Art and Education at the Mulvane

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”   Pablo Picasso


The Mulvane Art Museum offers classes, art resources, scholarly events and an art “laboratory,” each of which are designed to provide artistic and educational experiences for a range of age groups.

Art Lab

ArtLab is a hands-on place for children of all ages to create, experiment and learn. It is open when the Museum is open and the arts education staff always have art projects waiting for museum visitors. You can learn about fundamental concepts in art, experiment with different art media, learn about art from different cultures or just be creative. Visit by yourself or as a group. ArtLab is on the lower level of the Museum. It is free and open to the public.


Classes are offered throughout the year at the Mulvane. Click the 'classes' button below to see a listing of those scheduled and get course descriptions.

Scholarly Events

Scholarly events usually come in the form of panel discussions or lectures on artistic, social or cultural issues. We also host group discussions themed around art. 

Teacher Resources

Teacher resources are materials the Mulvane has put together to help teachers and learners enhance creative educational experiences. Books, videos, lesson plans, reproductions, and periodicals are at your disposal. The resource library is open to the public and spans all levels of learning. These materials are available for educators to use in their existing art programs.

young girl painting in art class on easle

ArtLab Saturdays, 1:00 – 4:00

Please join us on Saturdays in our Art Lab. Entry is free and open to the public because of the generous contributions of the Sabatini Family Foundation. We welcome people of all ages and ability levels so come by yourself, with your school or as a part of a group.

GET IN TOUCH WITH The Mulvane Art Museum

Mulvane Art Museum
1700 SW Jewell Avenue
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.1124
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