Programs and Classes

Programs at the Modern

All programming at the Modern relates to the collection, architecture, or special exhibitions. Each gallery class, studio workshop, art camp, family project, or discussion group is designed for a specific audience to enhance participants’ experiences and expand their ideas about art, the world, and the self. 

Our studio-based programs enlist the talents of North Texas artists to lead conversations and activities that apply and reinforce what is seen in the galleries, building, and grounds.

The Modern’s unique programs for children emphasize learning through direct observation of art and thoughtful art activities inspired by the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Area artists, museum docents, and education staff design and lead these programs, introducing children to some of the key ideas and techniques behind modern and contemporary art.

Free sketchbooks for children are available at the information desk or online for enjoyment at home. These sketchbooks, titled Ten Pages, are for children to record their ideas and inspirations while looking at works of art in the Modern's galleries. 

Please find additional online opportunities here.

Coiled Figure Project

Batik Painting Project

Art Camp: 10 Pages
Ages 4+

Modern educators and education intern designed 10 Art Camp projects that can be done from the comfort of your home. Follow the project plans to create drawings, build sculptures, take photos, and make paintings based off works in the Modern’s collection. Learn about ideas and techniques as you experience art from the collection through hands-on activities at your kitchen table. Share your creations with the Modern through #ArtCamp10Pages. Registration is not required.
A downloadable PDF is available here.

Scroll through the upcoming events below! For questions, please call 817.840.2121 or send an email from the form below.

A limited number of scholarships are available for fee-based programs. We do not wish anyone to be denied participation because of financial difficulties. Scholarship Application