The University of Wyoming Art Museum and the UW Fine Arts Outreach department are hosting Transforming Learning: The 2009 Summer Teacher Institute, July 26 – 31. This Institute is a concentrated week-long workshop for teachers that uses original art work as the inspiration to find answers to questions like: how can art help us explore new places? And, can art help us learn new things about those places most familiar to us?
Artists Ashley Hope Carlisle, Ginnie Madsen and Mark Ritchie will discuss their "placed-based" work and provide intensive studio workshops for teachers that will allow them to explore applications for their classrooms. Observe, question, explore, create and reflect becomes the model for discovery as teachers become students. The new Ann Simpson Artmobile exhibition, Where We Are Is Just the Beginning, will serve as resource and inspiration, as will the summer exhibits in the UW Art Museum, including the mixed media sculpture of Montana artist Tracy Linder, watercolor sketches, drawings and prints by Thomas Moran and selections from Adornment: Native American Regalia.
Registration is $50 per person. Dorm rooms, breakfast and lunch are included. Participants are responsible for their own evening meals and all travel costs. PTSB and UW credit are pending. To register contact the UW Fine Arts Outreach, (307) 766-5139.
The 2009 Summer Teacher Institute is funded in part by the Sigrid See Excellence Fund for the Art Museum Teacher Institute, the UW Fine Arts Outreach Program, the UW Art Museum, the Wyoming Arts Council through the Wyoming State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes a great nation deserves great art.
For additional information on the exhibitions, call the UW Art Museum at (307) 766-6622 or visit www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum.