Education Outreach


Lansing Art Gallery Education Center, long recognized for its educational mission in the community, coordinates a variety of educational programs. The gallery provides arts education through guided tours and workshops, artist demonstrations, discussions, and instruction experiences for youth and adults. The gallery’s education outreach teaches students within all socioeconomic levels the importance of arts and culture and encourages future support and community involvement. For over thirty years, the gallery has provided learning opportunities for more than 13,000 young people.

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center offers on-site instruction with qualified teaching artists in a dedicated education space which hosts up to fifteen students per session. Workshops are available for all ages and skill levels. Focusing on experimentation and technique, workshops offer creative experiences through a variety of high-quality media and subject matter.

Educational opportunities for youth ages 7-12 include:
Art Camps: Students learn and experience creativity in the professional setting of Lansing Art Gallery. Young artists will explore creative processes, techniques and materials with the guidance of trained artists. Each series of classes culminates in a student art show in the Student Gallery!

Late Start Wednesday: Partnership with the Lansing School District offering hands on art making.

Art Scholarship Alert: Art Scholarship Alert is a juried art exhibition and scholarship competition for 9th – 12th graders residing or attending school in Ingham, Clinton, Eaton, Ionia, Shiawassee, Barry, Livingston, Calhoun and Jackson counties. This program gives recognition and financial assistance to outstanding art students, encourages artistic growth, and provides young artists an opportunity to participate in a professional gallery setting.

Ingham Student Art Exhibition: The Ingham Student Art Exhibit is a competition open to all K-12 students within the Ingham Intermediate School District service area.

Educational opportunities for adults:
Adult Workshops: Creative art making workshops for adults are an introductory level and gives you the opportunity to learn something new and are taught by a professional teaching artist.

Art Has No Barriers: An all-inclusive art class for students with and without disabilities. Students will learn to make their own art projects using various techniques and tools. No prior art experience necessary.

Guide Tours: Field trips to any of the Gallery’s exhibits are welcome. Experienced artists and educators provide guided tours, worksheets, and/or visual scavenger hunts for your students. We will also be happy to let you guide your own tour. Consider us for all your arts and communication classes.