Classes + Workshops

The Alloy School, Creative Play: Water World

with Taylor Couch

Saturdays, July 16, 23, 30, August 6
10:00am – 10:50am
Ages 6 and under

KST’s Alloy Studios | 5530 Penn Ave.
$10/class for full session; $12.50/drop-in


Ready to play as a family? This aquatic-themed “Parent & Me” class is for boosting physicality and imagination! Discover stories, make crafts, and engage in fun games that spark creativity, all while developing body awareness and literacy skills. Parent attendance is complimentary, although not required for parents of participants ages 4 and over.

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Taylor Couch (Creative Play) is a Teaching Artist and working performer who specializes in creative movement, arts-integrated learning experiences, and Early Childhood Education. With an MA in Drama and Performance Studies from the Queen’s University of Belfast and a Bachelor’s in Education and Developmental Studies from IUP, Taylor is interested in the impact performance can have on everyday life, especially for the youngest members of our communities.


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For Participants & Caretakers

Saturday, July 9

KST’s Alloy Studios | 5530 Penn Ave.

Interested in registering for classes or already registered? KST has a one-hour orientation for families at KST’s Alloy Studios. Meet The Alloy School Education Coordinator, Simon Phillips, and hear from our Teaching Artists, each of whom will present their style and share what participants will learn over the course of the session.

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Let’s Move Family Dance Party

Saturday, August 13

Kelly Strayhorn Theater | 5941 Penn Ave.
Pay What Moves You: $5–20

Celebrate The Alloy School journey with our Showcase and Let’s Move Family Dance Party on at Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Each class will present material from their class session on the mainstage, after which we move to the lobby for family beats and community crafts.

The Alloy School is made possible with support from the Arts Equity Reimagined Collective Action for Re-Imagining Vibrancy Fund grant, a funding initiative managed by New Sun Rising; the Henry C. Frick Educational Fund of the Buhl Foundation, The Grable Foundation, and the McElhattan Foundation. Kelly Strayhorn Theater is supported in part by the taxpayers of Allegheny County through a public grant from the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD). RAD works here. The Alloy School is relaunched in collaboration with PearlArts as part of the PearlArts @ KST Mutual-Aid Residency.

Photo Credit: Kitoko Chargois