Creative Workshop

Winter Art Classes
The Memorial Art Gallery and Creative Workshop will be closed on Sunday, January 20, 2019 due to the weather. In addition, MAG will be closed Monday, January 21 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
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Our hands-on art classes are taught by artist-teachers, and frequently inspired by art on view in the museum. We teach, inspire, challenge, and encourage all ages. We love it when you make the artwork you never thought you could make.

Winter Class Catalog Released

Online registration is now live.

Click here to view the current fall class brochure.

Questions? Call 585.276.8959 || Click here for class supply lists

Art Social

… is a SHORT class. Come when you can!
First Fridays | 6:15 – 8:15 | $20 on Select $5 Fridays

    • Friday, January 11, 2019 | Glorius Color!
    • Friday, February 15, 2019 | Escher-inspired Zentangles
    • Friday, March 8, 2019 | Creative Collage

Gather your friends for a fun, quick art experience. While you’re here, enjoy live music and food and drink for purchase. No experience needed!
Cost includes all materials and museum admission (a $15 value).
Get the full schedule

Kids Create Dates

Saturdays | 1 – 3 pm | $10 per child, per session
Kids Create Dates are new at the MAG. We offer fun and flexible creative art projects you can make before, after or while your family explores the museum, in the pavilion every Saturday!

All tools will be supplied for a play date with creativity.

Questions? Call 585.276.8959.

Supported by the Sandra G. Dreyfuss Education Endowment Fund

Art & Story Stroll

This program introduces art and story to beginning readers in meaningful ways. From 11 am to noon on select Wednesdays and Thursdays:

Giving | Thursday, December 13, 2018
Kindness | Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Love | Thursday, February 14, 2019
Tall Tales | Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Friends | Thursday, April 11, 2019
Pets | Wednesday, May 15, 2019

For ages 2–6 with accompanying adult. | $10 per session

Creative Workshop Birthday parties

CW Birthday Parties

The Creative Workshop offers artful birthday parties (designed for children and families.) Our parties are customized and planned in collaboration with each family and are held on weekends. In the recent past, we’ve had Robot Cartooning Birthday Party. How fun is that?
Learn more

Lucy Burne Gallery Exhibitions

Wonderful Winter: Adult & Teen Student Show
Dec. 5-Feb. 8, 2019

Now on view! There’s beauty and creativity in the Workshop. Enjoy the original artwork of Creative Workshop adult students in the Wonderful Winter show on view now until February 5th whenever the workshop is open. All of the ceramics, drawings, paintings, and jewelry pieces were made in (soon concluding) fall classes. While most of the artwork is not for sale, all of it is worth seeing!

shown clockwise: Kimberly Fortner, The Only Journey, mixed media; Karal Ann Marling, 19th Ward: Fold Up or Down for the Real Picture, watercolor; Kimberly Forter, Sunlight & Water; Maria Basil, Untitled, acrylic on canvas.

Spring Creative Workshop Open House

Saturday, March 9, 2019 | 1-4 pm
Visit the Creative Workshop (lower level of the museum) to learn about spring art classes for all ages. Bring family and friends! Hands-on art activities, demonstrations, and opportunities to chat with our amazing teaching artists. $5 savings on all classes registered for on that day. Learn about cool new classes and SHORTS for the whole family. We think there’s something for everyone! Enjoy supervised art activities for ages 4–12 ~ included free.

College Interns and High School Student Volunteers at the Workshop

We are currently accepting applications from current college students in art, art education, or art history with a significant interest in children’s interaction with museums to earn valuable experience and possible internship credit. During our summer session and on Saturdays during the school year, the Creative Workshop has very limited openings for high school student volunteers between the ages of 16 and 21 and accepts a just few current college students as interns. We do however have available openings for 2018/2019 school year. Call or email Rachael Baldanza at 276-8956 for more information.

Art Day Camp

2019 Art Day Camps

Our fabulous all-day school break and summer art camps are designed for children ages 6–12. Open the brochure (PDF)
Kids enjoy high quality (and very fun) art projects, visits to the museum to see original works of art, lunch breaks, and daily recreation breaks. Two age groupings—6–8 (junior) and 9–12 (senior)—allow kids to learn about art techniques, strategies, and materials as they make art they can be proud of. Learn more about Winter Break Classes. Summer information & registration will be available early February 2019.