FAQ

How do I schedule a visit?

For more info or to schedule your visit call 412-361-0455, or email Jena Robbins Schieb, Director of Education at jschieb[at]pittsburgharts.org
It is helpful (although not required) if you take a moment before calling to visit our website to familiarize yourself with our workshop options.

Please be prepared to provide the following information:

Group Name
Teacher/ Coordinator contact info
# of students
# of adults
Goals & expectations for your visit

 

How does payment work?

Full payment must be received two weeks before your visit to hold your reservation. We accept all major credit cards, checks or cash. To pay by phone please call 412-361-0455. Office hours are M-F, 9:30-5:00pm. The school is often open evenings and weekends but hours vary; please call before coming in.

 

What is your refund policy?

Groups that cancel with notice of two weeks or more will be given a full refund.
No refund will be given to groups that cancel with less than two weeks notice. Groups that reschedule with less than two weeks notice will not incur an additional fee as long as a new date can be found.

 

Do you have a cafeteria?

PCA does not have a dedicated space for lunch or snack. If space is available, students may eat in unused studios, or on our large front lawn if weather permits.

 

Do you have parking?

Parking lots surrounding PCA are metered by the City of Pittsburgh until 6pm. There is free street parking available on Shady Avenue and Beechwood Blvd.

 

Where should students be dropped off?

Depending on what type of visit you’ve scheduled, you will either be dropped off at our galleries or our school. The galleries are located in the Marshall Building, 6300 Fifth Ave. (the large yellow building). Our school is located in the Scaife Building, 1047 Shady Ave. (the large tudor house with orange trim). Both buildings are on the same campus and are just a few steps away from one another.

 

How will this experience benefit my students?

Group Visits at PCA meet many PA Academic Standards and Common Core Standards. Workshops can also be customized to integrate your classroom curriculum.  In addition, students will meet and learn from accomplished local artists, and have the opportunity to use professional studio equipment and materials that are often unavailable to students.