Discover and Learn | Your Group Visit to the Nelson-Atkins
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s studio workshops encourage interaction by inviting students to look at, analyze, experience and create art.
All Studio Workshops combine a tour in the galleries that inspire a related art process in the Ford Learning Center and are aligned with National Visual Art Standards. Workshops are 90-minute long and developed for Pre-K through 12th grade to complement and enhance your curriculum.
To learn more about Studio Workshops we offer, choose from the list below.
The cost of Studio Workshops is $7.00 per student with a minimum of 15 students. Also, one adult must accompany every 10 students.
|P, K-1||Color Me Creative - Paint, draw and collage to create a colorful mixed media painting|
|P, K-1||Line Around - Use line variety to create an imaginative sculpture inspired by gallery artworks|
|P, K-2||Shape Up! - Draw, paint and collage to learn about shapes|
|1-4||Dragons! - Chinese and European dragons in the collection inspire the creation of a three-dimensional dragon using clay|
|1-4||Mythical Creatures - Invent a mythical creature in a mixed media collage|
|2-4||Museum Safari - Search for animals in the galleries and then create a three-dimensional animal form using clay and paint|
|2-6||American Indian Patterns - Create a “parfleche” utilizing gallery inspired colors, shapes and patterns|
|2-12||Life in 3-D - Manipulate papers and wire to create a sculpture in the round|
|3-6||Masks - Build a colorful, three-dimensional paper mask inspired by the museum’s collection|
|4-5||Prairie Scrolls - Construct a dynamic relief collage inspired by the featured exhibition, “Heartland; The Photographs of Terry Evans”|
|5-8||Speaking of Art...- Create a handmade book that combines the written word with gallery sketches|
|5-8||Printmaking – Explore a variety of printmaking techniques to express your reactions to art discovered in the galleries.|
|6-12||Landscape Impressions - Create a mixed media painting inspired by Impressionism and related landscapes|
|6-12||Landscape Scrolls - Create a Chinese brushwork scroll inspired by the Museum’s collection of Eastern and Western landscapes|
|7-12||Art and Photography - Create a mixed media collage that explores design, composition and art elements found in photography|
Studio workshops are supported by Bank of America and Sprint.Lunch
Rozzelle Court Restaurant offers $7.50 box lunches for school groups. Orders must be placed in advance with Event Planning.
School groups may bring sack lunches and picnic on the grounds of the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park. Teachers are responsible for making alternate arrangements in inclement weather. There are limited facilities for students who are scheduled for an All-Day Visit to eat sack lunches inside the Museum. Request to eat indoors must be made at the time of registration and are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Click here for a menu of box lunch options