Join Rivers of Steel for a series of open-air creative excursions at the historic Carrie Blast Furnace National Historic Landmark in Swissvale, PA. All 2-D mediums are welcome! 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 on site, to be interpreted by the artists. 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
June 16, 2019 – Carrie Deer Courtyard with a view of the Carrie Deer and the Stove Deck
June 23, 2019 – The Ore Yard with a view towards the Stocking Trestle
June 30, 2019 – The Central Courtyard with a view of Blast Furnace Number 6
Time – 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
– 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