Students in the workshop learning how to dress a mannequin. 

School Workshops

August 13, 2018 – May 31, 2019, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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Activate the material covered on your tour by allowing your students to apply skills during hands on art making lessons. Studio workshops are inspired by the works of art viewed on docent led tours. Students work with the Museum’s Learning and Creativity educators and learn methods for creating art in a variety of techniques and media. GRAM workshops are designed to scaffold and meet each student where they are, regardless of grade level. Workshops occur in the Crane Art Studio, located in the lower level of the Grand Rapids Art Museum Education Center. Workshops are typically one hour in length, and available as an add-on experience to a docent-led tour.bRequests must be received no later than 3 weeks in advance. For more information please contact Emily Jarvi, School Experience Manager at 616.831.2928 or

School tours and workshops may be requested during open museum hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm

Workshop Pricing
$50 per class
Fee includes instruction led by the Museum’s Learning and Creativity educators, the use of the studio, and all supplies.

Admission may be paid by check, cash, or credit card, at the time of arrival. Parties choosing to pay by cash must organize and collect payment prior to arrival and pay for the group as a whole in one sum.

To book your reservation, please complete this form and send it to Emily Jarvi, School Experience Manager via fax at 616.831.1001 or email it to Reservations may also be completed via phone at 616.831.2928.
School Experience Request Form

The following workshop themes are available for school groups:
Art + History
Learn about visual narratives and atmospheric perspective through the creation of a multi-layered landscape incorporating visual clues.

Learning to Look
Explore Ellsworth Kelly’s process for creating abstract reinterpretations by deconstructing images of the natural world.

Green Features
Create a panoramic landscape and mixed media piece while learning about the properties of recyclable vs. non-recyclable materials, in the world’s first LEED Gold certified art museum.

Current Exhibitions
Explore art making techniques and media inspired by the artists and works of art featured in our current exhibitions.

Permanent Collection
Explore art making techniques and media inspired by the artists and works of art featured in our permanent collection.