- Saturday, October 14–March 16
10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. or 1:15–3:15 p.m.
- Carnegie Museum of Art
- Program Fee
- $425, $375 for Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh members
Your ideas, your voices, your neighborhood art museum.
The Art Connection is the longest continually running series of art classes for young artists in Pittsburgh. Now in its 95th year, The Art Connection will challenge students in grades 5–9 to create unique artworks inspired by the work in our galleries, culminating in an exhibition of their own at Carnegie Museum of Art. Educators will facilitate art experiences in painting, printmaking, drawing, ceramics, and mixed media, and students will have access to a wide variety of materials and tools to pursue art-making that is in line with their interests and creative passions. In addition to art-making, artists will make connections to the exhibited artworks, engage in peer discussion, and collaborate on the curation and marketing of their student exhibition.
The culminating exhibition will be on view April 20–28, 2024, in the Hall of Architecture at Carnegie Museum of Art. A Youth Celebration and Opening Reception will be on April 20.
$425 (members $375) for 19 classes. Scholarships are available. All materials included.
The Art Connection is organized by grade level. Students enroll in morning or afternoon classes:
- Morning classes: 10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
- Afternoon classes: 1:15–3:15 p.m.
The Art Connection is a total of 19 total classes and is split between two semesters, with a brief break in between.
- October 14–December 16 (no class November 25)
- January 13–March 16
Scholarships are available. For general inquiries or more information, email our Program Registration team or call +1 412.622.3288.
Interpretation services for children and teens are available upon request.