current offerings

Adult Classes

Let art created by the great masters of the past and present inspire and influence your own artistic development. Every class includes at least one gallery visit to view part of our permanent collection or a special exhibition. Adult classes are offered daytimes, evenings and weekends. See each class listing for specific dates.

Classes for Children Ages 3-13

Classes combine looking at over 50 centuries of art in the museum galleries with art-making experiences in the museum studios. Our philosophy places value on the process of creating art and learning to think and respond creatively. We provide an environment where students can explore other cultures through our outstanding collection of artworks from antiquities to contemporary art. Students will have the opportunity to try new materials and gain self-confidence. All youth, not just those with perceived talents, benefit from working with art materials and learning about self - expression.

Feb Fun: Tell Me a Story

Vacation Week Workshops
February 21-24, 2017

Let your child's imagination run wild with colors, shapes-and more- inpsired by the exhibition KAHBAHBLOOOM. These hands-on workshops for youth and teens include gallery visits and exploring art techniques in the studios.



When you become an Individual or a Business Member of the Worcester Art Museum, you join a group of interesting and inquisitive people enjoying a number of great benefits including free admission, invitations to special events, discounts to The Museum Shop, and savings on studio and art history classes.

Teen Studio Classes Ages 14-17

Open teens who are able to work independantly and for those seeking guidance. In class, teens will develop skills, create portfolio-appropriate artwork, and critique with other like-minded students.
Program Support

Education programs at the Worcester Art Museum are supported by membership and annual fund donations and by the George I. Alden Trust, Butler Family Foundation, the David J. Freelander Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, the Nathan and Barbara Greenberg Fund for Education, Robert and Amelia Hutchinson Haley Lectures Fund, the Jacob and Frances L. Hiatt Scholarship Fund, the Hoche-Scofield Foundation, the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, the Paine Charitable Trust, the Norman and Dorothy Sharfman Education Fund, the Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation, the Sudbury Foundation Scholarship Fund, the Isabel B. Carleton Education Fund and the Sally Riley Bishop Education Fund among other endowment funds.