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Youth: Gallery/Studio Program

Registration is now open for spring 2023!

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! 

Spring 2023 courses

Ages 6–7
Mixed Media: Artist Superpowers
Saturdays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
From the feathers of a hummingbird to the wonders of outer space, uncover surprising inspiration from both fantasy and the natural world in the designs of Thierry Mugler. Make your own fantastic mixed-media art by combining paint, collage, and sculpture with imaginative materials such as gold foil glitter paint. Unlock your artistic superpowers and express your creativity through your own unique works. Register
Painting: Animals in Art
Sundays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
What’s new in the world of animals? Explore how artists from across the globe have been inspired by animals and their transformations. Learn foundational skills in painting as you study color, composition, and symbolism in art from ancient Egypt to modern-day China. Create beautiful works that showcase your favorite creatures—both real and imagined. Register
Ages 8–10
Sculpture: Tombs and Treasures
Saturdays, 1:30–3:30 pm
Travel with care as you uncover the secrets and treasures of ancient tombs. Consider how cultures from around the world have created masks and vessels as forms of protection. Then, get messy and have fun building unique 3-D forms with clay, plaster, and wire, featuring the symbols that are important to you and your community. Register
Drawing: Museum Stories
Sundays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Journey to every corner of the Museum and find powerful and surprising stories hidden and revealed in works of art. Sharpen your drawing skills and learn what it takes to create graphic novels. Find inspiration for your characters in the outlandish designs of Thierry Mugler and study the detailed line work in Duke Riley’s scrimshaw. Then, end the semester with your very own comic book based on a fantastic story of your creation. This class takes place entirely in the galleries. Register
Ages 11–13
Drawing: Iconic Portraits
Sundays, 1:30–3:30 pm
From Son Goku to “Chinese cowboy” imagery, explore a new way of looking at portraits in the work of Oscar yi Hou. Take your drawing skills to the next level as you work with graphite, ink, and pastels, and discover both modern and traditional imagery that reveal the complexities of cultural identity. Then, show the world who you are in a self-portrait using layering, shading, and blending. This class takes place entirely in the galleries. Register
Animation: Glitz and Glamour
Sundays, 1:30–3:30 pm
Step into the world of fashion and film by exploring different storytelling techniques. Sharpen your skills using stop-motion software that brings your pictures to life, and practice animation by making movies out of magazines or from your phone’s camera reel. Find inspiration in the fantastical costumes of Thierry Mugler and design your own spectacular characters. Then, unveil your own story of glitz and glamour with light-refracting glitter, rhinestones, and gold foil. Register
Spring 2023 schedule
Saturdays: March 4–May 13 (no class April 8)
Sundays: March 5–May 14 (no class April 9)
All classes are two hours long.
Course fees
$285; Members: $265
Members receive a $20 discount on all Gallery/Studio Program courses. Not a Member? Join today!
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 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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