The remote workshops will focus on family bonding and socialization and how to use common household materials to make art.

By Ashlee Green

Photo: Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

If your child has “screen fatigue” from ongoing distance learning, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has a remedy. The museum is offering more than 25 remote workshops this February—over 100 total by the end of May—with a focus on hands-on activities. Museum teaching artists will facilitate the workshops and each workshop is geared toward a specific age range: three to six-year-olds, seven to 10-year-olds, or 11 to 14-year-olds.  

“We’ve found a great way to extend the impact of our teaching artists to reach children, youth, and families during quarantine,” said Chip Lindsey, senior director of education at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and MuseumLab, in a press release. “The chance to work with a teaching artist on a project that taps the creativity and imagination of the learner is a hallmark of our workshops.”

The workshops for three to six-year-olds will focus on family bonding and socialization through art; the ones for seven-to-10-year olds will explore how common household items can be used to make books and mail art; and the ones for 11 to 14-year-olds will teach weaving, metal embossing, and rocketry. 

Workshops are available on a sliding scale price model.

You can find more information, including how to sign up for workshops and deadlines for registration, on the museum’s website.

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