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Kohl’s Art Generation Open Studio


Special Hours:
Memorial Day–Labor Day: Open MONDAY, 10 AM–4 PM

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!

June: Photo Wilderness

Celebrate the outdoors, as captured by the photographs in the Photographing Nature’s Cathedrals exhibition. Learn what a photograph is and how it is made. Make a sun print, and help create a photographic mural with drawing, collage, and mixed media. Design your own natural wonders and capture the perfect shot. Imagine a scenic retreat to share for Father’s Day.

July: Practice in Portraits

This summer, celebrate the great people in your life while learning how to paint and sculpt portraits. Look to work in the Museum’s Collection by iconic portrait artists such as Sofonisba Anguissola, Robert Henri, Kehinde Wiley, and Chuck Close. Pose a family member, and then learn how to use grids and guidelines to help you capture their likeness. Discover the rules of proportion, foreshortening, and shading.

August: In Three Dimensions

All month long, make art in the round! Create sculptures from a variety of materials as you consider balance, space, and surface. Use additive and subtractive methods with clay, and then practice your cutting and construction skills in metal. Study the work of artists Martin Puryear and Kiki Smith in the Museum’s Collection for inspiration. We’ll learn about process through the work of Eva Hesse, and then design a maquette for an awe-inspiring installation.

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