Ride west of the Mississippi with us for a week of dust and dreams. Learn about the lives of Native Americans, see original artifacts and enjoy majestic scenery of the west with paintings by Albert Bierstadt and Georgia O’Keeffe. In the studio use clay to make your own vessels, create new folklore narratives inspired by mysterious effigy figures and design textile patterns through weaving and printmaking techniques.

Signing up for both a morning and afternoon session? Don’t forget to register for Supervised Lunch, sold separately. Want to extend your child’s day until 4:45 pm? Register for Late Pick Up, sold separately.


Ticket Information

Before registering for classes, please review Program Information and Policies.

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

Ticketing Policies


About the Instructor

Melanie Blood graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2010. She continued her education at Tufts University in affiliation with The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, receiving a Master of Arts in Teaching Visual Arts in 2011. She is currently teaching 3D art at a large urban high school south of Boston. Melanie is also a working artist and will be attending an artist residency program in Barcelona, Spain this summer. Melanie has taught at the Museum of Fine Arts for the past six summers.