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The Gallery at Main

March 2014: CAPA Eighth Grade Student Work

8th grade students at CAPA 6-12 created 2D and 3D artworks surrounding the theme: "Community". Concept Studio III is an eighth-grade hands-on class that focuses on the development and advancement of ideas via extensive sketching and planning. Students worked on their sketchbooks for two weeks, planning, sorting their ideas, sketching and re-sketching their concept, and polishing their media, composition, layout, etc.

Students worked with the specific goal in mind to produce work for display at the Carnegie Library, many of them adding the library itself as part of their concept. The work ranges in media, from drawing and painting to photography, and even fashion design! The students worked hard to express their developing views on community, teamwork, collaboration, and the wonders of having a library.

CAPA Eighth Grade Student Work CAPA Eighth Grade Student Work

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Submission Guidelines

The Gallery at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main accepts proposals from community organizations in Allegheny County who would like to display their members' or program participants' work in the Library. If selected, the work will be displayed for a one- or two-month period in the hallway gallery on the First Floor of the Main Library. For more information, call 412-622-3151 or email