For 12 weeks, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders from Pittsburgh Allegheny Traditional K-5 are spending their Wednesday afternoons at the Mattress Factory with artist Ben Sota of the Zany Umbrella Circus!
The education model at the Mattress Factory seeks to mirror the exhibition model of its resident artists: providing a lab for artists to experiment, take risks, and explore their own artistic practice. The result is site-specific work that connects the artists and their work to the neighborhood. The after-school students, as residents of the neighborhood, get the chance to explore and engage directly with the museum, taking ownership of the institution as a community resource. The Mattress Factory Education Department hopes this program will help promote community engagement and showcase the unique education opportunities available to it’s North Side neighbors.
We’re looking forward to what Ben and the Allegheny Traditional students create!
Stay posted to find out about other Educational Opportunities. Feel free to be in touch with our Director of Education at Felice@mattress.org for more information about our winter and spring after school programs or other educational opportunities.