Creative Workshop

Winter Art Class Catalog | Art Supply Lists | Kids Create Dates | Art and Story Stroll

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 begins Saturday, Novemeber 17 for MAG members and Sunday, December 2nd for general registration.


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. Fromm 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

  • Fall Children’s Show 2018
    November 3-16
    shown: “If Dinosaurs Came Back”
    by Ben age 9
  • Wonderful Winter:
    Adult & Teen Student Show
    Dec. 5-Feb. 8, 2019
    We are looking for artwork made in Creative Workshop classes (especially art made in Jewelry and Fibers classes!). Adult students are warmly encouraged to submit up to two pieces for the show. These artworks will be proudly displayed in the Lucy Burne Gallery between December 5, 2018 and February 8, 2019. These shows are enjoyed by many visitors to the MAG.
    Download the flyer and application form.
If Dinos Came Back by Ben age 9

Creative Workshop Open House

Saturday, December 15, 2018
Learn about our art classes! Meet our teachers and enjoy art activities and demos.
Visit the Creative Workshop (lower level of Cutler Union) to learn about fall art classes for all ages. Enjoy family art activities—including free, supervised activities for ages 4–12.


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 Camp

Our fabulous all-day summer art camp is designed for children ages 6–12.
They 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.