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Young kids enjoy making crafts

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.

Hélio Oiticica in front of a poster for the play Prisoner of Second Avenue, in Midtown Manhattan, 1972

Join Lynn Zelevansky, Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium curator, and filmmaker César Oiticica Fihlo, Hélio Oiticica's nephew, for a screening of the 2012 film Hélio Oiticica. This striking documentary, crafted from rare found footage, creates an experience analogous to Oiticica’s sensual, dynamic art practice.

Group of adults on a guided tour of the museum galleries

Free, daily drop-in tours are available with museum admission. Learn about the works in CMOA’s collection from our trained docents. Every tour is unique!

Image of the Entre Muros House designed by South American architecture firm Al Borde

Join CMOA for an architecture talk and discussion with Marialuisa Borja, prinicipal for the architecture firm Al Borde. Based in Quito, Ecuador, Al Borde typically works on projects with low budgets; they attempt to turn a scarcity of resources into an advantage, considering not just money but also skills, knowledge, materials, property, and even friends and acquaintances as assets in the project.

A girl makes a clay sculpture in a museum art class

10:15 am–12:15 pm. They have potential. They have ideas. We provide the instruction, the inspiration, and the space to create. Pittsburgh’s premiere art program for young people, The Art Connection, mashes up art appreciation with in-depth studio instruction, connecting young artists with other creative thinkers. It provides access to a world-class art collection and professional-level supplies. Learn drawing, printmaking, painting, sculpture, and digital tools, culminating with an exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art.

A girl makes a clay sculpture in a museum art class

1:15 pm–3:15 pm. They have potential. They have ideas. We provide the instruction, the inspiration, and the space to create. Pittsburgh’s premiere art program for young people, The Art Connection, mashes up art appreciation with in-depth studio instruction, connecting young artists with other creative thinkers. It provides access to a world-class art collection and professional-level supplies. Learn drawing, printmaking, painting, sculpture, and digital tools, culminating with an exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art.

Two boys sitting on the gallery floor

Ages 3–4. Have creative fun with the pre-schooler in your life! Explore the art museum with a fun-filled adventure looking at and learning to make art.

Polished bronze male figure, thin, nude, arm bend upwards

Auguste Rodin died 100 years ago, but his influence is still felt today. We will explore in this two-session class what role the French master played in the renewal of sculpture at the turn of the 20th century.

Photo of Brazilian DJ duo I.O.I.A.

Transport yourself to Brazil with a trip through CMOA's new exhibition Hélio Oititica: To Organize Delirium, beats by Rio-based DJ duo IOIA, and a late-night café menu inspired by South American flavors.

Polished bronze male figure, thin, nude, arm bend upwards

Auguste Rodin died 100 years ago, but his influence is still felt today. We will explore in this two-session class what role the French master played in the renewal of sculpture at the turn of the 20th century.

A few teens participating in an architecture class at the museum

Build your understanding of architecture as you consider what it takes to make a great social space. Concerts? Soccer? From porches to piazzas, explore public spaces on foot around the museum and in the galleries. Get inspired by creative spaces in Building Optimism: Public Space in South America. Construct an architectural model and work in groups to create a collaborative design.

Musician George Sabol stands with a guitar in a cemetery with the shadow of Nosferatu looming

Watch one of the greatest horror films of all time, Nosferatu, set to a live score penned and performed by acclaimed musician George Sabol.

Young kids enjoy making crafts

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.