Education: Gallery/Studio Program Courses for Children and Teens

General registration for fall 2014 is now open! (Become a Member and register early in the spring.) Registration closes September 23. Once you're successfully registered, you'll receive confirmation and a Gallery/Studio I.D. card by mail.

Scholarships for ages 6–17 are available. Fall semester application deadline is September 15.

Our Work-Study Program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors is now open! Fall semester application deadline is September 15.

Questions? Email the Gallery/Studio Coordinator.

Fall 2014

Saturday classes: October 4–December 13

Sunday classes: October 5–December 14

No classes: November 29–30

Classes are two hours long.


Ages 6–7

Animals and Environments
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Search throughout the galleries for animals and the places they live. You'll find and draw animals, landscapes, plants, trees, water, and more, and then construct your own 2-D and 3-D animal-inspired art with colorful materials such as clay, wire, paints, and fabrics.

Strings and Things
Sundays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Investigate beautiful works of art made from string as well as fabric, yarn, rice paper, raffia, and other materials. Guess the mystery objects wrapped with string and other fibers in the exhibition Judith Scott—Bound and Unbound, and then cut, wrap, and tie all kinds of materials while fashioning your own touchable collages and sculpture that can be hung, draped, stuffed, balanced, or stacked.

Ages 8–10

City Impressions
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Inspired by the exhibition Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond, you will create drawings and prints about the excitement of urban living. Including details such as subways, bikes, buildings, and parks, design your own cityscapes with all kinds of drawing materials and printmaking techniques such as collagraphy, stenciling, and silkscreen.

Stories in Frames and Bases 
Sundays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Check out a framed painting by contemporary artist Valerie Hegarty that seems to be melting and crumbling.  Find messages and stories hidden on bases beneath sculptures, new and old, in our American and European galleries and in the Crossing Brooklyn exhibition. Then create your own paintings and sculptures with frames and bases full of fun details using materials such as wood, clay, plaster, acrylic paint, and mock-gold leaf.

Ages 11–13

From Sketchbook to Fantastic Design
Saturdays, 1–3 p.m.

Dream up your design, draft your plans, and make a model of your own amazing, glamorous, or outrageous vehicles, furniture, fashion, or architecture. To fuel your imagination, you’ll explore the exhibition Killer Heels: the Art of the High-Heeled Shoe, plus our Visible Storage ▪ Study Center, Period Rooms, and Contemporary Galleries. Create a design drawing, make color and texture samples, and use wire, cloth, plaster, clay, and wood to build your unique 3-D objects.

Portfolio Development: Draw and Paint the Human Figure
Sundays, 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Whether you're applying to art high schools, or you just love drawing and painting, this course is for you. While creating unique pieces for your portfolio, draw and paint from live clothed models, learn about artists past and present, and discover ways to express feeling, narrative, and attitude in your own art.

Ages 14–17

Multimedia NYC
Saturdays, 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Every New York City borough, neighborhood, block, and street is unlike any other. What’s your P.O.V. about the place where you live? Draw inspiration from multimedia interactive art in Crossing Brooklyn, and create your own wall installations with painting, drawing, writing, sound, and/or 3-D elements.

Represent Yourself: Art Portfolio
Sundays, 3:30–5:30 p.m.

A successful portfolio tells people who you are and demonstrates your skills and artistic talents. Taking inspiration from Kehinde Wiley, Valerie Hegarty, and artists in the Black Arts Movement, bring to life your own narratives and passions in self-portraits, landscapes, abstract collage-paintings, and an independent art portfolio project.

Course Fees

For students under 18:
Members: $211 per course*
General: $231 per course*

*Includes a $15 nonrefundable registration fee. All supplies are included.

Full payment must be made at registration, before September 23. A discount and priority registration are available to all Museum Members, including those at the Individual level ($60) and above for adult classes, and those at the Family level ($110) and above for all classes. Cancellation refunds considered on an individual basis.

Parking is available for Gallery/Studio students and families. There's a 15-minute drop-off period that's free of charge. After 15 minutes, the hourly rate applies.

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