Art Making at the Rubin Museum
We provide numerous ways for visitors of all ages to make art in relation to our collection and special exhibitions.
Family Learning programs at the Rubin Museum are shared art experiences for children and their adult partners.
Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • Ages 2–4
The Yak Packers look at, touch, and explore Himalayan art inspired by the museum's collection. Classes include play, storytelling, trips to the galleries, and art-making activities. Learn more
Family Art Labs
Second Saturday of the month, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. • Ages 5 and older
Participants explore intriguing paintings, sculptures, and objects in the museum’s exhibitions and then create their own works of art. Learn more
These large, museum-wide celebrations are fun for the whole family. Learn more
Teen Art Labs
Teen Art Labs offer an opportunity to discuss art critically, think creatively, work with professional artists, and make art. Learn more
Art Making Classes
Art making classes at the Rubin Museum provide participants with opportunities to deeply reflect on Himalayan art through artistic expression, while developing individual artistic skill through different mediums. Experienced artist-instructors guide participants in small class settings that take place after hours in museum galleries and designated art studio spaces. Learn more
Mondays, On-going, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Auspicious Stitches is a weekly workshop for adults that works on individual and collaborative projects using embroidery, appliqué, and other fiber arts inspired by the RMA collection. Learn More
Mala Making Workshop: Malas for Gifting
Give the gift of prayer beads… made by you. Create your own strand of semi-precious mala to give as a gift, guided by experts from Beads of Paradise NYC, and a Tibetan lama. Learn More
True Nature: A Contemplative Drawing Workshop with Barbara Bash
See the Rubin Museum’s collection of sacred art anew in this contemplative drawing workshop with Barbara Bash, the author of the illustrated journal True Nature. No experience necessary. Learn More