Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Schools across Wyoming tour Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational

Schools across Wyoming are contacting the UW Art Museum’s Education Program to arrange tours of Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational. So far, we’ve planned for classes from Casper, Saratoga, Lander, and Rock River, in addition to Laramie schools. We work with teachers and students to design each tour to fulfill district and state teaching and learning standards. This often results in students preparing for the tour before they arrive, and then following up with post-visit projects. Click here to read a summary written for Laramie’s Whiting High School on-line newspaper by a student viewer.

This large scale contemporary sculpture is truly inspirational! Casper’s Verda James Elementary School 6th graders came prepared to sketch and write about the sculptures they viewed, and will be creating art and writing, inspired by what they viewed. Laramie High School English students are writing in response to the sculpture. Lander Starrett Junior High Students will complete a “scavenger hunt” of the sculpture, looking and listening for answers to specific questions created by museum educators. Saratoga’s 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders physically explored the interactive components of the art work in as many ways possible.

The UW Art Museum education team invites your school to take advantage of this exciting city-wide exhibit that includes 18 sculptures. If you choose to see every piece, plan on taking the whole day. Or we can adjust the visit and activities to your time frame. Contact Wendy Bredehoft at 307.766.3496 or

For more information on the exhibition and education programs, visit the Art Museum webpage.