The Michener Art Museum offers the only art classes in Bucks County where kids, teens, and adults experience Museum exhibitions as an integral part of their arts education. 

Art Classes & Workshops

Conversations, observations, and discoveries in the galleries inspire students to create original drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, collages, sculptures, and more. Explore all that we have to offer and experience some of the best art classes in Bucks County.

Registration for Spring 2020 Classes will open on Thursday, February 20.

For Kids

Learning to Look and Listen

Students join an adult caregiver in this popular intergenerational program with Museum-inspired lessons and art activities that inspire verbal development, visual awareness, dynamic conversation, imagination, creativity, and self-expression.

KindergARTen Art Class

Enrich your child’s kindergarten education with a morning or afternoon art class, featuring Museum lessons and art-making experiences that are certain to educate, excite, and inspire.

Spring Session! Learning to Look and Listen | Tuesday mornings

March 24@10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 19, 2020

Spring Session! Learning to Look and Listen | Tuesday afternoons

March 24@1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 19, 2020

Spring Session! KindergARTen Art Class | Wednesday mornings

March 25@10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 20, 2020

Spring Session! KindergARTen Art Class | Wednesday afternoons

March 25@1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 20, 2020

Spring Session! Learning to Look and Listen | Thursday mornings

March 26@10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 21, 2020

Spring Session! Learning to Look and Listen | Thursday afternoons

March 26@1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 21, 2020

Discover Art: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, and Mixed Media Classes

Young artists combine skills in drawing and painting with new discoveries in a variety of arts media and arts processes. They also visit Michener galleries weekly in our Discover Art Series.

Spring Session! Discover Art: Draw, Paint, Sculpt | Saturday mornings

March 21@10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 16, 2020

Spring Session! Discover Art: Draw, Paint, Sculpt | Saturday afternoons

March 21@1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 16, 2020

Explore Art: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, and Mixed Media Classes

Students learn new drawing and painting skills, explore a variety of art materials, and visit Michener galleries weekly in our Explore Art series.

New! Anime Workshops

Join us for our new one-day Anime workshops. Learn and improve drawing skills, create a finished work of art that you are able to take home that day, and meet others who love Anime. Each workshop will have a different focus, and students may choose to register for all three. Students of all ability levels are welcome, and will be challenged accordingly.

Anime Workshop: Designing a Unique Character

March 15@1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Spring Session! Explore Art: Draw, Paint, Sculpt | Saturday mornings

March 21@10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 16, 2020

Anime Workshop: Characters in Motion

April 5@1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Anime Workshop: One Page Manga

May 3@1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

For Teens

Aspiring Artists 2D and 3D Workshops: Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture Classes

Middle and high school students develop and expand their drawing and painting skills, find new challenges, and discover new avenues for inspiration. They visit the Michener galleries weekly to learn from artists in our exhibitions.

Teen Drawing and Painting Classes

High school student artists will learn techniques, develop skills, and cultivate the creativity that is at the cornerstone of growth in the arts. This class is a perfect fit for students looking to explore the arts for pleasure as well as for students interested in building a successful college portfolio.

New! Anime Workshops

Join us for our new one-day Anime workshops. Learn and improve drawing skills, create a finished work of art that you are able to take home that day, and meet others who love Anime. Each workshop will have a different focus, and students may choose to register for all three. Students of all ability levels are welcome, and will be challenged accordingly.

Anime Workshop: Designing a Unique Character

March 15@1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Teen Drawing and Painting | Saturday Mornings

March 21@9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 16, 2020

Spring Session! Aspiring Artists 2D & 3D : Draw, Paint, Sculpt | Saturday afternoons

March 21@1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 16, 2020

Anime Workshop: Characters in Motion

April 5@1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Anime Workshop: One Page Manga

May 3@1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

For Adults

Daytime Art Classes

Adult students of all ages and abilities are invited to join our series of informal, inspiring, and informative hands-on art classes. Opportunities for individualized instruction, observation, practice, experimentation, and the development of a personal style are at the core of all of our adult art classes. Museum admission, gallery visits, and all art supplies are included in the program fee.

Printmaking: Art Class for Adults | Tuesdays

February 25@10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 24, 2020

Printmaking: Art Class for Adults | Wednesdays

February 26@10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2020

Pastel I: Art Class for Adults

February 26@2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Morning Open Studio Series: Art Classes for Adults

February 27@9:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
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One event on February 27, 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on April 9, 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on May 14, 2020 at 9:30 am

Afternoon Open Studio Series: Art Classes for Adults

February 27@1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 26, 2020

Saturday Drawing Workshop for Adults

February 29@1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 16, 2020

Mixed Media: Art Class for Adults | Tuesdays

April 7@10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 5, 2020

Mixed Media: Art Class for Adults | Wednesdays

April 8@10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 6, 2020

Collage Art: Art Class for Adults

April 8@2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Watercolor Painting: Art Class for Adults | Tuesdays

May 12@10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 9, 2020

Watercolor Painting: Art Class for Adults | Wednesdays

May 13@10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until June 10, 2020

Colored Pencil Art: Art Class for Adults

May 13@2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Evening Drawing Workshops

Adult students of all ages and abilities are invited to join our series of hands-on drawing workshops. Changing themes each season provide a unique focus to engage in Museum-based art education and creative exploration. As with all of the museum’s adult art classes, evening drawing workshops provide opportunities for individualized instruction, observation, practice, experimentation, and the development of a personal style. Museum admission, gallery visits, and all art supplies are included in the program fee.

Evening Drawing Workshop for Adults | April

April 9@6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 7, 2020

Evening Drawing Workshop for Adults | May

May 14@6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 11, 2020

Ink Drawing I: Workshop for Adults

June 27@10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

Watercolor I: Workshop for Adults

June 27@10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

Pastel Drawing I: Workshop for Adults

July 11@10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

Watercolor II: Workshop for Adults

July 11@10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

Pastel Drawing II: Workshop for Adults

August 8@10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

Ink Drawing II: Workshop for Adults

August 8@10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

Ladies Night Out

Women of all ages are welcome to attend our seasonal evening workshops, appropriate for beginners and experienced artists alike. Evenings begin with refreshments, then a discussion-based Museum tour focus on the themes and arts processes of the evening. The bulk of the evening is spent in the art studio, with demonstrations and guests artists for inspiration!

Ladies Night Out is sponsored by Penn Management Group at UBS Financial Services Inc., and Virginia W. Sigety, cabi Fashion Stylist.

Ladies Night Out: Mixed Media Collage

March 13@6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

For More Information

For specific information about courses, instructors, or course content, please call 215.340.9800 x115 or e-mail Andrea Thompson.

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