A young artist poses alongside her life-sized self-portrait.

Moira, age 10, works on her larger-than-life Pop Art sculpture.

Sara, age 8, shows off her artwork.

Cheryl, age 14, sketches with charcoal on toned paper.

A student takes a digital photograph of raked sand for a photography project inspired by the exhibition Edward Weston: Life Work.

A student uses acrylic paints to add color to her sculpture.

Sophia, age 11, proudly stands with her cityscape mixed media artwork.

Summer Art Workshops 2015 at The Heckscher Museum

StART with ART this summer!
Sign up early. Class size is limited.
Call 631.351.3250, Monday - Friday.

All workshops take place 10:00 am - 12:00 noon.
Drop-off on the front steps of the Museum. Join the fun after each workshop with a family tour and free activities in the Museum at 12:00 noon.

Print Version

Print Version

Print Version


Registration is required for all workshops. Sign up early! Class size is limited. Call 631.351.3250, Monday through Friday.

Fees include Museum admission and art materials.

1-Day Workshop
Members** $20; Non-Members $25

2-Day Workshop (must attend both days)
Members** $40; Non-Members $50

**Member price available with a Family Membership or above, which is current at the time the workshop takes place.

In the event of a registrant's cancellation, the Museum will issue a credit that may be used toward programs during the same calendar year.

View student artwork from past Summer Art Workshops


Q: What will my child LEARN?

A: Workshops are inspired by the exhibitions on view in the Museum. Children learn about original works of art  in the galleries and also learn art-making skills as they create their own art.

Museum Educators highlight specific works of art to act as inspiration for children's artwork. Using guided questioning, Educators engage children in active group discussions. These lessons address key concepts including subject matter, style, materials used, as well as elements and principles of art. Group discussions enhance children's oral communication, critical thinking skills, and visual literacy. 

Q: What will my child CREATE ?

A: The Museum believes that exposure to a wide range of art materials and methods is critical, particularly for the younger age groups. The materials and techniques are age appropriate for each workshop.  

Art materials and techniques children explore may include the following:
  • Printmaking (relief printing, rubbings, silk-screening)
  • Oil and chalk pastel drawing
  • Watercolor painting
  • Acrylic painting
  • Colored pencil drawing
  • Watercolor resists
  • Collage
  • Three-dimensional work with: clay, wire, Pariscraft, Model Magic, and/or found objects
  • Observational drawing


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