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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 to help you make the artwork you never thought you could make.

Winter 2020 Class Information
Be sure to sign in to receive your membership discount! Registrations can happen in person, by mail or via our online registration system. Winter Art Classes make a wonderful gift for a child, teen or adult.
All classes interpreted in ASL upon request.

Questions? Call 585.276.8959

Winter Classes at Creative Workshop

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To further celebrate the De’VIA exhibition on view at MAG through February 16, 2020, the Creative Workshop introduces new courses designed for Deaf and hard of hearing kids and adults. See more information about our new art classes taught with ASL. All CW classes and other MAG events are interpreted in ASL upon request.


Art Day Camp for Kids & Clay Camp during School Breaks

Art Day Camp for kids

Our fabulous all-day school break and summer art camps are designed for children ages 6–12. 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.
Open a PDF of February and April Camp offerings!
Summer Art day Camp info coming soon!
Click here for the Required Permission Form


Kids Create Dates

Kids Create Dates

Saturdays | 1–3 pm | $15 per child, per session

(AGES 4–14—OR YOUNGER KIDS W/ ADULT) NEW! You can pre-register here.
Kids Create Dates offer fun and flexible creative art projects you can make before, after or while your family explores the museum. All tools will be supplied for a play date with creativity!


ART Social

ART Social

Come when you can!
Select Fridays | 6:15 – 8:15 | $20 | includes museum admission

Gather your friends for a fun, quick art experience. While you’re here, enjoy live music and food and drink for purchase at Brown Hound Downtown. No experience needed!
Cost includes all materials and museum admission (a $15 value). ART Social runs for 2 hours and includes all of your tools for your date with creativity. It is led by Sara Blake and other Creative Workshop artist/teachers. Questions? 585.276.8956


Art & Story Stroll

Art and Story Stroll

For ages 2–6 with accompanying adult. | $15 per session | 11 am-noon

This program introduces art and story to beginning readers in meaningful ways.
Held on select Wednesdays and/or Thursdays. download a flyer

NEW! You can pre-register here.
  • Arctic Animals | Thursday, January 16, 2020 | read by Amy J.Fisher
  • Silly Food Books | Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | read by Lisa Myers
  • The Bad Seed | Thursday, March 19, 2020 | read by Aubrey Donovan
  • The Wonderful Things You Will Be | Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | read by Whitney Brown
  • Wild Mix–Jungle Books | Thursday, May 14, 2020 | read by TBD
  • Wonderful Grandparent Books | Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | read by Suzanne Kolodziej

CW Birthday Parties

Creative Workshop 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. Learn more


Creative Workshop Open House!

Saturday, March 28, 2020 | 1-4 pm | FREE!

Visit the Creative Workshop (lower level of Cutler Union) to learn about winter art classes for all ages. Enjoy family art activities. Watch drawing, painting, clay and jewelry demos and see our latest faculty show! Get $5 off any new class registration.

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Lucy Burne Gallery Exhibitions

Creative Workshop

Text & Texture: Adult Student Art Show
December 5, 2019-January 15, 2020.

inspired: teen show featuring artwork from area high school students. Call for ART ~ extended! Application here (PDF)
January 23–February 8, 2020

Join us at a reception on January 30, 2020 | 4:30-6 pm

Winter Children’s Show
February 22-March 7, 2020

2010 Spring Adult Student Show
March 17-April 24, 2020


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 in the Winter or Spring of 2020. We accept just a few current college students as interns during the school year. During our summer session and on Saturdays during the school year, the Creative Workshop also 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 2020 school year. Call or email Rachael Baldanza at 276-8956 for more information.

College Intern FAQs | College Intern Application | High School Volunteer Application