Adult and Children's Art Classes

Saturday Children’s Art Classes

On select Saturdays throughout the year, the Education Department offers thematic courses for children ages 7 to 12.  Each course aligns to the themes in the exhibitions and focuses on history and art.  Courses take place during fall, winter and spring sessions.

Beginning Painting on Canvas

Inspired by the traditional and contemporary paintings in our exhibition, students will learn the basic of painting.

Two week workshop: Saturday’s, March 4th and 11th, 10am – 12pm

$40 per child, Ages 7-12, Registration required 312-433-3908

Mini Piñata Workshop

Learn and enjoy creating a mini piñata by hand and have fun decorating it. 

Two week workshop: Saturday’s April 1st and 8th, 10am – 12pm

$40 per child, Ages 7-12, Registration required 312-433-3908

Papel Amate Codex

Be inspired by the ancient indigenous stories and the art of amate paper to create your very own codex book.

Two week workshop: Saturday’s May 13th and 20th, 10am – 12pm

$40 per child, Ages 7-12, Registration required 312-433-3908

Family Weekends

Families are invited to join us during our ‘Family Weekends’ workshops to create a work of art together with a Museum Educator. Art activities are fun and family appropriate for all to join in on the creation. Registration required 312-433-3908.

Luchadora!; paint a luchadora paper mache doll with Patricia Carlos Dominguez

Saturday, March 18th ,12pm – 2pm

$10 per person

Mexican Popular Toys: create a “Tree of Life” toy with Patricia Carlos Dominguez

Saturday April 1st, 12pm - 2pm

$10 per person

Printing with Styrofoam with Marilyn Lara-Corral

Sunday, April 2nd 12pm – 2pm

$5 per person

Puppet making: traditional Mexican stories with Patricia Carlos Dominguez

Saturday May 6th , 10 am - 12pm

$10 per person

Talavera; painting on tiles with Marilyn Lara-Corral

Sunday, May 21st 12pm – 2pm

$5 per person

Listo para el museo: Toddler Program

Parents with toddlers (18 months – 36 months) are invited to join Museum in our bilingual Toddler Program. Toddlers and parents will participate in our galleries and art studio, for appropriate art fun. Class sizes are limited; Registration required 312-433-3943

$10 per child

Our Sense of Smell

Saturday, March 11th and March 25th, 10am – 11am

Class sizes are limited; Registration required 312-433-3943

Animals in Art

Saturday, April 1st and April 8th, 10am – 11am

Class sizes are limited; Registration required 312-433-3943

Sights and Sounds

Saturday, May 6th and May 20th, 10am – 11am

Class sizes are limited; Registration required 312-433-3943