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Youth: 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! We also offer online options for ages 8–10.

Fall 2021 in-person courses

Ages 6–7
Mixed Media: Snap, Cut, Glue
Saturdays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Bring photos, drawings, and paintings together to make playful and imaginative artworks inspired by your favorite cartoon characters and video games. Make new friends, learn about Pop art and the work of Andy Warhol, and create your own works of art using Instax instant cameras, oil pastels, and acrylic paint.

Painting: From Pharaohs to Presidents
Sundays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
From ancient Egyptian pharaohs to President Barack Obama, discover how cultures around the world and across time represent their leaders. Play with the elements of art and learn how to use line, shape, and color, and have fun experimenting with materials as you gain the skills of an artist.

Ages 8–10
Sculpture: Build and Transform
Saturdays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
How can skateboards, horses, and dollar bills be art? Visit our galleries, including our special exhibition The Slipstream: Reflection, Resilience, and Resistance in the Art of Our Time, and be inspired by artists who use everyday objects in their work. Learn how to make 3-D art with clay, plaster, and wire, then use your new skills to transform objects from home into new creations.

Drawing and Painting: Shades of Hope
Sundays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Explore how artists combine color and portraiture to represent their communities. Visit The Obama Portraits to see how the former president and first lady inspire artists to make paintings that express their unique way of seeing the world. Then, learn to use brushes and acrylic paints to unleash your creativity on canvas.

Ages 11–13
Drawing: Portfolio Development
Saturdays, 1:30–3:30 pm
Take your drawing skills to the next level and learn what it takes to apply to art-focused high schools. Work with pencil, pastel, and ink to create drawings that set your portfolio apart, inspired by the artworks in our galleries. Open to all levels of experience.

Sculpture: Portfolio Development
Saturdays, 1:30–3:30 pm
Develop new skills to create in 3-D using clay, wire, and plaster, and use our galleries as inspiration for unique works of art. Then, learn how to photograph and document your work to share on social media or include in a portfolio. Open to all levels of experience.

Digital Art: Copy/Paste
Sundays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Use an iPad (provided by us) to develop your skills in photography, digital drawing, and animation, and study how twenty-first-century artists approach art-making today. Visit our Asian, Egyptian, and contemporary galleries to see how art of the past inspires artists today, then use your new skills to make digital art that examines the past and dreams of a future.

Fall 2021 online courses

Ages 810
Painting: From Pharaohs to Presidents
Wednesdays, 3:30–5 pm
From ancient Egyptian pharaohs to President Barack Obama, discover how cultures from around the world and across time represent their leaders. Learn about the elements of art and how to use line, shape, and color, and have fun experimenting with materials as you gain the skills of an artist.

Online courses take place on Zoom. A list of required art supplies will be sent by email upon registration. Art supplies are not included in the cost of the class.

Fall 2021 schedule
Saturdays: October 2–December 11 (no class November 27)
Sundays: October 3–December 12 (no class November 28)
Wednesdays: October 6–December 15 (no class November 24)

Course fees
In-person courses: $285
Online courses: $200
Members receive a $20 discount on all courses. Not a Member? Join today!

Scholarships
Scholarships are available for all youth and teen classes on a first-come, first-served basis. After applying, you'll be notified by email if you are eligible for discounted registration.

Parking
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.

Questions? Email us at gallery-studio@brooklynmuseum.org.