Museum School

New schedule for Spring and Summer 2014!

From painting and sculpture to photography and design, the studio art classes and workshops at the Museum School offer a variety of art experiences for both the beginner and the experienced artist. Spend four weeks getting personalized instruction in the medium you most want to explore. Come by for a hands-on Saturday workshop with a regional artist. Be inspired by the Taubman’s innovative exhibitions and rich permanent collection. 

Saturday Workshops

Adult Studio Classes

Children's Saturday Workshops

How To Register


Saturday Workshops

Exercise your creative mind. Join us on Saturdays for a series of workshops with regional artists.

Paper Cutting Workshop for Adults

Instructor: mural artist Jennifer Anderson
Date: Saturday, August 30th, 2014
Time: 10:30am - 3:00pm
Fee: $40 Students/Educators, $45 Members, $50 Non-members

Learn more about her passion for the craft of papercutting and try the process for yourself! View her mural: Resolute Understandings of Fragile Things at the Taubman Museum of Art today.

Learn the delicate art of the exacto knife in this workshop on paper cutting. Participants will learn about the rich global history of cutting paper for art making while also gaining technical aspects on the process. Everyone will work through a small project with assistance from the instructor. No prior experience is needed. Bring your ideas and patience for this beautiful and meditative process. 


Studio Classes

Learn a new skill or update your technique in a familiar medium. Classes are taught by a professional artist in small groups, so you receive the support and guidance you need.

Wine & Paint: Inspired by Permanent Collection Pieces

Instructor: Lindee Katdare
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2014 (Inspired by Pablo Picasso)
Thursday, August 14, 2014 (Inspired by Audrey Flack)
Thursday, August 21, 2014 (Inspired by Judith Lieber)
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Fee: $45 members, $50 non-members

In this exclusive event, we provide everything you need for a relaxing, creative evening. Artist Lindee Katdare provides stroke by stroke instructions, paint, a 16" x 20" canvas, brushes, and easel. Your one-of-a-kind artwork inspired by the museum's exhibitions is yours to take home! No experience necessary. Registration fee includes one glass of wine. Take part in each session, inspired by a different work in our collection. You have three opportunities to participate in this exciting activity!


Children's Saturday Workshops

Join us for one Saturday a month as we explore different art techniques and topics.  Each workshop will cover a different theme or technique that piques your young artist’s interest!  Topics include: Soapstone Carving, Graphic Novels, Papermaking, and Clay Sculpting!  

Introduction to Graphic Novel Illustration

Instructor: Katherine Devine
Date: Saturday, August 9th, 2014
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Ages: 9-12
Fee: $10 members, $15 non-members

Learn about the rich history of graphic novels and comic books and Japanese manga, we will learn some basic drawing techniques and materials to bring your own stories and characters to life!  All supplies are provided.

How To Register

  • Online (Follow the class title link above)
  • By Phone, call 540.342.5760
  • By Mail, mail check to Taubman Museum of Art, c/o Museum School, 110 Salem Ave SE, Roanoke, VA 24011
  • In Person

Enrollment for each class is limited; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Full payment must accompany registration; the Museum accepts cash, check, or credit card. Registered students will recieve a confirmation by email the week prior to the start of class, with details about class requirements, supplies, and museum procedures. Photographers are on duty at museum events to capture images for the museum's archives and publications. If you prefer not to have pictures taken of yourself or family members, please notify the instructor. 

Fees are nonrefundable except when the Taubman cancels a class.

For more information, call 540.342.5760.