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 Fall 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? Participants 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 them.

December 14 · 1–2:30 pm
Tell a whole story in a single image. See how the artists in StoryBook: Narrative in Contemporary Art, such as Robert Barnes, Romare Bearden, and Gladys Nilsson, did this, then make a narrative painting of your own. 

Kids' Art Adventures take place on the second Sunday of the month, September through May.