Sunday Art Sessions at the Furnace

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Join Rivers of Steel for a series of open-air painting excursions at the historic Carrie Blast Furnace National Historic Landmark in Swissvale, PA. These five-hour sessions start in October and offer unique close-up views of the inspiring blend of history, industrial design and naturally occurring decay located throughout the site.  Each day will feature a different location, to be interpreted by the artists however they see fit. Local artist and painter Ian Green will be on hand to help with technical issues and to foster a creative dialogue between attendees.  Come experience the challenges and rewards of working from life in this raw, paradise of form that is the Carrie Furnace.


Ian Green – Artist Instructor


October 7 - Carrie Deer Courtyard with a view of the Carrie Deer and the Stove Deck


October 14 - The Ore Yard with a view towards the Stocking Trestle


October 21 - The Central Courtyard with a view of Blast Furnace Number 6


9:30 AM - 2:30 PM


What to bring:


-          Lunch is not included so bring snacks or a lunch.
-          water for cleaning/water based paints
-          rags
-          small folding chair or stool
-          easel if required (preferably lightweight)
-          drawing board with clips
-          cellphone (for camera use or to immediately get assistance)
-          sunblock & hat (if needed)
-          layered clothing


Cost:  $60


Click here to register for all three sessions and save $30!

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Carrie Furnaces Carrie Furnaces Boulevard
Swissvale, PA 15104