Since 1998, The Warhol has been collaborating with Artist Image
Resource (AIR) and a number of area schools, including the former Schenley
High School (Warhol's alma mater) and Pittsburgh's High School for the
Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA), on art-making and art-viewing projects.
The focus of these 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. Artist and School Partnerships are supported by
grants from The Grable Foundation, The Surdna Foundation and The National
Endowment for the Arts. Museum Educators teaching the silkscreen printing process to
students at Pittsburgh Obama 6-12.
Artists Image Resource
(AIR)AIR began in 1995 and is an artist organization
integrating fine art printmaking with education programs exploring the
creative process. AIR provides artists with residency opportunities to work in
collaboration with master printers and is the only facility of its kind in
the tri-state area. AIR education projects create a vital environment where
artists and educators mentor students in an exploration of art, social issues
and the role media plays in our lives.
Pittsburgh's High School for the Creative and Performing
Arts (CAPA)CAPA is a unique arts magnet school, one of the
first in the nation, where students receive training to pursue careers in the
arts. In 2004 CAPA relocated within walking distance of The Warhol enhancing
collaborative potential. All of the arts programs are taught by an adjunct
faculty of working artists who are committed to providing students with
learning opportunities that offer access to professional artistic resources
outside of school settings.
Student WorkStudent artwork produced in a
school partnership is often selected by museum curators to be exhibited during