Children's Museum

Mon-Sun 10am–5pm

A smiling girl paints outside at an easel.

Studio

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.

Studio closes at 4:30 pm daily.   

A smiling boy and a woman are painting at an easel.

Daily Activities

Activities offered every day in our multimedia studio for children 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
  • New!  The Studio features an accessible-to-all pottery wheel  on which we offer classes every Friday (in-person registration required.) The wheel 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.  

Special Events 

Check the Calendar of Events for special Studio activities every month, such as:

  • Learning new art forms and creating new artworks with real artists in residence
  • Embossing and print making on the intaglio printing press

The Studio closes at 4:30 pm daily.

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The Art Here

Design Matters

The design of the Studio incorporates many sustainable features, including:

  • Original wood and terrazzo floor
  • Natural light
  • Historic stained glass windows

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Visiting Tips

Use the downloadable file below for tips for before and after your visit to the Studio.

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