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Make the Museum Your Classroom! Museum School – Winter 2020 • Art classes for children ages 4 to 17 at Albuquerque Museum.

Museum School
Winter Classes 

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* Museum members receive a 10 percent discount

No registration by telephone is accepted.

Albuquerque Museum School Winter 2020 flyer JPG 

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 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.

Download our Winter 2020 flyer


Tuesdays, 10–11:30 a.m. or Thursdays, 10–11:30 a.m.

Tuesdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28
Thursdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30
Puppet Making
Inspired by gallery visits to The Jim Henson Exhibition, young students will learn fun and easy puppet-making techniques.

Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 18, 25
Thursdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27
A Puppet Story
Along with making some puppets, this class will focus on a large-scale puppet theater, scenery, and storytelling, culminating in a group puppet show.

Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24
Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Spring Has Sprung
Mushrooms, birds, and flowers will inspire a colorful world for students where intuition and exploration are encouraged.

Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28
Thursdays, April 9, 16, 23, 30
Mexico, My Neighbor
Students will learn about and draw inspiration from this country of artists and craftsmen, learning to make piñatas, clay birds, tigre (jaguar) masks and miniature clay markets.



Thursdays or Fridays 1–3 p.m. (Ages 6–9)
Fridays 9:30–11:30 a.m. (Ages 10–14)
Saturdays, 9:30–11:30 a.m. (Ages 6–10)

Thursdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13
Fridays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14
Saturdays, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15
Cheer the Puppeteer
Finding inspiration in The Jim Henson Exhibition, students will create a myriad of puppets including sock puppets, rod puppets, shadow puppets, finger puppets, marionettes, and more. Children will devise story lines and characters for their puppets and the class will culminate in mini theater presentations.

Thursdays, February 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Fridays, February 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27
Saturdays, February 22, 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28
Nature Unfolds
Organic lines and shapes found in nature will be the common thread throughout this session. We will study the abstract painter Hilma af Klint, art movements such as Art Nouveau, and their influence across decades in architecture, illustrations, and the decorative arts. Using the Museum's new poster exhibition, Dreams Unreal as our launching point, students will create large and small works in a variety of materials.

Thursdays, April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14
Fridays, April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15
Saturdays, April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16
Creatives around the World
In this class, we will promote cultural sensitivity and an appreciation of diversity through art-making techniques from around the world. We will watch short videos showing artists at work, while finding parallels within our own lives to create unique work.



Wednesdays, 4–6 p.m.

February 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25
Music Inspires
Drawing inspiration from our favorite music, our senses, and an intuitive process, teens will explore the connection between emotions, color, line, and composition. Special guest and editor of Zephyr Magazine will work with students to pair their individual artwork with graphic design elements to create a large rock poster and one-of-a-kind music album cover. Bring in your favorite tunes to share!



Ophelia Adelai Cornet is head art teacher at the Museum. She is forever inspired and delighted by her young art students' spontaneity and talent. Her teaching is complemented by her love of painting as well as ceramics, design, gardening and travel.