Exhibit: CAPA 6-12


Pittsburgh’s Creative and Performing Arts 6-12 Magnet school (CAPA 6-12 ) is excited to participate again in this years Maker Fair! Highlighting its student’s work/performance and demonstration of several mediums by students. The visual Arts department will host a gallery exhibition of students works in the CAPA Maker Fair pop up gallery booth. Including a large screen video show casing video created by the students. It will also have demonstrations of weaving using a loom and a demo of ceramics using the pottery wheel. The literary arts department will have readings of poetry and short stories written by the 6-12 students. Hopefully they will be able to read their works live on the air via the SLB radio booth again this year. The Dance department will collaborate with the visual arts students in a dance paint off performance. They will cover the stage with canvas and as the dancers perform an improve dance the visual art student will paint them and the canvas creating a final painting for exhibition by the end of the maker fair.

One table 8’
2 Chairs
2 Power outlets (video plasma screen)
16 Sand bags to support the gallery walls
Dancers – Dressing room/place, stage, PA sound, water, and ipod/phone call

Dennis Childers

Categories: Art, Education, Textiles
Exhibit Location: unassigned

About The Maker

CAPA 6-12

Wikipedia – Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts 6–12 (CAPA) is a magnet school located in the Cultural District of Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. CAPA is one of four 6th to 12th grade schools in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. It was formed from a merger between CAPA High School and Rogers CAPA Middle School. CAPA offers students six art majors: visual arts, literary arts, theater, instrumental music, vocal music, and dance. The theater major includes traditional theater, musical theater, and technical theater. Arts classes are taught by adjunct faculty who are working professionals in their fields. Admission is by portfolio or audition. The school offers academic studies including Pittsburgh Scholars Program (PSP) and Centers for Advanced Study (CAS), along with activities like the National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, yearbook, newspaper, student council, Amnesty International, Model United Nations, the American Mathematics Competitions and North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad, and ski club. CAPA opened in September 1979 with 35 students, housed in Baxter Elementary School in the Homewood neighborhood. The school moved into its current space at Ninth Street and Fort Duquesne Boulevard at the beginning of the 2003–2004 school year. The 11-story, 175,000-square-foot (16,300 m2) includes a 400-seat auditorium, a black box theater, a caberet theater, an art gallery, media arts center, television studio, fitness center, computer labs, and rehearsal spaces for the departments. This location allows students to study their craft in the hub of Pittsburgh’s cultural center and to collaborate with artists from all over. Pittsburgh CAPA has become one of four 6–12 schools in Pittsburgh.