Classes + Workshops

The Alloy School: Creative Play

KST Presents

with Taylor Couch

Saturdays, July 15 – August 5, 2023
10:00am – 10:50am
Ages 6 & under

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


Ready to play as a family? This “Parent & Me” class is for boosting imagination in early education! Hear exciting stories and play fun games to spark creativity while building a range of skills in physicality, artistry, emotion, and literacy. Parent attendance is always complimentary and required for Creative Play participants under age 4.


Taylor Couch 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 Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Taylor is interested in the impact performance can have on everyday life, especially for the youngest members of our communities.


Leah Lavrinc (July 29 only) is a teaching artist with an appreciation for community based learning. Her passion for teaching and learning derivesfrom her love for experimenting with art supply. She has her degree in Art Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a minor in studio arts focusing her coursework on sculpture and painting. As an artist Leah likes to find ways to repurpose recycled materials by promoting the idea that found objects can be used again. Her dream is to provide a fun, safe learning environment where all ages can create freely. When she isn’t teaching, you can find her watching movies, playing with her cat Moxxie, or exploring the beautiful city of Pittsburgh.


Open House
Learn About The Alloy School

Saturday, July 8, 2023
10:00am – 11:00am

KST’s Alloy Studios | 5530 Penn Ave.


Interested in registering for classes or already registered? Meet The Alloy School team at our Open House, including Education Coordinator Simon Phillips, and our talented Teaching Artists. Participants will sample the program through interactive demonstrations that introduce the theme and learning goals of each class offering. Open House attendance is not required for class registration.

The Alloy School Showcase
and Let’s Move! Family Dance Party

Saturday, August 12, 2023
10:00am Showcase
11:00am Dance Party 

KST’s Alloy Studios | 5530 Penn Ave.
Pay What Moves You: $5 – $20


Celebrate the 4 week Alloy School journey with our Showcase and Let’s Move! Family Dance Party on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at KST’s Alloy Studios on 5530 Penn Ave. It’s a one-hour public celebration of learning followed by a dance party for all!

The Alloy School is made possible with support from the Henry C. Frick Educational Fund of the Buhl Foundation and The Grable 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.