after school at MuseumLab

where middle school youth explore social justice through arts and making in the 2023/24 school year

about the program

After School at MuseumLab is a program for middle school youth, where engaging in arts and making can be channeled as a way to amplify their voices on issues such as social justice.

Students learn new arts and making processes through month-long intensives with museum teaching artists and community artists. Open studio time will also be available for students to continue their projects that are in progress or explore a menu of short-term art and making activities,

After School is a free program at MuseumLab made possible by generous support from Duquesne Light Company.

Who The Program is For

Middle school students in Pittsburgh who are enthusiastic about learning new arts and making techniques

Youth who would like to use arts and making as a way to create change

Who We Are

MuseumLab teaching artists and staff are dedicated to providing an enriching, creative and safe place for your child to explore after school activities.  Many are also working artists and performers who have art practices outside of the museum.

Learn More

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Creative Intensives
Monday – Wednesday
3:30 – 5:30 pm

Open Studio
Thursday – Friday
3:30 – 5:30 pm

Ideally, students can participate in both programs as they’ll learn skills and explore subjects progressively over time.

We would like all participants to attend the After School program for a minimum of two (2) days each week.

After School at MuseumLab follows the Pittsburgh Public Schools schedule for holidays and days off.

dates to remember

Enrollment for 2023/2024 School Year
Opens August 31, 2023

First Day of After School Program
September 18, 2023


For more information about the After School program, please contact Kay Shabazz at