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Registration for Summer Art Camp classes​​ is open. Class sizes are limited to 5 students. Make the Museum your summer classroom!

Registration is Open Now  


The City of Albuquerque uses a 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. Need help using RecTrac?


* Museum members receive a 10 percent discount

No registration by telephone is accepted.

Museum School Summer 2020 images 

Details subject to change.

Additional Information:

  • Members receive a 10% discount. No multi child discounts available.
  • Refunds are provided up to two weeks before the class begins.
  • 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 2 weeks in advance.
  • Museum School Winter Weather Policy: Please note that Museum cancels classes if the Albuquerque Public Schools (city) are closed. When Albuquerque Public Schools are on a two hour delay, Museum School morning classes will be cancelled. 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.

Download our Summer Art Camp 2020 flyer

Download Summer Classes: What to Expect


Ages 4 – 6 • $20
Each kit includes four lessons and materials.

Clay Play – Register Now!
From clay creatures to sculptures in four days! Get your skillful fingers and curiosity ready to explore shapes made with old techniques of pinching and coiling still used today.
Instructor: Radka Apostalon

Family Fun – Coming Soon
Join us as we explore family through 3-D Family Portraits, your own mixed-media Family Picture, and a colorful clay Family-Connections Beaded Necklace. We will be inspired by pop artist and sculptor, Marisol, author and illustrator of the children's book Family Pictures, Carmen Lomas Garza, and, of course, our own imaginations and family life.
Instructor: Rosy Poling



Make the Museum your summer classroom!


Ages 6 – 10 or 11 – 14 • $125
Limited to 5 students per class.
Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1:30 – 4 p.m.

July 6 – 10 (ages 6 – 10)
The Magic of Ink
Calligraphy, simple dots, or rolling the ink on a blank sheet of paper – expect the unexpected in collage making, structure building, or anything in between.
Instructor: Radka Apostalon

July 13 – 17
9:30 – 12 p.m. (ages 6 – 10)
1:30 – 4 p.m. (ages 11 – 14)
Block and Covers: Your Story
Cave art, medieval manuscripts, finger printing, and works of the world renowned artists could be the inspiration in this book making class. A variety of materials for the front covers will be used in the process including foil, clay, and printing foam along with your original story telling.
Instructor: Radka Apostalon

July 20 – 24 (ages 6 – 10)
Travel the World!
Let's explore famous artists from around the world! In this class, we will examine different art movements and the styles and ideas behind them. Students will create Klimt Dog Portraits and Picasso "Ceramic" Creatures using a variety of mediums. Let's Go!
Instructor: Kimberly Humphries

Artist Bios

Radka Apostalon was born in the Czech Republic and has been teaching at the Museum for over a decade. A number of 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.

Rosy Poling has been an Art Teacher with Albuquerque Public Schools for 22 years, 17 of those as an Itinerant, Elementary Art Teacher, and five as a Visual Art Resource Teacher for the district. As a color-centered painter, printmaker, and sculptor, Rosy thoroughly enjoys exploring all of these creative avenues with children and looks forward to working with your young artist(s)!

Ophelia Adelai Cornet is head art teacher 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.

Kimberly Humphries is a ceramic artist and teacher who is dedicated to sharing the joy of art with her students through play, discovery, and individual expression. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, hiking, reading, and time with her family.