Homeschool Programs

homeschool658The 2013 Carnegie International offers unparalleled opportunities for students to engage with art by 35 artists from 19 different countries. Initiated by Andrew Carnegie in 1896 in Pittsburgh, the Carnegie International is among the leading exhibitions of contemporary art. The International presents a broad and ambitious survey of the art of our time. With hundreds of works by artists from around the globe, our 2013–2014 Homeschool classes will be inspired by topics addressed by many of the International artists. 

If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Barnes at 



Mondays: January 27, February 10, February 24, March 10, and March 24
Our first session kicks off with an hour long docent-led tour of the International, January 27.

10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. 

$100 ($85 members)
Register by age or grade level by contacting Program Registration at 412.622.3288.  




Meets PA Academic Standards for the Arts and Humanities: 9.1 E, I, 9.2 A, 9.4 C, D
Art Production, Historical and Cultural Contexts, Aesthetic Response 

Meets PA Academic Standards for Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening: 1.6
Critical Listening and Speaking 

Meets PA Academic Standards for History: 8.1 C, 8.4 A
Historical Analysis and Contributions from Individuals 


 homeschool2Puppets and Play: Kindergarten–2nd Grade (ages 5–7)
Students will sketch, sculpt, and decorate their own puppets and background sets inspired by the exhibition’s theme of play and International artist Paulina Olowska, whose work pays homage to revered Pittsburgh puppeteer Margo Lovelace. The semester will culminate with a student-produced performance for family and friends using original artworks created in class.   

Tableaux Vivants: 3rd–5th Grade (ages 8–10) 

Tableau vivant translates to “living picture” and describes the theatrical interpretation of images. This semester, students will work collaboratively to plan and execute performances in response to works of art in the International. Using their own set designs and props, students will perform and document their interpretations of artworks in the exhibition. 

Abstract Sculpture: 6th–8th Grade (ages 11–13)
Students will design and create their own sculptures inspired by International artists, including Vincent Fecteau and Lara Favaretto, to gain understanding of how ideas can be expressed 3-dimensionally, especially through abstract forms. Students will practice additive and subtractive sculpting techniques and improve their ability to communicate ideas through different materials such as clay, plaster, and found objects.