More to love in the Studio!

It?s been busy in the Studio this fall.? We have had some amazing artist instructors come in and teach and we have had some equally amazing students visit our space.? This weekend was a blast with artist Tara Locklear.? She taught a Stonewear: Cement Casting workshop and gave a talk regarding her work, Interpretive Stonewear.

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The Winter/Spring Studio brochure is soon to hit mailboxes and we have an incredible season coming your way.? We are very excited to welcome back Wayne Werner from Maryland.? Also, Julie Sirek from Minneapolis will be joining us, as will Ashley Buchanan from Tennessee with Loring Taoka from Penland.? As if that isn?t enough excitement, our new reoccurring event, “Crafts and Drafts,” is scheduled to launch in December!!

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When you browse the Winter/Spring catalogue, you?ll see that we have planned a couple of workshops in conjunction with our current show, ENOUGH Violence: Artists Speak Out.? Sharron Massey will be teaching Bang Bang Jewelry, focusing on work that comes from bullet casings.? Gerry Florida, who designed the current drop-in activity, will be teaching Empowerment Jewelry, an advanced version of her Talisman. Make sure to stay tuned, because the summer workshop schedule is also right around the corner…

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The Studio is an excellent place to take a workshop but if you aren?t yet aware, there?s more to love than just our workshops!??With the opening of ENOUGH Violence, the Education department is working to connect community to the show.? Recently, a group of Pittsburgh Public School teachers came in for a tour of the gallery and received a copy of the curriculum guide that accompanies the show.? While they were here they also had the opportunity to take advantage of the Drop-In.

With all of the available education resources for ENOUGH Violence, SCC is a great field trip opportunity for students, whether high school or college aged.? We have a plethora of activities that are available for your group and would be happy to plan a visit with you and your students.? (And they don?t just have to be youth!)? A group of seniors came in last week with the artist instructor from our Creative Aging program.? They enjoyed a tour of the show along with a paper making activity in the Studio.? If you?re interested in bringing a group, feel free to give me a call and we can schedule something.

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Whether it?s for a workshop, a group tour, or one of our upcoming Saturday community drum circles, I hope that you find some time for a trip to SCC during the upcoming season!

Regards,

Rachel Saul

Education Program Coordinator