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. 

One-Day Workshop: Collage in Fine Art | $ | April 19
One-Day Workshop—Twilight at LACMA: Photography | $ | Sold Out
One-Day Workshop: Drawing from Hockney: Portraits | $ | May 3
Drawing and Painting: Studio Session | $ | Starts May 8
One-Day Workshop: Costumed Figure Drawing | $ | May 10
Bon Vivant Studio: Portraits | $ | May 12
One-Day Workshop: Monoprint | $ | May 19

Adults may also participate in family classes held for students ages 5 and up.  See all upcoming Art Classes

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.

Art and Nature: Kids' Class Ages 6–9 | Sold Out
Portraits, People, and Personality: Painting Class: Kids' Class Ages 10–13 | Sold Out

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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.

Colors, Colors, Colors! for Ages 3 1/2 to 5 | $ | Sold Out
Elements of Art for Ages 5+ | $ | Starts April 14

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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
Experimental Art for Teens | $ | Starts April 14

Summer Art Program for Teens

Month-long Workshop
Art-School Ready: Building Your Art Portfolio | $ | Starts June 18

Week-long Workshops
Drawing: Playing with Perspective | $ | Starts June 25
Photography for Teens | $ | Starts July 16
Watercolor for Teens | $ | Starts July 23

Teens ages 16+ may also participate in adult classes, unless otherwise specified the minimum age requirement.

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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. 

See upcoming Art Camp Program for Children

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)