Thursday, July 1, 2010

WY Artist Neltje to be Artist in Residence

Neltje (American, b. 1943), PAT - Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia, 2007, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 144 inches, lent by the artist.

Week one of Paint Pony Express kicks off on Tuesday, July 5th at the UW Art Museum. Paint Pony Express is a three week program of FREE art activities for students between the ages of 4 and 11. Each day of Paint Pony Express is designed for a different age group. Ages 4-5 will meet on Tuesdays (July 6, 13, 20), ages 6-8 will meet on Wednesdays (July 7, 14, 21), and ages 9-11 will meet on Thursdays (July 8, 15, 22). Classes are from 1 - 3 pm each day. Please wear clothes that you can create in! Parents are asked to stay with children under 5 years of age.

Under the guidance of visiting artists and museum teachers, students will explore an array of artwork, including paintings, textiles, collages, and more. They will create their own artwork using writing, movement, and visual arts materials.

Each week, the focus will be on a different exhibition. Week one will focus on the work of Wyoming Abstract Expressionist artist Neltje. Neltje will work with students and explore concepts of painting and collage. In addition to working with students, Neltje will be an artist in residence in the Shelton Studio working on her own artwork. Museum visitors are encouraged to stop by to watch her process and ask questions.

Pre-registration for Paint Pony Express is recommended. For more information, please contact Master Teacher Heather Bender at 307.766.3515 or

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