Lessons

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We are in the process of refreshing our lessons, an extensive archive of free interdisciplinary teaching tools exploring Warhol’s life, artistic practice, and legacy.

We are offering continued access to our most popular lesson plans while the page is under construction. If you are looking for something here and can’t find it, or have suggestions about how we can improve our site, please contact us directly at AWMeducation@warhol.org.

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Andy Warhol’s Blotted Line

Learn Warhol's blotted-line process by combining drawing with basic printmaking skills.

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Brillo: But Is It Art?

Critically analyze a work of art in order to form opinions and determine what constitutes art.

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Camouflage Sound Activity

Intuitively respond to works of art through music and writing.

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Campbell’s Soup: Ode to Food

Compose an ode about your favorite food using illustration and poetry.

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Collecting Youth Culture

Use Warhol’s Time Capsules as a catalyst to collect and explore contemporary youth culture.

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Commissioned Portraits

Explore the function of portraiture and use collage to create your own self-portrait.

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Death and Disasters: Newspaper Activity

Examine the use of photojournalism and explore how visual information may be edited to convey new meanings.

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Diversity of Voice: Views on Guns in America

Discuss diverse points of view on gun ownership and assess the role of art in communicating cultural values.

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Everyday Objects and Transformation

Alter a popular everyday object using diverse materials to change its visual impact.

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Hammer and Sickle: Interpreting Symbols and Meaning

Compare and contrast powerful cultural symbols and their use in contemporary art.

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Icon Portraits

Create a Pop portrait in the style of Warhol, using photographs of contemporary celebrities.

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Jackie: Flashbulb Memory Activity

Analyze and discuss how powerful images in history bring back personal memories.

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Oxidations and Abstraction

Experiment with the effects of acids and bases on copper-based paints.

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Rubber Stamping Activity

Use Warhol's rubber-stamping technique to explore repetition, pattern, and design.

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Screen Tests

Produce filmed portraits using Warhol's Screen Tests as inspiration.

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Space Fruit and the Color Wheel

Investigate color theory and formal elements in art using Warhol's print series Space Fruit.

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Still Life and Observation Drawing

Learn the fundamentals of contour line drawing using still life.

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The Pocket Project

Create a self-portrait using objects you carry with you every day.

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Time Capsule 21 Activity

Examine Warhol's Time Capsules and discuss how objects reveal important information about people, places, and cultures.

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Powerpoint: Pop Art

This PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of pop art and Warhol's contribution to the movement.

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Powerpoint: Biography

This PowerPoint presentation provides biographical information about Warhol, with a focus on his formative years in Pittsburgh.

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Location

The Andy Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky Street
Pittsburgh, PA
15212-5890

Located on the North Shore at Sandusky and East General Robinson Streets, The Warhol is across the Andy Warhol bridge from downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Parking

Museum parking is $8 in The Warhol lot. The lot is located on the northeast corner of Sandusky and East General Robinson Streets, and the entrance is on East General Robinson Street.

Additional public parking is available north of the museum in the East General Robinson Street parking garage. Prices vary.

The Warhol bridge is closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The Rachel Carson Bridge at Ninth Street is used as a detour.

Café and Store

A woman in printed pants and a blazer stands at the counter in the Andy Warhol Cafe. The walls are white brick, and three gray lights hang over the counter. Against the left side of the images, two boys sit at a counter that looks out the window to the street.

Photo by Dean Kaufman

The Warhol Café

The café is open during museum hours and accessible without museum admission. It serves seasonal fare, including soups, salads, sandwiches, snacks, and specialty coffee drinks.

A man in a beige jacket stands at a counter in the Andy Warhol Store. The room is filled with tables and displays featuring books, soup cans, screen prints, and other warhol memorabilia. A quote painted above the shelves on the back wall reads Wasting money puts you in a real party mood.

Photo by Dean Kaufman

The Warhol Store

The store is open during museum hours and accessible without museum admission. It offers books, calendars, posters, stationery, and accessories, alongside Warhol-inspired items and artist-made goods.

Accessibility

The Warhol is committed to providing an excellent experience to visitors of all backgrounds and abilities. Learn about our accessibility accommodations, or write to access@warhol.org or call 412.237.8354.

Accessibility accommodations

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