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Two young girls creating a clay sculpture together

Kohl’s Family Sundays: Sculpture

Enjoy a special online version of our popular family event! Learn about three-dimensional art in the Museum’s collection—in the galleries and outside—and get inspired to make your own creations. Create a “glass” sculpture with plastic containers, a mixed-media animal with found objects, and a unique vessel from clay. Meet Wisconsin artists, and learn about their favorite materials and methods. Dance along with local performer Shante James, and see a performance by Wild Space Dance Company. We want to see what YOU make! Share your Family Sundays–inspired art by tagging @MilwaukeeArt and using #MAMStudioAtHome on social media.

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Make Art!

Follow along with the education team as they demonstrate art activities you can make at home.

“Glass” Sculpture

Join Emily to sculpt with plastic containers and more, inspired by the glass art in the Museum’s collection.

Materials: clear plastic containers, clear and/or colorful tape, sharpie markers, scissors


Mixed-Media Creature

Make an animal (on wheels!) with Dianne, taking inspiration from creatures in the Folk and Self-Taught Art collection.

Materials: cardboard tubes (three toilet-paper-sized or two paper-towel-sized), masking tape, scissors, four plastic bottle caps, disposable wooden chopstick, tools for boring a hole into bottle caps (hammer and nail, or drill), assorted found objects, glue


Clay Vessel

Brett teaches how to build with clay, inspired by a pig stein in the Museum’s collection.

Materials: air-dry clay; clay modeling tools, OR DIY tools like toothpick, pencil, fork, markers; plastic or paper cup to build clay around


Performances

Explore expressions through dance with inspiring performances from Wisconsin dancers.

Wild Space Dance Company

Wild Space Dance Company moves to “Reconsolidate: In Memories,” which responds to the Museum’s architecture designed by Santiago Calatrava. Music composed and performed by Nick Zoulek.


Dance with Shante James

Watch a demonstration of Shante James’s favorite moves, and then dance along with her as she teaches choreography that the whole family can enjoy.


Guest Artists

Meet Wisconsin artists, and discover the many different ways they create their art.

Jason S. Yi

Jason S. Yi shares a behind-the-scenes look inside his studio, and discusses how he uses materials.


Colleen Volland

Ceramist and owner of Cream City Clay demonstrates wheel throwing and more.


Take a Tour

Join Dianne for a virtual tour of three outdoor sculptures on the Museum’s campus.


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Share Your Creations!

After you complete one—or all!—of the art activities, share your creations! Tag @MilwaukeeArt and use #MAMStudioAtHome from a public social media account and your artwork may appear on this page.