Vanessa Rossi

Vanessa Rossi is a certified art education teacher who possesses a lifelong passion in her field.  As a Sweetwater Instructor, she has taught a variety of children at summer camps, After-School programs at St. James and Cornell, and art workshops throughout the year.  In addition, Vanessa also collaborated with Summerbridge Pittsburgh to provide arts enrichment to middle school students facing limited opportunities.  Vanessa also teaches visual art through Lincoln Park Performing Art Center's ArtReach program, which offers hands-on classes to PA Cyber school students throughout Pennsylvania.  As an artist and educator, Vanessa's talents embody various styles and mediums including: painting, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, jewelry, fibers, assemblage, and photography.  Her unique, diverse, and often nature inspire artwork is exhibited regionally in various galleries and festivals.


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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