Creative Workshop

Creative Workshop mural by Carmelo OritzCreative Workshop Art Classes for Everyone

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

Ask us about our Family Discount rate! Call 585.276.8959.

Creative Workshop fall Catalog

Fall 2016 Course Catalog

Click on the image at left to open the catalog or use the links below to browse the section that interests you. Click here for Supply Lists

Family Art & Art History classes (pdf)
Classes for children (pdf)
Adult art classes (pdf)
Art History classes for adults (pdf)
Art Appreciation (pdf)

Questions? Call 585.276.8959
NOTE: You can check our website and our Facebook page for weather related closings.

Jeanne Lindsay Peonies

Exhibitions in the Lucy Burne Gallery

Beautiful Paintings on Paper: An Exhibit of Watercolors by Jeanne Lindsay and her Students
September 29-October 29, 2016
Above: Peonies by Jeanne Lindsay (detail)

A former president and program chairman for the Rochester Art Club, Jeanne Lindsay has taught watercolor at the Memorial Art Gallery’s Creative Workshop for over 30 years. How many students do you think she has inspired and developed?

Lindsay has received more than 100 honors and awards of the highest standing for her botanical images, including membership in the Watercolor USA Honor Society.

“I was kind of known as the Iris Lady,” she says, sitting in her Penfield living room. ~ Democrat and Chronicle, July 2, 2016
Read the full article on Jeanne “The Iris Lady”

Upcoming Exhibitions

Please enjoy our Fall 2016 Creative Workshop Children’s Art Show in the Lucy Burne Gallery from Thursday, November 3, 2016 until the end of the day Friday, November 18. On Saturday, children whose work is in the exhibition will proudly take their work home.
Creative Workshop 15-16 Exhibition
Winter Adult Show 2015/2016: Sunflower painting by Marlene Piscitelli, ceramics by Virgina Bacheler.
November 29, 2016 – February 9, 2017
learn more

Art and Story Stroll

Art and Story Stroll

Enjoy an hour-long story reading and art viewing experience for children 2 to 5 with accompanying adult on Wednesdays or Thursdays, once a month. Sometimes we even work in some crafts. Series supported by the Ann West Bruning Fund. Click here for upcoming dates and topics


Art Social

Thursdays beginning September 15 | 6:30 – 7:30 | $15 per session
Get the full schedule

Give the Gift of MAG

Give the Gift of Art

Know someone who would love to take a class at the Creative Workshop, but you are unsure what level would best suit them? Or someone who just needs that extra little nudge to ‘get back into art?’ A budding artist? We have classes for all ages and levels. Now you can give them the gift of art. Pick up a Gift Card and help pay for a class. Cards are available in a variety of price ranges, from $10 to $400.

Creative Workshop Faculty & Staff Bios

All of our teachers are working artists, professional art educators and art historians, carefully matched to the classes they teach. The bios on the link here are for instructors and staff in the Workshop’s fall 2016 and winter 2016/17 sessions.
View all current faculty bios.

Art Day Camp

ADS2016All day art camp for kids 6-8 [JR] and 9-12 [SR] runs eight weeks during the summer. 2017 Art Day Camp information will be available at the December Open House. 

College Interns and Teen Volunteers at the Workshop

Faith Gruver (Pictured Left: Faith Gruver)
We are currently accepting applications from current college students in art, art education, or art history with significant interest in children’s interaction with museums to earn internship credit and valuable experience.
College Intern Factsheet
College Intern Application

High School Volunteers Needed:

Interested in helping with Saturday kids classes this fall? Call 276-8956 for more information.