Kohl’s Art Studio
Kohl’s Art Studio is a joint effort between Kohl’s and the Milwaukee Art Museum to bring area kids and their families closer to art—to discover more about it—and involve them in creative experiences. The art studio—at the Museum, in the community, and online—is the place to engage in hands-on art projects and create something all your own.
Kohl’s Art Studio is open Friday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Need help planning your visit? Call us at 414-224-3200.
We’re excited to once again travel to local school and community festivals, offering free activities for families with kids 12 and under. Applications are now open for the upcoming summer season: June 1, 2022, through August 31, 2022.
Kids 12 and under are free every day the Museum is open thanks to
Find your next project. Bring the creativity of the studio into your home by exploring the art-making videos below.
Nature Inspired Furniture
Design furniture inspired by nature. Materials: air-dry clay; cardboard; scissors; crayons, markers, or colored pencils
Painting Outside the Lines
Make a pixelated painting. Materials: paper or graph paper, ruler, pencil, colored pencil, watercolor or markers
Learn to weave paper strips. Materials: paper strips, cardboard, scissors, tape
Learn how artists use art to express emotion. Materials: paper, crayons, tape or glue
Create a collage inspired by the mural “Our Time Together” by Derrick Adams. Materials: paper, assorted drawing materials, scissors, glue, images to collage
Sculpted Story Scene
Make a posable figurine to set in a holiday scene. Materials: twist ties and paper clips; scrap paper, plastic bags, or aluminum foil; tape; pencil; fabric; scissors; glue; air dry clay; paint or markers
Wood & Metal Decoys
Shape found objects into a miniature fish decoy. Materials: stick; aluminum foil; twist ties and/or rubber bands; scissors; glue; acrew, nail, bolt or stone
Cut and collage a fabric landscape. Materials: assorted fabric scraps, trimming or yarn, scissors, glue, large fabric piece for backing
Paint a postcard inspired by your travels to send to someone special. Materials: watercolor paper; paint, pencils, or markers; scissors; ruler
Make a painting inspired by people in your environment. Materials: paper, pencil, paint or colorful drawing materials
Make a painting inspired by Milwaukee’s most iconic building. Materials: paper, pencil, paint or colorful drawing materials
Use flowers to make a print inspired by the work of Andy Warhol. Materials: white paper; flowers and plants; dark pencil, crayon, pastel, or marker; rolling pin or spoon
Paint a landscape with sun and storms. Materials: paper or board, pencil, tempera paint, brushes, water
Draw or paint the birds in your neighborhood. Materials: two sheets of paper, drawing or painting supplies, scissors, glue or tape
Turn chipboard boxes into fancy, miniature furniture. Materials: chipboard boxes, scissors, glue, markers, pencil and pen
Printing with Food
Turn food into homemade stamps. Materials: paper; food coloring or paint; assorted fruits, vegetables, and pasta; plates; paper towels
Get outside and sculpt some snow. Materials: snow, warm clothes, bucket, hand shovel or metal spoon
Ice Cold Creations
Make an ice sculpture using your freezer. Materials: water, food coloring, plastic cups and trays, freezer
New Year’s Eve Countdown
Ring in the New Year with a countdown for all our friends that love art. Materials: none required
New Year’s Noisemakers
Learn how you can make your own sounds of celebration. Materials: container like a bottle, jar, cup, or plate; small items like uncooked beans, beads, stones, or paperclips; tape, markers, ribbons, stickers, or other decorations
Use bright bold colors to paint a lively animal. Materials: paint, brushes, paint tray or paper plate, water cup, water, paper or board
Experiment with printmaking to design new patterns for fresh fashions. Materials: paper, paint or ink, textured objects, scissors, glue
Make your own paper clay and mixed media animal sculptures. Materials: toilet paper, school glue, flour, warm water, toilet paper tube and/or cardboard, scissors, tape
Draw a portrait using pastels, just like artist Diego Rivera. Materials: paper, pencil, chalk pastels, and cotton swab
Art About Work
Make your own drawing inspired by the action-packed artwork of Luis Jiménez. Materials: paper, and red, yellow, blue, and black colored pencils
Making in the Moment
Learn about abstract painting, and then make a summer-inspired work of your own. Materials: chalk, sidewalk or paper
Art in Motion
Make your own moving sculptures to launch into the sky. Materials: paper, rubber bands, scissors, tape
Scratch Art Story
Learn how to make a scratch art story inspired by ancient Greek water jars. Materials: paper, pencil, marker, crayons or oil pastels, tape, scissors, toothpick, bottle or cup
Curl up with your favorite quilt, and try your hand at stitching. Materials: cardboard, hole punch, needle, thread or yarn
Share your creations!
After you make the art activities, share your creations here using #MAMStudioAtHome.