Creative Workshop

We are all committed to the health and wellness of our staff, volunteers, and visitors, and to taking all necessary steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a result, MAG, the Creative Workshop, and Brown Hound Downtown will close to the public temporarily and until further notice.

UPDATE ON SPRING CLASSES: Due to the ongoing uncertainty with COVID19, we are sad to announce that all classes for the spring have been canceled. Thank you for your registrations, let us know if you haven’t heard from us regarding refunds or a roll-over!

SUMMER CLASSES: Our summer brochure of classes scheduled to start the week of July 6th. Online member registration starts June 1st, general registration begins June 8th.

Be sure to sign in to receive your membership discount!

Questions? Call 585.276.8959 | Click here for class supply lists

As we re-open our doors for summer classes, your safety and well-being are most important to us. Rest assured that we will be following all Federal, State & University of Rochester protocols.

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Our hands-on art classes are taught by artist-teachers, and frequently inspired by art on view in the museum. Since 1949 we have been teaching, inspiring, challenging, and encouraging all ages. We love to help you make the artwork you never thought you could make.

Art Day Camp for Kids & Clay Camp during Summer Break

ART DAY CAMP Registering now for Summer 2020

Our fabulous 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.

Summer Art Day Camp info is now available! Registration is open for all full day art, clay and art & writing camps. Registration begins May 18 for half Day Camps and classes for kids and teens.

Creative During COVID 19

30 Day Sketch Book Challenge

May 15—June 13, 2020 | Inspirations and Prompts

We are all at home – why not have fun sharing art? Your Creative Workshop friends Emily & Rachael have kept many, many sketch books in their lives. As they were recently looking through old journals & sketchbooks, they thought about creating a new version ~ a 30 day challenge of sorts, curating and sharing YOUR work! We’ll offer some prompts for inspiration – you share your art with us and we’ll post to our social media. Have fun, be nice, make it family friendly art & share it with us.

1 – Emily & Rachael are committed to participating in all 30 challenges & helping others with any questions
2 – All entries can be submitted digitally if:

  • They are your original creative works (collage is fine!)
  • They are made within two months of the one month challenge
  • They are sent as jpg or png files, maximum image size 3 mg.
  • Please submit no more than two times and stay tuned!

3 – Please send up to two original creative works in separate emails to Creative Workshop and include your name, the prompt that inspired the work, and a title if you have one.

Art & Story Stroll

Art and Story Stroll

For ages 2–6 with accompanying adult. | $15 per session | 11 am-noon

This program introduces art and story to beginning readers in meaningful ways.
Held on select Wednesdays and/or Thursdays. download a flyer

NEW! You can pre-register here.
  • Wonderful Grandparent Books | Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | read by Suzanne Kolodziej

CW Programs on Pause

CW Postponed Programs

When we can be social again, we’ll be art socializing!
ARTsocial ~ more info
Birthday Parties ~ more info
Kids Create Dates ~ more info

Lucy Burne Gallery Exhibitions

ENJOY a virtual look at the
2020 Spring Adult Student Show currently on the walls behind closed doors.

Creative Workshop Spring Student Show

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 in the Winter or Spring of 2020. We accept just a few current college students as interns during the school year. During our summer session and on Saturdays during the school year, the Creative Workshop also 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 2020 school year. Call or email Rachael Baldanza at 276-8956 for more information.

College Intern FAQs | College Intern Application | High School Volunteer Application

Creative Workshop Open House!

See us at our Open House during the M&T Bank Clothesline Festival, September 12 & 13

Visit the Creative Workshop (lower level of Cutler Union) to learn about winter art classes for all ages. Enjoy family art activities. Watch drawing, painting, clay and jewelry demos and see our latest faculty show! Get $5 off any new class registration.

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