Fall Session 2020

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 fall session will be virtual. Through this six-week program, we are committed to providing engaging activities that foster social and emotional growth and help meet the needs of your family.  

Join us for Fall Programming: Fall Family Day at Borland Garden and the Clay Project’s virtual 6-week family camp

Fall Family Day (registration full)

Join us Sunday October 4th from 4:00-5:30 for Fall Family Day, an afternoon at Borland Garden in East Liberty. Activities include traditional Storytelling with Lenora “Lee” Dingus, Haudenosaunee/ Seneca Nation, and art making, ecology, and yoga! This event will be set up mindfully in the garden to assure social distancing. All are welcome. This is a kick-off event for Fall Programming with The Clay Project. **Social distancing and mask wearing required. Free masks and sanitizer available.**

Borland Garden is located in East Liberty at the corner of Black Street and North Beatty Street.

If you are enrolled in the Fall Clay Project, you can pick up your first camp material kit at this event!

COST: In order to promote economic justice, Art in the Garden uses a sliding scale fee. There is a $5 – $20 suggested donation for families.

Fall Clay Project (Virtual Family Camp) (registration full)

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

We invite you and your family to join us virtually for six Wednesdays starting October 7th in creating a community mural and clay pieces for your family to keep. The mural will be a mosaic of colorful clay pieces participants make. Families will also have the opportunity to make clay pieces such as coil pots, pinch pots, ornamental tiles, and a broomstick jar. Through virtual classes, The Clay Project leaders will teach you how to develop your skills while you create out of clay and meet new friends. In our classes, we will build with clay and create one-of-a-kind glaze-fired pieces. 

This is an all-skills level 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. The whole family is encouraged to join. 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 5-6 pm, October 7th through the week of November 11th
  • Material pick-up: Sundays between 11 and 12 noon. *The first pick-up will be during our Fall Family Day, Sunday October 4th from 4-5:30 (info above). If you would like contact-free pick up, please let us know when you register.
  • Pick-up is at Borland Garden in East Liberty, 527 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: All families pay a $15 registration fee per family. In order to promote economic justice, Art in the Garden uses a sliding scale fee. When possible, we reserve at least half of the registration spots for families experiencing poverty. Camp is FREE for all children eligible for free/reduced lunch and all families experiencing poverty.  Sliding scale ranges from $60 per family to $150 dollars per family. For more about sliding scales or help figuring out what to pay using the sliding scale model, click HERE.

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