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Gallery/Studio Schedule for Children and Teens

General registration for spring 2016 is now open! (Become a Member and register early next term.) We also have classes for adults.

Scholarship applications for ages 6–17 will be available shortly. Check back again!

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

Questions? Email the Gallery/Studio Coordinator.

Spring 2016 Schedule

Saturday classes: March 5–May 21

Sunday classes: March 6–May 22

No classes: March 26–27, April 23–24

Classes are two hours long.

Ages 6–7

Characters: Font and Figure
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Check out cool designs with the alphabet and the body to create colorful paintings, cutouts and prints. Redesign the alphabet inspired by Graffiti Paintings by Randy Rodriguez (aka Kel 1st) and Torrick Alback (aka Toxic) and discover how words on the body in art have been used in art throughout history, from ancient Egypt to contemporary artists like Owusu-Ankomah.

Symbolic Sculptures and Stories
Sundays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Let your imagination roam as you discover stories told through powerful objects from ancient Egypt to Liberty by Hank Willis Thomas and Replica of the Statue of Liberty by W. H. Mullins. Then design symbols which never existed before to create a language that no one else knows. Sculpt this new language in clay, celluclay, and mixed media to tell tales of your life in totems and miniature monuments.

Ages 8–10

Mosaic Mask-Making
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Turn colored stone, glass, and plastic into masks through the art of mosaic. Investigate objects in Disguise: Masks and Global African Art, movable masks such as the Museum’s Baleen Whale Mask, and mosaic works by Gino Severini and Charles Merrill, and then create your own masks in the studio.

Foto Fun!
Sundays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. This class is now full.

Reflect the world around you through digital and film photography. Be inspired by This Place and Agitprop! to create altered versions of reality using selphie printers, digital and instant cameras, and sun prints.

Ages 11–13

Impossible Things: 3-D Printing
Saturdays, 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Reimagine everyday objects using 3-D printing technology. Draw from our Decorative Arts collection, including work by glass artist Dale Chihuly, and check out cool designs of functional objects such as Canopic Jar and Lid (Depicting a Jackal) from ancient Egypt. Then create fine art sculptures using applied-arts approaches and 3-D printing.

Drawing Another Me
Sundays, 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Have you ever wondered who you might be in another universe? Use charcoal, graphite, watercolor, and acrylic to imagine another you. Search the galleries for realistic and fantastical portraits that support the new you. Explore the exhibition Disguise: Masks and Global African Art and drawings I Seek His Face and Malcolm X, and the collage style of Romare Bearden, to get ideas for your work.

Ages 12–Adult

Intergenerational Art Lab: Portrait Prints
Sundays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Build from the macro to the micro to develop powerful portraits layer by layer. Draw and photograph backgrounds, cut stencils and silk screen layers for your own prints in this intergenerational course. For inspiration, explore the graphic design and photographs in our special exhibitions Agitprop! and This Place and the organic faces in Disguise: Masks and Global African Art.

Ages 14–17

Art as Activism: Digital Design and Performance Art
Saturdays, 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Visit the exhibition Agitprop! to explore how performance, visual design, and the power of text have been used to communicate political messages. Design posters and performance art actions to share your point of view. Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create bold visual messages, and work collectively to make a statement through performance and its documentation. Be inspired by how people from around the world have spoken out for their rights and for the rights of others through art.

Stop Motion Animation: Tall Tales
Sundays, 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Creatively manipulate materials in 2- and 3-D to bring them to life through stop-motion animation. Work both independently and collaboratively to reimagine works such as the Baleen Whale Mask and the diorama Welcome to Our Peace World to craft your own fable in time and movement.


Course Fees

For students under 18:
Members: $265 per course*
General: $285 per course*

*Includes a $15 nonrefundable registration fee. All supplies included.

Full payment must be made at registration. A discount and priority registration are available to all Museum Members including those at the Individual level ($60) and above for adult classes and at the Family level ($110) and above for all classes. We’re happy to consider cancellation refunds on an individual basis.

Parking is available for Gallery/Studio students and families. After the free 15-minute drop-off period, the hourly rate applies.