Art Camps

Union Project's ceramics classes encourage the making of both hand-made objects and connections among people. Your class registration furthers UP's mission to use our space to bring people together to connect, create, and celebrate.

The online registration form is located within each class listing. After you submit the form, you will be to submit payment via Paypal. Your spot is not secured until payment is received. All materials and supplies are included in class price. Ceramic toolkits are available for $20.

Refund policy: Refunds may be issued if requested at least two weeks prior to class start date. There will be no refunds issued within two weeks of start date. A $20 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds.

Class make-up policy: Class participants are able to make up one missed class during an Open Studio session. The missed class must be made up before the last class of the session.

Have an idea for a class you'd like Union Project to offer, please share it with Milo Berezin at milo@unionproject.org.

deLIGHTful Art Camp

Summer Camp: deLIGHTful Art Camp with Light Bright Beautiful Puppetry
5 days, Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $325/person (7-10 years old)

Inspired by the beautiful color and light of Union Project’s stained glass windows, campers at deLIGHTful Art Camp will explore light and color through art-making, hands-on learning, scientific inquiry, creative play, and shadow puppets! Campers will discover, observe, and collaborate as artists, scientists, and puppeteers.

Let your child spend a fun-filled week of STEAM-based learning, investigation, and imagination with Light Bright Beautiful Puppetry. Light Bright Beautiful Puppetry artist-educators Alison Babusci and Alison Zapata facilitate playful, arts-based learning experiences and interdisciplinary performances to teach and uplift diverse audiences in our community. This camp runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, Monday through Friday. Campers should bring a lunch each day.

To register for this camp, you must complete the registration form below and submit payment online using a credit card. Your registration is not complete until payment is received. If you have questions, please contact Milo Berezin (412-363-4550 x242).

We used to be sweaters by Alison BabusciGreen Art Summer Camp with Alison Babusci in the Morning
5 days, Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $150/person (9-14 years old)

Encourage your child to turn trash into treasures in Union Project's Green Art Camp! Drawing on her own artistic practice creating art from old sweaters and felted fibers, artist-educator Alison Babusci will lead a week of art-making and experimentation with recycled materials and treasures from nature.

Campers will find inspiration in stories, the natural world, and contemporary artists, and then use their imaginations to weave, build, draw, print, and even puppeteer!

Want your child to experience a full day of camp? Pair the Green Art Camp with the afternoon Youth Clay Camp!

To register for this camp, you must complete the registration form below and submit payment online using a credit card. Your registration is not complete until payment is received. If you have questions, please contact Milo Berezin (412-363-4550 x242).

Youth Clay Summer Camper throwing on the wheelYouth Clay Summer Camp in the Afternoon
5 days, Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost: $150/person (9-14 years old)

During this five day afternoon camp, youth will develop hand-building and wheel-throwing skills in Union Project's welcoming, community studio space.

This camp is designed for all experience levels, and instruction will begin with the basics: pinch and slab construction, centering, throwing small cylinders, trimming, and glazing techniques. By creating ceramic artwork every day during the camp, the students will be encouraged to develop self-confidence and excitement through their progress, invest in relationships with peers and neighbors, and take home their handmade pots at the end. It will be great fun!
 

Want your child to experience a full day of camp? Pair the Youth Clay Camp with the morning Green Art Camp!

To register for this camp, you must complete the registration form below and submit payment online using a credit card. Your registration is not complete until payment is received. If you have questions, please contact Milo Berezin (412-363-4550 x242).

Alison Babusci's recycled felt trees and camper throwing on the wheelGreen Art Camp AND Youth Clay Camp - Full Day Camp
5 days, Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $325/person (9-14 years old)

Fill your child's day with art in this full day summer camp that pairs green art in the morning and the clay studio in the afternoon!

In the mornings, your child will turn trash into treasures in Union Project's Green Art Camp. Drawing on her own artistic practice creating art from old sweaters and felted fibers, artist-educator Alison Babusci will lead a week of art-making and experimentation with recycled materials and treasures from nature. Campers will find inspiration in stories, the natural world, and contemporary artists, and then use their imaginations to weave, build, draw, print, and even puppeteer!

In the afternoons, campers will develop their hand-building and wheel-throwing ceramics skills in Union Project's welcoming, community studio space. This camp is designed for all experience levels, and instruction will begin with the basics: pinch and slab construction, centering, throwing small cylinders, trimming, and glazing techniques. By creating ceramic artwork every day during the camp, the students will be encouraged to develop self-confidence and excitement through their progress, invest in relationships with peers and neighbors, and take home their handmade pots at the end. It will be great fun!

This two-part camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, Monday through Friday. Campers should bring a lunch each day. 
If you are only interested in the morning or afternoon session, you can sign up individually for the Morning Green Art Camp or Afternoon Youth Clay Camp.

To register for this camp, you must complete the registration form below and submit payment online using a credit card. Your registration is not complete until payment is received. If you have questions, please contact Milo Berezin (412-363-4550 x242).

Spend your summer with clay critters and Jeff BrunnerCritter Camp with Jeff Brunner 
5 days, Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $325/person (7-10 years old)

Let your child explore their wild side in this summer art camp at Union Project!

Campers will join artist Jeff Brunner for a week of animal-inspired art-making, including sculpting ceramic critters, telling tales about tails, constructing cardboard jungles, making mixed-media masks, and painting animal pals.

Your child's week will be full of drawing, storytelling, painting, building, and sculpting in a variety of media including clay, acrylic, fabric, recycled materials, found objects, and more. Campers will exercise their imaginations and express themselves creatively while learning about the animal world and a range of artistic techniques.

This camp runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, Monday through Friday. Campers should bring a lunch each day.

To register for this camp, you must complete the registration form below and submit payment online using a credit card. Your registration is not complete until payment is received. If you have questions, please contact Milo Berezin (412-363-4550 x242).

Harvest and Create Summer Camp 2017 Summer Camp: Harvest & Create Camp
10 days, Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11 and Monday, August 14 - Friday, August 18, 2017
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $650/person (8-12 years old)

During this two-week summer camp, your child will learn about the practices and processes of sustainable farming and creating with clay through hands-on learning. Union Project and Garfield Community Farms partner to present this integrated learning experience.

Mornings will be spent in the garden learning about growing seasons, how to use garden tools, simple sustainable farming techniques, horticulture, and the science of growing. In Union Project’s ceramics studio, campers will create with clay, learning hand-building techniques, wheel throwing, firing, and glazing. Campers will create their own functional ceramic wares to take home.

This unique camp will conclude with a farm dinner, prepared by campers with the help of a Pittsburgh chef using vegetables they harvested from the farm, and served on their own place settings. Each camper will take home a journal, ceramic projects, cooking lessons, and the most unique, dirty experience of the summer!

This camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, Monday through Friday. Campers should bring a lunch each day.

To register for this camp, you must complete the registration form below and submit payment online using a credit card. Your registration is not complete until payment is received. If you have questions, please contact Milo Berezin (412-363-4550 x242).