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Workshop for Ages 11 – 14: Origami Microscopes

Curious to get a closer look at the world around you? Zoom in on the teeny tiny universe by using a paper foldable microscope, the Foldscope ™ ! In this workshop we'll assemble a Foldscope ™ and learn the basics of how to use it, including preparing samples and sharing what we see. Supplies for […]

Workshop for Ages 7-10: MicroGREEN Thumbs

Let’s try a really SMALL gardening project that you can do entirely inside on your window sill: growing microgreens! These are seeds that you grow to be snacked on as seedlings, ready in just a couple weeks. Join us for growing easy-peasy pea shoots.  Participants will be mailed a kit of supplies including soil, tray, […]

Workshop for Ages 11-14: Mesmerizing Marbling

Discover the world of color mixing through science! Explore the science behind color and molecular bonds as we create marbleized patterned art using household products like shaving cream and dye. Learn how to produce unique designs using resistance techniques, stencils and masking. We ship supplies after registration. Tickets Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh believes that cost […]

Family Art Studio for Ages 3-6: Colors

Join us for this session of Family Art Studio, a live, virtual program designed for ages 3-6 and their caregivers that encourages socialization, artful exploration, and bonding with family members, both near and far. In this session, we will explore colors! Colors make our world bright and exciting! Let's talk about our favorite colors, wear our favorite colors, […]

Workshop for Ages 11-14: Shrinky Lab – Plants

"Honey, I shrunk the house plants!" Let’s explore the math and material science of thermoplastic polystyrene - the plastic used for making shrinkable art! Think green for this workshop, as our inspiration will be all things botanical as we make adorable plant-themed pins and charms. We ship supplies after registration. You will also need these […]

Workshop for Ages 7-10: Pompoms

Join us to make fluffy, fuzzy pompoms using yarn and a few simple tools. Will you use them for games, home décor, or as a fashion statement? In this live workshop, we’ll learn how to make a basic pompom, then experiment with different designs, colors and shapes. This workshop uses materials commonly found at home. Please have […]

Workshop for Ages 7-10: MicroGREEN Thumbs

Let’s try a really SMALL gardening project that you can do entirely inside on your window sill: growing microgreens! These are seeds that you grow to be snacked on as seedlings, ready in just a couple weeks. Join us for growing nutty and delicious sunflower shoots.  Participants will be mailed a kit of supplies including […]

Workshop for Ages 11-14: Math Art: Tessellations, Fractals and Parabolic Curves

Up your doodle game with some new math-based drawing skills! Try out tessellations (perfectly repeating shapes), fractals (patterns that get smaller and smaller), and parabolic art (using curves). We ship supplies after registration. Please also have these items on hand: Blank Paper Pencil Sharpener (recommended) Coloring tools (recommended) Tickets Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh believes that […]

Workshop for Ages 11 – 14: Weaving & Geometry

Come learn the basics of weaving and geometry! Begin by making a loom, learn the foundational techniques of weaving, and dive deeper into how to add geometric shapes in your piece. Learn how math concepts like slope and angle can affect your weaving design. We ship supplies you will need for this workshop after registration. Please […]

Workshop for Ages 11 – 14: Circle Weaving

Let's explore circle weaving! Learn how to make a circular loom, dive into the foundations of weaving, and explore other techniques for adding pizazz to your piece. We ship supplies you will need for this workshop after registration. Please have these items on hand:   Scissors Scrap paper Pencil Tickets Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh believes that […]

Workshop for Ages 11-14: Math Art: Drawing Celtic Knotwork

Up your doodle game with some new math-based drawing skills! Try out tessellations (perfectly repeating shapes), fractals (patterns that get smaller and smaller), and parabolic art (using curves). We ship supplies after registration. Please also have these items on hand: Blank Paper Pencil Sharpener (recommended) Coloring tools (recommended) Tickets Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh believes that […]

Workshop for Ages 11-14: Needle Felting Soft Sculptures

Learn the art of needle felting in this live workshop while also exploring the material properties of wool! The material qualities of wool that keep you warm are the same qualities that make it a versatile art material. Together we’ll learn techniques for shaping and drawing with this fun substance. Supplies for this workshop will […]