Creative Workshop

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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 to help you make the artwork you never thought you could make.

Fall Class Information (PDF) Our Classes for Fall end between November 23 and December 10, 2019.

Winter 2020 Class Information
Classes start as early as January 6, 2020. Watch for the Winter brochure on November 26th. MAG members register first between December 2-8, 2019. General registration will open on December 9th. Registrations can happen in person, by mail or via our online registration system. Don’t forget: Winter Art Classes make a wonderful holiday gift for a child, teen or adult.
All classes interpreted in ASL upon request.

Questions? Call 585.276.8959

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To further celebrate the De’VIA exhibition coming to MAG, the Creative Workshop introduces new courses designed for Deaf and hard of hearing kids and adults. See more information about our new art classes taught with ASL. All CW classes and other MAG events are interpreted in ASL upon request.


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).


Kids Create Dates

Saturdays | 1–3 pm | $15 per child, per session | Check the Creative Workshop registration website (drop-in courses) for dates.

Creative Workshop activities


(AGES 4–14—OR YOUNGER KIDS W/ ADULT)
Kids Create Dates offer fun and flexible creative art projects you can make before, after or while your family explores the museum. All tools will be supplied for a play date with creativity!

Kids Create Dates programs happen every Saturday from 1 to 3 pm. Check in at the admission desk for the location.

Questions? Call 585.276.8959.

Lucy Burne Gallery Exhibitions

Creative Workshop

Fall Children’s Student Show
November 7-22, 2019.

Text & Texture: Adult Student Art Show Call for Artists
December 5, 2019-January 15, 2020.

Inspired: Teen Show featuring artwork from area high school students Call for Artists
January 20–February 8, 2020



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 2019/2020. 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 2019/2020 school year. Call or email Rachael Baldanza at 276-8956 for more information.

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

Art Day Camp for Kids & Clay Camp during School Breaks

Art Day Camp for kids

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. learn more


Creative Workshop Open Houses


Lucy Burne Gallery Exhibitions

Creative Workshop

Fall Children’s Student Show
November 7-22, 2019.

Text & Texture: Adult Student Art Show Call for Artists
December 5, 2019-January 15, 2020.

Inspired: Teen Show featuring artwork from area high school students Call for Artists
January 20–February 8, 2020



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 2019/2020. 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 2019/2020 school year. Call or email Rachael Baldanza at 276-8956 for more information.

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



Art & 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.
Select Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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Art & Story Stoll
  • Mama’s (and Grammas) Love | Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | read by Lisa Myers
  • Arctic Animals | Thursday, January 16, 2020 | read by Amy J.Fisher
  • Silly Food Books | Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | read by Lisa Myers
  • The Bad Seed | Thursday, March 19, 2020 | read by Aubrey Donovan
  • The Wonderful Things You Will Be | Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | read by Whitney Brown
  • Wild Mix–Jungle Books | Thursday, May 14, 2020 | read by TBD
  • Wonderful Grandparent Books | Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | read by Suzanne Kolodziej



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


Art Day Camp for Kids & Clay Camp during School Breaks

Art Day Camp for kids

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. learn more


Creative Workshop Open Houses


Lucy Burne Gallery Exhibitions

Creative Workshop

Fall Children’s Student Show
November 7-22, 2019.

Text & Texture: Adult Student Art Show Call for Artists
December 5, 2019-January 15, 2020.

Inspired: Teen Show featuring artwork from area high school students Call for Artists
January 20–February 8, 2020



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 2019/2020. 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 2019/2020 school year. Call or email Rachael Baldanza at 276-8956 for more information.

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