Preschoolers ages 3-4 make art with their adult companion, while kids ages 5–11 (classes grouped by age) are dropped off for weekly classes on Saturdays or Sundays, School Vacation Weeks and Summer art programs. Classes are taught by experienced educators who are professional artists.

Prepare to Register for Studio Art Classes

Ensure you can log in to your account. Your user name is your e-mail address, and only you know your password, so get everything ready to go in advance. You’ll be able to reset your password should you need to or create a new account.

Review your benefits too: the member rate for kids and teen class tickets starts at the Friends and Family level. Not sure what level of membership you have? Check your level on Manage Membership, as well as upgrade or renew if you need to!

See Registering for Studio Art Classes for more detail—and happy art class shopping!
Season Ticket Availability
Winter 2023 Winter Classes
Spring 2023 Spring Classes
In-person classes on sale February 21
Summer 2023 Summer Classes

Class Options

The kids program is intended for ages 5–11. Classes are broken down into age appropriate groups that meet in-person once a week for ten weeks during the fall, winter, and spring. With morning or afternoon options, students explore the Museum’s collection, then respond to what they have seen through drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, printmaking projects, and more.

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

Summer Studio Art Classes at the MFA consist of full day, in-person classes organized by age 5-7, 6–8, 8–10, and 9–11. Students discover new places and cultures influenced by the collection; and draw, paint, sculpt, collage, print, and more. Each week is a new theme such as, Incredible Threads, Room with a View, Off the Wall and more! Please note that registration for summer classes ends at 12 pm the Friday before the class is scheduled to start.

During February and April Vacation Weeks, the MFA offers Tuesday–Friday Studio Art Classes for kids ages 5-11. Sessions are in-person and focus on a specific theme. With small class sizes of 12 students, (grouped by ages 5-7, 6-8 and 9-11) children discover new places and cultures; visit our galleries; and draw, paint, sculpt, and collage. Please note that registration for vacation week classes ends at 12 pm the Friday before the class is scheduled to start.

About Studio Art Classes

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

Learn more about our instructors

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Information and Policies

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about things like ticketing policies? Check out our information and policies.