ArtReach

ArtReach workshops are an inspiring space where youth of all abilities are invited to create theme-based art in an environment with fewer visitors, light and sound reduction, and a designated quiet area for anyone who needs it. 

Using specific works of art for inspiration, participants will work with a range of media and tools to create an original work of art based on fun and engaging monthly themes.  

ArtReach is a collaborative project between Kemper Museum and the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Fourth Saturday of Each Month
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
FREE | Open to ALL KIDS, Ages 6-12  

Registration is required, either in advance or on-site the day of the workshop, by contacting Jessica Thompson-Lee at jthompson@kemperart.org.


Please note: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City, Missouri) will be temporarily closed beginning Saturday, March 14, to support Kansas City’s effort to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time, all public programs and activities through Friday, April 3 are canceled or rescheduled. Please continue to watch the Museum website for more information.

January 25: Futuristic Dreamscapes

Explore art around Kemper Museum using the five senses, and then use your imagination to create a mixed media futuristic dreamscape. What will the future sound, look, smell, taste, and feel like? 

10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
FREE | Ages 6-12  

Registration available on-site the day of the workshop or in advance by contacting jthompson@kemperart.org or 816-457-6136.

February 22: Re-imagined Animals

After exploring animals in artwork around Kemper Museum, workshop participants will create their own animal art, but with a twist! Imagine that you live on a different planet, what would the animals look like? Take a new look at your favorite animals and use your creativity to imagine them as looking and acting differently.

10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
FREE | Ages 6-12  

Registration available on-site the day of the workshop or in advance by contacting jthompson@kemperart.org or 816-457-6136.

March 28: Art(full) Objects

What stories do objects carry? Can an object have a personality? After exploring different objects in artwork around Kemper Museum such as shoes in the exhibition, Summer Wheat: Blood, Sweat, and Tears, discover how to transform everyday objects into works of art. 

10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
FREE | Ages 6-12
 

Registration available on-site the day of the workshop or in advance by contacting jthompson@kemperart.org or 816-457-6136.

April 25: Materials Lab

This ArtReach workshop is all about process and experimentation! What can be an art material? That’s right, anything! After learning about Summer Wheat’s unconventional painting technique, take a new look at materials we use in our everyday lives and experiment how to use them to create works of art. 

10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
FREE | Ages 6-12  

Registration available on-site the day of the workshop or in advance by contacting jthompson@kemperart.org or 816-457-6136.

May 23: Re-imagined Toy House

Take a new look at the classic toy house and use your creativity to reimagine it as something completely different! 

10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
FREE | Ages 6-12  

Registration available on-site the day of the workshop or in advance by contacting jthompson@kemperart.org or 816-457-6136.