Museum Educators teaching the silkscreen printing process to
students at Pittsburgh Obama 6-12.
Artists in Schools is an ongoing collaboration between The Warhol and Artist Image Resource (AIR), an artist-run, non-profit printmaking studio on Pittsburgh’s Northside (two blocks from the museum). Since 1998, the Artists in Schools program has reached thousands of students in area schools, including Obama Academy for International Studies (formerly Schenley High School and Andy Warhol's alma mater), Pittsburgh's High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA), Pittsburgh Westinghouse, Wesley Spectrum, and Pittsburgh Perry. The focus of these outreach projects is to teach young people all aspects of the creative process through the lens of Warhol's art and life and the vision of practicing artists. Artists in Schools is supported by The Grable Foundation.
Programs are designed and taught by Warhol education staff in collaboration with teachers, professional artists, and printmakers at AIR. Program components include regular classroom instruction, printmaking sessions at AIR, and school group visits to the museum.
Not a school but interested in an outreach at your organization? Not a problem. Teaching Artists from The Warhol and AIR will tailor an outreach program to meet your needs and interests. If you are interested in scheduling an Artists in Schools experience or outreach email Heather White or call 412.237.8358.