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Group of small children making art in the Kohl's Art Studio

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 art experiences. The studio is the place to engage in hands-on art projects and create something all your own.

Because the health and safety of the Milwaukee community is our highest priority, the Kohl’s Art Studio at the Museum is currently closed. Bring the creativity of the studio into your home by exploring the art-making videos below.

Kids 12 and under are free every day the Museum is open thanks to

Kohl's

Start Creating!

Find your next project.

Media

Flat Flowers

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

Passing Storms

Paint a landscape with sun and storms. Materials: paper or board, pencil, tempera paint, brushes, water

Birdwatching

Draw or paint the birds in your neighborhood. Materials: two sheets of paper, drawing or painting supplies, scissors, glue or tape

Floral Furniture

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

Snow Sculpting

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

Lively Animals

Use bright bold colors to paint a lively animal. Materials: paint, brushes, paint tray or paper plate, water cup, water, paper or board

Fresh Fashions

Experiment with printmaking to design new patterns for fresh fashions. Materials: paper, paint or ink, textured objects, scissors, glue

Archuleta Animals

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

Pastel Portraits

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

Start Stitching

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.


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