Participants will meet at Contemporary Craft one Wednesday a month after school in one of the three Studios.  They will learn how to design digital files to run the Rabbit Laser, and work with metal, fibers, and wood

Open Studio

TACT participants are encouraged to work in the Studios in a supervised but self-guided environment to work with the tools and equipment outside of scheduled workshops.



Several TACT sessions will include a guest presenter Pro-Session.  Presenters will include university professors, professional artists, and engineers who work with craft and technology.


Throughout the program, participants will begin working on a project of their own design using the technology and tools at their disposal.  These projects will be showcased at Contemporary Craft’s Community Day in May.



Program Dates

October 11, 2023
November 8, 2023
December 13, 2023
January 10, 2024
February 14, 2024
March 13, 2024
April 10, 2024
May 8, 2024
Community Day Showcase TBD in May


After school – 5:00pm – Open Studio
5:00pm – 5:30pm – Dinner and Pro-Session
5:30pm – 8:00pm – Workshop


Any student in grades 9-12 with a strong interest in craft.


The TACT program is FREE for all participants and includes dinner during each session.


Bus passes for Pittsburgh public transit will be provided for students upon request.


Please contact Jamie Boyle, Program Associate, with any questions at