Art Studio

Art Around You

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Family Paint Nights

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Pre-registration is required. 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  

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!  

All participants are required to wear a mask for the entirety of the program. Classes are limited to 20 students. Program needs a minimum of 5 students to run. 

Age: 7-10 years old
Cost: Free with pre-registration thanks to a grant from Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, Inc. (IPCF) 

Date  Time Exhibition 
Saturday, Feb. 5 1-4 p.m. Faculty Biennial 
Family Paint Night:
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!

All participants are required to wear a mask for the entirety of the program. Each program needs a minimum of 2 adult/student to run

Ages: Children in grades K-5 and adult
$36 Members / Museums for All
          $41 Non-Members
Date Time  Theme 
Thursday, Jan. 13 6-8 p.m. Ice Skating Penguin
Thursday, Feb. 10 6-8 p.m. Northern Lights 
Thursday, March 10 6-8 p.m. Koi Pond
Thursday, April 14 6-8 p.m. Spring Bunny
Thursday, May 12 6-8 p.m. Sunset Aspens
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!