The Art Connection: Saturday Classes Grades 5–9

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.

Register for The Art Connection

Classes by grade level, grades 5-9
18 weeks, 2016-2017
October 8 – December 10, 2016 (No class November 26)
January 7 – March 4, 2017
To register, please complete the form below or call 412.622.3288. $300.00
$270.00 members

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Interested in The Art Connection Scholarship?

Apply before July 13, to ensure consideration in The Art Connection Scholarship 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