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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.


Jul 27, 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! 

March 2

Moon Collage and Writing 
Inspired by the colorfully patterned work of Victor Moscoso and the writing of Helene Johnson in the Pearl of the Night Sky exhibition we will make another ode to the moon! Use floral paper and metallic paint to create a moon collage, add some poetic text throughout the piece to finish it off.  

Instructor: Shelly Korte

March 9

Stencil Gelli Prints 
Coast to Coast to Coast : Indigenous Art from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection is full of colors and patterns to draw from for our experimental stencil and print workshop. We will use (or make your own) stencils in combination with the fun and accessible Gelli plate technique.  Printing on black paper will enhance the boldness of your designs. 

Instructor: Shelly Korte

March 16

Awesome Angular Animals

Inspired by the style of Benjamin Chee Chee (Ojibwe)’s Untitled (Caribou) painting in Coast to Coast to Coast: Indigenous Art from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection but taking a look at the endangered animals endemic to our region we will learn about the animals so special to our area and draw their pictures using pencil, colored pencil and pen.

Instructor: Harley Kirschner


March 23

Spring Showers

Let’s welcome in spring with positivity. April showers bring May flowers, its only March so let’s bring our own rains in for a happy flowerful spring!

Instructor:  Remy Sinegal


March 30

Waterfowl Decoys

Inspired by the carved spruce Néhiyaw [Cree] Canada Goose Decoys in Coast to Coast to Coast: Indigenous Art from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection we will create our own waterfowl decoys using recycled materials, masking tape and papier mâché.

Instructor: Harley Kirschner


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