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Make it Wild: Online art-making classes

Online art-making classes for the curious and generous

Learn and practice a new art medium alongside regional professional artists.

Live, online courses on Zoom are open to adults and young adults with beginner to intermediate abilities.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during these interactive programs.

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!

Registrants will receive a list of inexpensive and easy to acquire art materials for use during the online course(s).  You will receive a link to the live Zoom class in a confirmation email.

For more information please contact:

Jane Lavino, Sugden Chief Curator of Education / (307) 732-5417

Rachel Smith, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources: Education Department / (307) 732-5443

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Class Schedule
(stay tuned for live class opportunities!)

Comic Art with Coyote Shook (recording only)

Block Printing with Wendell Field (recording only)

Gesture Drawing with Kathryn Turner (recording only)

Wildlife Portraiture with Andrew Kneeland (recording only)

Exploring Pastels with Jennifer L. Hoffman (recording only)

About the Artists

Coyote Shook

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Coyote Shook is a cartoonist and Ph.D. student in American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin where they make comics about disability and American aquatic environmental history. Coyote’s comic art frequently includes wildlife, such as bears, moose, turkeys, vultures, turkey vultures, and bison. Their comics have been featured in or are in publication with South Dakota Review, Shenandoah, The San Antonio Review, Honey Literary Magazine, The Ransom Center Magazine, The Puritan, The Florida Review, North Dakota Quarterly, The Carolina Folklore Journal, and Camas magazine. Their debut graphic novel, Coyote the Beautiful, was the winner of the 2020 Jeanne Leiby Chapbook Contest with The Florida Review (the first comic to win). This summer Coyote is working for the National Museum of Wildlife Art as the Lillian Thomason Gemar Education Intern.

Recent honor: published in Camas Magazine

Wendell Field

Wendell Field Cabins in the Corner
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Wendell Locke Field was born in 1965 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and raised on a dairy farm. It was there on the farm, in the woods and lakes that he began to observe, sketch, and develop a deep curiosity and love of the natural world.

Supposing that it shouldn’t be possible to do your life for a living, Wendell graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1987 with a degree in agriculture economics. It didn’t take him long to realize that ignoring his true calling would be his soul’s death.

For the better part of three decades, Field has created art that reflects his deliberately simple life in Jackson Hole while also traveling extensively in Asia, Africa, and South America. A profound recognition of spirit is always present in Wendell’s work. His mountains reflect authority, his villages appear as places of soulful refuge and throughout all, there is a collective grace.

Kathryn Turner

Kathryn Turner HeadshotKathryn Turner Horse Study
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The artwork of Kathryn Mapes Turner is closely tied to the mountain valley of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She was born as the fourth generation to be raised on the Triangle X Ranch in Grand Teton National Park. Here her consciousness of the natural world began.

Turner began studying art in her teens from noted local painters. She attended the University of Notre Dame, majoring in Studio Arts. She spent an influential semester in Rome, Italy, and studied at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. Turner has a Master’s degree from the University of Virginia.

Having been passionate about painting since childhood, Turner is now nationally recognized with top honors from the American Impressionist Society and the National Academy of Equine Art and the Southeast Wildlife Exposition as the 2017 Featured Artist. Her list of awards and recognitions continue to grow.

Turner owns and features her work at Turner Fine Art Gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Andrew Kneeland

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Andrew Kneeland is a wildlife and outdoor painter from southwestern Wyoming. Privately tutored as a young student, he has now spent 6 years as a professional artist. Andrew has won several state and national awards and competitions for wildlife art, including the National Junior Duck Stamp and the Wyoming Conservation Stamp. As well, he is a craftsman and local potter. He has a passion for teaching audiences of every age to explore their own gifts and abilities. His approach to painting is simple and easy to follow, inspiring beginners as well as cultivating new concepts in wildlife art with experienced

Jennifer L. Hoffman

Jennifer L Hoffman HeadshotJennifer L Hoffmann Glissade
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Jennifer L. Hoffman’s oils and pastels often evoke a quiet meditation on the land that surrounds her home. Born and raised in eastern Pennsylvania, her earliest artistic inquiries were attempts to capture the landscape and birds around her. Her inspiration still comes from the nature and wildlife around her home, now in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Hoffman gathers her ideas on location, then uses those studies to create larger work in the studio. Hoffman has twice won the George Inness Jr. Memorial Award for Pastel at the Salmagundi Club’s annual open juried exhibition, and in 2018 was awarded Best Body of Work at both Yellowstone Plein Air and Plein Air for the Park (Grand Teton National Park).  Her work is in the permanent collection of the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum and the National Museum of Wildlife Art.  Her work is represented by Turner Fine Art in Jackson, Wyoming, and on her website,

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