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Youth: Gallery/Studio Program

Registration for spring 2019 is now closed. Check back in August for the fall schedule.

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 2019 Courses

Ages 6–7
Drawing and Painting the Whole Museum
Saturdays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Learn the fundamentals of art as you explore the Museum. Grab a pencil and sketch artworks from all corners of our galleries. Then, gain new skills with acrylic and watercolor paint in our studios to complete your own versions of the art that inspired you.

Art Lab
Sundays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Art and science collide in this class, where students create their own art supplies from scratch! Learn to use household materials to make watercolor paint and modeling media. Use the studio as your lab and create 2D and 3D art experiments with your personally made art supplies.

Ages 8–10
Sculpture: Soft and Fuzzy
Saturdays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm

See how artists across the world have used textiles to express themselves—from African masquerade and Mexican clothing to contemporary abstract art. Use wire, yarn, paper, felt, and other fibers to construct soft sculptures that reflect the senses of touch and sight.

Painting: Beyond the Canvas
Sundays, 10:30 am–12:30 am
Review the basics of art with brushes and acrylic paint. Then, see the art of Eric N. Mack and be inspired to create your own 3D paintings. Learn about essential elements, such as color, form, and gesture, and make paintings using cardboard, fabrics, and found materials.

Ages 11–13
Portfolio Development: Painting
Saturdays, 1:30–3:30 pm
Take your painting skills to the next level and build portfolio pieces that will make your application to art-focused schools stand out. Students will paint still lifes and human figures and include elements influenced by the art of the Brooklyn Museum. Open to all levels of experience.

Drawing: Comics and Cartonnages
Sundays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Explore Egyptian art and the stories it tells of ancient cultures. Sharpen your skills by mastering line, form, and texture with observational drawing in the Mummy Chamber. Then, develop characters and narratives of your own culture through comics.

Spring 2019 Schedule
Saturdays: March 2–May 12 (no class April 20)
Sundays: March 3–May 13 (no class April 21)

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 January 20.

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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