Artist-in-Residence Program


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Your children are one-of-a-kind, and so is the art they make.
That’s why we designed the Artist-in-Residence Program.

What is the Artist-in-Residence Program?

A truly special, exclusive art opportunity. Not only do professional Colorado artists come to work in the Museum and create beautiful art, but visiting guests of all ages contribute and collaborate.

The program is open to artists working in a variety of media, including sculpture, illustration, paints or textiles. Artists set up shop in The Art Studio and work for 2-3 months on a project to install at the Museum. Children and adults alike are invited to be part of this amazing program and witness the impact your creativity can make in the world!

Artist-in-Residence Blog

To share the wonder and joy with you, we created an Artist-in-Residence Blog. Be sure to check it out regularly for cool videos, open studio hours, workshops, interviews with the artists and the collaborated works our artists make with you - Museum guests!

who is the current artist-in-residence?

Kia Neill is a multidisciplinary artist working in mixed media drawing, painting and sculpture. A Chicago native, Kia settled in Colorado to explore her deep attraction to the mountain landscape, which heavily influences her work. 

Kia's Open Studio Hours*

Join Kia during her open studio hours in the artist-in-residence studio to see her work, pick her brain and even collaborate on an art piece!

January - February
Tuesdays, 1 - 3 pm
Sundays, 2 - 4 pm 

March
Sunday, March 5, 2 - 4 pm
Tuesday, March 7, 1 - 3 pm
Saturday, March 18, 2 - 4 pm
Saturday, March 25, 12 - 4 pm
Wednesday, March 29, 1 - 5 pm

April
Wednesday, April 5, 1 - 5 pm
Sunday, April 9, 2 - 4 pm

*Open studio hours are subject to change. 

Fee-Based Workshop: Mixed Media Magic

Wednesday, March 15, 5:30 - 7 pm

Join Kia for some mixed media magic! Learn how to combine drawing, painting and collage to create your own unique family mandala. Ages 3+.

Works by Kia Neill

Kia - Perimeter

Language of Evolving Trails

Kia - Cave
Cave

hours

  • Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 9 am - 4 pm
  • Wed: 9 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat, Sun: 10 am - 5 pm

Target First Tuesdays
Free Play 4 - 8 pm

Closed certain holidays.

admission*

  • Under Age One: Free
  • Age One: $11
  • Ages 2 - 59: $13
  • Seniors (60+): $11
  • Members: Free

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*Event Day Pricing may apply. 

location

2121 Children's Museum Drive
Denver, CO 80211

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