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 2016 CLASSES 

 

Art Cat for President(For ages 5–7)
October 1-22
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
$75 ($64 CMP members)
Register online or by calling 412.622.3288.

Who says you're too young to vote? Engage in the political and creative process as you help to elect Art Cat, the museum's mascot for kids, as the next president. Visit the Teenie Harris: Elections photography exhibition for inspiration. Make campaign buttons, posters, and story boards that show what Art Cat can do for you.

 

Photography Studio (For ages 8-10)
October 1-22
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
$75 ($64 CMP members)
Register online or by calling 412.622.3288

 

Try out three different ways to create photographs. Make a cyanotype photograph using the sun for light, the same process you'll find in the exhibition Alison Knowles. Combine drawing and painting with digital photography to make expressive portraits. Visit Strength in Numbers: Photography in Groups and create photographs in a series to tell a bigger story. All materials and equipment provided.

 

Fun with Clay (For ages 8-10)
October 1-22
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
$115 ($104 CMP members)
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. Price includes $40 materials fee.


 

Fun with Clay (For ages 5-7)
October 29-November 19
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 
$115 ($104 CMP members)
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. Price includes $40 materials fee.

 
Imagination Installation (For ages 5-7)
October 29-November 19
10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
$75 ($64 CMP members)
Register online or by calling 412.622.3288
 

Walk into some room-sized installation art and imagine your own 3-D world. Get inspired by installations that include tents, parrots, and sand in Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium. Team up with classmates on large-scale installations that fill the studio. 

 
The Art of Performance (For ages 8-10)
October 29-November 19
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
$75 ($64 CMP members) 
Register online or by calling 412.622.3316 
 
Get inspired by video and performance art in addition to paintings and sculptures as you collaborate with your classmates to create, direct, and video-record live performances. Large-scale environments and samba-inspired wearable art by Brazilian artist Helio Oiticica will spark your ideas for props and settings. Videos will be compiled on a DVD and mailed 3-4 weeks later.

Questions? Contact us about our education programs.