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Museum high school programs at the National Museum of Wildlife Art

High School Programs at the Museum

THE STUDIO PROJECT

The National Museum of Wildlife Art and The Art Association of Jackson Hole collaborate to present Teton County teens with the opportunity to participate in a free annual art enrichment program. We offer local students the opportunity to explore materials and processes not readily available in their classrooms. Students will be exposed to working artists and designers who teach a wide variety of artistic skills and help students grow a professional art portfolio. The program culminates in a student exhibition. For 2018, the program will run from February 5 through May 21, on Mondays from 6 – 9 p.m.

The application deadline is Friday, January 23, 2017.

Studio Art Hour in the Museum

This Museum high school studio class is designed for art classes who want to sketch from the masters. The Museum provides drawing boards, pencils, colored pencils, and watercolor paints. Students may sketch from paintings or sculptures in the galleries and then return to our classroom to add color with paint. These sessions may be scheduled over several weeks if desired.

Blacktail Contemporary Art Tours

Students view new works under consideration for acquisition at the Blacktail Gala Collection events. Museum curators discuss unconventional artist materials and processes. Tour dates for 2018 are Monday, February 26 through Friday, March 2. Please schedule in advance.


Styles of Wildlife Art

Approximately 1.5 hours

Students are introduced to the styles of art found at the Museum through a slide show featuring our collection, including primitivism, romanticism, realism, impressionism, abstraction, and expressionism/fauvism. Students consider their personal preferences for subject matter and style through the “Token Response” game played in the galleries. Each student has the opportunity to talk about their favorite works of art and the reasons why they like or dislike certain pieces.


Writing Workshop

Approximately 60 minutes

In this museum high school workshop, students tour selected exhibitions in the Museum obtaining information about the artists and the artwork on display. Quotes from some of the artists are used to help students gain insight into the creative process. Students spend the last 30 minutes of this workshop writing in response to a piece of art in the Museum. Basic art materials such as pencils and colored pencils can be provided for illustration of the written pieces.


For more information, please contact:

Lisa Simmons
Assistant Curator of Youth and Adult Education
(307) 732-5435

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