Youth Classes


2nd and 3rd Wednesdays of each month/ 1-2 PM
Ages 3 – 5 with accompanying adult
$12 Members, $18 Non-Members/ Adults free

This is an art experience your child will love. Hear stories, play games and get messy with all sorts of art materials. Price includes both Wednesdays. New activities each month. Preregistration required. Call HMA to register at 828.327.8576

Click Here to download Pint Size Picassos Registration Form

Second Thursday of each month  
10:30-11:45 AM or 1-2:15 PM
Ages 5+ (must be 5 by 10/1/2016)
$8 per class HMA Members/$12 per class Nonmembers

Students will be led through the galleries while examining works of art on their level. From gallery inspiration, students will then create artwork of their own. Different media will be used each month for experimentation. Pre-registration required. Upcoming classes: October 13, November 10 & December 8.

Call 828-327-8576 to register today.

Click Here to download a 2016-17 Homeschool Art Classes brochure & registration form.

Saturday, April 8
10 AM-12 PM & 2-4 PM

Explore science and art at Catawba Science Center and Hickory Museum of Art. Design, build, observe and create during STEAM hands-on activities with CSC, HMA, the Girl Scouts and science professionals from 10 am - 12 pm and 2 pm - 4 pm. Activities located at both HMA and CSC. ($8 entrance to CSC for nonmembers of CSC, free activities in HMA)


Saturday, April 22, 10 AM-2 PM
(Rain date: April 23, 1-4 PM)
SALT Block Lawn

Join in the Earth Day fun. Make a recycled art project Participate in other activities hosted by area organizations, in this free event.


K-2nd grade
3 Wednesdays: April 26, May 3 & 10
4-5 PM
$25 HMA Members  
$35 Nonmembers

Flowers, butterflies and insects! They’re all a part of spring. We’ll use clay to make a butterfly, watercolor flowers, and collage insects. A mixed media class for all.


3rd – 6th grade
3 Mondays: May 8, 15 & 22
4-5 PM
$25 HMA Members  
$35 Nonmembers

Students will check out the sculpture from Jonathan Brilliant in the Coe gallery and be inspired to make their own sculptures. Wire, recycled items and wood will be used along with some surprise materials. 




Thanks to the LB Lane Family Foundation and Kulynych Family Foundation, HMA has scholarships available for adults and children who normally can't afford to take classes. One student recipient stated, "The reason I want to attend the Facial Facades camp is because it would help me to achieve my future dream of becoming a beautician. I will get the start I need to begin my path into the world of beauty. One day, I may be able to help people who cannot afford expensive makeovers. I also hope this would be the beginning of some new friendships." 

Click here for Art Class Scholarship Form