Students partake in portrait drawing

CMOA Announces Fall Children’s Studio Classes

Pittsburgh, PA…Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) announces its fall Children’s Studio classes, including Saturday Art Classes for Kids, Preschool Play Dates, and The Art Connection. The museum’s teaching artists create engaging courses across a variety of media, including video production, ceramics, comic-book making, drawing, painting, printmaking, and photography. Using professional-level supplies, and access to CMOA’s world-class collection, our classes provide instruction in the fundamentals of looking at, and creating art. All of our classes build skills in critical thinking and creative problem solving.

Don’t let cost be a barrier! Scholarships available for most programs. 

The Art Connection: Saturday Classes for Grades 5–9

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

The Art Connection, Pittsburgh’s premiere art program for young people, mashes up art appreciation with in-depth studio instruction—connecting young artists with other creative thinkers. It provides access to a world-class art collection and professional-level supplies. Learn drawing, printmaking, painting, sculpture, and digital tools, culminating with an exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art. Active for more than 80 years, this combination of big ideas and practical know-how prepares young people for a world of visual information, problem solving, and managing complex projects. Divided into two 9-week semesters per year, students emerge well-equipped to put new skills to use.

Registration is now open
Fall sessions meet Saturdays in the Hall of Architecture, October 3–December 12.
(No class sessions on October 31 and November 28)

Winter sessions meet January 9–March 5.

$300.00 ($270.00 members)

More information and registration:


Saturday Art Classes for Kids nurtures creative thinking, thoughtful observation, and perseverance towards achieving goals. With a variety of themes and practices, these classes take place over four consecutive Saturdays. We encourage experimentation: our imaginative exercises work toward inventive results.

Saturday Art Classes (ages 5–7)
$75 ($64 members)
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

My Pittsburgh, October 10–31, 2015
Art Cat’s Video Playhouse, November 7–December 5, 2015
Fun with Clay, November 7–December 5, 2015


Saturday Art Classes (ages 8–10)
$75 ($64 members)
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Art Zine, October 10–31, 2015
Sculpting with Clay, October 10–31, 2015
Drawing: More than Meets the Eye, November 7–December 5, 2015

More information on each offering, please visit:


Preschool Play Dates
For kids ages 3–4 and their adult companions
$20 ($14 members) per parent and child pair
10:45 a.m.–Noon

Shadow Play, October 17, 2015
Pittsburgh Memories, November 21, 2015
Winter Wonderland, December 5, 2015

More information and registration:


CMOA also offers special programs for homeschool children, ages 5–13.

Early Registration (by September 25): $115 ($100 members)
General Registration: $135 ($115 members)
Programs span five Wednesdays: October 21, October 28, November 4, November 11, November 18

My Pittsburgh (ages 5–7)
Art Zine (ages 8–10)
City Explorers/Urban Designers (ages 11–13)

You can register for any of these classes online at or by calling 412.622.3288.

Don’t let cost be a barrier! Scholarships available for most programs.


General operating support for Carnegie Museum of Art is provided by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. Carnegie Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Carnegie Museum of Art
Located at 4400 Forbes Avenue in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, it is nationally and internationally recognized for its distinguished collection of American and European painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the 19th century to the present. Founded in 1896, the Carnegie International is one of the oldest surveys of contemporary art worldwide. The Heinz Architectural Center, part of Carnegie Museum of Art, is dedicated to enhancing understand of the built environment through its exhibitions, collections, and public programs. The Hillman Photography Initiative serves as an incubator for innovative thinking about the photographic image. For more information about Carnegie Museum of Art, call 412.622.3131 or visit our website at

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