In partnership with the Autism Society the Heartland, monthly art classes will be held at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of art in classrooms 4 and 5 in the Ford Learning Center from September 2019–April 2020.
Classes are for adults 18+ on the spectrum. Classes are free, however, enrollments are required as spaces in the classroom are limited.
Enrollment is required for participants only. Care partners may stay with student during class.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
How does a wall move? Observe artist Andy Goldsworthy and his team work on the Walking Wall that has been traversing the museum landscape for the past few months. You will work with a team in the classroom and use natural materials to create animated nature art.
Additional Class Dates
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Learn from the master of etching by viewing the exhibition Albrecht Dürer: A Master and his Impact. Try your hand at one of the oldest printmaking techniques and use a printing press to produce your own work of art.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Examine technologies and innovations that increase the potential for all people to access the world. Access + Ability is an exhibition featuring over 70 user-centered and inclusive designs developed in the past decade.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Discover the tomb belonging to one of the most famous figures of ancient Egypt in Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt. Unlock the secrets of the mysterious queen and her royal companions who lived over 3,000 years ago.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Experiment with clay and glaze techniques while drawing inspiration from our collection of Contemporary Japanese Ceramics. Vessels and sculptures will be fired and given back to students on March 12th.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Travel the world at the museum and study textile patterns and designs from various world cultures. Be inspired to experiment with surface design on fabric and clothing.
Thursday, April 9, 2020
What is functional art? Observe objects from the museum’s collection that serve a purpose other than being a work of art. Create your own sketchbook to keep and learn how to design the cover using drawing and screenprinting techniques.