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Kohl’s Family Sundays: Holiday Edition

Celebrate the winter holiday season with the Milwaukee Art Museum in this special version of our popular family event: Kohl’s Family Sundays. Follow along with videos to create thoughtful homemade gifts and decorations. Enjoy music, learn to make winter treats, and see creations by local students. We want to see what YOU make! Share your Family Sundays–inspired art with us on social media by using #MAMStudioAtHome. This virtual event will be available through December 19.

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Make Art!

Join Museum educators for a trip through the galleries, and make projects inspired by the Museum’s collection of decorative arts.

Renaissance-Inspired Clocks

Explore German Renaissance clocks with Emily, then sculpt your own version using boxes and found objects.

Materials: small boxes, white scrap paper, pipe cleaners, small found objects (beads, bottle lids, sticks), white glue, paintbrush and gold paint (optional)

Paper Bead Necklace

Take a closer look at jewelry in the Museum’s collection with Dianne, then learn to make beads from strips of paper.

Materials: paper strips (wrapping paper, printer paper, junk mail, newspapers), white glue, straws, scissors, pencil, ruler, string or cord, markers (optional)

Colorful Suncatcher

Look at colorful glass art with Brett, then create a light-catching composition.

Materials: tissue paper, clear packing tape, string, scissors, permanent marker


At Milwaukee’s Jazz Gallery, Kai Simone performs a short story titled “Love’s Holiday,” followed by the song “Christmas with You” by Corey Henry.

Holiday Treats

Learn how to make festive holiday treats from Adija Greer-Smith, baker and owner at Confectionately Yours. Watch as she makes sweet potato pie, inspired by her grandmother, and demonstrates how to make candy apples.

Youth Voices

Student artists from the community share their creations inspired by decorative arts.

Honey Creek Elementary Student Art Showcase

Ms. Kassens’s third to fifth grade art students display their woven artworks and yarn paintings.

Messmer Saint Rose Student Art Showcase

Ranging from third to eighth grade, students of Ms. Hardie’s exhibit a range of mixed-media creations using papier-mâché, cement casting, and paint.

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Share Your Creations!

After you complete one—or all!—of the art activities, share your creations here using #MAMStudioAtHome. Don’t use social media? Email your pictures to the education team instead.

Share your feedback on today’s event; email us at youthandfamily@mam.org.