Creative Workshop

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Spring Art Classes | Art Supply Lists | Kids Create Dates | Art & Story Stroll | SHORTS!

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

Questions? Call 585.276.8959

Click here for class supply lists

Art Day Camp for Kids

Art Day Camp

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

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.

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.

Art Day Camp during April Break (April 15- 19, 2019) IS FULL! Spring Form
Summer Art Day Camps | By the week ( July 1-August 23, 2019)
Information & registration available here.
During the summer, we also will be running two collaborative camps with Writers & Books for kids who love to draw and write! For more about these camps (Telling Tales and Your Incredible Illustrated Story), call or email Rachael | 585.276.8959.

Art Social

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

Art Social


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

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

Creative Workshop Open Houses

Saturday, December 15, 2019 | 1-4 pm
Saturday, March 9, 2020 | 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

Cat in Show

Early Spring Show
March 8-April 26, 2019

Please enjoy the original artwork made by Creative Workshop adult students in our Early Spring: Adult & Teen Student Show on view whenever the workshop is open.

shown: Diana Cahill, Ody, 2019

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