Saturday Art Classes for Kids: Ages 5–10

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Your kid loves to create art. You’ve come to the right place! Saturday Art Classes for Kids nurtures creative thinking, thoughtful observation, and perseverance towards achieving goals. With a variety of themes and practices, these classes take place over 4 consecutive Saturdays. Expect the unexpected! We encourage experimentation: our imaginative exercises work toward inventive results.

FALL 2015 CLASSES 

Art Zine (For ages 8–10)
October 10–31
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
$75 ($64 CMP members)
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. 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.

My Pittsburgh (For ages 5–7)
October 10–31
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
$75 ($64 CMP members)
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.

Sculpting with Clay (For ages 8–10)
October 10–31
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
$115 ($104 members), includes materials
Register online or by calling 412.622.3288

Get your hands messy as you sculpt with wet clay. Learn hand-building techniques and try out the potter's wheel. Make functional vessels and imaginative sculptures and bring them to life with colorful glazes. Projects will be fired and available for pick up 3-4 weeks later.

Art Cat's Video Playhouse (For ages 5–7)
November 7–December 5 (No class November 28)
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
$75 ($64 CMP members)
Register online or by calling 412.622.3288.

3, 2, 1…Action! Learn about storytelling through video and photography in the museum’s galleries and create photos of your own. Collaborate with kids your age to create sets, props, and characters for a fun video performance. Share your creation with family and friends.

Drawing: More Than Meets The Eye (For ages 8–10)
November 7–December 5 (No class November 28)
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
$75 ($64 CMP members)
Register online or by calling 412.622.3288

Are you a doodler and a sketcher? Do you record your world in pictures? Experiment with charcoal, pastel, ink, and a variety of drawing surfaces. Capture what you see in rough sketches and more polished drawings inspired by works of art and the museum's spaces. Draw from your imagination as you use the world around you as a jumping-off point.

Fun with Clay (For ages 5-7)
November 7–December 5 (No class November 28)
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
$115 ($104 members), includes materials
Register online or by calling 412.622.3288

Get your hands messy as you sculpt with wet clay. Learn hand-building techniques and try out the potter's wheel. Make functional vessels and imaginative sculptures and bring them to life with colorful glazes. Projects will be fired and available for pick-up in mid-January.

Questions? Email children-families@cmoa.org.