Our philosophy places value on the process of creating art and learning to think and respond creatively. We provide an environment where students can explore other cultures through our outstanding collection of artworks from antiquities to contemporary art. Students will have the opportunity to try new materials and gain self-confidence. All youth, not just those with perceived talents, benefit from working with art materials and learning about self expression.
For information about youth scholarships, please visit our Scholarships page.
Youth and Teen Workshops
Pre-registration for classes and workshops and the extended day program is strongly suggested. Spaces are very limited and fill quickly! If you sign up for a morning and an afternoon class, be sure to add supervised lunch to your shopping cart, also an optional extended day program is available for students registering for either a morning or afternoon workshop, or both.
Three Ways to Register!
1. In Person: Register in person in the Higgins Education Wing, Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm
2. Mail: Download Sign Up Sheet and mail it to
Classes at Worcester Art Museum | 55 Salisbury Street | Worcester, MA 01609
3. Browse and/or Register Online by Age:
Ages 3-5 w/adult
These classes introduce young children to art materials and new experiences through studio activities, games, and stories. Required parent / guardian participation reinforces communication skills and assists children in developing motor skills. Shared and individual activites help children gain self-confidence as adults model life-long learning habits. These classes require one adult (guardian) per child enrolled.
Students are exposed to a broad range of ideas and art forms through medium-specific classes such as sculpture and painting, as well as through theme-based classes. Emphasis is on self-expression and experimentation.
Ages 8-10 & 11-13
Confidence in creativity and technical skills is strengthened through medium-specific courses. Projects focus on developing observational and technical skills as well as furthering the student's ability to think independently.
Projects and critiques continue to help develop technical skills and support the student's ability to make personal decisions about expression, style, and content. Assistance in developing a portfolio or selecting a class is available.
All materials are provided for all workshops.
Drop-Off and Pick-Up
All classes and workshops meet and depart from the Museum's Lancaster Street Lobby. Please accompany your children to and from the lobby each day. Children ages 3-13 will not be allowed to exit the building without the company of an adult.
Questions, Comments or Concerns?
Phone: 508.793.4333 or 508.793.4334