Classes


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.

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

Youth Classes


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.
Ages: 6-10; 11-15
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.

Youth Summer Camps


Calling all young art enthusiasts! Build on your love of art and making things, in Museum summer camps. Be inspired by the works of art at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Explore the exhibitions during fun-filled, interactive tours, and make your own creations in hands-on projects in the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio. Each class has a different focus and includes time for drawing in a personalized sketchbook. Sign up for one camp—or the entire series!

Photography
Explore the Museum campus inside and out—through the lens of a camera! Turn snapshots into art while examining photographs in the Museum’s Collection and the exhibition Paul Druecke: A Social Event Archive. Investigate your own childhood photos and re-create the fun. Share memories of special celebrations, then pose for a party you invent. Create a shared photo album with your class and swap your favorite prints. Digital cameras are provided for this class.
Schedule: TUES–FRI, JUNE 20–23, 2017
Ages: 6–10, 10:30 AM–12:30 PM
Pricing:$150/$100 Members

Ages: 11–15, 1:30–4:30 PM
Pricing:$200/$150 Members

Mixed-Media Art
Use all your senses as you delve into the mixed-media art in the exhibition Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy. Make art with supplies from your everyday life, and discover how to use found objects to tell your story. Paint with unusual pigments, and build sculptures using wood, tile, mirror, and other materials that are close to home.
Schedule: TUES–FRI, JUNE 27–30, 2017
Ages: 6–10, 10:30 AM–12:30 PM
Pricing:$150/$100 Members

Ages: 11–15, 1:30–4:30 PM
Pricing:$200/$150 Members

Painting and Drawing
Tour the Museum’s Collection and experiment with a variety of painting techniques—like scumbling and glazing. Stretch your own canvas, and then try out some of the tricks of the great masters. Create a still life, and work abstractly—making marks with watercolor while you experiment with scale.
Schedule: TUES–FRI, JULY 11–14, 2017
Ages: 6–10, 10:30 AM–12:30 PM
Pricing:$150/$100 Members

Ages: 11–15, 1:30–4:30 PM
Pricing:$200/$150 Members

What They Wore
How did people of the past get dressed? Take a special tour of the Museum’s Collection while learning all about fashion of the past! Discover the tools of the clothing design trade. Sketch your own designs on a classic croquis, then cut and construct an original costume using a sewing machine. No sewing experience necessary for this class!
Schedule: TUES–FRI, JULY 25–28, 2017
Ages: 6–10, 10:30 AM–12:30 PM
Pricing:$150/$100 Members

Ages: 11–15, 1:30–4:30 PM
Pricing:$200/$150 Members

Building with Clay
Take inspiration from sculptures and ceramic works in the Museum’s Collection and in the work of artist Rashid Johnson. Learn to build with clay using a variety of techniques, including pinch pot, coil, and slab building, plus using molds to create forms.
Schedule: TUES–FRI, AUG 1–4, 2017
Ages: 6–10, 10:30 AM–12:30 PM
Pricing:$150/$100 Members

Ages: 11–15, 1:30–4:30 PM
Pricing:$200/$150 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.

Adult Classes


Behind-the-Scenes at the Museum
Join museum educator Brigid Globensky and discover what happens behind the gallery walls as you learn about art conservation, storage, framing and exhibition design. Each of the four sessions is spent in a different area of the curatorial and design departments, not accessible to the public, learning from staff experts on what it takes to care for a world-class art collection.

Schedule: 4 Tuesdays: Mar 14 - Apr 4, 2-3 pm
Pricing: $90/$60 Member

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.