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Museum School

Make the Museum your classroom. Classes are subject to change based on state health guidelines. Class sizes are limited.

Winter Registration Coming Soon  


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.


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 two (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.

An image of participants in the Albuquerque Museum School. 

AGES 6–10: Youth Studio ● $55-$70

Classes held at the Museum. Limited to five students per class. Registration limited to one class per child.

Creatives around the World

In this class, we will promote cultural sensitivity and an appreciation of diversity through art-making techniques from around the world. We will watch short videos showing artists at work, while finding parallels within our own lives to create unique work. 

Thursdays, 1–3 p.m., 
January, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18

Fridays 9:30–11:30 a.m. or 3–4:30 p.m.,
January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19 

Hecho a Mano (Made by Hand)

To coincide with the Albuquerque Museum’s newest exhibition, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism, this session will focus on indigenous aesthetics, surrealism, and the vibrant art traditions of Mexico. Projects will include a wire and clay calavera sculpture, an elaborate 3-D altar, a Sebastián-inspired puzzle, paper rebozos, a Carlos Mérida-inspired puppet, and a painted self-portrait, Frida Kahlo style. 

Thursdays, 1–3 p.m., 
February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1

Fridays 9:30–11:30 a.m. or 3–4:30 p.m., 
February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2 

Ages 4-5: Adventures in Art from Home: Take Home Kits ● $30

Get creative with your little one with these all-in-one kits. Included are four lessons and art supplies. Explore a different topic every month.

All Ages: Family Art from Home ● FREE

Weekly projects using everyday items found around the home. Posted on the Museum’s website.


Ages up to 17: Teen Corner ● FREE

Get Inspired. Get Creative.

Make art anywhere at any time! Teen Corner is a resource for teen artists offered by Albuquerque Museum. Expand your art making abilities or try something entirely new. Browse video lessons that explore a variety of techniques, artist designed color pages, and creative exercises to keep your mind active.

Visit the Teen Corner

Teacher Bio

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.