The Art Connection: Saturday Classes Grades 5–9

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They have potential. They have ideas.
We provide the instruction, the inspiration, and the space to create.

Pittsburgh’s premiere art program for young people, The Art Connection, mashes up art appreciation with in-depth studio instruction, connecting young artists with other creative thinkers. It provides access to a world-class art collection and professional-level supplies. Learn drawing, printmaking, painting, sculpture, and digital tools, culminating with an exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art. Active for more than 80 years, this combination of big ideas and practical know-how prepares young people for a world of visual information, problem-solving, and managing complex projects. Divided into two 9-week semesters per year, students emerge well-equipped to put new skills to use.

January 10March 7
Choose morning or afternoon classes! 10:15 a.m.12:15 p.m. or 1:153:15 p.m.
$137.50 ($125 members)
Register online or by calling 412.622.3288.
Note: Classes enrolled by grade level; limited enrollment.

Questions? Email Ashley Andrykovitch, Assistant Curator of Education, Children and Family Programs. 
Are you an educator? Do you have a student that you think would be a great fit for The Art Connection? Nominate them for the program!  


From our students

artconnection2_310wide"Some things in life are special. To me, that special thing is art. Over the years, art has become a passion for me. Everything about art is great."—Taylor, Grade 6

"I took the class this year because I had so much fun last year. I love art and we experience so much at The Art Connection."—Katie, Grade 6

"I created something that represents me….Art to me is when you dream, and use your imagination to create something. The sky is the limit to what you can do with art. Even when you make art out of everyday life."—Branà, Grade 7

 "I get inspiration from professional artists and artists in my class"—Wendy, Grade 7 

"When I think of art I think of something fun, something real, something creative, something more like me. When I think of art I think that I can be one of thousands to go and chase my dream the right way."
—Tayaunna, Grade 8

"Art is a feeling without words. I attempt to open people’s eyes to the world around them."—Katie, Grade 8