Creative Workshop

Art for all ages=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.

Ask us about our Family Discount rate! Call 585.276.8959.

Creative Workshop Winter Catalog

Winter 2017 Course Catalog

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

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

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

Open House

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1–4 pm / Free!
$5 off same day class registrations. Join us for hands-on activities in clay and sewing, printmaking painting and drawing demos to introduce our Winter 2017 classes!
SATURDAY, MARCH 18, noon–4 pm / Free!
Get a preview of upcoming classes and camps, meet teaching artists, enjoy demonstrations, and get $5 off class registration (offer good during Open House only).

Upcoming Exhibitions

November 29, 2016 – February 9, 2017
Creative Workshop 15-16 Exhibition
Winter Adult Show 2015/2016: Sunflower painting by Marlene Piscitelli, ceramics by Virgina Bacheler.

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.

Dates & topics (Nov. 2016 – Feb. 2017)
Dates & topics (Jan. – June 2017)


Art Social

Thursdays | 6:30 – 7:30 | $15 per session
No session on December 22nd or 29th.
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 during the Winter President’s Day break (February 20-24, 2017) and the Spring Break (April 17-21, 2017, as well as eight weeks during the summer. 2017 Art Day Camp information will be available at the December Open House, on December 11, 2016.

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 winter? Call 276-8956 for more information.