Kids & Families

A variety of free programming for children and families is offered throughout the year. The objective of the Kemper Museum educational programs is to engage children and adults in discussion about contemporary art and how it relates to their lives.

ArtReach: Spring 2015

ArtReach: Comic Collage

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Kemper Museum
Ages 6–8 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Ages 9–12 1:30–3:30
FREE | Registration Required, email reservations@kemperart.org

As part of a collaborative project between the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Center for Child Health and Development at the University of Kansas Medical Center, the Museum offers free workshops for children with and without developmental disabilities each semester.

The objective of ArtReach is to provide opportunities for self-expression and communication through the visual arts. Each hands-on workshop is designed for a particular age group and relates to specific works of art on view. Participants will learn how to work with different media and gain knowledge of elements of art while being introduced to a specific artist’s work and his or her inspiration. Students will create an original work of art based on the skills learned in the workshop.

This program is made possible with the generous support of the Curry Family Foundation.

ArtReach: Walk in the Park

Sunday, May 3, 2015
Kemper Museum
Ages 6–8 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Ages 9–12 1:30–3:30
FREE | Registration Required, email reservations@kemperart.org

For more information about our ArtReach prgram visit our Kids & Families page!

Piece by Piece: Building a Collection

Fine Art Friday: Art + Tour for Homeschool Students

Friday, May 1, 2015
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
1:00–3:00 p.m.
FREE | Ages 5-12 | Drop-in; no registration required

Join us for hands-on art making inspired by works of art in the exhibition Piece by Piece: Building a Collection, follwed by a docent-guided tour. Fine Art Friday for homeschoolers is designed to be an interactive experience that encourages students to examine objects and ideas through observation, discussion and activities.

Camp Kemper Summer 2015

Session 1: Art Amplified

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 to Thursday, June 18, 2015
Kemper Museum
10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Ages 6–8 | Register at reservations@kemperart.org

Take inspiration from the art of Adam Cvijanovic this summer and think big with 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional works of art. Each day reveals a new material and technique including paintings on wood panel, landscape sculptures, and more.

Early enrollment for qualifying members starts March 23!

Session 2: Art Expansion

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 to Thursday, June 25, 2015
Kemper Museum
10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Ages 9–12 | Register at reservations@kemperart.org

Create paintings inspired by the large-scale artwork of Adam Cvijanovic. Experiment with different types of paint and surfaces while creating larger than life works of art using a variety of materials like acryclics, gouache, and paints sticks.

Early enrollment for qualifying members starts March 23!

Session 3: Art Amplified

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 to Thursday, July 2, 2015
Kemper Museum
10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Free | Register at reservations@kemperart.org or 816-457-6136

Take inspiration from the art of Adam Cvijanovic this summer and think big with 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional works of art. Each day reveals a new material and technique including paintings on wood panel, landscape sculptures, and more.

Early enrollment for qualifying members starts March 23!

Session 4: Art Expansion

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 to Thursday, July 9, 2015
Kemper Museum
10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Ages 9–12 | Register at reservations@kemperart.org

Create paintings inspired by the large-scale artwork of Adam Cvijanovic. Experiment with different types of paint and surfaces while creating larger than life works of art using a variety of materials like acryclics, gouache, and paints sticks.

Early enrollment for qualifying members starts March 23!

Adam Cvijanovic: American Montage Programs

StoneLion Puppets presents Fun in the Sun

Saturday, August 1, 2015
Kemper Museum Atrium
3:00–3:30 p.m.
FREE | All ages | No registration required

Join us in the Museum atrium for this lighthearted marionette review celebrating sunshine with a beach party! Dancing flames, mermaids, flamingoes, and even a hula competition.

Art(full) Bags and Art Stop!

The Art(full) Bag is filled with objects to support and create educational connections to the Museum's main gallery exhibition. As families view the works in Piece by Piece: Building a Collection, they are encouraged to use the hands-on materials for a deeper understanding of the exhibition and the beauty, intention, and meaning of the works of art on view.

The next time you swing by the Museum with the kids, stop by the Visitor’s Service Desk to grab an Art Stop card. Each month features two collection works and offers fun facts and guiding comparison questions to encourage learning and sharing.

Gallery Conversations

Join a Kemper Museum docent for a lively discussion and tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions. These tours serve as our only "drop in" opportunity to have a guided tour each week.

Saturdays
Kemper Museum
1:00–1:30 p.m.
Free, No Registration Required

 

Scavenger Saturdays

Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at the Kemper Museum. The third Saturday of each month is Scavenger Saturdays for families. Children with adults may pick up a self-guided activity at the Visitor Services Desk and follow the clues on this “ART-astic” adventure. When finished with the activity, children may pick up a take-home, art-making activity kit. No reservations are required.

Scavenger Saturdays at the Kemper Museum are made possible with generous support from the R.A. Long Foundation.

Third Saturdays
Kemper Museum
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Free

Tots on Tuesday: Alfresco Art Adventures!

We’re taking our artsy adventures outside this summer with stories, songs, and art making inspired by outdoor sculpture on the Kemper Museum grounds.

Third Tuesdays
Kemper Museum
11:00 a.m.–noon
FREE | Ages 3–5

First Friday Family Fun Tour

Discover outdoor art on the Kemper Museum grounds this summer! Guided by an experienced docent, children and families will learn about the sculptures on view outside the Museum and leave with a fun art activity to experiment with at home.

First Fridays beginning June 5
Kemper Museum
11:00 a.m.–noon
FREE | Ages 6–12

Homeschool Museum Programs

Make the Kemper a part of your homeschool routine. Homeschool art programs like our monthly Homeschool Art Sampler and Fine Art First Friday are designed to serve co-op groups or individual families.

The programs consist of 1 hour and 30 minute sessions held on the afternoon of the first Friday of the month (Fine Art Friday) and the morning of the third Wednesday of each month (Homeschool Art Sampler).

The themes of each program change from month to month and take place in the Museum's galleries, and are designed to be an interactive experience that encourages students to examine objects and ideas through observation, discussion and activities. Programs are drop-in with no registration required.