Creative Workshop hours through July 1:
Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm | Saturdays & Sundays and July 2-5

Summer Creative Workshop hours through August 27:
July 6-9 | 8:30am-5 pm
July 12-Aug. 19 | Monday-Thursday 8:30 am-9:30 pm | Fridays until 5 pm
Aug. 22-27 | Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5 pm
Closed Saturdays & Sundays

Online Registration:
Be sure to sign in to receive your MAG membership discount!

Questions? Call 585.276.8959 | Click here for class supply lists

View Class and DAY CAMP options in our new ART CLASS INFORMATION CENTER
Spring Classes HUB

Our hands-on art classes are taught by artist-teachers, and frequently inspired by art on view in the museum. Since 1949 we have been teaching, inspiring, challenging, and encouraging all ages. We love to help you make the artwork you never thought you could make.

Summer classes in person (and some via ZOOM) will be starting in early July. We have released over 40 classes for adults, teens, and kids in half-day and once-a-week options. Member registration started on June 7th and general registration starts June 14th. Our awesome new online information center replaces our paper brochure and class descriptions are posted online in the CW Class Calendar. Full Art classes will begin on July 6.

Members receive 10% off classes and special access to early registration.

COVID Precautions

Please visit Meet Me (again) @ MAG to review our COVID-19 visitor policies.

Questions? Call 585.276.8959.

NEW Classes for Adults | Online and In Person
Larry Keefe and Norah Bayer

From mid-July to late August we will offer high quality drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry and art history classes for adults (and older teens). Is it time to take your ho-hum hobby even further to a joyful avocation? Check back in early June.


Art Day Camp

Full Day Summer Camp Programs

Wondering what to do with the kids during summer beak?

Full day Summer Camp registration is still open! Programs are limited by size and some are already filled. Click HERE for detailed information (PDF). Browse by week and by age group HERE. Ready to commit? A permissions & registration form can be found HERE.

NEW Kids and Teen Classes

Half-Day Summer art classes for kids and teens and will be offered in 2-week sections by topic and age group. Watch for more info in early June.

Call or email Rachael Baldanza with questions.

Kids Create Dates

Saturdays | 1-3 pm | $15 per child | AGES 4–14 or younger kids w/adult
This program will resume in the fall. Questions? Call 585.276.8959.

READING: Kids who love Art via @585Kids! Chock full of creative summer Day Camp suggestions.

A Little Lesson ~ Free videos for kids by CW teachers

Meet our Little Lessons Teachers

Introducing fun and free Little Lessons for kids (and kids-at-heart). Inspired by artwork all around the world, Eddie Davis, III makes an Etruscan Warrior from ordinary materials. Ben Leyer shows how to create an original cartoon character after looking at ancient Chinese ceramics and African Chi Wara sculptures. Perhaps you love abstract dripping, splashing, and pouring paintings but would rather keep your house clean? Amy J. Fisher shows how to make action painting for cooped up kiddos. Do you like to sketch? Would you like to sketch? Tamia Alston-Ward shows you how to sketch, blend, and emphasize colors in her drawings inspired by Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, and Fritz Trautmann. And finally, for lots of fun, check out Faith Gruver’s video where she shows little kids lots of ways to make painted and printed inspired foolproof artwork.

If you like these try considering a class.

All of these art projects give you the steps and encouragement create with us from the comfort of your own home. Be sure to share your art and tag it using the hashtag #alittlelesson so we can post your creations on our social media!

Art Bridges

CW Birthday Parties ~ more info

Lucy Burne Gallery Exhibitions

Fun or Funny - kids art show

This exhibition space will be open when Creative Workshop classes are in session.

Each Creative Workshop student – adult, teen, or child; newcomer or “frequent flyer” – has a chance to show at least one piece of artwork in the Workshop’s Lucy Burne Gallery or in our new online art exhibition space. To learn more about how to show your art, contact Baldanza, Rachael, Curriculum Director, 585.276.8956

View our latest CW student show: FUN OR FUNNY: Kids Student Show

On view Friday, June 5–Friday, June 18. This show spotlights artwork made by children taking Spring Saturday CW Classes. The artists will bring their art home on Saturday, June 19.
FUN OR FUNNY: Kids Student Show

PAINTED, DRAWN, & FORMED IN CLAY: Adult & Teen Student Show Artist Application
On view Thursday, June 24–Friday, August 6. We will display artwork made by adults and teens in drawing, painting, and clay classes here at the Creative Workshop.
On view Thursday, August 19–Thursday, October 7. We will display artwork made by the talented and hardworking teaching artists, teacher assistants, and staff of the Creative Workshop.

Past Exhibitions

Handmade at the Creative Workshop – April 2021
JOY: A Kids Student Show – On view March 12–March 26, 2021
WARMTH: Fall Adult & Teen Student Show – On view February 5-March 6, 2021
Celebrating 90 Years: Print Club of Rochester 1930-2020 – On view Nov. 30, 2020—Jan. 30, 2021
In Honor Of… – On view October 22—November 5, 2020
Fall 2020 Children’s Show – On view November 7—November 21, 2020

College Interns and High School Student Volunteers at the Workshop

Limited spaces available. Call or email Rachael Baldanza at 276-8956 for more information.

College Intern FAQs | College Intern Application | Youth Internship