Ages 3–5

Self Portraits
Explore self–portrait and portrait paintings throughout the Museum’s galleries.
Art Activity: Create a portrait of yourself using cut out paper. Create one for your grown–up, too!
Instructor: Kara Stokowski

Ages 6–8

Art as Process: Experiments and Outcomes
What does it mean to be an artist? What is an experiment and what can we learn from them? Take a closer look artwork created by artists who have used unusual materials and experimental techniques.
Activity: Marbling paper with liquid watercolor and shaving cream
Instructor: Sarah Pollman

Ages 9–11

Identity: Highlights of the MFA
Explore the galleries to discover some of the MFA’s most well–known objects.
Activity: Discuss the beginnings of art history and create our own version of cave paintings using paint, brown paper, chalk, and water.
Instructor: Barrett Grizzard


Horizon Lines
Discover how artists working in a variety of styles and mediums have represented the place where the earth and sky meet. Learn how composition, proportion, line, and color help create the optical effect.
Activity: Create abstracted horizon lines using paint, canvas, and squeegees.
Instructor: Philana Brown

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Ticket Information

Tickets must be purchased in advance, and are only available for sale online. Tickets for the current week’s class are only available for sale until 11:59 pm on Sunday.

We regret that there is no make-up, refund, or rescheduling for classes missed by a child, even those due to inclement weather. Refunds are given only if the class is cancelled by the MFA.