Creative Workshop

Fall 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.

Fall Class Catalog Released

Online registration is now open.


Questions? Call 585.276.8959 || Click here for class supply lists


Art Social

… is a SHORT class. Come when you can!
Thursdays and First Fridays | 6:15 – 7:45
$20 per session. In September, Thursdays are 6, 13, 20 and 27.
$15 on Select $5 Fridays. In September, it will be Friday the 28th
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! These will be held in the Creative Workshop room #6 during renovations.
Cost includes all materials and museum admission (a $15 value).
Get the full schedule


Kids Create Dates

Saturdays | 12 noon – 4 pm | $10 per child, per session
These sessions will be held in the Creative Workshop room #6
learn more


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:

Silliness | Wednesday, September 26
Music | Thursday, October 18
Thankful | Wednesday, November 14
Giving | Thursday, December 13

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

Creative Workshop Faculty Show

  • Creative Workshop Faculty Show [through September 21, 2018]
  • The Enigmatic Imagination of John Kastner [October 1- 31, 2018] Jean, shown right
  • Celebrate our first collaborative kid’s dog art show: Kids Canine Creations
    Artwork now on view at Brown Hound Downtown.

shown above: Left to right, Amy J. Fisher, Monsieur Max, Dale Klein, Bell, Linda DelMonte, Smoked x Three, Grant Lounsbury, Banff Waterfall.

John Kastner

Clothesline Festival Creative Workshop Open House

Saturday & Sunday, September 8 & 9, 2018 | 10:30-4:30 pm | Open House Schedule
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.