Hi! My name is Emily Jaworski and I have been working as an Artist Educator at the Andy Warhol Museum since January of 2010.
Myself and fellow Artist Educators serve an exciting and unique role here. We are encouraged to bring our own perspective to work as part of an active, collaborative, and creative Education Team. We give tours of the museum to visitors of all ages, teach workshops in our art studio, develop educational curriculum, collaborate with teachers locally, nationally, and internationally, and participate in outreach programs at local community events.
The Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival was one of such outreach programs. This festival is a 5 day art-extravaganza that takes place yearly in Schenley Plaza, an outdoor park in Pittsburgh’s Oakland Neighborhood. On May 14th and 15th 2011, our Education Staff set up a table with an acetate collage project for guests of all ages to make. The images on the acetates included; Andy Warhol, Campbell’s Soup, Marilyn Monroe, Mickey Mouse, and many others. We also brought some of our Andy Warhol Coloring Books to hand out.
It is greatly rewarding to participate in outreach programming for children. It allows us to engage with large numbers of people, promote intergenerational learning, and talk about the importance of art education in the life of a child.