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 Classes and Camps

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 Summer Art Camps beginning in June.

Winter Youth Studio Class: Drawing and Painting From Nature
Warm up your winter by studying tropical flora and fauna, as seen in the artworks in the exhibition Nature and Opulence: The Art of Martin Johnson Heade. Draw from extraordinary landscapes in the gallery, and then paint a vibrant place of your own! Sketch from live plants in the studio, and introduce animals to your scene. Learn to stretch a canvas and to mix a fantastic palette of colors.
Schedule: 6 Thursdays: 4:30-6 p.m.; January 19 - February 23
Pricing: $115 for Members, $170 for Non-Members

Spring Youth Studio Class: The Art of Ink: Printmaking and Posters
This spring, make artwork inspired by the exhibition How Posters Work. Practice the techniques that artists and designers from around the world use, while you develop your own print portfolio. Discover how the experts style and arrange words and images in posters to communicate a message, and then try designing for an imagined client. Use a printing press, learn to silkscreen, and learn from special guest designers from AIGA, the professional association for design.
Schedule: 6 Thursdays: March 30–April 6, April 20–May 11, 4:30–6 p.m.
Pricing: $115 for Members; $170 for Non-Members

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.

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!

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.