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    Creative fun, all year-long!

    The Worcester Art Museum Studio Art Program has a long history of introducing children of all ages to the world of art. Our young students explore the Museum, try new materials, and benefit from working with professional artists and educators. As they build their skills, they gain a sense of confidence and a deeper appreciation for art. All youth, not just those with perceived talent, benefit from our Program. Class materials are provided.

    Tips for Picking the Right Class

    If you need assistance selecting a class, please call 508.793.4333 or email us at transactions@worcesterart.org for a personal consultation. We would be happy to assist.

    For information about youth scholarships, please visit our Scholarships page.

    Feb Fun 2017

    Feb Fun: Tell me a Story

    February 21-24, 2017
    Let your child's imagination run wild with colors, shapes-and more-inspired by the exhibition KAHBAHBLOOOM: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley. These fun, hands-on workshops for youth and teens include gallery visits and exploring new art techniques in the studios. Two and four hour workshops available.

    Learn more


    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:

    age 3 to 5

    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.

    Browse / register courses Ages 3-5 w/adult

    age 5 to 7

    Ages 5-7 

    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.

    Browse / register for courses Ages 5-7

    age 8 to 10

    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.

    Browse / register for courses Ages 8-10

    Browse / register for courses Ages 11-13

    age 14 to 17

    Ages 14-17 

    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.

    Browse / register for courses Ages 14-17

    More Info


    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?

    Email: transactions@worcesterart.org
    Phone: 508.793.4333 or 508.793.4334