Tween Workshops (Grades 7–9)

These drawing workshops provide the opportunity to focus deeply on a topic in the Gallery’s collection through close looking, sketching, and conversation.

Teens enrolled in grades 7 through 9 are invited to participate. Taught by artists and museum educators, each two-and-a-half-hour workshop consists of conversation and hands-on drawing instruction in the galleries. All workshops begin in the Founders Room, located adjacent to the West Building Rotunda. Participants must be dropped off and picked up by a designated parent or guardian. Workshops are free, but preregistration is required. See the schedule below for program topics, times, dates, and online registration form.

Sign Language

Sign language interpretation is available for Tween Workshops. Please request this service in the comments field on the online registration form.

Winter 2015 Workshop Schedule

Click here to register for Tween Workshops.

Light into Dark

Study 18th-century baroque paintings to learn how dramatic storytelling was achieved through the technique of chiaroscuro, then experiment with approaches of representing light and shadow using conté crayon on toned paper. This topic is offered five times; please choose one session to attend.

Sunday, January 25, 1:00–3:30
Sunday, February 1, 1:00–3:30
Sunday, February 8, 1:00–3:30
Sunday, February 22, 1:00–3:30
Sunday, March 1, 1:00–3:30

When all workshop spaces are full, please add your name to the waiting list here.

Family Programs

Check out programs for younger siblings.


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