Homeschool Programs

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Our homeschool programs use the museum’s rich collection of authentic works of art to help students understand human experiences throughout history and across cultures. By looking closely and responding to works in the galleries, students learn to reflect on the perspectives of others while developing their own aesthetic and interpretive opinions. We emphasize collaboration among students of various ages, and learning through social interactions to develop students’ curiosity and ability to empathize with others.

Students explore their curiosities through experimental play with ideas, materials, and art-making techniques in gallery and studio projects. Art investigations open avenues for understanding and communicating with others. Each semester, homeschool programs take advantage of the permanent collection and special exhibitions to continually engage students with a variety of opportunities to look, interpret, and respond to authentic works of art.

 
 

 

FALL 2015 HOMESCHOOL PROGRAMS (FOR AGES 5–13)

My Pittsburgh (for ages 5-7)
Five Wednesdays: October 21, October 28, November 4, November 11, November 18
12:30 - 3:00 PM
$115 ($100 CMP members) early registration by September 25
$135 ($115 CMP members) after September 25
Register online or by calling 412.622.3288. 
 


Use printmaking, drawing, photography, and more, to create masterpieces inspired by your favorite people, places and things in Pittsburgh. Check out Pittsburgh’s past and present through the museum’s collection from John Kane’s bridges and rivers to Andy Warhol’s prints. Visit the exhibition HACLab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern to see architects’ ideas for transforming the city.
 

 
Art Zine (for ages 8–10)
Five Wednesdays: October 21, October 28, November 4, November 11, November 18
12:30 - 3:00 PM
$115 ($100 CMP members) early registration by September 25
$135 ($115 CMP members) after September 25
Register online or by calling 412.622.3288.

Work with your classmates to “publish” your artworks. Focus on drawing as you write and illustrate your own short stories, comics, or poems, and work cooperatively to compose a finished expressive piece that combines text and image. See how artists in the museum’s collection tell stories with pictures and words.

City Explorers/Urban Designers (for ages 11–13)
Five Wednesdays: October 21, October 28, November 4, November 11, November 18
12:30 - 3:00 PM
$115 ($100 CMP members) early registration by September 25
$135 ($115 CMP members) after September 25
Register online or by calling 412.622.3288.

Explore Pittsburgh on foot and in the galleries to gain insight into urban planning. Get inspired by architectural innovations for Pittsburgh neighborhoods in HACLab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern. What does the city need?  Gather your ideas to design and construct a model based on a Pittsburgh site. Work with a group to combine designs. Discuss your ideas with Carnegie Mellon University architecture students, as they work on their proposals for the city in our Heinz Architectural Center.  
 

  

Questions?Email Juliet Pusateri, School Programs Coordinator