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Youth: Gallery/Studio Program

Registration is now closed. Due to increasing health concerns in connection with the novel coronavirus, and as a matter of care for our staff, visitors, community, and city, the Brooklyn Museum closed to the public as of March 13. We are also postponing or cancelling all in-person programs until further notice. During the closure, the Museum will undergo a thorough cleaning. We look forward to welcoming our staff and visitors back to the Museum as soon as possible. We are continuously monitoring the situation and paying close attention to updates and guidelines issued by health officials. Please check back for the latest information regarding additional cancellations and our plans to reopen.

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!

Spring 2020 courses

Ages 6–7
Glitz, Glam, Paint
Saturdays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Experiment with brushes and paints to express your moods and feelings on paper. Play with color, mix unique shades, and add finishing touches with fun materials like glitter or gold leaf.

Clay, Play, Party
Sundays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Groove to the beat and dance under the disco ball as you make sculptures inspired by Studio 54: Night Magic. Get creative and playful with clay, beads, wire, and fabric to grow your skills in making 3-D art.

Ages 8–10
Sculpture: Masked Identities
Saturdays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Discover mask-making traditions from around the world and learn how they’re used for rituals, festivals, and other traditions. Use plaster, mixed-media, and found objects to create sculptures that represent your cultural identity.

Painted and Printed: Bold Statements
Sundays, 10:30 am–12:30 am
Examine the colors, patterns, and textures in works by Jeffrey Gibson. Then, take your painting skills to the next level as you learn to layer foam prints over colorful paintings, using words and shapes to show the world what you have to say!

Ages 11–13
Sculpture: Cut, Paste, Build
Saturdays, 1:30–3:30 pm
Remix and re-imagine photographs and objects in this sculpture class inspired by John Edmonds. Use clay, papier-mâché, and plaster to build sculptures that speak to your history and community.

Painting: Portfolio Development
Sundays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Develop compelling pieces for your portfolio and learn about the application process for New York City’s art-based high schools. Students create works aligned with the criteria for acceptance, while studying the art of Kehinde Wiley and gaining technical skills with acrylic paints.

Spring 2020 schedule
Saturdays: March 7–May 16 (no class April 11)
Sundays: March 8–May 17 (no class April 12)

All classes are two hours long.

Course fees
Members: $265; non-Members: $285
Members receive a discount on all Gallery/Studio Program courses. Not a Member? Join today!

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 February 2.

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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