Programs

Kohl’s Art Generation Open Studio

SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS, 10 AM–4 PM
FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH, 10 AM–7 PM

Stop by the studio to create art inspired by the artwork in the Museum. A different collection or exhibition is featured each month, and the activities are always changing!

February: I Love Printmaking!

Sample printmaking and drawing techniques that will warm your hands and heart. Ink an etching plate to print a special card for a loved one. Roll flowers through the printing press to make layered drawings—or see how artists combined printmaking and collage in works on paper in the Museum’s Collection.

March: Painting and Drawing

Discover exciting art from private collections throughout Milwaukee! Make paintings about the things you like to collect and display them in the studio. Learn about the art of trading and make some swaps with new friends. Organize a still life around a theme, and then create a work of art that celebrates it.

Open Studio Special Guest
Saturday and Sunday, March 25–26, 1–3 p.m.
Meet children’s book author Lois Ehlert in the studio during Art in Bloom, and take inspiration from one of her amazing collections!

April: A Blast of Color

Explore design elements to make action-packed abstract art! Look to works in the Museum’s Collection Galleries and in the feature exhibition How Posters Work, and then use line, shape, and color to make art that appears to move. Draw intersecting lines, overlap shapes, and paint abstract art that looks as though it is bouncing off the wall.

Spend spring break in the studio with special hours, Tuesday–Friday, April 11–14, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (7 p.m. on Friday).

May: Powerful Posters

Discover how artists make walls talk! Become a master of composition and communication after you visit How Posters Work. Use the pros’ design principles to tell a story of your own, combining text and pictures, and experiment with symbols to design your own advertisement. Then use patterned paper, stencils, and photos to design an unforgettable Mother’s Day gift.

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Family Touch Tour

Tour the Museum with the updated Family Touch Tour. Learn about artworks through games and videos, and take an art selfie! Check out a tablet at the Museum, or download the Kohl’s Art Generation app for free from the App Store or Google Play Store.

Kids who visited the Museum this month recommend you don’t miss this artwork!

sunny

Alex Katz (American, b. 1927)
Sunny #4, 1971
Oil on canvas
96 1/4 × 72 in. (244.48 × 182.88 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Harry Lynde Bradley M1975.143
Photo credit: John R. Glembin
© Alex Katz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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