The Emerson believes that creative self-expression enriches people’s lives and our community. Working artists-teachers, including those who exhibit work in the Emerson’s contemporary art galleries, teach our classes and workshops. These are exhibit-inspired, community-based interdisciplinary explorations of painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, printmaking, ceramics, and new genre.

Emerson’s education classes are offered in four sessions, Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Average session dates and enrollment periods are listed below. If you are checking this page in between these time frames class listings may not be available. Please contact the Education Curator for more information about year round offerings.

Fall Schedule: Classes run Early/Mid-September – Early/Mid-November
Winter: Classes run Mid-January – Mid-March
Spring: Classes run Early April – End of May
Summer: Classes run Mid-June – Early/Mid-August

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Many Emerson tenants also teach out of their studios.

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EXHIBIT-RELATED EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH

Our exhibit-related educational programing offers opportunities for all ages. The Schools in the Gallery Program is a FREE education outreach program available to school-aged children. We provide docent-led tours of current exhibits followed by an optional hands-on art activity that uses techniques and media similar to those employed by the artist.

Tours are available to university, homeschool, public and private groups of all ages.

The Emerson also offers classes, workshops and lectures for all ages relating to current exhibits. Please check our exhibit and education schedules for more information.

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