Studio Programs


Registration for classes must be done in person at the Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St. Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-4pm. For more information call 575.522.3120 or email  Classes are subject to cancellation if they do not meet minimum enrollment. 

Please note that programs listed may be updated, rescheduled, cancelled, or altered in observance of public health orders. All changes will be announced on or social media. 

Scholarships are available through the generosity of the Foundation for Las Cruces Museums’ William Wachtel Memorial Scholarship Fund. To apply visit

Onsite classes are back!!

Studio Programs offer access to creative learning opportunities for children, teens, and adults in the Las Cruces community. Classes are for people of all skill levels, and students have the chance to learn a new skill or enhance existing knowledge while guided by local, experienced, and qualified professional artists.

Spring Session 1 registration for all classes closes at 4pm on March 12, 2022.

Discover the artist within through various classes including:

Spring Session 1: March 15-April 23, 2022

Adult Classes (ages 18+)

  • Beginning Ceramics - 
    • Tuesdays from 10am-1230pm  ($120)
    • Saturdays from 130-4pm  ($120)
  • Landscapes - Wednesdays from 530-730pm  ($80)
  • Ceramics II - Thursdays from 530-8pm  ($120)
  • Impressionism - Thursdays from 530-730pm ($80)  

Kids / Teens Classes

  • Teen Ceramics (ages 13-18) - Wednesdays from 530-730pm ($60)
  • Teen Acrylics (ages 13-18) - Thursdays from 530-730pm ($60)
  • Kids Drawing & Painting (ages 6-10) - Saturdays from 10am-12pm ($50)
  • Kids Go Green (ages 10-13) - Saturdays from 10am-12pm ($50)
  • Kids Clay (ages 6-10) - Saturdays from 10am-12pm ($50)
  • Drawing & Painting (ages 10-13) - Saturdays from 130-330pm ($50)

Friday Night Painting Parties (18+) for 2022

An evening of painting, socializing, and FUN!  No art skills needed. All supplies will be provided. $20 per person.  Each will be held from 6-8pm with snacks and drinks.  Sign up now as classes are filling up FAST!!

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Adult Classes

  1. Ceramics Classes
  2. Mixed Media
  3. Painting & Drawing

Beginner Ceramics

This class is designed for beginner students to learn and practice basic techniques for building functional ceramic forms. Begin by exploring hand-building techniques such as coil and slab building, then move on to creating forms such as bowls, cups, and mugs on the potter’s wheel. Learn about glazing techniques and bring home functional pottery.

Kids / Teens Classes

  1. Ceramics
  2. Drawing & Painting
  3. Mixed Media

Kids Clay (ages 10-13)

Students will get to have fun and get messy with clay in between their fingers. Students will learn about clay and ceramics while being led by the instructor to create ceramic artworks such as ice cream bowls, bird houses, animal faces and more. Each student gets to paint their work at the end and go home with multiple works of art.

Teen Ceramics (ages 13-18)

Students in this class will learn some basics of ceramics and then move on to learn the ancient art of wheel- throwing pottery under the direction of one of our art instructors. In this class, teens are introduced to the potter’s wheel to learn the tricky yet extremely fun and tactile skill of wheel throwing. Students will learn how to create bowls, plates, mugs and more, which will then be glazed and taken home at the end of class.