A young person making art

The Art Connection

Your ideas, your voices, your neighborhood art museum.

The Art Connection is Pittsburgh’s longest continually running art program for students in grades five through nine. Each Saturday, teaching artists lead students at the museum in developing an artistic practice that explores drawing, printmaking, painting, sculpture, and mixed media. The Art Connection emphasizes and strengthens the connections between artmaking, everyday life experiences, and artworks found at Carnegie Museum of Art. The Art Connection activates each student’s self-expression and cultural connection to foster creative problem-solving and visual literacy.

Tuition: $175 (members $160) for 9 classes. Scholarships available. All materials included.


Saturdays, January 22 through March 19, 2022. The culminating exhibition will be on view May 2022 at Carnegie Museum of Art.

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

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

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