THE NELSON-ATKINS
Adult Studio Classes

Watercolor and Ink: Sketching with Line and Wash

Thursday and Friday 1:30-3:30 PM, June 23 & 24, 2022
$100 | $80 Members
Adults (16+)

Explore how artists in the Nelson-Atkins collection treated composition, value, and line work; try a new approach to drawing and painting on location by combing watercolor with pen and ink. Supplies provided.

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Drawn to Printmaking

Thursday and Friday 1:30-3:30 PM, June 23 & 24, 2022
$100 | $80 Members
Adults (16+)

Sketch in the galleries for inspiration, then try your hand at various printmaking techniques. Supplies provided.

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Pencil Becomes: Drawing Inspiration

Mondays 1:30-3:30 PM, July 11-25, 2022
$150 | $120 Members
Adults (16+)

Most works of art begin with a sketch! Explore the Nelson-Atkins collection and turn a sketch to finished work of art by exploring printmaking, assemblage, and the folded image. Supplies provided.

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Paper, Ink, Prints: Exploring Block Printing

Mondays 1:30-3:30 PM; August 1-15, 2022
$150 | $120 Members)
Adults (16+)

Gather inspiration in the galleries, then discover the easy art of block printing! Design and create two-color reduction prints with a process that can be readily duplicated at home. Supplies provided.

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Mixing Media: Working from Sculpture

Saturdays 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, July 23-August 13
$200 | $160 Members
Adults (16+)

Get inspired by works of sculpture throughout the museum, then create an original work using pencils, paint, and fine art crayons. Supplies provided.

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Prints and Patterns: Inspired by Art Deco

Saturdays 1:30-3:30 PM, July 23-August 13
$200 | $160 Members
Adults (16+)

Get inspired in the featured exhibition, American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918-1939, then put inspiration to work in the studio classroom. Supplies provided.

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Musing and Making: Mindfulness in the Museum

Saturday 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, 2022
$50 | $40 Members
Adults (16+)

Practice mindful looking, then respond creatively to works in the Nelson-Atkins collection. Each session features a different art process and collection focus. Participants are welcome to attend one or all four sessions. Supplies provided.

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Form and Function: Inspired by Art Deco

Friday 6:00-8:00 PM, August 5, 2022
$50 | $40 Members
Adults (16+)

Bring a friend or come on your own for a fun night of creativity! Visit the featured exhibition American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918-1939 then create your own piece of functional art in clay. Finished pieces will need to be picked up after they are kiln fired, 1-2 weeks after class. Supplies provided.

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