ArtReach

As part of a collaborative project between Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Center for Child Health and Development at the University of Kansas Medical Center, the Museum offers free art workshops for children on the autism spectrum and their family members. 

The objective of ArtReach is to provide opportunities for self-expression and communication through the visual arts. In a low-sensory environment, participants will learn how to work with different media and gain knowledge of elements of art while being introduced to a specific artist’s works and inspiration. 

Students will create an original work of art based on skills learned in the workshop. All children, as long as they are accompanied by an adult, are welcome and all materials are provided.

May 4: Combine Art

Artist Robert Rauschenberg was known for his “combines” in which he created mixed media artworks by combining together non-traditional materials and objects. After exploring Wonder by Rauschenberg, workshop participants will create their own “combine” while also experimenting with a variety of art processes and materials.

Ages 6-8: 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Ages 9-12: 1:00–3:00 p.m.

FREE | Register at jthompson@kemperart.org or 816-457-6136

May 25: Spider Books

Louise Bourgeois was well-known for her large bronze spider sculptures, one of which we have displayed outside in front of Kemper Museum! After exploring this sculpture and reading the book about Bourgeois’ life, Cloth Lullaby, workshop participants will write and illustrate a book about a spider!

Ages 6-8: 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Ages 9-12: 1:00–3:00 p.m.

FREE | Register at jthompson@kemperart.org or 816-457-6136