Creative Workshop

We are all committed to the health and wellness of our staff, volunteers, and visitors, and to taking all necessary steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a result, MAG, the Creative Workshop, and Brown Hound Downtown will close to the public temporarily and until further notice as of 5:00 pm today, March 13, 2020.

MAG’s SPRING Creative Workshop Art Day Camp will be CANCELLED this year.

We are looking forward to the 8 weeks of specialized art fun at our Summer Art Day Camps, our Clay Camps and our Art & Writing Camps running June 29, 2020 through August 21, 2020.

Register Online for Art Classes

Art Supply Lists | New @ the Creative Workshop | Kids Create Dates | SUMMER Art Day Camps

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.

Spring 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.
All classes interpreted in ASL upon request.

Questions? Call 585.276.8959 | Click here for class supply lists

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| Drop-In Art Activities
2020 Spring Art Classes

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.

Summer Art Day Camp info is now available! Registration is open for all full day art, clay and art & writing camps.

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

shown above: De’VIA ART Social ca. 2016

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.
  • 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 Aubrey Donovan
  • Wonderful Grandparent Books | Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | read by Suzanne Kolodziej

CW Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties at MAG

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 *POSTPONED | 1-4 pm | FREE!

See us at our Open House during the M&T Bank Clothesline Festival, September 12 & 13

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

ENJOY a virtual look at the 2020 Spring Adult Student Show currently on the walls behind closed doors. Creative Workshop Spring Student Show

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