Art Studio

Our Art Studio is a permanent exhibit, included in your trip to the Children’s Discovery Museum. The Art Studio follows a TAB (Teaching Artistic Behavior) model and offers 9 different art media centers that follow a fun and engaging theme! Each center has a hands-on, guided art project to create or interactive art activity- great for all ages and stages! The projects explore all types of art materials and subjects and include detailed, visual instructions to guide you each step of the way. The Art Studio center art projects and theme are changed monthly, so there is bound to be something new to explore each visit. Check out the Art Studio on the 3rd floor of the CDM near the elevator and see what you can create today!

Pre-registration is required for programs. There will be no ticket sales at the door. This to maintain safety and program quality. Thank you for your understanding.

Art Around You: Exploring Contemporary Art in the Community

Select Saturdays from 1-4 p.m.
Ages: 7-10 years old
Cost: Free with pre-registration*

Explore the work of contemporary artists and create your own masterpiece inspired by a guided tour of Illinois State University Galleries. Then explore the styles and media you learned about as you create your own artwork back at the Children's Discovery Museum!

Family Paint Night at the CDM Art Studio

Thursdays from 6-8 p.m.
Ages: Children in grades K-5 and adults
Cost: $36 Members and Museums for All / $41 non-members

Join us for a fun opportunity to create and paint together as a family! Each family ticket (one adult & one child) includes two canvases that you will keep. All art supplies needed are provided and guided instruction is given. No prior painting experience is required!

  • This is a family program for children and adults to enjoy together.
  • Please review our Policies and Procedures, including our current masking policy.