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Gallery/Studio Schedule for Children and Teens

Summer 2017 Schedule and Course Fees

Session 1 (July 5–14)

Six sessions: Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, July 5–7 and July 12–14
Members: $165, non-Members: $177
All classes are two hours long. See below for
class times.

Session 2 (July 19–28)

Six sessions: Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, July 19–21 and July 26–28
Members: $165, non-Members: $177
All classes are two hours long. See below for
class times.

Saturday Session (July 8–July 29)

Four Saturday sessions: July 8, 15, 22, and 29
Ages 8–10, Members: $115, non-Members: $123
Ages 14–17, Members: $165, non-Members: $177

classes are two hours long, teen class is three hours long. See below for class times.

Registration is now open. Become a Member and register early!

Check out our work-study program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Scholarships are available for all youth and teen classes. Download a scholarship application and submit it to the Museum in person or by mail. Applications must be received by April 16.

We also offer courses for adults.

Questions? Email the Gallery/Studio Coordinator.

Ages 6–7
Build It Then Paint It
Session 1, 10:30 am–12:30 pm

This class introduces students to basic concepts and techniques of building in three dimensions. See how Betye Saar combines wood, paint, and plastic figures in Black Girl Window. Then combine traditional materials like clay with fun materials, like colored sand and rhinestones, to make whimsical sculptures.

Paint It Then Stamp It
Session 2, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
What’s your message to the world? Learn to use painting and block printing for your creative self-expression. See how artists like Barbara Jones-Hogu use painting and printing to send messages about changing the world.

Ages 8–10
Painting the City and Its People
Session 1, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday Session, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Be inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge to practice constructive drawing and create your own cityscape. Then, study the work of Carrie Mae Weems and learn to paint portraits that represent your community.

Mixed Media: Imagination and Revolution
Session 2, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
How can art change the world? Find inspiration in artworks like Revolutionary (Angela Davis) that use creativity to fight for change. Take photos, add words, and use collage to create your own radical works of art.

Ages 11–13
Experimental Drawing
Session 1, 1:30–3:30 pm
Saturday Session,10:30
am–12:30 pm
Expand your creativity
in this class on thinking outside the box and coloring outside the lines. Learn the rules of traditional drawing by practicing line, shading, and perspective as you draw in the galleries. Then, break the rules by drawing from multiple perspectives and using experimental materials.

Animation: Paper Melodies
Session 2, 1:30–3:30 pm

Create abstract animation
set to the music of the sixties and seventies suggested by the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85. Construct a party full of paper figures and set them dancing!

Ages 14–17
Portfolio Development: Design
Session 1, 1:30–3:30 pm
Session 2, 1:30–3:30 pm

So you want to go to art
school? This class will focus on the elements and principles of design. Learn about color theory and composition as you examine the way artists in the Museum apply those concepts. Discuss college options and prepare to submit your applications.

Forms and Fabric
Saturday Session, 2–5 pm

Pull, stretch, and knot
textiles into your own unique artwork. Use fabric, rope, and wire to create sculptures that are suspended in space. View the work of Senga Nengudi and build your own creations modeled after her abstract 3-D forms.

Full payment must be made at registration. A discount and priority registration are available to all Museum Members including those at the Individual/Dual level ($75/$125) and above for adult classes and at the Insider level ($250) and above for all classes. Cancellation refunds are considered on an individual basis.