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Museum School - SUMMER 2018

The Museum is our inspiration. Summer art classes for children ages 4 to 14 at Albuquerque Museum.

Museum School Summer Art Camp (June & July 2018)

Art classes for children ages 4 to 14. Make the Museum your summer classroom.

* Museum members receive a 10% discount

No registration by telephone is accepted.

Museum School Summer Art Camp 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 Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104


(Registration limited to one class per child)

Monday-Friday, 10-11:30 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m.

Little Explorers: Mexico

June 18-22
South of the border lies a colorful world rich in handcrafts and folk art. Small hands will have a go at mini ceramics – famous in Michoacán, and Otomi bark paintings – a 3D tree of life, as well as masks and a finger puppet shrine. Spanish vocabulary, stories and treats will complement the art activities. Instructor: Ophelia Adelai Cornet

Little Explorers: China

July 9-13
Young students will explore China’s great history through stories, art and play! In this class they will make “Ming ware” noodle bowls, wax paper lanterns, ancient paper scrolls and Chinese dragon sculptures. Instructor: Kimberly Humphries


YOUTH STUDIO: AGES 6-10 or 8-12 • $100

Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1:30-4 p.m.

Ageless Clay (6-10)

June 4-8
Explore the history and techniques of pottery through time and around the world. This class will take students on an imaginary trip to Medieval and Bronze Age Europe, Africa and present day Native America to create their own clay works inspired by their journeys. Instructor: Radka Apostalon

Adornment: From Clothing to Jewelry (8-12)

June 11-15
Sometimes, we want to remind ourselves that there is beauty in the world. What better way to do that than creating adornments? Personal embellishments will be imagined and constructed to challenge our ideas of beauty. Our inspiration will be borrowed from all corners of the globe and from viewing the Museum’s current exhibition of jewelry made in New Mexico. Instructor: Ophelia Adelai Cornet

Art from Japan: Calligraphy to Anime (6-10)

June 25-29 
This class will take a look at the exciting contemporary art coming out of Japan while also studying its masters. Learn the art of calligraphy, design a kimono textile, create a mishima clay tablet, kabuki theatre masks, Zen garden paintings and an anime comic book. Instructor: Kimberly Humphries

Extraordinary Architecture (Ages 6-10)

July 23-27
Enjoy five days of playful creation exploring the magical world of architects Antoni Gaudi and Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Fascinated by nature, they designed imaginative buildings that look like they belong in a fairy tale. Create fantasy landscapes, a 3D cityscape, “personalized windows” and more. Instructor: Micaela Seidel


YOUTH STUDIO: AGES 9-14 • $225 • New, full day class!

Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Like a Director: Exploring the Fantasy World of Patrick Nagatani

July 16-20
Through his photographs, artist Patrick Nagatani orchestrated a fantasy world of imagined cultures and staged archeological excavations. Inspired by his work, students will craft their own fantasy stories and make them come to life through collage, clay objects, drawings, self-portraits and maps. Visits to Museum’s storage vault and galleries will be part of the class experience as we explore some of Nagatani’s signature techniques. Bring a sack lunch. Instructor: Ophelia Adelai Cornet 


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.

Kimberly Humphries holds a B.F.A. in ceramics from Tyler School of Art. She is committed to sharing art with children to expand their self-expression, confidence and individuality. She is currently an assistant and teacher at Albuquerque Museum and is also working with students at Dolores Gonzales Elementary to create a large clay mural at the school. She also enjoys playing the piano, hiking and family time.

Micaela Seidel is an experienced visual and teaching artist who works at multiple community venues in Albuquerque. She works with children of all ages to banish their fears of making art. In her work she also seeks to foster awareness of the interconnection of all creation. Micaela’s main artistic interests are book, paper and the print arts.


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.