ADULT Programs

We have a variety of adult classes and workshops for those who love to learn! Many of our classes are on rolling admission and some are drop-in to offer a bit of flexibility for busy lives. Check back often to see new opportunities.






Intermediate Clay Class
Madison Moreno
Sun, Feb 23 – Mar 29, 12-3 PM
5 weeks
Cost: Non-member $225.00                   Member: $202.00

Do you have an interest in impressing friends and family with quality handmade ceramic pots created by you? Or just impress yourself with your awesome-ness! The New Bedford Art Museum is running an intermediate ceramic class that will teach you how to do just that! Over the course of five classes, you will learn how to make tableware such as lidded pots, teapots, teacups and saucers and a tray for a fun and unique set that represents your personality and style! 25 lbs of clay included.

Registration closes Feb 20, 2020, at 5 PM






Adult Introduction to Wood Carving
Bill White
Sun, Apr 19 – May 17, 2 – 4 PM
4-weeks, no class May 10

Non-Members: $170     Member: $155

Learn the art of woodcarving with Bill. This is a beginner’s class. Create your own low relief carving with step by step instructions from a local woodcarver and artist. You choose the theme.
Pre-registration is required. Minimum 6 participants to run class.
Sign up by April 1, 2020 so we can pre-order the wood carving kits for you.
On-line registration: Best Way.
Questions? Email [email protected] / [email protected]


Unable to commit to a session? Check out our Workshops!

Clay Handbuilding & Wheelworking
Thurs, 6 – 8 PM,  Sat, 10 – 12 PM,  rolling admission
Non-Member: $28      Member: $25

Complimentary 2lbs of clay is provided for the first class.  Additional clay can be purchased for the following classes; $5 per 5 pounds. Low fire glazes and firings included.

FEBRUARY adult clay classes. Select class by date to register.

*Please note that if the website does not allow you to register for a class, the class is full.*

Open Clay Studio

For our advanced adult clay students who can work independently, we are now offering open studio time during the week and weekend. No instructor is provided. Open studio is available during New Bedford Art Museum gallery hours, 12-5PM Wednesday through Sunday, when the clay studio is not being used for our regularly scheduled classes. Please call to schedule your time slot.

Cost: Member: $10/hr         Non-member $12/hr

Adult students interested in doing an open studio must either take one adult clay drop-in class or schedule a meeting ($10 for an hour) with the studio manager to review studio rules and practices.  Call Deb (508-961-3072) to make arrangements for Open Studio.

New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! reaches out to the following communities and beyond to engage a diverse audience, offer exemplary educational programming and provide a vibrant center for the arts: New Bedford, Marion, Mattapoisett, Dartmouth, Westport, Rochester, Wareham, Acushnet, Freetown, Berkley, Swansea, Fall River, Fairhaven, Middleborough, Bristol, Newport and Providence.