Art Studio

Our Art Studio is a permanent exhibit, included in your trip to the Children’s Discovery Museum. The studio follows a “Teaching for Artistic Behavior” model. This choice-based, self-guided approach offers five individual media centers to explore. Each center follows a monthly theme with implementation of STEAM principles (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). All ages and stages are welcome! Check out the Art Studio on the third floor of the Museum near the elevator, and see what you can create today!

For information about our Family Paint Time program, click here.

Illinois Art Station Residency:

The Children's Discovery Museum is pleased to welcome Illinois Art Station (IAS) into our Art Studio for a new programming partnership! Beginning in September 2023, an IAS staff person will be stationed “in residence” in the Art Studio between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays to support guided and independent art activities. IAS will also curate self-guided art activities for Art Studio visitors throughout the week. Click here to learn more.

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