Maker Ed is so excited to welcome Assemble at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh as a Maker Corps Partner Site in 2016. For the fourth year of Maker Corps, Maker Ed will collaborate with more than forty organizations across the globe to host Maker Corps Members throughout the summer to bring maker activities and approaches to the communities that they serve. Below is a glimpse into what Maker Corps will look like at Assemble. If you are interested in spending the summer at Assemble, apply now to become a Maker Corps Member.
Assemble & Maker Corps 2016
Assemble is a unique nonprofit organization in Pittsburgh’s East End that connects artists, technologists, and makers with the local community through hands-on workshops, learning parties, and gallery events. All programming is based in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) principles and usually takes place in our space in Garfield’s Penn Avenue arts district.
Our educational programs are led by local experts in art, architecture, design, technology, and the sciences who present their research areas in engaging and innovative ways. Assemble highlights 21st century skills in a supportive, creative environment where everyone is inspired to branch out of their comfort zone and work collaboratively with other learners. It is also a way for people to overcome barriers to active participation.
Classes and workshops at Assemble typically have a 10:1 student to educator ratio, meaning that each learner will receive personalized attention and guidance through each lesson. We welcome people of all backgrounds to attend our programs or to pitch a new one–many have featured their work at Assemble events and we love sharing more ideas with more people. All programs are free to Garfield residents, which means that our neighbors are always welcome to drop by.
Through collaborative and interdisciplinary programming, we inspire adults and kids alike to become makers. We are committed to the improvement of our neighborhood, and the improvement of our city.
If you would like to know more about Assemble, please see our website!