Teenage girl painting at an easel in an art studio

The Art Connection

They have potential. They have ideas. We provide the instruction, the inspiration, and the space to create.

The Art Connection is Pittsburgh’s premiere art program for students in grades 5–9. Learn drawing, printmaking, painting, sculpture, and mixed media, culminating with a student exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art. Entering its 90th year, The Art Connection combines big ideas and practical know-how to prepare young people for a world of visual information and creative problem-solving.

Questions? Contact the Program Registration Coordinator at programregistration@carnegiemuseums.org, or call 412.622.3288.


The Art Connection meets Saturdays from September 22–December 1, 2018, and January 5–March 2, 2019. Please note, there are no classes: October 13 or November 25, 2018.

The Art Connection is organized by grade level. Students enroll in morning or afternoon classes:

  • Morning classes: 10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
  • Afternoon classes: 1:15–3:15 p.m.

Tuition: $300 (Members: $270). All materials are included. Scholarships are available.


Register is now closed. Check back in late summer for new classes.