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Education Classes and Camps

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 Art Clubs in fall and winter, and Summer Art Camps beginning in June.

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!

Sue and Mike Dunham Scholarship Fund

Scholarships are available for school-age students interested in pursuing art who are in need of financial assistance. Fill out the Sue and Mike Dunham Scholarship Fund application or call 414-224-3837 for details.

Summer Art Camps—Online

Join other young artists online to learn about and make art, in a supportive atmosphere. Go on virtual tours of the Milwaukee Art Museum’s collection, followed by art lessons led live by our team of educators. You provide the creativity, a computer or tablet, and a table for making art. Camps are taught on Google Classroom and Zoom; internet service is required. The class fee includes a kit with all the art supplies you’ll need.


Monday–Thursday, June 21–24 (4 sessions) | $165/$115 Member
Ages 6–10 | 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Ages 11–15 | 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Explore painting techniques (and your creativity!) in tempera paints. Draw inspiration from paintings in the Museum’s collection and the feature exhibition Americans in Spain. Discover what influenced painters throughout history to create beautiful landscapes, expressive portraits, and imaginative abstracts; then turn your sketches and ideas into paintings on paper and canvas. Supply kits will include a sketchbook, tempera paints, brushes, and a variety of painting surfaces. Price includes a painting kit.

Mixed Media

Monday–Thursday, July 19–22 (4 sessions) | $165/$115 Member
Ages 6–10 | 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Ages 11–15 | 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Clay, wood, paint, fabric, and metal—all these materials and more are what we will use to make our art. Inspired by works featuring animals in the Museum’s folk and self-taught art collection, let your creativity run wild as you collage and sculpt different materials together and add to our online “zoo.” Supply kits will include a sketchbook, air-dry clay, paint, fabric, and other assorted materials. Students will be encouraged to collect objects from around the house to add to their art. Price includes a supply kit.


Monday–Thursday, August 9–12 (4 sessions) | $165/$115 Member
Ages 6–10 | 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Ages 11–15 | 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Create functional and fanciful objects in clay! Explore ceramic art through history, looking at ancient to contemporary examples in the Museum’s collection. Learn timeless techniques for hand building with clay, such as coil, slab, and pinch methods—and innovate upon them! Make containers, practice modeling portraits, and sculpt animals. Supply kits will include a sketchbook, air-dry clays, and a set of sculpting tools. Price includes a clay sculpting kit.

Class Information

For questions regarding class registration, email dianne.choie@mam.org. Registration closes ten working days prior to class start date. At that point, there is a cancellation fee of 50% of the price of the class. No refunds after class starts. Save on registration by becoming a Milwaukee Art Museum Member!