Newport Art Museum boasts a dynamic Education department with numerous programs including classes and workshops for youth and adults, week-long summer camps for kids, community-based programs and partnerships, homeschool at the Museum, family programs, an immersive career readiness program for high schoolers, rotating exhibitions, and studio rentals.

The Newport Art Museum School presents a rare opportunity to learn artmaking skills in the context of a museum and its community of art lovers and learners. Museum members receive a 15% discount on most of our our course and workshop offerings.

Whether you are looking to kickstart your child’s lifelong engagement in the arts, if you’re looking interested in learning a new skill, or if you’re looking to or ready to enjoy the therapeutic qualities of creating your own artwork in a friendly atmosphere, we look forward to welcoming you into our School and Museum.

We look forward to seeing you in the studios!

Summer Camps 2020

Enrich your child’s summer with a weeklong immersion into design and creative play. With special access to our exhibitions and collection, field trips to nearby sites, games that spark creativity, and challenging design projects, your child will cultivate new methods of looking at the world and communicating their ideas, all while having fun.

Camp enrollment is now open!

View our Covid-19 Response Camp Procedures

As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Newport Art Museum has adopted new guidelines and formulated a plan designed to provide a safe, clean, and secure environment for our employees, instructors, and campers.

Contact Our School

Sierra Conniff, Education Manager
For assistance with camps and classes
(401) 619-7983

Office Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 am – 4 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 4 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 4 pm
Friday: 10 am – 4 pm
Saturday: Closed

Closed holidays

Studio Hours when Classes are in Session

Subject to change

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1 pm – 4 pm
Saturdays: 9 am – 1 pm


Need-based Scholarships

Thanks to a number of generous individual and corporate sponsors, we can offer need-based scholarship, with preference given to children and youth. To apply for a scholarship, complete the scholarship application form a minimum of two weeks before the class start date.