Our hands-on art classes for all ages 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. We love to help you make the artwork you never thought you could make.


Monday-Thursday | 9 am-9 pm
Friday, Saturday | 9 am-5 pm
Sunday | CLOSED
NOTE: Closed on October 9 and November 22–25


We are located in the basement of Cutler Union. Students can park in Lot B, right by the entrance.

Mixed media collage incorporating images of flowers, birds, and architecture
Lisa Dils, Background Check (detail), 2023, collage with acrylic and mod podge. Student of Bobby Padilla.

Art Classes

From art history to Art for Absolute Beginners, we have something for everyone!

Child drawing a picture
Art student drawing in a Cartooning class

Creative Camps

We offer fun and engaging art, clay, and writing camps for kids during winter, spring, and summer breaks!

Child working on threading beads together to make a necklace
Student in Coolest Jewels

Kids Create Dates

Kids Create Dates are Saturday drop-in classes designed to focus on hands-on art making and fun.

Acrylic painting of pots of pink begonias in a line on a sunny porch
Vickie Almquist, Begonias on the Porch, 2023, acrylic on canvas. Student of Dale Klein.

Lucy Burne Gallery Exhibitions

All Creative Workshop students have a chance to show at least one piece of work in our student exhibitions!

Jason Ferguson on the potter's wheel during class

Faculty Biographies

All of our teachers are working artists, professional art educators, and art historians, carefully matched to the classes they teach.

Kid's birthday part in the Creative Workshop

Birthday Parties

As a perk for MAG Members at the Family/Grandparent level and above, we offer fun and creative birthday parties!

Four works of art hung in the Lucy Burne Gallery

College Student Internships

College students can apply to intern in the Creative Workshop, getting an introduction to aspects of museum work.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions about our art classes and creative camps.

Youth Volunteers

High school and college students can volunteer to work with our children’s programs