Material Exploration (Ages 5–8)

Date and Time

October 1–December 3 (no class October 22 and November 26), 2022

Saturdays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm

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Get creative while discovering art in The Met collection! Experiment with different materials and learn about art concepts. Develop your own art portfolio through activities including painting, collage, sculpting, printmaking, and drawing.

This is a drop-off program. Classes are limited to 21 children and registration is required.

Saturdays, October 1–December 3 (no class October 22 and November 26), 2022, 10:30 am–12:30 pm

Fees: Members $355, Non-Members $425

Museum Members get early notification and can register before the general public. Members receive a 15% discount on all courses whenever they purchase a class. For Membership assistance email or call 212-570-3753.

Members priority registration begins Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 10 am (ET). Registration for non-Members begins Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 10 am (ET). Space is limited and classes fill quickly. Registration closes on Friday, September 2, 2022, 5 pm (ET), or when classes fill. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for information regarding class refunds and other policies. The Museum reserves the right to cancel a class at any time due to insufficient enrollment. In the event that we must cancel, we will issue a refund.

Questions? Email or call 212-570-3961.

A limited number of class scholarships are available. Apply for a scholarship.

Masks are recommended, but not required.

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