Our Group Visits program gives your students the opportunity to view and discuss works of art by practicing contemporary artists and to create their own works of art in our ten professional studios. We offer three options for your visit and are also available to discuss a customized experience for your group to help you meet your educational goals.
Our programs fulfill many PA Academic Standards and Common Core Standards and can be personally-tailored to accommodate the developmental needs of students in grades K - 12.
Option 1: GALLERY TOUR
45 - 60 minutes
Maximum # of visitors: 60
Price: Groups rates vary
This group visit experience allows you to take a closer look at the work in our galleries. Our staff will give you important background information that will enhance your viewing experience and you’ll have the unique opportunity to ask questions and engage in an informal dialogue about each work.
Option 2: GALLERY ENGAGEMENTS
Price: $150 for 1-10 students; $10 per student for each additional student
This group visit experience encourages students to respond creatively to their observations of artwork on view in our contemporary galleries. We'll engage your group in inquiry-based discussion, and sketching or writing exercises in the exhibition and then move to one of our studios so that students can respond to their gallery experiences by participating in a hands-on art activity. Groups may choose to work in 2D media including drawing, painting, printmaking and mixed media collage.
Option 3: STUDIO WORKSHOPS
Time varies depending on workshop
Price: Varies from workshop to workshop
This group visit experience focuses on the artmaking process while utilizing specialized equipment and materials in out professional studios. Students work alongside PCA Teaching Artists to learn new techniques with options in a variety of mediums.
For more information about on-site group programs, email Jena Robbins Schieb, Director of Studio Arts at jschieb[at]pittsburgharts.org