MoA+L

Engaging with art is essential to the human experience, and museums can be an essential lens to showcase the arts while also challenging us with different points of view, compel us to empathize with “others,” and give us the opportunity to reflect on the human condition.

MoA+L believes that 21st century communication, creative problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration are at the core of K-12 education. And while adaptive technologies are now a central part of living, learning, teaching, and engaging with our world, opportunities to embrace media arts education in informal settings like museums, will be necessary to help prepare the next generation and advance artistic practice and appreciation, connect scholastic disciplines, while engaging today’s fast pace globally connected society. Check out some of the ways we are moving the needle…

Studio & Learning Spaces

Digital Accelerator Learning Lab

Coming in 2025, MoA+L is shaping DALL as a learn, make, play area that will feature hands-on stations, present challenges to solve hypothetical design problems, and/or provide a drop-in space to visually experiment and explore ways in which professional artists combine aspects of traditional art making with digital media. DALL will foster artistic expression, encourage collaboration, and/or provide a platform for shared perspectives through experimentation. Visitors will be prompted to develop their own arts creations not found in a formal classroom setting or in any other museums found in a 250-mi. radius.

Artist’s Atelier

MoA+L features two flexible and dedicated spaces in which the museum will host lectures, workshops, classes, discussion, performances, demonstration, and/or potentially feature community-created artwork. The Atelier will engage local, national, and internationally known artists, working in an array of media who may create art in real time as demonstrations, or teach K-12 focused or community-based workshops as an “artist-in-residence.”

Thanks to the Kansas Department of Commerce 2022 Tourism Marketing Grant in support of our newly enhanced website and startup marketing efforts.

Classes & Workshops

Studio Art Classes

Create art inspired by what you see on view in MoA+L during varied in-studio art classes and workshops facilitated by guest artists. Classes and workshops are designed for participants of varied levels and reflect a variety of media. Opportunities for personal expression in various media and subject matter are practiced in group instruction helping participants discover, learn, and practice art-making skills and processes. 

Stay tuned for more program offerings to sign up for in 2024 as we get closer to our opening date.

For Educators

A Resource for Life-long Learning

The pursuit to blend a high-quality visitor experience with arts educational programming to create lasting impact will forever be at the heart of the Museum of Art + Light. Guided by the National Endowment for the Arts, future research, and new learning, the MoA+L will strive to create art learning opportunities that will be grounded in arts education, adapting the following criteria:

 

  • Examine the creative process across time periods and cultures;
  • Facilitate learning that cultivates global perspectives;
  • Provide for quality programming;
  • Foster an appreciation of diverse culture, ideas, and critical thinking skills;
  • Connect across multiple disciplines;
  • Increase accessibility to art and art learning for all.

 

These opportunities will produce a high-quality and equitable arts environment that then becomes a resource for life-long learning. Students on field trips will have their own uniquely designed tours, and online courses will be created to meet the learning needs of students from K-12, adding to their creative learning experience.

Children & Family Programs

An Opportunity to Connect

Children and Family programs provide children and their adult companions the opportunity to connect while viewing and making art together. Each week we offer projects that encourage curiosity, experimentation, and creative thinking through a variety of experiences and materials inspired by artworks on view at the galleries.