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Youth: Gallery/Studio Program

Registration is now open for fall 2019.

The Gallery/Studio Program offers fun and challenging studio art courses. Be inspired and guided by professional teaching artists and create your own art with new and traditional materials. All levels of experience welcome!

Fall 2019 Courses

Ages 6–7
Mixed Media: Young Artists, Big Ideas
Saturdays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
See how art has the power to make positive change in Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall. Then, use fabric, paint markers, gold foil, and other fun materials to create photos, drawings, and collages of yourself that envision a brighter future.

Painting: Cultural Explorers
Sundays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Travel the world without ever leaving Brooklyn in our Asian, Egyptian, and European collections. Paintbrush in hand, create cross-cultural connections as you learn beginner skills with acrylic paint.

Ages 8–10
Sculpture: Mixed-Up Time Capsules
Saturdays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
What happens when you mash together something old and something new? Learn to sculpt with clay, plaster, and cardboard to build unique creations. Bring items from home to add a personal touch.

Painting: Fantasies and Illusions
Sundays, 10:30 am–12:30 am
Dream up fantastical lands and creatures using inks and watercolors. Look at lush landscapes and detailed calligraphy in our Chinese, Japanese, and Korean galleries to spark your imagination. Afterward, translate these visions onto paper as you design your own visual language and make-believe worlds.

Ages 11–13
Portfolio Development: Drawing Anatomy
Saturdays, 1:30–3:30 pm
Take your drawing skills to the next level and build a portfolio that will make your application to art-focused schools stand out. Draw from live fashion models, using pastels and charcoal to create unique works inspired by designer Pierre Cardin.

Animation: Stories for Eternity
Sundays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Travel back in time to learn the myths and legends of ancient Egypt. Then, visit Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion to find inspiration for animated films that imagine what the future might bring using iStopMotion, clay, and paper cutouts.

Fall 2019 Schedule
Saturdays: October 5–December 14 (no class November 30)
Sundays: October 6–December 15 (no class December 1)

All classes are two hours long.

Course Fees
Members: $265; non-Members: $285
Members receive a discount on all courses. Email, or call 718.501.6326, for your required Membership promotional code.

Scholarships are available for all youth and teen classes. Completed applications may be submitted to the Museum in person or by mail. Applications must be received by September 5.

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 teens and adults.

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