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Make Albuquerque Museum your classroom! Art classes for children.

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* Museum members receive a 10 percent discount

No registration by telephone is accepted.

Museum School Summer 2020 images 

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.

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Families will be contacted with new class dates.

Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28, 10–11:30 a.m.
Thursdays, April 9, 16, 23, 30, 10–11:30 a.m.
POSTPONED: Mexico, My Neighbor (Ages 4–6)
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. $60

Thursdays, April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 1–3 p.m. (Ages 6–9)
Fridays, April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 1–3 p.m. (Ages 6–9)
Fridays, April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 9:30–11:30 a.m. (Ages 10–14)
Saturdays, April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 9:30–11:30 a.m. (Ages 6–10)
POSTPONED: 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. $70



Registration limited to one class per child

June 29–July 2
10–11:30 a.m. or 1–2:30 p.m.
Clay Play
From clay creatures to sculptures in four days! Get your skillful fingers and curiosity ready to explore shapes made with old techniques of pinching and coiling still used today. $65
Instructor: Radka Apostalon

July 21–24
10–11:30 a.m. or 1–2:30 p.m.
Face It!
In this class, we will explore self-portraiture through drawing, painting, print-making, and sculpture. The exhibition, Eye to I, will help fuel our imaginations and art-making, as we observe—in person—multiple interpretations of depicting the self in this timely display of self-portraits by a wide-range of well-known artists. Practicing Visual Thinking Strategies (a method of interpreting and discussing art with children) in the gallery throughout the class, students will truly reap the benefits of a museum-arts education. $65
Instructor: Rosy Poling

YOUTH STUDIO: AGES 6–10 or 11–14

June 1–5
Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. or 1:30–4 p.m.  (Ages 6–10)
It’s all about Animals
Examine animal themed artwork while creating your own animal—inspired works in a variety of media. Learn how to use shapes to draw animals, sculpt an animal with clay and make a print of your favorite animal. $125
Instructor: Ophelia Adelai Cornet

June 8–12
Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. or 1:30–4 p.m. (Ages 6–10)
Toys and Games
Make your own summer fun by creating homemade toys and games. In this class you will create piñatas, recycled African toys, Japanese paper toys, and board games. Take them home and try them out for hours of fun.  $125
Instructor: Ophelia Adelai Cornet

June 15–19
Monday–Friday, 9:30–12 p.m. (Ages 6–10)
Monday–Friday, 1:30–4 p.m. (Ages 11–14)
The World of Clay
The ancient art form reinvented by you! This year the inspiration comes from the ceramists from Italy, United Kingdom and the Native tribes of North America who played with 2D and 3D perspectives. Create sculptures, vessels, and more using old forming techniques of pinching, coiling and slab building. $125
Instructor: Radka Apostalon

June 22–26
Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. or 1:30–4 p.m. (Ages 6–10)
The Magic of Ink
Calligraphy, simple dots, or rolling the ink on a blank sheet of paper—expect the unexpected in collage making, structure building, or anything in between. $125
Instructor: Radka Apostalon

July 6-10
Monday–Friday, 9:30–12 p.m. (Ages 6–10)
Monday–Friday, 1:30–4 p.m. (Ages 11–14)
Block and Covers: Your Story
Cave art, medieval manuscripts, finger printing, and works of the world-renowned artists could be the inspiration in this book making class. A variety of materials for the front covers will be used in the process including foil, clay, and printing foam along with your original story telling. $125
Instructor: Radka Apostalon

July 13–17
Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. or 1:30–4 p.m. (Ages 6–10) 
Get Ready for the Stage
Explore costume design. Pick your favorite character from a story that we will read in class. Create sculptural shoes, hats, eye pieces, masks, Elizabethan collars, and other accessories that reflect your character’s personality. $125
Instructor: Kimberly Humphries

Instructor Bios

Radka Apostalon was born in the Czech Republic and has been teaching at the Museum for over a decade. A number of years ago, she found a passion for clay and has been exploring it as both an artist and teacher. Her teaching draws inspiration from the rich history of art and culture on two continents and sharing those findings with young creative students.

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.

Kimberly Humphries is a ceramic artist and teacher who is dedicated to sharing the joy of art with her students through play, discovery, and individual expression. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, hiking, reading, and time with her family

Rosy Poling has been an art teacher with Albuquerque Public Schools for 22 years, 17 of those as an itinerant, elementary art teacher, and five as a visual art resource teacher for the district. As a color-centered painter, printmaker, and sculptor, Rosy thoroughly enjoys exploring all of these creative avenues with children and looks forward to working with your young artists!