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. Art clubs are offered in fall and winter, and summer art camps are available starting in June.

For questions regarding class registration, email sarah.gerbasi@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!

Museum Membership includes discounts on all classes.

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Studio Class: Contemporary Painting

  • Register by February 9

  • $225/$150 Members

  • Scholarships available

Enroll your young artist in this special 6-week course that explores what defines a painting. Students will learn how to stretch their own canvas, paint with different acrylic mediums, and develop a playful body of work. They will experiment with contemporary painting techniques inspired by artworks in the 50 Paintings exhibition, tour the collection galleries, and connect with their creative peers.

2024 Summer art camps

  • Monday through Thursday

  • Ages 6–10, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

  • Ages 11–15, 2–4 p.m.

  • $165/$115 Members

  • Scholarships available

Calling all young art enthusiasts! Build on your love of art and making things in the Museum’s summer art camps. Explore the collection during fun-filled interactive tours, and craft your own creations in hands-on projects. Each camp has a different focus. Sign up for one or the entire series!

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 application or call 414-224-3837 for details.