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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 2022

Make art this summer with other young artists! Look closely at the art in the Museum’s collection and exhibitions, learn about new materials and techniques, and explore your creativity. We’re offering multiple sessions of our most popular themes and a virtual option.


Painting

Visit paintings in the Museum’s collection, learning how painters throughout history used elements of line, shape, and color to capture what they saw and express what they felt. Sketch in front of works of art, and develop your ideas using water-based paints on paper and canvas board.

Session 1: In-Person

Monday–Thursday, June 20–23 (4 sessions) | $165/$115 Member

Ages 6–10, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

At capacity

Ages 11–15, 2–4 p.m.

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Session 2: In-Person

Monday–Thursday, July 11–14 (4 sessions) | $165/$115 Member
Please note: Session 2 is a repeat of Session 1.

Ages 6–10, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

At capacity

Ages 11–15, 2–4 p.m.

Register now »

Fill out this form to be placed on a waitlist.


Poster Design

Gather inspiration from French posters of the past in the Always New: The Posters of Jules Chéret exhibition, as well as more contemporary advertisements in the Museum’s design galleries. Explore image, text, and fanciful scenes in drawing, painting, and collage to create a unique array of small and large posters.

Session 1: In-Person

Monday–Thursday, July 18–21 (4 sessions) | $165/$115 Member

Ages 6–10, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

At Capacity

Ages 11–15, 2–4 p.m.

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Session 2: Online

Monday–Thursday, July 25–28 (4 sessions) | $165/$115 Member
Please note: Session 2 is a repeat of Session 1, with adaptations for online learning.

Go on virtual tours of the Always New: The Posters of Jules Chéret exhibition and the Museum’s design collection, followed by art lessons led live by our team of educators, all from home. You provide the creativity, a computer or tablet, and a table for making art. Camps are taught on Zoom; internet service is required. The class fee includes a kit with all the art supplies you’ll need.

Ages 6–10, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

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Ages 11–15, 2–4 p.m.

Register now »

Fill out this form to be placed on a waitlist.


Sculpture

Spend time in the galleries exploring the many ways sculptors create in three dimensions, making sketches along the way. Check out animals made from found objects, a wall of unusual chairs, and monumental abstract forms. Experiment with a variety of methods and materials, including hand-building with air-dry clay and constructing with mixed-media.

Session 1: In-Person

Monday–Thursday, August 1–4 (4 sessions) | $165/$115 Member

Ages 6–10, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

At capacity

Ages 11–15, 2–4 p.m.

Register now »

Session 2: In-Person

Monday–Thursday, August 8–11 (4 sessions) | $165/$115 Member
Please note: Session 2 is a repeat of Session 1.

Ages 6–10, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

At capacity

Ages 11–15, 2–4 p.m.

At capacity

Fill out this form to be placed on a waitlist.


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!