Society for Contemporary Craft

August 2
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Ready to be a digital maker? Kids of all ages are invited to Pittsburgh’s 2nd annual Maker Party at the Strip District-based Society for Contemporary Craft.

Part of the global Maker Party campaign—which aims to celebrate making and web literacy—Pittsburgh’s very own Maker Party is setting up shop in the Society for Contemporary Craft’s unique arts space, offering a range of free digital maker activities. Visit hands-on making stations to experiment with and enjoy engaging activities that delve into the arts and technology. Dive into art and tech projects that you can take home with you that very day and also work on virtually at your own pace. Featured activities will include digital making workshops led by the Remake Learning Digital Corps.

Make seed bombs and pack up some plants to go with Gardweeno, create magical ceramic tiles with Society for Contemporary Craft, hack up the New York Times website and take over the Internet with the Digital Corps and Popcorn Maker, learn how to make a mini-video using five simple steps with Steeltown Entertainment and meet human-like puppets from the Schmutz Co.

Ever wondered about the science behind screen printing? Find out with DIY POP activities, as you get messy with some squeegees along with The Andy Warhol Museum. Next, discover the wonders of our urban environment with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and try your skills at creating clay works with the Union Project. Additional activities will be led by Assemble, Techshop and the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.

In between all of the making, enjoy music by DJ KM FD, and fuel up with food provided by Pittsburgh’s yummy Lomito Truck.

Free and open to the public of all ages. Registration is not required.

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...