Saturday Crafternoons promote hands-on learning and community engagement for youth in grades K-5 through free, drop-in workshops with local makers and community partners. 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. 

Fall 2019 Saturday Crafternoon Schedule

Lucky Charms

Saturday, September 28
Get to know our Saturday teachers, Devon and Tom, and make charms for the new school year.

DNA Dissection

Strawberry DNA Dissection
Saturday, October 5
What is DNA and how does it relate to living beings? We’ll be learning the science behind extracting DNA and how this communicates with our internal system. 


Saturday, October 12

Robot Construction

Saturday, October 19


Saturday, October 26
Our guest expert, Stefani Allegretti, will lead us through the history of animation, get a behind the scenes look at how it works and get to try their hand at digital animation. At the end of this Saturday Crafternoon, students will leave with their own animation flip-book.


About Stefani
Stefani Allegretti has a diverse background in the areas of education, art, communications and research. As a Research Associate at Carnegie Mellon University, she develops aspects of a computer tutor for middle school students, including creating animations and graphics. Additionally, she is a certified teacher in multiple content areas including Art and English and has taught in various informal and formal learning environments throughout the Pittsburgh area. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education, a BA in Studio Art from the University of Pittsburgh, a BA in English from Rutgers University and is currently working on a MS Degree in Instructional Design & Technology.


Saturday, November 2
This Franken-Pets workshop is your chance to create a new best friend from washed, decapitated, dismembered then lovingly reanimated stuffed animals and plush toys! Join us at Assemble for a very weird sewing experience with Candice Walker


Painting Mix

Saturday, November 9
Join us for a paining adventure. Have you every wanted to make your own paint! And create your own painting with that paint. Join Assemble and our Guest Ron Bulter,who is an Assemble teacher and a Assemble Resident Artist.


Cloud Lamps

Saturday, November 23
Join our guest expert, Maya Kaisth, as she teaches us how to use LEDs and create bedroom lamps.