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Museum School

Make the Museum your classroom. Class sizes are limited.

  

 

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* Museum members receive a 10 percent discount

No registration by telephone is accepted.

[2/23/2022] Masks are optional in the Museum classroom. We encourage those who prefer to wear masks to continue doing so. Staff will no longer conduct wellness checks. If your child is exhibiting symptoms or has been exposed to someone with COVID 19, do not bring them to class. We continue to follow the CDC guidelines regarding symptoms and exposure at the link below.

CDC Quarantine Guidelines


Additional Information:

  • Members receive a 10% discount. No multi child discounts available.
  • 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 City of Albuquerque closes. When the City of Albuquerque is on a two hour delay, Museum School morning classes will begin one hour later. 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.

 

MUSEUM SCHOOL SUMMER ART CAMP — Art classes for children ages 3 – 14

Make the Museum your summer classroom!


ADVENTURES IN ART! AGES 3 – 6 • $65.00

Classes for the young child and their caregiver.

The Wonderful Life of Paper (Ages 3-6 with caregiver)

July 5-8, Tuesday – Friday from 10–11:30 a.m.

Paper is an important part of our everyday lives. It also presents hidden potentials as a transformable art material that contributes to out-of-the-ordinary possibilities for artmaking. In this class, inspired by the exhibit, Papercentric, children and their caregivers will play with different ways to manipulate paper to create sculptural forms, explore how to make our own paper, and create with beautiful papers for collage and bookmaking. Through all these possibilities we will uncover the rich and wonderful life of paper. Limited to 6 children and their caregivers. Fee: $65.00
Instructor: Gigi Yu

The Wonderful Life of Paper (Ages 3-6 with caregiver)

July 5–8, Tuesday – Friday from 1–2:30 p.m.

Paper is an important part of our everyday lives. It also presents hidden potentials as a transformable art material that contributes to out-of-the-ordinary possibilities for artmaking. In this class, inspired by the exhibit, Papercentric, children and their caregivers will play with different ways to manipulate paper to create sculptural forms, explore how to make our own paper, and create with beautiful papers for collage and bookmaking. Through all these possibilities we will uncover the rich and wonderful life of paper. Limited to 6 children and their caregivers. Fee: $65.00
Instructor: Gigi Yu

YOUTH STUDIO: Ages 6-14

Imaginary Realms (Ages 6–10)

July 25–29, Monday–Friday, 9:30–11:30 a.m.

Taking cues from artists in the Museum collection including Max Leroy Anderson, Ho Baron and Eddie Dominquez, students will create portals to imaginary worlds using wood, foil and collage. We will experiment with various paints, stamp techniques, foil embossing and gilding. In this class students will focus on one large piece (with additional smaller pieces for sampling techniques) and finish with an outdoor installation. Limited to 12 students. Fee: $100.00
Instructor: Harley Kirschner

Imaginary Realms (Ages 6–10)

July 25–29, Monday –Friday, 1– 3 p.m.

Taking cues from artists in the Museum collection including Max Leroy Anderson, Ho Baron and Eddie Dominquez, students will create portals to imaginary worlds using wood, foil and collage. We will experiment with various paints, stamp techniques, foil embossing and gilding. In this class students will focus on one large piece (with additional smaller pieces for sampling techniques) and finish with an outdoor installation. Limited to 12 students. Fee: $100.00
Instructor: Harley Kirschner



Youth Classes for Ages 8-10

Let's Make a Movie! (Ages 8–10)

July 18–22, Monday–Friday, 9:30–11:30 a.m.

If kids can use a smart phone or tablet to watch movies, they can also use the device to create movies. In this stop motion animation filmmaking workshop, students will plan, film, edit, and share an original stop action film. We'll use a free app called Stop Motion Studio to develop a set, create characters, and bring a story to life with images and sound using the Albuquerque Museum Sculpture Garden and Galleries. The course will close with a mini film festival that families are invited to attend. Limited to 12 students. Fee: $100.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Kunz

Let's Make a Movie! (Ages 8–10)

July 18–22, Monday –Friday, 1–3 p.m.

If kids can use a smart phone or tablet to watch movies, they can also use the device to create movies. In this stop motion animation filmmaking workshop, students will plan, film, edit, and share an original stop action film. We'll use a free app called Stop Motion Studio to develop a set, create characters, and bring a story to life with images and sound using the Albuquerque Museum Sculpture Garden and Galleries. The course will close with a mini film festival that families are invited to attend. Limited to 12 students. Fee: $100.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Kunz

 


MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

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.

Michelle (Shelly) Korte is a multimedia artist- painting, drawing, sculpting, collaging, writing, printmaking, and performing. She is fascinated by the ways in which ecology, industry and ceremony interest - defining the role of humans as animals, consumers, and healers. As a curious traveler and investigator, Shelly has taught and shown her work around the world for over 20 years. As an educator, she also allows art to be a conduit of self-inquiry, expression, and problem solving. She has lived in the Manzano Mountains of Tijeras, NM with her young son since 2014 where she has been growing a creative, communal arts and healing space.

Landis Pulido is an artist, educator, and healing justice practitioner who believes in co-creating a learning environment which strives to meet each community member where they are. Through the lens of Popular Education, she works towards co-creating an inclusive and safe environment. She believes in bringing in the breath, movement and healing into the arts, and creative space to invite wholeness and imagination.

Elizabeth Scott Kunz is a bilingual educator with a passion for arts integration. During her twenty plus years at Albuquerque Public Schools, she has taught grades 2 – 8, served as an instructional coach, and an arts integration resource teacher. Elizabeth works as a teaching artist with The Santa Fe Opera and the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. With a background in drama, dance, and film, she designs and facilitates workshops for students and educators including, “Let’s Make a Movie: Sharing Our Stories in the Digital Age.” Elizabeth is committed to putting cameras in the hands of children and helping people of all ages share their stories!

Gigi Schroeder Yu, PhD is an assistant professor in art education in the art department at the University of New Mexico. She has over 20 years of experience teaching art with young children to adults in community settings, museums, and public-school classrooms. The early learning programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy and their deep respect for children’s artistic languages inspire her creative work and research. Gigi’s work with young children inspires her to see her own artistic practices in new ways.


 

 


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

 

Details subject to change.