The Appleton offers a full schedule of classes and workshops for children throughout the year, in addition to Summer Art Camp. For questions concerning classes and workshops for children, please click here to contact Hollis Mutch, Museum Educator.

Click here to view a PDF of the 2019-2020 brochure.


2019-2020 Schedule


Art Space

Daniel and Mary B. Kraus ARTSpace
Open to Everyone!

The ARTSpace is designed to engage adults and children in hands-on art experiences through colorful activity stations and projects that relate to the understanding of art. Make a mosaic with magnets, build with Lego® or draw on our glass wall — there's something for every age and ability!

ARTSpace Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sundays, noon–5 p.m.
The ARTSpace and all supplies are free for children and Appleton members, and included in the cost of admission for adult nonmembers. For more information, contact Hollis Mutch, 352-291-4455, ext. 1613.


After School

Art Explorations are six-week classes for ages 7–12, each focusing on a different medium. Choose the session of your choice, then the day that fits your schedule. All materials are included.

Session 1: Clay Creations Click here to enroll
Wednesdays, September 11–October 16, 3:30–5 p.m.
Or Saturdays, September 14–October 19, 10:30 a.m.–noon

Session 2: Painting & Drawing Click here to enroll
Wednesdays, October 30–December 11, 3:30–5 p.m. (no class Nov. 28)
Or Saturdays, November 2–December 14, 10:30 a.m.–noon. (no class Dec. 7)

Session 3: Clay All the Way Click here to enroll
Wednesdays, January 8–February 12, 3:30–5 p.m.
Or Saturdays, January 11–February 15, 10:30 a.m.–noon

Session 4: Painting & Drawing Click here to enroll
Wednesdays, February 26–April 1, 3:30–5 p.m.
Or Saturdays, February 29–April 4, 10:30 a.m.–noon

Session 5: Drawing (three-week session) Click here to enroll
Wednesdays, April 15–April 29, 3:30–5 p.m.
Or Saturdays, April 18–May 2, 10:30 a.m.–noon

Each session (1-4) $80 Appleton members; $40 for session 5 (half session); Bundle all five sessions for $320
Each session (1-4) $100 nonmembers; $50 for session 5 (half session)


Teens

This program is for the tweens and teens, featuring age-appropriate art projects for ages 12+ across a variety of themes and mediums. All materials are included.

Ceramic Zoology: Saturday, December 14, 1-3 p.m.
Click here to enroll

Glass Fusing: Saturday, February 8, 1-3 p.m.
Click here to enroll

Clay Handbuilding: Saturday, April 11, 1-3 p.m.
Click here to enroll

$25 per class for Appleton members; $30 nonmembers.


After School

This multisensory program introduces children ages 2–5 to the Appleton. Each session will start with a brief visit to the galleries to examine a work of art, followed by a corresponding art-making activity in the Artspace. Children must have at least one adult with them at all times.

Once a month, Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

November 5
December 3
January 7
February 4
March 3
April 7
May 5

Free for Appleton members and children ages 2-5; included with admission fee for adult nonmembers. Limited to the first 20 children registered. Advance registration required by contacting Hollis Mutch, mutchh@cf.edu, or 352-291-4455, ext. 1613.


Pre-K Story Time

For children ages 2–5. Join us for storytime in one of the museum’s galleries as we read about art and artists and then visit the Artspace as a group. Children must have at least one adult with them at all times.

Third Tuesday of the month, 10:30–11:30 a.m.

October 15
November 19
December 17
January 21
February 18
March 17
April 21
May 19

Free for Appleton members and children ages 2-5; included with admission fee for adult nonmembers. Limited to the first 20 children registered. No advance registration required.


First Saturday

Visit the Artspace on First Saturdays for artist-themed art making projects that are appropriate for children ages 4 and older; accompanying adults are welcome to participate.

First Saturday of the Month, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pierre Auguste Renoir: November 2
Berthe Morisot: January 4
Jacob Lawrence: February 1
Katsushika Hokusai: March 7
Leonardo Da Vinci: April 4
Georgia O’Keeffe: May 2

Free for Appleton members and children; included with admission fee for adult nonmembers.


Half Day Happening

Half-day Happenings are a perfect way to spend Marion County Public School Early Release Days — and a great way to discover the Appleton! Pick up an activity sheet at the front desk, enjoy the exhibitions, then visit the Artspace for a fun, art-making experience.

Marion County Public School Early Release Days, 1:30 p.m.–3 p.m.

October 30
January 22
February 26
April 15

Free for Appleton members and children; included with admission fee for adult nonmembers.