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YOUTH CLASSES

Youth Classes

Wee Wednesdays
Third Wednesday of each Month:
July 19, August 16, and September 20
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 19
August 16
September 20

For July 19 class, registration opens June 23
For August 16 class, registration opens July 21
For September 20 class, registration opens August 18


Summer Art Classes

Museum classes give young learners the opportunity to explore different cultures, time periods, and of course, art! Summer Art Classes now take place Monday through Friday each week. Registration is required for all classes.
$150 ($125 Members)

All registrations purchased or reserved through MetroTix incur a service charge; the service charge is waived for registrations purchased at the Museum.

Summer Classes for children 6-8
Monday, July 10–Friday, July 14
9 am–noon

Museum Safari
Lions, tigers, and bears—oh my! Students will look for creatures in paintings and sculptures before making their own menagerie.
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1–4 pm
Artful Experiments
Experiment with material, color, and texture during this class of painting, sculpture, and drawing.
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Monday, July 17–Friday, July 21
9 am–noon

Hats, Helmets, and Headdresses
From paintings of women in extravagant hats, to helmets of all kinds and design, there's a lot of headwear in the Museum. Students will view different types of head coverings from around the globe and make their own!
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1–4 pm
Kings and Queens
Enter the dazzling world of kings and queens and discover glittery and golden treasures in the Museum's collection. Use gold leaf and other sparkling materials to create art that's fit for royalty.
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Monday, July 24–Friday, July 28
9 am–noon

Paint Studio
This class is perfect for the budding young artists itching to release their inner Picasso. Students will explore painting with acrylics and watercolors and produce their own works on paper and canvas.
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1–4 pm
Wings, Scales, and Tails
Tour the galleries to learn about mythical and magical creatures before heading to the studio to construct your own crafty critters.
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Summer Classes for children 9–12
Monday, July 10–Friday, July 14
9 am–noon

Paint Studio
This class is perfect for budding young artists itching to release their inner Picasso. Students will explore painting with acrylics and watercolors and produce their own works on paper and canvas.
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1–4 pm
Clay Studio
This summer class will teach students how to mold and shape different types of clay. By the end of the week participants will have their own three-dimensional works to take home.
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Monday, July 17–Friday, July 21
9 am–noon

Film School
Students will learn basic movie-making skills and applications while producing their own short film.
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1–4 pm
Intro to Fashion Design
Discover your own style and experiment with fashion during this class. Students will find inspiration for their fashion designs in the world around them and learn hand-sewing and dying techniques.
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Monday, July 24–Friday, July 28
9 am–noon

Design Studio
Improve your skill on the sewing machine while learning basic garment construction. Each student will design and sew his or her own unique piece of clothing.
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1–4 pm
Clay Studio
This summer class will teach students how to mold and shape different types of clay. By the end of the week participants will have their own three-dimensional works to take home.
Register Here
GALLERY TALKS

Gallery Talks

Thursday, June 22, 11 am
Friday, June 23, 6 pm

Understanding Art through Music
Jeanne Morgan Zarucchi, professor of art history and French, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Thursday, July 13, 11 am
Friday, July 14, 6 pm

Faces of Modernity? Two Portraits by Hans Mielich
Samuel Harned, former chair of the history department, Clayton High School

Thursday, July20, 11 am
Friday, July 21, 6 pm

Beyond Abstraction
Yvonne Osei, Romare Bearden Graduate Minority Fellow

Thursday, July 27, 11 am
Friday, July 28, 6 pm

Creative Archaeologies in the 18th Century
Sara Ryu, collections cataloguer

Thursday, August 3, 11 am
Friday, August 4, 6 pm

In the Realm of Trees: Photographs, Paintings, and Scholars’ Objects from the Collection
Philip Hu, curator of Asian art

Thursday, August 10, 11 am
Friday, August 11, 6 pm

Modernism’s Tourists
Heather Read, Ph.D. candidate, Washington University in St. Louis

Thursday, August 17, 11 am
Friday, August 18, 6 pm

The Hats of Stephen Jones: Dialogues with the Art of the Past
Simon Kelly, curator of modern and contemporary art

Thursday, August 31, 11 am
Friday, September 1, 6 pm

An Iridescent Exchange: Fashion and the Fantastic along the Silk Road
Nartana Premachandra, author

Thursday, September 7, 11 am
Friday, September 8, 6 pm

Reflections on the African American Experience through Everyday Dress
Rikki Byrd, Washington University in St. Louis

Thursday, September 21, 11 am
Friday, September 22, 6 pm

Clothes Make the Man (or Woman)
Jeanne Zarucchi, professor of art history and French, University of Missouri–St. Louis

LECTURES
Tales of "Reigning Men"
Friday, June 23, 11 am
The Farrell Auditorium
Advanced tickets recommended
Sharon S. Takeda, senior curator and department head, costume and textiles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Men’s Fashion Past, Present, and Future: A conversation with André Leon Talley
SOLD OUT
Saturday, June 24, 2 pm
The Farrell Auditorium
$25 ($20 Members)
André Leon Talley, former-editor-at-large Vogue magazine
Co-sponsored by Saint Louis Fashion Fund

Auditorium seats for this event have sold out. A limited number tickets for overflow seating in the Education Center for live telecast of the lecture will be available for purchase on Tuesday, June 20.
$5 General/Free for Members (ticket required)
Tickets

Bus Tour
American Threads: St. Louis Fashion Tour

Saturday, August 12, 10 am-3 pm
$50 ($40 Members)
Advanced tickets recommended

Visit sites around St. Louis and learn about our city’s dynamic fashion industry and its fascinating past. The tour will include a trip to the former garment district, a tour of the Reigning Men exhibition, shopping, and more. Departs from the Saint Louis Art Museum. Space is limited.

Conversations and Cocktails
Hip Hop and Fashion: From the Streets to the Runway

Friday, September 1
7 pm - program
8 pm - cocktail hour (cash bar)
Education Center

$15 ($10 Members)
Advanced tickets recommended

This lively panel discussion will examine the evolution of hip-hop culture, its impact on fashion and art, and how the musical genre has shaped ideas of black masculinity. Tickets available in person at the Museum or through MetroTix at metrotix.com or 314.534.1111.

All events in The Farrell Auditorium, including free events, are ticketed. Tickets are subject to availability. Tickets may be purchased or reserved in person at the Museum's Information Centers or through MetroTix at metrotix.com or 314.534.1111. All tickets purchased or reserved through MetroTix incur a service charge; the service charge is waived for tickets purchased at the Museum.