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 arrive early to work in the Studios in a supervised but self-guided environment to work with the tools and equipment.



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


Beginning with the first session in January, 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

January 18
February 15
March 15
April 19
May 17
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 Allison Jones, Education Manager, with any questions at