1. K-State home
  2. »Beach Museum of Art
  3. »Participate
  4. »Classes and workshops

Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

Museum hours

Tues Wed Fri 10 - 5
Thurs 10 - 8 
Sat 11 - 4 

Closed Sun, Mon & holidays

Free admission
Free parking

Office hours

Mon-Fri: 8 - 5 

Beach Museum of Art
Kansas State University
701 Beach Lane,
Manhattan, KS 66506
(14th & Anderson Ave.)



Classes and workshops

The Museum hosts a variety of classes and workshops throughout the year for all ages. Due to Covid-19, we are offering the following virtual options.

Click here to view summer 2021 family programs and workshops.

Weekly classes are designed for preschool children and up.  Each class will begin with a looking activity focused on a work from the Museum’s collection, followed by information about the artist, an academic connection, a story book suggestion and an art project.

Classes will post to the Beach Buddies Facebook Group on Mondays. You can sign up for the Facebook Group at facebook.com/groups/bmabuddiesFamilies may also opt to have ARTSmart units emailed to them on Mondays. Please contact Kathrine Schlageck at klwalk@ksu.edu to be added to the email list.

Family workshops

Due to COVID-19, workshops will not be offered spring of 2021.

Summer Young Artists Program

The Young Artists Programs take place in June with museum tours and art workshops taught by K-State and Manhattan High School fine arts and art education students. The class for younger children allows artists to explore a variety of media. Classes for older children will focus on learning more about specific techniques. Class size is capped at 12 children and reservations can be made by calling 785-532-7718. Cost is $10 per session. Schedule for these classes will post in spring of 2021.


Staff is available to work with senior living facilities and seniors groups. Current options include short art lectures, Visual Thinking Strategies sessions, memory support programs, and looking and making activities that can be presented virtually.  Please contact Kim Richards, Museum Education Specialist to discuss options for your facility or group at kkrichards@ksu.edu.

Teacher’s workshops

The Museum is available for teacher's workshops relating to museum topics and led by Museum staff. Programs can be tailored to the specific needs of a group, such as using the Museum as an educational resource, art knowledge and art making, Visual Thinking Strategies, and integrating art into the curriculum.  All workshops can be done through Zoom.  Please contact Kathrine Schlageck, Associate Curator of Education, at klwalk@ksu.edu

Building Skills Through Art

Learn more about how looking at and making art builds physical and cognitive skills in children.  This program for childcare providers is available through Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities, Inc.  Please see their website at https://kccto.org/  to enroll for this six hour credit course.

Please watch for updates on additional programs throughout the semester.

Classes and workshops

For more information, contact Associate Curator of Education Kathrine Schlageck.