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Youth: Gallery/Studio Program

Registration is now open for fall 2022. 

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!

Fall 2022 courses

Ages 6–7
Mixed Media: Everything Is Art!
Saturdays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Take inspiration from artists such as Duke Riley and Nellie Mae Rowe who use everyday materials—from crayons and cardboard to chewing gum!—to create marvelous artworks. Doodle, carve, build, scribble, splatter, and scratch to make art out of anything and everything. Grow your art-making skills and experiment with materials while having fun and making friends.

Painting: Make Believe
Sundays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Learn how artist Nellie Mae Rowe uses the power of imagination to discover new ways of art-making, and create art that expresses your big ideas. Learn foundational painting skills as you explore color, shape, texture, and more, and make art about what you believe is important.

Ages 8–10
Sculpture: Art Will Save the Planet
Saturdays, 1:30–3:30 pm
How can we use art to battle climate change? Visit DEATH TO THE LIVING, Long Live Trash and discover how artist Duke Riley uses found plastics to create artworks that address water pollution. Learn to build, mold, and assemble sculptures using sustainable materials and methods. Create unique artworks that express your ideas of making the world a better, cleaner place!

Painting: Colors of Community
Sundays, 1:30–3:30 pm
Dive into a world of color as you learn to use acrylics, pastels, watercolors, and markers. Create powerful artworks that represent the people and places you care about. Find inspiration in our galleries, and see how artists like Claude Monet and Henri Matisse play with hues, shades, and tints to create their vibrant paintings. Then create your own radiant paintings that depict your community.

Ages 11–13
Sketching: Portfolio Development
Sundays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Explore our galleries and see how artists across history have expressed themselves through mark-making. Sharpen your skills using pens and pencils as you learn about the key drawing principles. Find inspiration in our newly reopened Arts of Asia and Arts of the Islamic World galleries to add a creative twist to your artworks that will set your portfolio apart from the rest. This course discusses admission requirements for high school art programs but is open to anyone interested in art. These classes take place entirely in the galleries.

Fall 2022 schedule
Saturdays: October 1–December 10 (no class November 26)
Sundays: October 2–December 11 (no class November 27)

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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