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Play Tricks with your Eyes


  • Future Tenant 819 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA, 15222 United States (map)

Don’t let your eyes fool you with this art project! Here at Future Tenant, we’re going to teach you how to draw an optical illusion on paper. All you need is a ruler, markers, paper and your hand! Or you can create an optical illusion using any shape of your choice.

This workshop is inspired Patrick Schmidt, an artist who is currently presenting his exhibition, Cross-eyed and Painless, at Future Tenant. By using pattern as a metaphor, his work explores identity in the digital age. Through overlaying several images, Patrick disrupts their individual patterns and suggest one all-embracing design.

Surrounded by those incredible works by Patrick, do you want to use lines to give a three-dimensional effect to two-dimensional art? Join us! The paper is flat but we will create a 3D illusion! You are a crafty magician!

This workshop is being presented as part of the Pittsburgh Children's Theatre Festival. It is open to kids and teens of all ages and free to the public!

Earlier Event: May 5
Cross-eyed & Painless
Later Event: June 17
Jazz Festival