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Museum School

Make the Museum your classroom. Class sizes are limited.

Registration for Fall Classes  

 

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* 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.
  • Refunds are available if requested at least two (2) weeks before the start date of class.
  • 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

Museum School – Fall 2021
Art classes for ages 4 to 14

Preschool Adventures in Art for Ages 4 to 5 and their Caregiver 

Preschool classes for the young child and their caregiver.

Shapes and Colors ($80)
September 15, 22, 29, October 6
Wednesdays, 1–2:30 p.m.

In this class, we will explore shapes, colors, the five senses, and our associations with them. We will take inspiration from our walks through the Albuquerque Museum’s gallery showing Another World: The Transcendental Painting Group. Soundscapes, movement, textures, abstract composition, and color-mixing fun are in store! Preschool class for the young child and their caregiver.

Portraits Play ($80)
October 13, 20, 27, November 3
Wednesdays, 1–2:30 p.m.

Develop observational skills and a sense of identity by creating portraits and self-portraits. Work in both 2-D and 3-D to create one-of-a-kind self-expressions. Together, we will practice our hand and eye coordination skills through printing, drawing, and painting. Preschool class for the young child and their caregiver.

Materials on Display ($80)
November 10, 17, December 1, 8
Wednesdays, 1–2:30 p.m.

Our theme in this session is exploring the feel and possibilities of different art materials and techniques, from yarn to tin to clay, with a variety of fun and easy projects. Preschool class for the young child and their caregiver.

Youth Studio Classes for Ages 6-10

Music and Visual Art ($85)
September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13
Wednesdays, 9:30–11:30 a.m.

Throughout time, music has influenced visual artists and the work they produce. We will turn back the clock to learn which musical styles influenced specific artists, while delving deeper into our own feelings and expressions to create a variety of projects. The relationship between music and art will be explored through clay, painting, and drawing.

Music and Visual Art ($70)
September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15
Fridays, 3-4:30 p.m.

Throughout time, music has influenced visual artists and the work they produce. We will turn back the clock to learn which musical styles influenced specific artists, while delving deeper into our own feelings and expressions to create a variety of projects. The relationship between music and art will be explored through clay, painting, and drawing.

Music and Visual Art ($85)
September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16
Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Throughout time, music has influenced visual artists and the work they produce. We will turn back the clock to learn which musical styles influenced specific artists, while delving deeper into our own feelings and expressions to create a variety of projects. The relationship between music and art will be explored through clay, painting, and drawing.

Fantastical Beasts ($85)
October 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8
Wednesdays, 9:30–11:30 a.m.

If the words basilisk, hydra, unicorn, mermaid, and Minotaur make your ears perk up, this class is for you! We will delve into stories of myth and folklore while exploring medieval bestiaries and all the potential that drawing techniques can bring to our wondrous beasts.

Fantastical Beasts ($70)
October 29, November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10
Fridays, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

If the words basilisk, hydra, unicorn, mermaid, and Minotaur make your ears perk up, this class is for you! We will delve into stories of myth and folklore while exploring medieval bestiaries and all the potential that drawing techniques can bring to our wondrous beasts.

Fantastical Beasts ($85)
October 30, November 6, 13, 20, December 4, 11
Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

If the words basilisk, hydra, unicorn, mermaid, and Minotaur make your ears perk up, this class is for you! We will delve into stories of myth and folklore while exploring medieval bestiaries and all the potential that drawing techniques can bring to our wondrous beasts.

Youth Studio Classes for Ages 10-14

Another World: Painting What We Feel ($85)
September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15
Fridays, 9:30–11:30 a.m.

In these six weeks, we will explore painting and drawing with the museum’s current exhibition, Another World: The Transcendental Painting Group, acting as our inspiration. Using soundscapes, music, and our associations with color and shape, we will learn various techniques to create colorful abstract compositions. These projects will resonate in a meaningful way while helping us learn more about ourselves

Surreal Installation: Weird and Kooky! ($85)
October 29, November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10
Fridays, 9:30–11:30 a.m.

Think Hieronymus Bosch meets Salvador Dalí and René Magritte with a New Mexico twist. Together we will explore design ideas for a mini art installation working both collectively and individually. Our projects will include wild imagined creatures, insects, and large 3-D cacti. We will look at some traditional New Mexican arts from the Museum’s art collection and re-imagine them for our modern-day times.

FALL INSTRUCTOR BIOS

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. opheliacornet.com

Harley Kirschner is a mixed media artist and art instructor. He has a passion for mixed media, incorporating many different techniques into each object he makes. Although his roots are in collage and painting, he has been exploring place-based art for over a decade with students and has created permanent installations on his own. This is where his passion for garden art comes in. In addition to creating magical worlds, Harley has a passion for textiles and is always exploring new techniques to enliven fabric.


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