Museum School

Make the Museum your classroom. Classes are subject to change based on state health guidelines. Class sizes are limited.

Winter Registration  


The City of Albuquerque uses a registration system called RecTrac. Create your new account now to save time when registration for classes open. Click this link and "Create an Account." You'll be set to register all your family members for this semester and the future. Need help using RecTrac?


* Museum members receive a 10 percent discount

No registration by telephone is accepted.


Details subject to change.

Additional Information:

  • Members receive a 10% discount. No multi child discounts available.
  • Refunds are provided up to two weeks before the class begins.
  • Due to the number of food allergies, no eating will be allowed in the classroom.
  • If your child needs accommodations to participate in the class, please let us know at least two (2) weeks in advance.
  • Museum School Winter Weather Policy: Please note that Museum cancels classes if the Albuquerque Public Schools (city) are closed. When Albuquerque Public Schools are on a two hour delay, Museum School morning classes will be cancelled. If the Museum cancels a class due to weather or illness, a make- up class date will be provided.

Albuquerque Museum seeks to enhance children's artistic and cultural development through year-round classes and workshops in art and history. Classes for all ages from preschool to seniors are offered at nominal fees so that they are available to all.

An image of participants in the Albuquerque Museum School.

Museum School Guide - What to Expect

AGES 6–10: Youth Studio ● $55-$70

Classes held at the Museum. Limited to seven students per class. Registration limited to one class per child.

Hecho a Mano (Made by Hand)

To coincide with the Albuquerque Museum’s newest exhibition, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism, this session will focus on indigenous aesthetics, surrealism, and the vibrant art traditions of Mexico. Projects will include a wire and clay calavera sculpture, an elaborate 3-D altar, a Sebastián-inspired puzzle, paper rebozos, a Carlos Mérida-inspired puppet, and a painted self-portrait, Frida Kahlo style. 

Thursdays, 1–3 p.m., 
February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1

Fridays 9:30–11:30 a.m. or 3–4:30 p.m., 
February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2 

Clay Remedy

The perfect antidote to hours on a computer is clay play! It has long been known that working with clay has therapeutic benefits such as connecting us to a more grounded, imaginative, and relaxed self. In this class children will use Fimo, self-drying, and paper clays to create a self-portrait, an abstract sculpture, a New Mexico landscape in relief, miniature magnetic pastries, beads, a monster menagerie, and clay animals.

Thursdays, 1–3 p.m.
April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

Fridays, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21

Fridays, 3–4:30 a.m.
April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21

Ages 4-5: Adventures in Art from Home: Take Home Kits ● $30

Get creative with your little one with these all-in-one kits. Included are four lessons and art supplies. Explore a different topic every month.

January: Ink and Roll
Unpredictable images of landscapes and creatures, fun ink rolling techniques, your nimble hands, and imagination will be all you need to embark on the Ink Adventure.

February: Clay Play
Clay Play will introduce various materials and basic building techniques while making tiles, animals, and coiled vessels.

March: The World of Sculpture and Structure
Shapes in action, painted, patterned or left plain will play major role in constructing a mini stage set, 3D portrait, abstract sculpture, and more.

All Ages: Family Art from Home ● FREE

Weekly projects using everyday items found around the home. Posted on the Museum’s website.


Ages up to 17: Teen Corner ● FREE

Get Inspired. Get Creative.

Make art anywhere at any time! Teen Corner is a resource for teen artists offered by Albuquerque Museum. Expand your art making abilities or try something entirely new. Browse video lessons that explore a variety of techniques, artist designed color pages, and creative exercises to keep your mind active.

Visit the Teen Corner

Teacher Bio

Ophelia Cornet was born and raised in Belgium to a family of artists and designers. She has been the lead art instructor at the Albuquerque Museum for the past 20 years. She also works in oil paint and photography, has illustrated a published children’s book, and creates art installations in the community. Ophelia’s love of children and belief in the positive power of creativity keep her classes inspired!