OMA Pittsburgh’s Art in the Garden invests in the resiliency and social-emotional development of youth and families. To care for the health of all involved, and to prevent the spread of covid-19, Art in the Garden’s winter session will be virtual. Through this program, we are committed to providing engaging activities that foster social and emotional growth and help meet the needs of your family.  

Winter Clay Project (Virtual Family Camp) 

Led by The Clay Project teaching artists Sandra Moore and Shawn Terrell

The Clay Project is creating a community made ceramic mural. We invite you and your family to join us virtually. We get together on Zoom for 40 minutes once a week. We are creating small hand-built pieces, the design for the mural. You learn clay building techniques during our online sessions. Technique U-Tube videos will be shared. Working together we are creating a mural.

This is an all-skill and all ages class. You can learn the basics or develop more advanced skills making coils, stamping, pinching, doing slab work and 3D additive and subtractive processes, and assemblage. When restrictions are lifted, we will plan the building of the mural at Borland Garden. We hope that you will join us for this beautiful collaboration!

  • Virtual classes: Wednesdays from 3-3:40 pm, February 10th through the week of March 17th
  • Material pick-up and mosaic drop-off: Thursdays from 4-6:30
  • Pick-up is at Borland Garden in East Liberty, 527 North Beatty Street (the corner of Black Street and North Beatty Street)

EACH WEEK: Families receive all of the supplies needed for class including clay and tools, a free book of choice from The Storymobile, and optional free weekly meals from Earthen Vessels. In virtual classes families can create together with teaching artists and new friends.  

COST: $15 registration fee per family. Camp is FREE for all children eligible for all families experiencing poverty.  Donations from the heart are appreciated and help keep our programming running.

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