Spring Creative Workshop hours through April 23:

Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm
Saturday and Sunday closed
Hours will change when the spring session begins on April 26.

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

Questions? Call 585.276.8959 | Click here for class supply lists

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.

Spring Creative Workshop classes are available online! Members receive 10% off classes and special access to early registration. Full course descriptions are posted online in the CW Class Calendar. Art classes will begin on April 26.

Your safety and well-being are most important to us. Rest assured that we will be following all Federal, State & University of Rochester protocols.

Questions? Call 585.276.8959.

ART DAY CAMP & CLAY CAMPS | Kids Camps during School Breaks

Art Day Camp

Wondering what to do with the kids during school break? MAG offers full week, all-day programming for kids aged 6 to 15. Our Art Day Camps (for ages 6 to 13) and Clay & More Camps (for ages 7 to 15) are both designed for juniors (the youngest) and seniors (the oldest). We have eight great weeks of themes and lessons! We also have three weeks of Clay Camps at both junior and senior ages.

Summer Camp registration is now open! Programs are limited by size and will fill early. 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.

Full Day Summer Camp Programs

  • July 6-9 | ART DAY CAMP (week one)
  • July 12-16 | ART DAY CAMP (week two) + CLAY & MORE CAMP (week one)
  • July 19-23 | ART DAY CAMP (week three) + CLAY & MORE CAMP (week two)
  • July 26-30 | ART DAY CAMP (week four) + CLAY & MORE CAMP (week three)
  • August 2-6 | ART DAY CAMP (week five)
  • August 9-13 | ART DAY CAMP (week six)
  • August 16-20 | ART DAY CAMP (week seven)
  • August 23-27 | ART DAY CAMP (week eight)

Call or email Rachael Baldanza with questions.

Kids Create Dates will be back May 1st!

Saturdays | 1-3 pm | $15 per child | AGES 4–14—OR YOUNGER KIDS W/ ADULT

Kids Create Dates

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!
Please register ahead to ensure space. We are currently practicing social distancing so we ask that children have preference for activity. Parents can join if space allows.

This program begins on Saturday, May 1 and will run until June 19 (excluding May 29).
Questions? Call 585.276.8959.

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 twisty ties, recycled paper, tape, and glue. 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 of 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

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

Handmade at the CW

Hand Made at the Creative Workshop

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.
PAINTED, DRAWN, & FORMED IN CLAY: Adult & Teen Student Show
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, teachers assistants, and staff of the Creative Workshop.

Past Exhibitions

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