Expand your experience of the works in the Collection galleries through a variety of gallery-based classes. Our team of nationally recognized educators brings art history to life in dynamic art appreciation classes, and our studio artists are ready to equip you with the techniques used to create some of your favorite works of art—all while inspiring you to develop your own artistic style. There’s something to engage all ages and interests.

Youth and Family Classes

Youth Studio Class: Sketching in the Galleries

January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18
4:30–6 PM
Ages 6–10, 11–15
$170 Non-members/$115 Members

Dive into the newly re-installed permanent collection with your sketchbook in hand! Make sketches directly in front of works of art, and then use these drawings as starting points for projects in the the studio. Try painting, sculpture, and book-binding in this fun class.

Youth Studio Class: Adventures in the American Landscape

March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28
4:30–6 PM
Ages 6–10, 11–15
$170 Non-members/$115 Members

Explore the wilderness with painters from the Hudson River School in the Museum's feature exhibition, Nature and the American Vision. Paint landscapes of your own inspired by your favorite places, and learn to stretch a canvas. Look to the permanent collection to see how artists from many times and places think about landscapes.

Summer Art Camps

Calling all young art enthusiasts! Build on your love of art and making things, in Museum summer camps.

The Museum offers Youth Studio Classes in fall, winter, and spring, and Summer Art Camps starting in July.

Adult Classes

Looking at Art: What’s New in the Collection

Brigid Globensky, Senior Director of Education and Public Programs Join museum educator Brigid Globensky to fully discover the richness in a single work of art. Each of the four sessions is spent in the Museum galleries experiencing a piece that is new to the renovated permanent collection. Similar to a book discussion, these facilitated dialogues encourage the group to share close observations and reflections in order to gain confidence discussing works of art in the Museum.

$90/$60 Member

Schedule: 4 Tuesdays: Feb 16-March 8, 2-3 pm

Class Registration

To register for classes, call 414-224-3803. Class fees include supplies, unless otherwise noted, as well as admission to the Museum’s galleries on the day of each session. Registration closes five working days prior to class start date. If you cancel 24 hours prior to the first session of class, there is a cancellation fee of 50 percent of the price of the class. No refunds after class starts. Save on registration by becoming a Milwaukee Art Museum Member!

Sue Dunham Memorial Scholarship Fund

Scholarships are available for school-age students interested in pursuing art who are in need of financial assistance. Download the Sue Dunham Memorial Scholarship Fund application or call 414-224-3803 for details.

Join the Milwaukee Art Museum

Museum Membership includes free admission for one full year, discounts in the Museum Store and on all classes, and much more! Class gift certificates are now available to purchase. Call 414-224-3803 for details.