School Workshops

School Workshops

Schedule a Workshop

School Workshops provide an extension of classroom curriculum as students learn to observe, investigate and create art. Workshops align with State and National Visual Art Standards and incorporate Common Core Learning Strategies.

$7 per student (Adult chaperones are free)

Days: Tuesday through Friday
Times: 10 am or 12:30 pm
Length: 90 minutes
How to book: Submit an online reservation form HERE.
When to book: At least three weeks advance notice is required.
Minimum attendance: Each workshop requires a minimum of 15 students.
Chaperones: 1 adult chaperone required for every 15 students.

Sack lunches: We regret that the Nelson-Atkins does not have indoor dining spaces for school groups bringing lunches with them. School groups are welcome to eat outdoors. In the case of inclement weather, the museum cannot provide an indoor eating space.

Rozzelle Court Restaurant: Groups purchasing lunch through Rozzelle Court will be assigned a dining space within the museum. Please request box lunches through the School Workshop request form and staff will contact you to complete your order. Lunch orders must be placed 3 weeks prior to their museum visit.

School Box Lunch Menu

Free bus parking is available on Oak Street.

Title I schools may be eligible to receive underwritten workshop fees and a $200 stipend to offset trip expenses. For guidelines and a list of eligible schools, please view Title I Resources.

School Workshop cancellations must be received three (3) or more business days before your visit to avoid being charged a fee. Please email all cancellation requests to and include the following information.

Name of Workshop
Date of Workshop
School Name

Failure to follow cancellation guidelines will result in being invoiced 50% of the workshop cost with no rescheduling for the remainder of the school year. Note: Cancellations due to inclement weather will not be charged.

Visitor Guidelines (PDF)

School Workshop Social Narrative (PDF)

School Workshops are supported by Bank of America and Sprint