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!  

Additional FREE Art Programming:

Special Art Studio Activities | Select Saturdays (10:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Stay tuned for announcements about FREE programming in the Art Studio! These Saturday sessions include a special art project that explores a certain art topic and focuses on art materials not typically used in the Art Studio. An Art Studio staff member will be present to guide you through the special activity! All ages welcome!
Art Around You: Exploring Contemporary Art in the Community | Select Saturdays (1:00 - 4:00 pm) 

The Children’s Discovery Museum has been awarded The Mirza Arts and Culture grant from the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, Inc. (IPCF) which helps fund this program. 
As a group we will visit Illinois State University Galleries and participate in an interactive, guided tour to explore the styles and media used to create the artwork in the current gallery show. We then return to the museum where we will put our findings into practice as you create your own work of art inspired by our trip to the gallery! You do not have to attend every session to participate. 

Please fill out our Child Information Form (PDF) and pre-register to participate. 

Age: 7-10 years old
Dates:  Saturday, March 7 
 Saturday, April 25
Times: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Cost: FREE with pre-registration

Art Around You

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