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 18 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

Camps are available during the summer for young people ages 4 through 13 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

wee Wednesdays
Family Activities
Every Wednesday / 11 am - noon
Star Studio
Public Ticket $8, Member Ticket $5, Grown-up/Children under one Included with admission
Yoga at the IMA
Class
Saturdays 10 - 11 am; See description for complete list of dates.
Art and Nature Kindergarten-First Grade: Homeschool Program
Class
Fall Program: September & October, 10 am - noon (SOLD OUT) / Spring Program: February & March, 10 am - noon (Tickets available)
Bonsai 101
Class
Saturday, September 17 / 10 am-12 pm
Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse
Vintage Paper Wreath Ornament Workshop
Class
Wednesday, October 12 / 1-2:30 pm
Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse
Kusamono Pot Making & Planting
Special Event
Saturday, October 15 / 10 am-12 pm
Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse
Ornaments from Nature
Special Event
Saturday, October 22 / 10 am-12 pm
Greenhouse Atrium
Adult Studio Class: Ceramics Exploration
Class
October 27, November 3, 10, 17/ 6 - 8 pm
Studio 4
Evergreen Wreath Workshop
Class
Saturday, December 3 / 10 am-12 pm
Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse
Holiday Centerpiece Workshop
Class
Thursday, December 8 / 6-8 pm
Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse
Mobile Studio for Adults: Nude Drawing in the Galleries
Class
Thursday, December 8 / 6:30-8:30 pm
Mobile Studio for Kids Ages 8-12: Do a Little Dance
Class
Saturday, December 10 / 1-3 pm