Creative Workshop

New Creative Workshop hours:
Monday-Thursday 9 am-5 pm, closed Friday-Sunday

Online Registration:
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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.

Questions? Call 585.276.8959 | Click here for class supply lists

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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 February and April School Breaks

Art Day Camp at CW

Wondering what to do with the kids during school beak? We have spots in the Winter Art Day Camps. Camps run from Monday, February 15 to Friday the 19th and you can sign up by the day or for the full week. Our All Day Clay Camp is for for ages 7-9 (juniors) and 10-15 (seniors).

Spring Camps run March 29–April 2, 2021.

Call or email Rachael Baldanza with questions. See Program Flier here and register through our online registration system.

A Little Lesson ~ Free videos for kids by CW teachers

Little Lessons

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.

Meet our Little Lessons Teachers

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

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

Celebrating 90 Years: Print Club of Rochester 1930-2020

December 1, 2020-January 30, 2021

Celebrating 90 Years with the Print Club

Founded in 1930, The Print Club of Rochester has had a 90-year love affair with the fine art of printmaking. Originally established by 22 print-lovers, at the suggestion of the Memorial Art Gallery, the club has continued and grown into one of the longest continually running print clubs in the United States. Although it was established in Rochester, in recent years it has become a truly national club with members throughout the United States. Members range from printmakers to collectors to enthusiasts, all sharing the appreciation for the medium.

To learn more about The Print Club of Rochester or to see the entire archive of Presentation Prints, visit their website at

shown above left to right: Robert Ernst Marx, 1978; Karen Kunc, 2011; Rockwell Kent, 1946 (detail); Kathryn Polk, 2018 (detail).

READ the Print Club of Rochester Presentaion Prints List
VIEW the full show online:

Celebrating 90 Years: Print Club of Rochester 1930-2020

Call for CW Artists! WARMTH: Fall Adult & Teen Student Show

Call for artwork from current or recent Creative Workshop students! APPLY TODAY
Deadline is 4 pm on Monday, January 25, 2021.
On view at The Luc Burne Gallery between February 5 and March 6, 2021
On view online here until May 2021

Past Exhibitions

Click on an image below to view a virtual version of the full exhibition.

In Honor of…

In Honor of...

Fall 2020 Children’s Show

Fall Children's Show 2020

College Interns and High School Student Volunteers at the Workshop

Currently paused. Call or email Rachael Baldanza at 276-8956 for more information.

College Intern FAQs | College Intern Application | High School Internship

CW Programs on Pause

CW Postponed Programs

When we can be social again, we’ll be art socializing!
ARTsocial ~ more info
Birthday Parties ~ more info
Kids Create Dates ~ more info
Art & Story Stroll ~ see some examples