C3 Program Spaces

C3 Studio


The C3 Studio is a place where your creativity can get messy. A variety of hands-on art-making programs for children and adults take place in this space.

C3 Tech Lab


The Tech Lab is the space where art and technology merge to inspire your creativity. We invite visitors of all ages and skill levels to experiment with and use technology in unique ways to respond to works of art in the Museum's collection and create original artwork. Stop by the Tech Lab during our monthly Late Night event to participate in the Late Night Art Bytes program. Teen programs also take place in this space.

C3 Theater


The C3 Theater is a comfortable space where we host storytellers, performances, and lectures during special events such as First Tuesdays and Late Nights. At times, this space is used to display video installations from the Museum's collection.  

Upcoming Classes & Activities

Format: 2/25/17

Teen Workshop: Telling Stories Through Art with Janeil Engelstad

Saturday, February 25, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Slow down to step out of the virtual and into the visual. C3 Visiting Artist Janeil Engelstad will lead a workshop exploring how artists tell stories through art. Choose a work of art and tell its story, illustrated on a postcard with painting, drawing, writing, and collage. Stamps will be provided to send the finished postcard to that special someone in the mail. Ages 13-19; all materials provided, and no prior experience necessary.

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Teen Tour: Modernism, Part 1

Thursday, March 2, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Explore the history of art on a tour just for teens! Join us as we uncover the story of the DMA's collection through discussion in the galleries and art making in the Tech Lab. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed!

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Autism Awareness Family Celebration: Rockin' Robots

Saturday, March 4, 9:00 a.m.

During our March Autism Awareness Family Celebration, explore mechanical works of art with staff-led gallery experiences, art-making activities in the studio, and much more—all before public hours. 

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Intermediate Calligraphy Workshop with Lyndsay Wright

Saturday, March 4, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Inspired by the manuscript pages in the Art and Nature in the Middle Ages exhibition, our intermediate workshop in calligraphy will teach you lowercase lettering in the medieval style and have you taking home greeting card sets you design! Don't worry if you don't feel "intermediate" now, by the end of the workshop you'll be feeling confident in a new style!

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Meaningful Moments

Every third Tuesday, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Designed specifically for individuals with early stage dementia and their family members or caregivers, Meaningful Moments is a monthly program that offers the chance to relax and connect with art in the galleries, share stories, and gain inspiration.

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Teen Tour: Modernism, Part 2

Thursday, March 23, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Explore the history of art on a tour just for teens! Join us as we uncover the story of the DMA's collection through discussion in the galleries and art making in the Tech Lab. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed!

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Teen Homeschool Workshop: Dec Arts Design Challenge

Friday, March 24, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Designers throughout history occupied two worlds: the visual world of the artist, and the mechanical world of an engineer. Explore our decorative arts collection and the design process behind works of art we live with and use every day. Then join forces with your fellow students for a design challenge inspired by works in the galleries. Ages 13-19; all materials provided, and no prior experience necessary.

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Teen Workshop: Sound Design with Frank Dufour

Saturday, March 25, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Explore the creative possibilities offered by the addition of sound to the experience of discovering a painting or sculpture. How does the visual work of art evoke sounds and music? How does the addition of sound change the viewing experience of the work? Join artist Frank Dufour in this hands-on workshop to record, sample, mix, and compose a multisensory experience. Ages 13–19; all materials provided, and no prior experience necessary.

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Batik Fabric-Making Workshop

Saturday, April 8, 1:00 p.m.

Inspired by the textiles in the exhibition Waxed: Batik from Java, join us to learn the history and techniques of batik fabric making. You will choose your own “urban” design from the surroundings in the Cultural District and learn how to dye fabric, draw in wax, and create your finished designed fabric sample.

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