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Montgomery Museum of Fine Art

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Youth and Family

Family Art Affair














Sunday, May 17: 2 to 4 P.M. -Art Museum Day

Bring the entire family out for a fun-filled afternoon. It will consist of Jazz Jams and hands-on art activities in the studios, in connection with the exhibition History Refused to Die: Alabama African-American Self-Taught Artists. Charlie, Lucas, one of the 15 artists featured in this exhibition, will take part in the festivities. This event is FREE to the public.

Sunday, September 27: 2 to 4 P.M.

Bring the entire family to this FREE fun event and enjoy a jazz combo and special art making activities in the studios reflective of the five categories of the exhibition A Journey Through the Collection: Docent Choices.


First Sunday

Learn more about artwork in the Museum in these FREE docent led tours, held the FIRST Sunday of each month at 1 P.M.

June 7, July 5, and August 2  at 1 P.M.


Early Childhood

Preschool (Ages 2 to 6 with an adult partner)

ED.tales.tots2Tales for Tots (ages 2 to 5)

Special stories and a simple art activity are presented to help young children connect with art in the Museum galleries in this FREE monthly program. The program will be offered at two different times each date, with a limit of 25 children and their parents each session.

This free program for young children and their families combines storytelling, books, and simple art activities in the Museum. Due to the popularity of this program, Tales for Tots will be offered at two different times each date, with a limit of 25 children and their parents each time.

Instructors: Museum Education staff and Docents
Time: 10:30 to 11 A.M. and 11 to 11:30 A.M.
Wednesdays: July 15, August 12, September 16

Young Artists (ages 3-5)

Twice monthly, this popular class offers an opportunity for parents and their preschool children to create art together and learn about basic techniques using a variety of media such as watercolors, tempera and acrylic paint, oil pastels, collage, and clay sculpture. Sign up for one class or a series of classes. Class size is limited to 12 children with an adult partner.

Instructor: Gloria Simons
Time: 1:30 to 2:15 P.M.
Thursday: July 30; August 13, 27; September 10, 24
Cost: $8 members/$12 non-members for each class; $32 members/$48 non-members for the series of five classes


Studio Classes

Summer Art Sampler

Create a different art project each day, in connection with art on view in the Museum. Explore a variety of art media, including drawing with chalk and oil pastels, painting with tempera and watercolors, modeling with clay and more! Register for one class or the series of four classes.

Instructors: Museum Education Staff
Time: 2:30 to 3:30 P.M.
Tuesday and Thursday: July 14, 16, 28, 30
Cost: $5 members/$10 non-members for each class;
$15 members/$35 non-members for the series of four classes

After School Art I (ages 6 to 9) 

Every Wednesday afternoon, students explore different elements of art and principles of design; drawing, painting, ceramics, and sculpture techniques, based on art in the Museum in this fun-filled series. All supplies are provided. Class size is limited to 12 students.

Instructors: Donna Pickens and Museum Education staff
Time: 3:45 to 4:45 P.M.
Wednesdays: September 16, 23, 30; October 14, 21, 28; November 4, 18;  December 2, 9
Cost: $120 members/$180 non-members for the series of 10 classes

After School Art II (ages 10 to 14)

These weekly classes are designed to help older students improve their skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture, with projects related to works of art in the Museum galleries. All supplies are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students.

Instructors: Donna Pickens and Museum Education staff
Time: 4 to 5 P.M.
Thursdays: September 17, 24; October 1, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 19; December 3, 10
Cost: $120 members/$180 non-members for the series of 10 classes

Summer Art Camps

Week-long. Half-day or all day
These fun filled camps offer small group lessons in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, and printmaking. Each camp offers different themes, art activities and techniques, so students are encouraged to sign up for more than one week! Famous works of art in the Museum’s permanent collection inspire projects, and students explore many different media such as clay modeling, mixed media sculpture, acrylic painting, watercolors, colored pencils, pastels, printmaking, etc. Camps end with an art show for artists’ families on Friday at 4 PM. Camp fees include snacks and all materials used in the art making. The camps are designed for working parents in mind, as extended hours are offered. Camps are limited to 20 students and fill up quickly, so enroll today!

Monday through Friday: 8:30 A.M. to 12 P.M. and 1 to 4:30 P.M.

Dates:                              Themes:
June 22 – 26               Line & Texture (animals in art)

July 6 – 10                   My World & Me (shape and form)

July 20 – 24                 Sunny Landscapes   (color and value contrasts)

August 3 – 7                Still Life  & Abstractions (spaces and pattern)

Cost: $100 members/ $160 non-members for each half day
 $190 members/$250 non-members for full day. 
Early drop off (7:45 A.M. at earliest) and late pick up (5:30 P.M. at latest)
are available for an additional $50. Full day students must bring their own lunch.


Download the Studio Flyer to learn more about upcoming classes