Common Questions2024-05-22T18:29:18+00:00
Who are the class instructors?2023-01-24T21:11:34+00:00

Visit our instructors’ biographies page here to read more about our Museum Academy instructors.

Do I need to pre-register?2019-04-08T21:01:40+00:00

Yes, pre-registration is REQUIRED. To register, call 256.535.6372 or register online by selecting the desired class from the drop down menu under “Learn.” Fee covers the date(s) listed with each class. Space is limited, so register NOW!

What are the Museum Academy policies when enrolling in Youth classes?2023-01-24T21:10:54+00:00

Please register your child in the appropriate class listed for their age and grade level in school. Student check-in /check-out is required at the Museum Academy entrance by each parent/guardian. We ask that children 4 and older attend class without a parent or guardian present, unless the student is registered for a parent/child class where one adult can accompany the student to class. There is not a waiting area in the Academy studios.

Are materials provided for the classes?2017-11-07T15:48:43+00:00

This varies from class to class. All materials are provided for the children’s classes. However, check the individual class descriptions for the other classes to view any materials you may be required to bring yourself.

Can I access other areas of the Museum during class time?2017-11-07T15:53:44+00:00

Students will have the opportunity to visit the Stender Family Interactive Education Galleries – ART LAB and A Walk Through Time during the art classes. Art Lab provides hands-on activities, which instruct on the basic elements of art. A Walk Through Time takes students on a journey through major events in art history and includes replicas of famous works of art.

Where are your classes held?2017-11-07T15:53:49+00:00

The Academy’s programs are held in two classrooms on the Plaza Level in the Museum overlooking Big Spring Park. Look for the Museum Academy entrance next to Pane e Vino! 

What ages are your classes targeted toward?2017-11-07T15:53:55+00:00

Our schedule includes classes for anywhere from preschoolers to adults. The schedule can be downloaded on our Museum Academy page, and will list the appropriate ages for each class.

Is there an alternative way to register for Museum Academy classes other than online?2017-11-07T15:54:02+00:00

Class sign-up is available over the phone, or in-person at the Museum.

You may download the most current Museum Academy Registration Form to print and mail-in. These downloads are mail-in only.

I’m coming from out of town. Where are the best places to stay?2019-04-08T21:03:14+00:00

Below are three places to stay that are located conveniently near the Huntsville Museum of Art:

AC Hotel by Marriott Huntsville Downtown (within 2 blocks of Museum)
435 William Avenue SW, Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Hotel Front Desk: 256-836-7776

Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa (within 2 blocks of Museum)
800 Monroe Street, Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Hotel Front Desk: 256-539-7373

Homewood Suites by Hilton (close to Museum – within six blocks)
714 Gallatin Street S.W., Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Hotel Front Desk: 256-539-1445

SpringHill Suites Huntsville Downtown (near Museum – not in walking distance)
745 Constellation Place Drive S.W., Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Hotel Front Desk: 256-512-0188

The closest airport is Huntsville International Airport. The airport code is HSV.

Where should I park when attending a Museum Academy class?2017-11-07T15:54:16+00:00

The Museum is located at the corner of Church Street S.W. and Williams Avenue. Class participants may park in front of the Museum or alongside the Big Spring International Park where metered parking is available (please check the metered hours). There is also a small parking lot available along Church Street. The City of Huntsville has a parking garage in the BB&T Bank Building (across the street from the Museum) offering 467 parking spaces in a well-lit, covered environment. Access to the parking garage is from the Fountain Circle street entrance. The garage is attended from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week. There are parking fees.

What is done in the case of inclement weather?2019-04-08T21:11:03+00:00

In the event that Museum Academy classes or workshops are postponed due to inclement weather or other factors beyond our control, we will make every effort to reschedule these at the end of the session. During severe weather, the Huntsville Museum of Art’s Museum Academy schedule will follow that of the Huntsville City Schools: If the school system closes, the Museum Academy classes will also be postponed. The classes will then meet at their next regular scheduled time. If classes or workshops are on the weekend, call 256.535.6372. When classes or workshops are postponed, there will be a recorded message at 256.535.6372.

Where can I purchase art supplies for my class?2017-11-07T15:54:28+00:00

In the Huntsville area, art supplies can be located at The Art Cart at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment Center, Hobby Lobby and Michaels.

What is your policy on cancellations?2018-03-28T20:56:46+00:00

All fees must be paid in full before a student is fully registered. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis! A $20 fee will be charged for canceling registration; the balance will be refunded. However, there will be no refund for cancellations within one week of the first class. (Please Note: Master Artist Workshops’ cancellation policy may vary depending on each workshop. Visit for more details.). The Huntsville Museum of Art reserves the right to cancel classes, which do not meet minimum enrollment requirements. We will notify you at least three days in advance to start of the class if a particular class is cancelled. In the case of cancellation by the Huntsville Museum of Art, any payment towards a class will be eligible for a refund or can be applied to another class if space permits. The Huntsville Museum of Art assumes no liability for non-refundable airline tickets or other expenses that cannot be used due to any classes or workshops being cancelled or schedule changes.

Half-Day or Full-Day Camps:
All fees must be paid in full before a student is fully registered. Camps are filled on a first-come, first-served basis! Any cancellation or change made more than ten days before your child’s first day of half-day or full-day camp carries a processing fee of $20; if you cancel your registration before the ten-day deadline, you will receive a refund less the $20 processing fee. No refunds can be given for cancellations made less than ten days prior to the start of the selected half-day or full-day camp.

The Huntsville Museum of Art reserves the right to cancel any half-day or full-day camp that does not meet minimum enrollment or for other unforeseen circumstances. We will do our best to notify families at least 14 days prior to the start of a half-day or full-day camp session if a particular camp is cancelled. Any payments made toward a week of half-day or full-day camp that the Huntsville Museum of Art cancels will be eligible for a refund or can be applied to another half-day or full-day camp if space permits.

When do I have to pay the class fee?2017-11-07T15:54:43+00:00

All fees must be paid in full before a student is fully registered.

Does the Museum offer scholarships for Visual Arts?2019-04-08T21:10:11+00:00

We do! The Huntsville Museum of Art – Museum Academy Visual Scholarships are awarded to Huntsville City, Madison City, Madison County, and surrounding county school students (ages 3 to 18) as a means of encouraging and fostering artistic development in young people. Scholarships are available based on merit and financial need to offer youth art studio programs. Download the Visual Arts Scholarship application here or call 256-535-4350 ext. 222 for details.

Can I donate to the Museum’s Education Department?2017-11-07T15:54:56+00:00

Yes! The Education Department has a Visual Art Scholarship Fund, which is made possible by donations from people like you. Join individuals, families, companies and organizations that value the contribution art education makes in our community. For additional details, contact our Development Department at 256-535-4350 ext. 214.

What if the class I want to take is full?2017-11-07T15:55:03+00:00

If you wish to register for a class/workshop that is full, your name will be placed on a waiting list on a first-come, first-serve basis. Should space become available, you will be notified. Please e-mail your name, phone number and desired class to Laura Smith, Director of Education/Museum Academy at to be added to the wait list.


PHOTO RELEASE: Please note the Huntsville Museum of Art may take photographs of Museum programs and events for use in publicity materials. Please notify the photographer if you prefer not to have your and/or your child’s picture taken during the class.

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