop-down options under the “Classes” section in the toolbar.

Our age-ranges are flexible, but in general are as follows:

Preschool: Ages 4-6 | Children: Ages 7-11 | Teen: Ages 12-15 | Adult: Ages 16+

Once you identify the class (or classes!) you want to register for, click “Register Now” to complete the process fully online using our secure system. You are also always welcome to call our office or stop by to register in person!

Phone: 412-741-4405 | Address: 200 Broad Street, Sewickley PA 15143

Sweetwater offers need-based scholarships for all students. Additional details may be found at the “Scholarship Information” page under the “Classes” drop-down menu in the toolbar.

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.

Featured Classes

Thanksgiving! A Time to be Grateful CH82

Dates: 11/20/2021 – 11/20/2021
Times: 9:30 - 11:30 A.M. (1 Saturday)
Ages: 6-10
Instructor: Sally Oberdick

It's time for Thanksgiving! What are we thankful for? We'll create two small baskets of clay fruit and a beautiful vase for the Thanksgiving table, and read a few holiday stories to celebrate the season.

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Adult Culinary Workshop: Fall Flatbreads CA01

Dates: 10/30/2021 – 10/30/2021
Times: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (1 Saturday)
Ages: Adults 18+
Instructor: Alekka Sweeney

Learn how to make a basic flatbread yeast dough. Then we will turn these into three different savory breads that can be used as an appetizer or dinner!
Menu: Roasted Zucchini and Tomato with Herbed Ricotta
Sauteed Fennel, Pancetta, Fontina with Fresh Herbs
Roasted Squash, Goat Cheese and Rosemary

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Meet Our Instructors

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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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 Sponsors an event.
$750 Covers building operational costs, upkeep, and preservation.
$500 Provides technology updates and improvements.
$400 Aids Outreach Programs for at-risk youth and underserved communities.
$250 Sponsors a teaching artist.
$100 Supports the purchases of ceramic studio glazes and supplies.
$50 Provides one art supply package for classes and workshops.

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