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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.


Feb 17, 2024
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! 


December 2 

Henry Moore Style Clay Menorahs and Sculptures  

Using New Mexico Clay’s awesome air-dry Sheepdog clay and tempera paints we will make surrealist sculptural tabletop pieces which can be used for seasonal celebrations or a year round décor. 


December 9 

Celestial Hanging Sculptures  

Inspired by Pearl in the Night Sky (Gallery 3), as well as its inspiration, we will make small hanging sculptures out of recycled materials, foil tape and ink.  


December 16 

Festive Garlands 

Deck the halls this holiday season by creating a festive hanging garland! String up something special using burlap, fabric, foil, ribbons, beads, and don't forget the bells!  


December 23 

Radiating Light 

Inspired by the work of Judy Chicago we will explore the use of bright colors and expressive lines with tempera paint and embroidery on canvas. Judy Chicago resides in Belen, New Mexico and the Albuquerque Museum houses several of her pieces. The New Museum in New York City is currently exhibiting a major retrospective of her work.  Join us in celebrating the work of this important feminist artist! 


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