Ages 3-5



Ages 3-5


Children ages 3-5

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Art Tales

Held bi-weekly Oct-May in the Ellen Noël Art Museum’s Art Haus, this program is geared for art-loving children ages 3-5. Listen to a beautifully illustrated story followed by a brief art activity. Mild Spring days often include visits to the garden. FREE


Children Ages 6-12

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Adventures in art

Classes are held monthly during Oct-May and consist of Art Appreciation, Art History and a Studio Art experience for children ages 6-12. Students tour a current exhibit and do an art project focused on the work they’ve seen. Fees are $18 ($20 for Ceramics) and due in advance the Thursday before each class. Limited number of scholarships are available through the Neely Hunter Palmer Memorial fund; contact Annie Stanley for more information.

Click Here for 2019-2020 Adventures in Art Registration Form

Scholarship Form



All ECSID third graders visit the Museum annually on a planned field trip. Students tour the exhibitions, participate in group activities, try the different art stations, and complete a brief art activity in the studio classrooms. Students will have an opportunity to view work from the Museum's collection and additional exhibitions at display. Schools from throughout the region, as well as home-schooled children are also invited to participate.

Click Here for the Teacher Packet.

Summer Art 2 Go

The Museum is taking its popular school year program which includes Art History, Art Appreciation, and a Studio Art Project to kids cafe sites around town. Each week will focus on a three day unit of a popular artist. Artists to be studied include Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Henri Rousseau, Frida Kahlo, Gustav Klimt, Diego Rivera, Georgia O'Keeffe, Marc Chagall, Louise Bourgeois, Horace Pippen, Faith Ringgold and others. 


Summer Art Camp

Junior artists, ages 6-12, are invited to participate in week long art classes to explore the Museum's galleries,  create amazing art and make new friends. Registration in advance only, in person or by phone. Scholarships for students with financial need are available through the Neely Hunter Palmer Memorial fund; contact Annie Stanley for more information. For dates, cost and weekly themes see schedule.

Summer Art Camp Flyer •  Summer Camp Application Form • Scholarship Form





These intensive one week summer art programs of art and design are geared to offer unique art experiences in a museum setting working with artists. Accepted students will work in a fun and interactive environment while exploring new techniques and developing their own artistic creativity. 

Applicants will be chosen by the museum education staff, based on completed applications, teacher recommendations and personal interviews, when needed. All program decisions are confidential and final. 

Click here for the Summer 2019 Teen Artist Residency Program Application - FULL

Questions? Contact Annie Stanley 550-9696 ext. 213 or




Random Acts of Art

Random Acts of Art are special workshops and classes offered to novice artists wanting to delve into highlighted themes often relating to exhibitions currently on view at the museum. Classes can vary from a large variety of styles and mediums including watercolor, clay, mixed media and sculpture. For ages 16 and up only. Advance registration required. Check out the schedule for upcoming Random Acts of Art workshop!


Coffee & Culture

This program offers a variety of video presentations and local speakers discussing topics geared to provoke the interest of the inquisitive active adult. Enjoy free coffee and snacks while engaging in in-depth conversations.  See schedule for upcoming discussion topics, video presentation and or speakers.


Yoga at the Museum

Special Members only yoga classes are held most Wednesday mornings at 8am in the Museum. Enjoy a relaxing 50 minute long experience taught by a certified yoga instructor. Call the Museum to become a member or for more details about this program.


Annual Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition

In partnership with the Odessa Art Association, this annual juried art exhibition aims to highlight the talent of artists in and around the West Texas region. Participating artists must be 18 years or older.  Best of Show (Juror Selected) receives $300 and Solo Show as part of the following year's Annual Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition curated by Daniel Zies, ENAM Curator. Honorable Mentions x 4 (Juror Selected) receives $150. People's Choice Award (Top Public Vote, prize awarded at end of exhibition) receives $100. See Call for Entries for details.

Click Here for more information and 2020 Call for Entries



Community Events

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Community Art Days

Community Art Days are held monthly at the Museum and out in the community for art lovers of all ages. Activities include hands-on art activities, demonstrations and occasional visits from our community partners and artists. Enjoy this FREE program and check schedule for dates and times!


Highlights from our Previous Community Art Days

Check out the video that was created during our animation centered Community Art Day. If you participated in the stop animation station, keep an eye out for your clip. Thanks to The Edge of Imagination Station for bringing this cool activity to Odessa!