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Touch. Create. Get inspired.

The Creativity Studio is a new interactive space for all visitors of all ages to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Taking a cue from the materials, techniques, and artistry in the objects on view in Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles, the Creativity Studio is a place to experiment with textile processes.

Find inspiration to design your own garment, weave on a six-foot-tall loom, embroider around a table big enough for your friends and family to join, and watch process videos that offer glimpses into the creative practices of artists around the world.

Organized by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Katabira (Summer Robe) (detail), Japanese, Edo period (1603-1867), late 1700s to early 1800s. Bast fiber (asa), dyed with indigo, embroidered with silk and gold, 62 × 48 1/4 inches. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 31-142/17.

Drop in and connect with local artists and craftspeople. Learn how their artistic practice relates to the featured exhibition Weaving Splendor.

Makers will be in the Creativity Studio on these days:

September 25, 2021| 1-4 PM
October 9, 2021 | 1-4 PM
November 13, 2021 | 1-4 PM
November 27, 2021 | 1-4 PM
December 11, 2021 | 1-4 PM
January 8, 2022 | 1-4 PM
January 30, 2022 | 1-4 PM
February 12, 2022 | 1-4 PM
March 5, 2022 | 1-4 PM

Schedule subject to change, check back here for updates.