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Museum School

The Museum is our inspiration. Art classes for children ages 4 to 17 at Albuquerque Museum.

Museum School
Fall Classes begin September 11, 2019

Registration is Open. 

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* Museum members receive a 10 percent discount

No registration by telephone is accepted.

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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.
  • Makeup days will take place the week of December 9.
  • 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.

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.

Make the Museum your classroom.

Download our Fall 2019 flyer 


Thursdays, 10–11:30 a.m.

September 12, 19, 26, October 3
Mix and Match
Explore works of art from the real world to abstract while learning how to mix colors and master cutting.

October 10, 17, 24, 31
Things that Fly
This class will focus on 3D artwork from hot balloons to insects.

November 7, 14, 21, December 5
Playful Portraits
Visits through the gallery and sculpture garden will inspire our own portraits and self-portraits in a variety of mediums.

YOUTH STUDIO (Ages 6–14) $70

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

Friday, September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18
Saturday, September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19
Say “Cheese”
Young artists will create photographs of themselves using theatrical props and costumes to create characters which they will then use in their imagined stories. A wide assortment of techniques will be used to produce a one-of-a kind three dimensional theater and film still over this fun and inventive session.

Ages 6–10
Friday, October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, December 6
Saturday, October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, December 7
Wait…Who’s in that painting?
Back by popular demand! This class is a fun introduction to art history. Students will learn and copy the techniques of famous painters from Jean-Michel Basquiat to Frida Kahlo. Then they turn a photographic portrait into a replica of the masterpiece.

Ages 10–14
Fridays, 9:30–11:30 a.m.

Friday, September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18
Making Images
Participant will visit the exhibition A Past Rediscovered to learn about the history of photography and spark the imagination. They will dabble in various techniques such as pinhole photography, photo transfer, photo collage, sun prints, and photos printed onto textiles to name a few.

Friday, October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, December 6
You are a Masterpiece!
With an emphasis on women artists throughout history, this class is a fun introduction to art history! Students will learn and copy the techniques of different famous painters from Mary Cassatt to Marlene Dumas and turn their photograph portrait into a replica of a masterpiece.

TEEN AFTER HOURS (Ages 14–17) $75

Wednesdays, 4–6 p.m.
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6
Collaborate to design and build a large sculptural installation based on the theme of climate change. Assemble recycled materials and master the technique of making crepe paper flowers and vegetation. Teen After Hours is a creative and social setting where you have the opportunity to recharge from the busy week.


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.