Creative Workshop

Creative 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.

Fall 2015

Fall 2015
Course Catalog

This fall, jumpstart your creativity with a Creative Workshop class! Click on the image at left to open our fall 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)

Questions? Call 585.276.8959.

We strongly recommend registering at least a week before the start date of any listed class.
Supply lists for classes

Nicolewithpuppets-webSummer Art Day School

This summer, we’re offering seven week-long Art Day School sessions for ages 6 to 12. All sessions are currently full. To be added to the waiting list, call 585.276.8959.  see the Art Day School catalog

(Read about Art Day School in more detail in the University of Rochester’s Rochester Review article “Speaking the Language of Art.”)

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

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. Current faculty bios

About Fred “Fritz” Lipp. We are saddened by the loss of Fred Lipp (1933-2015), who taught for 43 years here. If you are a past student, please join us for a memorial show of student work and a reception in honor of Fred on October 29, from 5-8pm. Fred’s Advanced Painting class will continue as a peer-critiqued class, call 276-8956 for more information.

Creative Workshop Student Exhibitions

Please enjoy the 2015 Creative Workshop Faculty Show, August 15- October 9 in the Lucy Burne Gallery of the Memorial Art Gallery’s Creative Workshop.
We also encourage adult and teen students to submit up to two works of art to our Late Fall 2015/Early Winter 2016 Open Adult Student Show. Application coming soon!

College Interns and Teen Volunteers at the Workshop

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.