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Preschool Classes

Classes are held in the Museum Academy classrooms located downstairs in the Museum. Enter on the North Patio - pond side at Big Spring Park. Look for the Museum Academy entrance! Space is limited to 8 students per class. Museum gallery visits included for inspiration. All materials are provided for the children's classes. All New Projects!

Fee covers the dates listed with each class.

If the class you want is SOLD OUT, please email your name and phone number to Laura E. Smith, Director of Education/Museum Academy at lsmith@hsvmuseum.org to be added to the waiting list.

Visit hsvmuseum.org for more information on FAQ's regarding class cancellation policies and other related Common Questions.


Inclement Weather Policy for Children and Teens Camps/Classes:

During inclement weather, the Huntsville Museum of Art’s Museum Academy schedule will follow that of the Huntsville City Schools: If the school system closes, the Museum Academy classes will also be postponedThe classes will then meet at their next regularly scheduled timeWhen camps/classes or workshops are postponed, there will be a recorded message at 256.535.6372. Check the Museum's website and Facebook page. In the event that Museum Academy camps/classes or workshops are postponed due to inclement weather or other factors beyond our control, we will make every effort to reschedule these classes at the end of the session by adding on an additional week to the schedule.


COVID-19 UPDATE: The Huntsville Museum of Art actively follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for Businesses and Employers Guidelines, in addition to the guidelines from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and City of Huntsville and Madison County with regard to holding workshops, classes and camps at the Museum. We are currently taking registrations for workshops, camps and classes. We have a limited number of participants and in alignment with guidelines outlined by Governor Kay Ivey. 

Huntsville Museum of Art – Museum Academy

Please take a moment to review our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Safety Measures.

  • Entry to the Museum is not permitted if you have a fever or are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
  • In addition to the rules laid out by the State, the Museum will require all visitors to wear a mask or facial covering.
  • All Museum Academy Staff, Instructors and Students (children and adults) are required to wear masks during camps and classes.
  • Children's Camp/Class: A staff member equipped with PPE gear will be taking your child’s temperature with a no contact infrared thermometer at check-in. In accordance with current CDC and ADPH guidelines, any child with a temperature elevated to 100.4 or higher will not be admitted at the Museum Academy.
  • There will be a limited number of students per classroom to allow for social distancing.
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. CDC signage is located in all restrooms and classrooms.
  • Restrooms, high-traffic areas, hands-on exhibits and classrooms are thoroughly cleaned frequently throughout the day.
  • The Museum Academy is equipped with hand sanitizer containing an alcohol-based formula that kills 99.99% of the most common germs that may cause illness.

Signage is posted outside the Museum Academy regarding the Coronavirus Safety Measures.

For more information about what the Museum is doing to help limit the spread of disease, visit hsvmuseum.org.

Take advantage of a 10% DISCOUNT on early registration for children and teens' classes. Use promotion code summer21artworks by May 28, 2021. 

Pam Anderson
March 23, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 11 (added new date due to a weather delay) (6 Tuesdays)

3:45-4:45 p.m.
Create clay animals as well as painted butterflies and colorful flower masterpieces as seen in the stories Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert and Spring Things by Bob Raczka.

Price $65 members/$80 non-members

Anna Sue Courtney
June 7, 9, 11 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
10-11 a.m.

Students explore various art media from drawing, painting and sculpting. Media include oil pastel, paint, and wood.

Price $40 members/ $55 non-members

Anna Sue Courtney
June 8, 10, 15, 17 (Tuesdays, Thursdays)
10-11 a.m.

Join the fun – “squish, squash, pinch, and pull”—by creating a variety of clay vessels and animals. We’ll glaze your pieces, too!

Price $55 members/$70 non-members

Anna Sue Courtney
June 14, 16, 18 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
10-11 a.m.

Create all kinds of bright and shiny paintings and 3-D art using a variety of sparkling and reflective materials. Learn about color and light while making stunning eye-catching art. 

Price $40 members/ $55 non-members

Anna Sue Courtney
July 12, 14, 16 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
10-11 a.m.

Become gallery explorers and join the safari for wild animals, insects and pets. Create fun paintings, sculptures and collages of your favorite animals and critters.

Price $40 members/ $55 non-members