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Snapshots

  1. Stars Line Up

    Snapshot Title: Stars Line Up
    Taken by: makeshop

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh - MAKESHOP
    Image Owner: Dror Yaron



    Description:

    This is an art piece by artist Dick Esterle called "Stars Line Up." This art piece explores geometrical shapes.



  2. Multiple Entry Points

    Snapshot Title: Multiple Entry Points
    Taken by: makeshop

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh - MAKESHOP
    Image Owner: Dror Yaron



    Description:

    The Children's Museum realizes that our visitors range in age, experience and skill level. We try to provide as many entry points for our exhibits and programs as possible. These are circuit blocks,...



  3. Design Process

    Snapshot Title: Design Process
    Taken by: makeshop

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh - MAKESHOP
    Image Owner: Dror Yaron



    Description:

    We use the design process in everything that we do, from exhibit design to program development. We also engage visitors in the design process so that they can understand its importance. We encourage p...



  4. Facilitation Styles

    Snapshot Title: Facilitation Styles
    Taken by: makeshop

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh - MAKESHOP
    Image Owner: Dror Yaron



    Description:

    We have a unique style of facilitation in the MAKESHOP. Our Teaching Artists and Educators ask open ended questions, encourage persistence and propose challenges. We use these prompts to further con...



  5. Upcycling and Recycling

    Snapshot Title: Upcycling and Recycling
    Taken by: makeshop

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh - MAKESHOP
    Image Owner: Dror Yaron



    Description:

    We try to reuse and repurpose materials as much as possible to ensure that we are avoiding waste. This not only helps us to be environmentally friendly, but it allows for greater creativity and innov...



  6. Play with real stuff

    Snapshot Title: Play with real stuff
    Taken by: makeshop

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh - MAKESHOP
    Image Owner: Dror Yaron



    Description:

    The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh believes that children and families have the right to play with real stuff. In the MAKESHOP, we have real tools and materials that children can use to make somethi...



  7. What do you want to make today?

    Snapshot Title: What do you want to make today?
    Taken by: makeshop

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh - MAKESHOP
    Image Owner: Dror Yaron



    Description:

    We encourage visitors to make anything that they can imagine. We believe that children learn by doing. Visitors can explore new materials, test out unfamiliar processes, or play with ideas.



  8. Sewing

    Snapshot Title: Sewing
    Taken by: makeshop

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh - MAKESHOP
    Image Owner: Dror Yaron



    Description:

    Visitors can learn new processes, such as sewing, to make anything that they can imagine!



  9. Prototype

    Snapshot Title: Prototype
    Taken by: makeshop

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh - MAKESHOP
    Image Owner: Dror Yaron



    Description:

    We are always prototyping new activities. This is a prototype that involves a hidden camera, which can be rotated to capture different angles.



  10. Reflection Booth

    Snapshot Title: Reflection Booth
    Taken by: makeshop

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh - MAKESHOP
    Image Owner: Dror Yaron



    Description:

    We like to hear about what visitors made and learned. The Reflection Booth asks visitors to describe their experience in the MAKESHOP. The videos and photos are collected and then shared with other vi...



  11. Weaving

    Snapshot Title: Weaving
    Taken by: makeshop

    Image: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh - MAKESHOP
    Image Owner: Dror Yaron



    Description:

    In the MAKESHOP, visitors can upcycle scraps of cloth by weaving them into rugs. Visitors can also use recycled materials, such as plastic bags or paper towels, to learn the process of weaving.