Educational Event

Community Art Lab: Session 3 (7-9 year olds)

BEYOND THE BACKYARD! TRANSFORMING THE OUTDOORS with Julia Cahill
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Monday, August 6 - Friday, August 10, 2018
9am-4pm
$100 // $70 [MF Members]
Closing Celebration: Friday, August 10, 4-6pm

BEYOND THE BACKYARD! TRANSFORMING THE OUTDOORS with Julia Cahill [Morning Session]
Explore how art can complement nature and transform the outdoors! Students in this camp learn about color theory and how powerful of a role color plays in art. With a focus on natural and recycled materials, students make sculptures individually and in groups. All of the art will be installed in the Mattress Factory's garden space for a final celebration and showcase!

PAST, PRESENT + FUTURE: TIME CAPSULES with Teresa Duff [Afternoon Session]
Over 750 artists have created work at the Mattress Factory in the last 40 years. What did their past and present work look like? Has it changed? In this camp, students work together on a visual timeline of what was happening in Pittsburgh and in the Mexican War Streets neighborhood at various times in the museum's history. Students create poetry and portraits, and collect objects from home to build their own personal time capsules with the help of the Mattress Factory's archivist.
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