Visit our multimedia art studio to let your creative vision loose and learn new art forms through open-ended art activities and artist-led workshops.
Changes in September!
This month the Studio is reworking some of our most beloved activities and trying to see our space in fresh, new ways. We may give screenprinting and painting a break from time to time, but they'll be replaced by new and exciting materials and processes for you to explore. Come prototype with us!
Activities offered in our multimedia studio for visitors of all ages include:
- Painting at kid-sized easels (smocks help minimize the creative impact)
- Making a free-form clay sculpture using a variety of shaping tools
- Creating a screen-printed poster using cut newspaper to define the shapes and words you ink onto paper at silkscreen beds
*Please note, these activities may be switched with different ones as we prototype new ideas throughout September
Check the Calendar of Events for special Studio activities every month, such as:
- Learning new art forms and creating new artworks with artists in residence
- An accessible-to-all pottery wheel which can be lowered, raised and adjusted for use by younger children, children sitting on adults' laps, left-handed users and people using wheelchairs and other mobility assistance devices. Watch the video below to see it in action:
The accessible-to-all pottery wheel was made possible by support from the Kevin R. and Tracy Ann Walsh Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, the MAK Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation and the Vitasta Bazaz and Sheen Sehgal Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation in Memory of Dr. Kuldeep.
The Studio closes at 4:30 pm daily.
The Art Here
- more light by Dick Esterle
- Seated Woman in an Armchair by Richard Diebenkorn
- Black Beard by Jim Dine
- Andy at 12 by Chuck Kim and Randy Nelson
- Capriccio by Robert Motherwell
- An obscured neutral moment (prototype #5 for Doug), #1 of 3, by Rick Gribenas, above the Studio entryway
The design of the Studio incorporates many sustainable features, including:
- Original wood and terrazzo floor
- Natural light
- Historic stained glass windows
Related Field Trips
Use the downloadable file below for tips for before and after your visit to the Studio.