Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Summer Art Classes and Camps

Students participate in the Spring Break 2010 Art Camp.

The Education Department at the UW Art Museum has several summer art opportunities for kids of a variety of ages. Scholarships are available to assist families with limited incomes. Pre-registration is recommended. Museum members receive a 10% discount. See below for a list of the various classes and camps, information about when they meet, and the activities involved. For more information, or to register, contact Master Teacher Heather Bender at or 307.766.3515.

Pre-School and Kindergarten Class
Finding Inspiration in the World Around Us
Wednesdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23
10:30 - 11:30 am
$25/4-class session

Everyday we see things that can become ideas for making art. Sometimes we don't even realize it. This month, students will transform their own ideas into prints, collage, fabric art, and more, as they investigate the world around us for unique art ideas and inspiration. This class will look at the work of artists Harold Garde, Leon Kelly, Neltje, and Raoul Dufy for inspiration and ideas.

Summer Art Camp
Look Around: What Do You See?
Ages 6-10: Monday - Friday, June 14 - 18, 1 - 4:45 pm
Ages 11-15: Monday - Friday, June 21-25, 1 - 4:45 pm
Weekly rate: $60/student
Daily drop-in rate: $15/student

Artists have the most interesting way of looking at the world. Sometimes the most commonplace items become their subject. Other times they use materials that no one else would consider as art supplies. We'll explore the work of an exciting array of artists who paint, print, collage, and more. We'll write about our impressions of their viewpoint and make art inspired and informed by what we see.

Paint Pony Express
Ages 4-5: Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20
Ages 6-8: Wednesdays, July 7, 14, 21
Ages 9-11: Thursdays, July 8, 15, 22
1-3 pm each day

Under the guidance of visiting artists and museum teachers, students will explore an array of artwork: paintings, textiles, collages, and more. They will then create their own artwork using writing, movement, and visual art materials to convey their own artistic response and vision. Wyoming artist Neltje will be an artist-in-residence with Paint Pony Express the week of July 6-8. Each week focuses on a different exhibition, and each day is designed for a different age group. Please wear clothes that you can create in. Parents must stay with children under 5 years of age.

Summer Solstice Celebration
Monday, June 21, 11:30-12:30 pm

After Wyoming's long winter, it's worth celebrating the longest day of the year and the official beginning of summer. Every year on the summer solstice, a solar tube in the ceiling illuminates a silver dollar in the center of the Rotunda Gallery at exactly 12 noon. Join us for this fun event and to view the sun through astronomer Ray Martin's filtered solar telescope, which will be set up on the terrace.

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