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KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab is open Thursday - Monday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Plan your visit

Programs For Educators & Students

The Rockwell is a leader in the Corning community, bringing arts into local schools, and onto our streets–serving youth that may not have other alternatives for arts education.

Our work with schools and the non-profit community is designed to help ensure that all children have successful experiences as they grow up in our community.  The Rockwell’s daily mission is to serve the Corning community, and the collections, the historic building, and the arts education programs that our community has put into our trust.

Alley Art Project

Yes, The Rockwell is behind those public murals!

For over a decade, Rockwell educators have been partnering with the High School Learning Center of the Corning-Painted Post Area School District on the Alley Art Project. We create stunning student-designed and painted murals using The Rockwell’s collection of art and objects as inspiration. Students work under the direction of Rockwell Museum Education staff and special guest artists in creating and painting each mural.

Alley Art Project

Dia de los Muertos

The Rockwell Museum celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) annually, connecting the arts to honoring and remembering loved ones. On this page you’ll find a variety of educational videos, projects and resources by all the wonderful community partners we collaborate with each year.

Dia de los Muertos

Artist in Residence: The Great Circle Program

In partnership with Elmira City and Bath Central School Districts. Rockwell educators are at the forefront of art enrichment in common core learning standards. We work with surrounding districts that face economic hardships related to adequate funding for arts in education. This custom program includes a teaching artist that comes to your classroom, a visit to the Museum, all the while supporting the goals set forth by the classroom teacher.

The Great Circle Program

School Tours: K-12 & College

Our creative educational tours are aligned with New York State Learning Standards and inspire the interest of students in core subjects including Language Arts, Social Studies, and U.S. History. We are an extension of the classroom – a laboratory that emphasizes critical thinking skills, and visual and analytical strategies. Students of all ages and abilities come to the Museum to learn about our nation’s growth and the blending of cultures that makes American society so special.

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Virtual School Tours

Can’t visit in person? Many of our most popular school tours have been refreshed for online learning resources for educators, homeschoolers and families. On this page, request access to video tours, supplemental art projects and expert resources for a complete lesson plan at your fingertips.

Virtual Museum Access

Identity and the Artist

In 2002, The Rockwell established a partnership with the High School Learning Center, the alternative high school within the Corning-Painted Post Area School District. Throughout the year, students create art and writing projects that explore issues concerning identity, affording them opportunities to gain greater self-awareness. In addition, the program allows students to explore the Museum collection in-depth and engages them in tours and exhibits of artistic works.

Identity and the Artist

Southern Tier Summer Arts Institute

In collaboration with the Greater Southern Tier BOCES and several community arts organization, The Rockwell is a proud partner of the Summer Arts Institute. This program has been designed specifically for art teachers from the Southern Tier region.

Summer Arts Institute

Educator Workshops

We’d love to work with your class or district to custom-design courses for in-service days. The Rockwell leverages its Smithsonian Affiliation and ongoing connections to contemporary artists to offer special art-focused professional development.

Educator Workshops

Smithsonian Affiliation Digital Learning and Engagement Internship Program

Smithsonian Affiliations, in collaboration with the Emerson Collective, Smithsonian Institution, and its Smithsonian Affiliates, offers the Smithsonian Digital Learning and Engagement Internship.

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May 24

GlassFest: Free Art Lab Admission

Friday, May 24 @ 9:00 am

We're offering free admission to KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab Friday, May 24 - Sunday, May 26, 9 a.m. - 5 p

May 29

SOLD OUT: Member Appreciation Event Featuring Artist William Wegman

Wednesday, May 29 @ 5:30 pm

Join the waitlist. Advanced registration required by 5 p.m. on May 28 

Jun 1

Celebrate Pride with The Rockwell

Saturday, Jun 1 @ 9:00 am

Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community by engaging with art and special activities!

An adult is reading a group of children a story.
Jun 6

Lil Rockwell | Story Hour: PRIDE

Thursday, Jun 6 @ 10:00 am

Lil Rockwell creates opportunities to explore art-viewing and artmaking for our littlest visitors!

Jun 7

Gallery Night & Exhibition Opening: Shannah Warwick’s Curious Apothecary

Friday, Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public | No registration required, walk-ins welcome Remarks at 5:30 p.m.

Jun 8

SoFLX Pride Festival | Rainbow Mash-Up Printing

Saturday, Jun 8 @ 11:00 am

Visit The Rockwell Museum’s station in front of the Art Lab to print a unique, one-of-a-kind item.

Jun 12

TRL! Music on the Terrace featuring Maddy Walsh Trio

Wednesday, Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm

Advance registration required by 5:00 p.m. on June 11  

Jun 22

Make Music Day | Music Lab

Saturday, Jun 22 @ 11:00 am

Play an instrument at the Art Lab and celebrate Corning’s Make Music Day

Jul 2

Summer Explorers: Printed and Collaged Tote Bags

Tuesday, Jul 2 @ 10:00 am

Included with Museum admission | No registration required

Jul 9

Summer Explorers: Printed and Collaged Tote Bags

Tuesday, Jul 9 @ 10:00 am

Included with Museum admission | No registration required

Jul 10

TRL! Music on the Terrace featuring NEO Project

Wednesday, Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm

Advance registration required by 5:00 p.m. on July 9  

Adult points at a mural to show the art to a child in a stroller
Jul 11

Lil Rockwell | Stroller Walk: The Curious Apothecary

Thursday, Jul 11 @ 10:00 am

Lil Rockwell creates opportunities to explore art-viewing and artmaking for our littlest visitors!

Jul 30

Summer Explorers: Marble Painted Masterpieces 

Tuesday, Jul 30 @ 10:00 am

Included with Museum admission | No registration required

An adult is reading a group of children a story.
Aug 1

Lil Rockwell | Toddler Art-Making: Fantastical Flowers

Thursday, Aug 1 @ 10:00 am

Lil Rockwell creates opportunities to explore art-viewing and artmaking for our littlest visitors!

Aug 6

Summer Explorers: Marble Painted Masterpieces 

Tuesday, Aug 6 @ 10:00 am

Included with Museum admission | No registration required

Aug 14

TRL! Music on the Terrace featuring Ariel Arbisser

Wednesday, Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm

Advance registration required by 5:00 p.m. on August 13 

Sep 12

High School Learning Center: Identity and the Artist Performance

Thursday, Sep 12 @ 3:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of masks, music, movement and monologues

Sep 27

Alley Art Project: Public Ribbon Cutting and Celebration

Friday, Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm

Witness the unveiling of the 16th mural of the Alley Art Project at Corning Community College

Adult points at a mural to show the art to a child in a stroller
Oct 3

Lil Rockwell | Stroller Walk: Dia de los Muertos

Thursday, Oct 3 @ 10:00 am

Lil Rockwell creates opportunities to explore art-viewing and artmaking for our littlest visitors!

Child sits at a table and works on an art project
Nov 7

Lil Rockwell | Toddler Art: Three Sisters Seed Ball

Thursday, Nov 7 @ 10:00 am

Lil Rockwell creates opportunities to explore art-viewing and artmaking for our littlest visitors!

Dec 1

Museum Store Sunday

Sunday, Dec 1 @ 9:00 am

Enjoy 25% off all regular-priced items in-store and online!

An adult is reading a group of children a story.
Dec 5

Lil Rockwell | Gingerbread Story Hour with Miss Sue

Thursday, Dec 5 @ 10:00 am

Lil Rockwell creates opportunities to explore art-viewing and artmaking for our littlest visitors!

Dec 7

Family Day | Sparkle  

Saturday, Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm

Enjoy free admission to The Rockwell Museum and holiday activities!