Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Second Saturday Workshops
You’re invited to join the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for their Second Saturday workshops! The series features one or two workshops with established artists or experts in the field on the second Saturday of each month. Workshop topics range from jewelry making and painting to professional development topics relevant to artist such as “How to Approach a Gallery for Representation”. The workshops take place at the Trust Arts Education Center, located at 805 Liberty Avenue.
This month there are two workshops slated for Saturday, March 13th. Tom Scioli will be hosting a workshop on Illustrating Graphic Novels from 11AM-2PM for $40. Scioli is a comic book artist and writer best known for his epic sci-fi opera Gødland. Other notable works by Scioli include American Barbarian and UnMortals:The Myth of 8-Opus. His style is often compared to comic book innovator Jack Kirby.
The second March workshop entitled Story Quilts, will be led by Tina Williams Brewer, internationally-honored fiber artist. Brewer is known for “her artistic exploration of African-American history and the personal experiences associated with it. She uses symbolism, textile and fabrics to create story quilts that are motivated by issues focusing on family, women and children, and the spirituality of the culture.” Her workshop will take place from 10AM-2PM on the 13th, also for $40. All skill levels are welcome to join.
Other upcoming workshops include “Gold Leaf Techniques” and the “How to Approach a Gallery for Representation” Workshops in April, followed by the Spring Sketch Crawl on May 11th. The crawl will engage participants during a 6 hour drawing marathon, where they sketch scenes of downtown throughout the Cultural District, and is free to the public.