THE NELSON-ATKINS
Youth Studio Classes

Child working on art project

Start in Art

Series of 6, 90 minute sessions
10:30 a.m.–Noon
October 1-November 12, 2022
$250 | $200 Members
Youth 3-5 years

Explore art concepts by experimenting with paint, collage and clay!  Visits to the galleries include age-appropriate activities that encourage students to see and talk about art. Students should feel comfortable without a parent or guardian. Class will not meet on October 15.

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animal relief sculpture

Artful Animals

Series of 6, 90 minute sessions
10:30 a.m.–Noon
October 1-November 12, 2022
$250 | $200 Members
Youth 6-8 years

Search high and low for animals in galleries all around the museum, then make some animal art of your own, exploring paint, collage, and sculpture. Class will not meet on October 15.

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child working on sketchbook

Art Adventure

One, 120 minute session
1:30–3:30 p.m.
October 8 or November 5, 2022 (choose one or both session)
$50 | $40 Members (price is per session)
Youth 5-6 years

Spend an adventurous afternoon exploring galleries and creating art inspired by works from around the world! Each date offers a different art process, so participants are welcome to attend one or both sessions.

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ENROLL FOR NOV. 5


 

tiny one painting

Line, Shape, Color 

Series of 6, 120 minute sessions
1:30–3:30 p.m.
October 1-November 12, 2022 – CANCELED
$300 | $240 Members
Youth 4-5 years

Look at how artists in the Nelson-Atkins collection use lines, shapes and colors in their art, then draw, paint, and collage some art of your own! Class will not meet on October 15.

Animal drawings

My Museum Sketchbook

Series of 6, 120 minute sessions
1:30–3:30 p.m.
Saturdays October 1-November 12, 2022
$300 | $240 Members
Youth 9-12 years

For centuries, artists have kept sketchbooks to capture their ideas and develop their skills. Take your sketchbook into the Nelson-Atkins galleries to do the same! Then turn your sketches into finished works of art in the studio classrooms. Class will not meet on October 15.

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painting class

Painter’s Studio

Series of 4, 120 minute sessions
1:30–3:30 p.m.
Saturdays October 1-29, 2022 – CANCELED
$200 | $160 Members
Youth 13-16 years

Develop your skills with inspiration from the Nelson-Atkins collection. Look at works from Medieval to Contemporary and explore a variety of painting techniques. Class will not meet on October 15.


 

Art Deco Designs

Series of 2, 120 minute sessions
1:30–3:30 p.m.
Saturdays November 5-12, 2022
$100 | $80 Members
Youth 9-12 years

Visit the featured exhibition, American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918-1939, to inspire designs in a variety of media. From printmaking to painting and drawing, Art Deco shapes and patterns bring art to life!

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Adult and child art project

Create with Kindness

1, 120 minute session
6–8 p.m.
Friday, November 11, 2022
$100 | $80 Members for each Adult/Child pair
Youth 6+

Kick off the season of giving by collaborating on an act of kindness with a young artist in your life! Create a handmade sketchbook to keep and one to share with families served by the KC Indian Center. Supplies provided.

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girls doing art project

Holiday Studio

1, 120 minute session
1:30–3:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 3, 2022
$50 | $40 Members
Youth: 5-7 and 8-10 sessions are SOLD OUT
Youth: 11-13 is still available

Celebrate the giving season! Make and take a one-of-a-kind holiday gift inspired by the Nelson-Atkins collection.

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A limited number of need-based studio class scholarships are available. To apply, please complete the scholarship form. If you have questions, please contact scholarships@nelson-atkins.org for more information.


Cancellations made five business days prior to a class may be refunded, less a $15 processing fee per enrollment. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than five business days prior, due to absence, or after a class begins. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, your enrollment fee will be refunded in full. We do not issue credits toward future classes or workshops if you cancel your enrollment or miss a class. There are no make-up classes due to absence. Switching enrollment from one class/workshop to another will result in a $10 transfer fee on a per student/per class basis.