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.   

2015-16 SCHEDULE

October 11 · 1–2:30 pm
Try your hand at print making. Explore the works of Wisconsin’s own master printmaker, Warrington Colescott. Then, use intaglio and a la poupée (literally translated as “with a doll”) techniques to make a print or two. 

October 25 · 1–2:30 pm · Pre-registration required
Do you have a collection of special objects? Join Natasha Nicholson as she talks with Francesco Dale about his collection, which he keeps in a cabinet of curiosities made for him by the artist as a result of his early fascination with her work. Afterward, make a small “cabinet of curiosities” to start your own collection that includes objects from Nicholson’s studio. 

Pre-registration is required for this Kids’ Art Adventure, which is organized in conjunction with the Wisconsin Science Festival. Register here.

November 8 · 1–2:30 pm
Dream up a funky figure that can move to a groove. Check out the wild characters brought to life by the Chicago Imagists. Then, head to the education workshop to build an articulated character and make it dance. 

December 13 · 1–2:30 pm
In Jennifer Steinkamp’s large scale animation Rapunzel 9, long strands of rampion flowers wave and flow like the tresses of the Grimm brothers’ beloved fairytale character. Recreate this movement in a lightweight mobile, dance stick, or crown and see its elements stir at the slightest breeze.