Classes
Explore creativity

Art classes for ages 3 and up combine looking atĀ art andĀ making art. Personalize your experience with a variety of programs.

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Information about enrollment procedures and class policies.

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SCHOLARSHIPS
Available for youth and adults with a financial need.

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Youth Class

Youth Class | Start in Art

Young children explore art concepts by working with paint, collage, and clay. Students should feel comfortable attending class without a parent.
Saturday
Starts 01/12/19 10:00am
Ends 03/02/19 11:30am
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Art With a Story

Members (Family level & above) enroll Nov. 19-Dec. 2 Students visit galleries to see art with interesting stories to tell, and work with assorted materials to tell a tale.
Saturday
Starts 01/12/19 10:00am
Ends 03/02/19 12:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Viva La France!

Members (Family level & above) enroll Nov. 19-Dec. 2 We'll explore French language, geography, culture, and artists as students work with assorted materials.
Saturday
Starts 01/12/19 10:00am
Ends 03/02/19 12:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Patterns & Textiles

Members (Family level & above) enroll Nov. 19-Dec. 2 Work with paints, dyes and printmaking techniques to create patterns and designs on fabrics.
Saturday
Starts 01/12/19 10:00am
Ends 03/02/19 12:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Cartooning: Famous is Funny!

Members (Family level & above) enroll Nov. 19-Dec. 2 Learn to create funny ideas from your imagination and draw cartoon characters from basic shapes.
Saturday
Starts 01/12/19 10:00am
Ends 03/02/19 12:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Clay: Art of Asia

Members (Family level & above) enroll Nov. 19-Dec. 2 Ages 9-13 | Visit our Chinese and Japanese Art galleries to see a variety of art and learn how to create forms in clay.
Saturday
Starts 01/12/19 10:00am
Ends 03/02/19 12:00pm
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Adult Class

Adult Class | The Three Friends of Winter

Members (Family level & above) enroll Nov. 19-Dec. 2 Three-session class on traditional ink brushwork techniques.
Saturday
Starts 01/12/19 10:00am
Ends 01/26/19 12:30pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Art With a Story

Members (Family level & above) enroll Nov. 19-Dec. 2 Students visit galleries to see art with interesting stories to tell, and work with assorted materials to tell a tale.
Saturday
Starts 01/12/19 1:30pm
Ends 03/02/19 3:30pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Viva La France!

Members (Family level & above) enroll Nov. 19-Dec. 2 We'll explore French language, geography, culture, and artists as students work with assorted materials.
Saturday
Starts 01/12/19 1:30pm
Ends 03/02/19 3:30pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Let's Go

Members (Family level & above) enroll Nov. 19-Dec. 2 Travel to places real and make believe in our galleries, then make your own imaginary travel machine.
Saturday
Starts 01/12/19 1:30pm
Ends 03/02/19 3:30pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Clay: Art of Asia

Members (Family level & above) enroll Nov. 19-Dec. 2 Ages 7-9 | Visit our Chinese and Japanese Art galleries to see a variety of art and learn how to create forms in clay.
Saturday
Starts 01/12/19 1:30pm
Ends 03/02/19 3:30pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Drawing: Make Your Mark

Members (Family level & above) enroll Nov. 19-Dec. 2 Explore assorted drawing media such as charcoal and oil pastels, in addition to experimenting with non-traditional tools.
Saturday
Starts 01/12/19 1:30pm
Ends 03/02/19 3:30pm
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Adult Class

Adult Class | Drawing: The Comfort Zone

Members (Family level & above) enroll Nov. 19-Dec. 2 Develop looking skills to translate what you see onto the page. Minimal-to-no drawing experience required.
Saturday
Starts 01/12/19 1:30pm
Ends 03/02/19 3:30pm
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Adult Class

Adult Class | Working with Watercolor

Members (Family level & above) enroll Nov. 19-Dec. 2 Explore watercolor still life, landscape and pattern design. Best for students with some previous watercolor experience.
Saturday
Starts 01/12/19 1:30pm
Ends 03/02/19 4:00pm
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Adult Class

Adult Class | Handmade Books

Members (Family level & above) enroll Nov. 19-Dec. 2 Make a series of handmade books that can be used as travel journals or small sketchbooks.
Saturday
Starts 01/12/19 1:30pm
Ends 03/02/19 3:30pm
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Adult/Youth Class

Adult/Youth Workshop | Brushwork: The Three Friends of Winter

Members (Family level & above) enroll Nov. 19-Dec. 2 Practice painting in celebration of the season.
Friday
Starts 01/18/19 6:30pm
Ends 01/18/19 8:30pm
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Adult Class

Adult Class | Textiles & Patterns

Members (Family level & above) enroll Nov. 19-Dec. 2 Dying fabrics, hand carving stamps and stencils to create an embellished project.
Thursday
Starts 01/24/19 1:00pm
Ends 03/12/19 3:30pm
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Adult Class

Adult Class | Printmaking: Creative Collagraphs

Members (Family level & above) enroll Nov. 19-Dec. 2 Explore a printmaking technique and collage process.
Saturday
Starts 02/02/19 10:00am
Ends 03/09/19 12:30pm
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Adult Class

Adult Class | Waxing Poetic: Drawing & Writing about Art

Members (Family level & above) enroll Nov. 19-Dec. 2 Looking at works of art through writing and drawing processes. All skill levels welcome.
Sunday
Starts 02/03/19 1:30pm
Ends 03/03/19 3:30pm
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Adult Class

Adult Class | Relating to Art

Thursday
Starts 02/14/19 6:00pm
Ends 02/14/19 8:00pm
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Adult Class

Adult Class | Pastels: Explore Shadows

Members (Family level & above) enroll Nov. 19-Dec. 2 Students will paint a pastel landscape from their own reference photo.
Friday
Starts 02/15/19 1:00pm
Ends 02/15/19 4:00pm
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Adult/Youth Class

Adult/Youth Workshop | Power Portraits

Members (Family level & above) enroll Nov. 19-Dec. 2 Learn about portraits in our Napoleon exhibition, then make your own Emperor or Empress painting.
Friday
Starts 02/15/19 6:30pm
Ends 02/15/19 8:30pm
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Girl Scouts Class
[Grades 4-6]

Girl Scouts | Jewelry

Nov 11, 2018 - SOLD OUT Girl Scouts discover jewelry from ancient to modern times in the galleries and make their own pendant necklace.
Sunday
Starts 02/24/19 1:00pm
Ends 02/24/19 3:00pm
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Girl Scouts Class
[Grades 6-10]

Girl Scouts | Sew Creative Circuits

Nov. 11 class is SOLD OUT Girl Scouts explore the galleries looking at jewelry design from ancient to modern times. Using simple circuitry, they add LED lights to their jewelry creation.
Sunday
Starts 02/24/19 1:00pm
Ends 02/24/18 3:00pm
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Adult/Youth Class

Adult/Youth Workshop | Regal Portraits in Clay

Members (Family level & above) enroll Nov. 19-Dec. 2 See decorative serving ware in our Napoleon exhibition then design your own clay platter.
Friday
Starts 03/01/19 6:30pm
Ends 03/01/19 8:30pm
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Girl Scouts Class
[Grades 2-3]

Girl Scouts | Painting

Dec. 2 SOLD OUT Girl Scouts tour the galleries discovering various painting techniques and styles and then create a painting of their own.
Sunday
Starts 03/10/19 1:00pm
Ends 03/10/19 3:00pm
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Girl Scouts Class

Girl Scouts | Drawing

Girl Scouts enjoy sketching in the galleries as they explore various works of art and then create their own drawing.
Sunday
Starts 03/10/19 1:00pm
Ends 03/10/19 3:00pm
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Adult Class

Adult Class | Relating to Art

Thursday
Starts 03/14/19 6:00pm
Ends 03/14/19 8:00pm
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Girl Scouts Class
[Grades 2-3]

Girl Scouts | Painting

Dec. 2 SOLD OUT Girl Scouts tour the galleries discovering various painting techniques and styles and then create a painting of their own.
Sunday
Starts 03/31/19 1:00pm
Ends 03/31/19 3:00pm
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Girl Scouts Class
[Grades 2-3]

Girl Scouts | Clay Creations

Oct. 14 SOLD OUT. Class also held March 31, 2019. Explore clay works of art in the galleries and the ways in which they were created.
Sunday
Starts 03/31/19 1:00pm
Ends 03/31/19 3:00pm
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Adult Class

Adult Class | Relating to Art

Thursday
Starts 04/11/19 6:00pm
Ends 04/11/19 8:00pm
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Homeschool Class
[Sold Out]

Homeschool Days | Museum in the Making

Registration closed: SOLD OUT Discover some of the work happening behind-the-scenes at the Nelson-Atkins
Friday
Starts 04/19/19 10:00am
Ends 04/19/19 2:00pm
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Adult Class

Adult Class | Relating to Art

Thursday
Starts 07/11/19 6:00pm
Ends 07/11/19 8:00pm
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