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Kohl’s Art Generation Open Studio


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

March: Painting and Drawing

Discover exciting art from private collections throughout Milwaukee in the feature exhibition Milwaukee Collects! Then, 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!

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 Thursday).

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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