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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

  • Artist Demonstration

    MediaLab Spring Expo

    Friday, May 29, 2:00–6:00 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

  • Studio Workshop

    Metal and Surface: Jewelry Design

    Saturday, June 6, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

    Fee: $95 for the one-session workshop (includes Museum admission and materials). Limited student discounts available.

  • Sunday Studio

    Musical Drawings

    Sunday, June 7, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

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Teens Take the Met!

Take over the Met for the night! Drop in for teen-only activities across the Museum, organized by over fifty NYC cultural and community organizations.

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.