Family Art

Posted on: August 1st, 2022

Thursdays, April 25, May 30
1 – 3 pm
$5 members per child per session | $10 non-members per child per session

This class is for families to create together. Each month will feature a different art medium with a project tied to the MMofA collection. Parents are encouraged to stay and create with their families. Suitable for homeschool families.

Thursday, April 25, 2024: Spring Nature Painting

Join us in the studio to celebrate Earth Day by exploring your senses through planet friendly painting. Artists will use organic materials such as spices, flowers, and select foods to make their own watercolors and create a nature inspired watercolor painting.

Thursday, May 30, 2024: Surreal Scratch Art

Families are invited to dive into their subconscious through exploring automatism, a technique of creating made popular during the Surrealist art movement which involves creating without any conscious decision making in the process. Visitors will be guided in several exercises and games used by artists to explore their subconscious, then artists will use their findings as inspiration to create a finished artwork using drawing tools to create a surreal scratch art drawing.

This class was originally promoted as Homeschool Art.

Pottery Camp at MMofA

Posted on: March 19th, 2024

Monday, Tuesday & Friday, June 17, 18 & 21

Ages 5-11,  9 am-12 pm  / Ages 12+, 2  -5 pm
$75 members | $95 non-members

Get muddy at the museum! This three-day camp will introduce kids to basic clay hand-building techniques of pinch, coil, and slab building. Kids will also have an opportunity to try the potter’s wheel. Kids will enjoy working in clay while learning basic hand-building techniques. Reserve today for a special art camp just for clay!



Summer Art Camps

Posted on: March 8th, 2023

MMofA’s art camps offer in-depth art knowledge with fun hands-on art activities for ages 5 – 16. Taught by trained art professionals, each class is customized by age group to explore concepts relating to the elements and principles of art, famous artists, and the MMofA museum collection. Tours in the galleries — including FOR CHILDREN: The Elements of Art & Design and DECADES: Looking Back/Moving Forward 

All camps will run Monday through Friday. To fit into your busy summer schedule, campers can register for the morning session (9 am – noon), the afternoon session (1 – 4 pm), or the full-day session (9 am – 4 pm).

Ages 5 – 7

WEEK 1: June 10 – 14   SOLD OUT

WEEK 2: July 8 – 12

WEEK 3: July 15 – 19

Ages 8 – 11

WEEK 1: June 10 – 14

WEEK 2: July 8 – 12

WEEK 3: July 15 – 19

Ages 12+

WEEK 1: June 24 – 28

WEEK 2: July 22 – 26

MMofA MEMBERS:* $125 half-day   |   $250 full-day
* – To receive the member rate, membership must be Family Membership level or higher
NON-MEMBERS: $175 half-day   |   $350 full-day

While we welcome the opportunity to accommodate students with special needs, we reserve the right to make decisions on whether or not we can reasonably accommodate any student’s needs. For more information about our rules, please consult our handbook.

Questions? Contact Kaitlyn A. Amanor at or call her at 251.208.5217.

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Toddler Time

Posted on: August 1st, 2022

Thursdays, March 14, April 11, May 9
 10 – 11:30 a.m.

$5 members per child per session | $10 non-members per child per session

Join us for single sessions of sensory-based art projects designed especially for toddlers and preschool children. Toddler Time is open to children ages 1 through 5.

Thursday, April 11, 2024: Painted Leaf Mobiles & Upcycled Abstracts

This week, we explore using natural materials and recycling with two art projects. With gathered leaves and sticks, explore paints and nature to create a painted leaf mobile, then we will use a variety of recycled craft materials to create a unique abstract art made from recycled materials.

Thursday, May 9, 2024: Mother’s Day Picasso Flowers on Canvas

Littles will experiment with tracing, painting, and stamping to create an artwork inspired by Picasso’s Bouquet of Peace.