Arts & Crafts

Feeling artistic? Want to learn more about art in your community, or in the world? Art is all around us, and these resources can help you learn more.

Art in Pittsburgh

There's lots of art in your own backyard. Pittsburgh's museums are among the best in the world, and our arts organizations have classes to help you find your inner artist.

  • Carnegie Museum of Art
    Exhibits like the Pittsburgh International, youth art classes and more can be found at the CMOA, founded by Andrew Carnegie to highlight the "Old Masters of the Future."
  • Heinz History Center
    250 years of Pittsburgh history, included art, antiques and more, is chronicled in this museum, located in the Strip District.
  • Mattress Factory
    The Mattress Factory presents art you can get into: whole-room installations, urban garden parties, and more can be find at its historic North Side location.
  • MCG Youth & Arts
    Manchester Craftsmen's Guild's nationally recognized after-school arts program for high school students has been designed to educate and inspire any young person who has an interest in the arts and creative self-expression.
  • Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
    Art classes and exhibits for all ages.
  • Pittsburgh Filmmakers
    Art is more than just paint on a canvas. Pittsburgh Filmmakers can teach you how to use film, photography and digital media to express yourself.
  • Pittsburgh Glass Center
    Pittsburgh Glass Center offers classes for teens in high school.
  • Three Rivers Arts Festival
    For fifty years, the Three Rivers Arts Festival has brought together the visual arts, performance art and music in one place.
  • The Warhol
    See the art of Pittsburgh Pop-Art Icon Andy Warhol and other contemporary artists.

Art Around the World

Want to learn more about different types of art from museums and organizations all over the world? These websites are a good place to start.

  • Art Crimes
    A delightful collection of graffiti from around the world.
  • MoMA: Red Studio
    New York's Museum of Modern Art presents a resource for teens to learn about modern art and talk about the issues in art that are important to them.
  • Smithsonian Institute
    The world's largest museum complex consists of 19 museums, 9 research centers and the National Zoo.

Art Online

More and more people are creating art online, and you can participate!

  • ArtPad
    The ArtPad Digital Canvas is a place for you to create your own paintings, hang them in a digital gallery and see other's art.
  • Doppel Me
    Need an avatar for your Facebook or MySpace page? Want to create a charicature of a friend?
  • Face Your Manga
    Haven't you always wished you had the spiky-haired, big-eyed look of a manga character? Now you can!
  • SuperBad
    Is it art? Is it annoying? Whatever it is, it's addictive.


Wearable and usable art - here's how to do it!

  • Craftzine
    The only magazine dedicated to crafting. Not just your average knitting or scrap-booking. Find new projects online!
  • Etsy
    Already crafty? Turn your artistic side into a money-making venture with Etsy.
  • Soap Teacher
    The name tells only part of this website's story. Click on the link to learn how to make soap and other things to keep you smelling and looking good.
  • T-Shirt Surgery
    Do you like to cut up your t-shirts and make them new again? You're not alone: there's a LiveJournal community just for you.