Youth Art Classes

 Expect the unexpected with these “out of the box” art encounters for young artists ages 6-16.

Held on the first and third Saturday from 10:30 am-12:00 pm, (unless otherwise specified) the series will explore a variety of art approaches guaranteed to “get your nerd out!” All supplies are furnished.  Come dressed to mess.

  • October 28: Ages 10-16
    Halloween Maskmaking (10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)
    Materials fee $5
  • November 4: Ages 9-16
    Create your own buttons, keychains, stickers and magnets
    (10:30 a.m. –noon) Materials fee $5
  • November 18: Ages 6-8
    Fantasy Pets mini habitats.
    (Children ages 6-8 must be accompanied by an adult.)
  • December 2 and 16: Ages 13-16
    Printmaking Techniques (10:30 a.m. -1 p.m.) Materials fee $5
    (Note: Students must sign up for both December sessions.)

Future classes: Bookmaking, dioramas, circuit board art, kaleidoscopes, black-light art, mini terrariums, paper dresses and more!

Students must register NO LATER than three days before the class begins. Limit of 12 per class.

Registration Fee:

$5 per session for Museum Members and $10 for Guests. Additional materials fees as noted $5.

All age groups:  Please DO NOT drop off your child outside the Museum. Escort your child into the building to ensure classes are taking place.
Parents/caregiver: Please plan to attend all classes for the 6-8 age group.

Cancellations due to weather or other circumstances will be made prior to the scheduled class. An email and/or phone notice will go out notifying all of the cancellation and it will be posted on the DuMA Facebook page. Please make sure we have your most updated information to be contacted.


After successfully registering, you will receive an email with a health and photo release form attached as a .pdf file.  All students are required to have both forms on file for our classes. Please return these completed forms on the date of the first program. You may also save and email a copy to or print and mail the completed form to:
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St, Dubuque, IA 52001.

Questions?  Please contact:
Margaret Buhr
Director of Education

Dubuque Museum of Art