Adventures in Art

Join us February 2-5 for an exciting printmaking project led by our winter resident artist Rachel Davis!

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Our Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Art studio, housed in the Adventures in Art exhibit, is designed to provide inspiration for children to explore their inner creativity with programs that change monthly. The self-guided Art Adventures program encourages children to be creative using unique tools and art media. Four permanent stations allow children to explore

  • 2-D visual art (painting, chalk, drawing, etc.)
  • clay sculpture
  • weaving
  • recycled art
  • Activity instructions available in English and Spanish.Underwritten by the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation

    Good to Know: 

    Exhibit Type


    Focused Field Trips Aligned with this Exhibit

    Artistic Expressions

    Sensational Senses

    This exhibit is aligned with Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards.

    Adventures in Art Hours

    Sunday: 12 – 4 p.m. Monday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 4 p.m.

    Artist in Residence Program

    Learn more about our current Artist in Residence, Rachel Davis! Rachel will be using natural objects, such as leaves, pine cones, sea sponges, antlers, moss covered bark and shells to get us thinking about texture. She will then invite us to create an experimental monoprint that translates the tactile experience into a visual art experience. Create a print for yourself, or make one to leave for an accumulative print installation that will grow over the course of the week. This drop-in activity will take place in the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Art studio each day from 10:30 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 3:00.

    Previously, our Artist-in-Residence was Suzanne Sebold. Suzanne is a visual artist based in Chicago. Her work is influenced language, culture, and society. She often looks to her surroundings and nature for inspiration.  Suzanne works in a variety of mediums such as handmade paper, clay, paint. She believes the idea dictates the medium. She received her BFA from SAIC and MA (Education) from NEIU. She exhibits locally and nationally.

    Kohl Children’s Museum is looking for area artists to share their creative talents with our young visitors. For more information about our program, please download this application. We are currently seeking applicants for the residency period of June - August, 2016. Please submit completed applications by April 25, 2016 to Museum Education Specialist Tim Abel at

    Art Across Oceans Program

    Kohl Children’s Museum is looking for artists to participate in an international arts exchange program. For more information about our program, please download this application. All completed applications due date to be announced soon.

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