Skip Navigation

TODAY, we are open from 11 am to 6 pm.

Adults: Gallery/Studio Program

Registration is now open for fall 2021!

The Gallery/Studio Program offers fun, challenging studio art courses. Be inspired by professional teaching artists and spend time discussing artworks from our exhibitions, learn new skills and techniques, and create your own art using both new and traditional materials. Classes are available for children, teens, and adults. All levels of experience welcome!

Fall 2021 courses

Painting: The Portrait and Society
Saturdays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturdays, 1:30–3:30 pm

Using The Obama Portraits as a focus, study Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald’s approach to capturing the iconic figures of Barack and Michelle Obama before crafting your own portrait paintings. Compare portraiture traditions across cultures, from ancient times to today, and experiment with anatomy and proportions to create portraits using water-soluble oil paints.

Drawing and Printmaking: Spirituality and Secularism
Sundays, 1:30–3:30 pm
From the ancient world to Andy Warhol, religion has served as a driver for artistic practices across centuries and societies. Create artworks that express your personal experience with spirituality and faith after looking at religious iconography in Andy Warhol: Revelation and studying sacred objects throughout the Museum. Draw from observation in our galleries using graphite, charcoal pencils, and oil pastels, and segue into printmaking with silkscreens, stencils, and transfer drawings.

Photography: Spectacular Images
Sundays, 1:30–3:30 pm
What makes photography stand out as an art medium that communicates change at moments of confronting history, identity, and representation? Visit The Slipstream to see how works by Nona Faustine, Ebony G. Patterson, and Deborah Roberts open up dialogue, and then create your own photographs that go beyond spectacle to communicate a deeper meaning. Cameras are provided; the class will review the basic functions of digital cameras and focus on techniques for using lighting, composition, and props to create striking images.

Fall 2021 schedule
Saturdays: October 2–December 11 (no class November 27)
Sundays: October 3–December 12 (no class November 28)

All classes are two hours long.

Course fees
$305; Members: $285
Members receive a $20 discount on all Gallery/Studio Program courses. Not a Member? Join today!

Parking is available for Gallery/Studio Program students and families. After the free 15-minute drop-off period, the hourly rate applies.

We also offer classes for kids and teens.

Questions? Email us at