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YOUTH CLASSES


Join us to look at and make amazing art—no experience necessary. Museum classes give young learners the opportunity to explore different cultures, time periods, and, of course, art!

Pre-registration is required for all classes.

During classes in June, students should dress in comfortable clothing suitable for painting, sculpting, and playing. Morning and afternoon classes can be combined to make a full day. If registered for a full day of classes, sutdents should bring a non-perishable lunch and a snack. Students enrolled in a half-day class are also welcome to bring a snack. There is no refrigerator or microwave.

3-5 Year Olds
6-8 Year Olds
9-12 Year Olds
13-16 Year Olds

Youth Classes for 3-5 Year Olds


Wee Wednesdays
Third Wednesday of each Month:
April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16; 10:30–11:30 am

Free; pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Perfect for pre-kindergarteners and their parents. This hour-long Museum experience allows tots to use their imaginations during a gallery tour, story time, and a hands-on art project.

Registration is open for the following dates:
April 15
May 20
June 17
July 15
August 19
September 16

For April 15 class, registration opens March 20
For May 20 class, registration opens April 17
For June 17 class, registration opens May 22
For July 15 class, registration opens June 19
For August 19 class, registration opens July 17
For September 16 class, registration opens August 21

Early Summer Weeklong Class

Morning and afternoon class can be combined to make a full day. If registered for a full day of classes, students should bring a non-perishable lunch and snack. Students enrolled in a half-day class are also welcome to bring a snack. Please note, there is no refrigerator or microwave.

Legends and Lore
Tuesday, June 9–Friday, June 12
8:45–11:45 am

Fee: $115 ($100 Museum Members)
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Kids will look at art from ancient times and learn all about myths and legends while creating their own legendary masterpieces.

Ancient Civilizations
Tuesday, June 9–Friday, June 12
12:15–3:15 pm

Fee: $115 ($100 Museum Members)
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Travel back thousands of years to ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt with a class that lets students explore art produced by people who lived long ago.

A Splash of Color
Tuesday, June 16–Friday, June 19
8:45–11:45 am

Fee: $115 ($100 Museum Members)
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Add a splash of color to your week. Visit the galleries to search for artwork that uses all the colors of the rainbow then create your own colorful compositions.

Fun with Mondrian
Tuesday, June 16–Friday, June 19
12:15–3:15 pm

Fee: $115 ($100 Museum Members)
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Artist Piet Mondrian is best known for his red, yellow, and blue grid painting. Students will apply Mondrian's famous abstract style to their own creative works.

Classes for Ages 6–8

Creature Feature
Saturday, August 8, 10:30 am–1:30 pm
Fee: $45 ($35 Museum Members)
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Furry, scaly, and winged creatures all can be found in the Museum. Track these beasts through, the galleries and get creative with a variety of animal-inspired art projects.

Marvelous Masks
Saturday, September 5, 10:30 am–1:30 pm
Fee: $45 ($35 Museum Members)
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Take a tour through the Museum's special exhibition Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa and create your own collection of masks using a fun mix of art materials.

Youth Classes for 9-12 Year Olds


Early Summer Weeklong Class

Morning and afternoon class can be combined to make a full day. If registered for a full day of classes, students should bring a non-perishable lunch and snack. Students enrolled in a half-day class are also welcome to bring a snack. Please note, there is no refrigerator or microwave.

Clay Creations
Tuesday, June 9–Friday, June 12
8:45–11:45 am

Fee: $115 ($100 Museum Members)
Register

Get messy during this summer class that teaches how to mold, shape, and manipulate different types of clay.

Form in Motion
Tuesday, June 9–Friday, June 12
12:15–3:15 pm

Fee: $115 ($100 Museum Members)
Register

Incorporate movement into your artwork during this class that explores kinetic art.

En Plein Air Painting
Tuesday, June 16–Friday, June 19
8:45–11:45 am

Fee: $115 ($100 Museum Members)
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Forest Park is the setting for this class that allows students to paint en plein air. Participants will take inspiration from the great outdoors as they paint and sketch their natural environment.

The Art of Fashion
Tuesday, June 16–Friday, June 19
12:15–3:15 pm

Fee: $115 ($100 Museum Members)
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Art and fashion collide with this class. Learn about wearable art and then create your own fashion pieces inspired by what you see.

Classes for Ages 9–12

Funny Faces
Saturday, August 8, 10:30 am–1:30 pm
Fee: $45 ($35 Museum Members)
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Portraits come in lots of different forms: paintings, photographs, sculptures, and more! Explore traditional and non-traditional portraiture and then paint, sculpt, and construct your own funny faces.

Beautiful Batik
Saturday, September 5, 10:30 am–1:30 pm
Fee: $45 ($35 Museum Members)
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Get inspired by African art! Tour the galleries to learn about pattern and symbols, and then make a fantastic batik fabric.

Youth Classes for 13-16 Year Olds


Early Summer Weeklong Class

Morning and afternoon class can be combined to make a full day. If registered for a full day of classes, students should bring a non-perishable lunch and snack. Students enrolled in a half-day class are also welcome to bring a snack. Please note, there is no refrigerator or microwave.

Introduction to Acrylics
Tuesday, June 23–Friday, June 26
10:00 am–1:00 pm

Fee: $115 ($100 Museum Members)
Register

Learn the fundamental techniques used when painting with acrylics and leave with your own painted work on canvas.