Youth & Family Programs
The Mattress Factory is a place for all ages to explore and enjoy. There are several programs that are geared towards children of all ages. Be sure to check out our online calendar for upcoming events, or contact our education department at 412.231.3169 ext.212/213 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The first and third Saturday of every month we host hands-on, interactive activities from 1-4pm. Projects are for all ages and inspired by current exhibitions, artists and ideas. Art Lab is free with Admission. Be sure to check our calendar because sometimes we take Art Lab on the move and can be seen throughout Pittsburgh.
FAMILY & COMMUNITY DAYS
Several times throughout the year we have days geared toward families – there will be a variety of fabulous activities and sometimes either free or “give what you can” admission. Find out more about what is coming up by checking out our calendar or signing up for our online newsletter.
COMMUNITY ART LABS
Interactive summer workshops for students to learn inside a unique museum environment work directly with practicing artists and have an opportunity to show their work at our final celebration! Enrollment fees for Community Art Labs vary per session; click below for details.
July 8-19, 9am-noon: Puppet Insiders with Cheryl Capezutti (ages 10-13)
July 8-19, 1-4pm: Mammoth, Monstrous, Massive Sculptures with John Peña (ages 10-13)
July 15-18, 6-8pm: Fes-toon*ing Brings Us Together with Maria Molteni (ages 7-12 and parents/guardians) July 22-Aug 2, 9am-noon: Make It, Jump It, Stomp It, Eat It with Heather White (ages 7-9)
An Interactive summer workshop for 14-18 year-olds to be immersed in the world of installation art. This intense workshop will expose students to tons of new media, ideas, artists and experiences in creating their own work and experimenting in a unique museum environment. Students will have the opportunity to install their work in the Mattress Factory to be on display for a final celebration! Enrollment for Factory14s is $200 per session ($150 for museum members). To inquire about scholarship opportunities please contact felice[at]mattress[dot]org.
July 22-Aug 9, 1-4pm: Constructing Bodies & Moving Images
INSTALL: AFTERNOONS AT THE FACTORY
Come and spend your Wednesday afternoons hanging out with the fabulous folks at the Mattress Factory. Get a serious behind-the-scenes experience as you meet artists, explore the deep recesses of our galleries and plan your own installations and grand works of art.
Session 1: BEN SOTA, the founding artistic director of the Zany Umbrella Circus. Wednesdays, September 18 - December 11, 2013 (Not November 27th), 4-6pm
Session 2: SARAH LaPONTE, photographer, storyteller, book artist. Wednesdays, January 15 - April 9, 2014 (Not January 22nd), 4-6pm
Session 3: TBD Wednesdays, April 23 - May 28, 2014, 4-6pm
For more information and to register, contact Felice Cleveland - felice[at]mattress.org or 412.231.3169 ext. 213