CW Open Houses

M&T Bank Clothesline Open House in the Creative Workshop
September 8 & 9, 2018
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 art classes and camps for all ages. Enjoy family art activities—including free activities especially interesting for children and adults who want to make better art. Watch drawing, painting, clay and jewelry demos and see our latest faculty show! Get $5 off any new class registration (only during our open house)!

Art classes are wonderful for children because they encourage more creativity than any store-bought toy. Kids classes use the museum for inspiration and discover skills they didn’t know they had. Adults are fast-learners in our community; you will surprise yourself with the help of good teachers, practice and lots of inspiration.

While you’re here, enjoy the Creative Workshop Student Show in our Lucy Burne Gallery.

March 10, 2018 Open House

Creative Workshop Open House

  • 145 visitors came to the Creative Workshop on Saturday. Most of these visitors were family groups and stayed for quite a while, making art, chatting, enjoying the gallery and we answered lots of questions
  • We heard compliments about EVERY teacher: “where did you find that wonderful stained glass teacher” and “Joe, Grant, and Dale had such great suggestions for drawing” and “Miss Whitney showed my daughter how to make the prettiest necklace—look how proud she is” and “Miss Casey got my whole family painting”.
  • The ceramics studio was a very happy place with Brooks, Paul, and Rose encouraging children as young as babes in arms to make elements of our Spring clay garden. From a pirate ship to several snails, butterflies and snowmen, the kids kept making and making and making. Check out all those bowls and cups Paul threw during his demos!
  • Sarah Hart managed to draw her (cast) nose while also chatting about drawing to a plethora of fascinated visitors—especially one high school student who came to get tips as he is trying to “get drawing eyes” down. Well, we gave him hints on noses, too!
  • In the jewelry studio, Joanne talked through our new SHORTS classes as well as beginning jewelry. One of her students (Danielle) finished a gorgeous piece now on view in the Lucy Burn Gallery. Her cast pendant is based on the Wings of Progress building downtown.

Gift certificates available

Consider giving a gift certificate for a class (or a membership, or an item in the store) to the art-lover in your world who needs that little nudge.