ART classes and Programs FOR CHILDREN
The Appleton offers a full schedule of classes and workshops for children throughout the year, in addition to Summer Art Camp. For questions concerning clases and workshops for children, please contact Mary Moore.
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!
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 Mary Moore, 352-291-4455, ext. 1613.
After School Explorations
Five-Week Sessions on Tuesdays, 3-4:30 p.m.
After-school Explorations are five-week sessions for ages 7-12, each focusing on a different medium and theme. Cost per five-week session is $75 for Appleton members; $100 for nonmembers.
Museum Adventure: September 13-October 11
Creative Clay: October 18-November 15
Around the World in Five Weeks: January 10-February 17
Mixed Media: February 21-March 21
Every First Saturday, September-May, 1-3 p.m.
Have family fun in the Appleton's ARTSpace! Join us on the first Saturday of each month from 1-3 p.m. for age-appropriate art making for children ages 4 and older. Adults are welcome to participate. Each First Saturday art activity will focus on a different artist. Free for members and children; included in the cost of admission for adult nonmembers.
Upcoming First Saturdays:
September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3 (Family Day), February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6
No registration needed to attend.
On Marion County Public School Early Release Day, 1:30-3 p.m.
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 "assignment" at the front desk, enjoy the exhibitions, then visit the ARTSpace for a fun, hands-on art-making experience. Free for members and children; included in the cost of admission for adult nonmembers.
Upcoming Half-day Happenings:
August 31, September 28, November 2, November 16, December 7, January 25, February 8
No registration needed to attend.
Bring a group of friends, celebrate a birthday or host a team-building workshop. The education staff will work with you to provide a creative, hands-on experience, appropriate for any occassion. Children's themed birthdays include printable party invitations and ARTy Party bags.
Arty Parties include
ARTy Party Themes
Put your canvas on an easel and paint like a master. Choose an artist you would like to learn about and get inspired. Paint an original worthy of framing! Choose ONE artist for your party: Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse or Georgia O'Keeffe.
Tour the African or Asian galleries and then create a work of art inspired by our collection. Color and decorate your own African mask or paint an Asian scroll, lantern or fan.
ARTy PARTY Fee
Members: $250, Nonmembers: $300
To Book your ARTy Party
ARTy Party scheduling is subject to availability. Please provide 3-4 weeks advance notice when scheduling a party. To reserve your ARTy Party or for more information, contact Marie Fielding or call 352-291-4455, ext. 5039.