Creative Workshop

Art Classes Brochure | Art Day Camp | Dick Kane Exhibition | Art Supplies

Our hands-on art classes are taught by artist-teachers, and frequently inspired by art on view in the museum. We teach, inspire, challenge, prompt and encourage all ages. We love it when you make the artwork you never thought you could make.

Now offering Online Registration!

Register online, anytime, for any available Creative Workshop class. Simply set yourself up with your own private login and password and whenever you want to register yourself or a family member, you can easily select the course and sign up! If you have questions, call 585-276-8959 and we will walk you through the process.

CW Online Registration

Browse our newest brochure – full of Spring 2018 art classes & SHORT programs from April to June. Classes for the whole family!

SHORTS (Art programs meeting once or twice (pdf)
Family Classes (pdf)
Children & Teens Saturday Classes (pdf)
• Art Day Camp | 9 am-4:30 pm
(Winter & Spring 2018) (Summer 2018) (pdf) Now open for registration!
Drawing and Painting Classes for Adults (pdf)
Clay Classes for Adults (pdf)
Jewelry Classes (pdf)
Art Appreciation (pdf)

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

Clothesline Festival Creative Workshop Open House

Saturday & Sunday, September 8 & 9, 2018 | 1:00-4:00 pm
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 Spring and Summer art classes for all ages. Enjoy family art activities—including free, supervised activities for ages 4–12.

Art Day Camp

Art Day Camp


Our fabulous all-day art camp is designed for children ages 6–12 during school breaks.
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. Learn more about Winter and Spring Art Day Camps (pdf) Learn more about Summer Art Day Camps (pdf)

Art Social

Thursdays and First Fridays | 6:15 – 7:45
$20 per Thursday session | $15 on First Fridays
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!
Cost includes all materials and museum admission (a $15 value).
Get the full schedule

Kids Create Dates

Saturdays | 12 noon – 2 pm | $10 per child, per session
learn more

Art & Story Stroll

Using fun strategies for engagement, this monthly program introduces art and story to beginning readers in meaningful ways.

For ages 2–6 with accompanying adult. | $10 per session
Download the flyer with all the dates!

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

Original Paintings by Dick Kane and His Students
Dick Kane
Honoring our friend and teacher | April 12 – May 11
Opening Reception on Thursday, April 19 | 5:30-7:30 pm
Dick Kane will speak in the Creative Workshop on
Thursday, May 3 | 11 am-noon and on Friday, May 4 | 5 pm-6 pm

Opportunities for Young Artists
Congressional Art Competition

25th Congressional District Art Competition 2018
High school students can submit up to 5 works of original art by May 3, 2018 to the Creative Workshop. More information is here (PDF) and here at the Congressional Art Competion website.

Call for Kids Art about Dogs

We’re looking for kid’s art about dogs for a show at the Brown Hound Downtown restaurant at MAG! Artwork will be collected until July 20, 2018 at the Creative Workshop and displayed at Brown Hound Downtown. Download the art submission form (PDF)

Creative Workshop Faculty & Staff Bios

All of our teachers are working artists, professional art educators and art historians, carefully matched to the classes they teach. The bios on the link here are for instructors and staff in the Workshop’s 2018 sessions (Winter, Spring, and Summer).
View all current faculty bios.

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. We have available openings for 2018 school year during the Summer.
College Intern Factsheet
College Intern Application

High School Volunteers Needed:

Interested in helping with Saturday kids classes this Spring or Summer? Call Rachael Baldanza at 276-8956 for more information.