Art Classes & Camp

Art Classes

Adult Art Classes

Studio art classes include lively discussion sessions in the galleries and studio time to complete drawing and painting projects. Gallery classes emphasize drawing in LACMA’s permanent collection galleries as a way to learn about composition, color, technique and personal expression. Adults may also participate in intergenerational classes held for students ages 5 and up.

Costumed Figure Drawing | $ | Starts May 4
Watercolor in the Park | $ | Starts May 13
Focus on Figure Drawing | $ | Starts May 14
Acrylic Painting Techniques | $ | Starts May 14
Bon Vivant Studio: Mixed Media Printmaking | $ | Starts May 19
Bon Vivant Studio:  Hello Friends! | $ | Starts May 20

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LACMA’s Adult Art Classes are supported in part by the Dorothy Schick Endowment Fund.

Kids Art Classes

Children's art classes emphasize creative problem-solving and experimentation and instruction in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and mixed media. Classes also include gallery activities and a chance to look at original works of art from the museum's permanent collection and special exhibitions. Unless otherwise specified, the minimum age requirement for children's classes is 6 years old.

Kids' Class for Ages 6–9 | $ | Starts May 14
Kids' Class for Ages 10–13 | $ | Starts May 14

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Family Art Classes

Family activities are perfect for children, parents, and grandparents; learn about and make art together. Classes for children ages 3 1/2 to 5 and their family members include storytelling, observation activities, and art-making. Intergenerational classes provide an opportunity for students age 5 and up to learn about art and make art at the museum together.

One-Day Workshop: Ages 10+ | $ | Starts April 29
For Ages 3-5 | $ | Starts May 13
For Ages 5+ | $ | Starts May 13

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Teen Art Classes 

Classes are designed just for teens and present a wide variety of ways to approach art. Students focus on a variety of techniques and develop their own personal style. Unless otherwise specified, the age requirement for teen classes is ages 13 through 17.

Weekend Art Classes
Mixed Media for Teens | $ | Starts May 13

Summer Art Program for Teens
Month-long Workshop
Art-School Ready: Build Your Art Portfolio | $ | Starts June 19

Week-long Workshops
Sketchbook for Teens | $ | Starts June 26
"En Plein Air" Watercolors for Teens | $ | Starts July 24

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Art Camp

Spend an exciting week with paint, clay, found objects and more! Campers have adventurous experiences looking at, talking about, and making art with a team of fun and creative museum educators and artists. 

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Meet our Art Class Faculty

Gift Certificates

The Perfect Gift!

LACMA art classes provide unique opportunities to learn about art through studio activities, discussion sessions, and visits to the galleries. Classes focus on artworks in the museum's permanent collection or in special exhibitions.

Gift certificates can be purchased on-site at the museum's ticket offices or over the phone at 323 857-6010.

Gift certificates may not be redeemed for cash and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Preregistration is required for enrollment.


Financial assistance for art classes and art camp is available for children and teens. For further information, please call 323-857-6139.

To apply for a scholarship, complete and mail the form to:

Art Class Scholarship
Education Department
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Scholarship Application English (PDF 33kb) | Spanish (PDF 45kb)