Our hands-on art classes for all ages 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. We love to help you make the artwork you never thought you could make.


Monday–Thursday | 9 am–9 pm
Friday & Saturday | 9 am–5 pm
Sunday | CLOSED
NOTE: Closed May 25–27


We are located in the basement of Cutler Union. Students can park in Lot B, right by the entrance.

Pia Camil's 'Lover's Rainbow' in front of MAG, rendered in a painterly style.

Art Classes

From art history to Art for Absolute Beginners, we have something for everyone!

Colorful scribbles, like kids drawing with crayons.

Creative Camps

We offer fun and engaging art, clay, and writing camps for kids during winter, spring, and summer breaks!

Kids Create Spring Dates. The Creative Workshop logo is in a puddle of pink paint.

Kids Create

Kids Create Dates are one-time Saturday workshops designed to focus on hands-on art making and fun.

A painter's palette sitting on a wooden table next to a cup of paint brushes.

Art Starts

Art Starts are fun, one-time workshops for adults featuring mini, introductory lessons in art making with the guided help of one of our teaching artists.

Works of art hung on the wall in the Lucy Burne Gallery.

Lucy Burne Gallery Exhibitions

All Creative Workshop students have a chance to show at least one piece of work in our student exhibitions!

Jason Ferguson on the potter's wheel during class.

Faculty Biographies

All of our teachers are working artists, professional art educators, and art historians, carefully matched to the classes they teach.

Kid's birthday party in the Creative Workshop.

Birthday Parties

As a perk for MAG Members at the Family/Grandparent level and above, we offer fun and creative birthday parties!

People sitting in the galleries, looking at artwork

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions about our art classes and creative camps.

Jewelry tools and materials needed for making a ring.


The Creative Workshop offers need-based scholarships for both adults and youth.

The Creative Workshop is supported in part by the Emily D. and George S. Cassebeer Creative Workshop Fund and the Karal Ann Marling Endowment.