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!

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

March 17: Game Design

Have you ever wanted to create your own card game or board game? Are you curious about game design and want to be in a live action board game? Bring your creative mind and cool ideas.

March 24: Environment and Recycling with Creative Reuse

Learn all about reusing the materials around you with our awesome guests from Creative Reuse! design and build your very own sculpture using repurposed materials. 

March 31: Crafternoons Cancelled for Spring Break

April 7: Puppet Making Part 3 with Jamie Smittle

April 14: Ceramic Nature Bowls with Union Project

Design your own ceramic bowls with guest experts with the Union Project. We will use balloons and nature findings to design a unique and functional bowl.



Past Guest Experts

  • Darrell Kinsel
  • Linda McNair
  • Daniel Baxter
  • Cynthia Andujar
  • Christine Bethea
  • Eric Lidji
  • Valerie Herrero
  • Katy Dement

Past community partners include:

  • Garfield Action United
  • Kelly-Strayhorn Theater
  • Union Project
  • Pennley Place Community Garden
  • Kincaid Street Community Garden
  • Color Me Pittsburgh