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Explore creativity

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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Adult Class

CANCELED: Adult Class | Pencil & Beyond

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

CANCELED: Adult Class | Pastels: Focus on Natural Landscapes

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

CANCELED: Adult/Youth Workshop | Eye on the Birdie

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

CANCELED: Adult Class | Camp Watercolor: Capturing Light

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

CANCELED: Youth Class | My Museum

CANCELED Discover lines, shapes, colors and more through looking games in the galleries, then experiment with paint, collage and clay in related art processes.
CANCELED
Starts 06/22/20 10:00am
Ends 06/26/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Art with a Story

CANCELED Learn about some of these and work with assorted materials to create drawings and paintings that tell a tale.
CANCELED
Starts 06/22/20 10:00am
Ends 06/26/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | A Walk in the Park

CANCELED 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.
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Starts 06/22/20 10:00am
Ends 06/26/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Think 3-D with Clay

CANCELED Explore a variety of hand-building processes to create forms in clay and experiment with assorted surface treatments.
CANCELED
Starts 06/22/20 10:00am
Ends 06/26/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Cartooning: The Funniest Thing

CANCELED Learn to draw cartoon characters from basic shapes like circles, squares and squash, then involve your characters in funny situations.
CANCELED
Starts 06/22/20 10:00am
Ends 06/26/20 12:30pm
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Adult Class

CANCELED: Adult Class | Drawing: The Basics

CANCELED 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.
CANCELED
Starts 06/22/20 10:00am
Ends 06/26/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Art with a Story

CANCELED Learn about some of these and work with assorted materials to create drawings and paintings that tell a tale.
CANCELED
Starts 06/22/20 1:30pm
Ends 06/26/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | A Walk in the Park

CANCELED 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.
CANCELED
Starts 06/22/20 1:30pm
Ends 06/26/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Think 3-D with Clay

CANCELED Explore a variety of hand-building processes to create forms in clay and experiment with assorted surface treatments.
CANCELED
Starts 06/22/20 1:30pm
Ends 06/26/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Dragons and Tomb Treasures

CANCELED Create drawings, paintings and prints from objects you discover in our Chinese Art galleries.
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Starts 06/22/20 1:30pm
Ends 06/26/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Drawn to Art

CANCELED Develop your drawing skills as you learn about using line, shape, gesture, texture and value.
CANCELED
Starts 06/22/20 1:30pm
Ends 06/26/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Workshop | Shapes in Space

CANCELED See how shapes can be combined to make sculpture and then build your own fun three-dimensional art.
CANCELED
Starts 06/27/20 10:00am
Ends 06/27/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Workshop | Me in 3-D

CANCELED Discover how people are portrayed in sculpture and create a three-dimensional self-portrait.
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Starts 06/27/20 10:00am
Ends 06/27/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Workshop | Form in Motion

CANCELED Create a fun sculpture with wire, beads and found objects that will move and change with the wind.
CANCELED
Starts 06/27/20 10:00am
Ends 06/27/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Big, Little, Small & Tall

CANCELED Visit the galleries to see opposites in art and create paintings, collages and sculptures inspired by this theme.
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Starts 06/29/20 10:00am
Ends 07/03/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Monsters to Mermaids

CANCELED Use your imagination to draw, paint and sculpt “make-believe” creatures after searching for dragons, mermaids and more in the museum galleries.
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Starts 06/29/20 10:00am
Ends 07/03/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Drawing: Let's Imagine

CANCELED 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.
CANCELED
Starts 06/29/20 10:00am
Ends 07/03/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Clay: Mythical Creatures

CANCELED 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.
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Starts 06/29/20 10:00am
Ends 07/03/20 12:00pm
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Adult Class

CANCELED: Teen/Adult Class | The Nature of Printmaking

CANCELED Create a series of prints using frozen and preserved leaves as well as seedpods as the basis for the composition.
CANCELED
Starts 06/29/20 10:00am
Ends 07/03/20 12:30pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Monsters to Mermaids

CANCELED Use your imagination to draw, paint and sculpt “make-believe” creatures after searching for dragons, mermaids and more in the museum galleries.
CANCELED
Starts 06/29/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/03/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Drawing: Let's Imagine

CANCELED 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.
CANCELED
Starts 06/29/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/03/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Clay: Mythical Creatures

CANCELED 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.
CANCELED
Starts 06/29/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/03/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Let's Paint!

CANCELED 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
CANCELED
Starts 06/29/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/03/20 3:30pm
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Teen Class

CANCELED: Teen Class | Drawing Portraits

CANCELED Learn about the concepts and techniques of realistic portrait drawing.
CANCELED
Starts 06/29/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/03/20 4:00pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Seeing Shapes

CANCELED Hunt for a different shape each day in art in the galleries and practice making your own shapes in paintings, collage and sculpture.
CANCELED
Starts 07/06/20 10:00am
Ends 07/10/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Dragons in Clouds

CANCELED Search for dragons in Asian art and create your own imaginative creatures by experimenting with a variety of art processes.
CANCELED
Starts 07/06/20 10:00am
Ends 07/10/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Animalia

CANCELED Search for representations of animals in art and create paintings, sculpture and mixed media art inspired by the animal kingdom.
CANCELED
Starts 07/06/20 10:00am
Ends 07/10/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Printmaking: Ink It Up

CANCELED Have fun exploring various approaches to making prints such as mono-prints, block printing and photo transfer.
CANCELED
Starts 07/06/20 10:00am
Ends 07/10/20 12:00pm
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Adult Class

CANCELED: Adult Class: Chinese Brushwork: The Summer Garden

CANCELED 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.
CANCELED
Starts 07/06/20 10:00am
Ends 07/10/20 12:30pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Dragons in Clouds

CANCELED Search for dragons in Asian art and create your own imaginative creatures by experimenting with a variety of art processes.
CANCELED
Starts 07/06/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/10/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Animalia

CANCELED Search for representations of animals in art and create paintings, sculpture and mixed media art inspired by the animal kingdom.
CANCELED
Starts 07/06/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/10/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Drawing: Curious Creatures

CANCELED Practice your drawing skills as you sketch mythical creatures in the galleries and also invent some from your imagination.
CANCELED
Starts 07/06/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/10/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Printmaking: Ink it Up

CANCELED Have fun exploring various approaches to making prints such as monotypes, photo transfer and relief printing.
CANCELED
Starts 07/06/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/10/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Drawing & Painting

CANCELED Work with graphite, charcoal, watercolor, tempera and more to explore the fundamentals of drawing and painting.
CANCELED
Starts 07/06/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/10/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Adult/Youth Workshop | Lily Cups

CANCELED Create a ceramic teacup and saucer inspired by floating flowers in the Impressionist masterpiece Water Lilies by Claude Monet.
CANCELED
Starts 07/09/20 6:30pm
Ends 07/09/20 8:30pm
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Adult Class

CANCELED: Adult Class | Summer Sketchbook

CANCELED This class will focus on the practice of daily sketching and notetaking and draw in a different part of the museum each week.
CANCELED
Starts 07/11/20 10:00am
Ends 08/01/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Full-Day Camp | Pencils, Paintbrushes & Prints

CANCELED Spend the week doing both, working with a wide variety of materials and turning some of your work into prints.
CANCELED
Starts 07/13/20 9:00am
Ends 07/17/20 4:00pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Full-Day Camp | The Magic of Shakespeare

CANCELED Offered in partnership with the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, this camp will explore the art and stagecraft of Shakespearean magic
CANCELED
Starts 07/13/20 9:00am
Ends 07/17/20 4:00pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Full-Day Camp | Art Naturally

CANCELED See how art and nature connect as you create drawings, paintings, prints and sculpture that focus on the natural environment.
CANCELED
Starts 07/20/20 9:00am
Ends 07/24/20 4:00pm
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Youth Class

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

CANCELED 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.
CANCELED
Starts 07/20/20 9:00am
Ends 07/24/20 4:00pm
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Adult Class

CANCELED: Adult Class | Perfecting Perspective

CANCELED Learn about or improve your skills at applying the principles of linear perspective.
CANCELED
Starts 07/20/20 10:00am
Ends 07/24/20 12:30pm
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Teen Class

CANCELED: Teen Class | Mandalas in Watercolor

CANCELED Explore working with watercolor as you paint a “personal” mandala – a circular, geometric design – that represents you.
CANCELED
Starts 07/20/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/24/20 4:00pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Workshop | Follow the Line

CANCELED Search the galleries for all sorts of lines, then in the classroom, create your own make-believe creature made from lines.
CANCELED
Starts 07/25/20 10:00am
Ends 07/25/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Workshop | Dragons Recycled

CANCELED Work magic with recyclables to create a three-dimensional dragon sculpture and hunt for this mythical beast in Chinese and European art.
CANCELED
Starts 07/25/20 10:00am
Ends 07/25/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Workshop | Make Your Mark!

CANCELED 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.
CANCELED
Starts 07/25/20 10:00am
Ends 07/25/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Full-Day Camp | Stories Told in Art

CANCELED We will visit the museum galleries to see and discuss art inspired by or having a connection to stories.
CANCELED
Starts 07/27/20 9:00am
Ends 07/31/20 4:00pm
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Youth Class

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

CANCELED Learn to draw cartoon characters and give them funny parts to play.
CANCELED
Starts 07/27/20 9:00am
Ends 07/31/20 4:00pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Shaping & Building

CANCELED See and talk about sculpture in the galleries and learn about constructing, modeling and connecting as students create three-dimensionally.
CANCELED
Starts 07/27/20 10:00am
Ends 07/31/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Amazing Art Machines

CANCELED Learn about mechanics, movement and more. Make lots of drawings, paintings and three-dimensional sculptures that have a connection to machines.
CANCELED
Starts 07/27/20 10:00am
Ends 07/31/20 12:00pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Fabric Fun

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

CANCELED: Youth Class | Creative Characters

CANCELED Create your own original characters in a variety of forms, including shadow puppets as well as stories to go with them.
CANCELED
Starts 07/27/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/31/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Fabric Fun

CANCELED Work with paints, dyes and printmaking techniques to create patterns and designs on a variety of fabrics.
CANCELED
Starts 07/27/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/31/20 3:30pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Youth Class | Amazing Art Machines

CANCELED Learn about mechanics, movement and more. Make lots of drawings, paintings and three-dimensional sculptures that have a connection to machines.
CANCELED
Starts 07/27/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/31/20 3:30pm
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Adult Class

CANCELED: Adult Class | Traveler's Portfolio

CANCELED Create drawings and prints inspired by some of the fabulous locations represented in the museum collection.
CANCELED
Starts 07/27/20 1:30pm
Ends 07/31/20 4:00pm
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Youth Class

CANCELED: Adult/Youth Workshop | Dragons in Flight

CANCELED 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.
CANCELED
Starts 07/30/20 6:30pm
Ends 07/30/20 8:30pm
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Adult Class

CANCELED: Teen/Adult Class | Screen Printing: Break It Down

CANCELED 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.
CANCELED
Starts 08/03/20 10:00am
Ends 08/05/20 3:00pm
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