Kids Area

MMoCA is grateful to The Hooper Foundation, the official Kids Area Sponsor for the Virtual Art Fair on the Square. Funds raised through this event support MMoCA’s free year-round education offerings for learners of all ages. Scroll down to see and explore a wide range of art activities that children can do at home.  Shop your local Artist & Craftsman Supply if you need to supplement your supplies!

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Collage Portrait

Create a collage portrait of yourself or someone else inspired by Romare Bearden’s Serenade

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Ephemeral Nature Composition

Make an ephemeral nature composition inspired by Nancy Mladenoff’s Undertow

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Marbled Paper

Try your hand at marbling paper inspired by William Weege’s love for experimenting with paper

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Painted Rocks

Make a rock into something new in a project inspired by Nicholas Monro’s Stone Circle

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Symmetrical Self-Portrait

Make a symmetrical self-portrait inspired by Karl Wirsum and the Chicago Imagists. This project was designed by our friends at Artist & Craftsman Supply.

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3D Wall Hanging

Create a geometric wall hanging inspired by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. This project was designed by our friends at Artist & Craftsman Supply.

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Coloring Pages

Enjoy these print-at-home coloring pages:


MMoCA Exhibition Activities

Dive into works in the museum’s permanent collection with these activities developed for past exhibitions:


Art Cart

Don’t miss out on Art Cart and Art Cart EXTRA! this summer. While things look a bit different, the Art Cart is still traveling to parks and playgrounds across Dane County. In response to current health guidelines, MMoCA and MSCR are pleased to offer Art Cart ArtKits for families to take home to complete.

To pick up an ArtKit, look for the colorful Art Cart van at parks listed in the schedule here. ArtKits are limited and available first-come, first-served. Art Cart EXTRA! kits includes supplies and instruction for three creative activities. ArtKits developed for the weekday Art Cart program will change weekly.

You can also watch Art Cart EXTRA! instructor demonstration videos:


Special thanks to Kids Area Contributor Artist & Craftsman Supply!