Because doing art feels good.

We offer an array of creative classes that can be enjoyed regardless of skill level, as well as fun new workshops and community events.

 

With over 800 square feet, we seat about 50 participants. We rent our space to local artists, art therapists and event planners seeking a creative venue. Please contact us to discuss your ideas.

Upcoming Events
  1. Drop in art classes – 6-9pm -paint pouring, alcohol ink & resin workshops

    November 30 @ 6:00 pm - December 3 @ 9:00 pm
  2. Drop in art classes – 6-9pm -paint pouring, alcohol ink & resin workshops

    December 7 @ 6:00 pm - December 10 @ 9:00 pm
  3. Drop in art classes – 6-9pm -paint pouring, alcohol ink & resin workshops

    December 21 @ 6:00 pm - December 24 @ 9:00 pm
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Gulay Baltali

Instructor

An art instructor inspired me, and I hope to inspire you! Come to my classes and let's do art together!

A Little About Me

Hi there, my name is Gulay, pronounced, “goo’ lye” and I am originally from Turkey. I came to the South Hills of Pittsburgh in 2010 with my wonderful and witty husband who promised fireworks on our anniversary every year if I agreed to marry him on the 4th of July and come back to America with him. Nine years and two children later, he continues to keep his promise, and every year we have a good laugh on our anniversary!

 

In addition to my clever husband, I am also naturally drawn to art, language and teaching. I taught the Turkish language while in Turkey and in the US. In 2019, I received my Master’s from Eastern University in Philadelphia in Teaching a Foreign Language and Children’s Literature. In addition to language, I have been teaching art classes and workshops for many years.

 

A middle school teacher first inspired my interest in Ebru art, the Turkish tradition of painting on water, and I knew immediately I really wanted to learn how to do this art. I learned from my teacher and also from videos that I studied on my own. I most love the patterns and colors, and the uniqueness of the art in that you cannot do the same exact thing ever again. I have been practicing and teaching Ebru for 11 years. This art is easy to do at a basic level, but it takes time and effort to be able to master the art of painting tulips and other flowers on water.

 

I hope you’ll come to my classes to try your hand at Ebru and fall in love with this art as I have!

Let’s Do Art Together!
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Purchasing art at this site helps to support local artists and our art community in general. It also helps Chartiers Creek Creative continue to offer a diverse class lineup that everyone in our community can benefit from participating in, regardless of skill level.

My Education

Bulent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey

Bachelor's in Turkish Language Teaching

Eastern University, Philadelphia, PA

TESOL, Teaching Foreign Language and Children's Literature

My Experience

Turkish Language Instructor

Turkey

Turkish Language Instructor

Upper St. Clair, Pittsburgh