Kids and Families

In-Person Studio Programs for Children

Join experienced practicing artists in our studios to play with ideas and materials while developing skills and techniques.

My Very First Art Class

Young children and their favorite grown-up are introduced to art, the museum, and verbal and visual literacy in this playful program. Each class features exploration in the classroom, a gallery visit, and art making. Wear your paint clothes! New topics each class.

My Very First Art Class at Home

Modeled after the My Very First Art Class on-site program, this at-home experience is designed to introduce young children (ages 2–4) and their favorite grown-ups to art, artworks from the museum, and verbal and visual literacy through creative play and discovery.  

Engage and Create

Explore your curiosity and practice your creative thinking skills with fun, playful activities and challenges inspired by works of art from the CMA’s collection. All experiences can be enjoyed from home. Check back weekly for more activities!

Art-Making Experiences for All Ages

The CAC houses the community arts staff and education outreach program. Preparation for signature community events, including Parade the Circle, Chalk Festival, and Winter Lights Lantern Festival, will take place at the CAC, connecting this space to the culminating events at the museum. In addition, and for the first time, the Community Arts Center gives the museum a dedicated space to properly store large puppets, costumes, art-making supplies, and more.