Make it Wild: Sketching for Abstraction
Sketching for Abstraction with Connor Liljestrom
Live, in-person class at the National Museum of Wildlife Art
In this class, you will learn Connor’s process for the creation of an abstract work of art. The goal is for each participant to complete a sketch and begin experimentation with oil paints to create their own piece. No experience with oils is necessary. Come and learn from and enjoy the process of abstraction!
Make it Wild courses are open to adults and young adults with beginner to intermediate abilities. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during this interactive program. Art materials are included in this in-person course.
- $50 per Live In-Person Class
- Limited to the first 20 participants!
Your registration fee supports the Museum’s Art Leadership Scholarship in Honor of the Memory of Dick Jennings. Dick Jennings was a Museum board member whose memory inspires us to pursue our passions. The $4,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a local High School Senior who plans to study art at the college level. Thank you for your support!
About the artist:
Connor Liljestrom (b. 1995, Jackson, WY) Graduated with a BA in fine art from the University of Wyoming in 2019, where he gained recognition through scholarship awards, portfolio review, and residency selection. Since then, his works have sold out at solo exhibitions and been collected privately nationally, and internationally. His standout emergent success has supported the establishment of an exclusive partnership with New West Fine Art. His solo exhibitions with New West Fine Art include ‘The Last of the Old West’ (2020). His work references mythologies, Hollywood and pop culture, natural history, colonialism, and the canon of Western-centric art history. Liljestrom layers these references such that a platform for the viewer is created to either enter conversation centered around these subjects or be introduced to them for the first time all together. He works primarily in oil and mixed oil media. He lives and works in Jackson, Wyoming.