The kids program is intended for ages 6–11 (classes grouped by age). Classes are taught by experienced educators who are professional artists.

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Winter 2021: Session Two On sale now
Spring 2021: Session One On sale March 17
April Vacation Week On sale March 17
Summer 2021 Coming soon! Check back for updates

Class Options

The kids program is intended for ages 6–11. Classes are broken down into age appropriate groups. Classes meet once a week during the fall, winter, and spring. Students explore the Museum’s collection, then respond to what they have seen through drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, printmaking projects, and more.

Please call the Box Office at 1-800-440-6975 or Studio Art Classes at 617-369-3295 for more information.

Summer Art Classes at the MFA consist of five-day, morning or afternoon course that focuses on a specific theme. Groups of up to twelve children (grouped by age 6–8, 8–10, and 9–11) discover new places and cultures; visit our galleries; and draw, paint, sculpt, collage, print, and more in the studio classroom. Themes include Portraits, Still Lifes and Landscapes, Artful Adornment: Wearable Art, Museum Menagerie, Passport through the Collection, and more! Please note that registration for summer classes ends at 12 pm the Friday before the class is scheduled to start.

Looking for something for your child to do over during February or April vacation weeks? The MFA offers Tuesday–Friday art classes for kids. Each morning and afternoon class focuses on a specific theme. Groups of up to 12 children (grouped by age) discover new places and cultures; visit our galleries; draw, paint, sculpt, collage, and print in studio art classrooms.

Sign your child up for just the morning, just the afternoon or have them come for both sessions! We also offer supervised lunch and late pickup options to extend your child's fun at the museum.

About Studio Art Classes

Our instructors are a group of experienced educators and professional artists coming from a variety of places and perspectives.

Learn more about our instructors

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Information and Policies

If you have questions or would like more information, please call the MFA Studio Art Classes staff at 617-369-3295 or e-mail us at

For registration questions, you may also call the Box Office at 1-800-440-6975.