Creative Workshop

Art Class Catalog | Art Day Camp | Art Supply Lists | Kids Create Dates

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. Listen in to this interview with Rachael Baldanza on Discover the Finger Lakes.

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 latest brochure – full of Summer 2018 art classes & SHORT programs from June through August. Classes for the whole family!

The Yellow Sale
Art featured in our class catalog by Felix Ziem
French, 1821 – 1911
The Yellow Sail (La Voile Jaune)


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


Art Day Camp

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. Learn more about Summer Art Day Camps (pdf)
BONUS: We are partnering with our NOTA Neighbor, Writers & Books!
Here are links to “Your Incredible Illustrated Story” and “Telling Tales”


Art Social

… is a SHORT class. Come when you can!
Thursdays and First Fridays | 6:15 – 7:45
$20 per Thursday session
$15 on Select $5 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! 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

Art & Story Stroll will take a “Summer Recess” and will return again in the fall of 2018. This program introduces art and story to beginning readers in meaningful ways. Select Wednesdays and Thursdays. Stay tuned here for more information.

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

  • Adult/Teen Student Show [June 20- August 3]
  • Creative Workshop Faculty Show [August 14- September 21]
  • The Enigmatic Imagination of John Kastner [Oct 1- 31]

Opportunities for Young Artists //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.
View all current faculty bios.


Clothesline Festival Creative Workshop Open House

Saturday & Sunday, September 8 & 9, 2018 | 10:30-4:30 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.


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.