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.

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.

Check the Calendar for the upcoming Crafternoons or check out our Facebook event for more details!

Past guest makers include Darrell Kinsel, Daniel Baxter, Christine Bethea, Eric Lidji, Valerie Herrero, Katy Dement, Senque Little-Poole, the Union Project, and more.

Past community partners include Garfield Action United, the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, Pennley Place Community Garden, the Kincaid Street Community Garden, Color Me Pittsburgh, and more.

Saturdays (Grades K-5), 1-3 pm

Not able to come to Assemble each week but still want to participate? Drop in to Saturday Crafternoons! Every Saturday, young Assemblers come together to learn new STEAM skills, experiment with materials, and make community connections! Each week, our workshop is led by a different “Guest Expert” who shares their craft with students, giving them the chance to build their own confidence through making. No registration required!

Upcoming Crafternoons


January 13: Historically-Inspired Multimedia Art

Join Guest Expert, Carla Littleton, to learn about the history of art, fabric-making, and weaving!

January 20: Clay Zoology

Learn about your favorite animals and sculpt them! Join Guest Experts from the Union Project to learn all about clay carving.

January 27: Doctor Clinic

Do you want to be a doctor, nurse or veterinarian? Do you think that surgery is interesting and want to perform sutures, learn about preventive medicine and learn to take your pulse? Join us for our Saturday Crafternoon Doctor Clinic.

February 3: Gears and Multimedia Art

Do you like technology, mechanics and art. Are you curious about how to add tech like circuits and motors to your own work of art? Join Guest Expert, Cynthia Andujar for Saturday Crafternoons!

February 10: Bookmaking

Join Guest Expert and Assemble TA, Paul Peng, to learn all about bookmaking, storytelling, and illustration!