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Art-Making Programs

Interact with artists and draw inspiration from the collection as you make your own work and learn about old and new artistic processes. Open to people of all levels of experience who are interested in exploring different types of art making.

Studio Workshops

Create your own artwork inspired by objects in the collection and learn new methods of art making with the guidance of expert artists and designers. Open to adults of all levels of experience.

Drop-in Drawing

Draw inspiration from original works of art! Join talented art instructors in the galleries for informal sketching fun.

Sunday Studio

Try your hand at creating works of art right next to the ones in the Museum's galleries.

Artist Demonstrations

Experience art making up close as you watch artists create in real time and engage in an informal conversation about artistic processes.

Copyist Program

Set up your studio in the Met to study a work of art. Apply for this special program to work with select wet and dry mediums directly in front of your choice of artwork.

Upcoming Art-Making Programs

  • Program for Visitors Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted

    Seeing Through Drawing

    Saturday, April 18, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • Sunday Studio

    Metal and Wire: Ancient Adornment

    Sunday, April 19, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Studio Workshop

    Clay Sculpture: The Emotive Portrait

    Saturday, April 25, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

    Fee: $215 for the two-session workshop (includes Museum admission and materials). Limited student discounts available.

  • Program for Visitors Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted

    Seeing Through Drawing

    Saturday, April 18, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • Sunday Studio

    Metal and Wire: Ancient Adornment

    Sunday, April 19, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Studio Workshop

    Clay Sculpture: The Emotive Portrait

    Saturday, April 25, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

    Fee: $215 for the two-session workshop (includes Museum admission and materials). Limited student discounts available.

  • Studio Workshop

    Clay Sculpture: The Emotive Portrait

    Sunday, April 26, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

    Fee: $215 for the two-session workshop (includes Museum admission and materials). Limited student discounts available.

  • Program for Visitors Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted

    Seeing Through Drawing

    Saturday, April 18, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • Sunday Studio

    Metal and Wire: Ancient Adornment

    Sunday, April 19, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Studio Workshop

    Clay Sculpture: The Emotive Portrait

    Saturday, April 25, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

    Fee: $215 for the two-session workshop (includes Museum admission and materials). Limited student discounts available.

  • Studio Workshop

    Clay Sculpture: The Emotive Portrait

    Sunday, April 26, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

    Fee: $215 for the two-session workshop (includes Museum admission and materials). Limited student discounts available.

  • Drop-in Drawing

    Pattern on Form

    Friday, May 1, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Sunday Studio

    Tiny Paintings

    Sunday, May 3, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Program for Visitors Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted

    Seeing Through Drawing

    Saturday, May 9, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

    Free; reservations are required

  • Teen Program

    Saturday Sketching—Architecture (Ages 11–18)

    Saturday, May 9, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

    Free; reservations are encouraged.

  • Drop-in Drawing

    Volume and Form

    Friday, May 15, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Program for Visitors Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted

    Seeing Through Drawing

    Saturday, April 18, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • Sunday Studio

    Metal and Wire: Ancient Adornment

    Sunday, April 19, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Studio Workshop

    Clay Sculpture: The Emotive Portrait

    Saturday, April 25, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

    Fee: $215 for the two-session workshop (includes Museum admission and materials). Limited student discounts available.

  • Studio Workshop

    Clay Sculpture: The Emotive Portrait

    Sunday, April 26, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

    Fee: $215 for the two-session workshop (includes Museum admission and materials). Limited student discounts available.

  • Drop-in Drawing

    Pattern on Form

    Friday, May 1, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Sunday Studio

    Tiny Paintings

    Sunday, May 3, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

  • Program for Visitors Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted

    Seeing Through Drawing

    Saturday, May 9, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

    Free; reservations are required

  • Teen Program

    Saturday Sketching—Architecture (Ages 11–18)

    Saturday, May 9, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

    Free; reservations are encouraged.

  • Drop-in Drawing

    Volume and Form

    Friday, May 15, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Drop-in Drawing

    Light and Shadows

    Friday, June 5, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

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Seeing Through Drawing

In this class for adults who are blind or partially sighted, learn innovative techniques that make drawing accessible.

Children's Art Classes, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Inspire creativity and lifelong connections with art. Art programs for children are available to Members starting at the Family/Dual level.

Free Programs for Adults

Download the current Free Programs for Adults brochure (PDF), which includes gallery talks, exhibition tours, lectures, Sunday at the Met events, and art-making programs. You can also find up-to-date program listings on our online calendar.