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Explore your creativity for the first time—or the first time in years—at the Toledo Museum of Art. For more than a century, this community resource has offered classes for every age, every experience level, and every schedule. All classes and workshops are related to works of art in the TMA collection. Students will visit the galleries, learn about some of the iconic works of art, then combine that inspiration with their own creativity back in the studio. Looking for a creative outlet for the kids, wanting to try something new or seeking an opportunity to refine your skills? You’ll find it here.

Class Registration

The Summer 2016 Class Catalog is now available! The most up-to-date course offerings can be found on our registration page.

Summer Registration Deadlines
Session 1: April 24, 2016
Session 2: June 5, 2016
Summer Camps: May 29, 2016

Class_Catalog_Summer2016-COVERFour ways to register

Online Registration is the fastest and preferred method for those using a credit card. Visit our registration page to get started.

To apply a Museum gift card towards a class registration fee, please call 419-254-5080 or register in person by visiting the Education office Tuesday through Friday.
If paying by check*, please visit the Education office Tuesday through Friday or complete the registration form and mail with your payment (do not send cash) to:

Toledo Museum of Art
Attn: Class Registration
P.O. Box 1013
Toledo, OH 43697

*All returned checks are subject to a $20 service charge. Registrations must be paid in full to ensure participation. Unpaid registrations will not be accepted.

Visual Language Workshops

The language of the visual world—whether it’s seen inside or outside the galleries—can be a challenge to interpret. The Museum’s new series of free workshops aims to use the collection to engage in theories and methods for understanding imagery within art and beyond. “We’ve had a great response to these classes from many area companies, TMA staff, and volunteers,” said Mike Deetsch, Emma Leah Bippus Director of Education & Engagement. “This is a really thought-provoking, educational experience that we want to offer the public as part of our broader initiative to teach visual literacy.”

Availability is limited, so advanced registration is required. Register here. Interested in bringing a large group? Email to make arrangements.

Withdrawal Policy

Students withdrawing from a class should notify the Registrar in writing at least one week prior to the start of class by completing and submitting a withdrawal form via e-mail or regular mail. Students will receive credit to attend another class of similar value that must be used no later than the following semester. See the Class Withdrawal Policy and Form for complete information.


Teen Work Study PicScholarships now cover 100% of the registration fee for most classes. The Museum has a number of scholarship opportunities available for youth and adult students. Students submitting a Scholarship Application Form cannot register for class in advance. Only one scholarship form may be submitted per class, but multiple forms may be submitted for multiple classes. Scholarships are competitive and the volume of submissions is high; unfortunately applying does not guarantee automatic approval.

2016 Summer Art Class and Camp Scholarship Application

2016 Summer Art Class and Camp Scholarship Deadlines

Scholarship applications for Session 1 must be received by April 24, 2016.
Scholarship applications for Session 2 must be received by June 5, 2016.
Scholarship applications for Summer Camps must be received by May 29, 2016.

Teen Work Study

Teens ages 14-18 have the opportunity to serve as classroom assistants for children’s classes grades K-5. In exchange for their semester-long commitment, they receive one teen art class free of charge that same semester. Summer applications should be submitted by May 20, 2016. Teen Work Study Volunteer Application

Member Discounts

Members of the Toledo Museum of Art receive a discount on all classes. A membership is a great way to support your Museum, and in many ways it pays for itself! Join or renew today to save on classes for the whole family.

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