artist in school partnerships

CAPA High School student showing her photographic silkscreen print on paper

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.

Bill Rodgers from AIR shows a student how to register a screen before printing

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.

Schenley High School students work on a Shepard Fairey inspired Mural

Schenley High School

Schenley High School is a leader in arts education regionally and nationally as a teacher-training center and as part of Pittsburgh Public School's initiative Arts Propel with Harvard Project Zero. Schenley was an early pioneer in the development of portfolio assessment and arts standards. Their excellent art department, diverse population and the fact that Andy Warhol is their most famous alumnus makes it a natural partner school.

Woodcut prints made during a CAPA Artist in School Partnership

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.