MFA Studio Art Classes for Preschool and Children

Children’s program is intended for ages 5–11 (classes grouped by age) and includes weekly Saturday classes, Sunday classes, School Vacation Week and Summer Journeys through Art programs. Preschool classes are intended for children ages 4-5 accompanied by an adult. Both the preschool and children’s classes are taught by experienced educators who are professional artists.

Winter 2014 Classes are underway!

Spring 2014 classes start at the end of March and are on sale now.


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Ages 4-5 (Preschool)   Friday
Ages 5-6   Saturday
Ages 5-7 (Summer)   Sunday
Ages 5-8 (April Vacation Week)   Monday
Ages 6-8 (Summer, Feb Vacation Week)   Week-Long
Ages 7-8    
Ages 8-10 (Summer)  

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Ages 9-11    
Ages 5-13 Supervised Lunch (Summer, Vacation Weeks)   April Vacation Week
Ages 5-13 Late Pickup (Summer, Vacation Weeks)   Summer 2014



Academic Year: Children's Saturday and Sunday Classes

bookmarkChildren’s program is intended for ages 5-11. Classes are broken down into age appropriate groups, 5-6, 7-8 and 9-11. Classes meet once a week on Saturday or Sunday for ten week sessions that meet during the fall, winter, and spring. Students explore the Museum’s galleries, then respond to what they have seen through drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, printmaking projects, and more.

Preschool Program

bookmarkDesigned for children ages 4–5, who are accompanied by an adult. Preschool sessions meet once a week on Sunday mornings for five weeks. Classes combine a gallery experience with an art project in the studio classroom.
A great way for any preschooler to explore art!

Please call the Box Office at 1-800-440-6975 or Studio Art Classes at 617-369-3295 for more information.

Summer Studio Art Program: Weekly Journeys Through Art

bookmarkWeekly Journeys through Art consist of a four- or five-day, morning or afternoon course that focuses on a specific theme. Groups of up to twelve children (grouped by age) discover new places and cultures; visit our galleries; and draw, paint, sculpt, collage, print, and more in the studio classroom. Themes include Art of Europe, Art of the Americas, Creatures of the MFA, Toy Making, and more!

For more information, visit here

School Vacation Week Classes

bookmarkLooking for something for your child to do over during February or April vacation weeks? The MFA offers Tuesday-Friday art classes for kids. Each morning and afternoon class focuses on a specific theme. Groups of up to 12 children (grouped by age) discover new places and cultures; visit our galleries; draw, paint, sculpt, collage, and print in studio art classrooms.

Sign your child up for just the morning, just the afternoon or have them come for both sessions! We also offer supervised lunch and late pickup options to extend your child's fun at the museum.

About the Instructors

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

To learn more, check out their individual bios HERE

Information and Policies

bookmarkHave questions about things like ticketing, snow days or parking?

Take a look at our information and policies section here

Contact Us

bookmarkIf 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

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

Summer 2014

Planning for Summer? Click here for more information about our Children's Summer 2014 Weekly Journeys Through Art, on sale now.


The Boston Parents Paper recently recognized the Museum of Fine Arts’ Studio Art Classes with a “Best of the Best” Family Favorite Award.