Classes

The IMA offers classes related to the permanent collection, exhibitions, and the gardens and grounds. Whether designed for families, children, or adults, these experiences encourage participants to draw inspiration from art in the galleries or the outdoor environment, and then create their own works of art in a variety of media.

Adult Classes & Workshops

Adult classes are created designed for participants ages 17 and up. Registrants for these programs will explore a variety of techniques and processes inspired by works of art in the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions, grounds, or The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park:100 Acres and culminate with an art project.

Family classes

Classes for families are offered at the IMA. They offer multi-aged groups the opportunity to share a single art-making experience in the art labs and Star Studio, on the grounds, galleries, or at The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres. Some of these classes require registration and include program fee.

Camps for kids and teens

Camps are available during the summer for young people ages 6 through 16 at the IMA. Students will spend up to a week exploring the IMA galleries, grounds, gardens, and The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres to see the multiple ways artists have responded to the world around them. Each camp will include an opportunity for children participants to create their own works of art based on specific themes or media. Registration required.

Upcoming Classes

Upcoming Classes

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Family Activities
Every Wednesday / 11 am - noon
Star Studio
Public Ticket $8, Member Ticket $5, Grown-up/Children under one Free
Yoga in the Galleries
Special Event
Saturdays / 10 - 11 am
Meet in Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion
Public Ticket $13, Member Ticket $10
Homeschool Program: Bees & National Public Gardens Day
Class
Friday, May 9 / 10:30 am-12 pm
Free
What’s Your Impression?
Class
June 16 - 20
Studio Three
Public Ticket $210, Member Ticket $170
Open Swim: A Tale of Tails
Class
June 16 - 20
Studio One
Public Ticket $105, Member Ticket $85
Pulp to Paper to Print
Class
June 16 – 20
Studio Two
Public Ticket $210, Member Ticket $170
Social Photography
Class
June 16 – 20
McCrory Classroom
Public Ticket $210, Member Ticket $170
We Bought a Zoo
Class
June 16 - 20
Studio One
Public Ticket $105, Member Ticket $85
Teacher Workshop: Visual Thinking Strategies
Class
Thursday, June 19 / 12:30-5 pm
Meet on Floor 1 near the Welcome Desk
Color Me Impressed
Class
June 21 and 28 / 1 - 4 pm
Studio 3
Public Ticket $60, Member Ticket $40
Art Mysteries: A Game of Clue
Class
June 23 – 27
Studio Two
Public Ticket $210, Member Ticket $170
Oh! The Places You’ll Go
Class
June 23 – 27
Studio One
Public Ticket $105, Member Ticket $85
The Incredible Edible Art
Class
June 23 – 27
Studio Three
Public Ticket $210, Member Ticket $170
Imagination Station
Class
June 23 - 27
Studio One
Public Ticket $105, Member Ticket $85
Bookbinding Workshop for Educators: Binding with Cambodian Paper, Bamboo, and other Natural Materials
Class
Tuesday, July 1 / 1-4 pm
Meet on Floor 1 near the Welcome Desk
Coil, Slab, Spin
Class
July 7 - 11
Studio Three
Public Ticket $210, Member Ticket $170
Legos, and Tinkers, and Blocks! Oh My!
Class
July 7 - 11
Studio One
Public Ticket $105, Member Ticket $85
Art-e-Ology
Class
July 7 - 11
Studio Two
Public Ticket $210, Member Ticket $170
Clay Play
Class
July 7 - 11
Studio One
Public Ticket $105, Member Ticket $85
Once Upon This Island
Class
July 14 – 18
Studio Two
Public Ticket $210, Member Ticket $170
Super “I”
Class
July 14 – 18
Studio One
Public Ticket $105, Member Ticket $85
The Time Machine
Class
July 14 – 18
Studio Three
Public Ticket $210, Member Ticket $170
A Pirate’s Life for Me
Class
July 14 – 18
Studio One
Public Ticket $105, Member Ticket $85
Fashionably eLATEd
Class
July 21 – 25
Studio Three
Public Ticket $210, Member Ticket $170
Color is Everywhere
Class
July 21 – 25
Studio One
Public Ticket $105, Member Ticket $85
Medieval Times
Class
July 21 – 25
Studio Two
Public Ticket $210, Member Ticket $170
In Tiptop Shape
Class
July 21 – 25
Studio One
Public Ticket $105, Member Ticket $85
Racing to the Finish Line: Making Modern Art
Class
July 28 – August 1
Studio Two
Public Ticket $210, Member Ticket $170