Monday, July 12, 2010

This Week at Paint Pony Express

Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953), Éléphants (Elephants), c. 1920-1922, watercolor, gouache, 14.8 x 14.7 inches, image courtesy of the Humanities Exchange

Paint Pony Express continues this week at the UW Art Museum, Tuesday-Thursday, July 13, 14, and 15. This summer students are exploring ways that artists use the idea of multiple images in their art work. This week they will explore repeating patterns in art work created by the artist Raoul Dufy. They'll investigate the imagery he used to create his patterns, including animals, flowers, and geometric shapes. In the studio they will create their own fabric prints using repeating patterns. They will also explore ways that patterned fabrics are used by artists and designers to fit the human form.

Paint Pony Express is FREE for students. Ages 4-5 will meet on Tuesday, ages 6-8 on Wednesday, and ages 9-11 will meet on Thursday. Each session meets from 1-3 pm. Parents must stay with children under the age of 5. Students are encouraged to wear clothing they can create in!

For more information, please call the Education Department at 307.766.3496.

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