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Are you interested in experimenting with new media and art techniques in the museum? Join us!

We offer classes and workshops for teens during Family Festivals, in the summers, and on Saturdays throughout the year. Visit for a drop-in program, register for a Saturday workshop, or apply for a week-long summer program at the museum.

Saturday workshops combine gallery experiences with art making in the studio. These workshops are offered one Saturday each month, and topics change regularly based on artwork and exhibitions in the museum. Guided by a teaching artist, participants explore the galleries and then get the chance to create their own artworks in the studio using a wide variety of media and techniques, from traditional to digital.

Selected Saturdays, 11:00–4:00
$10 members, $12 nonmembers
Registration required; please click on the workshop links below to register and e-mail with questions.

February 13, 2016
Sculpt and Sketch 
Explore the exhibition Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions and experiment with drawing, printmaking, and sculpture to create your very own unique work. Register online!

April 9, 2016
Experimental Painting: Van Gogh's Bedrooms
Join us before hours for a special viewing of Van Gogh's Bedrooms followed by experimental painting in the studios.
Register online!  

May 14, 2016
Frame Up: Comics
Explore the museum with a teaching artist, looking for inspiration and experimenting with techniques to create your own comic story. 
Register online!  

June 11, 2016
Mixed Media: Portraits, Prints, and Paints
Get inspired by some masters of "portraiture" in the exhibition Van Dyck, Rembrandt, and the Portrait Print. Then use painting, sketching, and printmaking in the studios to create your version of a portrait.
Register online! 

Check out the Teen Programs Facebook page and Instagram to see photos from past workshops.