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


Classes are starting up again 

Dianne Palome and Tony Bittner created a survey to better understand the needs of our membership to begin offering classes at the Schoolhouse. If you have not completed the survey, please take a minute to complete this short survey:


Sessions Available (no registration)

Friday Morning Open Studio

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. Next session is February 28. March sessions will be held on the 13th and 27th.


Please contact Dale Gregg to register or more info: or 412-327-0441  


Clothed Model Figure Drawing Session on Wednesday, March 20. Join us during open studio for a figure drawing session with a live model in costume. Bring a sketchbook and practice your drawing skills. There will be short poses as well as longer poses, you may work in charcoal, pastel, panpastel or whichever medium you choose. There is a $10 fee to pay for the model. Please RSVP to Dale at or 412-327-0441 if you plan to attend.  





Wednesday Evening Open Studio sessions from 6:30-9pm


The next Wednesday Night Open Studio this month is March 6: 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 March 6th,  20th, April 3rd, and 17th.


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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Schoolhouse Art & History Center

Bethel Park Historical Society 

2600 South Park Road

Bethel Park, PA 15102


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Co-presidents Jeanie Slater and Cheryl Chivers:

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