artist in school partnerships

Museum Educators teaching the silkscreen printing process to students at Pittsburgh Obama 6-12.
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.

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 Work

Student artwork produced in a school partnership is often selected by museum curators to be exhibited during Youth Invasion.