The Art Connection: Saturday Classes Grades 5–9

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Transform the art studios and galleries at Carnegie Museum of Art into your own creative workspace as you learn to draw, paint, print, sculpt, assemble, and design alongside like-minded 5th–9th grade students in classes led by an inspiring roster of teaching artists. For 18 Saturdays from October 2014 to March 2015, experience hands-on art making that offers the chance to observe, debate, and interpret groundbreaking art in a world-class museum environment.

Participating in classes that are both challenging and fun, your experience will culminate with the opportunity to see your work showcased in the annual student exhibition at CMOA. Celebrating its 86th year this fall, The Art Connection is the museum’s longest running art class. Andy Warhol got his start as a student experimenting with art materials in CMOA’s Saturday classes—maybe you will too! Be part of this great tradition.

Grades 5-9, classes enrolled by grade level

Two semesters, 18 weeks total:
9 Saturdays in the Fall: October 11 – December 13, 2014 (no class November 29, 2014)
9 Saturdays in the Winter: January 10 – March 7, 2015

Choose morning or afternoon classes!
10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. or 1:15 - 3:15 p.m.
$275 ($250 members)
Register for this class online or by calling 412.622.3288.

Questions? Send us an email.
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