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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
14th St & Anderson Ave
Manhattan, KS 66506



Young Artists Program 2018

The Young Artists Programs will take place in June with museum tours and art workshops taught by KSU and MHS fine arts and art education students. The class for younger children allow 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 $15 per session.

Class Dates & Topics

June 4, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (ages 5-8) Media Exploration  (wet media)

June 5, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (ages 8 and up) Painting Landscapes (acrylics and watercolors)

June 11, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (ages 5-8) Media Exploration (dry media)

June 12, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (ages 8 and up) Pastel Still Lifes (oil and chalk)

June 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (ages 8 and up) Abstract Printmaking (linoleum block and collographs)

June 19, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (ages 5-8) Media Exploration  (wet media)

June 25, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (ages 8 and up) Drawing Portraits (pencil, prismacolor, and charcoal)

June 26, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (ages 5-8) Media Exploration (dry media)


One work by each artist per session will be chosen for matting and display.  Works will be on display in the UMB Theatre July 10-July 14 during museum open hours.


Young Artists Celebration and Reception, July 14, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

View works created in the Young Artists. Refreshments will be served. Open to the public.


For information on K-State’s Young Writers program held at the Museum please visit https://www.k-state.edu/english/summer/youngwritersworkshop.html