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.

Spring 2016 Course Catalog

CWorkshop-spring2016Grow your art skills this spring at the Creative Workshop! Watercolorists and ceramists are inspired by flowers and the shapes of nature, and children in our classes love to go outside to draw in Centennial Sculpture Park.

Registration opens FEBRUARY 20 for MAG members, MARCH 5 for the general public. (Registration is already underway for spring and summer Art Day School sessions—below).

Click on the image at left to open our spring course catalog or use the links below to browse the section that interests you.

Classes for children (pdf)
Classes for children with adults (pdf)
Classes for adults (pdf)
Art Appreciation (pdf)

We strongly recommend registering at least a week before the start date of any listed class.
Questions? Call 585.276.8959.

Winter 2016 Classes

Some adult jewelry and art appreciation classes remain! Click here to see the winter course catalog or call us at 585.276.8959.

Winter class supply lists

Art Day School


Calling all kids ages 6–12! Registration is now open for Art Day School sessions during spring break (March 28–April 1) and summer vacation (eight week-long sessions starting June 27). Click here for the ADS catalog

Have materials or fashion magazines you can donate for Teen Fashion Camp? Call 585.276.8959.

Art and Story Stroll

Enjoy an hour-long story reading and art viewing experience for children 2 to 5 with accompanying adult. Thursdays, once a month. Click here for upcoming dates and topics

Give the Gift of Art

Give the Gift of MAGKnow 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.

Faculty Notes / Faculty Exhibitions

Eddie Davis III
Our hands-on art classes are taught by artist-teachers. They teach, inspire, challenge, prompt, encourage, and support as you make artwork you never thought you could make.
Shown right: Eddie Davis III.
View all current faculty bios.

Creative Workshop Student Exhibitions

Please enjoy our latest Children’s Show, on view February 20–March 5, 2016. We also encourage adult and teen students to submit up to two works of art to our Spring 2016 Open Adult Student Show. Click here for an application.

College Interns and Teen Volunteers at the Workshop

CW fall interns
(left to right: Rachel, Teresa and Danielle) Photo credit: CW Teacher’s Assistant Abiose Spriggs

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. See the factsheet here.
Click here for the application.