Urban Arts is a course that interacts with the Pittsburgh art scene, including artist residencies and public art throughout the city.
This advanced art course builds on previous art experiences, design, and creative thinking skills. Students work in depth with traditional and non-traditional guest artists and art organizations to explore the multiple facets of public art and street art forms. Mediums such as stencil art, street photography, mural art, yarn bombing, graffiti, found object sculptures, outdoor installations, and sticker art are explored. Students’ projects challenge and expand their personal interests, while also creating opportunities for creating art that communicates ideas to an audience that exists beyond the classroom setting.
This dynamic course integrates the expertise of regional artists and other local resources. The course culminates in an exhibition and/or installation that will allow the students an opportunity to express present their ideas in a public venue.