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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

  • Summer Programs (Ages 11–18)

    Teen Summer Studio—Portraiture (Ages 15–18)

    Friday, July 31, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

    Free, but the application period for this class is now closed.

  • Sunday Studio

    Personal Portraits

    Sunday, August 2, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Sunday Studio

    Personal Portraits

    Sunday, August 2, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Summer Programs (Ages 11–18)

    Teen Summer Studio—Portraiture (Ages 15–18)

    Friday, July 31, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

    Free, but the application period for this class is now closed.

  • Sunday Studio

    Personal Portraits

    Sunday, August 2, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Teen Program

    Saturday Sketching—Body and Pose (Ages 11–18)

    Saturday, August 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

    Reservations are now closed.

  • Sunday Studio

    Personal Portraits

    Sunday, August 16, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Drop-in Drawing

    MetFridays—Body and Pose

    Friday, August 21, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Sunday Studio

    Composite Creatures

    Sunday, September 6, 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, September 12, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • Drop-in Drawing

    MetFridays—Drop-in Drawing: Faces

    Friday, September 18, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • Sunday Studio

    Sculpted Figures

    Sunday, October 4, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

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

  • Copyist Program

    Copyist Program: October–December Sessions

    Wednesday, October 7, 12:30–4:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission, but prior application is required.

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

Spark imagination, creativity, and lifelong connections with art at the Met! Sign up for classes taught by experienced educators and teaching artists who use the entire Museum—from the studios to the galleries—as an expanded classroom.

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.