Join us to look at and make amazing art—no experience necessary. Museum classes give young learners the opportunity to explore different cultures, time periods, and, of course, art!

Pre-registration is required for all classes.

During classes in June, students should dress in comfortable clothing suitable for painting, sculpting, and playing. Morning and afternoon classes can be combined to make a full day. If registered for a full day of classes, sutdents should bring a non-perishable lunch and a snack. Students enrolled in a half-day class are also welcome to bring a snack. There is no refrigerator or microwave.

3-5 Year Olds
6-8 Year Olds
9-12 Year Olds
13-16 Year Olds

Youth Classes for 3-5 Year Olds

Wee Wednesdays
Third Wednesday of each Month:
July 16, August 20, September 17; 10:30–11:30 am

Free; pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Perfect for pre-kindergarteners and their parents. This hour-long Museum experience allows tots to use their imaginations during a gallery tour, story time, and a hands-on art project.

Registration is open for the following dates:
July 16
August 20
September 17

Youth Classes for 6-8 Year Olds

Go Geometric
Saturdays, August 30, September 6 and 13
(3 sessions) 10:30 am–noon

Fee: $45 ($35 Museum Members)

Math and the use of geometric shapes are absolutely essential to the work of artists such as Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Andy Goldsworthy. Students will explore the possibilities of squares, circles, and triangles as they create their own geometric sculptures and paintings.

Youth Classes for 9-12 Year Olds

Behind the Scenes with Shawn Krause, Supervising Animator at Pixar Animation Studios
Friday, August 9, 7:00-8:30 pm

In this special program, supervising animator Shawn Krause—a St. Louis native and 20-year veteran of Pixar Animation Studios—will take audiences behind the scenes of the studio. Krause will talk about his personal path to Pixar, how their films are created, and he will show clips from movies to which he has contributed. At the conclusion of the talk, Shawn will participate in an audience Q&A.

Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative, and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. Creator of some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., The Incredibles, WALL·E, Up, and Brave, the Northern California studio has won 30 Academy Awards®.

Color Exploration
Saturdays, August 30, September 6 and 13
(3 sessions) 10:30 am–12:30 pm

Fee: $45 ($35 Museum Members)

Artists Mark Rothko and Ellsworth Kelley use basic principles of color theory in their paintings. During this class, students can try their hands at color mixing and learn about color values and schemes as they create their own vibrant compositions."

Youth Classes for 13-16 Year Olds

The Art of Animation
Saturday, August 9, 10:30 am–3:00 pm
Fee: $75 ($50 Museum Members); Lunch provided

Calling all aspiring animators: Register now for a teen class led by Pixar animator Shawn Krause. During this day-long workshop, Shawn will discuss his artistic inspiration and share clips of his own work. Students will then learn how to add motion to their own drawings using flip book animation techniques.

Class size is limited to 15

Watercolor Basics
Saturdays, October 4, 11, 18, and 25
(4 sessions) 10:00 am–noon

Fee: $60 ($45 Museum Members)