THE NELSON-ATKINS
Youth Studio Classes

Upcoming spring classes Registration opens soon!

Line, Shape Pattern

Patterns are all around! Look for patterns in a new gallery each week, then use shapes, lines, and colors to create artworks. Supplies provided. 

Saturdays | Six week class | 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
March 23–April 27 | Classroom 1
$225 public | $180 Members
Youth 6–8 years
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Start in Art

Nurture a child’s creativity! Young children explore art concepts by working with paint, collage and clayVisits to the galleries contain age-appropriate activities that allow students to see and talk about art as a group. Students should feel comfortable without a parent or guardian.   

Saturdays | Six week class | 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
March 23–April 27 | Classroom 4
$225 public | $180 Members
Youth 3–5 years
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Fun with 3D

Create and experiment with various materials in the studio! From an exciting new kinetic sculpture to more traditional bronzes, journey through the world of sculptures in the museum’s collection, then create 3D art of your own. All supplies are provided. 

Saturdays | Six week class | 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
March 23–April 27 | Classroom 3
$225 public | $180 Members
Youth 8–10 years
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Clay Creations

Explore hand building techniques and a variety of glaze applications inspired by works of art from all over the world! Please note: to allow for drying and firing, some student work will need to be picked up 2-4 weeks after class is over.  All supplies are provided.  

Saturdays | Six week class | 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
March 23–April 27 | Classroom 7
$225 public | $180 Members
Youth 9–13 years
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Pop Art

Play with colors using collage, painting, and drawing techniques inspired by the museum’s pop art collection! Discover various ways to abstract art. All Supplies are provided.  

Saturdays | Four week class | 1:30–3 p.m.
March 23–April 13 | Classroom 3
$150 public | $120 Members
Youth 9–13 years
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Painting Portraits

From ancient to contemporary art, there are plenty of portraits across the museum! Build techniques in portraiture by examining the varying styles of artworks. All supplies are provided.  

Saturdays | Four week class | 1:30–3 p.m.
March 23–April 13 | Classroom 2
$150 public | $120 Members
Youth 6–8 years
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Creative Creatures

The museum is full of mystical and mythical creatures! Find these impressive animals in the museum’s collection, then create your very own using drawing, painting, and collage. All supplies are provided. 

Saturdays | Four week class | 1:30–3 p.m.
March 23–April 13 | Classroom 2
$150 public | $120 Members
Youth 8–10 years
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Ongoing winter classes

Larger than Life

Think big! The museum’s collection is full of massive inspiration. Explore painting and drawing in a whole new way by creating large-scale works of art. Supplies provided. 

Four session class, 90 minute sessions | 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Saturdays, Feb 17–March 9 | Classroom 2
$150 public | $120 Members
Youth 6–8 years
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Colorful Creations

Artists are colorful people! Find works of art by local artists in the exhibition A Layered Presence, then create some colorful art of your own in the studio classrooms with paint, collage, and more. Supplies provided. 

Six session class, 120 minute sessions | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Saturdays, Feb 3–March 9 | Classroom 4
$300 public | $240 Members

Youth 8–10 years

 

Making Multiples

Explore the wide range of printing possibilities! Artists around the world have used printmaking techniques for centuries. Take inspiration from their work in the galleries and allow it to inform your own monoprints, reduction prints, and more. Supplies provided. 

Six session class, 120 minute sessions | 10:30 a.m–12:30 p.m.
Saturdays, Feb 3–March 9 | Classroom 3
$300 public | $240 Members

Youth 11–14 years

 


Start in Art

Nurture a child’s creativity! Young children explore art concepts by working with paint, collage and clayVisits to the galleries contain age-appropriate activities that allow students to see and talk about art as a group. Students should feel comfortable without a parent or guardian.  

Six session class, 90 minute sessions | 10:30 a.m.–Noon p.m.
Saturdays, Feb 3–March 9 | Classroom 5
$250 public | $200 Members

Youth 3–5 years

 


A limited number of need-based studio class scholarships are available. To apply, please complete the scholarship application form. If you have questions, please contact scholarships@nelson-atkins.org for more information.

Cancellations made five business days prior to a class may be refunded, less a $15 processing fee per enrollment. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than five business days prior, due to absence, or after a class begins. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, your enrollment fee will be refunded in full. We do not issue credits toward future classes or workshops if you cancel your enrollment or miss a class. There are no make-up classes due to absence. Switching enrollment from one class/workshop to another will result in a $10 transfer fee on a per student/per class basis.