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Youth: Gallery/Studio Program

The Gallery/Studio Program offers fun, challenging studio art courses. Be inspired by professional teaching artists, discuss artworks in our exhibitions, develop skills and techniques, and create your own art using new and traditional materials. All levels of experience welcome! Unless otherwise noted, all classes take place in the Education Studio and the galleries.

See our youth programs below. We also offer classes for teens and adults. Questions? Email us at

Registration is now open for fall 2023!

Saturdays: September 30–December 16 (no class October 7 or November 25)
Sundays: October 1–December 17 (no class October 8 or November 26)
10 classes: $285; Members: $265 (join today!)

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

Ages 6–7 

Painting: Family Jams
Saturdays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Explore music, fashion, movies, and culture in our special exhibition Spike Lee: Creative Sources. Learn about community and the ways art can unite people. Make your own art—and new friends—while gaining foundational skills in acrylic painting, including with line, color, and shape. Finish the semester by painting portraits of the people you love. 

Mixed Media: The Great Big Zine Machine
Sundays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
See how artists use technology to take their art to new creative places. Learn how zines have influenced artists, and create art that shares your favorite things with the world. Experiment with cameras, iPads, and printers, and get messy with paint and markers. 

Ages 8–10

Sculpture: Dive into Mud
Saturdays, 1:30–3:30 pm
Get your hands dirty and learn to build with clay, plaster, and other earthy materials. See mystical and sacred creations from around the globe, and learn how pottery has been used across time and cultures. Sculpt, carve, and construct your own bowls and vases that express your creativity. 

Drawing: Brooklyn and Beyond
Sundays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Tour the world without leaving town as you explore our Asian, Egyptian, and American galleries and create drawings that capture your travels. Find inspiration in hometown treasures such as Winter Scene in Brooklyn. Develop your skills with line, texture, and form as you grasp the use of pencils, markers, and pastels. This class takes place entirely in our galleries. 

Ages 11–13

Drawing: Mixologists
Sundays, 1:30–3:30 pm
Are you ready to take your drawing skills to the next level? Learn new techniques with pastel, graphite, and ink, and practice layering, blending, and working with mixed media to make hybrid compositions. Inspired by Africa Fashion, create designs featuring bold colors, funky patterns, and innovative combinations of ideas and materials. This class takes place entirely in our galleries. 

Digital Art: Zines, Screens, and Cinematic Dreams
Sundays, 1:30–3:30 pm
Let your imagination run free and express yourself with digital art techniques. See how artists such as Spike Lee and María Magdalena Campos-Pons use film, photography, and other mediums to tell stories of community. Learn to use photography, stop-motion animation, and digital drawing to share your wildest dreams.   

On-site parking is available in the lot behind the Museum, off Washington Avenue. After the free 15-minute drop-off period, the hourly rate applies.