Rubin Museum of Art

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K-12 Workshops

Get creative! Schedule an exciting hands-on workshop to enrich your group's guided tour of the Rubin Museum of Art. During workshops students will further explore the symbolism, structure, and content of Himalayan art. Workshops can be scheduled before or after the guided tour and will expand on the ideas and themes discussed in the galleries.

K-12 Workshops

  • $150 per class: 32 students per class maximum (Fees for museum admission and guided tours are additional.)
  • Include family passes for complimentary future visit to the museum
  •  60 minutes long
  • Space for a 20 minute lunch break is available upon request.
  • All programs are subject to availability, so book early!


Choose from:

Journey Scroll Paintings

Create your own scroll painting! Students will learn about the structure and use of narrative works of art and will use both text and images to tell stories that make personal connections to their lives. 

Mystical Maps

Design your own map! Students will use mapmaking and collage to explore the relationship between geography and art. 

3-D Mandalas

Construct your own 3-D Mandala sculpture! Students will construct their own symbolic castle using non-traditional materials and make connections to traditional Buddhist mandalas.

Symbols in Sculpture


What symbol represents you?  Students will learn techniques for working with clay and will construct a relief sculpture of a personal symbol. 

Artifact Investigation

Artifact Investigation

Use inquiry and observation to uncover the religious, artistic, and cultural meaning of authentic works of art from our exhibitions and hands-on teaching collection.  *Recommended for grades 5-12.

For more information about Workshops call 212.620.5000 x274 or email

To schedule your K-12 Workshop, please click the link to access our School Group Visit Reservation Form

You can also Download Reservation Form

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All Workshops subject to availability

For questions, email  or call 212-620-5000 x262.