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July 22, 2010

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ARTLAB: BALLOON OBSESSION!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

1-4pm

The Mattress Factory 

FREE with museum admission

 

Unless you suffer from glophobia, there's something magically fun about balloons. Blow up and decorate a crazy balloon to add to our elevator for people to interact with, and change the atmosphere of the space! Inspired by Yayoi Kusama's past installation Dots Obsession.

Mini-Factory: COLORS & PATTERNS

10:00AM 

Mini-Factory is a FREE interactive learning program designed specifically for children ages 3-5 years old and their parents and/or caregivers that uses contemporary installation art as the basis for enabling parents and educators to explore education ideas.

Young children will explore a variety of themes and installations at the Mattress Factory, participate in story time with our partners form Reading is FUNdamental and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Allegheny and work on a collaborative project in our Mini-Factory. The Mini-Factory is a mobile, adaptable pop-up space that children can help to build and use to explore new ideas and concepts. Young artists will participate in projects that promote making and sharing.

MINI-FACTORY is FREE but you must RSVP to felice[at]mattress.org or at 412.231.3169 because space is limited.

You can sign up for workshops individually. Please let us know if you are unable to attend so we can contact those people on our waiting list. Parents must accompany children and participate in the activities with their child.

This project supported in part by a Spark Award from The Sprout Fund.

ARTLAB: PENNY ARCADE AT THE MATTRESS FACTORY!

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

1-4pm

The Mattress Factory 

FREE with museum admission

 

Members of Penny Arcade, a children's improvised comedy show at Arcade Comedy Theater, will be playing in the galleries, leading improv games, and inviting guests to participate in some spontaneous art! The very first Pittsburgh Comedy Festival is August 21-23, and Penny Arcade will be playing at the Kid's Comedy Cabaret on August 23 from 1-2:30pm!

Mini-Factory: SOUND

10:00AM 

Mini-Factory is a FREE interactive learning program designed specifically for children ages 3-6 years old and their parents and/or caregivers that uses contemporary installation art as the basis for enabling parents and educators to explore education ideas.

Young children will explore a variety of themes and installations at the Mattress Factory, participate in story time with our partners form Reading is FUNdamental and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Allegheny and work on a collaborative project in our Mini-Factory. The Mini-Factory is a mobile, adaptable pop-up space that children can help to build and use to explore new ideas and concepts. Young artists will participate in projects that promote making and sharing.

MINI-FACTORY is FREE but you must RSVP to felice[at]mattress.org or at 412.231.3169 because space is limited.

You can sign up for workshops individually. Please let us know if you are unable to attend so we can contact those people on our waiting list. Parents must accompany children and participate in the activities with their child.

This project supported in part by a Spark Award from The Sprout Fund.

ARTLAB: FILL THIS SPACE!

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

1-4pm

The Mattress Factory 

FREE with museum admission

 

If you had a room you could fill with anything, what would it be? The Mattress Factory artist residency program allows artists to experiment with unusual materials and make site-specific artwork. Come to the Mattress Factory and fill a room with bubbles, fan, yarn, fabric, light, sound and shadows, or write down what you might do if you had a gallery all to yourself!


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