|A variety of free programming for children and families is offered throughout the year.
New: Come take part in our Homeschool Museum Programs!
The programs consist of 1 hour and 30 minute sessions held on the afternoon of the first Friday of the month (Fine Art Friday) and the morning of the third Wednesday of each month (Homeschool Art Sampler).
The themes of each program change from month to month and take place in the Museum's galleries, and are designed to be an interactive experience that encourages students to examine objects and ideas through observation, discussion and activities. Programs are drop-in with no registration required.March 2014
Fine Art Friday: March 7, 2014 from 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Homeschool Art Sampler: March 19, 2014 from 10:00–11:30 a.m.
The objective of ArtReach is to provide opportunities for self-expression and communication through the visual arts. Each hands-on workshop is designed for a particular age group and relates to specific works of art on view. Participants will learn how to work with different media and gain knowledge of elements of art while being introduced to a specific artist’s work and his or her inspiration. Students will create an original work of art based on the skills learned in the workshop.
*Ages 9–12 enrollment is full, a waiting list has been established
Saturday, March 8
Ages 6–8 10:00 a.m.–noon
Students will discover the mask-like shapes of Trenton Doyle Hancock with art educator, Renae Williams. With canvas boards and acrylic paint, students will experiment with design principles to create a two-dimensional work of art.
Sunday, March 23
Ages 6–8 11:00 a.m.–12:30p.m.
Join art educator, Kalli Lempka, as she explores sculpture by John Kalymnios in the new exhibition Butterfly Effect. Students will create butterfly suncatchers with a variety of materials while experimenting with transparent and opaque surfaces.
Saturday, April 12
Ages 6–8 10:00 a.m.– noon
The artworks of Marcia Kure will be explored with photographer Kelly Powell. Students will learn about printing, and a bit about photography, as they create their own print image transfers in this workshop.
Sunday, May 4
Ages 6–8 11:00 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
The work of Polly Apfelbaum seems to ooze across the gallery floor. Students will explore this work and more with art educator, Jessica Thompson-Lee, and create designs of their own using weaving and braiding techniques.
Scavenger Saturdays for Families
Scavenger Saturdays at the Kemper Museum are made possible with generous support from the R.A. Long Foundation.
Tour: Meet Me at the Museum
Join a Kemper Museum docent for a lively discussion and tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions. No reservations are required. Meet at the Visitor Services Desk.
Tots on Tuesdays
Postponed until Sunday, March 9
Postponed until Sunday, March 9 | Concert: Dino O’Dell
Sharing his interactive musical stories with children and families, Dino O’Dell connects this performance to Dressed Up through crazy hats and costumes. Children are encouraged to come "dressed up" in costumes. Appropriate for preschoolers and grades K–3.