MFA Studio Art Classes for Teens ages 12–14 and 15–18

The Museum of Fine Arts offers studio art classes taught by experienced educators who are also professional artists. Students are invited to question, explore, experiment, and solve problems as they create and interact with art. The Museum’s collections provide an unparalleled opportunity to study the processes of artists past and present from a variety of cultural perspectives. Class sizes are limited to ensure that students of all levels benefit from these experiences. Classes are offered year round!

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Class Options

Academic Year: Weekend Classes

During the fall, winter, and spring, teen classes are held on Saturdays and one-day workshops on Sundays. Classes meet once a week for ten weeks or attend a one-day workshop. Introduce yourself to the fundamentals of drawing, or work with a variety of materials to create your first installation art. Practice various approaches to figure drawing or learn the basics in animation. Learn how material, form, and space define sculpture. Whether you are new to art or advanced in your skills and seeking a creative challenge, Studio Art Classes is a fun way to explore the medium, improve your technique, and meet other art enthusiasts!

Summer Weekly Teen Intensives

The Summer Teen Studio Intensives are four- and five-day, morning and afternoon courses in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, fashion drawing and more. Classes are taught by experienced educators who are also professional artists.  Please note that registration for summer classes ends at 12 pm the Friday before the class is scheduled to start.

School Vacation Week Intensives

The School Vacation Week Classes are four-day intensives in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, fashion drawing and more. Classes run Tuesday-Friday of both February and April school vacation weeks, with each morning and afternoon course focusing on a specific art medium.

Classes are taught by experienced educators who are also professional artists. Students are invited to question, explore, experiment, and solve problems as they create and interact with art. The Museum’s collections provide an unparalleled opportunity to study the processes of artists past and present from a variety of cultural perspectives.

Sign your child up for just the morning, just the afternoon or have them come for both morning and afternoon sessions! We also offer supervised lunch and late pickup options to extend your child’s fun at the Museum. (Please note that all children 14 or younger must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older at all times within the Museum)

About Studio Art Classes

About the Instructors

Our instructors are a group of experienced educators and professional artists coming from a variety of places and perspectives.

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Information and Policies

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Information and Policies

Contact Us

If you have questions or would like more information, please call the MFA Studio Art Classes staff at 617-369-3295 or e-mail us at artclasses@mfa.org.

For registration questions, you may also call the box office at 1-800-440-6975.