Workshops & Classes

Workshops & Classes

Classes for Children  Workshops for Adults • Summer Art Camp Zimmerli at Home

Classes at the Zimmerli 

The Zimmerli offers art classes for children and workshops for adults and families, which focus on fostering creativity in an engaging environment with inspiration from the museum’s collections and special exhibitions. Read on for upcoming offerings at the Zimmerli. Our partners at Rutgers Community Arts (formerly Mason Gross Extension Division) offer complementary courses for artists of all levels in drawing, painting, animation, and digital filmmaking. Click here for more information: Rutgers Community Arts

Registration: Interested participants can register via phone, email, or in person at the Zimmerli Art Museum. Please call 848.932.6175 or email You may also fax forms to 732.932.8201 or mail to Education Department, Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. You will receive a registration confirmation by email or phone. We are currently unable to offer online registration.

Parking Information: Metered parking is available on area streets (including a designated accessible space directly in front of the museum); additional paid parking is available in the Gateway Center Parking Garage. You can find additional information about parking locations and pricing on the New Brunswick Parking Authority website. 

Accessibility: Zimmerli classes are open to all. If you require accommodations for a disability, please let us know at least two weeks before the program begins so we can ensure you have the best possible experience.

Contact Us: If you have any additional questions, or wish to discuss what program is best for you or your child, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can be reached by phone at 848.932.6175 or by email at


Art Together

Saturdays / 10-11am
January 2, February 6, March 6, April 3, and May 1

We are continuing to run this program on Zoom in accordance with University guidelines and we hope you'll join us again! Please register here, and follow the instructions. (You need to re-register even if you have registered in the past.) If you register once, you'll have access to any or all of the following sessions: January 2, February 6, March 6, April 3, and May 1.

Can’t join us at that time? The program will be recorded and shared on our Zimmerli At Home site to watch whenever works best for your family.  

Art Adventures 

Tuesdays / 4-5pm 
 February 16 and 23; March 2, 9, 16, 23; April 13 and 20
Fee: $70 Zimmerli Members at family level and above / $80 Nonmembers

We’re still virtual, but we’d love to see you! Join us on Zoom for an 8-week virtual Art Adventures program. This program is for artists of all skill levels between the ages of 7 and 14. Participants learn new skills and create their own art inspired by works in the Zimmerli’s collection.

Register here. Please email if you have questions.


For our winter/spring lineup, we have doubled our watercolor offerings and introduced an oil pastel class. We hope you'll join us for at least one workshop to express your creativity and fight off cabin fever! 

Oil Pastels with Wes Sherman
Saturday, March 13 / 10:00am-Noon EST
In this workshop, you'll learn about the origins of oil pastels and their connection to Impressionism. Participants will learn basic skills and useful tips as they create their own oil pastel drawings. This workshop is inspired in part by our European collection and includes a brief look at several of those works.

Watercolors with Tom Rutledge
Saturday, January 3 / 11am to 1pm EST
Saturday, April 17 / 11am to 1pm EST

Advance your watercolor skills as you create your own painting under the guidance of Tom Rutledge. The January and April sessions have different themes and projects. 

No experience necessary and all are welcome. Participants must provide their own materials. Supply lists for each workshop can be found on the registration form. Registration confirmation and the Zoom link are sent once payment is received. 

Each workshop costs $30 ($25 for Zimmerli members). Sign up for both and receive a 10% discount. Sign up for all three workshops and receive a 15% discount. 

Register here.

A Zimmerli Education staff member will follow up within several business days to get payment information. Seating is limited, so register early to ensure your spot! If you have questions, please contact us at


July 6 through July 30, 2021
Four one-week sessions on Zoom – 9am to 12:15pm Eastern Time
Ages 6-14

Get ready for our first ever virtual Summer Art Camp! Children explore their creative sides and develop new skills in the arts alongside our wonderful teaching artists. Several favorite classes are returning, and we’ve added a few new ones as well. Although the Zimmerli remains temporarily closed due to the pandemic, creativity is sure to flourish in our virtual classrooms.

Registration is now open through our Zimmerli at Home site


Make your own art, and more, wherever you are! Visit Zimmerli at Home now for creative activities and inspiration. (Appropriate for all family members!) 

Photos McKay Imaging Photography