Saturday Crafternoons promote project-based learning, hands-on making, experimentation and community engagement for youth ages 5-10 through free DIY workshops with local makers. This year, Crafternoons are offering more make-and-take activities, creating new DIY community-focused projects, connecting STEAM learning with craft, introducing environmental issues to youth, and catalyzing the creation of an Assemble DIY.org clubhouse. Our goal is to empower youth to be confident makers, foster a love of DIY projects, promote connected learning, and activate an interest in their community and city.
This project supported in part by the the Sprout Fund, the Rockwell Foundation, and the Junior League of Pittsburgh.
Saturday, April 5th
Imaginative Ecology Mural-Making w/ Ann Rosenthal
What kinds of animals roam Garfield’s green spaces, and what plants grow in its sidewalk crevices? Where does your neighborhood water flow? If Garfield were a magical landscape, what would it look like? WIth the help of the Drop Project and local environmental artist Ann Rosenthal, kids will use their imaginations and awesome artistic skills to answer these questions through a reclaimed canvas mural-making activity.
Drop Project Activities
Between the first and last April Crafternoon, the Drop Project will be hosting a variety of fun and educational all-ages activities, such as a Water Flow Urban Hike and Nature Photography to engage the Garfield community in investigating community ecology and water flow.
Saturday, April 26th
Community Ecology Sign-Making w/ Molly Mehling and Garfield Action United
For our final Drop Project Crafternoon, we’re teaming up with Garfield Action United to make decorative outdoor signs to educate our neighbors about community ecology! We’ll take everything we learned in April about animals, plants, and water flow in Garfield and share it in in a fun and accessible way.