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Virtual School Workshops

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is excited to offer a customizable, virtual workshop developed specifically to be a live, interactive online experience for students. Live Virtual Workshop experiences are available for students grades K-8 and strongly aligned with district, state, and national learning standards and include an art-making activity.


Our pilot period will run through mid-November and we will invite teachers to complete a survey after their scheduled live, virtual experience to help us adjust and improve the experience.

  • Each workshop is 60 minutes, in Central Standard Time & through Zoom
  • Available Thur 10 am & 12:30 pm
  • Art materials are not provided by the museum. Indicate the supplies students will have available
  • Maximum of 30 students/1 class per virtual school workshop
  • Minimum of 10 students required for workshop
  • Available Thursdays at 10am and 12:30pm
  • FREE– must schedule at least three weeks in advance; virtual school workshops begin October 1, 2020
  • After submitting your request, you’ll receive a request acknowledgment email. NOTE: the Live Virtual School Tours are not confirmed until a confirmation email is received
  • The zoom link and password to your confirmed Live Virtual Workshop will be sent in an email 7 days prior to your event


My Mythical Creature

Grades K-8

Explore the Nelson-Atkins collection in search of dragons, mermaids, and other Mythical Creatures! Students will compare works of art from diverse cultures and artistic approaches, then thoughtfully create their own “combination creature.” Please indicate the preferred medium / art materials the students will have available. Specific information about the students’ art materials can be added to the “notes” section.


To register, please click on the following and read our guidelines.

Virtual Workshop Guidelines & Registration

We are currently accepting requests for live, virtual experiences through December 2020. Scheduling for 2021 will begin on December 1, 2020.

The Zoom link/password to your Live Virtual Tour will be sent in an email 7 days prior to your event.

  • Encourage students to participate! The experience is best when students engage with museum educators and one another through the chat function and/or through spoken discussion.
  • Be respectful of yourself and others, both when speaking aloud and typing in the chat.
  • Students will enter the tour on mute.

Group Size

Due to the interactive nature of this experience, virtual school workshops are intended for classes of 30 or fewer students watching together, on individual devices, or remotely from their homes. Please email for more information or questions about virtual capacity.


  • Minimum of one adult chaperone is required for your Virtual Field Trip.
  • Chaperones may be a teacher, para-professional, parent, or other school staff member.
  • Chaperones help monitor chat appropriateness, assist students with technology issues, and encourage participation and respectful behavior.
  • Ask chaperones to identify themselves by hovering over their displayed name in the participants list and clicking “Rename”. Example: Name, chaperone.

Technical Requirements for Live Virtual Tour Experiences

Option 1 In-person class with a digital projector or smartboard including a computer with camera, microphone, and internet connection. It’s best if computer audio is connected to speakers to allow the entire classroom to hear the museum’s educators.

Option 2 In-person class with individual devices connected to the internet and headsets for each student.

Option 3 Remote (at home) each student will need a device connected to the internet to participate via Zoom’s chat feature.

How We Connect

The link/password to your Live Virtual Workshop will be sent in an email 7 days prior to your event.

One week before your scheduled Live Virtual Workshop: A Zoom link and password will be included in an email with information about how to connect with us via zoom at the scheduled date and time.

Day of scheduled Live Virtual Workshop: Click the Zoom link to connect 5-10 minutes before the scheduled date and time of the Live Virtual Workshop:

If students are working remotely, share the link with each of them and all chaperones. If this is your first time using the Zoom platform the link will prompt you to install the free software; installation should take less than two minutes and does not require the creation of a zoom account. If students are working remotely please have them login earlier to allow time for download if needed.

Late Starts

Due to scheduled events we may not be able to extend your Live Virtual Workshop. Please have everyone ready to begin 3-5 minutes before your confirmed, scheduled time.

Cancellations and Changes

To cancel or make a change to your scheduled Live Virtual Workshop please email Please include your name, phone number, order number, name of school, and date and time of your scheduled visit. Cancellations are requested at least 48 hours before your scheduled event.

All changes to date, time and workshop will require the cancellation of your scheduled event and a new request to be submitted via the Virtual Workshop Request form, requiring at least three weeks advance submittal for a new date.


For additional information please email

We look forward to working with you!

By clicking “REGISTER” you acknowledge you have read and agree to the guidelines above. Registration will begin on the next page.



As you prepare for your virtual visit, please review the resources.