Children Education Overview

The Masur has a long tradition of teaching art classes to children of all ages. The opportunities for children eager to learn about the world of art have only increased in the past few years. In addition to the regularly offered classes below, please check our Current and Upcoming Classes for information on special workshops for children.

Drop-In Art Activities:

Offered the first Saturday of every month, these free activities are for children of all ages. Drop by the museum any time between 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. on the scheduled day. Children will work on an art project that relates either through subject matter, medium, or technique, to the exhibition currently on display. Please note if the first of the month falls on a holiday or museum installation day the event will be rescheduled. Current schedules can be found in the Current and Upcoming Classes section of our website.

These events are free and open to the public.

My Mini Masur:

A special program to accompany and enhance the Drop-In Art Activities. Children who sign up for My Mini Masur will enjoy a year of art activities and collecting artist art supplies to carry in their own take-home art bin. Enrollment in the program lasts for 12 months and you can sign up at any time. Children will receive their own My Mini Masur Art Bin. When they attend the monthly Drop-In art activities they will make an art project and will collect a special art supply. These supplies will fit nicely inside their art bin when they leave the museum. A special prize will be awarded on the last month of the enrollment period. Each activity corresponds with the exhibition currently on view.

This program is a wonderful way to get your children involved in art and for them to begin collecting their very own art supplies. The annual cost to participate in My Mini Masur is $30 for the first child of the household and $25 for each additional child of the same household.

This program is open to children of any age, though we have found children ages 3–12 tend to enjoy it the most. To sign up bring your child to the Drop-In Art Activity, which is usually held on the first Saturday of each month. You may also visit our Sign-Up section or call 318.329.2237 to sign up today.

Summer Art Camp:

These are the Masur’s most popular children’s classes of the year! Offered weekly for 4–6 weeks of the summer, a range of classes are scheduled each year focusing on a variety of art making processes. In general, children will learn drawing and design skills while experimenting with a variety of materials. Depending on the class, students will also try their hand at sculpture, drawing, collage, painting, screenprinting, and printmaking with the Masur’s etching press. Students will tour the museum and develop art vocabulary. Summer Art Camp will foster an appreciation and love for art. Students will create several works of art to take home!

Camps are taught by either Curator of Education Jenny Burnham or a professional art teacher from one of our area elementary schools. Classes are divided by age group and are available for children ages 5 – 12.

Winter Workshops:

Held during the winter break from school. This half-day class offers students a mini-version of our popular Summer Art Camps.

Children will learn art vocabulary and create their own works of art to take home.