Kids' Art Adventures

Kids' Art Adventures combine gallery discussions with art-making projects.

Photo: © 2009 Don Bartkowiak

Kids’ Art Adventures invite families to make art together in MMoCA’s classroom following guided discussions of works on view in the museum’s galleries. Six- to ten-year-olds and their families should meet promptly at 1 pm in MMoCA’s lobby; children must be accompanied by an adult. Space at Kids’ Art Adventures is limited to thirty children and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Kids’ Art Adventures is generously funded by American Family Insurance.   

2014-15 SCHEDULE

September 14 · 1–2:30 pm
Artists use images to tell stories without words. After viewing the art in StoryBook: Narrative in Contemporary Art, participants will make a series of drawings to tell the beginning, middle, and end of their story in a comic strip or picture book. 

October 12 · 1–2:30 pm
Jason S. Yi makes mountains from everyday materials like wooden slats and Duct Tape. Participants will use Duct Tape to see what they can create. 

November 9 · 1–2:30 pm
How can you capture a specific time and place? What can a portrait tell about a person? Find out by examining the people and places in From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America and making a drawing of someone or someplace important to you.

December 14 · 1–2:30 pm
Tell a whole story in a single image. See how artists such as Robert Barnes, Romare Bearden, and Gladys Nilsson did it, then make a large-scale, narrative painting of your own with oil pastels and watercolors.

February 8 · 1–2:30 pm
Eric and Heather ChanSchatz are creating an abstract portrait of Madison based on the choices and ideas of its citizens. Collaborate with your loved ones to create an abstract painting that represents all of you.

March 8 · 1–2:30 pm
Imagine what it would be like to form your own country. Explore the photographs in Narayan Mahon: Lands in Limbo, then make a playset featuring a country of your creation.

April 12 · 1–2:30 pm
Explore the third dimension! Take a look at the sculpture on view at MMoCA. Then, make your own using newspaper, plaster bandages, and paint. Be sure to dress for a mess at this Kids’ Art Adventure.