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Museum School - Winter 2019

The Museum is our inspiration. Art classes for children ages 4 to 17 at Albuquerque Museum.

Museum School Winter Art Classes (January - April 2019)

Art classes for children ages 4 to 17.

Registration is open. 

The City of Albuquerque is using a new registration system called RecTrac. Create your new account now to save time when registration for classes open. Click this link and "Create an Account." You'll be set to register all your family members for this semester and the future!


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* Museum members receive a 10 percent discount

No registration by telephone is accepted.

Albuquerque Museum School flyer Winter 2018

A limited number of scholarships are available; limited to one class per student.

Email the application to [email protected]

Or mail to:

Albuquerque Museum
attn: Education
2000 Mountain NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Create collages, adorn your body, explore Museum masterpieces, and more. Make the Museum Your Classroom!


Wednesdays 4- 6 p.m.
January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13 or
February 20, 27, March 6, 20, 27, April 3

Join other art obsessed teens who want to create artwork enhancing their skills and challenging their comfort zones. In this class, projects evolve based on student discussions and interests and they provide choices to work independently and collectively. The option to have work photographed for your portfolio will be available. January’s class will kick off with a creative ice breaker exploring large scale paper maiche sculptures.


Thursdays, 10:00–11:30 a.m. or 1:00–2:30 p.m.


January 3, 10, 17, 24

Have you ever seen an ice cream sundae as tall as you? This session plays with the scale of everyday objects using paper, clay, paint and our imagination!


February 7, 14, 21, 28

Things you see in the sky will inspire colorful 2D and 3D art. Projects will emphasize the use of line and shape.


March 7, 21, 28, April 4

Young students will explore the beautiful and diverse cultures around the world through the ways they decorate their bodies. These adornments will inspire projects from paper Henna hands, to feathered headpieces and jewelry to name a few, while emphasizing the use of patterns.


April 11, 18, 25, May 2

In this class, young children will become expert collage artists using blue glue to create compositions that are both surreal and imaginative! Mosaic, photo montage and decoupage techniques will be in store.


Fridays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. (10-14) Fridays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Ages 6 – 9) Saturdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. (Ages 6 – 10)


Friday January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8
Saturday January 5, 12, 19, 26 February 2, 9

Explore how scale influences how you experience art. Using a wide range of art materials, techniques and inspiration, students will create one of a kind artworks that play on the idea of scale. Projects may include miniature shoes, enormous ice cream cones, mini piñatas and gigantic birds.


Friday February 15, 22, March 1, 8, 22, 29
Saturday February 16, 23, March 2, 9, 23, 30

The exciting artwork found in the Museum’s latest exhibition, Visions of the Hispanic World, will inform and inspire a wide range of art projects including medieval architecture maquettes, Spanish painting and the decorative arts of the Arab world.


Friday April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10
Saturday April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11

Together we will immerse ourselves in the exciting world of collage, photo montage, mosaic and decoupage using paper images, fabric and found objects. Students will view images from Man Ray, Hannah Hoch and local artists to find inspiration. Projects in this session will be done individually and collectively!
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Ophelia Adelai Cornet is head art teacher and summer art coordinator at the museum. She is forever inspired and delighted by her young art students. spontaneity and talent. Her teaching is complemented by her love of painting as well as ceramics, design, gardening and travel.

Radka Apostalon was born in the Czech Republic and has been teaching at the museum for 11 years. Five years ago, she found a passion for clay and has been exploring it as both an artist and teacher. Her teaching draws inspiration from the rich history of art and culture on two continents and sharing those findings with young creative students.

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.