First and third Saturday of the month

1 - 4 pm

FREE with museum admission


ARTLab is a hands-on, drop-in, interactive program designed for visitors of all ages. During ARTLab, participants are invited to explore, play and experiment with projects inspired by current exhibitions, artists and ideas. Upcoming programs include:



September 1: Collage Animations

Using a hand-held device and recycled materials, create and shoot your own original collage animations.


September 15: Permanent Collection Exploration

Join us for a project inspired by the Mattress Factory's permanent collection!


October 6: Zines!

Collaborate with a Pittsburgh-based zine artist and create your own small zines!


October 20: A Very Kusama Halloween

Carve and paint your own jack-o-lanterns inspired by Mattress Factory artist Yayoi Kusama.


November 3: Inspired by OSGEMEOS

Make a collaborative project using spray chalk, inspired by Artists in Residence artists OSGEMEOS.


November 17: Scherenschnitte

Learn about the art of paper-cutting and create your own illustrations with Pittsburgh-based artist Kathryn Carr.


December 1: Inspired by Christina A. West

Join us for an activity inspired by Artists in Residence artist Christina A. West.


December 15: Decoupage Decorations

Celebrate the holiday season by making handmade decorations using decoupage and found materials.


February 2: Inspired by Laleh Mehran

Join us for an activity led by Artist in Residence artist Lelah Mehran.



Visit the MF Calendar to see the most up-to-date information regarding ARTLab programs!