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 starting in July.

Fall Youth Studio Class: Photography and Video
Explore the art museum through the lens of a camera! Students are provided with digital cameras to use in this exciting class. Create meaning using light, shadow and color. Discover a subject that inspires you. And collaborate with your classmates to make a short film.

Ages 6–10 and 11–15
Schedule: 5 Thursdays: 4:30-6 p.m.; October 20 - November 17
Pricing: $95 for Members; $140 for Non-Members

Winter Youth Studio Class: Drawing and Painting From Nature
Warm up your winter studying tropical flora and fauna seen in the artwork of Martin Johnson Heade. Draw from extraordinary landscapes in the gallery, then paint a vibrant place of your own! Sketch from live plants in the Studio, then introduce animals to your scene. Learn to stretch a canvas and mix a fantastic palette of colors.

Ages 6–10 and 11–15
Schedule: 6 Thursdays: 4:30-6 p.m.; January 19 - February 23
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.

Adult Classes

Looking at Art
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 exclusive to the permanent collection at the Milwaukee Art Museum. 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.

Schedule: 4 Tuesdays: Nov 1-Nov 22, 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.