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Art classes for ages 3 and up combine looking at art and making art. Personalize your experience with a variety of programs.

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
All Spring 2020 session art classes have been cancelled. Refunds will be issued automatically; you will see the refund on your credit card in 7-10 days.
Information about enrollment procedures and class policies.
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CANCELED Adult Class | Watercolor: Eye on the Everyday

CANCELED Develop your skills at painting every day items in watercolor and learn to create cast shadows, create a light source and experiment with textures and form.
CANCELED
Starts 04/02/20 1:00pm
Ends 05/07/20 3:30pm
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Adult Class

CANCELED Adult Class | Relating to Art

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CANCELED
Starts 04/09/20 6:00pm
Ends 04/09/20 8:00pm
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Adult/Youth Class

CANCELED Adult/Youth Workshop: Connect & Create

CANCELED See examples of art created by connecting and weaving and experiment together by creating your own woven sculpture.
CANCELED
Starts 04/24/20 6:30pm
Ends 04/24/20 8:30pm
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Adult Class

CANCELED | Focus on Digital Photography

CANCELED Learn the basics of digital photography and how to capture great images. Participants should bring a digital camera and SD card, no phones for this class.
CANCELED
Starts 04/25/20 1:30pm
Ends 05/16/20 3:30pm
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Adult Class

CANCELED Adult Class | Mindful Looking: Exploring the Visual Arts

CANCELED This class explores the practice of mindfulness as a means for being “in the wake” of one’s engagement with visual art.
CANCELED
Starts 04/26/20 10:30am
Ends 05/17/20 11:30am
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Adult Class

CANCELED Adult Class | Pastels in the Flint Hills

CANCELED Explore the beautiful Flint Hills as you practice capturing the landscape in pastels.
CANCELED
Starts 05/09/20 11:00am
Ends 05/09/20 5:00pm
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Adult Class

CANCELED Teen/Adult Class | The All Over Print

CANCELED In this two-part workshop, we will explore approaches to all-over design through printmaking on paper and fabric.
CANCELED
Starts 05/09/20 1:30pm
Ends 05/16/20 4:00pm
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Adult Class

WILL BE RESCHEDULED: Adult Class | Pencil & Beyond

WILL BE RESCHEDULED Further develop your drawing skills and transform your drawings with the addition of mixed media.
WILL BE RESCHEDULED
Starts 06/04/20 6:30pm
Ends 06/25/20 8:30pm
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Adult Class

WILL BE RESCHEDULED: Adult Class | Pastels: Focus on Natural Landscapes

WILL BE RESCHEDULED Receive instruction and practice working with the elements of landscape: trees, grasses, hills, mountains and rivers as you explore working with pastels.
WILL BE RESCHEDULED
Starts 06/10/20 10:00am
Ends 06/12/20 2:00pm
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Youth Class

WILL BE RESCHEDULED: Adult/Youth Workshop | Eye on the Birdie

WILL BE RESCHEDULED Sketch from the sculptures and use your drawings to create mono-prints inspired by , the symbols of Kansas City!
WILL BE RESCHEDULED
Starts 06/11/20 6:30pm
Ends 06/11/20 8:30pm
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Adult Class

WILL BE RESCHEDULED: Adult Class | Camp Watercolor: Capturing Light

WILL BE RESCHEDULED Explore using watercolor to paint cast shadows and highlights to create reflections, as well as modeling using varied washes.
WILL BE RESCHEDULED
Starts 06/15/20 10:00am
Ends 06/18/20 3:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | My Museum

Members (Family level & above) enroll February 10-23 Discover lines, shapes, colors and more through looking games in the galleries, then experiment with paint, collage and clay in related art processes.
Ages 3-4 | Monday-Friday
Starts 06/22/20 10:00am
Ends 06/26/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Art with a Story

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Learn about some of these and work with assorted materials to create drawings and paintings that tell a tale.
Ages 5-6 | Monday-Friday
Starts 06/22/20 10:00am
Ends 06/26/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | A Walk in the Park

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Step outside and explore art outdoors in the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park. Create drawings, paintings and prints inspired by sculpture, trees, land and sky.
Ages 6-8 | Monday-Friday
Starts 06/22/20 10:00am
Ends 06/26/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Think 3-D with Clay

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Explore a variety of hand-building processes to create forms in clay and experiment with assorted surface treatments.
Ages 7-9 | Monday-Friday
Starts 06/22/20 10:00am
Ends 06/26/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Cartooning: The Funniest Thing

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Learn to draw cartoon characters from basic shapes like circles, squares and squash, then involve your characters in funny situations.
Ages 9-13 | Monday-Friday
Starts 06/22/20 10:00am
Ends 06/26/20 12:30pm
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Adult Class

Adult Class | Drawing: The Basics

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Explore the basics of translating what you see onto the page by drawing from art in the galleries and learn about line, shape, value, proportion and composition.
Monday-Friday
Starts 06/22/20 10:00am
Ends 06/26/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Art with a Story

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Learn about some of these and work with assorted materials to create drawings and paintings that tell a tale.
Ages 5-6 | Monday-Friday
Starts 06/22/20 1:30pm
Ends 06/26/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | A Walk in the Park

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Step outside and explore art outdoors in the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park. Create drawings, paintings and prints inspired by sculpture, trees, land and sky.
Ages 6-8 | Monday-Friday
Starts 06/22/20 1:30pm
Ends 06/26/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Think 3-D with Clay

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Explore a variety of hand-building processes to create forms in clay and experiment with assorted surface treatments.
Ages 9-13 | Monday-Friday
Starts 06/22/20 1:30pm
Ends 06/26/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Dragons and Tomb Treasures

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Create drawings, paintings and prints from objects you discover in our Chinese Art galleries.
Ages 7-9 | Monday-Friday
Starts 06/22/20 1:30pm
Ends 06/26/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Drawn to Art

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Develop your drawing skills as you learn about using line, shape, gesture, texture and value.
Ages 9-13 | Monday-Friday
Starts 06/22/20 1:30pm
Ends 06/26/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

Youth Workshop | Shapes in Space

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 See how shapes can be combined to make sculpture and then build your own fun three-dimensional art.
Ages 4-5
Starts 06/27/20 10:00am
Ends 06/27/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Workshop | Me in 3-D

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Discover how people are portrayed in sculpture and create a three-dimensional self-portrait.
Ages 6-8
Starts 06/27/20 10:00am
Ends 06/27/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Workshop | Form in Motion

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Create a fun sculpture with wire, beads and found objects that will move and change with the wind.
Ages 9-13
Starts 06/27/20 10:00am
Ends 06/27/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Big, Little, Small & Tall

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Visit the galleries to see opposites in art and create paintings, collages and sculptures inspired by this theme.
Ages 3-4 | Monday-Friday
Starts 06/29/20 10:00am
Ends 07/03/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Monsters to Mermaids

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Use your imagination to draw, paint and sculpt “make-believe” creatures after searching for dragons, mermaids and more in the museum galleries.
Ages 5-6 | Monday-Friday
Starts 06/29/20 10:00am
Ends 07/03/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Drawing: Let's Imagine

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Search the galleries for all kinds of make-believe creatures, places and people. Then be inspired to develop your own drawings with a focus on an imaginative use of materials.
Ages 6-8 | Monday-Friday
Starts 06/29/20 10:00am
Ends 07/03/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Clay: Mythical Creatures

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Visit the galleries to explore many examples of mythical creatures shown in painting and sculpture and then design your own amazing three-dimensional beasts in clay.
Ages 7-9 | Monday-Friday
Starts 06/29/20 10:00am
Ends 07/03/20 12:00pm
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Adult Class

Teen/Adult Class | The Nature of Printmaking

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Create a series of prints using frozen and preserved leaves as well as seedpods as the basis for the composition.
Ages 14-Adult | Monday-Friday
Starts 06/29/20 10:00am
Ends 07/03/20 12:30pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Monsters to Mermaids

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Use your imagination to draw, paint and sculpt “make-believe” creatures after searching for dragons, mermaids and more in the museum galleries.
Ages 5-6 | Monday-Friday
Starts 06/29/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/03/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Drawing: Let's Imagine

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Search the galleries for all kinds of make-believe creatures, places and people. Then be inspired to develop your own drawings with a focus on an imaginative use of materials.
Ages 6-8 | Monday-Friday
Starts 06/29/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/03/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Clay: Mythical Creatures

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Visit the galleries to explore many examples of mythical creatures shown in painting and sculpture and then design your own amazing three-dimensional beasts in clay.
Ages 9-13 | Monday-Friday
Starts 06/29/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/03/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Let's Paint!

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Learn about brushstroke variety, mixing colors, lights and darks as you create a variety of paintings and use your sketches made in the museum galleries as a foundation
Ages 8-11 | Monday-Friday
Starts 06/29/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/03/20 3:30pm
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Teen Class

Teen Class | Drawing Portraits

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Learn about the concepts and techniques of realistic portrait drawing.
Ages 12-16 | Monday-Friday
Starts 06/29/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/03/20 4:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Seeing Shapes

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Hunt for a different shape each day in art in the galleries and practice making your own shapes in paintings, collage and sculpture.
Ages 3-4 | Monday-Friday
Starts 07/06/20 10:00am
Ends 07/10/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Dragons in Clouds

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Search for dragons in Asian art and create your own imaginative creatures by experimenting with a variety of art processes.
Ages 5-6 | Monday-Friday
Starts 07/06/20 10:00am
Ends 07/10/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Animalia

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Search for representations of animals in art and create paintings, sculpture and mixed media art inspired by the animal kingdom.
Ages 6-8 | Monday-Friday
Starts 07/06/20 10:00am
Ends 07/10/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Printmaking: Ink It Up

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Have fun exploring various approaches to making prints such as mono-prints, block printing and photo transfer.
Ages 9-13 | Monday-Friday
Starts 07/06/20 10:00am
Ends 07/10/20 12:00pm
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Adult Class

Adult Class: Chinese Brushwork: The Summer Garden

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Experience the unification of Chinese calligraphy and painting with brush and ink techniques as you gain an understanding of the philosophy behind the two art forms.
Monday-Friday
Starts 07/06/20 10:00am
Ends 07/10/20 12:30pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Dragons in Clouds

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Search for dragons in Asian art and create your own imaginative creatures by experimenting with a variety of art processes.
Ages 5-6 | Monday-Friday
Starts 07/06/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/10/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Animalia

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Search for representations of animals in art and create paintings, sculpture and mixed media art inspired by the animal kingdom.
Ages 6-8 | Monday-Friday
Starts 07/06/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/10/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Drawing: Curious Creatures

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Practice your drawing skills as you sketch mythical creatures in the galleries and also invent some from your imagination.
Ages 8-11 | Monday-Friday
Starts 07/06/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/10/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Printmaking: Ink it Up

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Have fun exploring various approaches to making prints such as monotypes, photo transfer and relief printing.
Ages 7-9 | Monday-Friday
Starts 07/06/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/10/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Drawing & Painting

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Work with graphite, charcoal, watercolor, tempera and more to explore the fundamentals of drawing and painting.
Ages 9-13 | Monday-Friday
Starts 07/06/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/10/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

Adult/Youth Workshop | Lily Cups

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Create a ceramic teacup and saucer inspired by floating flowers in the Impressionist masterpiece Water Lilies by Claude Monet.
Ages 7-13 with adult
Starts 07/09/20 6:30pm
Ends 07/09/20 8:30pm
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Adult Class

Adult Class | Summer Sketchbook

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 This class will focus on the practice of daily sketching and notetaking and draw in a different part of the museum each week.
Saturdays
Starts 07/11/20 10:00am
Ends 08/01/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Full-Day Camp | Pencils, Paintbrushes & Prints

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Spend the week doing both, working with a wide variety of materials and turning some of your work into prints.
Ages 6-13 | Monday-Friday
Starts 07/13/20 9:00am
Ends 07/17/20 4:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Full-Day Camp | The Magic of Shakespeare

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Offered in partnership with the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, this camp will explore the art and stagecraft of Shakespearean magic
Ages 9-13 | Monday-Friday
Starts 07/13/20 9:00am
Ends 07/17/20 4:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Full-Day Camp | Art Naturally

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 See how art and nature connect as you create drawings, paintings, prints and sculpture that focus on the natural environment.
Ages 6-13 | Monday-Friday
Starts 07/20/20 9:00am
Ends 07/24/20 4:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Full-Day Camp | Cartoon & Animation: Nature-ly Funny

SOLD OUT We'll find where cartoon ideas come from, then draw storytelling comic strips, comic books, cartoon storyboards and iStopMotion animations with iMovie voice-over narration and music.
Ages 9-13 | Monday-Friday SOLD OUT
Starts 07/20/20 9:00am
Ends 07/24/20 4:00pm
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Adult Class

Adult Class | Perfecting Perspective

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Learn about or improve your skills at applying the principles of linear perspective.
Monday-Friday
Starts 07/20/20 10:00am
Ends 07/24/20 12:30pm
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Teen Class

Teen Class | Mandalas in Watercolor

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Explore working with watercolor as you paint a “personal” mandala – a circular, geometric design – that represents you.
Ages 12-16 | Monday-Friday
Starts 07/20/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/24/20 4:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Workshop | Follow the Line

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Search the galleries for all sorts of lines, then in the classroom, create your own make-believe creature made from lines.
Ages 4-5
Starts 07/25/20 10:00am
Ends 07/25/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Workshop | Dragons Recycled

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Work magic with recyclables to create a three-dimensional dragon sculpture and hunt for this mythical beast in Chinese and European art.
Ages 6-8
Starts 07/25/20 10:00am
Ends 07/25/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Workshop | Make Your Mark!

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Create a drawing by sketching from art in the galleries and then set aside your pencil to experiment with a variety of non-traditional tools and materials.
Ages 9-13
Starts 07/25/20 10:00am
Ends 07/25/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Full-Day Camp | Stories Told in Art

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 We will visit the museum galleries to see and discuss art inspired by or having a connection to stories.
Ages 6-13 | Monday-Friday
Starts 07/27/20 9:00am
Ends 07/31/20 4:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Full-Day Camp | Cartoon & Animation: Acting Funny

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Learn to draw cartoon characters and give them funny parts to play.
Ages 9-13 | Monday-Friday
Starts 07/27/20 9:00am
Ends 07/31/20 4:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Shaping & Building

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 See and talk about sculpture in the galleries and learn about constructing, modeling and connecting as students create three-dimensionally.
Ages 3-4 | Monday-Friday
Starts 07/27/20 10:00am
Ends 07/31/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Amazing Art Machines

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Learn about mechanics, movement and more. Make lots of drawings, paintings and three-dimensional sculptures that have a connection to machines.
Ages 6-8 | Monday-Friday
Starts 07/27/20 10:00am
Ends 07/31/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Fabric Fun

Work with paints, dyes and printmaking techniques to create patterns and designs on a variety of fabrics.
Ages 7-9 | Monday-Friday
Starts 07/27/20 10:00am
Ends 07/31/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Creative Characters

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Create your own original characters in a variety of forms, including shadow puppets as well as stories to go with them.
Ages 5-6 | Monday-Friday
Starts 07/27/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/31/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Fabric Fun

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Work with paints, dyes and printmaking techniques to create patterns and designs on a variety of fabrics.
Ages 9-13 | Monday-Friday
Starts 07/27/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/31/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

Youth Class | Amazing Art Machines

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Learn about mechanics, movement and more. Make lots of drawings, paintings and three-dimensional sculptures that have a connection to machines.
Ages 6-8 | Monday-Friday
Starts 07/27/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/31/20 3:30pm
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Adult Class

Adult Class | Traveler's Portfolio

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Create drawings and prints inspired by some of the fabulous locations represented in the museum collection.
Monday-Friday
Starts 07/27/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/31/20 4:00pm
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Youth Class

Adult/Youth Workshop | Dragons in Flight

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Hunt for dragons in the galleries of Chinese and Japanese art, learn about the symbolism of this fantastic, mythical animal and design a 3-D dragon sculpture using paper construction techniques.
Ages 6-13 with adult
Starts 07/30/20 6:30pm
Ends 07/30/20 8:30pm
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Adult Class

Teen/Adult Class | Screen Printing: Break It Down

Members (Family level & above) enroll Feb. 10-23 Investigate the process of screen printing, a technique in which the printed image or design is created by pulling ink across the surface of a cloth screen.
Ages 14-Adult | Monday-Wednesday
Starts 08/03/20 10:00am
Ends 08/05/20 3:00pm
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