Studio Experiences
Explore creativity

Welcome to Studio Experiences! This is the place to try your hand at designing, drawing, and creating of all kinds. From video tutorials and in-gallery discoveries to live art-making instruction, you are sure to find something that will get your creative juices flowing.

Virtual Origins Painting Class
January 22, 2022
3—5 p.m.

Countless artists have sharpened their skills by copying famous works of art. Here is your chance to do the same! We will take a look at William Rockhill Nelson’s copies that comprised the Western Gallery of Art, some of which feature in the exhibition Origins: Collecting to Create the Nelson Atkins. Then a museum Teaching Artist will guide us as we create our own works of art! Registration is $12; $9 for Members.

Registration includes an Art Kit with painting supplies and webinar details. They are available for pick up with proof of registration at the Coat Check desk in Bloch Lobby during regular museum hours.

A great gift idea!

On Sale beginning November 26


Discover & Decorate: Free Family Fun
September 25, 2021 – February 27, 2022

Fun Spot

Pick up a mini paper Kimono. Take it home to design and decorate using popular Japanese symbols. Quantities limited.

Gallery Activity

Learn about textile traditions in the Japanese Art Gallery


Creativity Studio

The Creativity Studio is a new interactive space for all visitors 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.

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


Also consider getting creative here:

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