Learn & Do

Interdisciplinary programs, classes, and community partnerships engage all ages and invite direct access to artists, art, and making—always with an eye toward decoding and celebrating the complexity of art in America. Our offerings take place at the museum and out in the world, in schools and parks, on streets and bridges.

Coming in 2018: The Center for Creativity

When the M reopens in 2018, we’re eager for you to explore the opportunities you’ll find in our new creative learning center (where the former Project Space used to reside). The innovative Center for Creativity is a unique learning space will offer studio art classes, like painting and sculpture, as well as folk arts classes led by makers from St. Paul’s varied cultural communities.

“Artist takeovers” will feature working artists-in-residence and provide museum visitors a chance to engage with art-making in process. The M is also increasing its offerings for children and families, with workshops for youth in the summer and regular Family Days, which offer interactive experiences for kids of all ages.

You’ll find a variety of opportunities to learn, grow, and find your own creative voice in the M’s new Center for Creativity. Check back this summer for details about next year’s studio class offerings, educational programs, and intergenerational creative workshops.


Courtney Gerber
Curator of Learning & Engagement

Creator Kids

This arts residency is designed for 4th and 5th grade students in St. Paul Public Schools. Through writing, looking, and artmaking, CreatorKids hones visual literacy, critical thinking, vocabulary building, and the ability to work across subjects. The residency also provides an opportunity for students to engage with adults working in the creative field and introduces the museum as a welcoming and relevant space. In April 2018, the M will partner with a visual artist and a spoken word artist from TruArtsSpeaks for a week of hands-on learning and creative workshops with 5th grade students and teachers in Mississippi Creative Arts School and Galtier Community School.