Family Art Workshops

Stop by the Albuquerque Museum School during your visit to make an art project. We welcome families to the Museum with weekly opportunities to get creative together.


Apr 08, 2023
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM


Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104


All ages will enjoy our family art projects. Work on a new project each week. Try your hand working with a variety of art mediums — all materials supplied. Child and grown-up friendly! 

April 1

Crazy Hats

Celebrate April Fool’s Day with a fun hat crafting project using paper and masking tape! Add colorful paint, wire, buttons and more to make your own customized creation.

April 8

Floral Paintings

Join us in painting flower bouquet still lifes inspired by the new Flora exhibit at the museum. A wonderful way to welcome Spring in Albuquerque!

April 15

Watercolor Character Scenes

Using bleeding tissue paper, watercolors and permanent pens we will create out of this world characters and lands inspired by local artist Suzan Weeks, whose playful watercolor paintings can be found in the Arts Thrive exhibition (Gallery 7) through April 16!

April 22

Floral Monoprints

A monoprint is a quick painting, usually done in block printing ink that is then printed one or more times. Find inspiration from the range of styles in the Gallery 3 exhibition, Flora. Here, I was inspired by John Sommers lithograph, Desert Flower II (#3/9)

April 29

Black and White Designs

Create a nature inspired design after Helen Hardin's work in the Indigenous Art, Culture, and Community exhibit. Use black and gray makers with black ink to bring your illustration to life.


Meet Your 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.


Workshops are included with paid admission. General admission: $3–$6. Purchase tickets to Albuquerque Museum in person or online at HOLD MY TICKET

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Family Art Workshops

Family Art Workshops


Elizabeth Becker