Creative Workshop


Spring Art Classes | Art Supply Lists | Kids Create Dates | Art and Story Stroll | Art Day Camps

Our hands-on art classes are taught by artist-teachers, and frequently inspired by art on view in the museum. We teach, inspire, challenge, and encourage all ages. We love it when you make the artwork you never thought you could make.

Spring Class Catalog Released

Online Registration for members begins Sunday, February 17 and on Sunday, February 24th for the general public.

Questions? Call 585.276.8959

Click here for class supply lists
Click here for the current winter class catalog


Art Day Camp & Clay Camps for Kids

Art Day Camp

Our fabulous all-day school break and summer art camps are designed for children ages 6–12. Click here for more details.

We are also offering week-long, clay-filled camp for kids aged 7–9. Open the form here.

Kids enjoy high quality (and very fun) art projects, visits to the museum to see original works of art, lunch breaks, and daily recreation breaks.
To register online for Winter Art Day Camp or Winter Kids Clay Camp : 

https://mag.rochester.edu/classes/

Two age groupings—6–8 (junior) and 9–12 (senior)—allow kids to learn about art techniques, strategies, and materials as they make art they can be proud of.

We will run Art Day Camp during April break as well (April 15- 19, 2019.) See our Spring offerings here!
Summer information & registration available here.


Art Social

… is a SHORT class. Come when you can!
Select Fridays | 6:15 – 8:15 | $20 on Select Fridays

Art Social

Friday, February 15, 2019 | Escher-inspired Zentangles

Friday, March 8, 2019 | Creative Collage

Gather your friends for a fun, quick art experience. While you’re here, enjoy live music and food and drink for purchase. No experience needed!
Cost includes all materials and museum admission (a $15 value).
Get the full schedule


Kids Create Dates

Saturdays | 1 – 3 pm | $10 per child, per session

Creative Workshop activities


Kids Create Dates are new at the MAG. We offer fun and flexible creative art projects you can make before, after or while your family explores the museum, in the pavilion every Saturday!

All tools will be supplied for a play date with creativity.

Questions? Call 585.276.8959.


Supported by the Sandra G. Dreyfuss Education Endowment Fund



Art & Story Stroll

This program introduces art and story to beginning readers in meaningful ways. From 11 am to noon on select Wednesdays and Thursdays:

Art & Story Stoll


Love | Thursday, February 14, 2019
Tall Tales | Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Friends | Thursday, April 11, 2019
Pets | Wednesday, May 15, 2019

For ages 2–6 with accompanying adult. | $10 per session



CW Birthday Parties

Creative Workshop Birthday parties

The Creative Workshop offers artful birthday parties (designed for children and families.) Our parties are customized and planned in collaboration with each family and are held on weekends.

In the recent past, we’ve had Robot Cartooning Birthday Party. How fun is that?
Learn more


Spring Creative Workshop Open House

Saturday, March 9, 2019 | 1-4 pm
Visit the Creative Workshop (lower level of the museum) to learn about spring art classes for all ages. Bring family and friends! Hands-on art activities, demonstrations, and opportunities to chat with our amazing teaching artists. $5 savings on all classes registered for on that day. Learn about cool new classes and SHORTS for the whole family. We think there’s something for everyone! Enjoy supervised art activities for ages 4–12 ~ included free.


Lucy Burne Gallery Exhibitions

Winter Kids Show

Winter Kid’s Show
Feb. 15-March 2, 2019

Enjoy the original artwork of Creative Workshop kids/students in the Winter Kid’s Show on view whenever the workshop is open.

Consider submitting artwork you made in the Creative Workshop for our Early Spring: Adult & Teen Student Show on view March 8 to April 26, 2019.  Download the application (PDF)



College Interns and High School Student Volunteers at the Workshop

We are currently accepting applications from current college students in art, art education, or art history with a significant interest in children’s interaction with museums to earn valuable experience and possible internship credit. During our summer session and on Saturdays during the school year, the Creative Workshop has very limited openings for high school student volunteers between the ages of 16 and 21 and accepts a just few current college students as interns. We do however have available openings for 2018/2019 school year. Call or email Rachael Baldanza at 276-8956 for more information.

College Intern Factsheet | College Intern Application | High School Volunteer Application