Working with high quality materials broadens our perception of what children can and should use as art materials; it also provides an experience that many children don’t get at school. The Museum Artist Residence program is an opportunity for children to learn and participate in a collaborative process, creating fine art with a professional artist.

Children and artists work together to tell a story with materials, which can vary from artist to artist. Some use paint, some use water, but all use imagination. At the end of each residency, your child's collaborative story will be displayed in a professional art gallery opening...and you're invited!

Here's how it works: 
Step 1: Walk to the Museum Artist in Residence studio (check calendar for artist hours)
Step 2: Say hello to the artist
Step 3: Tell a story using the given materials
Step 4:  Come to the Museum Art Gallery Opening and show your child their professional artwork!


2016-2017 Season

Sep. 2016–Nov. 2016: Joy Cha

Jan. 2017–March 2017: Okaidja Afroso

April 2017–June 2017: Gesine Kratzner

2015-2016 Season

Oct. 2015–Jan. 2016: Brian and Josie Parker

Jan. 2016–March 2016: Shannon Newby

April 2016–June 2016: Jen Richardson-Greene

2014-2015 Season

Jan. 2015–Feb. 2015: Colin Cushman

Feb.2015–April 2015: Hannah Viano

May 2015–July 2015: Jennifer Mercede


We’ve been so grateful to the artists and families that have made this program a joyful and creative adventure. The Artist in Residence Program was designed as a three year, grant-funded, experience that would give the Museum more information about the possibilities for our permanent art studio spaces. While the residency program will end June 2017, we’ve learned so much and are excited for more adventures to come.