Conservation Icons

Fifth grade students in Queens examined Russian Icons, studied  conservation values in science class,and made symbolic self portraits.

Wishes for the World

The Assyrian Genies in the Galleries of the Ancient Near East in the Brooklyn Museum were once a part of an expansive temple complex in Nimrud, a city in what is now Iraq. After an inquiry-based observation, students make observational drawings which incorporate their own symbols of power and protection. The genies contemporary powers have included their ability to transform. What do you wish for the world and yourself?  How can you invoke these wishes to effect the changes you need to see in yourself and the world? Appropriate for all age and ability groups.

Masks and Masquerades

Fall 2011

Students in this class visited the installation African Innovations and contemporary artist Nick Cave's Soundsuit to see how artists use movement and sound to make their work come alive. In the studio, they created their own movable artworks.


Brooklyn Museum

Gallery / Studio Program

Fall 2018


Courses fill up quickly and placement is not guaranteed. Early registration is encouraged.

Course fees
Members: $265; non-Members: $285
Members receive a discount on all courses. Email,
or call 718.501.6326, for your required Membership promotional code.

Scholarships are available for all youth and teen classes. Completed applications may be submitted to the Museum in person or by mail. Applications must be received by September 14.

Parking is available for Gallery/Studio students and families. After the free 15-minute drop-off period, the hourly rate applies.

Portfolio Development: Drawing

Ages 11–13

Saturday, 1:30–3:30 p.m.

October 6–December 15
(no class November 24)

All classes are two hours long.

Members $265, general $285

Take your drawing skills to the next level and learn what it takes to get into art-focused schools. Work with pencil, pastel, and ink to build portfolio pieces inspired by the Museum’s collection. Open to all levels of experience.

Taught by Gallery Studio Instructor,
Reynolds Tenazas-Norman



Brooklyn, NY

Drawing and Painting the

Female Figure

Spring 2017(Adults)

Take a trip through time as you explore depictions of female figures in ancient Egyptian sculpture, European painting, and contemporary art. Discuss the ways artists have challenged stereotypes about the role of women throughout history, then sketch and paint from live models to create your own works in acrylics and alternate materials such as metallic pencil.