July 2 - August 3, 2018
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
FREE! Applicaiton required.
Summer Art Cooperative is an immersive summer program for high school students aged 14-18 years old focused on collaboration, creative practice and exploration. This program is for self-motivated students who are interested in experiencing how a museum operates as well as how to sustain a life of creative practice (translation: be an ARTIST!).
Teen Co-op members become an integral part of the Mattress Factory community, working closely with museum staff to learn firsthand what it is like to work behind the scences of a contemporary art museum -- everything from installing art and making curatorial choices to planning an event.
Teen Co-op members will also be able to experiment with new materials and techniques in the studio through a series of workshops, studio visits, field trips, and artist talks led by professional local artists.
Over the course of a month, Teen Co-op members become artists in residence, guest curators, exhibition installers and event planners; utilizing the resources of the museum and Pittsburgh's creative community to culminate in a collaborative art event that is completely of their own design.