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Museum School - Fall 2018

The Museum is our inspiration. Art classes for children ages 4 to 15 at Albuquerque Museum.

Museum School Fall Art Classes (September to December 2018)

Art classes for children ages 4 to 15.


* Museum members receive a 10 percent discount

No registration by telephone is accepted.

Museum School Fall 2018 flyer

A limited number of scholarships are available; limited to one class per student.

Email the application to [email protected]

Or mail to:

Albuquerque Museum
attn: Education
2000 Mountain NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Explore famous artists, Japanese art forms and new materials and techniques. Make the Museum Your Classroom!

Preschool Adventures in Art (Ages 4 – 5) $60

Thursdays, 10 – 11:30 a.m. or 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Ink Play

Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4

Using black as well as colorful ink, young students will be encouraged to explore and express their creativity while embracing the element of surprise that this medium provides. Gyotaku (fish) prints, abstract paintings, town planning and fantastical creatures will be our subjects.

Let's Travel to Japan!

Oct. 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1

Together we'll explore Sumi-e, Japanese ink painting along with its expressive and versatile brush strokes. Following up on newfound painting skills, children will assemble Kokeshi dolls from the Edo period and practice colorful floral designs. Asian noodles will be transformed into colorful sculptures and large scale koi (carp) windsocks will be assembled.

Four Famous Artists

Nov. 8, 15, 29, Dec. 6

Each week a new artist will inspire our artmaking. Featured will be the landscapes of Claude Monet, cake paintings by Wayne Thiebaud, abstract works by Cy Twombly and the graffiti inspired works of Jean Michel Basquiat.

Youth Studios (Ages 6 – 10) $70

Saturdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. (Ages 6 – 10)

The Art of Asia Inspires

Saturday Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20

From traditional to contemporary, students will try their hand at painting, printing, gardening, puppet making, sculpting and creating figurines while taking risks and embracing happy mistakes.

Six Famous Artists

Saturday Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, Dec. 1, 8

The work of Susan Rothenberg, Robert Benavidez, Cy Twombly, Claude Monet, Wayne Thiebaud and Pablo Picasso will inspire students to make their own masterpieces. Piñatas, dogs and cakes are just some of the subjects we will explore along the way.

Youth Studios (Ages 10 – 15) $70

Fridays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Ink Studio

Friday Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19

In this class, there will be an emphasis on drawing and painting techniques with both black and colored inks. Gradation of tones, shading, crosshatching, the use of different nibs and ink washes will be perfected while creating landscapes, vehicles, animals and calligraphy to name a few.

Landscapes: 2D to 3D

Friday Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec. 7

A mash up of materials, from clay and sand to tissue paper and glue will dictate our exploration of landscape art in these six weeks. From New Mexico to Peru and from the present day to prehistoric times, students will learn to problem solve and explore the world around them through making art.


Ophelia Adelai Cornet is head art teacher and summer art coordinator 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.

Radka Apostalon was born in the Czech Republic and has been teaching at the museum for 11 years. Five 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.

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.