school programs

 Artist Educator talks with students while sitting on contemporary artist, Rob Pruitt’s carpet installed with Warhol’s Cow wallpaper during the Seeing Double exhibition in 2006. 

School Programs emphasize interdisciplinary education and the role of art and artists in education. Students are encouraged to express their ideas and opinions in dialogue, in making, and in writing. Dynamic programs, tours and workshops are developed by Artist Educators who are both practicing artists and educators. Artist Educators work closely with teachers and group leaders prior to their visit to ensure that the program will be age-appropriate and complementary to the school or organization's curriculum needs.

Students from Rooney Middle School work on a collaborative mural in the education studio

Warhol Workshops

Students will spend three hours on focused interpretation and hands-on exploration in the museum. The social and cultural context of Warhol’s work is discussed and participants are encouraged to make connections to their own experiences and contemporary life and culture. Workshops can be tailored to fit any grade level.

For more information or to schedule your workshop click here.  

 

Group tours include fun interpretive activities such as, looking at the art through 3-D glasses to understand Warhol’s use of dynamic color combinations. 

Group Tours

Tours at The Warhol emphasize interdisciplinary education and the role of art and artists in education. Artist/Educators work closely with teachers and group leaders prior to their visit to ensure that the program will be age-appropriate and complementary to the school or organization's goals and objectives.One-hour tours include an introduction to the art and life of Andy Warhol together with a focused discussion on specific themes and related social and cultural issues.  

For more information or to schedule your tour click here. 

 

An Artist Educator teaches silkscreen printing to students in the Mission Discovery afterschool program at The Hill House

Outreach Programs

Outreach programs are designed for schools and community groups that are unable to visit the Warhol or who would like to extend their museum visit into their classroom or facility. Programs are flexible and can be adapted for all ages, curriculum needs and student interests.

For more information contact Leah Morelli at 412. 237.8389 or email morellil@warhol.org 

Section of a ceramic tile mural created by students of Schenley High School in 2009 to commemorate the school's closing.

Artist and School Partnerships

Since 1998, the museum has been collaborating with Artist Image Resource (AIR) and a number of area schools, including 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 Andy Warhol's art and life and the vision of practicing artists. Artist and School Partnerships are supported by grants from The Grable Foundation and The Surdna Foundation.

To see more about our Artist in School Partnerships click here.