South Arts sessions and classes are held in the
Co-op room in the Schoolhouse Art & History Center.


Classes are starting up again 

 We are thrilled to be offering classes again through South Arts! Thanks to those of you who completed the class survey, and thanks for your patience while we worked out the details.


Join us for an evening of jewelry making with Lisa Markowski on Wednesday, June 12, from 6-9 PM. 

Wendy Mackin will be teaching an oil painting class (watercolor and acrylic painters also welcome) on June 12, 19, 26, and July 10, from 10 AM to 1 PM. Registrations due by June 3. Please click on PDF below for more information and registration form.


SAVE THE DATE for an acrylic workshop with Steph Moraca on August 7 and 14 (10 AM-4 PM) details coming soon. 


Dianne Palome and Tony Bittner, class coordinators


South Arts June 2024 classes
Class descriptions, payment information and registration form
South Arts June 2024 classes.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [969.3 KB]

Sessions Available: 

Friday Morning Open Studio (no registration)
Join us every Friday morning from 10 AM to 1 PM. Open to the public, no charge, however we have a donation box with a suggested donation of $5. Bring your own art supplies and whatever you are working on and join our group. Grab yourself a coffee or tea from Reginald's coffee shop in the building. We help each other, have fun and instruction is available if necessary. Bring a friend and join in the fun!



Wednesday Evening Figure Drawing Sessions (registration required)

Come and practice your drawing skills with a live model. The model may be nude or in costume.
Figure Drawing Sessions meets every other Wednesday Evenings, 6:30-9 pm. $12 per session.
This is not a class but a drawing session.
The next figure drawing sessions are May 22, June 5 and 19. 
Please contact Dale Gregg to register or more info: or 412-327-0441  




Wednesday Evening Open Studio sessions from 6:30-9pm (no registration)

Come join us for an open studio where you bring your own supplies. We occasionally have Member Workshops, unlike a class, where a member shares a technique or knowledge with our membership in a casual setting. Quarterly, we will have a clothed model and an artist meet and greet. Suggested donation of $5 for the art league. If you have an idea for a workshop, please contact Cheryl at The next open studio sessions in will be held on May 15 and 29, June 12 and 26.


Tole Painting with Jean Benson

April 1 - June 10 (no class on May 27 due to Memorial Day)
at the Schoolhouse in the Co-op room  

1 pm - 3:30 pm

Cost is $15 a class


Tole painting is the folk art of decorative painting on tin and wooden utensils, objects and furniture. The subjects are usually flowers and fruit but may be any subject. Jean Benson has been painting and teaching for more than half a century.  At 104 years young she will help you paint on anything from metal trays to wooden boxes or on canvas too. Jean uses oils however you may use acrylics as well. 

For more information or if interested in attending please email


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Where to Find Us...

Schoolhouse Art & History Center

Bethel Park Historical Society 

2600 South Park Road

Bethel Park, PA 15102


For more information, email

Co-presidents Jeanie Slater and Cheryl Chivers:

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