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.

NEW! Ask us about our Family Discount rate! Call 585.276.8959.

Winter 2016 Course Catalog

Winter Classes in the Creative Workshop
Warm up your creative juices with a Creative Workshop class this winter! Click on the image at left to open our winter 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)
Fashion Forward (pdf)
Class Supply Lists

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

NEW: Teen Fashion Camp!
Call 585.276.8959 to donate materials or fashion magazines.

Art Day School


Calling all kids ages 6–12! Registration begins January 9 for Art Day School sessions during winter break (February 15–19), spring break (March 28–April 1), and summer vacation (eight week-long sessions starting June 27). Click here for the ADS catalog

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 the 2015/6 Creative Workshop Winter Student Show, December 10, 2015 to February 12, 2016 in the Lucy Burne Gallery of the Memorial Art Gallery’s Creative Workshop. This show will be followed by a Children’s Show on view from 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.