INSTALL: Afternoons @ the Factory [Grades 3-5]

Spend your Wednesday afternoons hanging out at the Mattress Factory! Participating students work directly with artists to explore themes such as collaboration, tolerance, and spatial experience, all within the context of contemporary art practice. Artists and museum educators provide academic, emotional, and creative support while broadening students’ way of thinking and increasing exposure to adults with diverse backgrounds and careers.


The Mattress Factory’s after-school program is FREE for students, and is endorsed by Pittsburgh Public Schools as an official partner and is recognized as a “Quality Campaign Member” by Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST).


Upcoming Programs Include:


FALL SESSION: A World For My Neighbors and Me with Maya Zane Kaisth
Wednesdays, September 13 - December 6, 2017 from 4 - 6pm
[No class November 22]


Inspired by Fred Rogers, we'll get to know our North Side neighbors and create globes as part of a collaborative installation.


FALL CELEBRATION: December 6, 2017 from 5:30 - 7pm


WINTER SESSION: Habitation with Suzanne Werder
Wednesdays, January 10 - February 14, 2018 from 4 - 6pm
[Alternate snow day February 21]


Every species has their own habitats, including humans! We'll explore the spaces in which animals and people live with the help of our friends from the National Aviary.


SPRING SESSION: The Memory Palace with Jimmy Riordan
Wednesdays, March 7 - May 30, 2018 from 4 - 6pm
[No class March 28]


We'll explore memory mapping and the different ways we make and use maps. Students will investigate the North Side and experiment with printmaking!


WINTER + SPRING CELEBRATION: May 30, 2018 from 5:30 - 7pm



Questions? E-mail for more details.



DONATE to INSTALL: Afternoons @ the Factory


The Mattress Factory is proud to be an approved Contributor Choice agency with United Way of Southwestern PA, which supports a wide range of human service needs. Through the Contributor Choice program, individuals can designate their funds to go directly to the Mattress Factory's FREE after school program. Please use the Book/Code number 12962809 to identify the Mattress Factory in the United Way system when making your pledge. Check with your HR Administrator for more details about how you or your employer can make a donation.


For questions or more information, please contact our Development Department at 412.231.3169.